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  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
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