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What If Mad Men Landed the Microsoft Advertising Contract? by Bil Simser

Back in the day, Marvel had a wonderful comic book series. It was called What If and featured titles like What If Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four, What If Captain America Became President, and What If Conan the Barbarian Walked The Earth Today? Here...

Broken Windows Phone Marketplace by Bil Simser

Recently the Windows Phone Developer Team posted an article about how App Insights work and specifically how Free, Top, and New apps work . It’s all accurate, a good read, and (to an extent) will help you improve your app’s ranking in the Marketplace...

Official and unofficial apps in the iOS, WP7, and Android marketplaces by Bil Simser

The last few months have seen people complaining about the lack of "official" apps in the Windows Phone marketplace. In fact a couple of months ago I wrote about this very thing here and if we really needed these official apps or could get by with third...

PrairieDevCon 2012 Sessions by Bil Simser

As a follow-up to yesterdays note about my Windows Phone Developer Workshop (there's still room for more peeps!) here's a list of regular sessions I'm presenting at PrairieDevCon 2012 . SharePoint Client Object Model: Accessing SharePoint Externally Using...

Get Juiced with me and 10,000 friends at Prairie Dev Con West by Bil Simser

I”m happy to say that Prairie Dev Con West 2012 is almost upon us. In just over a week geeks from the five corners of the planet will get together and talk about D’Arcy Lussier’s hair and hope that the Mad Mexican doesn’t crash their session. For me there...

Calgary! SharePoint! Workflows! Pigs! Action! by Bil Simser

Join me and a cast of thousands as we do an interpretive dance version of Lord of the Flies. Oh yeah, and Jason Kaczor will also be presenting on custom workflow actions and SharePoint. From the marketing blurbage: This presentation is about Custom actions...

Does the world really need "official" apps? by Bil Simser

The "buzz" exploded a few days ago with this site . "Official" application requests for Windows Phone 7, vendors and services that don't have a presence (an official one anyway) on the Microsoft phone platform. I have to ask though, do we really need...

The Big Dummies Guide for Windows Phone Developer Resources by Bil Simser

Windows Phone apps are growing in popularity as does the 50,000 60,000 apps in the marketplace today. Microsoft has done a great job at putting together some resources for developers including full documentation . When you first land on App Hub there...
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Visual Studio Achievements - Remember Kids They're Just For Fun by Bil Simser

I followed a neat project for the last couple of months which today became a reality, Visual Studio Achievements . Achievements are something the gaming world are very familiar with. They're milestones of recognition to meet like "Blowing up 30 Enemies...

Prairie Dev Con West - Sessions Announced and Registration Open! by Bil Simser

I’m thrilled to announce that the Prairie Dev Con West folks have posted sessions and speakers on their site, and opened registration for Prairie Developer Conference West ! Three Days of Fantastic Sessions! Prairie Dev Con West happens March 13 – 15...
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