BUILD Windows conference announced: June 26 in San Francisco

Here’s the site: BUILD. If you’re developing apps with Microsoft technologies, this is the conference to attend. Registration opens at 09:00am PDT, April 2, 2013 Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095 See you there! Technorati Tags: Windows


SkyDrive limited-time loyalty offer: upgrade to 25GB

Sweet: Limited time loyalty offer More on the new SkyDrive features: Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive


No compromise: From Sinofsky’s blog to your device

I’ve been absent from the old Learning Curve blog for a few weeks, because we’ve been very busy landing the Windows 8 Developer Preview. But the //build/Windows conference is almost here, and lots of stuff that we’ve been working on for the last two years will be revealed. Gotta say it’s pretty exciting – this…


How I destroyed my HTC Trophy trying to save it

[Update: Before you read this tale of woe, here’s the correct way to replace your Trophy’s digitizer: HTC Trophy Screen Repair Take Apart Guide. h/t John Haug.] So my new HTC Trophy fell off of my thigh to the curb as I climbed out of my car. The vaunted Gorilla Glass gave up the ghost,…


Windows Phone platform updates announced at MIX ‘11

Great new stuff coming in Mango. Here’s what you’ll see demonstrated at MIX ‘11: Multitasking: The fast app switching (FAS) and Windows Phone background agent features provide a rich multi-tasking experience for apps. IE9 for Windows Phone: Additional details of the HTML5 story within the context of Windows Phone. Additional sensor and runtime access: New…


Live stream from Mix ‘11

  Mix ‘11 Live Technorati Tags: Microsoft,Azure,Silverlight,HTML5,Internet Explorer,Windows Phone


MIX 11 – April 12-14, 2011, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Register. Oh, to be able to go this year. So many interesting sessions, I’d be a kid in a candy store. If any of you go and blog, please send me links. In addition to the obligatory boot-camp sessions for HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and the like, these are the MIX 11 sessions that I’d love…


Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch

Loyal readers know that I’m enthusiastic about the Windows Phone developer story, so here are some events to help you get started with Phone 7. You can register here: The official word: Windows Phone 7 offers a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Get ready to capitalize on this exciting new frontier…


Patterns and Practices guide: Developing Applications for the Cloud

Download the code samples. The MSFT P&P folks have come up with some great stuff over the years – I have a particular fondness for the original .NET Framework Application Blocks, which made life so much easier, what with the database access and the event logging. So nice. Now they’ve published a new tome, Developing…


Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools are live

Download: Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW I have high hopes and an app or two in mind for Phone 7. Here are a few handy links to get you started. Windows Phone Developer Portal. Brandon’s blog post has more details on this release. Windows Phone Development docs on MSDN. Register for Windows Marketplace, so you…