Windows Phone Game Developer Workshop in Sydney 24/25 May

Thinking about writing a game for Windows Phone? Come along and learn from some of the best in the business. Featuring three strands from casual games you can write and publish in a couple of hours up to hard-core 3D games with the unity framework, this DevCamp has something for everyone. Get your game face…

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LightSwitch Star Contest - Win an ASUS Laptop

The folks over at The Code Project have launched a cool contest so you can show off your LightSwitch skills and win prizes in the process. From their release: Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop…

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Talking LightSwitch Shop with Richard

While I was at TechEd last month, I sat down (twice) with Richard Banks and recorded an episode of Talking Shop Down Under about LightSwitch. Richard’s been hoarding his TechEd recordings and releasing them slowly. This one came out today. Check it out.

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SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…

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SwitchedOn Briefing Slide Decks - LightSwitch and Azure

I’ve just finished the first of the SwitchedOn briefings (Adelaide) – we built a LightSwitch application (u:Adelaide, p:Pass@word1) and deployed it on Azure. I’ve uploaded the slide decks: Session 1 – LightSwitch Morning (2.2Mb) Session 2 – both Azure decks (13.5Mb) Session 3 – LightSwitch Afternoon (4.9Mb)

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LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 – Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in…

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Cool LightSwitch Extensions from Aussie Developer

Aussie developer Yann Duran has just published his second Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 extension. The Luminous Controls extension is currently a TextBlock and a GroupLayout control. This is the second LightSwitch extension Yann’s published, the first being Luminous Themes. He’s in the process of writing Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development for Apress with Tim…

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Visual Studio LightSwitch GDR for SQL Azure

While we were at TechEd (talking, by the way, about Visual Studio LightSwitch, twice), the LightSwitch team released a GDR (General Distribution Release, aka update) to “resolve an issue encountered when publishing to SQL Azure” “This is due to a recent SQL Azure server upgrade which caused the version incompatibility”

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Counting the number of sections in an OpenXML Document

1/4/11 – Updated a couple of images and some of the code explanation Adam Cogan asked me a question the other day that asked (among other things) "How do you know if a doc has multiple sections?" In Word, of course, you can break a document up into sections by inserting a section  break from…

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