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Guest Blogger: Paul Oliver of Legendary Studios (Part 3)
One week after the Community Technical Preview Release of XNA 3.0 : After playing around with a Zune and getting our code base running on XNA 3.0 we start the "real" work. 1) We decide on a control scheme [although we have yet to work it out fully for the zune 30gb]. The Pad will be used for...
15 May 2008
Imagine Cup Student Blogs
As some of you know, Microsoft is hosting a HUGE student competition called the Imagine Cup - design software, travel the world, win some money: A team in New Jersey has started their blog about their experiance - very interesting - especially if you're thinking baout joining in on the fun... ...
15 Dec 2007
Microsoft Refract - RefractIt.com (coming soon)
In my short time as an Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft I've come to understand that scale is the #1 thing I need to get right. There are waaaaay more students than mes! Goal : Make the best content possible to help as many students as possible. With that in mind, and some other guys from...
6 Dec 2007
3 MS Tech Toys to know
While, none of these are new to the scene, there are technologies which everyone I've talked to loves - so I figured I'd post em' all in the same place :) Microsoft Robotics Studio (Level = know what a robot is): Write some code to run a robot - except you don't really need to write code. Robotics...
6 Dec 2007
XNA 2.0 has finally launched! Due to the secretive nature of the date this has been fervently awaited surprise. There's alot cool new features in both the development studio and framework, but I'm most excited about Networking support. This is going to enable a whole new type of user based gaming. By...
25 Nov 2007
SQL Server Data Mining Addins for Excel
You can now use excel for advanced analysis and data mining! Now, in addition to being able to import data directly from SQL Server, Excel can access the mining and analysis tools in sql server. The Analyze Key Influencers is one of the coolest features in this package - find correlations in any table...
23 Nov 2007
How Ruby Showed Me Why Microsoft Wins Developers
Recently, I spent a few precious hours of my late night dev time learning Ruby on Rails. The syntax is great and the libraries are well developed for such a young community. The fun ends there... Ruby on Rails is widely touted as the easy language to setup and get started quick – not true. No complete...
13 Nov 2007
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