September 2011 - Posts



Canadian Developers:
“Submit 2 quality apps and get a free Windows Phone 7.5. Your app could even be featured on the MSDN Newsletter and MSDN website.”

Be among the first 300 to build or upgrade 2 quality apps in the Mango App Challenge, and Microsoft will give you a free Windows Phone 7.5 !!


Good luck, and don’t forget to read the Windows Phone quality check list.


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If you are in Ottawa for DevTeach don’t miss my Silverlight 5 workshop!

Building an end-to-end application with Silverlight

In this full day workshop, we will show you how to build an end-to-end Rich Internet Application (RIA) with Silverlight 5. The integration of data in application is one of the most important processes in the development. In the meantime, RIA also refers to compelling user interface. In this lab, you’ll discover how the data and the user interface can be integrated together seamlessly. The presentation will guide you through some best practices learned while working on real Silverlight projects.

  • What: DevTeach pre-conference, full day on Silverlight 5!
  • When: November 2
  • Where: Ottawa Conference Center

>> To learn more and register

See you there!

As you know last week was the BUILD event organized by Microsoft in Anaheim (California), an entire show dedicated to Windows 8.
5000 people were there, but Microsoft does not forget everyone else and has made available (for free) all the sessions and keynotes on Channel 9:

To me, the good news if that I’ll be able to reuse my current skills (XAML+C#) to build kick ass touch apps for Windows 8! (Metro style apps)

If you are a XAML developer (Silverlight/WPF), I would recommend watching these sessions:

This last one is not directly about XAML dev but definitely worth a look :


Happy watching!

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While at BUILD I talked with a few friends at the  Visual Studio Talk Show, a french podcast, to explain our first impressions on Windows 8.

Conférence BUILD et Windows 8:


Note: I also recorded a quick interview for Telerik:

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Windows 8 has been unveiled today here in Anaheim at the Microsoft BUILD conference.

More content to come… waiting for that here are the first shots of my tablet:

Pre-installed with Windows 8 and all the dev tools (VS2011, Blend 5 for Windows, ..)…. ready to build awesome apps!!

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