Mix Day One – Keynote

19 03 2010

Mix started off with a kick. As expected, the focus of the keynote on day one was the new Windows Phone 7 platform. For those of you who were there, you will remember the rather amazing pre-show entertainment. Check out a video and a long post after the jump…

MIX10 Keynote ScottGu WP7 Windows Phone Silverlight

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In anticipation of MIX10

27 02 2010

In two weeks, I’ll be leaving for Las Vegas to participate in Microsoft’s annual MIX conference. It’s a conference about web design, mobile devices and the precious bond between development and design. As I aspire to become somewhat of a design/developer hybrid I think this is the perfect place for me to be.

I’m very glad to travel with Michael Bjorn, who also went with me to Paris last year. To spend a couple of days with him in Las Vegas will certainly be exciting.

MIX10 Viktor Avanade Silverlight Windows Phone

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The three things I’m looking most forward to are these:

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Windows Phone 7 videos

16 02 2010

Here are two short videos I found displaying some of the features in Windows Phone 7. Enjoy!


Windows Mobile is dead! WP7 lives!

16 02 2010

Announced recently, the Windows Phone 7 series seems to have great potential. It really gets my heart racing to see Microsoft put an end to the atrocity that was Windows Mobile and step into the future. With the great functionality for Xbox Live users, I know a man or two who’ll jump on this immediately.

At MIX10 this march, Microsoft will give away the full details on the phone, seminars, workshops and… SDKs. I really hope I, or someone close to me, is able to go and retrieve all the delicious information.

Remember when I talked to Scott Guthrie and he was all like “Sometime around march *wink wink*” when asked about Windows Mobile and Silverlight? I think this is it. The announcement I’ve been waiting for will come during MIX. I can’t wait!


Windows Mobile is my lucky goat

23 11 2009

The story of the lucky goat goes something like this:

A man is unhappy because he lives with a large family in a very small house. The man complains to his wise friend. The friend loans him his “lucky goat” for a month. During this time the goat bites the man’s children, scares his mother-in-law half to death and takes a dump in the man’s shoes. It keeps the whole family up at night and eats almost as much as they do every meal. The man later returns the goat to his friend complaining how awful his life has been lately.

Two weeks pass and the two friends meet again. The man now looks very happy and his friend asks him why. The man explains that ever since he doesn’t have to worry about the goat biting his kids, scaring his mother-in-law half to death or taking a dump in his shoes he has been much more relaxed. He also tells his friend that his family sleeps much better and has more to eat now that they don’t have to tend to the goat.

The moral of this story is of course that sometimes you’re unable to appreciate what you have unless you find yourself in a worse situation.

I’m the man, Windows Mobile is the goat.

Damned Mobile Goat!

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Windows Phone development – Pride before fall

18 11 2009

I’ve agreed to take on more work in the shape of some edge cutting Windows Phone development. Only problem is I’ve never developed for Windows Mobile even less Windows Phone. My main concern is the lack of information on the subject. I’ll have to pray and hope that divine inspiration comes to me and helps me in my stride to create a good application.

If someone knows of any resources for mobile development, now would be a good time to start using the comment system.


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