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Show 105: Shawn Wildermuth’s Upcoming Windows Phone 7 Book

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

 

This week we’re joined by Shawn Wildermuth.  He’s writing a Windows Phone 7 book, and he gives us the inside scoop!

 Shawn is the creator of the popular Silvelright Tour Workshops

Shawn’s blog is here.

What we Talk About

  • Shawn’s new book!
  • Shawn’s experience with a Windows Phone device (mostly positive).
  • Is Shawn carrying the Windows Phone 7 phone as his ownly phone?
  • Why cloud is important for the phone.
  • XNA versus Silverlight on Windows Phone 7
  • Multitasking – Android versus Windows Phone 7.
  • Lessons that Windows Phone has learned from iOS and Android.

About Shawn

Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau and an author of six books about .NET. Shawn is involved with Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider, Data Insider and Connected Technology Advisors (WCF/Oslo/WF). He has been seen speaking at a variety of international conferences including SDC, VSLive, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET and MSDN Online. He has over twenty years of software development regularly blogs about a range of topics including Silverlight, Oslo, Databases, XML and web services on his blog (http://wildermuth.com). He is currently teaching workshops around the country through his training company AgiliTrain (https://agilitrain.com).

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 104: Windows Phone Dev Tools Nearing Release!

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 23, 2010

News

  • Windows Phone dev tools are coming!
  • Great list of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices.
  • Developer roadmap for Windows Phone.
  • iPhone to WP7 tutorial series.
  • Mary J Foley on the missing Windows Slates.  Listen to the 1-6 minute marks on this podcast.

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 103: Windows Phone 7 Development Hardware with Walt Ritscher

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 16, 2010

We’re joined this week by a live studio audience!  Thanks to Jason Mauer.

This week, we have an interview withWalt Ritscher talking about the new Windows Phone 7 developer hardware.

Walt Ritscher’s enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early, first surfacing while coding on a borrowed Apple computer.  Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics. On the consulting side, he works with customers like Microsoft HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group. He writes for several publications, including CODE Magazine, TechTarget and is featured as the Silverlight video author for Lynda.com.
His current UI obsession includes Silverlight, Windows  Phone 7  and WPF APIs. His blog can be found at blog.wpfwonderland.com. Walt is also a MVP and the author of the free Shazzam Shader Editor. (shazzam-tool.com

Walt Ritscher Interview

  • How does the WP7 device compare to other smart devices?  It’s so, so.  It has high and low points.
  • There isn’t yet a twitter app for WP7???
  • Are there currently apps in the marketplace?  There’s a couple, but it doesn’t look like “the switch” has been flipped yet.
  • Is there a performance difference running apps in the emulator versus on the device?  Yes.
  • The emulator is not throttled to actual device speeds.  This gives rise to the potential that performance may be (significantly?) different when running on a device.
  • Is running your code on WP7 devices a motivator to write apps?  Definitely.

News

 

App of the Week

USGA Golf App for Windows Phone 7.

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 102: Windows Phone 7 Development Heats Up

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 9, 2010

Rumors

  • Microsoft employees and interns are getting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices.
  • Hardware leaks of WP7 devices are beginning.
  • HTC device is looking nice.
  • Kelly apparently likes the Dell Lightning.  A lot.
  • Jusin Angel points out that Vertigo has a WP7 device.

News  

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight 7.23.2010 – Early Windows Phone 7 Reviews

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 23, 2010

News  

  • MSFT giving out Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices to all employees.
  • Justin Angel (@JustinAngel): “Microsoft should just say to developers: 99.9% of you will only touch a Windows Phone 7 device once you buy one.”
  • WP7 is getting good reviews on Engadget and Wired.
  • Silverlight Analytics Framework updated.
  • Postvision is a new Silverlight 3D Engine.
  • What Silverlight apps would you “sell” to MSFT?
  • Shawn Wildermuth has an MSDN page talking about how he built Give-A-Quiz.
  • 5 hardware partners to have WP7 devices at launch.
  • WP7 UI Guide is available.
  • Links to video recordings to 1st Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart
  • Blend-O-Rama – Lunch Series
  • Contest: Win a BALL Watch by creating one in Expression Blend with Silverlight 
  • Contest:VS Ultimate + MSDN subscription for styling controls.

App of the Week

Silverlight World Cup Mashup

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight – Windows Phone tools in Beta

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 16, 2010

Silverlight Cream interview with Dave Campbell

This week we’re joinged by Silverlight MVP of the year Dave Campbell!  Dave runs Silverlight Cream which is the hub of all Silverlight information :)   Read Dave’s blog here.

*Important* – Dave says that if you’ve moved your Silverlight pages, make sure the’res a redirect so we can still get to that content.

News  

  • Windows Phone 7 (WP7) dev tools are in beta!
    • Blend for phone is now in the install
    • Panorama and Pivot controls will be included in the next couple of weeks.
  • WP7 execution model is changing (Tombstoning, launcher, etc.). Get up to speed with part 1 and part 2.
  • WP7 training kit updated.
  • WP7 book by Charles Petzold has also been updated.
  • Frank La Vigne has a mega list of WP7 resources.
  • Make sure to check out the code for this Offline RSS reader for WP7.
  • Hello World on WP7 with MVVM Light by Allen Newton.
  • Walt Ritscher ships Shazzam (pixel shader tool).
  • Make sure you understand WP7 and push notifications.

