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  • Blog Post: Windows desktop developer center updates for 08.26.2011

    We're currently getting ready for the upcoming content releases but we do have a few new things to share. Social and Windows Developer Communities We recently integrated with all up Windows group on Facebook . To access and like the Developer pages, click on the "More Social" or "What's new" link...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.19.2011

    Looking back We wrote a post summarizing updates to the Windows Desktop developer center in 2010-2011 . The Building Windows 8 Blog The Windows team has started a dialog with developers and customers to talk about how we are creating Windows and how we have reached the point where we are at today...
  • Blog Post: Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 08.12.2011

    This week, we launched our new Facebook pages and we made a few tweaks to the forums. We're working hard on some updates that we can't discuss in detail yet for a number of reasons but understand that we have big plans for the center in the coming months and we can't wait to hear what you think once...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Developers Facebook Page

    We have just released our new Facebook page that fits into the larger Windows branded Facebook presence. There are two tabs for developers, the More Social tab and the What’s New! tab. The following mockup shows how the More Social tab looks. This tab gives you updates from around the web...
  • 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: Reorganizing the Windows Desktop Developer Center...

    We're moving right along with updates to the developer center and it seems like a good time to share the reorganized learn structure: The following is an intermediate revision to the TOC, there will be more to come as we keep getting better at this! + Windows Development Learning Topics + Learn...
  • 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 06.10.2011

    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 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: What developers want?

    In an older blog post, Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows Developer Center Need Work ?, we kicked off an effort to improve the experience for developers on the portal site I manage. We have revisited this idea a number of times since then but recently realized that the design of the developer...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Library and our "Coverage" Standards

    CodeProject I want to preface this article that the processes described are not generic to Microsoft and are specific to my team at the time that I was writing SDK documentation. Please take this information with a grain of salt as processes on other teams (under different management, for example...
  • Blog Post: Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows developer center need work?

    My CodeProject Entries I just got out of a meeting with someone who told me they received rather unanimous feedback that the Windows Developer Center, the site I manage, is painful for developers. I agree with them for the following reasons: There's marketing content all over the center and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Developer News for the week of Nov 12th, 2010

    This week I took a look at the usage of the Windows Developer center and discovered that not very many people are using the browse by resource content that we put together in September. The following pages have been created: Windows Programming: Code Samples Windows Programming: How-to's ...
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