So Long, and thanks for all the fish

After 16 great years with Microsoft, Friday 21st is my last working day. I am spending it in our new home in the chilly North York Moors with the company of sheep, rabbits, grouse and a rather fine bottle of … Continue reading →

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Windows Store Tips: Create great promo images LONG BEFORE you submit

[Windows Store Tips] When you submit to the store you get an opportunity to add promo images to your submission. It is tempting to skip over these as a) they are optional and b) they are in odd sizes! However … Continue reading →

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Windows Phone and Windows 8 positive stories – Blackberry replaced by Lumia

Three positive stories. “Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses” (Reported on November 27th) “Facebook data suggests Microsoft has sold 4.2 million Windows Phone handsets since October” (Reported on December 9th) “Teenage daughter dumps Blackberry for Lumia 610” (Reported … Continue reading →

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1996 to 2012 – still no evidence… I give up!

In 1996 I was happily working on large Unix applications when I was approached by Microsoft to join a brand new European arm of the (then famous – apparently) Microsoft US Developer Relations Group as something called a “Technical Evangelist” … Continue reading →

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Slides and links from Windows 8 Round Table 29th Nov 2012

If you attended the event yesterday in London then firstly, thank you for coming and secondly, you can find the slides we used attached to this post or via this direct link. The tips I listed in my part of … Continue reading →

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