Daniel Egan DotNetDoc

Coding, Community, Social Networking, and other stuff

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    Free Windows Phone Events

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      Want to learn how to build a windows phone application (Become a WP7Dev).  Then join us for the Windows Phone Unleashed Series .  The content was created by Daniel Egan (me) and Bret Stateham . Register for an Event Near You. Windows...
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    Install Windows 8 From USB

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    If you want to install the Windows 8 Developer Preview from a USB, you can follow the instructions below.   Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool [ USB Download Tool ]   Download Windows 8 Developer Preview from Windows Developer Center...
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    WP7 Sample Database : Part II

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    Last week I told you about a great post that a fellow evangelist on my team ( Jerry Nixon ) put together on the Windows Phone 7 Database.  Here is his follow-up post. Storing Windows Phone application data is a pretty normal requirement. If you want...
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    Phone Gap Tutorial #3 - Reducing the load

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    This is a Phone Gap   tutorial Series in which I will create a phone gap application for each of the platforms it supports. It is mostly a journey of my own that you get to follow along on.  I will start with Windows Phone and then convert it...
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    T3P #1 Setting up for IPhone Dev

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    T3P #1 Setting up for IPhone Dev Written on February 21, 2012 by Daniel Egan in TaleOf3Platforms The Tale of 3 Platforms Series (T3P) is the story of creating the same application NATIVELY on each platform IPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. (If you are...
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    Phone Gap Tutorial #2–Looking Around

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    This is a Phone Gap   tutorial Series in which I will create a phone gap application for each of the platforms it supports. It is mostly a journey of my own that you get to follow along on.  I will start with Windows Phone and then convert it...
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    Tale of 3 Platforms

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    The Tale of 3 Platforms Written on January 24, 2012 by Daniel Egan in TaleOf3Platforms , Windows Phone It was the best of times… it was the worst of times…. ok..ok… it is really the best of times to me. The tech world continues to push all things into...
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    Phone Gap Tutorial #1- Getting Started

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    This is a Phone Gap   tutorial Series in which I will create a phone gap application for each of the platforms it supports. It is mostly a journey of my own that you get to follow along on.  I will start with Windows Phone and then convert it...
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    Windows Phone 7.5 Training Kit

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    The new Windows Phone 7.5 Training Kit have been released.  This time there is a Basic Version and an Advanced Version of the Windows Phone 7.5 Training Kit You can download both of them here : http://bit.ly/w2xF6s   The Basic Labs Include Hello...
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    Suggest a Windows Phone Workshop

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    Now that we are doing Windows Phone Workshops , we would like to know what YOU would like to see.  There are so many things to do on Windows Phone that we want to make sure that you get the sessions that are important to you. All you need to do is...
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    Free Team Foundation Training

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    Go HERE to Register   Practical Team Foundation Server - A Quick Start An all-day free event to get you up and running quickly with Team Foundation Server 2010. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Event starts at 9:00AM and ends at 5:00PM...
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    My Russ Cam Interview

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    While I was at the Silicon Valley Code Camp, I was interviewed by Russ Faustino for his Russ Cam show.  This episode also includes Paul Sherriff, Sara Ford, and John Papa. If you want to see other episodes, head over to Russ’ blog http://www.clubfarpoint...
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    Nokia Developer Program

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    In addition to the launch of the Phones from Nokia is the launch of the Nokia Developers Program.  The program includes Tools, Documentation, Code Examples, Videos and a vibrant community to get you on your way.  Head over to the developer site...
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    Free Windows Phone Workshops

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    Starting Next week, I will be doing a series of Windows Phone Workshops online to teach people how to program with Windows Phone.  You can find the current workshops available by either clicking on the Upcoming Workshops link above or by clicking...
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    Windows Phone App of the Day : FourSquare

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    Foursquare has been around since the release of Windows Phone but they have made some cool new improvements lately.  They are utilizing the deep linking of the new secondary live tiles to pin specific places to your home screen.  If you would...
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    Technology Sounds your kids will never know

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      Sound is a funny thing, like its cousins, taste and smell, a sound can bring back distant memories that transport you to a place you have not been for a long time.  Today on TV I saw someone use an old rotary phone.  You know the kind...
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    The making of the Nokia Lumia 800

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    As a developer, and I mean as someone who gets his hands dirty in the code that is NEVER SEEN by whomever uses my software, I am always facinated by the design process that goes into making things “Look Good”.  In this short video, you can see how...
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    Video Chat for WP7–TANGO

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    They have been talking about it for a while and it has finally hit the market place .  Tango, the Video Chat application for WP7.  It will obviously work better with the new phones with front facing cameras… but it also works on my Samsung Focus...
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    Live Tiles in WP Mango

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    Ever since Windows Phone came out, I have always contended that Live tiles are the coolest feature and one that is : 1) Not on any other platform (Yes, I know that Android has widgets… not the same thing) 2) A great way to drive people into your application...
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    WP7 Isolated Storage Snapshots

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      When working with Isolated Storage on the phone you sometimes have difficulty “seeing” what is located in the IsoStore for your application.  Luckily we have a tool that will help you take snapshots of the Sandboxed Isolated Storage for your...
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    Windows Phone Alerts and Reminders

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    Another great feature for Windows Phone Mango is the ability to set up reminders and alerts in your application (While it is not running).  You would be surprised how many applications want/need this. During our Windows Phone 7 Unleashed events this...
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    Background Agents in WP7

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    With the release of Windows Phone 7 Mango, you now have the ability to multitask (scheduled multitask) by using background agents.  Background agents allow you to do things when your application is not running.    It is important to understand...
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    Windows Phone testing for sensors

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    If you are planning on using the new sensors that are in the Windows Phone code named Mango (Gyroscope, Compass, etc...), you need to add some code to your application to test and see if they are available.  You can use the Microsoft.Devices.Sensors...
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    Get Network Info on Windows Phone

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    When you are developing your application, you keep in mind that you may not always have a network connection. You should prepare for this simi-connected environment.  To do this, you should use the Microsoft.Phone.Net.NetworkingInformation namespace...
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    Window Phone Web Marketplace

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    With the release of Mango, Microsoft has also release a new Web (read online non zune) version of the Marketplace.  This is a great place to discover all of the applications that are available for your Windows Phone. In addition to allowing you to...
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