Doug Holland - An Architects Perspective

Sr. Architect Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Silicon Valley

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Advertising SDK Update is Now Available

    We’re excited to let you know that we’ve just released an updated version of the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone with support for both Silverlight and XNA. We strongly encourage you to download the Advertising SDK June 2011 Update , and start taking advantage of all of the new features and...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2011 Keynote Day 2

    MIX 2011 sessions and keynotes are available for streaming and download on MSDN’s Channel 9 . Microsoft's MIX 2011 conference continued this morning with Joe Belfiore , Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone Program Management, introducing Brandon Foy’s fan video for Windows Phone 7 ( youtube...
  • Blog Post: January Update of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools support Copy & Paste

    Brandon Watson blogged ( link ) this week about the availability of the January Windows Phone Developer Tools update and I would encourage anyone developing for Windows Phone 7 to install the two updates here. Using this update you’ll have access to some assemblies that will ship with the forthcoming...
  • Blog Post: HTML5, Silverlight, Windows Phone - MIX 2011 Registration Open

    Whether you’re a Web developer interested in harnessing the awesome power of Windows Internet Explorer 9 with HTML5, a Silverlight developer developing the next awesome media or business application, or a Windows Phone 7 developer; you’ll definitely want to be in Las Vegas, NV from April 12-14 at the...
  • Blog Post: Registration Open for Silicon Valley and Redmond Web Camps!

    It’s that time again, time to pack your laptop along with critical survival supplies because we’re going camping in the wild, wild, Web! Registrations for the Web Camps in Mountain View, CA and Redmond, WA are now live! Web Camps are completely free of charge and offer you a unique opportunity to learn...
  • Blog Post: Professional Parallel Programming with C# - Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4.0

    Gastón Hillar, a fellow Intel Black Belt Developer, without a doubt knows what he is talking about when it comes to parallel programming. Professional Parallel Programming with C# is an excellent book for anyone looking to optimize their code for the latest generation of multi-core and many-core systems...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets January 2011 Release

    Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 44 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets November Release

    Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 40 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details...
  • Blog Post: C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), The (4th Edition)

    I have been using the C# programming language since before its initial release and there have been a few books that have remained by my side almost that entire time, one such book is the the C# Programming Language, Fourth Edition by Anders Hejlsberg , Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth , and Peter Golde...
  • Blog Post: StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets & Templates

    Visual Studio 2010 provides 38 code snippets for the C# developer, while Visual Studio Snippets provides enhanced versions of those base snippets along with 31 additional code snippets in the October 2010 Visual Studio Snippets Release . Within the Visual Studio Snippets collection all of the code snippets...
  • Blog Post: Silicon Valley Code Camp - Code Generation Presentation Downloads

    I attended the Silicon Valley Code Camp this past weekend and presented a session on Code Generation techniques using Visual Studio 2010. I’d like to thank everyone that attended the session and as promised you can download the presentation and code from Windows Live SkyDrive. Within the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Sacramento .net Users Group - Code Generation with Visual Studio 2010

    I’ll be speaking on August 31st at the Sacramento .net Users Group about code generation with Visual Studio 2010 . We have had access to various techniques for code generation for almost as long as most of us have been writing software, although how many of us are really using these techniques within...
  • Blog Post: Intel Developer Forum 2010

    I’ll be attending the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CA from September 13 to September 15th and will be blogging about the conference and some of the sessions I’ll be attending. Microsoft will be presenting, alongside Intel engineers, in several sessions. I’m particularly interested to see session...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex.Snippets 4.0 - Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets for C# Developers

    CodePlex.Snippets is a collection of code snippets for C# developers that enhances the core code snippets developers use today to ensure that they conform, where appropriate, to static code analysis and StyleCop rules. CodePlex.Snippets also provides 28 additional code snippets in the beta release to...
  • Blog Post: Parallel Execution of Visual Studio 2010 Unit Tests

    In July last year I wrote a blog post , and associated connect item , where I discussed the possibility of executing Visual Studio Team System unit tests in parallel upon multi-core architectures. It seems that there were others on the Visual Studio Team Test team that also thought this was a good...
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