Are you a developer? Want to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 device?

Then you MUST read the following post from Brandon Watson, in which he discusses just how many people are asking for them, and more importantly, lays out some guidelines for how YOU can get noticed by the Windows Phone 7 team (hint: DO EPIC SH*T), and perhaps get yourself a phone in the process: Ways…

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.NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip In RIchmond – This Wednesday!

If you are a geek, and you listen to the .NET Rocks podcast (and if you haven’t, you should), you owe it to yourself to see Carl and Richard do their thing live and in person. And you have just such an opportunity THIS WEEK in Richmond, VA! Carl and Richard are on their Visual…

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Thank You, Orlando!

A big thank you to the developer community in the Orlando, Florida area for a great day. I had the pleasure of helping out with the Visual Studio 2010 Launch event yesterday, and folks were great. Really good turnout, great questions, and a fun time pair presenting with my colleague Joe Healy, followed by some…

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The Channel 9 Live GeekLympics at MIX10

One of the fun things about MIX10 this year was that the folks from Channel 9 were broadcasting live throughout the conference from The Commons: Channel 9 Live Day 1 Channel 9 Live Day 2 One highlight of my time at MIX this year was getting the opportunity to compete in the Geeklympics on Channel…

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iMo 7” USB Sub-Monitor Unboxing

I’m a big fan of multi-monitor as a way of getting a broader view of all the applications I’m working with at any given time. I have 4 monitors on my primary desktop machine, so when I’m on the road it can be difficult to deal with the limitation of a single laptop monitor. Enter…

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Freescale Sensor Badge – Fun Gadget!

If you attended the DC Windows 7 Launch yesterday in Tyson’s Corner, VA, you may have gotten a chance to see a very cool gadget in action, the Freescale Flexis JM Badge Board. It’s a sensor board that contains an ambient light sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, 8-button touch sensor, buzzer, etc. It’s programmable via USB, and…

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Use Bing Search Background Photos As Windows 7 Wallpaper

A co-worker sent this to me via email…way cool use of the new slide show feature of the Windows 7 desktop wallpaper, which apparently supports downloading images via RSS: Daily Bing search engine images consist of awesome collection of photos from amazing nature photos to holiday sensitive events. If you too don’t care (like me)…

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Tampa Bay Nerd Dinner Tomorrow

As some folks may be aware, I’m in Tampa, Florida for some team meetings this week. I and my peers were looking for an opportunity to get together with folks from the local developer community, and thankfully, Nikita Polyakov stepped up to organize a Nerd Dinner for tomorrow night at the Green Iguana on West…

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5 Years!

Hard to believe, but I’ve been at this job for 5 years as of today. I’ve definitely had my ups and downs as a Developer Evangelist, but it’s a measure of how great this job is that it hardly seems possible that 5 years have passed already. I am enormously grateful to have one of…

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Herding Code: Drag n Drop Debating?

This has to be my favorite podcast description in a long while, and not just because I’m in it. As backstory, Alan Stevens (he of #AlanStevensAvatarWeekend fame, among other things) and I have occasionally had some spirited tussles on twitter about myriad topics including the role of (or in Alan’s opinion the evil of) drag…

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