Jennifer Marsman

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    Windows Phone Accelerator Labs Coming to Chicago and Dallas in May

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    Do you have the next million dollar idea that you just can’t find the time to finish? Do you already have an app for Android and iPhone that you want to expand into new markets? It’s time to turn your napkin sketches and leverage your hard work into real...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 6: How to implement Overlay Icons

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    Today, we’ll dive into how to implement overlay icons in your pinned site.  Overlay icons are used to surface notifications or status to the user.  When you pin a site to the Taskbar, remember that it is now always available in your Taskbar...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 5: How to implement dynamic Jump List Categories

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    Remember how in an earlier post , I mentioned that there were two parts to the msSiteMode API to integrate pinned sites with the Windows 7 taskbar: some things were implemented in HTML and would apply to anyone visiting the website, and some things were...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 4: How to implement Jump List Tasks

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    In yesterday’s post , we saw how to implement site properties in pinned sites.  Today, we will learn to implement Jump List Tasks, which (like the site properties that we looked at yesterday) will apply to anyone who visits the site.  Jump List...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 3: How to implement basic site properties

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    Now that you have the background on what pinned sites are and why they’re useful , let’s start looking at some code!  I previously mentioned that web developers can use the msSiteMode APIs to integrate pinned sites with the Windows 7 Taskbar. ...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 2: Why Implement Pinned Sites?

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    In yesterday’s blog post , I introduced what pinned sites are and showed how they are available to any website.  However, as much as we developers love to play with shiny new technology for the cool factor, you can’t adopt technology for the fun...
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    IE Pinned Sites Part 1: What Are Pinned Sites?

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    In Internet Explorer 9, a new feature called pinned sites was introduced.  In this post, I’ll explain what pinned sites are.  In future posts in this series, I’ll discuss why they are worth implementing and how to do it using HTML and JavaScript...
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    Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) 2011

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    The third Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) was held on April 1-2, 2011 at Oakland University.  There were about 120 attendees – primarily female university students, along with faculty and industry professionals.  This conference...
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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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