Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 to the web. It’s time to start your engines, and begin downloading today! MSDN Subscribers can download immediately at the MSDN Subscriber Download Page, and volume licensing customers will be able to download starting tomorrow…

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What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA)

You’ve probably heard about the new Windows on ARM PCs that will be coming to market with Windows 8. If you’ve been following the TechEd North America coverage, then you’ve also seen these devices in the keynote. In this post, we’re going to cover what this all means for developers. For an introduction to Windows…

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Tutorial: Dynamic Tile Push Notification for Windows Phone 7

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to update my Tip Express application with dynamic tile notifications.  The basic idea is very simple: push the user data from the application to the pinned tile on the home page using the background theme the user has chosen (this isn’t exactly a killer feature for…

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Windows Phone 7 Useful Links for Tile Push Notifications

I’m on holiday break right now which means it’s time to write some code; I tend to go into withdrawal if I go too long without coding.  I’m starting with Windows Phone and moving on to Azure for New Year’s. I had posted my Tip Calculator application to the marketplace for internal beta purposes, but…

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Announcing: Visual Basic Windows Phone 7 Support RTW

I’ve personally been enjoying using my Windows Phone 7 device, and it’s been a lot of fun seeing the phones come to market across the world. As a developer, it’s an intriguing opportunity to see so many people buying Windows Phone 7 devices and starting to purchase applications on the Marketplace. With all this excitement…

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Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools Tutorial

Today we announced availability of the Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools. Details of the announcement can be found on Soma’s blog. This CTP installs on top of the final Windows Phone Developer Tools announced last week and enables you to write Windows Phone 7 apps in Visual Basic. Installation steps for this CTP…

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Sample Update: Windows Phone 7 Example Application for Beta Tools

In May I wrote a sample Windows Phone 7 application using the CTP tools.  I’ve just updated the sample to work against the Beta tools (you can always find the latest tools here).  In this version I’ve updated the formatting of the main page to use styles to help clean up the markup.  I also…

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Tutorial: Updating your Windows Phone Splash Screen with Transparent Images

With the new beta of the Windows Phone 7 tools out (and the delivery a cool new developer device to my office!) I’ve been updating my sample application and working through a few new features.  As I’ve done this I’ve found several things I’ve had to do some research on that I thought I would…

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Sample: Windows Phone 7 Example Application with Landscape Layout

I’ve had a lot of fun writing Windows Phone 7 applications and for this post I wanted to share some notes and sample source code to help you get started as well.  The latest build of the Windows Phone 7 tools now support Visual Studio 2010 in addition to the free Express SKU.  You can…

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