Windows 8 Developer Event in New York City on April 19, 2012

Back on March 13th, I announced a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps coming to cities up and down the US east coast starting this week and running through April & May 2012.  There was one location that eerily seemed to be missing from the list of tour dates:  New York City! (or as my…

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Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing.  It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different.  VERY different. …

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview: “How To” Find Your Cheese Series

By now, hopefully you are aware that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released on February 29th, 2012.  If you haven’t given a spin, you should.  (Scott Hanselman has a great guide for installing it in an isolated VHD so you don’t mess up your existing OS install.)  Windows 8 represents an entirely new way…

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The Cinderella Dilemma: Connecticut, Westchester, and Long Island

I recently wrote about how the Cinderella Dilemma has improved for New Jersey residents visiting New York City.  NJ Transit’s Departure Vision service for the mobile web has made life a lot easier for Garden State residents.  One of my readers (Bill Zack) sent me a message noting that New Jersey only accounts for about…

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The Cinderella Dilemma: Revisited

A few years back… pre-iPhone era (you can tell from the content), I wrote a post about the Cinderella dilemma suburbanites experience when visiting New York City in the evening.  After rush-hour, the options for catching a train out of the city are “limited”, and the last thing you want to do is have your…

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“Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” Holiday To Become Obsolete?

Right after the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, I asked folks how their “Upgrade Your Parents Browser Weekend” went. The “upgrade your parents meme” started that weekend with a post from Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic.  The notion being, when visiting our non-technical friends & family for the holidays, we have a moral obligation…

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How Was “Upgrade Your Parents’ Browser Weekend” 2011?

It’s Monday after the big Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.  You’re back at the grind, heads down in e-mail, and perhaps even some code.  All the usual manic Monday comments are flooding your social network feeds. The Boomtown Rats are ringing in your ears.  For many, it’s just going to be “one of…

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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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Connected Show #19 – User Experience: It Ain’t Lipstick Baby!

In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us all about the User Experience project role, how development projects can benefit from it and…

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Ed Bott Eliminates My Vista Pet Peeve

There’s been a lot of fuss about the User Account Control (UAC) feature in Windows Vista.  A recent story even made headlines when a Microsoft manager was quoted as saying Microsoft deliberately deigned UAC to "annoy users".  I’ve heard all the arguments for and against it.  However, I think UAC is one of the BEST…

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