Rumors

The crew tries to figure out how to get a phone

Kowtow to the folks you know at Microsoft (show your demo projects, etc.).  Not sure how we feel about this…  Shouldn’t the (potential) phone devs receive more of a first class treatment?  Afterall, they’re who will make or break the Windows Phone 7 project.

An early review says WP7 sucks

Here’s the review, and here’s a rebuttal.

This review makes Erik nervous.  The other hosts are more sanguine.  It seems like this person is mabye just trying to make headlines?

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight – Phones are here!

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 9, 2010

Callouts

  • Adam Kinney has left Microsoft and is now at Pixel Lab.  Congrats.
  • Dave Campbell of Silverlight Cream has 899 Silverlight posts up (with *thousands* of links).  Congrats.

News  

Rumors

Imagination cup winners got Samsung Windows Phone 7 Phones

These are the first WP7 phones in the wild.  The entire crew is jealous.

Silverlight for Symbian is released

It’s based on SL2, and it’s out in the wild.  Erik wonders if there’s a *real* development story there.  No reason to think there isn’t… but it’s a suspiciously quiet release.

Kin phones dead – revisited with campus rumors

Microsoft is taking a lot of flack over this.  But every big company makes these mistakes.  Remember the Rockr?

MS rank and file (really talented folks!) are feeling embarrassed over the whole Kin thing.

There’s a leadership shuffle at the mothership.  Will the… less talented… execs take control of WP7?  If so… game over.  Enter 10 years of Mobile failure.

Application Of The Week

The Silverlight Media Framework is app of the week again! (v2 released)

 Events

Checkout the Agilitrain Silverlight Advanced classes.  The next is in Atlanta on July 22nd.

XNA Game dev for WP7 on July 15, 2010

Mix 11 is April 12-14

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight – Kin RIP and Welcome new MVPs

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 2, 2010

News  

  • Introducing IIS Express
    • Works in medium trust
    • Runs cool modules including URL Rewriter, Dynamic Compression, Advanced Logging, etc.
    • Beta shortly
  • Tips and tricks with the WPF/Silverlight designer in VS2010 by Karl Shifflett.
  • Building a WP7 Newsreader App.
  • Congrats to newly minted Silverlight MVP Jeremy Likeness.  His blog and other info is great.
  • Koen ships document toolkit 2 beta 2.  It has *experimental* support for displaying pdfs in Silverlight.
  • NBC coverage of Wimbledon is powered by Silverlight.
  • 3d streaming and silverlight.
  • Congrats to the new Silverlight MVPs.
  • Object oriented db for Silverlight and WP7. (Jeremy Likeness makes another appearance!)

Rumors

The Kin phones are dead

Erik wonders how they got out the Microsoft door.

All agree that failure is a part of innovation.

Kelly was actually thinking about buying one.

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is coming up

Brian wonders if this means new phone tools.

Application Of The Week

Silverlight Pivot Viewer + Netflix and Azure

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week in Silverlight – Windows Phone 7 and Bus Tracking

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded June 18, 2010

News  

  • Metro (Windows Phone 7) style Silverlight Desktop app.

  • Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices out for devs next month?
  • Adam Kinney announces that the Expression Studio 4 Launch videos are online.
  • Jeff Prosise talks about dynamic loading of .xaps using MEF.
  • Data Driven Apps with MVVM series.
  • Charles Petzold on orientation strategies in Windows Phone 7.
  • videos on Coding4Fun for Shuffleboard Game for WP7 (thanks AndyB!).
  • Windows Phone 7 – I need this app contest.  Microsoft will pay you $5000 and build the app.

Rumors

Does Microsoft strategy have an iPad shaped hole in it?

arstechnica  thinks so. 

Brian is thinking about why there’s a hole in their strategy.  Is there a secret project in the works?  Hmm…

Brian is wondering about the upcoming tablets in the Microsoft world.

Erik wonders if it will be Windows 7 desktop.  Apparently, it will be Windows 7 embedded… which (to Erik) is mostly the desktop version.

Mike Hall has a preview of Windows Embedded Compact 7 (preview).  What a name.

Prototype of ASUS Eee Pad.

Erik and Kelly make up silly product names

Application Of The Week

Windows Phone 7 Bus Tracking App

Honorable mention – World Cup App by MSN Brazil (in Portugese)

Extra Conversation

Erik thinks that sharing your idea for an application is rarely a bad thing.  It’s the User Experience (Ux) that separates apps in the existing app stores.

Kelly points out that sharing youtube videos of your apps is also sharing your application’s Ux.

Brian points out that there might be Intellectual Property benefits to posting videos of your application.  It’s also their business story that’s important.

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week in Silverlight – Teched and Quizes

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

 

Recorded June 11, 2010 

News   

Rumors 

Kelly is Going to Make His Wife Watch a Metro Presentation 

He was (briefly) going to buy an iPhone.  But then he remembered the name Belfiore. 

Vertigo CEO at WWDC? 

What’s going on?  Maybe just the streaming to iPad stuff? 

MKlucher is going to E3 

This means xBox-live integration announcements? 

Watch the announcement (??) here

Application Of The Week 

Follow Cup is an out of browser app for following the World Cup soccer matches.  It looks crazy nice.

(Kelly’s Droid phone makes a noise) 

Extra Links

 

Guest Hosts 

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos. 

 

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF. 

Music kindly provided by YACHT

 

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