Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 3–Advanced Topics

  Hello – welcome back to the third and final installment of the (3) part series on programming the WinJS App Bar. In this post, I’ll cover some more of the exciting advanced topics in programming the WinJS App bar like: Creating “Sticky” App Bars – that are not lightly dismissed Implementing a “Navigation” App…

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Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 2–Customizing the Look and Feel

  Hello – we’re back with the second installment of the (3) part series on programming the WinJS App Bar.  In this post, I’ll cover some more of the finer points around customizing the look & feel of your App Bar – specifically around how to find (or create your own) cool App Bar icons…

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Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 1–The Basics

I’ve been doing a lot of Windows 8 HTML5 development lately and wanted to share some key learning’s for what I would consider to be one of the most integral parts of every GREAT windows 8 application – The App Bar.  To that end, this is the first of a multi-part series on the topic…

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Hosting WP7 Deep Zoom Content in Azure Blob Storage

One of the most awesome capabilities exposed in Windows Phone 7 is the ability to host Deep Zoom images within your application.  This is the same technology that powers such awesome Deep Zoom web experiences as the Hard Rock Memorabilia and Michael Jordan Jump Man 23 Mosaic web sites. Here’s a few screenshots of the…

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Build Your Own SKYNET with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi)–Part 2

Welcome back – this blog post is Part 2 to my previous post to help provide a functional walk-thru of how to install and get up-and-running quickly with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Block – also known as “WASABI”. This walk-through will demonstrate how much time, effort, headaches, and money you can save with this fantastic…

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Build Your Own SKYNET with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi)–Part 1

    The Windows Azure Auto- Scaling Application Block (WASABi) is now available as a beta release and it allows developers and IT professionals to add and manage *Automatic* Auto-Scaling capabilities for Windows Azure hosted services and applications.  The block is a part of the Windows Azure Integration Pack which is still in beta –…

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Academy of Information Technology Presentation – "Current Trends in Software Development"

A big thanks to all the local AOIT High School students who came to my presentation today at the 5th Annual Student Industry Conference presented by the Academy of Information Technology and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  I’d also like to thank our hosts for the event, Miami-Dade College, for the use of the Wolfson Campus…

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Patterns & Practices "Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide" Released!

Windows Phone 7 provides an exciting new opportunity for companies and developers to build applications that travel with users, are interactive and attractive, and are available whenever and wherever users want to work with them. By combining Windows Phone 7 applications with on-premises services and applications, or remote services and applications that run in the…

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Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW!

That’s right – with yesterday’s announcement, the tools are now final – now is the time to “Lock & Load” on building the next generation of amazing mobile applications – Powered by Windows Phone 7.  Whether you are newcomer to the platform or already have been developing with Silverlight or XNA you’ll find the transition…

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Free Windows Phone 7 On-line Jump Start Training

Looking to get a jump-start on some building some great Windows Phone 7 applications? And even better – without leaving your desk? Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily…

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