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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Event in New York City on April 19, 2012

    Back on March 13th, I announced a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps coming to cities up and down the US east coast starting this week and running through April & May 2012.  There was one location that eerily seemed to be missing from the list of tour dates:  New York City! (or as my teammate...
  • Blog Post: Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

    On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing. It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview: “How To” Find Your Cheese Series

    By now, hopefully you are aware that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released on February 29th, 2012.  If you haven’t given a spin, you should.  (Scott Hanselman has a great guide for installing it in an isolated VHD so you don’t mess up your existing OS install.)  Windows 8 represents...
  • Blog Post: The Cinderella Dilemma: Connecticut, Westchester, and Long Island

    I recently wrote about how the Cinderella Dilemma has improved for New Jersey residents visiting New York City.  NJ Transit’s Departure Vision service for the mobile web has made life a lot easier for Garden State residents.  One of my readers (Bill Zack) sent me a message noting that New Jersey...
  • Blog Post: The Cinderella Dilemma: Revisited

    A few years back… pre-iPhone era (you can tell from the content), I wrote a post about the Cinderella dilemma suburbanites experience when visiting New York City in the evening.  After rush-hour, the options for catching a train out of the city are “limited”, and the last thing you want to do is...
  • Blog Post: “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

    Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family...
  • Blog Post: How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

    It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight in the Enterprise Training at MS NYC – November 18th, 2011

    Just got wind of an exciting event coming up in NYC in November for Silverlight developers out there!  If you’re an enterprise developer and you’re considering Silverlight for your next project, then this will be a must see event.  Microsoft NYC - 1290 Ave Of The Americas NY, NY 10104 Where...
  • Blog Post: Connected Show #19 – User Experience: It Ain’t Lipstick Baby!

    In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us all about the User Experience project role, how development...
  • Blog Post: Ed Bott Eliminates My Vista Pet Peeve

    There's been a lot of fuss about the User Account Control (UAC) feature in Windows Vista.  A recent story even made headlines when a Microsoft manager was quoted as saying Microsoft deliberately deigned UAC to "annoy users".  I've heard all the arguments for and against it. ...
  • Blog Post: The New Look of JrzyShr Dev Guy

    If you read my blog via its actual web site, you probably noticed some changes yesterday.  After a while of planning and slowly putting the pieces into place behind the scenes, I finally completed an upgrade to the look-n-feel of my blog.  For those of you who are following along in your RSS...
  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Saves the Day

    Thank you Live Search for Mobile! (<- yes, the name is a mouthful, but it gets the job done.) Yesterday was Easter Sunday here in the US. In the morning, my 2 year-old son had tough congestion and was wheezing, a sure sign of croup . He's had this before, so we placed a call into the doctor knowing...
  • Blog Post: Vegas Baby! Vegas! Mix 08 Here I Come!

    Next week, I'm off to Mix '08 in Vegas!  If there's anyone from NY/NJ/Philly/CT area planning to be out there, hope to see you at the poker tab-- uh, in all the great sessions!  Mix has sold out, so if you haven't been able to get tickets you won't be able to attend.  But have no fear...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2.0 A Full Week Before Mix 08

    So, I thought Silverlight 2.0 would have it's big coming out party at Mix 08 next week in Vegas.  To my surprise, Scott Guthrie published a whole bunch of details about it on last Friday!  If you haven't read it already, see his post " First Look at Silverlight 2 ". Along with that...
  • Blog Post: Thanks for attending the Silverlight 1.0 Firestarters in NYC & Philly

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Silverlight 1.0 Firestarter events in NYC and Philly . I had a lot of fun participating in both events. Folks seemed to be excited about the content, and the feedback I received was very positive from both events! There were over 100 folks who attended in NYC last...
  • Blog Post: New Live Maps Hits the Streets

    The new version of Live Maps is being rolled out this week. Lots of new features. Check out the post from the Virtual Earth team for more details. In summary: New & streamlined user interface Party Maps! Formally known as 1-Click Directions Route Around Traffic as part of directions Import data from...
  • Blog Post: Live From ReMIX 07 Boston - Update 2

    After Brad Abrams completed his Silverlight portion of the keynote, he did a demo of PopFly. PopFly is a mashup tool that was built with Silverlight 1.0. It was designed so that average Joe could build neat things out of different services on the web. After seeing the cool animated interface, Brad showed...
  • Blog Post: Live From ReMIX '07 Boston

    I'm at ReMIX '07 Boston today. ReMIX is all about connecting web designers, developers, and business decision makers and showcasing topics and solutions that bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft perspectives, and emphasize the inclusive and participatory nature of the next web. It's been great to see the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing ReMIX 07 Boston

    ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed...
  • Blog Post: Rocket Dock and Switcher: Two Cool Add-Ons for Windows

    Okay okay... so for all those Windows users with Mac jealousy, now you can have the fancy icon bar with animations too. Check out Rocket Dock. It's free, and it works well. http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock So far, so good. My only complaint is that when a window is open, it appears only on the...
  • Blog Post: Cool Vista Mashup Applications

    Via Scoble ... Check out these cool mashup applications from Thirteen23 that take advantage of the Windows Presentation Foundation on Windows Vista. These applications also work on Windows XP, but you'll need to install the .NET 3.0 Framework first. The Nostalgia application lets you connect to Flickr...
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