More useful Windows Phone 8 Resources

Announcing the new Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform by Kevin GalloVisual Studio Blog – Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0 .Net Framework Blog – Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Blog – Meet Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Dev Center Twitter Feed Windows Phone Twitter Feed


Lego Mindstorms NXT2.0 – TrophyBot

For some time now, I’ve coveted the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Robotics kit. It’s a great teaching toy tool and not only can you program it with the excellent and intuitive Lego IDE (from LabView), but you can also use Microsoft Robotics Studio and .NET. With that justification, just before Christmas I ordered one from…


New Aussie Community Blogger

Jake Ginnivan’s been hassling me on and off with difficult VSTO questions for the last year or so. It looks like Jeremy Thake’s finally persuaded him to start blogging. He’s kicked off with the first post in a 2-part series Writing a Facebook event synchroniser for Outlook 2007+ Part 1 Looks good so far. Subscribed.


Developer training in Darwin in August

Got a note in may inbox over the weekend announcing some developer training happening in Darwin. I see Dave’s beaten me to it, but I’ll repeat here because I reckon it’s worthwhile encouraging these kinds of things especially in our more … regional … locations. There are four courses being run, some Microsoft Official Curriculum…


CodeCapmOz April 4-5 – Speakers, Sessions, Social

CodeCampOz is fast approaching – (4-5 April in Wagga Wagga). Mitch has announced the speakers and sessions, and talked about the important social aspects of CodeCamp, in addition to the obvious technical benefits. Looks like another great CodeCamp! What are you waiting for? Sign up NOW!


Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people). There’s also a…


Finding the Windows dpi setting in .NET

I had a note from Stephen Lead (of Ignite Spatial fame) asking how to determine the dpi setting a user has selected in Windows. He pointed me to the only MSDN article he could find on the subject, ironically explaining how to do it in Visual FoxPro. I didn’t know off the top of my…


Events & more Events – a retrospective

Fin asked me to write this week’s MSDN Flash editorial, so I did. In case you missed it, here it is. By the way, if you don’t subscribe to the flash, you should :). Sign up today! It’s been a real time for me with events. First the PDC in Los Angeles with over 6,000…


Visual Studio 2010 Info from the Horse’s Mouth – 14 Nov in Sydney and Online

Matt Nunn, Group Product Manager for Visual Studio Team System will present “The Road to Visual Studio 2010”, a presentation (and live demo) aimed at technical decision makers. Matt will provide a first look at the next version of Microsoft’s development tool platform – Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2010 further enhances today’s capabilities to…


You want content? How about an Azure Services Training Kit? Azure Videos on Channel 9?

Hot on the heels of other great training kits, we’ve released the Azure Services Training Kit. From the internal announcement email: Today we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build…