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Michael Crump Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion and XAML Advocate. June 2011 Entries
Getting up and started with the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 2
Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 2 was released on 6/29/2011. Are you ready for it? If not then let my guide help you get your system prepared and go through a few new features. Download links: Web Installer of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK ISO Image of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK - (723 MB) To get started you are going to need to remove the previous version of your Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 1. This kicks off the process of uninstalling the Beta. Once it is uninstalled then you ......

Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:27 AM

3 Incredibly Useful Projects to jump-start your Kinect Development.
I’ve been playing with the Kinect SDK Beta for the past few days and have noticed a few projects on CodePlex worth checking out. I decided to blog about them to help spread awareness. If you want to learn more about Kinect SDK then you check out my”Busy Developer’s Guide to the Kinect SDK Beta”. Let’s get started: KinectContrib is a set of VS2010 Templates that will help you get started building a Kinect project very quickly. Once you have it installed you will have the option to select the following ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:40 AM

Game Changing Features in the Silverlight 5 Beta (Part 3)
Introduction In the second part of my “Game-changing Features” series, I investigated how to create multiple windows in a trusted Silverlight 5 application. Now, it is time to explore another set of features: SoundEffect Class for Low-Latency, Supporting Double- and Triple-Mouse Clicks and Linked Text Containers. If you followed my previous tutorial, then you should be ready to get started. The full source code for all three of the projects will be available as a separate download with this article. ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2011 1:28 PM

The busy developers guide to the Kinect SDK Beta
The Kinect is awesome. From day one, I’ve said this thing has got potential. After playing with several open-source Kinect projects, I am please to announce that Microsoft has released the official SDK beta on 6/16/2011. I’ve created this quick start guide to get you up to speed in no time flat. Let’s begin: What is it? The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. This SDK enables the academic research and enthusiast communities ......

Posted On Friday, June 17, 2011 6:34 AM

Getting started with SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight Web Parts – Part 1 of 2
I wanted to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 because I have noticed how the market is starting to demand it. Also, most of the SharePoint 2010 guides on the net are outdated. They show everything from registry hacks/editing xml files to installing hot fixes/service packs. My guide uses the latest bits as of 6/7/11 to create a SharePoint 2010 server inside of an Virtual Machine. This will be more than enough to begin creating Silverlight Web Parts inside of SharePoint 2010. NOTE: I did not want to ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:31 AM

CodeStock Presentation “Tools and Utilities for the .NET Developer”
As promised, here is a link to all of the applications from my session at CodeStock 2011: Entity Framework Profiler Studio Styles Reflector Telerik JustDecompile Beta dotfuscator CodePaste.NET Silverlight Spy WP7 Desktop Marketplace LINQPad Snippet Manager Browser Shots Snagit 10 7-Zip File Manager Code Converter CPU-Z Notepad2 SSDlife Free Regular Expression Library Microsoft Web Platform Installer Visual Studio Gallery Search Everything Fiddler2 Paint.NET Microsoft Expression Blend ......

Posted On Sunday, June 5, 2011 6:29 PM

CodeStock 2011 Postmortem
(A picture that I took on 6/3/2011 waiting for the keynote by Charles Petzold to begin at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN) Day One (Thursday Night) I headed out on Thursday morning with my friend Daniel Heisler for CodeStock. We were driving from Birmingham, Alabama so it was going to take us about 4.5 hours to get in. After stopping a few times, we finally arrived at the Knoxville Hilton. After checking into our rooms, we met Rafe Kemmis and Spede Bryan in the lobby and headed over to Barley's ......

Posted On Sunday, June 5, 2011 4:40 PM

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