Articles by Tim Huckaby http://devproconnections.com/author/3667/feed en Thoughts on Build 2014: It's a Great Time to be a Microsoft Platform Developer http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/build-2014-its-great-to-be-a-microsoft-developer <div class="node-body article-body">After the Mircosoft Build 2014 conference, it's clear that now is a great time to be a Microsoft Platform developer. With new cross-platform opportunities, Azure on the rise, Cortana, and Office for iPad, Microsoft is on a roll.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/build-2014-its-great-to-be-a-microsoft-developer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/build-2014-its-great-to-be-a-microsoft-developer#comments Windows Development BUILD Build 2014 Cortana cross-platform development Microsoft Platform Development Satya Nadella Scott Guthrie Universal Windows Apps Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 12541 at http://devproconnections.com Will Microsoft Acquire Xamarin? http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/will-microsoft-acquire-xamarin <div class="field-deck"> The bold promise of write once, run anywhere </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts on whether Microsoft might potentially acquire the cross-platforming mobile vendor, Xamarin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/will-microsoft-acquire-xamarin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/will-microsoft-acquire-xamarin#comments Windows Development Development cross platform development HTML5 Microsoft Microsoft acquires Xamarin Microsoft buy Xamarin Microsoft Xamarin rumor mobile development mobile web app development website development write once run anywhere Xamarin Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:14:00 +0000 12431 at http://devproconnections.com <p>Will a Microsoft-Xamarin acquisition happen?</p> Microsoft's New CEO Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie: Great Picks for the Developer Community http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-new-ceo-satya-nadella-scott-guthrie-great-picks-developer-community <div class="node-body article-body">New Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie get it. Expect some revolutionary changes from Microsoft as it relates to the developer.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-new-ceo-satya-nadella-scott-guthrie-great-picks-developer-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-new-ceo-satya-nadella-scott-guthrie-great-picks-developer-community#comments .NET Framework .NET Framework ASP.NET Microsoft CEO Microsoft new CEO Satya Nadella Satya Nadella Scott Guthrie Windows Azure Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:12:00 +0000 12271 at http://devproconnections.com Image Credit: Microsoft CES 2014: The Need for More Software http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/ces-2014-need-more-software <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shares his experience at CES 2014, and explains why CES needs more compelling software at future shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/ces-2014-need-more-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/ces-2014-need-more-software#comments .NET Framework Apple CES CES CES 2014 CES 2014 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show Developer Gesture Google CES Intel CES 2014 Interaction Design Microsoft CES Mult-Touch UI Voice Recognition Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:15:00 +0000 11991 at http://devproconnections.com Image Credit: CES First Thoughts on Kinect for Windows Version 2 http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/kinect-windows-version-2 <div class="field-deck"> What does Kinect for Windows v2 bring to the table for developers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Kinect for Windows v2 device is seemingly 2 to 3 times better across the board as compared to predecessor and as compared to its competitors in the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/kinect-windows-version-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/kinect-windows-version-2#comments Windows Client .NET Framework Development 3D Camera Developer Gesture K4Wv2 Kinect Microsoft Kinect Microsoft Xbox One natural user interface NUI Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:45:00 +0000 11801 at http://devproconnections.com Image Credit: Microsoft Versioning Tips for Getting Started with Windows Embedded http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/getting-started-windows-embedded-versions <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby provides some tips and resources for getting started with Microsoft Windows Embedded OS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/getting-started-windows-embedded-versions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/getting-started-windows-embedded-versions#comments Windows Development Microsoft what is Windows Embedded Windows Embedded Windows Embedded cost Windows Embedded versions Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:03:00 +0000 11731 at http://devproconnections.com Essential Tools for Windows Store App Developers http://devproconnections.com/windows-8/essential-tools-windows-store-app-developers <div class="field-deck"> Four indispensable Windows 8.1 resources for developers—all free from Microsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby gives an overview of some of the best free software developer tools and resources that Microsoft provides for building Windows Store applications for Windows 8.1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8/essential-tools-windows-store-app-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8/essential-tools-windows-store-app-developers#comments Windows 8 app developing tools Microsoft software developer tools Windows 8.1 Windows Store App Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 11382 at http://devproconnections.com Running Your .NET Apps on Embedded Versions of Windows http://devproconnections.com/development/run--net-apps-embedded-windows <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shows