• Dani Diaz

    Visual Studio Product Team Tour 2011

    We are extremely excited to be able to host two members of the Visual Studio product team tour in Pennsylvania.  They will fly out west and make their way east. This will be a great opportunity to get an inside look at the product .Net developers...
  • Dani Diaz

    Windows Azure For App Developers

    I am doing a series to give a behind the scene look at the making of a Windows Phone 7 app. In the process I realized that there is really no information around mobile applications integration with Windows Azure. This is my attempted at providing the...
  • Dani Diaz

    Azure For App Developers

    I am doing a series to give a behind the scene look at the making of a Windows Phone 7 app. In the process I realized that there is really no information around mobile applications integration with Windows Azure. This is my attempted at providing the...
  • Dani Diaz

    The Making Of An Windows Phone 7 App

    I can’t believe that it has almost been a year since we launched the Windows Phone 7 developer tools at Mix 2010. Developers have built some awesome apps for the platform. Some independent developers (one man shops) are having great success . Getting...
  • Dani Diaz

    Getting DevReady with MVVM

    MVVM. MVVM. MVVM. I bet you’ve seen that acronym more than three times before? Ever wonder what it means? I’ll tell you: “Model View-View Model” Ever wonder what THAT means?! MVVM is a popular design pattern for coding the presentation layer in both Silverlight...
  • Dani Diaz

    Are you up to the challenge?

    Build a cool Windows Phone 7 app, earn bragging rights and a chance to get a free ride to WPC 2011. You could be selected for the best app. To enter your application, simply register here . Terms and conditions can be found here . For your entry to be...
  • Dani Diaz

    Internet Explore 9 Is Now Available

    Back in November I wrote a post about Adding IE9 Site Pinning Support To Your Web Sites . Back then IE9 was just in beta release. As a developer I tent to focus on what a web browser can do for me. Does it have the right developer tools, show standards...
  • Dani Diaz

    Get DevReady with MVVM

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET) 45 Liberty Blvd. Suite 210 Malvern, PA 19355 Attend Get your development skills ready for MVVM (Model View View Model Design Pattern) and build some exciting applications for WPF, Silverlight or Windows...
  • Dani Diaz

    Web Camp Coming to Mid Atlantic

    It's camping season! Microsoft's Web Camps are designed to help you create great websites using the Microsoft Web Platform. Whether you're new to web development or already a web developer and looking to see what's new, join us for this free, full day...
  • Dani Diaz

    Silverlight Awesomeness In The East Coast

    Window7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications. Together, you have the power to build smart, visually stunning applications that truly light up. Want to learn how to take advantage of your desktop OS using Silverlight...
  • Dani Diaz

    East Coast Developer? Have an App on Windows Phone?

    Marketplace Subscription  Be one of the first 75 developers to submit your link and you'll receive a $99 Visa gift card to reimburse your subscription cost.(check site for eligibility) Exclusive "My App is on Windows® Phone" t-shirt Simply...
  • Dani Diaz

    Continue The Momentum

    There over 2000 Windows Phone 7 applications in the marketplace already. Developers see the future of this platform and are betting in its growth. For does who have or are currently planning summit their Windows Phone 7 applications to the marketplace...
  • Dani Diaz

    Adding IE9 Site Pinning Support To Your Web Sites

    Internet Explore 9 introduced a feature called “Site Pinning”. At first glance, you might think site pinning allows uses to pin/dock a shortcut to a website and nothing else. However, it does a lot more. Site pining allows developers to add...
  • Dani Diaz

    Windows Phone Apps That Play Media

    I should have known better. I gave half dozen presentations on the Windows Phone Marketplace certification process. I however, forgot to test for certification requirement 6.5.1 for my own app which states: Requirements Expected Result When the user is...
  • Dani Diaz

    Using Windows Phone Application Settings

    It is a common task for developers to persist data on an application. There are various ways to achieve this in Windows Phone, but the easiest way I found to accomplish this is to use the IsolatedStorageSettings class. This class basically provides an...
  • Dani Diaz

    Extra Extra Silverlight is Dead, What?

    Before I share my thoughts on this matter, I want to make it clear that although I am employed by Microsoft, I don’t not have direct access to any top secret strategic information about my company’s technology direct. I do have over 10 years of experience...
  • Dani Diaz

    Dude I am XAPing That

    I can hear it, I can see and I can feel it. The passion and excitement for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch is undeniable. This is going to be a great launch. Over the last few week my team has been hosting a series of Windows Phone events for developers...
  • Dani Diaz

    If You Missed the Windows Phone Firestarter in Philly You Are in Luck

    Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit...
  • Dani Diaz

    Making Your Windows Phone Games Show Up Under The Games Hub

    Before the RTM bits of the Windows Phone 7 developer tools, all XNA applications showed up under the Games Hub. This was a bit confusing because most people were looking under the apps menu to find their apps. The simple solutions was top change the WMAppManifest...
  • Dani Diaz

    What’s Happening–September 2010.2

    Do you live in or around Pennsylvania? Are you a developer trying to sharpen your skills? Perhaps you just want to socialize with other technologies (Geeks) as yourself. Well you are in luck. We have one of the most active developer community in the country...
  • Dani Diaz

    Windows Phone 7 Developer Goodies 1

    As I dive into the word of Windows Phone development, I find my self coming across some great resources. Instead of keeping these to myself, I figure I will share my findings in hopes that it will benefit someone else. I am sure I will miss some great...
  • Dani Diaz

    Imagine Cup Is Coming to New York

    For those not familiar with the Imagine Cut, it is a technology competition for students. One could said that it is mainly a software engineering competition since the main categories are software development, design and game development. This year the...
  • Dani Diaz

    What’s Happening–September 2010.1

    Do you live in or around Pennsylvania? Are you a developer trying to sharpen your skills? Perhaps you just want to socialize with other technologies (Geeks) as yourself. Well you are in luck. We have one of the most active developer community in the country...
  • Dani Diaz

    Announcing Philadelphia WCF Firestarter

    Intro to SOA & WCF Jump right in to understanding what service orientation is and how WCF is the preferred technology for this architecture.  You'll see how services get written in WCF from scratch and using best practices from the beginning...
  • Dani Diaz

    Connected Show Crew On Visual Studio LightSwitch

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #35, “Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers” .  In this episode, the duo cover the latest news around...
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