Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

July, 2010

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    Mike’s Mega List of Windows Phone 7 Resources

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    I’ve tried to collect here as many (useful) links as possible to Windows Phone 7 resources I’ve found on my travels. I’ll be adding to it as I go and specifically I’ll add sections on particular aspects and Phone development. And of course I’ll be keeping...
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    Enabling Touch Manipulations on Windows Phone

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    All Windows Phone 7 devices (even the emulator) are multi-touch. If you’re fortunate enough to have a touch-enabled PC then the WP7 emulator will translate the touch input from your screen to the emulated device – a nice touch (sorry) and a great way...
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    Vuvuzela for Windows Phone 7

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    Given we’re at the quarter finals stages, and with a hat tip to Virtual Vuvuzela , I thought it’d be a shame to miss out on the limited vuvuzella time remaining at the World Cup. So I fired up Visual Studio and Expression Blend (and Blender – I have a...
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    Vuvuzela Source Code

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    I said in my post about the Vuvuzela app that I’d post the source separately and promptly forgot to do so until reminded by an anonymous comment on my original post. Since then I’ve made minor tweaks to enable touch gestures (manipulations). It’s the...
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    Windows Phone 7 Devices

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    I think we can probably all agree on 2 things wrt WP7 devices: We’d like to have one They’re hard to come by   Whilst I wish I could give everyone a fish (phone), I can’t. But I can at least offer some tackle and a few fishing lessons. In other words...
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    Masses of new PowerPoint templates just published

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    There’s a total of 165 in the set, 59 published so far. They’re designed for PowerPoint 2010 but will also work with PowerPoint 2007. Here are the relevant links: · Find out more · View and download the templates · More...
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    MSDN Flash Poll #3 - If I knew then...

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    Flash Poll #3 is on a slightly more serious note; reflection and wisdom. If you were chatting to a young person considering a career in software development, what you say? Has it turned out to be all you expected? Did you pick this career or stumble upon...
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    Windows Phone Gets Serious

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    [This is the UK MSDN Flash feature article for 14th July 2010, in case the “voice” seems out of place] If you’re a regular reader of the Flash, you’ll no doubt be aware of Windows Phone 7 (WP7), a different kind of phone with a developer experience second...
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    Windows Phone Manipulation Classes

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    Quick one just to highlight the manipulation data available on Windows Phone (given I posted recently about a simple implementation of a “swipe” gesture ). Below are the three EventArgs classes associated with manipulations and the properties available...
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    MSDN Flash Poll #4 – Job Profiling

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    I thought it might be interesting (and fun) to do a little profiling of our MSDN Flash readership so we can all find our a little bit more about each other. Do only developers read the MSDN Flash? Do we have a good array of different roles? Is there anyone...
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    Would you like to write for the UK MSDN Flash?

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    [This post was published on my Posterous site yesterday and should have automagically appeared here. It didn’t, so I include it now for completeness] As technical editor of the MSDN Flash , I’m always on the lookout for great feature articles. If you...
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    Microsoft PDC10 Announced

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    In case you haven't heard, today we announced PDC10 . This year it's in October (28-29) and is being held on Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington. There are a couple of unique things about this year's PDC. Firstly, as it's on campus, it's possible...
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    Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Available

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    Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference , the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta release was announced and made available for download.   Get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta   The release notes are available here . A couple of things...
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    IIS Express Announced

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    [This post was published on my Posterous site a couple of days ago and should have automagically appeared here. It didn’t, so I include it now for completeness] ScottGu has blogged about a new version of IIS, IIS Express that’s intended to deliver a mix...
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    NxtGenUG Fest10 - Friday July 16th in Bournemouth

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    NxtGenUG are holding their annual “Fest” in sunny Bournemouth this year. On July 16 th as it happens. From 9-6. [I once had a hotel room in Bournemouth with its own sauna but that’s not important right now. It wasn’t a flashy room...
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    Windows Phone 7 Training Kit Updated

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    The download version of the Windows Phone 7 Training Kit has been updated for the recent Beta release of the WIndows Phone Developer Tools. I think the online version may still reflect the April Refresh version. Expect it to be updated shortly. Meantime...
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    I’m inspired to fill out online polls… (Poll Result)

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    In MSDN Flash Poll #1 I asked what “inspired” you to fill our online polls. Clearly, based on a number of comments, “inspired” was a poor choice of word. I shall be more careful in future. Still, with a good number of people taking the time to respond...
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    Simulation (football, not software) (Poll Result)

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    It seems like an age since the World Cup ended (congratulations to Spain, well-deserved winners in the end). While the footballing aspects of the World Cup were relatively easy to decide, the acting aspects were so much harder. I’m not sure we saw anything...
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