readers why using Windows Embedded is helpful for developing applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/run--net-apps-embedded-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/run--net-apps-embedded-windows#comments Development develop .NET applications develop desktop applications development programming what is Windows Embedded why use windows embedded Windows Embedded Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:49:00 +0000 10702 at http://devproconnections.com The New MSDN Site: Microsoft Developer Network http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/msdn-microsoft-developer-network <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts with readers on the new Microsoft Developer Network that was launched by Brian Harry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/msdn-microsoft-developer-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/msdn-microsoft-developer-network#comments Windows Development .NET development Microsoft Developer Network website Microsoft MSDN website Windows 8 development Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:19:00 +0000 10342 at http://devproconnections.com <p> Microsoft Developer Network website</p> Image Credit: Microsoft Thoughts on Microsoft Build 2013 and the Worldwide Partner Conference http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/thoughts-microsoft-build-2013-and-worldwide-partner-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts about Microsoft's Build 2013 developer conference and Worldwide Partner Conference and explains what announcements mean for developers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/thoughts-microsoft-build-2013-and-worldwide-partner-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-development/thoughts-microsoft-build-2013-and-worldwide-partner-conference#comments Windows Development Microsoft Build 2013 developer conference Microsoft Windows 8.1 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Microsoft Xbox One Build Windows 8 modern development Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:17:00 +0000 10122 at http://devproconnections.com <p> Microsoft Build attendees prepare to hear from Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist, Developer Platform Evangelism.</p> Image Credit: Microsoft Developing Windows 8 Applications http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/developing-windows-8-applications <div class="field-deck"> Windows 8 and WinRT offer ample opportunity for Microsoft platform app developers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows 8 (and soon Windows 8.1) and WinRT offer tremendous opportunity for Microsoft platform application developers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/developing-windows-8-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/developing-windows-8-applications#comments Windows 8 Windows 8 Development application development development Microsoft Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows Blue Windows Runtime WinRT Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 9642 at http://devproconnections.com CodePlex and PDFx: Property Dependency Framework for WPF, Windows Store, Silverlight, and Windows Phone http://devproconnections.com/development/codeplex-pdfx-windows-framework <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby explains how you can use CodePlex and PDFx, a property dependency framework for your WPF, Windows Store, Silverlight, and Windows Phone development projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/codeplex-pdfx-windows-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/codeplex-pdfx-windows-framework#comments Development CodePlex InterKnowlogy PDFx property dependency framework silverlight Windows Phone Windows Store WPF Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:31:00 +0000 9662 at http://devproconnections.com BUILD 2013, Windows 8.1, and Microsoft's Deep-Tech Team: Hopeful News for Devs http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/build-2013-windows-81-and-microsofts-deep-tech-team-hopeful-news-devs <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts on several different Microsoft announcements that are encouraging for developers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/build-2013-windows-81-and-microsofts-deep-tech-team-hopeful-news-devs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/build-2013-windows-81-and-microsofts-deep-tech-team-hopeful-news-devs#comments Windows 8 Development BUILD 2013 conference BUILD microsoft conference Microsoft deep-tech team Windows 8.1 Windows Blue Thu, 16 May 2013 15:39:00 +0000 9242 at http://devproconnections.com Infer.NET: The First Ever Patent for Humanity Award in Technology http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/infernet-first-ever-patent-humanity-award-technology <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft Research's new technology advances scientific research in meaningful ways </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Research's Infer.NET technology is a .NET development framework that makes it easier to apply advanced machine learning techniques to solve difficult problems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/infernet-first-ever-patent-humanity-award-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/infernet-first-ever-patent-humanity-award-technology#comments .NET Framework .NET Framework library Infer.NET machine learning Microsoft Research scientific research development Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:23:00 +0000 8771 at http://devproconnections.com Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 Released, Now Includes Kinect Interactions & Fusion Features http://devproconnections.com/development/kinect-windows-sdk-17-released-now-includes-kinect-interactions-fusion-features <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Kinect for Windows code samples released under an open-source license</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7, which now includes added support Kinect Interactions and Kinect