Tag Archive | microsoft

//build/ Conference is coming again! To San Francisco, in June.

http://www.buildwindows.com/

Registration opens at 09:00am PDT, April 2, 2013
Early bird (first 500): $1,595 // Full: $2,095

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Make sure to visit the website.

It’s simply spectacular.

Video: The role of designers in a connected world

http://vimeo.com/60675129

Via: Next at Microsoft <- a great feed to follow btw.

In this recent talk at the IxDA conference, Interaction13, Albert shares his thoughts about the world of technology and how designers need to think about interaction and experience design in this world.

It’s well worth a watch of the Connecting video too that Albert and his team worked on.

Join @Joelcitizen in an Unplugged Session: Are You a Citizen Developer?

This Friday, March 22 from 3:00 – 3:30pm Joelcitizen is hosting his new new Unplugged series. In this first open-mic, open-chat session he will discuss The Citizen Developer Trend and Impact on Social Good.

This is a great opportunity to unplug from your work for 30 mins (or less) and chat, in a totally casual way, with other peers about trending topics. Joel will have guests from time to time. Want to be a guest? let him know. (@Joelcitizen)

You can register here if you wish aka.ms/openmic but you don’t have to… simply remember to join at 3pm and use this link to get directly to the session.

So if you are one of these… Join the conversation.

  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Policy Wonks
  • Data Analysts
  • Citizens
  • Idealizers

modern.IE launches with two great offers for web developers.

The http://modern.ie site has launched today and has two real gems in stock for web developers.

 

First, an online suite of tools that scan your website and give you feedback on common compatibility problems.

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Second, modern.IE offers a free 3 month subscription to BrowserStack.com, hosted and locally managed virtualization that can help provide quick access to a large number of browsers and operating systems for you to test your site against.

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Git support coming to Visual Studio 2012 and Git hosting to Team Foundation Server/Service.

Brian Harry has just announced Git support in Visual Studio 2012 coming as a VSIX plugin for the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2.

  • You can get a good overview of how to get started (including all the download links) by reading this tutorial.
  • Watch this video for a 10 minute walk-through.
  • Also you can read the news and the Learn content on the Team Foundation Service welcome portal.
  • Team Foundation Service – As of today you can host Git repos in TFService projects.  It is “shipping” now and ready for use.  We still have lots more capabilities to add but it’s ready to use for real.
  • Team Foundation Server – Our plan is to include Git support in the next major release of TFS.  No date has yet been announced.
  • Visual Studio 2012 support – We provided a VSIX today.  It is a “community technology preview” of the Git VSIX on top of a “community technology preview” of VS 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2).  We’re very pleased with the performance/stability of it but it is not yet officially “go-live”.  You are welcome to try it out but it is a preview release for evaluation, so be aware that there may be issues.  We’ll be releasing updates about every 3 weeks and you should expect it to converge fairly quickly.  I don’t know at this time when it will “RTM” but I expect it to have a “go-live” designation before too long.
  • Visual Studio V.Next – Our Git plugin will be integrated into all editions of Visual Studio V.Next (including Express) and will appear in the various pre-releases and RTM.
  • Older versions of VS & TFS – At this time, we are not planning to include Git integration in older versions of VS or TFS.

Windows Phone SDK update adds Windows Phone 7.8 Emulator and features

Available today, the Windows Phone SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8 is an optional update that adds two new Windows Phone 7.8 emulator images to your existing SDK installation. These two emulator images should enable you to fully test how your Windows Phone 7.5 app’s Live Tiles will look and behave when they are run on a device running Windows Phone 7.8.

The SDK update requires an existing installation of the Windows Phone SDK:

If you have both the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 and Windows Phone SDK 7.1 installed on the same computer, both SDKs will be updated.

If you have a Windows Phone 7.5 app in the Marketplace, it is highly recommend downloading the Windows Phone SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8 today and starting to experiment by using the new tile options in your app.