Tag Archives: Windows 7

FOLLOW UP: DevDinner – Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

As always, thanks to those of you who attended.  You can find the deck here:


The Surface 1.0 videos are there as well.

Some of my code demos came from other sources:





Don’t forget that these resources have tons of samples, slides, hands on labs, etc.

The demos I wrote (mostly the .NET 4.0 and touch demos) need a little clean up, organization, etc. before I make them public.  I’ll blog about them soon. 

Joe Healy has some additional .NET samples here.  Some of my stuff was inspired by Joe.  Also, a shout out to Jared Bienz.  The Sensor and Location demo I showed was a modified version of the Hands On Lab he wrote that’s in the latest release of the Windows 7 Training Kit.

Also, there is a new set of videos collectively titled Windows 7 New Features for Managed Code Developers:


I haven’t had a chance to review them, but I don’t believe these videos cover .NET 4.0.  I think it is all 3.5 SP1.

As I mentioned, keep an eye out for next month’s dinner.  We will be announcing it soon.  The topic will be SharePoint 2010 from a developer’s perspective.  As I mentioned last night, I never really warmed up to SharePoint development until now.  To me, SharePoint 2010 is the first version that feels familiar and approachable for the typical ASP.NET developer.  I hope to convey that at the next dinner.

As always, if you or your company do work for the US Government, are looking to adopt any of the new Windows 7 features in your applications, and want to some help from our team of evangelists, then feel free to contact us through our team blog:


Hello, anyone out there? (aka I’m back)

My blog has been dead for quite some time.  My last post was over a month ago.  I haven’t given up on blogging.  I took the last month off to bring my new son into the world.  I’m back.  It will take me some time to get caught up from being away from work for a month.  I will be blogging again in the coming weeks. 

Over the last few months, I have been spending most of my time on Windows 7 related work (mostly multi-touch) and learning what’s new SharePoint 2010 for developers.  I’ll be sharing some of the things I have learned about Windows 7 development at our next Developer Dinner.  Here’s the link to the announcement on my team blog:

Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

As for SharePoint 2010, well there isn’t much I can share just yet.  We’ll definitely have a developer dinner on SharePoint 2010 for devs.  My team is also planning a full day SharePoint event in November.  The event will be delivered in DC and Reston.  The DC event will also be available online.  More details are available here:

Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!

Windows 7 RTM: Get your apps ready!

I’m sure you’ve heard that Windows 7 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM):



(MSDN subscribers get it on Aug 6th)


The next step is to make sure your apps are ready for and take advantage of Windows 7.

Yochay has a great post on guiding you through ensuring you are ready:


Windows 7 tips and tricks

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One of my new years resolutions was to minimize the amount of linking (“Hey, so and so just blogged this”) that I do on my blog.  Why?  Well, I personally find it annoying when I am going through my RSS reader and find myself spending an extended period of time going through a bunch of posts that just link to someone else’s blog that I am already subscribe to.  Since I find it annoying, I want to minimize the chance of annoying anyone who reads my blog.

However, sometimes something comes along that is just worth linking to.  Tim Sneath recently published the following:

The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets


I’ve been using Windows 7 as my primary OS since build 6801 was released at the PDC.  After reading this post, I was surprised at how much I didn’t know.  If you are using (or plan on using) the Windows 7 beta, then this is a MUST READ.