Getting Started–WP7

Hi All Well its been an exciting couple of weeks with tons of workshops happening from Durban to Cape Town and we have our last weekend workshop in Johannesburg this weekend. All of them have been jam packed so if you missed them now or couldn’t get in we will run another series of workshops…

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Windows Phone Workshops Gallore!!!

Join us for the Windows Phone Weekend Workshop The Windows Phone Weekend workshop is a one day crash course on windows phone development. The course introduces the basics of Windows Phone development and allows you to get your hands dirty with some Labs on how to produce Applications. For people working on applications already an…

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An afternoon with Bronwen and John – .Net Tools to visualise Natural Disasters

Come join us for an afternoon with data visualisation experts Bronwen Zande and John O’Brien who will be talking about using .Net Tools to visualise Natural Disasters. Having a look at various techniques of visualising information. Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 10 years of software development…

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Windows Phone 7 Camps–26th and 27th of March

Good day everyone we will be running a Windows Phone 7 Training Camp on the 26th & 27th of March at the Microsoft Offices in Bryanston Johannesburg. Windows Phone 7 Camps is a two day event which will enable you to do Windows Phone 7 Development. This training course is geared for beginners who want…

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Silverlight 5; going to be HOT HOT HOT

Silverlight Firestarter took place yesterday (last night) in Seattle. You can still watch online on demand, but here’s the highlights; The family is growing: Big daddy WPF, Slinky Silverlight and HTML5 Jnr are now all part of the future vision. Great media enhancements: Adding hardware support so you can watch a 1080p stream live and…

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Silverlight Firestarter Online: 2 December 2010

Some (or many) of you may have read various articles and wondered “What’s up with Microsoft and Silverlight?” Well, contrary to some it’s still going strong, still a long-term investment for us and still a major part of our online strategy. So now that that’s out the way, the Silverlight Firestarter event that was announced…

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31 Days of Windows Phone 7

If you’re looking at Windows Phone 7 development, check out Jeff Blankenburg’s (a fellow Microsoftie in the US) blog post on “31 Days of Windows Phone 7” . The page will update as the series continues and end on the eve of Halloween (the 31st). Topics covered so far include; Project Template, The Back Button…

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Local Developer Spotlight: Stephan Johnson

This is the first in what I hope will become a regular feature on our blog. I want to interview members of the South African developer community (that’s you, dear reader!) who are some great work out there. We often hear about Microsoft MVPs, high-profile community members and the excellent work that they do but…

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DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Rudi Grobler

We were very lucky to have Rudi presenting at DevDays this year. Rudi is a developer working for Barone, Budge & Dominick in their ATC research and guidance unit and is a prominent member of the local developer community. He is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) and a WPF Disciple with over 10 years…

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Silverlight Event

We’re hosting a full-day Silverlight event at Microsoft in early May: Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight When: 4 May 2010, 8:30am-5pm Where: Microsoft Offices, Bryanston Costs: None, but first-come-first served Format: Typical presentation style (not hands-on labs) Audience: This event is aimed mainly developers, but designers interested in Silverlight application development will find it…

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