Find quick fixes for your website with modern.ie

Modern.IE is a new tool from Microsoft which will examine your website and recommend code changes for better modern browser support Today, Microsoft released Modern.IE, a tool that examines your code and detects code that may cause compatibility problems or that may prevent your users from getting the best experience on a webpage. The tool…

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How does a Flash developer get going with HTML5?

EaselJS is a JavaScript library that provides an API that will be familiar to Flash developers to make it easier to work with canvas. HTML5 is supported in Internet Explorer 9 and higher, and other modern web browsers. You can build native apps for Windows 8 with HTML5. The great thing about this broad uptake…

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HTML5 for Internet Explorer and Windows 8

Microsoft really jumped on the HTML5 bandwagon in a big way with Internet Explorer 9 and now Windows 8, so how does this affect your sites and apps? There are really two big Microsoft platforms where you can leverage HTML5: Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Windows 8 Internet Explorer 9 & 10 When Internet Explorer…

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Bring your website to the next level…check out pinning!

I was just preparing a slide deck to talk about IE9 features and realized I really haven’t taken the time to explain what the heck pinned sites are on this blog and how they work. Pinned sites are a fantastic feature of IE9, and as more and more users are discovering them, you want to…

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Like HTML5? Like Phone Apps? Then you’ll LOVE Mango because…

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post referencing how you as a developer don’t have to be torn between building mobile experiences in HTML5 or native phone apps.  In fact, with the upcoming Mango release for Windows Phone, the “better together” story is a strong one that allows you to take advantage of great…

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Social gaming in the cloud!

Are you a social media geek and a gaming freak? If so, then it’s time you create your own social game in the cloud with Azure. To make it easier for you to get started, the Windows Azure team has a treat for you. The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games includes everything you need…


Microsoft’s FUSE Labs

If you haven’t yet done so, be sure to check out Microsoft’s FUSE Labs (http://fuse.microsoft.com/). FUSE (Future Social Experiences) produces some pretty neat projects that deal with social, real-time and media-rich experiences. Among their notable projects is Docs for Facebook, a tool that allows you to share Microsoft Office documents with your friends on Facebook….


Mango Impressions

A few weeks ago, having connected my Samsung Focus to my desktop for syncing, I was greeted with a pleasant message from Zune notifying me that a Windows Phone 7 update was available. The NoDo update included fine-tuned performance and app start-up time tweaks, as well as the much awaited copy and paste feature, among…