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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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)...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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!”
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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