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  • Blog Post: Fix to blank LightSwitch app bug with Visual Studio 2012

    I needed to populate a database I’m designing with some test data and thought to myself “LightSwitch will be ideal to knock out some screens”. One hour later I got a LightSwitch screen to actually display! Until then all I … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Blend for Visual Studio 2012 nice touch #2

    Following on from nice touch #1… I disliked the way old versions of Blend relied on something as a subtle as a few pixels of colour to tell you something relatively important. Circa 2010 Circa 2013 although admittedly this doesn’t … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Blend for Visual Studio 2012 nice touch #1

    [Really I’m just testing out twitterfeed which has failed for me… but I needed something to post on ] I’m just skimming through some blend tips by Mike from 2010 and  spotted a nice touch in Blend for Visual Studio … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Tips: Turn off Internet Client in Visual Studio if you don’t use the Internet

    [Windows Store Tips] When you create a new Windows Store project in Visual Studio 2012 it “helpfully” turns on one Capability in the manifest – “Internet Client”. Which is great … if you use the Internet. But… having this turned … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps – but which one?

    While I was at the Worldwide Partner Conference last week in Toronto I had dinner with an old friend and colleague Tim Sneath. Tim has been instrumental in a lot of the great evangelism around XAML and Windows 8 but now has a new challenge, heading up Microsoft Learning. We got onto the subject of [...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Camps in London during July

    The team has worked to create a day that is flexible enough to help someone brand new to Windows 8 dev OR is already working on a Windows 8 application. That is very cool. And there is even a Saturday session on the 21st. Register today: Thursday 19th July, London: Windows 8 DevCamp Friday 20th [......
  • Blog Post: First impressions of Telerik RadControls for Metro… very nice. #TelerikMetro

    Just spent 30mins with the beta of Telerik RadControls for Metro. Looking very promising, certainly enough for me to register for their free Webinar on the 24th of July 6pm UK time -  Why Build for Windows 8 and How RadControls for Metro can Help. The beta includes the following controls: And comes...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Virtual Labs – nice idea but….

    We have many great virtual labs for exploring our latest technology and I was excited to see that we had added Windows 8 development labs. However…the graphical performance I get against these labs when run from the UK is poor. Turns out the labs are done by remoting into a Windows Server 2003 image...
  • Blog Post: Developing for Windows on ARM – looking great!

    On June 12th Jason Zander posted What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA) along with a companion video on Channel 9. All looks very impressive to me – well done to the team. In summary: You do the dev on an intel machine You can then deploy to ARM and [...] ...read more
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

    As much as I love Metro style applications, the announcement on Friday (8th June) gets a big thumbs up from me Read more on the Visual Studio Blog. ...read more
  • Blog Post: New to Expression Blend? Then check out these two videos over on BlendInsider

    Many of us are familiar with: Editing code in Visual Studio Editing HTML files in a text editor (perhaps Visual Studio) Editing XAML files in a text editor (perhaps Visual Studio) But… far fewer of us are familiar with Expression Blend… which turns out to be a “must have” for Windows 8 Metro style app...
  • Blog Post: Windows Forms meets Windows 8 Metro

    Are you a Windows Forms developer looking to develop a touch enabled application? Perhaps a touch enabled application that sports the latest Windows 8 Metro style of applications? One choice would be to take forward your .NET skills and learn the new XAML presentation framework that comes with Windows...
  • Blog Post: A case study in moving a Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro app

    Two great posts by the Telerik team documenting what it took to move a Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro style app. I would recommend you download a high resolution pdf (7MB) of the posts. Designing a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Design Case Study [......
  • Blog Post: FREE events covering Windows 8 for Application Developers start 30th March

    My group is laying on a a three city (London, Manchester and Edinburgh) tour which focuses on the Windows 8 opportunities for developers. These are one day events providing accelerated learning on Windows 8 application development.  More details on the  UK Tech.Days home page. London, Friday...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camps in London (4th Feb) and Bristol (11th Feb)

    Registration is now open for the 2012 edition of the Windows Phone Camp (powered by Tech.Days UK). The Windows Phone Camps are learning events which will show you how to learn and build Windows Phone apps. You can work on … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and developers

    Post BUILD conference, much has been written about “Windows 8” and the impact of the announced technologies on developers, especially existing .NET developers.  Some of the conclusions people reached in those early days and weeks were quite frankly… a little … Continue reading → ...read...
  • Blog Post: October 4th to 6th–FREE Online Conferences on Phone, Azure and IE

    Three days of FREE conferences on the latest technologies from Microsoft – without even needing to get out of your pjs Windows Azure Online Conference / Tuesday 4 October, 3-5pm Register for this event here / Click here for more … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure sessions from the BUILD conference

    Although the BUILD conference was primarily about Windows 8, there was still a lot of great sessions on Windows Azure. Now… how do we collectively find the time to watch them Overview Getting started with Windows Azure by Brian Prince … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Hello Windows 8… wow!

    My Lenovo W520 (nice machine by the way) now has the Windows 8 Developer Preview running on it. After 30mins of use can I just say … wow! A 4.8 GB Download and setting up boot from VHD got me: … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Are you using Workflow Foundation? And Azure? Then you need the CTP of the Activity Pack

    In September we released the first CTP of the Workflow Foundation Activity Pack for Windows Azure. It includes activities which you can “call” from your Workflows in Workflow Foundation 4.0. It can be found on the CodePlex page and is … Continue reading → ...read more
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 RC with a touch of Mike Taulty

    The release candidate for Silverlight 5 is now available for download over on the Silverlight.NET site.  Check out the new features and then head over to http://www.silverlight.net/downloads where you will find: Silverlight 5 RC Developer Runtime for Windows Silverlight 5 … Continue reading...
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