Visual Studio Express Beta 2 Available for download!
Jul 26, 2007
Visual Basic Visual C# Visual C++ Visual Web Developer Express Are all now available for download for free!
Facebook F8 Event Photos
May 24, 2007
Mark Zuckerberg kicking things off Some insane stats, 12MM people return daily, 24+ million users, 40 billion page views Facebook provides you a Canvas that you can do anything with including full ASP.NET or Popfly applications Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft Corporate Vice President talking about Popfly and Visual Studio Express
Microsoft + Facebook Partnership
May 24, 2007
Today at Facebook F8, Corporate Vice President Dan’l Lewin announced a new partnership between Microsoft and Facebook. * Popfly Facebook Block: Available immediately, we’ve added the Facebook block which prodices access to Facebook data including the User Profile, Friends, Photos, Photo Albums, and Events. * Leverage Existing Blocks: You can build Facebook applications using Popfly blocks like Flickr, Digg, Soapbox, Twitter, Windows Live, Xbox Live, and Virtual Earth. * Silverlight Support: Another big win here is Facebook has native support for Easily build next generation applications using Silverlight.…more
Microsoft Launches Popfly
May 18, 2007
A lot of long hours and hard work later, we officially launched Popfly as a private alpha!! What the heck is it? Popfly is the fun, easy way for anyone to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts: Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups. Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.…more
Download Visual Studio Express Orcas - We need your Feedback
Apr 19, 2007
We just released a Community Tech Preview download of Visual Studio Orcas Express, the next version of Visual Studio Express. Kudos to Doug for arguably the coolest beta page on MSDN ever (pictured above) We need your feedback As John mentions in his post, the big things we need feedback on are the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) designer and the DLINQ designer. In addition we want feedback on meta questions…more
Microsoft Announces Silverlight
Apr 16, 2007
You can read Soma’s blog for all the details or the press release here or visit the Silverlight home page for more information.
Windows Home Server SDK Now Available
Apr 06, 2007
Charlie and team just announced the availability of the Windows Home Server SDK available here. Here’s a quick snippet from the announcement post. _But, the reality is, 99% of what developers want to build on top of Windows Home Server will be done using the rest of the _[_MSDN documentation_](http://msdn.microsoft.com/)_. Our little set of APIs let you integrate your Add-in into the Home Server Console and interact with some of the elements behind the solutions we provide.…more
Learn HTML for free with For Dummies book on Beginner Developer Learning Center
Apr 06, 2007
Yesterday we officially announced a partnership with Wiley Books, the creators of the “For Dummies” book series, to add 17 chapters from three popular book titles: Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies** **– Whether you’re opening an e-business or just want to show off the family reunion photos, here’s your complete toolbox for building great Web sites. HTML 4 For Dummies** **– This friendly book gets you going and shows you how to use the HTML markup language — in plain English.…more
April Fool's Day on Coding4Fun
Apr 02, 2007
**Rubber Hail **Check out Clint’s video where he drops 1,000 bouncy balls on his CTO and how-to article **Rotating Monitor **Check out Brian Peeks’ rotating monitor prank…I can only imagine the hilarity that ensues with Tech Support calls on this one!!
Wiimote Library for Developers on Coding4Fun
Mar 14, 2007
Brian Peek just published his latest article, a .NET library for easy programming of a Nintendo Wiimote controller. His article and project on Channel9 includes the full source code for the library and how he built everything. The cool part is of course how easy it is to use the library as shown below… **Create a Wiimote class ** VB: Dim WithEvents wm As Wiimote = New Wiimote()…more