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  • Blog Post: Free Windows 8 help and software tools

    Please click on the links and check out these offers, they cost you nothing and might help you make money! Azure 90-day Free Trial: Get started or learn how to build cloud apps! http://aka.ms/socalacademic_90day_azure VS Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 & Windows 8 Release Preview Downloads on Dev Center...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Game Design Syllabus: Any comments appreciated

    Instructor: Term: Office: Class Meeting Days: Phone: Class Meeting Hours: E-Mail: Class Location: Website: Office Hours: I.1. Course Information University Course Catalog...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

    Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon! Build that Windows 8 application and make big money! But I like this process, no spending long hours on Saturday in a room away from home.  You can drink your own coffee and use your own bathroom. ...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Team Foundation Server (not services) on Windows 8

    On one of my other blogs at http://bit.ly/N9rPi5 , at this blog I discussed setting up a TFServer and usually I talk about these at this site.  If you haven’t tried the TFS 11 on Win8, give it a try, really, it is fracking great! So here is that post repeated here: First see the forum comment at...
  • Blog Post: See Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

    Alice Pang is demonstrating Windows at the following Microsoft Stores: Wednesday, May 30 Mission Viejo, CA Register Wednesday, June 6 Costa Mesa, CA Register Wednesday, June 20 Century City, CA Register
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

    Have any questions about Windows 8 ? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo , Bret Stateham , Daniel...
  • Blog Post: Skydrive for the Windows 8 Desktop, read the Skydrive Code of Conduct

    Skydrive is deeply integrated into the Windows 8 Desktop, Phone and XBox, however, so it is important that you read the Skydrive Code of Conduct, which is an easy read.  One of my worldwide teammates had a person get their Skydrive service cut off, I am not sure why that happened, but it drove me...
  • Blog Post: Preparing your app for Windows 8 Launch

    Looking for Great Windows 8 Apps, you got one? Make it happen Windows 8 is coming soon. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which...
  • Blog Post: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA Live... or you can attend the event online if you can’t make it!

    Attend in person If you want to attend this event use this link: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event - 4/23/2012 - Club Nokia @ LA Live... And register from Scott’s blog. Attend online using Live Stream Use this link (available also from Scott’s blog) http://bit.ly/windows8developersonlinevideo Here you...
  • Blog Post: Pretty as a Picture Password, is it secure, really? How do you know? How can anyone know?

    There are few things in life that are just freaking awesome!  Having baby like the Egan’s just have (I guess), getting a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or Science.  A little further down the list is logging into your computer using a picture!  This does mean that you will...
  • Blog Post: App Bars, a useful tool for your UI or a place to drown your Metro Sorrows?

    Don’t drink booze when you are sad.  Never a good idea, and especially don’t drink when sad and then drive.  That’s bad.  Dangerous.  Get a taxi in that case. However, App  Bars are fairly easy to use, if not to find the way to use them in the literature.  It would seem...
  • Blog Post: Scaling to different screens in Windows 8

    Just finished reading one of the B8 blogs on how Windows 8 will scale to different screen sizes.  Seriously scary.  It means I might have to get new glasses since there is always the tendency to shrink the screen down to a size that nothing can be read on it. But that doesn’t appear to be the...
  • Blog Post: 5 top links: Security in Windows 8

    Wow, Security in Windows 8 is going to move the needle. Here are 5 of the links I Protecting you from malware Protecting your digital identity Signing in with a picture password Optimizing picture password security (Keep your screen clean if you use this one!) http://code.msdn.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Reimagine your App on Win 8: Attend the blow out Event at Silicon Valley, Microsoft!

    After months of eager anticipation, Windows 8 is finally here.   To kick things off, Microsoft will be hosting a large-scale event at SVC featuring Robert Youngjohns and Matt Thompson . Both are FREAKING AWESOME and totally intune speakers.  We are lucky to get Matt Thompson, with depth of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 metro design: Architecture of the UX

    Wow, the UX or User Interface has changed quite a bit, to determine how much it has changed see: User experience (UX) design patterns for Metro style apps This is exciting for system architects, finally a redefinition of the old WOSA (Windows Operating System Architecture) which has aged, aged well,...
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