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  • Blog Post: SketchFlow – Sketching and Prototyping in Expression Blend

    I had a interesting discussion this morning with a business school looking at introducing Mobile App development one of the key things within their assessment is the proof of prototypes and wireframes we got onto discussing the opportunity and advantages of using Microsoft Expression, SketchFlow. SketchFlow...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

    This week Microsoft released an update to the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit. This includes updates to labs that we made available at BUILD as well as several new labs. The Training Kit is available in two different offline packages and is also available to browse online at MSDN . You...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Silverlight 5

    For all of you who may of missed the announcement this week in relation to the release of Silverlight 5. Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Download Silverlight 5 , a free plug-in less...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Windows Phone 7 Toolkit

    I have been asked a few questions recently regarding developing Windows Phone apps which can access Sharepoint 2010 resources. The easy answer is… download the following toolkit on CodePlex, the toolkit will help simplify the task of building Windows Phone 7 applications based upon SharePoint 2010 servers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Free eBook & Demos

    Resource for Teaching and Learning Windows Phone Development Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters...
  • Blog Post: Student Developer get stuck into Windows Phone over the summer holidays

    About two months ago the Windows Phone team issued a challenge to student developers over the summer holiday: The challenge, to create an awesome Microsoft Expression   Sketchflow prototype of a Windows Phone application. The reward was to win one of 50 HTC Mazaa developer devices. The competition...
  • Blog Post: Preparation for Build Windows useful links and URLs

    So its now only a few days until the Build Windows conference, BUILD takes place between 13th – 16th of September 2011. The event has been total sold out for many months. I have to say I am pretty excited!  why?  I am lucky enough to be attending the event.  As your aware from my previous...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone - “Mango” Jump Start Videos Just Released!

    Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event featuring renowned MVPs Rob Miles, University of Hull & Andy Wigley AppMundi over 1,270 people joined the two-day event (Aug. 23-24, 2011). The two days of Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start...
  • Blog Post: The Interoperability bridges and Labs Center improving interoperability between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies

    For all of you whom are interested in open source take a look at The Interoperability bridges and Labs Center , the site is dedicated to technical collaborative work to improve interoperability between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. On the web site, you will find a live directory of freely...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2011 World Wide Finals

    The 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals took place yesterday from 16:00-19:00 EST (NYC Local Time) 8pm to 11pm GMT you can watch a video recording of the stream here. The “World Festival Awards Ceremony” will be held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in downtown New...
  • Blog Post: The development of Windows Phone applications in academia

    “Phone Apps” are fast becoming a huge growth market and I know many UK institutions are looking to how to incorporate mobile development within the academic curricula. Additional for Windows Phone development many vendors and partners are now looking at how to develop mobile apps for Windows Phone based...
  • Blog Post: WP7 Marketplace Reaches 15,000 Apps and has NO Signs of Stopping.. are you starting to think about WP7 Curricula?

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has now over 15,000 applications. Total Apps In Marketplace Apps By Category Free vs Paid Total Apps By Price Huge thanks to Sreenu Bojja http://www.wp7appexlorer.com for the graphs. This is amazing news as a little over six weeks ago, we...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight Pivot Viewer

    PivotViewer Silverlight PivotViewer makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data on the web in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. By visualizing thousands of related items at once, users can see trends and patterns that would be hidden when looking at one item at a time. ...
  • Blog Post: Announcement from MIX11 in regards to Expression Studio and Silverlight

    At Mix, today we there has been some exciting announcements: Silverlight 5 Mango, the next major version of Windows Phone. Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5 Available immediately with the beta of Silverlight 5 is the Blend Preview for Silverlight 5 , an early-access preview...
  • Blog Post: Get rewarded with fantastic prizes by building your own and unique Windows Phone 7 application

    THINK.DEV Rewards Get rewarded with fantastic prizes by building your own and unique Windows Phone application and publishing it on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Just one thing – we’re only looking for original and unique Windows Phone applications. There is a massive line up of rewards...
  • Blog Post: So what is Windows Phone 7 and what is the benefit to UK Academia

    Students: Get Paid for Your Apps DreamSpark has partnered with Windows Phone 7 and the App Hub! Now, you get the same tools professional developers and designers have, and you can sell your mobile applications and make money! Along with all the free applications, we're waiving the $99 registration...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 App Development

    Getting Started & Fundamentals The basics of creating Windows Phone applications, particularly as it relates to the user interface. Get Started Creating a Windows Phone Application Creating the Windows Phone User Interface (XAML) Using Controls Types of Controls Working With Text...
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