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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Web and Cloud Development with Visual Studio 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to the recent Visual Studio 2010 Launch event in Tampa and caught my presentation on Visual Studio 2010 for Web and Cloud development.   There are a ton of new features and capabilities in .NET 4.0 and the tooling support in Visual Studio 2010 is simply awesome.  No matter whether…

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Silverlight powers next generation mobile shopping experience for The Home Shopping Network

     The Home Shopping Network (HSN) has recently expanded to a brand new channel – the Nokia S60 generation mobile phones – powered by Silverlight. HSN, Inc.is an interactive multi-channel retailer that offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN, which literally created the television…

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Curse Client Lights-Up with New Windows 7 Features

     Curse.com is largest MMO (Massive Multi-player Online) gaming web portal in the United States and serves-up millions of games add-on’s for popular games like World of Warcraft, WarHammer, and Runes of Magic. Their users represent some of the most affluent and influential online users.  If you are a true player, then you already know…

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Got Workloads? Git-R-Done faster with the new Parallel Processing capabilities in NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to the South Florida Architecture Group meeting on May 18,2010 to see my presentation on Parallel Processing with .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.    With the constant hardware advances happening today, you would really have to search hard to find a good laptop, desktop, or server that doesn’t come…

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Current Trends in Software Application Development

Thanks to all the students, teachers, and faculty that turned out for my break-out session at the 4th Annual Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), Student Industry Conference.  The annual event draws more than 500 high school students from Miami-Dade county seeking careers in the information and technology industry.  The conference theme this year was “Bridge…

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Still Stuck in VB6 Land?

Then check-out this recent ARCast.TV episode for a potential solution: ARCast.TV – Tool Assisted VB6 to .NET Migration There are millions (if not billions) of lines of VB6 code out there. For many businesses, they need this code moved to .NET but they can’t just throw the baby out with the bathwater and start from…

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@ Home With Windows Azure

Why is Azure important? Have you wondered how cloud computing can bring your ideas to the web faster? Reduce your IT costs? Or be able to respond quickly to changes in your business and customer’s needs? If so, then you need to find out what Azure is all about! What is this Windows Azure training?…

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