Monthly Archives: November 2010

Really moments winners

Microsoft announces the winners of its “Really moments” contest. Thanks for participating! The competition was tough, but our judges chose four winners. See your name below? Congratulations! Confirm your identity by connecting to Facebook. Then provide an email address to … Continue reading

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About those Windows Phone Chicken Little stories…

Please stop sending me stories about how terribly Windows Phone is supposedly doing in whatever market. I have an RSS reader too. And in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m pretty prolific. You should note what I choose … Continue reading

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Visual Basic for the Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW

That was quick: Microsoft has just finalized its Visual Basic add-on for the Windows Phone developer tools, allowing programmers to utilize their favorite programming language when creating new apps. Back in September, we released the CTP of Visual Basic for … Continue reading

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How would you fix Windows Phone? (Updated)

I wrote an article for the SuperSite for Windows this morning, How Microsoft Can Fix Windows Phone in 2011, in which I described the high-level ways in which I believe Microsoft can shape its smart phone OS into its mainstream … Continue reading

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Dell Venue Pro sign-up

If you’re interested in the Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone, you can sign-up on the web to be notified when its available. (Link supplied by Dell campus rep Jason D.) The Venue Pro is, of course, the one vertical slider … Continue reading

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AT&T: Buy one Windows Phone, get one free

While I continue to caution people that the upfront “cost” of any smart phone is just a tiny portion of the overall cost of that device over its two-year contract, I feel somewhat compelled to at least point out this … Continue reading

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Windows Phone app update

Microsoft this week provided an interesting update on its efforts to promote Windows Phone apps, noting that there are now over 3,000 apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace with over 15,000 developers signed up to deliver Windows Phone apps via … Continue reading

Posted in Online services, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, Zune | 4 Comments