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Gus Class's Windows Developer Education Blog

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    MSDN Library and our "Coverage" Standards

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    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...
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    Windows Developer Roundup for 02.25.2011

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    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...
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    Windows Touch Game Programming in DirectX 10

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    My CodeProject Entries In late 2009, Ian Backlund and I released a game we were working on that showcased Windows Touch. You can download the sample associated with this project on the Code Gallery page for Windows Touch Game Programming in DirectX...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 02/18/2011

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    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...
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    Custom Gestures for 3D Manipulation Using Windows Touch in C++

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    My CodeProject Entries My CodeProject Entries At PDC 2009, Reed Townsend presented some very exciting multitouch samples in a presentation: Windows Touch Deep Dive. The following video shows the presentation: This blog...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 2/11/2011

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    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...
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    Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows developer center need work?

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    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: ...
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    Creating Windows Touch Control Frameworks in C++ (PhotoStrip)

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    My CodeProject Entries At PDC 2009, Reed Townsend presented some very exciting multitouch samples in a presentation: Windows Touch Deep Dive. The following video shows the presentation: Many customers have been...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 2/4/2011

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    I finally published the article and video for the content I have been working on about hacking the Bamboo Pen and Touch for Windows Touch programming. Apologies for the audio quality, I really could have used a mic! You can see the article and video on...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 1/28/2011

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    We didn't publish any significant content to the developer center this week but I found a couple really neat resources and produced a short blog post on Using the Visual Studio Command Window . Dev Labs If you are looking for some cool hands on...
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    Basics of using the Command Window in Visual Studio 2010

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    Here at Microsoft, developers LOVE the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) because it saves developers time by being well featured and powerful. After working at Microsoft for a while I noticed that the Windows core developers use a...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 1/21/2010

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    This week, we published a new whitepaper and produced a short video on building C++ projects using only the Windows SDK. Power Management Whitepaper We published the case study: Adobe Flash Player gets Energy Smart to the Windows Power Management...
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    Smartphones: The (perhaps unintended) realization of the past half century of consumer science fiction

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    I have been using smartphones since I could afford them roughly seven years ago and have been using PDAs since I was a nerd in high school in the late 90s but only recently have I really had this moment of, "Wow, these are amazing devices that ...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 1/14/2010

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    Internationalization / Loc Pilot I mentioned in an earlier post this week that we have localized some existing DPE content to the ZN-CN locale . In addition to these videos, new translations to the JA-JP locale have been produced. The following list...
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    More Content Pilots with Internationalization

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    On Friday, I wrote a brief post about content from the MSDN Library that was recently localized as a pilot to test the impact with developer content. There was also a few videos that were subtitled in ZN-CN. The following list summarizes these: ...
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    Developer Content Internationalization Pilot (ZN-CN/JA-JP) and Other Windows Developer News

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    Developer Content Internationalization Pilot For the first time, we have internationalized many large swaths of the Windows developer content on MSDN. This effort was piloted by my teammate who had experience with internationalization and has very...
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    The Redmond Reality Distortion Field (RDF) and Developer Documentation

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    I just saw a couple of fun posts about the Redmond Reality Distortion Field (RD F ) and it really resonated with how we organize our developer documentation and how we think about our products. The gist of what the RDF means in the context of Microsoft...
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    Goodbye 2010, hello 2011!

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    2010 has been a great year for me and for the Windows Developer center and it has been a blast working on some really cool projects. The biggest highlights from last year that I can remember right now are: The Hilo Learning Series Power Management...
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    Windows Phone 7 Series Thoughts

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    Waiting for Launch, Picking my Phone When I first saw the announcements about the latest generation of Windows phones, I was skeptical about how useful the differences would be. The concepts of hubs and live tiles are pretty different from what everyone...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for the week of 12/24/2010

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    One of the last weeks of the year! The office has been very slow this week and there haven't been content updates or releases due to the limited people working. That said, I have a few reminders and recommendations for content that might be helpful for...
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    MIX11: Open Call for Content & Early Bird Incentives

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    If you are a web designer or developer, you might be interested in the following recent announcements for MIX11 which wil be happening in Vegas just 3 months from now. Historically, there have been tons of awesome announcments and releases from Microsoft...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 12/17/2010

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    There are a few things that have been going on for Windows developers over the past week: Imagine Cup is spinning up again, the next US finals take place in Seattle, WA on April, 2011. The Windows Developer Boot camp program has made developments...
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    Windows Developer Center Updates for 12/10/2010

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    Last week we added a few new whitepapers for accessibility. This week, we announced the Windows Development Bootcamps and published new howto videos. New Whitepapers The Microsoft Web Accessibility Handbook is a downloadable book that covers various...
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    Windows Developer News for the week of Nov 12th, 2010

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    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...
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    Developer News for the Week of Nov 5th, 2010

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    This week, MSDN updated the search page to make it easier to find your content, we published the final chapter for coding Windows applications with Hilo , and published the Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality guide to the MSDN library. ...
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