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More Compelling Windows 9 Features

John  Traenkenschuh
Many post little more than harsh criticism of Microsoft's Metro Interface in Windows 8.  Traenk thinks there is a middle path that can get people talking about the powerful Operating System instead of the interface. 

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#TuesdayTrivia: WindowsRT, Tiles and Charms...Oh My! Win "Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML" eBook by Jeremy Likness

Emily Nave
Software developers know the thing you can count on in your career is change. Microsoft is redefining the way apps are developed -- are you ready to get on board?

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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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#TuesdayTrivia: Spotlight on WP7 (Win a copy of Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development)

Emily Nave
These days, what CAN'T a smartphone do? Microsoft is putting their own spin on things to help you experience "life in motion" when using your device. Instead of containing static application icons, the re-imagined Start screen features live Tiles showing real-time content updates.

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March Trivia #1: Let there be light! (Win Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed)

Emily Nave
Want a simplified self-service tool to help you build business applications for the desktop and beyond? Microsoft programmers… meet Visual Studio LightSwitch.

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What happened to the Pocket PC?

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows CE is a tough computer to outfit!

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Windows Security Improvements

John  Traenkenschuh
Traenk is still upset by his recent dive into Windows security.  So much more was promised when the merger of Windows 9x and NT lines was announced, so long ago.

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There are no secrets II

John  Traenkenschuh

After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.

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Community Tips: Use Community Megaphone to Promote Developer Events

Emily Nave

Planning a User Group or community gathering for developers? Community Megaphone, built by Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie aka @devhammer, provides a simple way to share and discover all kinds of events relating to software development.

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"Highly unlikely" does not mean "impossible"

Jim Mischel

One of my programs crashed the other day in a very unexpected place.  A call to System.Threading.ConcurrentQueue.TryDequeue (from the Parallel Extensions to .NET) resulted in an OverflowException being thrown.  Investigation revealed a pretty serious bug in the System.Random constructor.

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It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part II

John  Traenkenschuh

In the last blog in this series, Traenk relates his first experiences with computers and with coding.  But now, some years have passed. . .

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It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part I

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk relates his past experience with Operating Systems that goes back 25 years, ok, more than that but he ain't tellin'

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