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  • Blog Post: Target Multiple Various Clients, Use Same Project for Business Logic with Visual Studio PCL

    So you want to use the same code base and target different user experiences? For example, say you want to use the same business logic to access data in Windows 8, Windows Phone, and your Silverlight or XBox applications. (Or maybe even Android and iPhone using Mono.) In the past, this has meant different...
  • Blog Post: 3500 Code Samples at Your Fingertips

    Code samples are developers’ favorite asset. In partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery team, we just released a new Sample Browser applications - a new way for developers to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at their fingertips . The 3500 code samples are from MSDN Samples Gallery...
  • Blog Post: ISV Case Study: Add Geo-location with iLink GIS Framework on Windows Azure

    By Suresh Warrier Frameworks are pre-built code libraries and well defined business processes that are designed to facilitate software development and implementation of business processes. Developers can use frameworks to speed up the development of solutions and products. iLink Systems provides solution...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Released with New Features for Developers

    Silverlight 5 has been released. Silverlight 5 adds a ton of new features over what we had with Silverlight 4. These are non-trivial features like a full 3d stack, parsing performance improvements, tons of enhancements to binding and much more. My favorite features have to be Implicit Templates and...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

    You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard , from social media company Sepia Labs . Users can connect with each other's Windows Phone , Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Updated

    Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit has been updated. The toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. The kit includes: Complete C# source code Open Source Microsoft Public License...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 RC Available for Download

    The release candidate for Silverlight 5 is now available to developers on the Silverlight developer site. You can get the release itself and additional details on Silverlight Downloads . About Silverlight 5 Silverlight delivers the richest set of capabilities available to developers today through...
  • Blog Post: Two Days of Free Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Developer Training Online

    Windows Phone MVPs i.e. Rob Miles and Andy Wigley will host this two-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for developers looking to build cool applications and games for the new Windows Phone 'Mango' Platform. Click here to register for the free training. Day One August 23, 2011 | 8am...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone Updated for ‘Mango’

    Create better Phone apps with the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit (August 2011) add-on. This is a great new release provides extra controls to those in the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK. For more details, see The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit is now available for ‘Mango’ application...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Training Kit Updated, Includes ALM Developer Training

    June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course adds new courses on application lifecycle management (ALM) and updates developer training. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Goes Beta with Video, 3D Enhancements, XAML Debugging

    Microsoft announced at MIX the immediate availability of the beta for Microsoft Silverlight 5 , which provides advances in rich media and application development. New capabilities include Hardware Video Decode, for enhanced video quality and performance, and “Trickplay,” which provides...
  • Blog Post: Watch MIX Keynotes Live Online April 12 - 13

    Can’t attend MIX 11 in-person? Watch the keynotes live from Las Vegas, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT (4pm GMT), via live.visitmix.com . Tune-in for the latest announcements from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight. Keynotes will run for approximately 90 minutes. The Channel 9 Live...
  • Blog Post: Arrive a Day Early and Attend a Boot camp at MIX11

    Want to get the most out of MIX11? Attend a full day of pre-conference Boot Camps designed to get you up-to-speed on the most important technologies in web design and development. Need to ramp up on Silverlight, HTML5, CSS3, or jQuery. Want to learn how to take advantage of the Cloud or how to build...
  • Blog Post: MIX11 Sessions Highlight Phone, Azure, HTML5, More

    New sessions for MIX11 have been announced. MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and...
  • Blog Post: First Sessions for MIX11 Announced

    The first set of sessions for MIX11 have been announced. Another hundred are in the works. MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert...
  • Blog Post: Build Native Apps in Silverlight with Sensors, Speech, Taskbar, Touch

    Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a toolkit gives Silverlight developers access to cool Windows 7 features like sensors, speech recognition, portable devices, Windows 7 taskbar etc. from within their applications. The latest version adds support for full Windows 7 touch including...
  • Blog Post: New Controls Added to Open Source Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

    Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. A new February 2011 update available on Codeplex now includes: TiltEffect PerformanceProgressBar ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 FireStarter Videos Now on Channel 9

    Seven videos from the SharePoint 2010 FireStarter event help you learn how to integrate the features in SharePoint in your application. The videos from January’s live event are now online on Channel 9. Developers can build collaboration applications on the platform features of SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Join Online for SharePoint 2010 FireStarter Developer Event Jan 27

    Join us Thursday January 27 where Microsoft is hosting the SharePoint 2010 FireStarter event in Redmond, WA. The entire event will be Streamed Live online . Be sure to Register to attend in-person or watch the action unfold Live online. The event begins at 8:30 am Pacific time. Topics include:...
  • Blog Post: One Million Developers, Designers on Silverlight

    Microsoft Silverlight team announced the community of Silverlight developers and designers is one million. The was among the Silverlight Top 10 posted on the team’s blog at Silverlight Top 10 of 2010, A Year in Review . Included in the list were also #2 where 266,000 people worldwide watched...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter Labs

    If you missed the Silverlight Firestarter event back in December here’s a couple of links to get you started. If you are asking what’s Silverlight Firestarter, here’s a brief description: The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie on...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7

    When it comes to game design for Windows Phone 7 , Microsoft turned to Plexipixel to design and develop a free game called Unite . The team that designed and developed the game using Silverlight shares the tips and lessons learned. See Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Out of Browser Kit Allows Cool Windows 7 Features

    Now is the time to get acquainted with Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) , a new and evolving toolkit that enables Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact deeply with Windows 7 and leverage it in your Silverlight + Windows 7 customer scenarios. The toolkit contains a...
  • Blog Post: Beta of First Service Pack for Visual Studio 2010 Arrives

    Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download to MSDN subscribers -- general availability on December 9. Jason Zander, General Manager of the Visual Studio Team, announced the update on his blog Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta . You’ll find the download links...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter Sessions on Video, 11 Labs Online

    You can catch up on the Silverlight Firestarter videos on Channel 9 including Scott Guthrie’s keynote where he announced Silverlight 5 . And try out a set of 11 Firestarter Labs . Channel 9 Videos The Future of Silverlight Data Binding Strategies with Silverlight and Windows Phone...
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