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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Watch the PDC Keynotes, LIVE

Yes, even though I can not be there in person (and receive all the goodies, food, fun, direct conversation with product teams, etc.), the next best thing is a live viewing from my PC. I’ve already blocked off time on my calendar for MON and TUE (10:30 Central – 12:30 Central). Just go to www.microsoftpdc.com…

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Today was an enjoyable work day

Some days are better than others, in this rat race that we all run. Really, this has been a good week for several reasons. Jim Morgan, an account manager in our Memphis office, has been leading the charge in the Best Places to Work in Memphis contest sponsored by the Memphis Business Journal. He took…

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Making a Big Splash with Windows Mobile

This month, Windows Mobile is supporting Ellen DeGeneres and her Ellen for the Cure campaign for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and we can help! In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Windows Mobile is making a donation for every guest that Ellen dunks in the dunk tank on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And for…

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.NET 1.1 Support coming to an end

Oh, those glorious days of the beginning of .NET. But, that’s all in the rear view mirror. And now, the end comes for real. On OCT 14, mainstream support for .NET 1.1 ended. Now the 5 year clock for extended support starts to count down…

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Silverlight 2 is officially out the door (or RTW)

This is another milestone for our Silverlight story (and not the last). Yes, Silverlight is cool because it enables interesting cross-platform rich experiences on the web, but this release is big for developers. Consider that Silverlight 2 includes a cross-platform .NET framework, a set of interesting controls, enhancements for consuming a variety of service types,…

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