Fusion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/kinect-windows-sdk-17-released-now-includes-kinect-interactions-fusion-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/kinect-windows-sdk-17-released-now-includes-kinect-interactions-fusion-features#comments Development Development Home Technology Video Games Xbox 360 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 8365 at http://devproconnections.com My Thoughts on CES 2013: Why The Absence of Microsoft, Google, & Apple Matters http://devproconnections.com/development/my-thoughts-ces-2013-why-absence-microsoft-google-apple-matters <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby describes his experience at CES 2013, and why the absence of Microsoft, Google, and Apple at the largest consumer electronics event matters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/my-thoughts-ces-2013-why-absence-microsoft-google-apple-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/my-thoughts-ces-2013-why-absence-microsoft-google-apple-matters#comments Development Development Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:04:29 +0000 5297 at http://devproconnections.com Why am I Constantly Asked to Explain Microsoft's Brand? http://devproconnections.com/development/why-am-i-constantly-asked-explain-microsofts-brand <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby outlines the misconceptions behind Microsoft's brand by clearly identifying different products such as Surface, WinRT, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 7.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/why-am-i-constantly-asked-explain-microsofts-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/why-am-i-constantly-asked-explain-microsofts-brand#comments Development Development Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 4552 at http://devproconnections.com Visual Studio 2012 LightSwitch's New HTML5 Features and Beyond http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-2012-lightswitchs-new-html5-features-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released an update that adds HTML5 features to LightSwitch. Tim Huckaby discusses the benefits that this release provides to Visual Studio 2012 developers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-2012-lightswitchs-new-html5-features-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-2012-lightswitchs-new-html5-features-and-beyond#comments Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio LightSwitch Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 5818 at http://devproconnections.com Ethics of Big Data: How Developers Play a Role in Data-Handling Practices http://devproconnections.com/development/ethics-big-data-how-developers-play-role-data-handling-practices <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby discusses how developers play a role in data-handling practices for big data and ethics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/ethics-big-data-how-developers-play-role-data-handling-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/ethics-big-data-how-developers-play-role-data-handling-practices#comments Development Andrew Brust Development Kord Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:43:01 +0000 4649 at http://devproconnections.com My Favorite Visual Studio 2012 Features http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/my-favorite-visual-studio-2012-features <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby lists his favorite Visual Studio 2012 features from Microsoft including the Visual Studio simulator, the DOM Explorer, and improved IntelliSense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/my-favorite-visual-studio-2012-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/my-favorite-visual-studio-2012-features#comments Visual Studio 2012 .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Development IntelliSense Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2012 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 5877 at http://devproconnections.com The Evolution of Microsoft's Visual Studio http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/evolution-microsofts-visual-studio <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tim Huckaby explains how Microsoft's product strategies have changed for Visual Studio throughout the years </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby explains how Microsoft's product strategies has changed for Visual Studio 2012 compared to previous releases of the development IDE.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/evolution-microsofts-visual-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio-2012/evolution-microsofts-visual-studio#comments Visual Studio 2012 .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .NET Framework .NET Framework Bill Gates Development Integrated development environments Metro Microsoft Visual Studio Tools and Products Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2012 Windows Development WinRT Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 6408 at http://devproconnections.com Visual Studio LightSwitch: Microsoft's Commitment to HTML5 http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-microsofts-commitment-html5 <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced during its TechEd 2012 conference that it would support Visual Studio LightSwitch by providing a HTML5 & JavaScript-based client. Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts on this announcement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-microsofts-commitment-html5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-microsofts-commitment-html5#comments Visual Studio 2012 Web Development Mobile Development .