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  • Blog Post: Silverlight game loop - revisited for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RTM

    I finally found the code I created when I ported Mike Snow's Silverlight snowflake "game" into a Windows 8 C#/XAML "game." See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimblizzard/archive/2012/05/21/porting-a-simple-silverlight-game-loop-to-windows-8-metro-style.aspx/ (Yes I had checked my Release Preview-based code...
  • Blog Post: Rolling with Team Foundation Service

    This summer I had the chance to work on a Windows 8 Store reference app with a few of my colleagues at Microsoft. The opportunity to sling a little code and work with some world-class developers was too good to pass up. This is the first in a series of articles I'm going to write, describing how our...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 - live webcast series in May and June

    Looking for a little Visual Studio 11 action? If so, you’re going to be in heaven for the next two months. Check out this list of live webcasts during May and June. EVENT NAME DATE REGISTER Scrum and Agile Management Using Visual Studio 2011 ...
  • Blog Post: Have techie friends in Europe?

    Let ‘em know that the Microsoft TechEd Europe session list has been posted here: http://europe.msteched.com/Sessions . Where & When? Amsterdam on June 26 – 29. I’ve never been to Europe. . . Anyone want to sponsor me? : ) Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server workspaces

    Many developers who first start working with Team Foundation Server find it easy to get wrapped around the axle when it comes to TFS Workspaces. They’re not very intuitive. The simple explanation I give about workspaces when asked, is that they’re a mapping between the files on your hard disk and the...
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