Part #1 {Office Insider} Gotcha: Be an Office Insider

Good number of my developer customers/ISVs asking about “Microsoft Office Insider”, “what is it” and “where to getting started” – so i am sharing the related info. As you aware that Microsoft Office is available around the world, and we’re continuously hard at work on exclusive monthly upgrades and new features for Office 365 subscribers….

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Supportability matrix for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions

The Exchange Server Supportability Matrix provides a central source for Microsoft Exchange administrators to easily locate information about the level of support available for any configuration or required component for supported versions of Microsoft Exchange. You can refer the supportability matrix here – all of them documented in a single place. It talks about Release…


Developer Hub: Documentation & samples for Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) & 7.0

For the Windows Phone 7 developers, Microsoft has published (pre-release documentation) for the next version of Windows Phone OS 7.1 (Mango).  You can find them @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx. Windows Phone developers can download these code samples and applications, such as Panorama/Pivot Control, Bing Maps, and a unit converter, to experiment with the Windows Phone Application Platform….

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Developer Hub: Download Windows Phone Developer tools SDK 7.1 (Mango) beta & 7.0

Now you can download the new Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Mango) Beta can be used to develop Applications for both 7.0 and 7.1 version of Windows Phone OS releases.  You can experiment with the latest tools release for Windows Phone. WPDT 7.1 Beta provides the tooling necessary to target the upcoming Windows Phone OS…

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Comprehensive guide: Windows Phone development resources

Looking for a comprehensive guide to development resources for Windows Phone? Visit the Windows Phone developer resources pages on App Hub. Please find the following topic pages so you can learn everything you need to know to create great apps and games for Windows Phone: Silverlight for Windows Phone XNA Game Studio and XNA Framework…


MIX 11: Hardware-accelerated HTML5, IE9 & Mango

Last March 2010 @ MIX 10, we (MS) announced Hardware-Accelerated HTML5, Pushes Boundaries on Web and Cloud Development. Also MS released first platform preview for Windows Internet Explorer 9, highlights commitments to jQuery, OData, expanded support for HTML5, hardware-accelerated graphics and text, and a new JavaScript engine. Together these allow developers to use the same…


@ DevConnections 2010

Listen or watch the latest series of Bytes by MSDN as 17 influential community members and Microsoft developers,  interviewed at DevConnections 2010, talk about user-experience, the cloud, mobile, and a variety of additional topics that they are passionate about.  Check back weekly for the next installment in the series or subscribe and take it on…


Windows Phone 7 Sales: 1.5 million units sold @ first Six weeks

According to Achim Berg, Corp. Vice President of Business and Marketing, Windows Phones, Windows Phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks. It shows the customer momentum and retail presence. The Sales figures shows that sales are ramping well as our reputation is growing for offering users a unique experience and…


Book review: Programming Windows Phone 7

Are you the Windows Phone 7 developer or want to know how to create WP7 apps? Then this book is meant for you. To give you a sense of this offering, here is Charles’s Introduction—beneath that you’ll find the ebook’s full Table of Contents: Introduction This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7…

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Windows Phone 7: 80% increase in App developers

The developer community is placing some big bets with Windows Phone. How we can see that? Per WindowsPhone’s team blog we can notice nearly 80% increase in the number of registered developers since September, with more than 15,000 developers already signaling their intent to bring exciting content to Windows Phone. This is a great move….


Windows Phone 7: How to get apps from Marketplace?

Get apps from Marketplace On your phone or from your PC, get apps and games wherever you are.           Check out Marketplace—Microsoft’s virtual store for apps, games, and other entertainment for your phone. Many apps and games in Marketplace are free, while others let you try before you buy. Before you…


Windows Phone 7: LG Owners to Get Free Access to Popular Windows Phone 7 apps

LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft collaborate on developer program for a new mobile platform. LG and Microsoft announced that they are teaming up to provide customers with a free selection of quality applications for LG customers with Windows Phone 7 handsets. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications, providing free access…


Outlook 2010, Windows Mobile & SMS Sync: Send and receive text messages from your e-mail account

You can send and receive text messages from your e-mail account if you’re using a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone or you’ve downloaded and installed the Outlook Mobile Update on your Windows Mobile 6.1 phone. This functionality is known as SMS Sync. Enable Text Message Synchronization To enable text message synchronization on a Windows Mobile 6.1…


Microsoft Xbox: What else you can do more than playing games?

With Xbox LIVE, a whole world of extraordinary entertainment experiences awaits, including streaming music, HD movies, live sporting events, Facebook, Twitter, Video chat and more… ESPN on Xbox 360: With Kinect and ESPN you don’t just watch the game, you live the game. With thousands of sporting events and the interactive social network of Xbox…