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BUILD Windows conference announced: June 26 in San Francisco
Here’s the site: BUILD . If you’re developing apps with Microsoft technologies, this is the conference to attend. Registration opens at 09:00am PDT, April 2, 2013 Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095 See you there! Technorati Tags: Windows
27 Mar 2013
SkyDrive limited-time loyalty offer: upgrade to 25GB
Sweet: Limited time loyalty offer More on the new SkyDrive features: Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive
23 Apr 2012
No compromise: From Sinofsky’s blog to your device
I’ve been absent from the old Learning Curve blog for a few weeks, because we’ve been very busy landing the Windows 8 Developer Preview. But the //build/Windows conference is almost here, and lots of stuff that we’ve been working on for the last two years will be revealed. Gotta say it’s pretty exciting...
1 Sep 2011
How I destroyed my HTC Trophy trying to save it
[ Update: Before you read this tale of woe, here’s the correct way to replace your Trophy’s digitizer: HTC Trophy Screen Repair Take Apart Guide . h/t John Haug.] So my new HTC Trophy fell off of my thigh to the curb as I climbed out of my car. The vaunted Gorilla Glass gave up the ghost, and the display...
18 Jul 2011
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...
13 Apr 2011
Live stream from Mix ‘11
Mix ‘11 Live Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Azure , Silverlight , HTML5 , Internet Explorer , Windows Phone
12 Apr 2011
MIX 11 - April 12-14, 2011, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Register. Oh, to be able to go this year. So many interesting sessions, I’d be a kid in a candy store. If any of you go and blog, please send me links. In addition to the obligatory boot-camp sessions for HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and the like, these are the MIX 11 sessions that I’d love to dive into: Good...
23 Mar 2011
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...
29 Sep 2010
Patterns and Practices guide: Developing Applications for the Cloud
Download the code samples . The MSFT P&P folks have come up with some great stuff over the years – I have a particular fondness for the original .NET Framework Application Blocks, which made life so much easier, what with the database access and the event logging. So nice. Now they’ve published a...
21 Sep 2010
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...
17 Sep 2010
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...
26 Jul 2010
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...
14 Jul 2010
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...
7 Jul 2010
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