31 Days of Mango: #31AwesomeWPDevTutorials

If you’re looking to start learning Windows Phone 7.5 development, this could be the perfect place for you to start!  Jeff Blankenburg from Microsoft has compiled (or rather, at the time of publication of this post is compiling) a series of 31 tutorials on how to implement Windows Phone 7.5 Apps. The tutorials are “snack-sized”,…


MSP Voice: All about Xbox Live by Adam Wlotzki

I really enjoy playing on Xbox Live with my friends. I thought I would give you a glimpse into what Xbox Live offers in case there are some people unfamiliar with it. It’s not just about playing games. That part is obvious. The Xbox Live dashboard offers a wide variety of entertainment: Welcome: Can’t figure…


So you say anyone can build a phone app…OK I am going to test that theory!

Don’t get me wrong, I can write code, in fact I love to code, I really do. I think most of us who enjoy logic, enjoy programming. It’s all the other stuff that makes me want to bang my head against the wall, trying to figure out what tool to use, installing the tool, figuring…

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All You Need is an Idea to Win

Ideas change the world! Ideas solve problems! Ideas create new products and opportunities! They come to us when we are driving to campus, taking a shower, going for a run, or just out drinking with friends. Not all ideas come to life, but without ideas we wouldn’t have electric cars, smart phones, the Bass-o-Matic or…


The IT Challenge…can you make it to the next round?

Okay you’ve heard me talking about Imagine Cup last week, because I am really excited about the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals we’ll be hosting this year. You can start thinking about your entries for Software Design and Phone and putting together your teams. But in this post I’d like to talk about one of the…


MSP Voice: MVC Walkthrough – Part 1

ASP.Net MVC Walkthrough – Gears of Web There so many great resources for learning ASP.Net MVC out there, especially on Scott Guthrie’s blog. I found that the approach taken by most bloggers in their tutorials involves writing a project, while it is a great way to get the some hands-on experience, it can be overwhelming…


Resources for Teaching Windows Phone – for anyone who needs to teach phone!

Whether you are a professor, an associate professor, instructor, or just thinking of delivering a lecture to your gaming club on Windows phone, it helps to have some resources at your disposal! My favourite resources are the ones that have been created for me. That’s why I wanted to take a minute to talk about…


Want Your Presentation to Rock? Hook Your Audience Early!

Every day professors there is a lecture room with someone standing up front talking about Fourrier Transforms or looping algorithms. Whether it’s a class presentation,  a lunch and learn for fellow students, or a presentation on a co-op term, all of us are called upon to present from time to time. When we put together…


Intern Voice: Jessica’s Windows Phone experience – continued

I’m adjusting. It’s been very quick and pain free but the time came where I had to bury my little flip phone and start fresh and what a fresh start it is! Let me first say how much I love texting. There are few things I hate more than phone calls that last years when…


You CAN Make a Difference in the World and it Starts Right Here in Canada!

Have you heard about Imagine Cup? This is the worldwide competition organized by Microsoft where students just like you  use technology to try and solve some of the worlds problems. What matters to you? Could text recognition software on a windows phone help someone with dyslexia? Can we build a stronger First Nations community with…

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