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Fundamental HTML5 Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Visual Studio Mobile Apps Mobile Dev Tools Mobile Development Silverlight Silverlight Development Visual Studio Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio LightSwitch Visual Studio LightSwitch Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:00:00 +0000 4508 at http://devproconnections.com Fingers Crossed for a Robust Windows Runtime (WinRT) API in the Windows 8 Release Preview http://devproconnections.com/development/fingers-crossed-robust-windows-runtime-winrt-api-windows-8-release-preview <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby explains why he's keeping his fingers crossed for a robust Windows Runtime (WinRT) API in the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview from Microsoft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/fingers-crossed-robust-windows-runtime-winrt-api-windows-8-release-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/fingers-crossed-robust-windows-runtime-winrt-api-windows-8-release-preview#comments Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 Development Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Developer Development Metro Microsoft Microsoft Visual Studio Steven Sinofsky Visual Studio Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 Windows API Windows Client Windows Development WinRT Thu, 17 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 7141 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Kinect for Windows: Is There Anything Cooler from Microsoft? http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-kinect-windows-there-anything-cooler-microsoft <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby explains why developers should get excited about the Kinect for Windows SDK. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-kinect-windows-there-anything-cooler-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-kinect-windows-there-anything-cooler-microsoft#comments .NET Framework Development .NET Framework Development Home Technology Video Games Windows Development Xbox 360 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:16:00 +0000 6390 at http://devproconnections.com Jumping into the Microsoft Windows 8 Beta http://devproconnections.com/development/jumping-microsoft-windows-8-beta <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tim Huckaby looks at the Microsoft Windows 8 Beta implementation for the WinRT API, Metro UI, and the Windows Store. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Microsoft Windows 8 Beta has provided several improvements over implementation for the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API, Metro UI, and the Windows Store.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/jumping-microsoft-windows-8-beta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/jumping-microsoft-windows-8-beta#comments Windows 8 Development Development API Commentary Computing Developer Development Fundamental InterKnowlogy Metro Microsoft Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Development Windows Store WinRT Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 7487 at http://devproconnections.com Apple and Microsoft: Forging the Future Through Partnership? http://devproconnections.com/development/apple-and-microsoft-forging-future-through-partnership <div class="field-deck"> Times have changed since Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple to develop versions of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer for the Mac </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In August 1997, Microsoft invested $150 million in Apple to develop versions of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer for the Mac. Tim Huckaby thinks that the two companies could benefit from working together to compete against Google.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/apple-and-microsoft-forging-future-through-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/apple-and-microsoft-forging-future-through-partnership#comments Web Development Mobile Development .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Apple Apple Apple Inc. Bill Gates Commentary Computing Developer Gilbert Amelio Google Internet Explorer Internet Explorer iOS devices iPhone IPhone Mac Mac OS Macintosh Microsoft Microsoft Office Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Networking Office OneNote Silverlight Smartphones software development tools Steve Jobs Visual Studio Visual Studio Windows Client Wireless Technology Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 7398 at http://devproconnections.com Reflecting on Microsoft's Announcements at 2012 CES: What I Want; What I Wish; What I Crave http://devproconnections.com/development/reflecting-microsofts-announcements-2012-ces-what-i-want-what-i-wish-what-i-crave <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Thoughts on the future of Windows Phone 7, the Xbox 360, and Windows 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby reflects on Microsoft's announcements at the 2012 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). He also shares what he wants most from Microsoft for its Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows 8 technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/reflecting-microsofts-announcements-2012-ces-what-i-want-what-i-wish-what-i-crave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/reflecting-microsofts-announcements-2012-ces-what-i-want-what-i-wish-what-i-crave#comments Windows 8 Development Windows Phone Development Development Apple Commentary Consumer Electronics Show Developer Home Technology Microsoft Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Networking Nokia Lumia 710 Steve Ballmer Symbian/Nokia Technology_Internet Video Games Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone OS Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Wireless Technology Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:56:00 +0000 6391 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Silverlight 5: Questions Remain About Microsoft's Commitment to Silverlight http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-silverlight-5-questions-remain-about-microsofts-commitment-silverlight <div class="field-deck"> Silverlight 5 is now here, but what lies ahead for the future of this developer technology? