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  • Blog Post: The MoDev $10K App Contest

    Great news for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers! If you develop a new app or game for the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store, submitted between October 1st and December 31st, 2013, you can enter the MoDev $10K App Contest , and compete for up to $2,500 for a first-place finish! There are two...
  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 9

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Jim O'Neil has a couple of apps you should check out, Word Guesser and Tablet Letter Pro . He's also got a reminder that Boston Code Camp is just around the corner . Last, but not least, he's opened...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Events for October 9th, 2013

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD RockNUG Release 7.3 Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD Polyglot Persistence! - David Makogon Picture this: You're working on a storage problem...
  • Blog Post: Slides for 10/2 App Workshop

    Brief follow-up from last Wednesday's App Workshop... Thanks again to all who attended the workshop. The slide decks are now available at: http://sdrv.ms/16PLOk4 If you missed out, and would like to run through the workbooks, they're available at: https://github.com/winappkits/WindowsAppLabWorkbooks...
  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 7

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Pete Brown and I have a new video podcast, called The Uninitialized Show. We recorded Episode 1, talking about Kickstarter , last week. This week, we'll be discussing Displays and Input, and you...
  • Blog Post: Friday App Shout-Out: Bugs And Buttons & EZ Share

    Time for another installment of the Friday App Shout-Out. Today, I'm featuring one Windows Store game, and a very helpful Windows Phone app. Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons for the Windows Store is an utterly charming collection of kids' mini-games, geared towards learning, created by local Mid-Atlantic...
  • Blog Post: Fall Mid-Atlantic Windows App and Game Development Event Series

    Starting later this month, I'll be presenting a series of events covering Windows Game and App development (3 events on each topic). The Game Development events will run on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, while the App Development events will run on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm. All of my events will be held at...
  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 5

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Great post from Pete Brown on the potential of the Hub control to make for a more usable UX for music and synth apps . For Florida devs, Joe Healy has some open office hours coming up on September...
  • Blog Post: Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 4

    Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer We'll start this week with Steve Maier 's announcement of his EchoNest Starter Kit for Windows Phone 8 , part of my team's APIMASH starter kit collection, available on GitHub . Dave Isbitski has...
  • Blog Post: Friday App Shout-Out: Sheet Music and Morad Learning

    Today, I'm pleased to note (pun intended) the release of the latest app from Jason Fabritz, Sheet Music, as well as a series of video training apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone from Osama Morad. Sheet Music As a volunteer liturgical musician, it's easy to end up with a huge binder (or binders...
  • Blog Post: FREE Download - Windows Phone 8 Book

    Paul Thurrott , of Supersite for Windows fame, has finished the first edition of his Windows Phone 8 book, which he's making available for FREE download via his WindowsPhoneBook.com website. Better still, you can influence future editions of the book by sharing your feedback. Just download the PDF...
  • Blog Post: Local Mid-Atlantic Events YOU should attend!

    While I do a weekly “events this week” post each week that highlights events coming from Community Megaphone , I want to take a few minutes to talk about some events you may not be aware of, and highlight why you should consider attending them: Wintellect Azure Deep Dive (Reston, VA – 05/20/11) - REGISTER...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week–November 16th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: Webinar: Technical Debt Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:00 AM, Online Technical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices. This debt, must be paid back...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – August 9th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: A Trio of Windows Phone 7 Previews

    Looks like some folks have been given the green light to talk publicly about their experience as early users of preview Windows Phone 7 devices. MobileCrunch, Engadget, and Gizmodo have all posted previews of Windows Phone 7 this morning, and the takeaway from them is overwhelmingly positive, despite...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – July 12th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: Are you a developer? Want to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device?

    Then you MUST read the following post from Brandon Watson, in which he discusses just how many people are asking for them, and more importantly, lays out some guidelines for how YOU can get noticed by the Windows Phone 7 team (hint: DO EPIC SH*T), and perhaps get yourself a phone in the process: Ways...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – June 9th, 2010

    OK, so I’m a couple days late on this post. But two of the most important things this week are yet to occur. This would be my presentation at RockNUG tonight on Windows Phone 7 , and of course the Northern Virginia Code Camp this Saturday in Reston, VA . Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone...
  • Blog Post: Sample: Windows Phone 7 Panoramic Navigation in Blend

    Aimee Gurl has posted a sample showing one way to implement panoramic navigation for Windows Phone 7 using behaviors in Expression Blend. The post includes a full tutorial on laying out your controls, as well as a link to the behavior library that makes it all work, so go check it out !
  • Blog Post: The Windows Phone 7 Emulator and Multi-Touch

    At the Orlando Visual Studio 2010 Launch event, I did the session on Windows Phone 7, and one of the questions that came up was whether the emulator supported multi-touch. At the time, I answered that it only supported a single touch, but that is incorrect. If you have a monitor that supports multi-touch...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – April 26th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest. I’d like to highlight in particular the two opportunities folks have to meet Scott Wiltamuth from the Visual Studio team, who will be in Vienna, VA at Caparea.NET on...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – April 19th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

    If you are interested in starting to explore the Windows Phone 7 development environment, and you also want to use Visual Studio 2010 RTM, please take a look at this post by Charlie Kindel BEFORE you install either set of bits. Read the whole post for details, but the bottom line is that the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – April 12th, 2010

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: Very Thorough Dissection of Windows Phone 7 Series on AnandTech

    It’s quite long, but worth the read, so set aside some time and dig in to get their impressions post-MIX . Good stuff!
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