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  • Blog Post: Holy //BUILD Batman!

    I thought the previous //BUILD conferences had a lot of content but this year definitely surpassed it. Although I couldn’t do the whole conference justice in a single blog post, here are a few key highlights... read more
  • Blog Post: Build 2013 Developer Conference

    I can't believe almost 6 months has passed since the last Build conference. This year the event will be held between June 26–28 in San Francisco where Microsoft will share what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and more. ... read more
  • Blog Post: New Dev Center App Preview

    Checking the performance of an app is something all good developers do. But until now, you could only check the performance of your Windows Phone app from a browser. Recently at Mobile World Congress it was announced that a handy new app lets you stay connected on the go as well. ... read more
  • Blog Post: Scaled PushPin Sample (Bing Maps)

    Dmitry Lyalin is an Application Development Manager (ADM) and he’s been active in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 development. That being said here’s his latest contribution: Scaled PushPin Sample (C# / XAML apps) [ link ] The Bing Maps control for Windows 8 allows developers to include...
  • Blog Post: Build Conference 2012

    In January Tim O’Brien, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism outlined the path forward for Microsoft developers in his blog post titled: “Thinking About Developer Events.” Today he announced that BUILD 2012 will be held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone “How Do I? Videos”

    “Keeping up the Joneses” is generally associated with materialistic goods (i.e. your neighbor purchases a new car so you do as well) but now that same metaphor can be easily related to technology. In today’s ever increasingly connected world, mobile devices are at the forefront of this...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Released

    If you’re doing a lot of Windows Phone (WP) development then you’re certainly going to be happy to know that the release of the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for immediate download on the Microsoft Download Center. ... read more
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Guidance

    Over a year ago the Microsoft patterns & practices (p&p) team released the Windows Phone Developer Guide as part of a series on Windows Azure service and client application development. The guide described a scenario concerning a fictitious company named Tailspin that had decided to embrace Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone SDK on a Virtual Machine

    Having a WP7.5 phone (ala mango) I wanted to start development on an idea I had for a new phone application. Seems simple enough but there’s always a catch (more on that later). First off, in order to conduct any mobile development for a Windows phone you’ll need to download and install the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone – Mango Update

    To quote the great and all-knowing Lionel Richie: “Well my friends the time has come; raise the roof and have some fun…” Yes, it’s Mango time! A lot has been said about this update and while this technically is an update, the word “update” really doesn’t do...
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