Introducing FabrikamShipping SaaS

FabrikamShipping SaaS is an end to end sample scenario which demonstrates how to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform for developing and running software as a service solutions.

Join Vittorio for a 30 minutes grand tour of the demo structure, the patters it implements, and the ways in which you can explore the scenario through the online demo
Author(s): Vittorio Bertocci

World's first profiler for Windows Phone 7

Performance of Windows Phone 7 apps are often vastly different on the emulator than on the actual device. Many things - I/O, networking, libraries, floating point math etc - are even different from what we're used to for full desktop .NET apps. For instance, on some devices floating point math is much faster than integer math, unlike for desktop apps. That makes it rather hard to guess your WP7 app's performance bottlenecks, and some "optimizations" can actually slow things down on
Author(s): martinesmann

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Cloud Cover Episode 29 - Working with CSPack

Join Ryan and Steve each week as they cover the Microsoft cloud. You can follow and interact with the show at@cloudcovershow

In this episode:  

  • We talk about how to manually package your services using CSPack.exe and when you would do it.
  • Show how to deploy WebMatrix projects to Windows Azure
  • Talk about diferences in deploying .NET 4.0 projects as compared to .NET 3.5

  • Author(s): Ryan Dunn

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Twitter on Windows Phone 7: Hands on Demo

Today we announced the new hardware devices for Windows Phone 7 and in this video you can see a hands on demo of the new Twitter Application on the HTC phone for AT&T. Coolest thing here is that you don't even need to be logged in to see and search Tweets!

Author(s): Laura Foy

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Fandango on Windows Phone 7: Hands on Demo

Here's a look at the new Fandango application on Windows Phone 7.  Fandango uses the panoramic theme, but keeps it plain and simple with a white background. You are able to use it to look up show times, theaters, and plot information, view trailers and buy movie tickets in advance.

Author(s): Laura Foy

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IMDB on Windows Phone 7: Hands on Demo

Check out the new IMDb application on Windows Phone 7. The IMDb app helps you seek out current films in addition to storing details about nearly every movie known to man, enjoy!


Author(s): Laura Foy

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A closer look at the new AT&T Windows Phone 7 Devices

Here's a look at the AT&T Phones for Windows Phone 7!

AT&T will launch three WP7 devices, the LG Quantum, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard for $199.99, the HTC Surround with 16 GB of onboard storage, 5 megapixel camera and two Dolby Surround Sound speakers, also $199.99 and finally, the Samsung Focus, with a super AMOLED screen, Snapdragon CPU and 8 GB of onboard storage, again for $199.99.

 

Author(s): Laura Foy

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First Look: Windows Phone 7 Hardware

In this video, Microsoft CVP Steve Guggenheimer introduces the new hardware devices that will be offering Windows Phone 7. There's tactile keyboards, slide out speakers, surround sound, enhanced cameras, scratch resistance screens, and more. Check out the phones from Dell, LG, HTC & Samsung.

Here's another look at the phones

Author(s): Laura Foy

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Web Camps TV #9 - Script Junkie, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and "the dance"

This week, Rey Bango, Community PM for JavaScript and HTML, joins James Senior to talk about Script Junkie,
a new website that publishes solution-based articles on all things web—such CSS, JavaScript, and HTML—from the best client-side developers out there. We also talk about Rey's involvement in the jQuery project and how he
Author(s): James Senior

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Cloud Cover Episode 28 - SQL Azure with David Robinson Part 11

Join Ryan and Steve each week as they cover the Microsoft cloud. You can follow and interact with the show at@cloudcovershow

In this episode:  

  • Listen to David Robinson explain how to migrate your Access databases to SQL Azure.
  • Learn about deploying SQL Azure and Windows Azure services together 

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Author(s): Ryan Dunn

Silverlight TV 49: Creating Rich Interactive Prototypes with Sketchflow - Part 2

Janete Perez rejoins Silverlight TV to complete her 2 part series on Sketchflow (you can watch Janete in Part 1 of her Sketchflow series here). up. This time Janete walks through the creation of a prototype that includes a workflow, navigation through the screens, interactive behaviors, and much more to create a social media application to share and communicate with her friends.

She covers several topics including these:

  • Creating a Sketchf
    Author(s): John Papa

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Cloud Cover Episode 30 - Coordinating Work and Load Testing

Join Ryan and Steve each week as they cover the Microsoft cloud. You can follow and interact with the show at@cloudcovershow

In this episode:  

  • We talk about how coordinating work across worker roles.
  • Demonstrate a tool to generate web traffic for load testing websites.
  • Talk about the gotchas of running certain types of applications in the cloud today.

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Author(s): Ryan Dunn

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Silverlight TV 50: The State of Silverlight with Scott Guthrie

John sits down with Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP at Microsoft, to discuss the state of Silverlight. Scott discusses the impact of Silverlight in applications including Windows Phone 7, the history of releases, and what his favorite features are with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. Scott talks about how Windows Phone and Silverlight together focus on optimizations such as using the GPU and using the off thread capabilities and he gives some advice for building applications with Silverligh
Author(s): John Papa

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The Full Stack, Part 1 - Building the Admin Site with ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet and EF Code First

Jesse Liberty and Jon Galloway are kicking off a new screencast series called The Full Stack. They're pair-programming, building out a full application from a server back-end down to Windows Phone, web, Silverlight, and wherever else the app-building process leads them. Join them for the ride!

In this inaugural episode, they dig right in with a server back-end using NuGet, ASP.NET MVC 3, Razor views, and Entity Framework Code-First.

 

Author(s): Jon Galloway, Jesse Liberty

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Inside Windows Phone #08: Taking a look inside Windows Phone Programming Model Architecture

In this episode of the Inside Windows Phone show, join Abolade Gbadeges, a partner developer for Windows Phone, and Yochay Kiriaty, a Senior Technical Evangelist, as they talk and address which applications are installed on the phone, as well as chatting a little bit about security and, of course, application tombstoning. 

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· Read the Author(s): Jaime Rodriguez, Yochay Kiriaty

Inside Windows Phone #08: Taking a look inside Windows Phone Programming Model Architecture

In this episode of the Inside Windows Phone show, join Abolade Gbadeges, a partner developer for Windows Phone, and Yochay Kiriaty, a Senior Technical Evangelist, as they talk and address which applications are installed on the phone, as well as chatting a little bit about security and, of course, application tombstoning. 

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· Download this version of the tools

· Read the Author(s): Jaime Rodriguez, Yochay Kiriaty

Karandeep Anand: Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

Curious about the new Caching service running in the Windows Azure Platform? Join Wade Wegner as he talks with Karandeep Anand, Principal Group Program Manager on the Application Platform Services team, about the new service and the different ways you can leverage it within your own applications.

The Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service accelerates application performance by providing
Author(s): Wade Wegner

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