More games added in Zune 3.1 update

The Zune 3.0 update was a nice addition. One of the nice things was the addition of games: Hexic and Texas Hold‘em. Plus, downloading/buying the current song playing on the radio. Today, I connected the Zune and downloaded v3.1 which includes Checkers, Space Battle, and Sudoku. Plus, there’s a new addition to the Zune Pass…

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Colin Neller In Dell and SQL Server 2008 Video

Colin Neller is the leader of the Memphis .NET User Group. During the day, he’s a Sr. Software Engineer at ServiceU, a provider of online event management software designed for organizations such as churches, nonprofits, schools, universities, festivals and theaters. This video is interesting due to some of the specific savings that are called out…

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Java Update Has Interesting Twist

When the Java runtime updates itself, it’s interesting to see what the update includes. This time, it had a MSN Toolbar option.  

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Morro, free A/V for your home PC’s

Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering Consumer Security Strategy Update, from Windows Live OneCare Team Blog In an effort to broaden PC protection and help ensure a positive Windows experience, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to offer a new core anti-malware solution in the second half of 2009 that will help protect consumers from…

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The PDC Coming To You

We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. Register today for the…

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Windows Mobile next steps disclosed

PDC was very cool, but I was disappointed that not more of our mobility story was disclosed – but much smarter people than me are the holder of those plans. I am glad to see that this is now starting to come out a little. Yes, I’m waiting for WM7 and want it here today…

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Search Engine Optimization for Silverlight

My teammate, Hanu Kommalapati, pointed out this new whitepaper from the Silverlight team. RIA developers are looking for ways to address Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and now there’s a whitepaper, Search Engine Optimization for Silverlight Applications, that provides search engine background and a couple of ways to implement SEO on Silverlight applications. Short read, but…

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Architecture Guidance for Mobile Applications

I recently ran across a Patterns & Practices effort from J.D. Meier’s blog, where he was promoting an effort that has produced application architecture guidelines, specifically called the App Arch Guide and posted on CodePlex. The information is distributed over a set of pages, and is organized by the following diagram: It’s an evolving work…

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Christoph Schittko Discusses Innovation As a Culture

No matter if you’re a developer or an architect, innovation is much more than just writing code for new features. How do you come up with innovative ideas that make your application more competitive and make you stand out as a recognized thought leader? Innovation works best when architects and developers understand how to guide…

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