Windows Phone 7 Series Thoughts

Waiting for Launch, Picking my Phone When I first saw the announcements about the latest generation of Windows phones, I was skeptical about how useful the differences would be.  The concepts of hubs and live tiles are pretty different from what everyone else (Google, Apple, Palm) is doing:  Android has gadgets which are similar to…

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Windows Developer Center Updates for the week of 12/24/2010

One of the last weeks of the year!  The office has been very slow this week and there haven’t been content updates or releases due to the limited people working. That said, I have a few reminders and recommendations for content that might be helpful for budding and experienced programmers: The Beginner Developer Learning Center – A…

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MIX11: Open Call for Content & Early Bird Incentives

If you are a web designer or developer, you might be interested in the following recent announcements for MIX11 which wil be happening in Vegas just 3 months from now.  Historically, there have been tons of awesome announcments and releases from Microsoft at MIX including PowerPivot, Twitter Archivist, and Okapi. Be a “Best of Web”…

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Windows Developer Center Updates for 12/17/2010

There are a few things that have been going on for Windows developers over the past week: Imagine Cup is spinning up again, the next US finals take place in Seattle, WA on April, 2011. The Windows Developer Boot camp program has made developments and  Cool Multitouch articles from @jennifermarsman Find us on Twitter, now…

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Windows Developer Center Updates for 12/10/2010

Last week we added a few new whitepapers for accessibility.  This week, we announced the Windows Development Bootcamps and published new howto videos. New Whitepapers The Microsoft Web Accessibility Handbook is a downloadable book that covers various topics for creating Web sites and Web applications that are optimized for accessibility.  There are a number of…

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Windows Developer News for the week of Nov 12th, 2010

This week I took a look at the usage of the Windows Developer center and discovered that not very many people are using the browse by resource content that we put together in September.  The following pages have been created: Windows Programming: Code Samples Windows Programming: How-to’s Windows Programming: Videos but really have only seen…

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Developer News for the Week of Nov 5th, 2010

This week, MSDN updated the search page to make it easier to find your content, we published the final chapter for coding Windows applications with Hilo, and published the Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality guide to the MSDN library. MSDN Search Update MSDN made a major update to their search results presentation…

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Developer News for the Week of Oct 29th, 2010

There haven’t been many things happening for the developer center this week, we have been focused on investigations into how developers use the Developer Center. If you have any ideas, rants, raves about what you would like to see on the Windows Developer Center, feel free to drop a note in the comments. PDC 2010The Micorosoft campus is…

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Boot to VHD / Boot from VHD

I recently learned about boot to/from Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) and how it makes it very easy to set up and manage multiple system configurations. After having my Windows 7 configuration get completely messed up and being really lazy about creating clean OS images, I figured I would give the VHD route a try and discovered…

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Windows Developer News for the Week of Oct 22nd

This week, we published a new Hilo Chapter, refreshed the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook, and created a new thread in the Power management for tracking power management issues. Hilo Updates Hilo Chapter 15 was published today!  This chapter, Hilo Chapter 15: Using Windows HTTP Services covers the integration piece…

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