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silverlight 5 is now here, but many developers worry about the technology's future. Tim Huckaby shares his thoughts on Microsoft's strategic commitment to Silverlight, and talks about some of Silverlight's new features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-silverlight-5-questions-remain-about-microsofts-commitment-silverlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-silverlight-5-questions-remain-about-microsofts-commitment-silverlight#comments Web Development .NET Framework Silverlight Development .NET Framework .NET Framework Development Microsoft Silverlight silverlight Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight 5 Silverlight 5.0 Silverlight Development Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:25:00 +0000 5953 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Windows 8, Metro, and WinRT: A New Era for Microsoft Platform Developers http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-metro-and-winrt-new-era-microsoft-platform-developers <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Windows 8 expands .NET developers' world to encompass the Metro UI, WinRT, and HTML5</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The approaching release of Windows 8 brings significant changes to the world of .NET developers: the touch-oriented Metro UI, Windows Runtime (WinRT), new versions of developer tools -- Visual Studio 11 and Expression Blend 5, and Microsoft's commitment to HTML5. Tim Huckaby gives a strategic overview of how these changes will impact .NET developers and offers reassurance that .NET has a place in the new Windows 8 world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-metro-and-winrt-new-era-microsoft-platform-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-metro-and-winrt-new-era-microsoft-platform-developers#comments Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 Development Mobile Development .NET Framework HTML5 Visual Studio Development .NET Framework C# C++ Developer Development Fundamental How-To Article HTML5 HTML5 Metro Mobile Development Programming Languages Visual Basic.NET Visual Studio Visual Studio 11 Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Development Windows development Windows Runtime WinRT Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 4798 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Windows 8: How Compatible is Windows Runtime with Silverlight? http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-how-compatible-windows-runtime-silverlight <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tim Huckaby answers the common question, "So, how Silverlight-y is Windows Runtime?" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby talks about how Windows Runtime (WinRT) measures up to Silverlight's features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-how-compatible-windows-runtime-silverlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-how-compatible-windows-runtime-silverlight#comments Web Development Windows 8 Development Silverlight Development .NET Framework application software ASP.NET C Carl Franklin Computing Developer Development Microsoft Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight 3.0 Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight 5.0 Silverlight Development VB.NET Visual Basic Web development software Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Presentation Foundation Windows Server XAML Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:15:00 +0000 6236 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: A New Era of Software Development http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-new-era-software-development <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Find out what Microsoft's announcements at BUILD mean for developers.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's BUILD conference has come and gone. Tim Huckaby explains how Windows Runtime (WinRT) will be useful to .NET developers in the near future with the availability of Windows 8.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-new-era-software-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/microsoft-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-new-era-software-development#comments Windows 8 Development .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .net .NET Framework BUILD Developer development Metro Microsoft software software development Visual Studio Visual Studio Visual Studio 2010 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:32:36 +0000 7598 at http://devproconnections.com Design Your User Experience for the Metro UI http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/design-your-user-experience-metro-ui <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> You can get ready for touch computing now by designing your applications to have a Windows Phone 7/Windows 8 Metro look and feel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby says that the advent of the Microsoft Windows' Metro user interface, now in Windows Phone 7 and soon to be in Windows 8, means that the next generation of applications you'll develop will more than likely be touch-based. So now is a good time to start designing your apps to provide a Metro-like user experience, with features such as tiles and multi-touch support.