Showing posts from June, 2010

Impressions of Windows Phone 7

I attended a hands-on lab session presented by Dave Bost and Bill Steele at Indianapolis Microsoft offices today.  The topic of the day was Windows Phone 7.  I've watched several demos from Mix and TechEd, IndyNDA meetings and IndyTechFest.  I have been more impressed with the idea of Windows Phone 7 than the development environment.  Today I was pushed deeper into the SDKs than I've been before.

I was first frustrated with installation of the bits.  Dave and Bill were using the April Refresh.  I seemed to have something else installed.  The SDK's installer wouldn't let me get very far.  I had to go through several (8) product un-installs.  Then one just wouldn't un-install.  I found that the XNA Cleanup tool did the trick.

On my system things seemed to work better than Bill's.  I think that the resources needed to run both Visual Studio 2010 and the Windows Phone 7 emulator are a bit more than a netbook should run to be productive.  That's not saying it ca…

The Benefits of SQL Azure - CBusPASS

I had a great time talking about SQL Azure and it's benefits.  I did have one snafu though.  When I tried logging in to I kept getting errors and blank pages.  It was a javascript error in Live Login.  Note to the wise, double check that javascript debugging is turned off when doing your demo.


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