WCF in .NET Compact Framework 3.5

Many developers have questions around Windows Communication Foundation and Windows phone (formerly Windows Mobile:-)).  The WCF implementation in .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is a subset of the desktop implementation.  This blog post lists what’s supported and what’s not supported. Tips for WCF in .NET CF The first gotcha is that by default the WCF project…


Microsoft WebsiteSpark Overview for Hosting Partners

Check out the overview webcast now available on the WebsiteSpark™program.  The webcast covers the benefits the program brings to Hosting Partners as well as a step-by-step demonstration on how to sign up as a Hosting Partner.


Mix 2010 Registration Open

MIX10 Registration went live yesterday with great deals thru Jan. 15 Buxton and Guthrie return to keynote at MIX10 Bill Buxton and Scott Guthrie headline MIX10 delivering key messaging on the future of web design, development and user experience. Open Call for Content thru December 31st  Designers and developers interested in presenting a session at…


2nd Edition of our Silverlight Recipes book available…

  Jit and I worked hard on updating this for Silverlight 3.  We added many new recipes that cover Silverlight 3 features.   If you happen to purchase it, please let us know if you like the format, the topics and any thoughts on how we can improve it. We are working on the next edition…


Summary of PDC 09 Announcements

Here’s a quick list of announcements made at the PDC 09. Public Beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, Office Web Apps, Office Mobile Earlier this year Microsoft introduced the technical preview program for Microsoft Office 2010, the next version of Microsoft Office and related products, which are designed to deliver…


Updated version of WCF Ria Services (formerly .NET Ria Services) Available

Yesterday Microsoft published the Visual Studio 2008 and the Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 versions of WCF RIA Services. Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to…


PDC Keynote Streaming Live!

A reminder that the Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie & Kurt DelBene will be presenting at the PDC Keynote tomorrow (Nov 18th 8:30 AM PST) and can be viewed via a live broadcast at http://microsoftpdc.com/


Photobucket on Windows phone – Case Study

  Leading Photo Sharing Site Drives Revenue by Solving Camera-Phone Dilemma Taking pictures with a camera phone is easy. Getting those photos off the phone so you can do something with them, however, has proven to be prohibitively difficult for many consumers. Photo sharing site Photobucket has changed that with its Mobile Uploader from Ontela,…


The Associated Press on Windows phone – Case Study

News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones As newspapers seek a way to thrive in the world of digital media, The Associated Press is assisting by identifying new outlets and revenue streams for member news providers. Its first response is AP Mobile, which delivers international, national, and local news from more than…


One Week Out for the One Day Mobile Dev Camp Atlanta Event

We’re excited to announce the fourth in a series of barcamp-style events for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 OS! WinMoDevCamp Atlanta | October 30, 2009 WinMoDevCamp is a series of upcoming not-for-profit gatherings to develop applications for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 O/S. Attendees will vote on which (if any:-))…