Monthly Archives: May 2010

Windows Phone and multitasking

Catching up this morning as you can see. :) Here’s a good blog post about how Windows Phone handles multitasking. Contrary to the naysayers, it’s pretty sophisticated and entirely in keeping with Microsoft’s goal to hit the high points with … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 For Silverlight programmers

Jesse Liberty is publishing a mini-series on the web about Windows Phone 7 programming for Silverlight programmers. The first in the series is now available. This is the first in a series of mini-tutorials on Windows Phone 7 Programming for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Answers for Windows Phone

Microsoft has posted a new community-based support web site called Windows Phone Answers that might be of interest down the road. Right now, of course, it’s focused on Windows Mobile for the most part. There are sections like Getting Started, … Continue reading

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A Windows Phone update

As you know, I’ve been in Redmond for the past week, and have spent a lot of time with a Windows Phone device. I can’t write about a lot of that experience yet, but I did interview Microsoft’s Charlie Kindel … Continue reading

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What I’m doing in Redmond

I’ve been writing about Microsoft products since 1994 or so, I guess, and the first time I visited the Microsoft campus was in 1996, when I learned about the first version of Visual Studio. (Which was code named Boston, by … Continue reading

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At the Microsoft campus

I’ve gotten a number of emails from people who are curious about my schedule this week in Redmond. I’ve agreed to an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with Microsoft, so I won’t be able to discuss what I’m learning about Windows Phone … Continue reading

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Behind Windows Phone Tools for Developers – The Emulator

Channel 9 posts a nice video about the Windows Phone emulator in the (free) Windows Phone developer tools. While Silverlight and XNA Framework enable developers to create new and innovative applications and games for the Windows Phone (WP), these are … Continue reading

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