Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Release Preview now available

    Today marks another huge milestone on the road towards getting Windows 8 out to the world and Visual Studio (for building Metro style apps) out to developers and designers. I’m so excited I don’t know which one to talk about first! But this is a developer blog, so I’ll start there. 🙂 This afternoon,…

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Windows 8 Game Development resources

Earlier this week, for the Atlanta chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) I gave an introductory talk on building Metro style games for Windows 8. It was great to see so many folks excited about building games for Windows 8, out of the 50 people who attended, almost all are going to explore…

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Windows Phone App Challenge at the Atlanta Code Camp

Today, at the Atlanta Code Camp, I just announced the Windows Phone App Challenge of the day. During the event, between sessions, build a Windows Phone app around the theme of Summer, show it off at the end of the day, and win prizes! Some idea around the theme would be vacations, cookouts, camps, the…

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Microsoft is hiring an IT Pro Evangelist in Atlanta

If you are passionate about spreading the word about the awesomeness of Microsoft’s technologies, programs and partnership opportunities to IT Professionals far and wide,, have we got a job for you. We’re hiring an evangelist to reach the IT Professional communities around the southeast and online. Let me know if you have the skills and…

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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #8: Alarms and Reminders

One of the key design decisions the design team made when creating Windows Phone was a focus on providing maximum battery life for the end user. And it seems a major contributor to short battery life is having applications running in the background. So it’s important to realize that apps you create for Windows Phone…

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Atlanta Code Camp–this weekend!

The best free developer event in town is the Atlanta Code Camp. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s educational, and it’s this weekend (May 19). Join 300 of your fellow geeks learning about the latest developer technologies, techniques and best practices from some of the best speakers around. Network, hang out, get fed, and have fun!…

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Nokia Coding Challenge coming to Atlanta on May 15

Headphones on. Tilt the seat back. Just steady codin’ as the keys get tapped. Get ready, because Nokia Developer is about to turn Atlanta(and other cities) into Dev City with its Ready.Set () {Code} Challenge. They are hitting the road to 13-cities looking for developers who want to build an experience – not just another…

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Next week, learn about Windows 8 and tour a great coworking facility

On Wednesday of next week, I’ll be giving a talk on what’s coming in Windows 8 for app developers and startups. I’ll be presenting this as a benefit to members (current and prospective) of a local coworking facility The Work Spot. So grab yourself some takeout, stop on by for some learning, take a tour…

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Announcing the launch of The Campus Coder podcast series

Good news, everyone! My colleague Ed Donahue and I have launched a new podcast series called The Campus Coder. The weekly half-hour podcast series features interviews with student developers who have made the leap into professional development with Microsoft tools. It’s intended to educate, entertain and enlighten aspiring student developers! The home page for the…

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