Category Archives: News

Yet Another Podcast #151 – Jon Galloway on //build/

I’m extremely pleased to have Jon back on Yet Another Podcast, this time with a comprehensive review of //build/. Jon on Channel 9  Twitter  Stack Overflow Build on GitHub        

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Xamarin at //build/

Yowza!   Miguel has demonstrated a number of new features in Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms that I want to start using immediately: First, and most exciting: It’s Free! Interactive documentation using markdown and embedded C# Inspector and Workbooks Simulator on Visual … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen on Web Applications

I am in the middle of unrolling on Pluralsight,  a complete entry-level program in  developing Web Applications, with a focus on free and open-source software. At its heart are these courses: Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC, ServiceStack and Bootstrap Building … Continue reading

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A Personal Note – Moving On…

In our industry it is common to have a number of jobs during the course of your career. I’ve benefitted from my experiences at PBS, Citibank, Ziff Davis, AT&T and Microsoft to name just a few. In recent years I’ve … Continue reading

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Pluralsight Course: Windows 8 From Start to Store

Shameless self-promotion warning! I have released my first (but not last) Pluralsight course, Windows 8 From Start To Store .  This XAML and C# – based course covers everything from design fundamentals to data to getting your app in the … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Hello!

After (nearly) five years at Microsoft, I have left to take  a position as XAML Evangelist at Telerik.   My experiences at Microsoft were terrific, and I had the opportunity to meet and come to know some great and very bright … Continue reading

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Open the pod bay doors, Hal.

Suddenly I’m talking to a lot more inanimate objects. I recently pulled a muscle in my shoulder, and  I’m not supposed to type Thus DragonDictate and I have become good friends. DragonDictate is almost magical, I speak in the words … Continue reading

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My presentation at //build

I presented on Windows Phone Xaml Programming at the //build conference. It was great fun. You can watch the video here.

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Progressive .NET Tutorials–London Sept 5-7

I was recently alerted to a conference coming up in London this September that you may find of interest. 

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Changing Teams But Not Focus

Change is always difficult and exciting.  I’ve been with the Developer Division since I started at Microsoft, working in the same role (Community PM) for a number of different managers.  I have now moved to the Windows Phone Team as … Continue reading

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Silverlight Animation– Bird Hunt

Jeff Paries appears on Silverlight TV talking about the Bird Hunt game that was documented here in this posting and this followup.  Great guy, great game, great show, and very valuable information about animation in Silverlight.

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Windows Phones for $0.01–With Plan

Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are offering new Windows Phones for a penny with a new two-year service/data contract.  The offer is good until July 2. More information here.

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