PDC 09 attendees get free Win7 laptop

Steven Sinofsky announced at PDC09 day 2 keynote, that all PDC 09 attendees would receive a MSFT designed, Acer built, Windows 7 laptop free of charge. The laptop has a touch screen, full sensor and location functionality, is 64-bit and fully loaded up with Office 2010 beta and lots more. Designed to enable application developers…

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Widget development in Windows Mobile 6.5

I had two sessions to present at Over The Air 09. The first was all about the new Widget runtime included in Windows Mobile 6.5. The runtime brings a Microsoft implementation of W3C Widget support to Windows Mobile for the first time. Our implementation is coupled with the launch of our very own mobile application…

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sidebar: Project Mobile AR

As discussed at the recent OTA09 event, I’m working to build out an AR platform on Windows Mobile.  This is a ‘skunk works’ project filling my waking hours between work and the family. Currently, I’m exploring the DirectShow capabilities of the Windows Mobile device. DirectShow allows us to get hold of the device camera and…

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Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some buttons to…

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Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide shortcuts to…

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VS2010, .Net 4 and Windows 7 Multitouch WPF apps!

Hi all, I’ve been doing a little playing around with MT on Win7 using the VS2010 and .Net 4 Beta 1 to get some WPF MT demos running.   Here are the videos!   Basic how to get MT going code example: Some internal demos that I’ve made to work on VS2010 and .Net4 beta…

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XNA UK Bar Camp 21st March

Are getting ready to come to XNA Camp? We have a great selection of speakers AND creators club memberships to give away to attendees (4mths) and speakers (12mths). Everything in fact to get you building games or building more advanced games! With the new Community Games channel on Xbox Live you could also make some…

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