Windows PhoneCamps – East Coast Fall 2011 Tour

What’s a Windows Phone Camp? For those who went to our “Windows Phone Garage” series last year, its one of those. For those new to the scene, its a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting…

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New SketchFlow for Windows Phone Tutorials added to .toolbox

.toolbox offer resources, practical techniques, tips, and tricks about with Design Techniques in applications using Microsoft tools. The .toolbox team just updated the tutorial list for Windows Phone to include some great new SketchFlow content. SketchFlow is a rapid application prototyping tool that integrate with Blend. New tutorials include: Using SketchFlow Part 1: Discovering Basic…

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Jason Milgram of South Florida – Windows Phone Developer Hero of the Week – TrackMyShots

Living in Tampa we’re surrounded by Heroes. Folks from MacDill in South Tampa are tough enough, but CENTCOM and SOCOM have significant presences. I heard it said once, “There be giants here, and they’re down at MacDill”. So it makes it tough to call devs ‘heroes’. But as much as an app can earn a…

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Windows PhoneCamps – East Coast USA Tour Fall 2011

There were some signficant changes made to the Windows PhoneCamp 2011 East Coast Tour blog post. For the latest updates please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2011/08/31/windows-phonecamps-east-coast-2011.aspx. Thanks…

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Making the TCP/UDP Socket Samples Work a Real Phone

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) brings us sockets as another means for us to use data from the Internet. MSDN provides two pretty sweet samples in the UDP and TCP how-to samples. Basically each sample socket connects to the TCP/IP Simple Services Echo and Quote of the Day. The samples do tell a user how to…

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Metro UI – Off the Phone, Onto the Web

On day 2 of the recent Front End Design Conference in St Petersburg, FL, I was privileged to present “Metro UI”. Windows Phone has been a solid example of Metro UI in action, but I intentionally avoided doing a pure phone focused session. Probably a good thing as I was the only presenter to NOT…

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XNA Games Windows PhoneCamp – August 27 – Jacksonville

Jacksonville .NET Code Camp is coming up on Saturday, August 27th. As a special treat, we’ve got an ‘event inside an event’. Chris G. Williams ( @chrisgwilliams ) is making the roadtrip down from Greenville, South Carolina, to run a XNA Gaming Oriented Windows PhoneCamp. Chris is the author of – Professional Windows Phone 7…

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Kinect SDK Beta 1 Refresh

The Kinect SDK has just released a Beta1 Refresh. The update applies a number of driver enhancements including stability fixes to prevent crashes, including those that appear when a PC goes into sleep mode. The update also supplies runtime enhancements around refinements to a number of APIs, improvements in time-stamping, and the removal of non-functional…

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Explore the Browser User-Agent in Windows Phone Mango

Many web programmers use the User-Agent field in the request header to identify what operating system, browser, and browser capabilities are coming at their programs. The User-Agent helps characterize the client so appropriate customizations can be rendered. Windows Phone “Mango” brings a new HTML5 browser based on IE9. So what should web developers be expecting…

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Free Windows Phone Dev Webinars by Chris G. Williams

Some Windows Phone tutorials for you that are a little off the beaten path. Chris Williams ( @chrisgwilliams ), author of Professional Windows Phone Game Development,  has been working with DevExpress on a series of free Windows Phone webinars. To date he’s got seven of these completed. Introduction to WP7 Development with Silverlight and XNA…

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