Windows 7 for Developers Series: Build Innovative Applications Using Familiar Tools

Here is some information about the webcast series I’m working on for Windows 7 for Developers. We’re taking the examples we’ve used for the launch events over the last couple months and expanding it to include additional features. You can download the code sample at http://benkotips.com/code. Then check out the live and on demand webcasts…

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Win7 for Developers – Troubleshooting & Windows Error Reporting

Today we covered a lot of ground where the rubber hits the street in application failure & recovery. Kevin Hill joined me to talk about what happens to that data after it leaves your machine and showed us how to use it to help solve the issues that cause the problems. We also talked about…

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MSDN Flash: Volume 13, Number24 – November 23, 2009

Editorial News and Notes from Mike Benkovich There’s a lot to talk about that’s new in the technology world these days. From the recent launch of Windows 7 and the Windows Server products to trying out the new betas of Visual Studio and Office, to the tools for making us more productive and effective, it’s…

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Download the Beta of SharePoint 2010 Today!

Some exciting news was announced this morning at the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles: You can get started exploring SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 by downloading the beta trials from www.microsoft.com/2010.  SharePoint 2010—together with Office 2010 and other related products—ties together your PC, browser, and mobile device to offer the premier productivity experience.  In…

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Patterns anyone? Check out Rob’s new series!

Rob Bagby has started a new series (blog posts and screencasts) on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight.  The series illustrates various design patterns while building a sample application (see screenshot below).  The patterns covered include the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service Agent and Model View ViewModel.

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Kansas City Code is posted

I’ve posted the code from today’s launch onto http://www.benkotips.com/code – Includes the demo application we built from scratch showing how to work with jumplists, ribbon, Sensors and Multi-touch.

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Posting code…a bit behind

Thought I’d let you know that I’ve posted code from the MVC webcast with Jessy Houle as well as code from the Heartland Developer Conference in October. More code postings to come…

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VB Source Code for Launch Demo available for download

I just added the sample we wrote at the event coded in VB to the download on http://www.benkotips.com/code, click on the “Windows 7 For Developers Launch” link and you’ll find the solution has a VB version of the project added to it. I’ve also got a SQL script that creates the IMAGEDATABASE used by the…

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Windows 7 For Developers – Launch Links

As I promised in the session in Minneapolis, all the links from the slide decks are available here. These include: http://www.benkotips.com/ http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/xp2win7 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa904987.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905066.aspx http://readyset7.com/workshops http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1c333f06-fadb-4d93-9c80-402621c600e7 http://msdn.microsoft.com/express http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack http://codeplex.com/wpf http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows7Taskbar http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ScenicRibbon http://www.windowsteamblog.com/blogs/developers.aspx https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Windows+7 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd433113.aspx http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa904987.aspx http://www.readyset7.com/workshops http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9681321 http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/XP2Win7 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/careeroffers As per usual the demo code is available in a zip archive along with the slide…

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"Who I Am and What I Do Around Here?"

Ok…if you’ve been following my blog over the years you may have some idea of who I am and my current role/job at Microsoft. This post is to help shed some light on the topic and also is cross posted to another blog I’m just starting up that is focused on SharePoint for Developers. You…

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