Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

September, 2010

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    Windows Phone 7 Screen Capture

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    I’ve done a fair amount of Windows Phone 7 screen capture over the last few weeks so I thought it might be worth sharing my approach both for video and stills. In particular, when you submit your application to MarketPlace you must include a screenshot...
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    Windows Phone 7 - DDD Community Event, 7th October 2010 - Manchester

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    I'll be attending the DDD Community event on 7th October up in sunny Manchester (at least MikeT's promised it's always sunny up there). Here's the skinny: This event is all about Windows Phone 7. One day of demo-rich presentations where you can learn...
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    What’s new for developers in SharePoint 2010

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    The feature article for this week’s MSDN Flash is by Jussi Roine , Chief Architect at Onsight Helsinki. I want to thank Jussi and everyone else who’s taken the time to submit articles to me – I’m still wading me way through them all! If you have an idea...
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    Visual Studio Add-Ins (Poll Result)

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    Okay, this was more controversial than I ever intended it to be. So please take the results with a pinch of salt. There’s a clear divide between ReSharper and CodeRush and all the others. There were a lot of comments on my original post with other suggestions...
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    Food of Champions (Poll Result)

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    Once again, having been away on holiday (Algrave, lovely weather, thanks for asking) I’ve fallen behind in posting results. I don’t think this one was too controversial (unless Nobu come after me for maligning their signature dish). I asked what your...
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    MSDN Flash Poll #8 – Mobile Devices

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    The last Flash Poll caused a little bit of controversy so let me state clearly that this isn’t meant to be scientific. It’s not immune to vote-rigging (or indeed someone encouraging mass voting using social media channels). It’s just meant to be a bit...
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    Windows Phone Developer Tools RTM’d

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    Yes, it’s that much awaited day when the Windows Phone Developer Tools (WPDT) RTM. I’ve put together a short summary of what’s new / changed and some links to help you find your way around. Let’s start at the beginning. The Windows Phone Developer Tools...
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    IE9 Beta is out

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    I’m a bit late to the party with this one but apparently the world changed yesterday when we released the beta of the next version of Internet Explorer. Rather than write a whole bunch of stuff that’s already been written elsewhere, let me point you to...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Events

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    Just noticed there are 4 Visual Studio 2010 application lifecycle management events coming up in the near future. These are free, full-day events being held in Reading, London Birmingham and Edinburgh. Here’s the event abstract: “Unable to attend Tech...
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    XNA from Silverlight on Windows Phone 7 – Saving Pictures

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    One of the things you might notice about the emulator – especially if you’re doing anything with imagery, is the lack of any pictures in your library. This can be a problem, particularly if you want to do any testing with the PhotoChooserTask but fear...
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    p&p Goes Mobile with Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure

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    This week, our MSDN Flash guest post is from Alex Homer who works on the Microsoft patterns & practices team as a Technical Writer. Alex and team have been busy delivering Windows Azure guidance and have now extended that guidance to incorporate cloud...
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    Windows Phone 7 App Demos

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    I’m seeing a lot of nice Windows Phone 7 apps in development and helping a few people out a little by doing virtual deployments (ie taking a XAP file and deploying to a device to provide some feedback and let the developer(s) see the app in action). Here...
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    MSDN Flash Poll #7 – Visual Studio Add-Ins

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    This time around we want to know about your favourite / most used Visual Studio add-in. I can’t include them all so if your favourite isn’t here, be sure to add a comment to this post to let the world know. Otherwise, Visual Studio extensions, prepare...
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    Creating XNA Games on Windows Phone 7

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    I must admit I’m really enjoying reading Learning XNA 3.0 by Aaron Reed – so much so I even bought a few extra copies and gave them away on Twitter . Of course there are plenty of other places to learn about XNA. The XNA Creators Club Online has just...
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    patterns & practices Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

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    Just a quick one to say I noticed the patterns and practices team have published a new Windows Phone 7-related guide . Key themes are a WP7 client backed by a Windows Azure cloud service. As you’d expect from p&p, this stuff is very comprehensive...
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