Summary of Zune HD Related Announcements

Once I have my Zune HD Original in hand I’ll blog more about the new programming model but here’s a quick look at some of the highlights: Zune HD Zune HD is the latest player in the Zune device family, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities and is the first touch screen Zune with HD…

Zune HD Announced – I want one!

“Zune HD is the first portable media player that combines a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD) video output capabilities, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Wi-Fi and an Internet browser.”


XNA Game Studio 3.0 Released

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 has many improvements over its predecessor including support for Visual Studio Professional and higher, which means professional level support such as integrated Application Lifecycle Management / source code control with Team Foundation Server. Also added in this release is the ability to build games for Zune expanding the list of…


Presentation on XNA GS at SIEGE

This past weekend I was very excited to present on XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta at a local game developers conference, the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE).  The session was Saturday night right before the live music party, which probably contributed to a packed room of local game developers attending the session:-).  Actually,…


TechDays ’08 Atlanta 9.23.08-9.25.08

Check out TechDays in Atlanta September 23rd – 25th.  Registration is now open.  Oh, btw, I am speaking on these topics:-) 8:30 AM – Developing Applications for Windows Mobile – Rob Cameron, Microsoft Attend this talk to find out what types of applications you can build for Windows Mobile as well as the tools and…


Zune + ZunePass + Windows Media Center = Very Cool

The Zune V2 shipped a few weeks ago but I didn’t want to blog about my experience until I spent at least a few weeks with it.  As background, I didn’t purchase a Zune V1.  I had a Creative music player and it got the job done.  I did subscribe to our internal discussion list…


SYNC makes me want to buy a Ford

As I get closer to purchasing a Zune 80 next week when they become available, I have been looking at the different accessories available.  There are many new accessories available for Zune this year but this one caught my eye, though it is definately not Zune specific.  It works with many different devices.  SYNC is an in-car…