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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/
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.
Jason - shoot me your contact information to email@example.com
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
Just got this and thought I would share:
The link to the Silverlight 2 installer to use is http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=124807. This link will detect your operating system and download the proper installer for Mac or Windows. In addition, requests for the Silverlight 1 installer will now install Silverlight 2, except for MacPPC machines which will still get the Mac version of Silverlight 1. Silverlight 2 is backward compatible with Silverlight 1 and no changes are required to Silverlight 1 sites.
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
Don Singleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) has started up the web-only version of his popular paper. From Don:
The purpose of Tulsa High Tech is to provide a clearing house for what is happening in the area of High Technology in the Tulsa Area, including education, seminars and workshps, blogging, exhibits, manufacturing, and anything else we can think of. In addition to providing access to class schedules, listings of various groups, and product reviews we intend to cover the human interest side of IT. We will feature profiles of instructors, community service projects, etc.
If you would like to have your user group included on a list of area User Groups, please send me the name of your group, web address, meeting time and location, and email addresses for officers. If you would like to have news of your group included each month, send me what you did last month, and what you plan to do next month. I need to have this by the 15th of each month (absolutely no later than the 20th of each month.)
And if any of your members would like to write technical articles on some aspect of your subject, please send them to me.
Then head on over to this link and download an eval VPC to see how cool this new OS is:
Hey folks just wanted to give you all an update on the book as I’ve had tons of people asking. The original plan was to have it out by May 15th but due to some formatting changes we have moved the date to June. I think it is safe to say it will be out before June 15th. All the material has gone through final review and is just being formatted at this point. Several hundred copies have already been sold in advance—which is awesome! I’ll keep it short and just say “Thanks!” to everyone who has been supportive throughout this process as we get the book done.