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Introducing the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0
One of the most common issues that people approaching Web Development with Microsoft products complain about is how difficult it can be to set up all the software they need. Getting a machine up to speed is kind of a hassle because you need to go and get IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition...
28 Sep 2009
Microsoft Surface: real design, development and use in education
With all the buzz about Mix 09 last week, many may have missed that we just launched Microsoft Surface here in the UK. Marc Holmes just posted a blog where he talks about the launch of Surface and the the media coverage that the event generated. But the most interesting thing (for me at least)...
25 Mar 2009
Silverlight 3 Beta 1 now available (plus other stuff)
Today at the MIX 09 conference we announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 3 Beta 1 SDK . First of all here are the all important URLs: Developers Runtime: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=143433 Silverlight 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
18 Mar 2009
Windows Marketplace for Mobile: great news especially for students
We just announced more details on the plans for the upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The Marketplace will be a mean to distribute apps developed for the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform which will allow developers to sell their apps at a price they choose (or distribute them for free should they prefer...
11 Mar 2009
Dare to Dream Different
Do you have any cool idea that uses software and hardware to create your dream device? You will find this very interesting!!! We just launched the Dare to Dream Different Challenge in which we invite you to show us what your dream device is all about and bring it to reality using the .NET Micro Framework...
14 Oct 2008
CodePlex launches support for TortoiseSVN
Do you use TortoiseSVN or the SVNBridge (or any of the Subversion client tools) for source control? Do you use codeplex and want to contribute to projects there? You will be delighted that starting today, TortoiseSVN will just work as illustrated below, no extra software is necessary to work with CodePlex...
16 Sep 2008
Seema Ramchandani: From Brain Science to Silverlight
If you wonder about this title… I did not create it myself :) I stole it from Channel 9 where Charles and Ritzy just interviewed Seema Ramchandani the performance and controls PM on the Silverlight team. Why am I posting this? Because I saw Seema presenting at the Techready conference last week (she...
6 Aug 2008
Microsoft participation and contribution to Open Source steps up
Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, just announced in his blog (from the OSCON conference in Portland, Oregon) that we are stepping up our participation and contribution to Open Source. First of all we are going to provide monetary sponsorship to the Apache Software Foundation “ This sponsorship...
25 Jul 2008
Xbox LIVE Community Games are here!!!
It has been rumored for a while and finally it happened!! The XNA team just announced that starting Holiday 08 XNA games developers will be able to publish their games on http://creators.xna.com and be paid for playing it!!! Here is how it is going to work: First developers will upload their game on...
23 Jul 2008
Free coding e-book
As spotted by Dan on Channel 9 “ Karl Seguin recently released a great free 79 page eBook for .NET developers covering design patterns, unit testing, mock objects, memory management, object relational mapping, and more. Get it while it's free!”
27 Jun 2008
XNA presentation at the MSDN roadshow in London
In a post some time ago I mentioned going to the MSDN Roadshow in London and while there I was interviewed about the XNA demonstration we had over there. I just found out that the video of this interview has been published on http://www.ilivetocode.com/games . (On the same occasion also Paul Foster has...
29 May 2008
Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008
Since yesterday it is possible to register for Microsoft Professional Developers Conference which will be held in Los Angeles from October 27th to 30th. Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, will deliver the keynote session and in the preliminary list of session there are a number of very...
28 May 2008
More Silverlight Tutorials
Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond just published a series of Silverlight 2 screencasts. You can access them all at this website: http://www.silverlightscreencasts.com Of course you will need Silverlight 2 Beta 1 to see the screencasts (and to try out the samples also the SDK and tools available there). Among...
20 May 2008
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