Tag Archives: WP7

Pictorial History of Microsoft


I have gathered together a pictorial history of Microsoft, in my travels to find a pictorial history/evolution of the Microsoft Graphics API’s (GDI->GDI+->DirectX->WDDM (silverlight, and WPF). I know that it is out there, I’ve seen it (photographic memory) but I have yet to find … Continue reading

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Three Paths …


Windows 8 Game Development This article which is a digest of the Build talk 3-107 : Chas Boyd : Core technologies for Windows 8 games, will help you catch the high brush stroke concepts to help you get started in the … Continue reading

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Upgrading from Win7 to Win 8 (Pro)


Thanks to Magenic and SilverlightShow I purchased the Windows 8 Upgrade from Amazon, well actually pre-ordered, with gift cards, but anyways. So I was going to upgrade last night, but I really wanted to watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, so … Continue reading

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Bing WP7 Translater


I just used my phone to translate a static photo in another language to help me debug the UI! Technology is amazing.. Go get yours Bing Translater  

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Play-Pause-Resume XBOX Live


A while back i was watching a talk about PlayPauseResume for XBOX Live, unfortunately I can’t remember which talk or conference it was in, but I think it was presented at or around the same time as SmartGlass at e3.  Anyways I was really hoping to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Behind the Tiles


I went to a recent Microsoft Behind the Tiles Event which inspired me to go out and buy the Nokia Lumia 900!!   It is a great phone, go out and get one!

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XNA in or out of Windows 8?


UPDATE:   Feb 1, 2013 Microsoft Officially Drops support for XNA: This email was sent out to DirectX/XNA MVPs today: The XNA/DirectX expertise was created to recognize community leaders who focused on XNA Game Studio and/or DirectX development. Presently the … Continue reading

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Adventures in Deploying to WP7


Just a few things to check… or try. Using C:\Windows\System32\dxdiag.exe check that you have DirectX10 or better and WDDM 1.1, because 1.0 will not work, also be sure you have at least 4G memory!! if that is all o.k. you … Continue reading

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