Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript available from Lynda.com

Via DaveDev.net…     Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript I am proud to announce my first course with Lynda.com is now available for viewing!  The course runs a little over two hours in length, includes complete source code, and step-by-step labs for each chapter.  I’ve never been a fan of having…

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This package was deployed for development or authoring mode error in Windows App Cert Kit

Via Davedev.net… If you are getting this error message when running the Windows App Certification Kit don’t panic! This package was deployed for development or authoring mode. Uninstall the package and re-install it normally.   This means you have a Windows Store app written in JavaScript that you deployed locally through Visual Studio instead of…

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Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Windows Store Share Contract

Windows Store Share Contract I had some requests for an example of the Windows Store Contract in the Kit.  I created simple function that will allow the player to share out their score with other Windows apps at any time.  The purpose here is a quick and easy example you can add to your own…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Using AppMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps

Via Davedev.net… DevRadio: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing appMobi Developer Evangelist Andrew Smith on DevRadio.  We chatted about how web developers can now easily build apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  If you’re an HTML5 or JavaScript developer looking to get your apps into multiple platforms, you don’t want to miss this…

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Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

Via Chris Bowen… A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to life with Microsoft and…

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Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference (EntDevCon) Live Streaming today!

Tired of hearing from Microsoft about their Solutions?  Want to hear real stories from real customers and partners?  It’s time to Go Beyond Hello World – it’s time for the EntDevCon. Doug Hauger, GM of Windows Azure, will be kicking of the Keynote at the sold-out EntDevCon this morning at 9AM EST.  Can’t make it…

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New Gates/Seinfeld episode is out and it has people laughing

As mentioned previously, the Gates/Seinfeld ad campaign has kicked off.  There was some mixed reactions to the first episode I don’t think people really got what it was all about.  I even talked a little about that here.  With the newly released second episode things are starting to come together.   And, surprise it is…

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Windows Vista – does PERCEPTION become REALITY?

Marketing 101 – if you can influence people’s perception of something enough, it will become the reality of the situation for them regardless of the truth. Enter the Mojave Experiment. What happens when you take 140 people, 22 hidden cameras and show them a demo of a new Operating System from Microsoft called "Mojave".  Oh,…

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So I upgraded to Vista SP1 last night

As you probably heard Vista SP1 was released to Windows Update on Tuesday.   Full list of updates can be found here.  I decided to take the plunge last night and offer up my most sacred and highly used machine – an Alienware Area 51 9750 laptop.  To say I am in love with this beautiful…

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