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Free eBook: Programming Windows Phone 7

Posted by Stu On October - 29 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

4812.9780735643352x 289CEF70 Free eBook: Programming Windows Phone 7This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

Yes, Programming Windows Phone 7 is truly a free download, but for those readers who still love paper—as I certainly do—this book will also be available (for sale) divided into two fully-indexed print editions: Microsoft Silverlight Programming for Windows Phone 7and Microsoft XNA Framework Programming for Windows Phone 7. [Note from Devon: we should have these ready for order in December 2010.]

The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.

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Send to OneNote from Google Chrome [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On October - 28 - 20102 COMMENTS

ProgramFiles12 thumb2 Send to OneNote from Google Chrome [Quick Tip]I love Google Chrome but find it misses a few features i use a lot in IE.  In particular ‘Send to OneNote’.

If you use OneNote 2010 to take snippets from the web using this functionality you’ll know it’s a real time-saver and very handy.  Respectively, if you’ve moved to Chrome you’ll indeed miss this feature.

This Quick-Tip will show you how you can get ‘Send To OneNote’ back.

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windows 7 service pack uno 320x263 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate....Released!

Microsoft have responded to a recent Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate (or SP1 RC) leak by actually releasing it.

SP1 for Microsoft’s most popular Operating System brings plenty of bug fixes and enhancements.

Notable additions are Remote FX and incremental security updates and hot fixes.

Windows 7 SP1 RC can be downloaded via the Microsoft Website.  If you are already participating in the Beta go to Windows update and install the RC.
The x86 iteration of the SP is a heavy 514.7MB with x64 weighing in at a staggering 865.4MB.

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Your Tips and Tricks Featured

Posted by Stu On October - 25 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

050 Your Tips and Tricks FeaturedI’m sure by now you guys have heard of our Suggestion Box.  It’s a place to let us know what you think about the site, submit ideas and things you’d like to see.

Windows Forums member UVAIS made this suggestion and i think it’s great.

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What’s Going on in Windows Forums?

Posted by Stu On October - 17 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Windows Forums is a community for users—from beginners to experts—who learn and share knowledge about Windows and PC’s.

You can get great help and advice from our resident team of super-geeks, browse our community art and tools sections, or just let it all out in the Shoutbox.  It’s entirely up to you.

16 10 2010 08 34 04 AM What’s Going on in Windows Forums?

Here’re some interesting topics you may want to check out.  Feel free to jump in on the discussion!

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Internet Explorer 9 Beta now Available

Posted by Stu On September - 15 - 20103 COMMENTS

Microsoft’s much anticipated Internet Explorer 9 is now available for public download.

image Internet Explorer 9 Beta now Available

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