Hurricane Sandy: Katrina’s Loud Echo

Six and a half years ago I traveled down to post-Katrina New Orleans to write a feature story for Redmond Magazine titled Storm Warning. The article looked at the impact that Hurricane Katrina had on the IT infrastructure of New Orleans and surrounding Jefferson Parish, and detailed the extraordinary efforts of the people tasked with…


MSDN Magazine November Issue Preview

October was our busiest month. Between our regular October issue and the super-sized Windows 8 special edition that went out mid-month, we more than doubled our usual editorial output for the month. And we did so while a lot of our Microsoft contributors were absolutely slammed working on the release of that Windows 8 thingy…


Follow Up: Jeremy Likness on Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World

Jeremy Likness wrote this month’s feature titled Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World. A principal consultant at Wintellect and a seasoned Silverlight developer, Likness has been involved with Windows 8 since the initial Developer Preview, and started work at that time on his book, Building Windows 8 Apps using C# and XAML. He also…


Windows 8 Special Edition of MSDN Magazine

Welcome to the Windows 8 special edition of MSDN Magazine. Over the past several months a talented team of authors, editors and Microsoft technical experts have worked together to produce a bonus issue of MSDN Magazine focused entirely on Windows 8, Windows Runtime and the development of Windows Store applications. As I explain in my…