Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

June, 2010

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    IE8 Feature Experience

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    Colleagues Mark , Martin and Steve have pulled together a fantastic document that outlines some of the of mechanisms for extending Internet Explorer 8 and showcases work they’ve done with a number of UK customers (eg NHS search provider, Sky News web...
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    MSDN Flash Poll #2 - Simulation

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    Here goes with MSDN Flash Poll #2 – you can perhaps see a theme emerging here. Why Scotland didn’t make it to the world cup remains one of those eternal mysteries that will go unexplained until the next major tournament we need to qualify for when it...
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    BizSparkCamp: Windows Phone 7

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    On Tuesday I joined about a hundred other people at the BizSparkCamp WP7 event at Microsoft's offices in Cardinal Place. I captured a few photos of the day and thought it might be fun to share them here. Everyone there shared a common interest in building...
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    IE9 Platform Preview 3 Now Available

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    Yesterday we released the latest preview of IE9 (Preview 3) with enhancements including HTML <audio>, <video> and <canvas> tags, (even more) improved JavaScript performance and increased standards support including ES5 and an improved...
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    Readying myself for Windows Phone 7 "Hello, Operator?"

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    In wondering where to start talking about Windows Phone 7 (#wp7) development I thought maybe it’d be best if I started right at the very beginning. A very logical place to start. Whether I can go on till I get to the end ala The King’s advice...
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    Having trouble getting the Windows Phone 7 dev tools?

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    If you’re trying to get to the http://developer.windowsphone.com/ site to download the developer tools (or for any other reason for that matter) but you’re seeing an error message, try this URL instead: http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows...
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    TechEd Europe 2010

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    This year TechEd Europe is returning to Berlin from 8 th to 12 th November. As usual, if you register early you can make a significant saving on your registration fee (€1395 before 5 th July, €1895 after that date). There’s a total of over 370 technical...
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    Radio silence for a bit

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    I'm heading off on holiday for a week so things'll be quiet round here and on Twitter for a while. Back in a jiffy... Posted via email from mikeormond's posterous
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    MSDN Flash Poll #1

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    As well as taking on my new mantle as “phone guy” , I’ve also taken on the role of MSDN Flash technical editor for the UK. If you’re not familiar with the MSDN Flash it’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on in the MSDN community in the...
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    The start of a Windows Phone 7 Journey

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    My blog’s been quiet for a while as I’ve been spending most of my efforts over on ubelly.com but times they are a changing (as they usually do in Microsoft at this time of year). After a quick round of musical chairs with Marc acting as master of music...
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