Windows Developer Center Roundup for 04.01.2011

This week, Channel 9 put up all of the videos from PDC 2008-2010.  We also have continued working on revisions to the developer center and have identified some of the first pages to make changes.  Planning meetings have kept the team working on the developer centers pretty busy so there have not been significant content…

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Using AppMakr to build a WinPhone 7 app on your lunch break…

Earlier this week, I heard that Windows Phone 7 is supported by app building site: AppMakr.Today, I though it would be fun to see if I could create an app on my lunch break that would let readers view my blog and twitter accounts and get updates from the developer center.  It was shockingly easy….

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Developer Center Roundup for 03.25.2011

This week, we published the Getting Started with Windows Touch in Win32/GDI screencasts, the Restart/Recovery recipe went live, and also have iterated on the Windows Developer Center organization and templates. Getting Started with Windows Touch in Win32/GDI This short screencast series covers the basics of Win32 development with Windows touch.  The first video covers creating a simple Win32…

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My first Screencast Series covering Windows Touch in C++/Win32 is Live!

A few months ago, I worked on some very simple samples that demonstrate how to program Windows touch applications in Win32 using GDI for drawing and C++ as the underlying programming language.  C++ Source code accompanying the Windows Touch Screencasts is available on code gallery.  Appologies for the video not properly embedding, the embed code on…

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Windows Developer Center Roundup for 03.18.2011

The following updates were perfomed this week for the center: We released some updates to the Accessibility Center.  I highlighted the best Windows Touch samples that I’m aware of in a blog post.  Accessibility Center Update:The accessibility center added an impressive new training resource: the Accessibility Training Course and Resource Materials.  This disk image has tutorials…

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Windows Touch: 7 Essential Samples for Multitouch Developers

Windows Touch is a powerful API enabling multitouch development on Windows.  Surprisingly, we have seen limited adoption from consumers and developers in this space but anticipate with the release of some new slate form-factor tablets such as the Eee Slate and ExoPC, the market for touch-based PC computing should grow in the following months.  With the…

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Roomba + Netbook = Telepresence Video Chat Robot

I recently built a robot based on a roomba and a netbook based on the telepresence video chat robot created by Johnny Lee for his blog.  For my design, I took a metal grate and drilled some holes into it and then formed a shape that would position the laptop higher off the ground than…

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Windows Developer Roundup for 03.11.2011

This week, we have been working hard on new accessibility training for the web and released the updated 3D Manipulations in Windows Touch sample.  We shared some of the work that has been done to update the developer center. Releases for this week Accessibility Training for the Web The accessibility training for the web includes a…

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What developers want?

In an older blog post, Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows Developer Center Need Work?, we kicked off an effort to improve the experience for developers on the portal site I manage. We have revisited this idea a number of times since then but recently realized that the design of the developer center is less the problem than the way that…

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Windows Developer Roundup for 03.04.2011

This week, a couple new samlpes were unleashed into the wild and some updates to some sample documentation also have been released.  We have been making some headway on improvements to the developer center in an effort to make it easier to find the resources that developers want,  need, or are looking for. Releases this week…

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