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/design-your-user-experience-metro-ui" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/design-your-user-experience-metro-ui#comments Web Development Windows 8 Development Windows Phone Development Mobile Development .NET Framework Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Fundamental Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Mobile Development Networking Programming Languages Silverlight Development Web Development Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Development Windows Phone 7 Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Wireless Technology XAML Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:00:00 +0000 5191 at http://devproconnections.com Windows 8's FUD Factor for Developers http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8s-fud-factor-developers <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>An attempt to clear away the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Windows 8 and what place Silverlight and other .NET technologies will have in it</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why all the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about what place Silverlight and other .NET technologies will have in Windows 8? In the absence of a clear explanation from Microsoft, Tim Huckaby tries to make sense of what Microsoft has--and hasn't--said, so far, about Windows 8 details for the .NET developer community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8s-fud-factor-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-8-development/windows-8s-fud-factor-developers#comments Web Development Windows 8 Development .NET Framework HTML5 Development .NET Framework C# Commentary Developer Development Fundamental HTML5 Programming Languages Silverlight Silverlight Development Web Development Website Development Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) XAML Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:00:00 +0000 7270 at http://devproconnections.com The Microsoft Antitrust Lawsuit Ends... and a New 'Secret' Microsoft Arises http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-antitrust-lawsuit-ends-and-new-secret-microsoft-arises <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Now that Microsoft is out of the feds' antitrust sights, will it become more guarded about its technology roadmaps?</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that the US Department of Justice is no longer overseeing Microsoft's antitrust practices, will it turn its attention to Apple and Google, while Microsoft becomes more secretive about its technology roadmaps? Tim Huckaby considers these possibilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-antitrust-lawsuit-ends-and-new-secret-microsoft-arises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/net-framework/microsoft-antitrust-lawsuit-ends-and-new-secret-microsoft-arises#comments .NET Framework Development .NET Framework Apple Commentary Development Fundamental Internet Explorer Internet Explorer News Silverlight Development Vendor Web Administration Web Browsers Windows Client Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:00:00 +0000 6702 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft's 'Native' HTML5 Strategy: Back to the Future? http://devproconnections.com/html5/microsofts-native-html5-strategy-back-future <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft's proposed 'native to Windows' HTML5 implementation sounds strangely familiar to Tim Huckaby--and not in a good way </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's 'native' HTML5 implementation, as described in the MIX11 keynote, is déjà vu all over again, says Tim Huckaby, who recalls a time not so long ago when developers had to build 'native' web applications to accommodate assorted browsers and standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/html5/microsofts-native-html5-strategy-back-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/html5/microsofts-native-html5-strategy-back-future#comments ASP.NET Web Development HTML5 Development ASP.NET Commentary Development Fundamental HTML5 Programming Languages Silverlight Silverlight Development Web Development XML Mon, 09 May 2011 19:00:00 +0000 6514 at http://devproconnections.com The Power of Microsoft Expression Blend http://devproconnections.com/development/power-microsoft-expression-blend <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>A developer with no design skills enthuses about using Blend to build an animated Silverlight app</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Huckaby gives his perspective and some tips on using Microsoft Expression Blend to build an animated application in Silverlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/power-microsoft-expression-blend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/power-microsoft-expression-blend#comments Web Development .NET Framework Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Intermediate Silverlight Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight Development Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:44:00 +0000 6583 at http://devproconnections.com Windows Phone 7: Poised to Emulate Silverlight's Success http://devproconnections.com/windows-phone-development/windows-phone-7-poised-emulate-silverlights-success <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Get ready for a tidal wave of Windows Phone 7 adoption </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you had asked Tim Huckaby a year ago whether the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS and smartphone would be as wildly successful as Silverlight, he would have answered, &amp;amp;quot;no way!&amp;amp;quot; But what a difference a year makes: In 2011, suddenly, the signs point to a groundswell of Windows Phone 7 adoption. And with new Windows Phone 7 features coming in the second half of 2011, it's possible that Windows Phone 7 could be as successful and widely adopted as Silverlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/windows-phone-development/windows-phone-7-poised-emulate-silverlights-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/windows-phone-development/windows-phone-7-poised-emulate-silverlights-success#comments Web Development Windows Phone Development Mobile Development .NET Framework Silverlight Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Mobile Development Networking Silverlight Silverlight Development Windows Phone 7 Wireless Technology Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:48:00 +0000 6213 at http://devproconnections.com WPF and Silverlight: Father and Son of the XAML Stack - 08 Feb 2011 http://devproconnections.com/development/wpf-and-silverlight-father-and-son-xaml-stack-08-feb-2011 <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tim Huckaby explores the fundamental natures of WPF and Silverlight--and when to use each </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this companion piece to his podcast, Tim Huckaby delves into the fundamental natures of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight and offers guidance on when to use each and use-case scenarios for WPF.