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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone platform updates announced at MIX ‘11

    Great new stuff coming in Mango. Here’s what you’ll see demonstrated at MIX ‘11 : Multitasking: The fast app switching (FAS) and Windows Phone background agent features provide a rich multi-tasking experience for apps. IE9 for Windows Phone: Additional details of the HTML5 story within the context of...
  • Blog Post: Live stream from Mix ‘11

      Mix ‘11 Live Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Azure , Silverlight , HTML5 , Internet Explorer , Windows Phone
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch

    Loyal readers know that I’m enthusiastic about the Windows Phone developer story, so here are some events to help you get started with Phone 7. You can register here: www.msdnevents.com/wp7 . The official word: Windows Phone 7 offers a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Get...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools are live

    Download: Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW I have high hopes and an app or two in mind for Phone 7. Here are a few handy links to get you started. Windows Phone Developer Portal . Brandon’s blog post has more details on this release. Windows Phone Development docs on MSDN. Register for Windows Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Don Burnett compares iPhone development to Phone 7

    Providing a nice follow-up to my recent post on modern programming environments , Don Burnett compares the developer experience for Apple’s iPhone to Microsoft’s Phone 7. Windows Phone comes out on top, as Don explains in this nice slide deck. iPhone versus windows phone 7 coding View more presentations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta is posted

    Download from here: Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta After my recent pleasant introduction to Windows Phone development, I’m now an enthusiastic advocate. Two of the new features that really catch my eye are: Blend support - Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone is now integrated into the setup of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Modern programming: A tale of four frameworks

    After starting my new job in Core OS, it became clear that I would need to brush up on my old COM-programming skills, which I haven’t used in about, oh, eight years. It’s been all .NET Framework since I hired on as a full-time employee at MSFT. A good place to get acquainted with the COM world is the...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 4 now available for download

    Expression Blend 4 makes it easier than ever to design your WPF and Silverlight apps. Here are the official bullet points: Create rich web experiences, games, desktop apps, and more. Design apps that use the full power of Silverlight. Take your ideas from concept to finished project. Work effectively...
  • Blog Post: COM Is Love

    New job! I’ve hopped over from the excellent Developer Division User Education org to the cool Windows Server Information Experience group, ‘way on the other side of the Server & Tools business unit , where I’ll be providing sample code and docs for some of the intriguing new Microsoft features....
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 is live

    And it’s good. Download the full trial version here: Visual Studio 2010 Downloads . Technorati Tags: Visual Studio , .NET Framework , Silverlight , WPF Designer
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidates are posted

    Go grab your copy of Visual Studio 2010 RC here . Rewritten in WPF, this is the slickest version of VS yet. Too many features to go into now, but here are a couple of my favorites. The WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio now has complete parity with the beloved Windows Forms designer, and...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 on Microsoft Update and WSUS

    Silverlight 1.0 is now available to WSUS administrators for enterprise deployments as well as to Microsoft Update consumers. IT administrators, you now have the ability to deploy Silverlight across your enterprise using the standard deployment tools you already use. Consumers also have the option of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Fire Starter video site at MIX University

    We get a lot of requests for training on Silverlight, and now there's a great new option: the Silverlight Fire Starter course content is now available online. Five hours of high-quality training material from MIX University  The content is, of course, hosted using Silverlight. Check it out: Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 released to web -- Linux support announced

    Come 'n' get it: http://www.silverlight.net . Here's the official word: Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux “Entertainment Tonight” HSN and World Wrestling Entertainment showcase new online experiences; more than 35 partners commit to Silverlight Partner Initiative. REDMOND,...
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