• 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Paste XML as Type in VS 2010

    With the WCF REST Starter Tool Kit, we had a very cool feature called Paste XML as Type which basically allows you to copy an xml document and paste in the xml as a .Net type / class. In Visual Studio 2008 this feature is available by simply installing...
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    Andrew, Dani and Dr. Z MSDN Roadshow

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    Here we come. If you are in or near any of the cities bellow, make sure you sign up for this free 4 hour seminar. So what will we cover? Microsoft Silverlight Silverlight is Microsoft's solution for delivering rich, cross-platform interactive experiences...
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    Philly.NET Code Camp 2007.2 September 15, 2007

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    Day 2 of our third annual Code Camp series will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Saturday, September 15 from 8:30-4:30. Please register on our web site . Detailed directions are on the Microsoft Greater PA web site . Lots of...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Windows Phone Starter Kit for Conferences

    This kit is still a work in progress. I am making it available now to get feedback. Please let me know if you find any issues. It will be available on github soon. The Windows Phone Starter Kit for Conference allows you to easily create a Window Phone...
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    Small & Mighty - Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008

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    Small & Mighty - Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008
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    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...
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    More Json With Windows Phone

    A few weeks ago, I did a short blog post on consuming Json from Windows Phone. I posted more as a reference for myself but I have gotten a few emails about it so I figured I would expand on it. Consuming Json is Windows Phone is not hard but it can be...
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    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

    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Philly PodCamp - Starts tomorrow

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    If you live in or near the Philadelphia area and are interested in New Media, make sure you stop by Drexel University this weekend. If you need more reasons, Microsoft is giving away a free XBOX 360. Should be a great event. More info here
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    So you want to get start with .Net Development but don’t know where to start?

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    I wanted to write this post because more and more I get asked “how can I keep up” and “how can I get started”. So I would like to answer these questions by providing a list of resources available for free to all developers. How to get the tools ...
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    Metro Design Language of Windows Phone

    I will be speaking at the NYC Windows Phone user group on December 9th. The topic for the day is cross platform mobile development and I will be speaking specific about the design principals that make up the Metro Design Language of Windows Phone 7 ....
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Offer

    Developers submitting 5 new Windows Phone 7 apps will get Free advertising promotion for 1 of their 5 apps .   Your choice app will get 25,000 impressions of WP7 mobile advertising across MSN, Windows Live and Fox Sports Mobile networks, approx...
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    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...
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