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Gus Class's Windows Developer Education Blog

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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 07.01.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.24.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.17.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 06.10.2011

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    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...
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    Use this not this: Logging / Event Tracing

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    For logging, we’d like you to use Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) instead of creating your own. There are several reasons: ETW is fast—probably faster than most custom solutions that are implemented as part of an app Good tools support...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for the week of 06.03.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.20.2011 and 05.27.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.13.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.06.2011

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    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...
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    (non-technical) Show/Hide the Ribbon UI

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    I have heard some complaints from friends that the Ribbon UI is too big and takes up too much vertical space. Then I showed them this little button: It lets you pop in and pop out the ribbon. The following video shows this in action:
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    Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 04.29.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.22.2011

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    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: ...
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    (offtopic) Starting a diet by avoiding the cafeteria

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    So recently, I have decided I need to get in better shape (everybody seems to do this at two points in the year, New Year's day, and the springtime!). Anyways, I'm in pretty bad shape from a - dang I am getting heavy - perspective. Since starting at Microsoft...
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    Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.08.2011

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    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...
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    Search Updates to the Windows Developer Center

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    Recently, some search updates were made to the Windows Developer center that scope searches to the center as well as the Win32 and COM content on the MSDN library. The search that I'm referring to is the one that appears on the top of the Windows Developer...
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    Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.01.2011

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    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...
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    Using AppMakr to build a WinPhone 7 app on your lunch break...

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    Earlier this week, I heard that Windows Phone 7 is supported by app building site: AppMakr .Today, I though it would be fun to see if I could create an app on my lunch break that would let readers view my blog and twitter accounts and get updates from...
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    Developer Center Roundup for 03.25.2011

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    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...
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    My first Screencast Series covering Windows Touch in C++/Win32 is Live!

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    A few months ago, I worked on some very simple samples that demonstrate how to program Windows touch applications in Win32 using GDI for drawing and C++ as the underlying programming language. C++ Source code accompanying the Windows Touch Screencasts...
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    Windows Developer Center Roundup for 03.18.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Touch: 7 Essential Samples for Multitouch Developers

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    Windows Touch is a powerful API enabling multitouch development on Windows. Surprisingly, we have seen limited adoption from consumers and developers in this space but anticipate with the release of some new slate form-factor tablets such as the Eee Slate...
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    Roomba + Netbook = Telepresence Video Chat Robot

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    I recently built a robot based on a roomba and a netbook based on the telepresence video chat robot created by Johnny Lee for his blog. For my design, I took a metal grate and drilled some holes into it and then formed a shape that would position the...
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    Windows Developer Roundup for 03.11.2011

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    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 ...
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    What developers want?

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    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...
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    Windows Developer Roundup for 03.04.2011

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    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...
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