appRequests in the 2013 MVP Summit Showcase

For those of you who may not know, appRequests is the umbrella brand for WP Requests and WinStore Requests. These sites are designed to allow you to add or vote for your favorite non-Microsoft app to come to either the Windows Phone or Windows Store platforms. It’s... [Read More]

Windows 8 Hackathon

Windows reimagined. Extraordinary apps. Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined user experience, and a built-in store, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity — ever. *Are you ready? *Then join us for this free, full-day event filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and... [Read More]

Strings in .NET are Enumerable

It seems like there is always some confusion concerning strings in .NET. This is both from developers who are new to the Framework and those that have been working with it for quite some time. Strings in the .NET Framework are represented by the System.String class, which encapsulates the... [Read More]

Windows Metro Requests

Windows 8 and Windows Metro style apps have a lot of potential, but only if application vendors realize there is a demand to see their app as a Metro style app and not just as a desktop app (or worse, only as an Android or iOS app). As consumers, the... [Read More]

TechEd for Novices, 2012 Edition

In 2007, Microsoft created a “Tips for the Newbie” page for TechEd (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. I created a similar post in 2008  as well. With TechEd 2012 around the corner, I thought it would... [Read More]