Jennifer Marsman

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    Major announcements from Day 1 keynote of MIX 2011

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    Did you miss the MIX keynote today? If so, not to worry. Here’s a quick summary of the major new releases and announcements: Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 (PP1): http://bit.ly/dXPQ2T (and try out the demos at http://ietestdrive.com...
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    Is Windows very slow on startup? Do some spring cleaning with Autoruns!

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    I am extremely hard on my computers.  My job is to keep up with new technology, so I am constantly trying out new software and installing pre-release software (and all of the bugs that may come with it) on my box.  Over time, with the quantity...
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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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