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Working with Tile Notifications in Windows 8 Store Apps – Part I by dwahlin

One of the features that really makes Windows 8 apps stand out from others is the tile functionality on the start screen. While icons allow a user to start an application, tiles provide a more engaging way to engage the user and draw them into an application...

Getting Started Building Windows 8 Store Apps with XAML/C# by dwahlin

Technology is fun isn’t it? As soon as you think you’ve figured out where things are heading a new technology comes onto the scene, changes things up, and offers new opportunities. One of the new technologies I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with...
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Upcoming ASP.NET, HTML5 and Windows 8 Talks and Workshops at DevConnections 2012 by dwahlin

It’s that time of the year again! DevConnections 2012 is right around the corner and we have a lot of great new workshops and sessions planned for the ASP.NET and Client-Dev (HTML5, Windows 8 Metro, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.) tracks. The keynote at DevConnections...

New Pluralsight Course: Introduction to Building Windows 8 Metro Applications by dwahlin

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a new Windows 8 Metro app development course for Pluralsight with my good friend John Papa . We had a lot of fun making the course together and diving into key concepts that you need to know to build XAML...

HTML5, JavaScript, and Windows 8 Metro Talk Slides from DevConnections Las Vegas by dwahlin

  I had a great time at DevConnections Las Vegas this year and really enjoyed hanging out with existing friends as well as making some new friends. Thanks to everyone who attended my workshop and sessions. The slides from the different sessions are...

The Tablet Show - “Resist the Drama” by dwahlin

I had an opportunity to talk with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell (the .NET Rocks guys ) on their new show called The Tablet Show . It’s always fun talking with them since there’s never a boring moment or lull in the conversation. In this episode we...

Call for Abstracts for Spring 2012 ClientDev Connections Conference by dwahlin

John Papa and I just sent out a call for abstracts for the upcoming Spring 2012 DevConnections conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV. If you’re interested in presenting on client-side development topics such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery (or another...

Why I’m Excited About Windows 8 by dwahlin

I don’t consider myself a “fanboy” of any particular company even though my consulting and training business focuses on Microsoft technologies. A "fanboy" is someone that sides with a particular company regardless of how good or bad something is. I go...
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