Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

Check out Ben Riga’s blog detailing a couple of great training events coming up in May.   These events will have both presentations and lab time with experts ready to assist as you learn. The first event is in Redmond May 18th-19th.  The second event is May 25th-26th.  Check out the post for the details. 

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ARCHITECT COUNCIL | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

“Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing progress, as…

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Live Search is Cool

I haven’t had the need to search using Google in a long time.  Every once in a while I search using multiple search engines because I cannot find what I am looking for but it has been a long time since I found something using Google that I haven’t been able to find using Live…

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New MSDN Subscription for Embedded Developers

Microsoft announced a new MSDN subscription tailored to Embedded developers in a press release available here at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley 2009 event occurring this week. The new offerings expand the Windows Embedded software-plus-services platform with developer services that provide a cost-effective way to license Microsoft platforms and tools, receive technical support,…

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Free Windows CE 6.0 Exam Preparation Kit

For  embedded developers, you can become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Windows Embedded CE 6.0.  Here is a snippet on the related exam from this page: Certification Exam #70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Development This exam was designed for developers with two to three years of experience in an embedded system environment,…

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Free Windows Embedded CE 6.0 book available

For those who don’t mind reading books online, you can download a free electronic edition of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals from this link after registering.  Here is a list of the Table of Contents: Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Operating System and Application Development Tools Chapter 3 – Operating System Architecture Chapter…

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SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Not Included in VS 2008 SP1

In case you were wondering or were not aware, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 does not ship with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and is only available as a Web download here.  SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 for devices Windows Installer (MSI) file contains the CAB files and the DLLs for installing SQL Server Compact 3.5…

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Come chat with Windows Mobile and CE Experts

Interested in learning more about Windows Mobile and Windows CE? Come ask the experts at the monthly chats listed at this link.  Scroll down the list to find the next Windows Mobile and Windows CE focused chats.  The Windows Mobile focused dev chat is usually around the second Tuesday of the month.  The Windows CE focused dev…

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The Future of Visual C++

This is a follow-on webcast to part one that covered Visual C++ 2008 located here.  In this webcast recorded June 20th, I hosted Bill Dunlap who is a Principal Program Manager for Visual C++.  Bill speaks candidly on what’s in store for the native C++ developer in the next version of Visual Studio.  Here is…

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Visual C++ 2008 for Native Developers

With all of the emphasize on .NET, a C++ developer might not be feeling the love.  C++ is still a first class language in Visual Studio 2008.  Microsoft is making big investments in C++ starting with the Visual C++ Feature Pack. On June 13th, I hosted a webcast with Ayman Shoukry, a Lead Program Manager…

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