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If you are an Outlook user, you probably have it open all the time. Now you can update your Twitter status and follow your friends without having to open any other applications. OutTwit seamlessly integrates Twitter into Outlook.
Check it out at: http://www.techhit.com/OutTwit/
Daniel – shoot me your email to email@example.com and I’ll get you a gift code.
I'll be giving away one or more $100 gift certificates from ThinkGeek every day for about 30 days. See my post here for details:
Attached are the scripts for this session. Enjoy!
Building applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance is a challenge that developers face every day. Innovative applications can greatly improve the user experience, empowering companies to differentiate their services and solutions. However, developers are increasingly asked to do more in less time, while also optimizing the power and performance requirements of their applications. The Windows 7 platform makes it easy for developers to create engaging, user-friendly applications by providing familiar tools and rich development features that allow them to take advantage of the latest PC capabilities. In this session we will explore the new Taskbar and Jump Lists, the Scenic Ribbon, file management with Libraries, and Windows Web Services among many other enhancements to the new operating system.In this session we’ll show you:- New Features in Windows 7- Use and create jump lists- Scenic Ribbon API- Use and create Libraries- Windows Web Services API- Additional enhancements that support development
From Jeff's blog:
just recently updated the navigation on my blog (http://www.jeffblankenburg.com) to be a nice Silverlight control, and realized that I was not really providing an optimal experience for those people that don't have the plugin installed. So since I had to go through it, I thought I would share with you how simple this actually is.
As the creator of Virtual World Evangelism, I thought it would be a good idea to take a break and have a good laugh muahhaha
Here is antoher fun one:
The 2009 Houston TechFest will be on Saturday Sept. 26. They are looking for speakers on a range of topics on .Net. If you would like to speak please send Michael Steinberg an email with an abstract of the topic you are interested in presenting. Please send the abstract, a bio (including picture), and your shirt size to Speakers@HoustonTechFest.com. Feel free to share this information with any others speakers you know who might be interested in presenting. If you know someone who would like to be a sponsor have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folks we are looking to make this TechFest one of the biggest ever. We need your help to make it happen. Make sure to help out any way you can by speaking and/or helping with sponsorship. As the premiere free event in Houston, this is an opportunity for us to come together and just be techs for a day. If you think you know someone who wants to sponsor this thing in some way, ANY way make sure to let Mike know so we can get them on the sponsor list.
BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 16, 2009 — Today at Mobile World Congress 2009, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer along with key mobile partners, HTC, LG and Orange, unveiled new Windows® phones featuring new user-friendly software and services. The next generation of Windows® phones will be based on Windows Mobile 6.5 and feature a new user interface and a richer browsing experience. In addition, Windows® phones will feature two new services: My Phone, to sync text messages, photos, video, contacts and more to the Web; and Windows® Marketplace for Mobile, a new marketplace that will provide direct-to-phone mobile applications and can be accessed from both the phone and the Web.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Running on HTC from Jesus Diaz on Vimeo.
Last November we launched BizSpark:
BizSpark is an innovative new program that unites Startups with entrepreneurial and technology resources in a global community with a common goal of supporting and accelerating the success of a new generation of high-potential Startups.
To be eligible for BizSpark, all of the following must be true. Your Startup:
If you fit into this category then you DEFINITLEY need to apply here: http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/
By popular demand, beginning today, I've decided to take a stab at including version information in the Tips and Tricks. I am only going back to 2008 for the blog but am considering going back to 2005 for the book (let me know your thoughts). Keep me honest and make sure to tell me if a feature is misrepresented as being in the wrong version.
Registration is now open for TechDays Developer 2009 – Defy All Challenges 24-Hour virtual event! For the first time, developers will gather from all over the world in one continuous 24 hours of learning around the clock on April 1, 2009.
The technologies covered will cover Developer Tools, Languages & Practices, Windows Mobile Development, Windows Development and Frameworks, Office & Sharepoint Development, Web Development & User Experience. See the track descriptions here!
Session Submissions still needed! To-date we’ve received many session submissions however we can still use more particularly from the Europe and Asia regions. Encourage your friends and peers in these regions to submit sessions this week. This is a unique opportunity to speak to a global audience! Submit a session at http://www.msfttechdays.com/modules/cft/default.aspx