World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Phone

  Via…   Overview In my previous post I gave you an overview of my teams Starter Kits for Windows Store Apps.  I recently took the World of Warcraft Starter Kit I did for Windows, which was written in WinJS (Windows Library for JavaScript), and ported it to Windows Phone. Since there is currently…


Content from DC Windows Phone 8 Jumpstart available

Via… I had a ton of fun in Washington, DC last week hanging out with the local developer crowd and talking Windows Phone 8.  Can’t wait to see all the apps hit the Windows Phone Store! I’ve posted all five session’s slides here and the code we wrote here.      If you missed…


Announcing the Windows Phone Development JumpStart

  Location Date Cambridge, MA 2/8 Tampa, FL 2/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2/25 New York, NY 2/27 Chevy Chase, MD 3/7 Alpharetta, GA 3/8 FREE EVENT Seating is limited, so register today.             WHAT IS A JUMPSTART? These FREE events are targeted at jumpstarting your knowledge on a particular topic….


Playing and developing Games on Windows 8 with a Razer Blade Laptop

  Via…   Disclaimer: I am an employee of Microsoft focused on Gaming Technologies.  The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. Overview I’ve never been much of a console gamer I admit it.  I’ve been an Xbox live member for over a decade but the versions…


DoodlePad – a free, open sourced sketching App for Windows Phone

Via…   Summary Those of you who have been following my blog for a while are probably familiar with what DoodlePad is.  For those new, DoodlePad is a fun little sketch app I wrote for my kids when Windows Phone was launched in the fall of 2010.  It has done fairly well (at least…


Announcing 30 To Launch for Windows 8 Developers

The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows 8 apps. Now’s the time to make sure your app is ready for them. Begin your 30-day journey to create a great Windows 8 Metro style app. Get started at and receive: · Insider tips…


Why User Experience in the Enterprise Matters

Prior to coming to Microsoft, I lived the life of an Enterprise Developer for many years.  The technologies changed, the people I worked with changed, even the industries were different, bu tone thing remained the same.  IT was always asked to do more with less.   There are numerous ideas floating around that were created…


Are you a developer or designer in the NJ/PA/VA area? I’m hitting the road and would love to meet you!

Over the next three weeks I will be packing it up, hitting the road, and talking directly with Developers and Designers like you!  From Philly to Norfolk to Harrisburg to Pittsburgh I’ll be showing off in person everything Expression Studio 3, Silverlight 3 and Windows 7 can bring to your applications.   MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow…