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  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center Updates for 09.16.2011: BUILD and Windows 8

    This week, we launched the Windows Developer Preview at the BUILD conference. This release shows the new user interface of Windows 8, adds functionality for developers, and also introduces a new programming model and language enhancements. Needless to say, it has been an exciting week! New Dev Center...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.05.2011

    This week we have had a couple minor updates to the center and have some updates to the forums on the way along with a new Facebook page that is hopefully coming next week. Forum Updates We have been working on making some updates to the Windows Desktop forums that will make it easier to link to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.29.2011

    Use This Not This We wrote a brief post on APIs that have changed since Vista that may affect applications . This post was created based on input from our support team around common gotchas that they are seeing from developers and is really targeted to legacy applications. Developer Center Updates...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.22.2011

    Over the course of this week, we have been working hard on some new social developer content that may or may not be launching next week :) A reminder, we make announcements to the Windows Developer Twitter Account and Windows Developer Facebook Page follow us if you want to get our announcements. We...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Updates for 07.15.2011

    This week, we made some progress on reorganizing the developer center and we had some great discussions with developers about what is and isn't working with MSDN documentation. Upcoming Updates to the Learn Tab content From a post earlier this week... The following is an intermediate revision...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Updates for 07.08.2011

    This week, we have the following changes / updates on the center: We released a translation of the Windows Touch Developer guide in Spanish. New changes coming soon to the developer center home and learn tabs, finally :) The ratings control is working and we're getting your feedback! ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.01.2011

    This week, we made some revisions to the power management learning path . Interest in the Build conference has continued to grow! Power Management Updates The following video was added to the learning page: We also fixed the link to the video, The Importance of Making your Applications Energy...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.24.2011

    This week we refined and integrated the new code gallery into the developer center. We also made some improvements to the search refinements on the developer center. New Code Gallery The new Windows Desktop Developer Center code gallery , which should now appear under the samples tab in the center...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.17.2011

    The following things happened this week: Kinect SDK released New Code Gallery created for Windows Desktop Developer Center The C++ Renaissance continues! Kinect SDK for Windows A brief link/news roundup: Kinect SDK Release information on Windows Next Download the SDK Beta ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.10.2011

    Not many updates this week, the following changes happened on the developer center: No ads on the center! New code gallery filters are just around the corner Use this not this for this week No ads on the center Last week, our publishing and hosting team updated all of the developer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for the week of 06.03.2011

    A couple cool things happened this week: Steven Sinofsky gave a brief preview of the next version of Windows at D9 and announced //BUILD The Windows 7 developer guide was updated I also have a fresh "use this not that" section for Touch. 'Windows 8' Developer Preview Jenson's video...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.20.2011 and 05.27.2011

    I have been away from work a bit for this week and the last due to presenting some plans and also this week was my birthday (well, yesterday was my birthday). Without furthyer adieu, a few updates for the centers: There will be some updates coming to the Facebook SDK page and a few of the older...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.13.2011

    Developer Center Updates - Reorganization Every have a week where your calendar looks like this: I hadn't, until recently =) This week, I have been in TONS of meetings but have managed to eek out the resource page for Learn Windows: Audio and Video . There has been a good bit of developer center...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.06.2011

    Last week, I mentioned that we'll be working on bringing the new learning path design to the Accessibility and Audio/Video content. Unfortunately, this has ended up being more work that we expected so it will be delayed a little bit. On the plus side, the work has started and I'll proudly recommend the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 04.29.2011

    This week, two new videos were released showcasing Windows Touch features. The first video, Exploring Touch Support in Windows 7 gives you an overview of the Windows Touch features for developers. The second video, Windows 7 Text Input Panel , shows you how the TIP can be programmed. I think...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.22.2011

    Last week, I was out, apologies for losing my cadence with the roundups. Anyways, this week has been huge! We have finished updating a number of the pages for the dev center so let us know what you think. Without further ado, the list is as follows: Windows Application Compatibility Learn about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.08.2011

    This week, we have been working to clarify the updates to the developer center so that some of the first pages can be updated. Also, we shared some notes on the improvements to search on the developer center. Clarifying Updates on the Developer Center The project to improve and standardize content...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.01.2011

    This week, Channel 9 put up all of the videos from PDC 2008-2010 . We also have continued working on revisions to the developer center and have identified some of the first pages to make changes. Planning meetings have kept the team working on the developer centers pretty busy so there have not been...
  • Blog Post: Developer Center Roundup for 03.25.2011

    This week, we published the Getting Started with Windows Touch in Win32/GDI screencasts , the Restart/Recovery recipe went live , and also have iterated on the Windows Developer Center organization and templates. Getting Started with Windows Touch in Win32/GDI This short...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Roundup for 03.18.2011

    The following updates were perfomed this week for the center: We released some updates to the Accessibility Center . I highlighted the best Windows Touch samples that I'm aware of in a blog post. Accessibility Center Update: The accessibility center added an impressive new training resource...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Roundup for 03.11.2011

    This week, we have been working hard on new accessibility training for the web and released the updated 3D Manipulations in Windows Touch sample. We shared some of the work that has been done to update the developer center. Releases for this week Accessibility Training for the Web The accessibility...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Roundup for 03.04.2011

    This week, a couple new samlpes were unleashed into the wild and some updates to some sample documentation also have been released. We have been making some headway on improvements to the developer center in an effort to make it easier to find the resources that developers want, need, or are looking...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Roundup for 02.25.2011

    This week, The Code Project held a virtual tech summit, The Code Project Virtual tech summit covered some advanced Visual Studio presentations and information for agile developers. If you're interested in watching the presentations, register for the CodeProject virutal tech summit and you can watch...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Updates for 02/18/2011

    This week, I published a blog post on Windows Touch: 3D Manipulation and Custom Gestures in C++ . In that post I covered some interesting nuances with WIndows Touch that Reed Townsend showcased at PDC 2009. The first key point was creating a "WM_TOUCH message sliding window" which averages touch messages...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer Center Updates for 2/11/2011

    This week we released a new Windows Touch whitepaper , I posted the code to this blog for one of the PDC samples showcasing best practices for Windows Touch , and I had a major facepalm when I realized the developer center could use an overhaul . The theme of the moment for the developer center content...
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