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/wpf-and-silverlight-father-and-son-xaml-stack-08-feb-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/wpf-and-silverlight-father-and-son-xaml-stack-08-feb-2011#comments Web Development .NET Framework Silverlight Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Fundamental Silverlight Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight Development Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:30:00 +0000 7304 at http://devproconnections.com Silverlight Tools That the Pros Use http://devproconnections.com/silverlight/silverlight-tools-pros-use <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Third-party and open source tools, plus Expression Blend and Visual Studio, round out a Silverlight developer's toolset </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A rich tools ecosystem is available to Silverlight developers. Visual Studio for Silverlight and Microsoft Expression Blend are the quintessential Silverlight development tools, with an assortment of third-party and open source tools to round out the Silverlight tools offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/silverlight/silverlight-tools-pros-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/silverlight/silverlight-tools-pros-use#comments Web Development Silverlight Visual Studio Development Commentary Developer Development Fundamental Microsoft Silverlight Silverlight Silverlight Development Tools and Products Visual Studio Web Development Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:44:00 +0000 7496 at http://devproconnections.com Silverlight 5 Features Announced! http://devproconnections.com/web-development/silverlight-5-features-announced <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Silverlight developers have over 40 new features to look forward to in Silverlight 5 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silverlight 5 is packed full of new features (over 40 of them)—among them graphics improvements such as better 3D support, DRM advances, video enhancements, and desktop capabilities for the browser. Alas, Silverlight developers will have to wait for the production release, with Microsoft's release of the Silverlight 5 beta scheduled for the first half of 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/silverlight-5-features-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/silverlight-5-features-announced#comments Web Development .NET Framework Silverlight Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Fundamental News Silverlight Silverlight Development Web Development Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:28:00 +0000 5906 at http://devproconnections.com Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HTML5 http://devproconnections.com/web-development/dr-jekyll-and-mr-html5 <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Silveright is alive and well, thank you very much--alongside HTML5</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Putting to rest the rumors that HTML5 is Silverlight's Jekyll-esque alter ego.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/dr-jekyll-and-mr-html5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/dr-jekyll-and-mr-html5#comments Web Development Development Business Commentary Developer Development Fundamental Plan Silverlight Silverlight Development Web Development Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:02:00 +0000 4615 at http://devproconnections.com HTML 5 and the Future of Silverlight http://devproconnections.com/web-development/html-5-and-future-silverlight <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reality is that, even though the major browser platforms already have HMTL 5 implementations in beta (including Microsoft’s IE9), the specification for HTML 5 is not even close to being completed/ratified. It could be years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/html-5-and-future-silverlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/html-5-and-future-silverlight#comments Web Development Silverlight Silverlight Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:13:00 +0000 4634 at http://devproconnections.com Why Windows Phone 7 is Better Than iPhone in the Enterprise http://devproconnections.com/mobile-development/why-windows-phone-7-better-iphone-enterprise <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>One word: Silverlight</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I truly do believe the Windows Phone 7 has a shot to be a “game changer” in the enterprise, where the Blackberry dominates, for this simple reason: Silverlight. I just wish the Windows Phone 7 team would stop targeting consumer with their advertising and focus on enterprise where it seems so clear to me the market where they could do the most damage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/mobile-development/why-windows-phone-7-better-iphone-enterprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/mobile-development/why-windows-phone-7-better-iphone-enterprise#comments Mobile Development Development Commentary Developer Development Mobile Development Non-IT Professional Silverlight Development Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:11:00 +0000 5120 at http://devproconnections.com Visual Studio LightSwitch: A Silverlight Application Generator http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-silverlight-application-generator <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Visual Studio LightSwitch is a uniquely SKU’d version of Visual Studio that has tools to quickly build Silverlight applications through a series of wizard choices and configuration settings. It's a Silverlight application generator whose code you can modify and extend.