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  • Blog Post: XNA: Gaming across many platforms and the cloud

    I’ve been working with UK XNA MVP Charles Humphrey on project ZuneRay. ZuneRay is a raycasting engine built by Charles’ for the Zune HD using XNA 3.1. With Windows Phone 7 Series in the pipeline we used the Zune HD as a target test platform with the intention of porting it to WP7S once the tools became...
  • Blog Post: Do you know how to get Microsoft Technical Support?

    When the chips are down and you’ve reach the point where you need help, it is reassuring to know Microsoft Support Professionals are only a phone call or maybe an email away. We want you to know what your paid-for and free Microsoft Support options are. We also want you to let us know if there’s anything...
  • Blog Post: PDC 09 attendees get free Win7 laptop

    Steven Sinofsky announced at PDC09 day 2 keynote, that all PDC 09 attendees would receive a MSFT designed, Acer built, Windows 7 laptop free of charge. The laptop has a touch screen, full sensor and location functionality, is 64-bit and fully loaded up with Office 2010 beta and lots more. Designed to...
  • Blog Post: Widget development in Windows Mobile 6.5

    I had two sessions to present at Over The Air 09 . The first was all about the new Widget runtime included in Windows Mobile 6.5 . The runtime brings a Microsoft implementation of W3C Widget support to Windows Mobile for the first time. Our implementation is coupled with the launch of our very own mobile...
  • Blog Post: sidebar: Project Mobile AR

    As discussed at the recent OTA09 event, I’m working to build out an AR platform on Windows Mobile.  This is a ‘skunk works’ project filling my waking hours between work and the family. Currently, I’m exploring the DirectShow capabilities of the Windows Mobile device. DirectShow allows us to get...
  • Blog Post: Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some...
  • Blog Post: VS2010, .Net 4 and Windows 7 Multitouch WPF apps!

    Hi all, I've been doing a little playing around with MT on Win7 using the VS2010 and .Net 4 Beta 1 to get some WPF MT demos running. Here are the videos! Basic how to get MT going code example: Some internal demos that I've made to work on VS2010 and .Net4 beta 1 - using a WPF4 implementation of the...
  • Blog Post: XNA UK Bar Camp 21st March

    Are getting ready to come to XNA Camp? We have a great selection of speakers AND creators club memberships to give away to attendees (4mths) and speakers (12mths). Everything in fact to get you building games or building more advanced games! With the new Community Games channel on Xbox Live you could...
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