Wintellect Becomes Premier Xamarin Consulting Partner

It seems that all roads in software development today lead inevitably to mobile apps. Building apps that span multiple mobile platforms is no easy task, but Xamarin makes bridging those environments much easier. And so it’s with great pleasure we announce that Wintellect has become a Premier Xamarin Consulting Partner. Wintellect employs a dedicated team…

Microsoft Announces New Azure App Service

Microsoft is announcing Azure App Service today, a consolidation of existing Website and Mobile services as well as some exciting new services for workflows and APIs. Microsoft is making it easier to build apps for any device on their Azure cloud service by consolidating several existing services into a unified model called Azure App Services.  Azure…

Connect with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team on November 12th and 13th

Microsoft announces Connect(), an online developer event to showcase the future of software development with Visual Studio! Microsoft announced today that Visual Studio and the next version of its developer toolset will be the centerpiece on November 12 of an event called Connect(); in New York City. Microsoft CVP of the Developer Division, S. “Soma”…

Try Out Apache Cordova in Visual Studio

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team makes learning more about Apache Cordova easier with a new fully loaded Azure VM Interested in building hybrid mobile apps without leaving the comfort of Visual Studio?  Not sure what a hybrid mobile app is?  Now you can experiment to your heart’s content without installing a single SDK.  Microsoft’s Visual Studio team…

Proceed with Caution – Windows Phone 8 App Lifecycle Events vs Async Methods

“We are on the path to Windows and Windows Phone Convergence” (//Build 2012 – How to Leverage your Code Across WP8 and Win8, Slide 6) I often hear people saying the phrase “Windows 8 Phone” when they are talking/asking about “Windows Phone 8”.  Throughout presentations that I’ve given and other discussions I’ve had over the…

The Future of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Development

Does the snapped view required for Windows 8 apps provide insights into the future of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 development? Windows 8 app developers are required to create a snapped view for their applications. This is the one option for on screen multi-tasking in the Windows 8 world. The usefulness of this view…

LIDNUG Webinar Presentation Materials

Many thanks to the participants, organizers, and sponsors of today’s LIDNUG webinar – “Putting the Cloud in Your Pocket Pt1 – Using Windows Azure to Build Cloud-Enabled WP7 Apps.”  I especially appreciate the patience of those who attended as we struggled to do the best we could to resolve the LiveMeeting technical issues that dogged…

Boston Azure Bootcamp Presentation Materials

I had a tremendous time this weekend presenting alongside Bill Wilder, Michael Collier, John Zablocki, and Jim O’Neil at the Boston Azure Bootcamp event in Cambridge, MA.  The topic once again covered the concepts of using Windows Azure to enhance mobile Windows Phone application and general mobile development considerations, and went beyond my demos to…

CodeStock 2012 Presentation Content

I would like to thank the attendees of my “Putting the Cloud in Your Pocket – A Guide to Using Windows Azure to Build Cloud-Enabled Windows Phone Apps” talk at the recent Codestock event – especially considering the early hour following the previous night’s fun.  The slide and code content I referred to in my…

DevBoston (Waltham) Presentation Content

Many thanks to the attendees of my presentation tonight covering Developing Cloud Enabled Windows Phone Applications with Windows Azure.  I apologize once again for the technical network-related gremlins that decided to attack us tonight…hopefully the workaround covered the necessary ground and everyone was able to see the concepts I was trying to show. As promised,…

Boston Phone Camp Presentation Materials

I had a great time talking about the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone at the Windows Phone Camp event in Cambridge, MA earlier today.  I have posted the slide deck here for those who are interested in getting at the web links it contains. If you missed the event and/or are interested in other…

Vermont Code Camp Presentation Materials

Many thanks to the organizers and attendees of this year’s Vermont Code Camp.   This event continues to set the bar for excellence, and a ton of credit is due to Julie Lerman, Rob Hale, and the rest of the volunteers who all clearly work quite hard to pull it all together. I have uploaded the…