Check Out TouchDevelop

  TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on your mobile devices. You write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share your scripts with other…

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BUILD Windows Conference Sells Out, Watch B8 Blog for Details

If you haven’t registered for BUILD Windows Conference in Anaheim, CA, watch the B8 blog for details. BUILD is September 13-16. Microsoft will be announcing the developer strategy for Windows 8 at the BUILD Windows conference. BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future…

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 8

Microsoft Corp. showed hardware partners the next version of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” to help the partners build devices that take advantage of the new user experience. As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft, demonstrated how “Windows 8” is optimized for…

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ISV Video: Windows 7 Slates Show Off ‘Thumb-driven Workflow’

Blue Dot’s Advanced Mobile Work Management & Inspections Slate Edition is an intuitive, finger-friendly mobile Line of Business (LOB) solution specifically designed for Windows 7 powered Slates and Tablet devices. Randy Starr, VP Technology at Blue Dot Solutions, talks with me and demos the Advance Mobile Work Management on Windows 7 Slates. ISV Video: Thumb-Driven…

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Build Native Apps in Silverlight with Sensors, Speech, Taskbar, Touch

Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a toolkit gives Silverlight developers access to cool Windows 7 features like sensors, speech recognition, portable devices, Windows 7 taskbar etc. from within their applications. The latest version adds support for full Windows 7 touch including gestures, manipulations and inertia as well as Windows 7 notification area integration,…

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Support Touch in Your Windows 7 Application

A new video in MSDEV shows how you can build support for Windows 7 Touch and Multitouch in your applications. The video, How Do I: Use Multitouch in a Windows 7 Application?, demonstrates how you can create a Multitouch application for Windows 7. The sample demonstrates a simple WPF photo viewing application where you can…

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How To, Getting Started Videos for Developers

Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform Training Course The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released as part of the Windows Azure Platform. Everything You Need to Know About Azure…

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From Paper to the Cloud Part 2 – Epson’s Windows 7 Touch Kiosk

In Part 2 of From Paper to the Cloud, Epson Software Engineer Kent Sisco shows how Windows 7 Touch can be used in a kiosk setting with a printer and scanner. Epson Imaging Technology Center (EITC) team has created an application called Marksheets that converts marks on paper forms into user data on Windows Azure…

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Surface Meets Windows 7 with New Toolkit for Windows Touch

You can now create advanced multitouch applications for Windows Touch PCs with a new toolkit from the Microsoft Surface team. Microsoft released the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta for you to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface onto Windows 7 . See Surface Toolkit for…

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Adopt Touch, Multi-Touch on Windows 7

If you’ve been wondering why you might want to adopt Windows 7, Bill Lodin has the video for you from MSDEV. Windows 7 Touch allows developers to create new experiences that go beyond simple mouse pointing, clicking, and dragging. The new multi touch APIs support rich gestures, such as pan, zoom, and rotate. The Windows…

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