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-silverlight-application-generator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/visual-studio/visual-studio-lightswitch-silverlight-application-generator#comments Web Development Mobile Development Visual Studio 2010 .NET Framework Visual Studio Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Mobile Development Non-IT Professional Silverlight Silverlight Development Visual Studio Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio LightSwitch Web Development Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:36:00 +0000 6836 at http://devproconnections.com Skydiving with Silverlight http://devproconnections.com/web-development/skydiving-silverlight <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Modify a sample app to simulate a landing wherever you choose</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s so cool: Learn how to use and modify a free sample Silverlight application called SkyDive to simulate jumping out of an aircraft, spiraling down, and landing at a precise location.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/skydiving-silverlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/skydiving-silverlight#comments Web Development Development Developer Development Silverlight Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight Development Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:33:00 +0000 5039 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft TechEd 2010, Silverlight, and the Cloud http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-teched-2010-silverlight-and-cloud <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>How does it work with Windows Azure and SQL Azure</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At TechEd 2010 I’m giving a Silverlight beginners session. I have a number of resources to give out to the attendees including the source code for a Silverlight 4 CRUD application based on the sample SQL server database, AdventureWorks2008. And much more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-teched-2010-silverlight-and-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/web-development/microsoft-teched-2010-silverlight-and-cloud#comments Web Development .NET Framework Database Development Development .NET Framework Commentary Developer Development Silverlight Silverlight 3.0 Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight Development SQL Azure Web Development Windows Azure Wed, 09 Jun 2010 11:23:00 +0000 7794 at http://devproconnections.com Microsoft Silverlight 4 Training Kit http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-silverlight-4-training-kit <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft just released the free Silverlight 4 Training Kit. What I just love about this training kit is that you can download it so that it installs and runs offline/ locally on your machine, so you can use it without having the dependency of an Internet connection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-silverlight-4-training-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/microsoft-silverlight-4-training-kit#comments Development Development News Silverlight Development Wed, 12 May 2010 14:58:00 +0000 7671 at http://devproconnections.com Silverlight To Run Natively on Windows Phone 7 Series http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-run-natively-windows-phone-7-series <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Silverlight will come pre-installed and run fully trusted OOB on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silverlight adoption has continued at a rapid pace with installations approaching 60 percent of all Internet devices worldwide—an increase of nearly 15 percentage points in just the past four months. Well, the Silverlight story just got better again. Windows Phone 7 Series was unveiled in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2010. The new application platform for the Windows Phone 7 Series includes developer tools, application frameworks, and the support for both Silverlight and XNA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-run-natively-windows-phone-7-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-run-natively-windows-phone-7-series#comments Web Development Mobile Development Development Commentary Developer Development Fundamental Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Mobile Development Networking Silverlight Silverlight Development Wireless Technology Tue, 13 Apr 2010 22:33:00 +0000 6995 at http://devproconnections.com Silverlight Fully Trusted Out of Browser http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-fully-trusted-out-browser <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Certainly the most buzz generated in Silverlight 4 is its Fully Trusted Out of Browser (OOB) capability. In my opinion this is the most exciting and significant feature, and it’s also the most misunderstood. So, this month’s column will be dedicated to attempting to clear up some of the confusion and to discuss the power and implications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-fully-trusted-out-browser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/silverlight-fully-trusted-out-browser#comments Silverlight Development Development Silverlight Development Wed, 10 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 5485 at http://devproconnections.com The Elegant Evolution to Silverlight 4 http://devproconnections.com/development/elegant-evolution-silverlight-4 <div class="field-byline"> Tim Huckaby </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>As Silverlight evolves, it's approaching parity with Windows Presentation Foundation</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With releases 3 and 4 Silverlight is approaching parity with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in its elegant simplicity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/elegant-evolution-silverlight-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://devproconnections.com/development/elegant-evolution-silverlight-4#comments Web Development Development Commentary Developer Development Silverlight Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight Development Tue, 16 Feb 2010 05:00:00 +0000 5465 at http://devproconnections.com