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    What’s all this MapReduce malarkey about then?

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    I made a post the other day pointing people at Project Daytona , Microsoft Research’s iterative MapReduce. I thought I’d make a quick post about what MapReduce actually is in the first place. I guess the big name that everybody automatically associates...
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    Windows Phone Mango Feature Videos

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    Nice idea this one – ask the people who created specific Mango features to talk about them. Each video is very short – perhaps a couple of minutes – but gives you a succinct overview of features such as: Email: Conversations Email: Linked Inbox People...
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    The Visual Studio 2010 Async CTP (and refresh)

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    I’ve been going to Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) for over a decade now and one thing that I’ve learnt over that time is; 1. The Anders Heijlsberg talk is the talk that everyone wants to see 2. The...
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    Finding Your App Purchase History

    I’d never given this any thought until I had to do a hard reset on my HTC Trophy just before we made available Beta 2 of the Mango OS . Of course I lost my apps. I found myself scratching my head trying to remember all the apps I had installed. Of course...
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    Windows Phone App Hub Enhancements

    [This post was cross-posted from the UK MSDN Team Blog ] If you’re a Windows Phone developer, the scheduled App Hub outage last Monday probably piqued your interest, along with a number of new features you may have noticed that started to roll out during...
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    Windows Phone App Submission and Languages

    You’ll have noticed we’ve made some improvements to App Hub recently. And if, like me, you’ve tried to submit an app to Marketplace since 18th July you may have encountered an error relating to supported languages. My first attempt at submitting a new...
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    Windows Phone Status Bar Symbols – What on Earth?

    Having been berated on Twitter this morning for failing to be intimately familiar with the symbols on my status bar (specifically I didn’t recognise the vibrate mode symbol), I thought I’d clear things up by publishing my understanding of what they mean...
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    Orange Selects, Free Apps and Mango

    If you have a Windows Phone and you’re on Orange, you’ll hopefully have heard that they’re celebrating the launch of the “Orange Selects” Marketplace with a free app every day for the whole of July. Today for example, you could enjoy Birdsong , the excellent...
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    Tech.Days Live Video: From Zero to Hero - Getting your Apps on Marketplace

    Oops – somehow this one slipped through the net. Brandon talks about Marketplace, recent and future improvements and how to maximise your opportunity by building apps customers really want. View this video as a WMV...
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    Over 1 billion PAC-MAN Dots Eaten by HTML5 users

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    When we released the worlds biggest PAC-MAN during the MIX Keynote we knew it was going to be popular, but I don’t think anyone at Microsoft (with maybe the exception of Michael Kordahi ) really expected it to be as popular as it has been. Users of the...
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    Can love clean up the streets?

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    LoveCleanStreets is an application for UK citizens that aims to completely close that feedback loop and keep the users informed about what is happening – both the good news and the bad and it does it in a very public way. The local authority runs the...
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    The week that was on the UK MSDN blog: 18-22 July

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    Another week, another news round-up. What a great week it’s been on the blog, with Planky and Beeby (as we affectionately call them) taking the floor. You can expect to hear more from them and the other UK evangelists from now on as we turn the blog into...
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    Windows Phone App Hub Enhancements

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    If you’re a Windows Phone developer, the scheduled App Hub outage last Monday probably piqued your interest, along with a number of new features you may have noticed that started to roll out during the week. Sworn to secrecy here at MSDN UK towers...
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    Watching Mono

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    You might have missed it in amongst all the “phone hacking” coverage but there’s been quite a lot of news around the Mono project over the past few weeks and I’ve seen a few announcements go by and thought it would be worth capturing some of that in a...
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    Flash Poll Podcast results

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    Last week in the UK MSDN Flash Newsletter I asked you to tell us your favourite podcast. The results can be found here and our winner with over 26% of the vote was Hanselminutes . Scott Hanselman’s other Podcast “ This Developers Life ” also got a few...
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