Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

July, 2010

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    Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp - Silverlight, XNA, and Windows Phone 7

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    As I’m posting this, I’m in Seattle at a week of internal MS training. And there’s an emphasis on several products – and one of the top ones is Windows Phone 7 (or WP7). They are showing 3 different phone devices here, and all the employees are going...
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    Tools + Apps + Ambition = $$$

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    Mobile App Match   is bringing the people who build Windows phone apps together with the people who seek them for personal use—to start conversations, exchange ideas, and see what develops. Your activity will help guide starter ideas from first blush...
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    Windows Phone 7 hits Technical Preview status

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      http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2010/07/18/a-windows-phone-7-milestone.aspx Before release of this milestone, the software has undergone extensive testing – in daily use by more than 1000 people at Microsoft who...
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    What is the Windows Azure platform appliance ?

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    On Monday, July 12th, I was at our Nashville office presenting to an internal Cloud training initiative, and this announcement comes out between two of my talks. This is really interesting play that I didn’t see coming. Take a look and see what you think...
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    Assistance to Design a Windows Phone 7 Application UI

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    Thanks to a tip from Rob Cameron , a fellow Architect Evangelist at Microsoft and who has a nice list of WP7 blog posts , I see there’s an interesting resource for those designing for WP7. Properly named Design Resources for Windows Phone , this MSDN...
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    Microsoft by the numbers

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    Ok, I need to vent for a moment. As a Microsoft evangelist, you have to develop “thick skin”. And with all the competitive loving going on, and all the news going on, people come to the conclusion that Microsoft is not doing well. At a local university...
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