Coping with “It’s all been done” syndrome …

Sometimes I get down on myself.  You see, dear reader, I’ve been trying to think up a good application to write for WP7.  I’ve thought of a few good apps, a couple of mine are actually up in the marketplace and earning money.  But, then I say to myself, “It’s all been done before!  Every…

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Professional Parallel Programming with C# – Master Parallel Extensions with .NET 4.0

Gastón Hillar, a fellow Intel Black Belt Developer, without a doubt knows what he is talking about when it comes to parallel programming. Professional Parallel Programming with C# is an excellent book for anyone looking to optimize their code for the latest generation of multi-core and many-core systems. As I write this blog post there…

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StyleCop Compliant Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets January 2011 Release

Visual Studio Snippets is an open source collection of code snippets for the C# programming language, providing StyleCop compliant versions of the 38 code snippets that ship within Visual Studio along with 44 additional StyleCop compliant snippets. You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing details of all 82 code snippets here. As mentioned in my…

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1.5 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices Shipped!

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Achim Berg discusses the momentum, strengths and challenges of the company’s newly launched Windows Phone 7 and gives us some insight into just how successful Windows Phone 7 has been since it’s launch. You can read the article, Windows Phone 7 Sales Off to a Promising Start, First Step in a…

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Windows Phone 7 Christmas Countdown Application

If you have ever been asked by someone, especially a child, how long is it until Christmas then this is the Windows Phone 7 application for you. Christmas Time will tell you exactly how many days, hours, minutes, seconds, and even milliseconds remain until the next Christmas Day. At midnight on Christmas Eve the clock…

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Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners

Want to build some exiting applications for Windows Phone 7 although you’re an absolute beginner when it comes to software development on mobile devices? No problem! MSDN’s Channel 9 has a new series of videos, entitled Windows Phone 7 development for absolute beginners, designed just for absolute beginners and you’ll be submitting your first application…

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Windows Azure Event in Denver

There is a very good event in Denver next week around the Windows Azure platform.  If you are interested in Azure but haven’t yet spent much time looking at it, I would recommend you attend.  Content will be at the 100-200 level so this isn’t a deep dive.  Register here.

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Cloud Economics … You’re Fired!

We just published a great paper on the Economics of the Cloud.  It does a very thorough analysis of current IT practices and gives some concrete ways that the Cloud (both Public and Private) can lead to IT cost savings.  Unfortunately, it also white washes one of the most important economic factors of the Cloud,…

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Intro to Metro, the design language of Windows Phone 7

Now that Windows Phone 7 is in market, I can talk a little about some of the work I’ve been doing.  Part of being in DPE means that I’m responsible for helping the early adopters build great experiences on new products.  I’m a big fan of the design work that went into Windows Phone 7…

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Weird Hole-Punch Cloud Today

Since the beginning of flight school I have been a little bit of a weather nerd and so as soon as I saw this weather phenomenon from my backyard today I had to run back inside and get the camera, hopefully you’ll agree that this is one cool cloud. I initially reached for Jeppesen Aviation…

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