New Windows Phone Development Book From Shawn Wildermuth

Saw this in my Twitter feed this morning and thought I’d share wider here on my blog… Shawn Wildermuth has just published a book on Windows Phone development.  According to Shawn’s post this morning, “Essential Windows Phone 7.5” is now available in eBook form for the Kindle.  Physical books will shipping later this month in…

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Silverlight in the Enterprise Training at MS NYC – November 18th, 2011

Just got wind of an exciting event coming up in NYC in November for Silverlight developers out there!  If you’re an enterprise developer and you’re considering Silverlight for your next project, then this will be a must see event.  Microsoft NYC – 1290 Ave Of The Americas NY, NY 10104 Where & When? Microsoft New…

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NYC DevReady: MVVM Content and Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the DevReady: MVVM event in New York City on March 21, 2011!  Special thanks goes out to the event’s speakers Miguel Castro, Dani Diaz, and Seth Juarez for assembling and delivering all of the day’s content!   Thanks to DevExpress for sponsoring the event by providing the breakfast and lunch for…

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Get DevReady with MVVM in Philly (3/19) & NYC (3/21)

MVVM. MVVM. MVVM.  I bet you’ve seen that acronym more than three times before? Ever wonder what it means?  I’ll tell you: “Model View-View Model” Ever wonder what THAT means?! MVVM is a popular design pattern for coding the presentation layer in both Silverlight & Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). It seems to be the rage…

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Drupal 7 Is Out. Runs On Windows Azure, Windows Server, & MS SQL Server!

Earlier this month, Drupal 7 was released.  Drupal 7 is a "friendly and powerful content management platform for building nearly any kind of website: from blogs and micro-sides to collaborative social communities” (from the Drupal site).  Over the past couple of years, through collaboration with the Drupal community, Microsoft has worked to help enable support…

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Developing TWiT.tv for Windows Phone 7: From Concept to Marketplace

Dmitry Lyalin, my co-host on the Connected Show, recently developed a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech (TWiT) network. The application recently reached as high as #2 on the Top Rated Apps list in the marketplace! Dmitry spoke at the January 2011 meeting of the New York City Silverlight Meetup…

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Silverlight for Windows 7 Firestarter Series – Winter 2011

Happy New Year everyone! A new year, a news series of events to share with you!  Just got word that some of my teammates are going to be hosting a new series of Firestarter events up and down the east coast.  This series will be focused on building Silverlight applications for Windows 7. The first…

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Connected Show #39 – The Battle of The 5s

In this episode, frequent guest & co-host Andrew Brust joins Peter to re-cap the recent Microsoft PDC 2010 conference and Silverlight 5 Firestarter. Andrew and Peter discuss the latest Azure platform developments, including VM role, Admin mode, and SQL Azure sharding.  In the mix, they cover some news for PHP developers looking to the cloud…

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This Week in Tech (TWiT) App For Windows Phone 7 Now Available!

Back in September, my Connected Show co-host, Dmitry Lyalin, announced on Episode #37 that he was building a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech (TWiT) network.  I’m happy to announced that his application has now gone live in the Windows Phone Marketplace!  The application went live on Wednesday 11/24, the…

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Connected Show #38 – WCF? Droid Does!

And, we’re back! It’s been two months since our last show, but the Connected Show is alive and well!  Episode #38 is available now! In an increasingly diverse world of mobile devices, the .NET developer is likely to end up supporting multiple mobile platforms. In this episode, guest Roger Heim joins Peter to talk about…

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