Windows 8: Too fast?

Yesterday after processing my pending pile of e-mails I decided to install the latest version of Windows on my laptop (was running the consumer preview). I used the bundled image provided by our IT department that, granted, simplifies a lot of things, but still, I was blown away by how fast Windows 8 installed; moreover…

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Apps for SharePoint 2013 code samples

Yesterday Jim Crowley blogged about some of the code samples we have for Apps for SharePoint. But wait a minute; you do know what apps for SharePoint are right? Well, if you don’t, take 5 minutes to watch these videos or read this introductory post and you’ll have a pretty good idea. I had the…

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And I’m back, apps, apps, apps.

Wow, I didn’t realize it had been a year since I wrote my last blog post; I kind of hinted what I was working on didn’t I?  Apps, apps, apps 😉   Well, I couldn’t really write about anything related to my work before but now that its all (or most of it) public I…

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Apps, the key ingredient

It’s all about Apps these days isn’t it?  The new App to have fun, to read news, to find stuff, to purchase stuff, to connect with others, there is always an App for “that”.  What is the main reason to see such an explosion in the “App” ecosystem?  Is it devices such as Android, IPhone,…

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TinyText: Programming the World with Nothing more than Web Technologies (HTML, JS, CSS)

What’s the news you say? People have been programming the Web with HTML + JS + CSS  for decades yet it is only now that we’ve started seen a new breed of applications that for practical purposes are indistinguishable from native apps: Fast, responsive and rich as demonstrated on the Internet Explorer 9  http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ that…

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Variable height items? Stick with Stackpanel

So here I was, trying to make a ListBox in Windows Phone (Silverlight) scroll properly and for some reason, the thing just wouldn’t scroll ok, sometimes items would stick in the middle, sometimes forcing the layout to update worked sometimes it didn’t, almost like a race condition of sorts. Well, turns out that the ListBox…

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My first Windows Phone Apps: TinyText free text messaging and more

Like a couple thousand employees I’m too developing a few windows phone apps on my moonlight timeJ. It has been a pleasant surprise to find the tools and training material to be quite useful, if anything I would expect that a bit more structure and code samples will be added over time to the official…

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Cross team pollination

Change is the really the only constant of the Universe, if you can be certain of something is that things and people change over time. Switching teams is probably one of the most common types of change that people working at Microsoft live through and I’m not talking so much about re-organizations as much as…

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Sharepoint…

So it has been about a week since I transitioned teams. I’m now part of the Sharepoint Developer Experience team within Microsoft.  First impressions?  Impressed by the team so far and more by the type of challenges that are being tackled for the next release. As expected, I can’t share pretty much anything we are…

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Onto new challenges

Almost 4 years ago I started an amazing journey with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team. That journey will end next week when I transition to the SharePoint Developer Experience team. It has been an amazing ride with the CRM folks and I’m confident that CRM 2011 will be a killer product. While folks have all…

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