Jennifer Marsman

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    Windows Azure Pass: Get in the cloud for free!

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    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, and a lot of developers are excited to try it out. To help you try it out, we have started a program called “Windows Azure Pass.” You can register a Live ID for a Pass and receive 30 days of free cloud computing...
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    Facebook Chat on IE9

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    To celebrate the launch of Internet Explorer 9 this week, I’m going to be doing a live Facebook Chat on IE9 on March 17 (tomorrow) from 2:30-3:30pm Eastern time.  This is the first time that I’ve done a live Facebook chat (which is a text-only format...
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    I’m pregnant

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    My husband and I have exciting news: we are expecting a child.  The baby is due on August 20.  As a result, I will be taking maternity leave from whenever I go into labor until approximately January.  Microsoft is an amazing company to...
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    Multitouch Part 5: User Experience with Multitouch

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    To conclude this week-long blog post series on multitouch, let’s talk about user experience.  There are certain things to consider when implementing a touch application that are different from keyboard or mouse considerations.  Are buttons big...
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    Multitouch Part 4: Multitouch in Silverlight

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    Yesterday, we discussed multitouch in WPF .  Today, let’s investigate how this compares to multitouch in Silverlight.  The Silverlight touch model is different from the WPF touch model.  Silverlight 4 supports some of the multitouch API...
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    Multitouch Part 3: Multitouch in managed code and WPF

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    After yesterday’s post on developing with gestures , there may have been wailing and gnashing of teeth that all of the code samples were C++.  Well, today we will discuss multitouch in managed code.  Now, a little trip down memory lane…remember...
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    Multitouch Part 2: Support for Gestures in Windows 7

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    As mentioned in yesterday’s multitouch post , there are a number of gestures that are recognized by Windows 7 out of the box: Pan (also called Translate) – put a finger or fingers down and drag Rotate – touch with two fingers at opposite ends and turn...
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    Multitouch Part 1: Getting Started with Multitouch in Windows 7

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    This is the first post in a week-long series on multitouch in Windows 7.  What is multitouch? Most everyone is comfortable with using a mouse to navigate on a computer.  An alternate form of user input is touch.  For some time, we have...
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    For the WIN (hee hee): Windows Development Boot Camp!

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    I’m really excited to be presenting at a series of Windows Development Boot Camps – there are 15 cities currently scheduled, and I’m open to delivering additional ones.  The Short Version: Windows Development Boot Camp is a one-day deep dive class...
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    Integrating the Sensor and Location Platform

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    I recently did an MSDN webcast on the Sensor and Location Platform in Windows 7. It’s a combination of PowerPoint, code, and demos. You can view it on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Integrating-Sensor-and-Location-Support , or you can...
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    Get your app featured on CNET!

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    CNET and Windows 7 are offering an amazing opportunity for software developers to be featured in a Microsoft-sponsored showcase on CNET Download.com!  From November 1 to December 6, 2010, we're inviting CNET Download.com software developers to optimize...
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    Murray State University Video – Interview Advice

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    I recently had an opportunity to visit Murray State University in western Kentucky.  I was able to give tech talks to 3 classes, give a “Career Journey” talk to a STEM group, attend a WiT breakfast (with truly amazing food cooked by my wonderful...
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    Imagine Cup – Become an Industry Advisor

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    The Imagine Cup is a student software competition run by Microsoft.  It’s similar to the Olympics in that there are a bunch of sub-competitions within it (the two biggest being the Software Design competition and the Game Design competition). ...
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    Windows 7 Development Resources

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    I’ve been digging deeper into Windows 7 development and all of the things that you can do with it (around jumplists, multitouch, sensors and location, etc.), and I’ve compiled a list of resources for others interested in Windows client development. ...
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    The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2010

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    I simply can’t put into words the excitement generated by the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC).  Every year, I leave this conference recharged and inspired by the amazing women who participate.  I had the honor of participating in and speaking...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch in Detroit on Oct 12-13

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    Wow – this is a new format with a hands-on component, and I’m excited to see how it turns out! The Windows Phone 7 launch is a two-day affair. Day 1 is a series of presentations to get you ramped up on WP7 development. Day 2 is a workshop...
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    Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0: And Much, Much More…

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    In my Parallel Programming blog series this week, we’ve looked at: PLINQ Parallel class Tasks Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks windows in Visual Studio 2010 I want to conclude by frantically listing some other parallel support that I didn’t have time...
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    Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0: Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks windows in Visual Studio 2010

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    In Visual Studio 2010, there is new support for parallel programming as well.  In particular, I want to discuss two new debugging windows, Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks.  To access these windows, hit F5 in Visual Studio to run with debugging...
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    Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0: Using Tasks

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    So far in this series, we have discussed PLINQ and the Parallel class .  These allow you to take existing code (LINQ queries, for/foreach loops, etc.) and run it in parallel.  In today’s post, let’s examine how you might leverage .NET 4.0 if...
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    Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0: Static Parallel Class (For, ForEach, Invoke)

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    More great support for parallel computing in .NET 4.0 can be found in the static Parallel class .  This static class provides support for parallelizing regions of your code.  It’s located in the namespace System.Threading.Tasks.  For example...
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    Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0: PLINQ

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    This week, I am writing a series of blog posts on the support for parallel programming in .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.  Let’s start with PLINQ .  Parallel LINQ (PLINQ) is a query execution engine that accepts any LINQ-to-Objects or LINQ...
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    What is the difference between var and dynamic in C#?

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    Many people have expressed confusion around the difference between var and dynamic in C#.  For both of them, the type is inferred rather than explicitly declared.  dynamic test = 1; var test2 = 2; If I hover my mouse over the “var...
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    When does cloud computing make sense?

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    There are many scenarios when it makes business sense to utilize a cloud approach.  I want to discuss two scenarios that I believe are particularly compelling for using cloud computing: new site launches and cyclic traffic.  New Site Launches...
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    Visual Studio 2010: How to extend the architecture tools

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    During Visual Studio 2010 planning, the Visual Studio team suffered the same thing that every development team suffers during planning: they had a ton of features they wanted to add and only so much time. When it became obvious that they had to cut features...
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    Visual Studio 2010: How to understand the domain using UML designers

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    Visual Studio 2010 can help you understand your problem domain so that you are more likely to solve the right problem. An excellent tool to accomplish this understanding is UML (Unified Modeling Language). The standard notation of UML is an effective...
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