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Important Microsoft Edge URLs for Devs

Developer Portal The Microsoft Edge Developer Portal. The place to go for all things...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 11/10/2015

Important Microsoft Edge URLs for Devs

Developer Portal The Microsoft Edge Developer Portal. The place to go for all things...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 08/07/2015

Localization session at Windows Phone Meetup in Silicon Valley

I had a great time last night at the Windows Phone Meetup in Silicon Valley.  Many thanks to...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/16/2012

I think I’m turning European

I spent the last 2 weeks traveling through various countries through Europe talking to developers of...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/09/2012

Top Ranked – Crash King

View or download the video on Channel 9 (includes higher quality video) Bad stuff happens! ...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/08/2012

Top Ranked – Element Alignment

Misaligned elements is probably one of the most common issues I see with apps in the marketplace. In...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 03/28/2012

Top Ranked – All About You

The About page is usually one of the last things you think about when building an app. It’s...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 03/13/2012

Top Ranked – Control Feedback on Tap

In this episode, I focus on another small tweak that developers can add to their apps that will help...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 03/07/2012

Top Ranked – Market Testing

In this episode we talk about pricing and more generically about market testing. I know, I know,...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/30/2012

Top Ranked – Benefiting from Trial Mode

In this episode of Top Ranked I explore Trial mode. Trial mode is one of the most important features...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/16/2012

Top Ranked: Supporting all Markets

Note: This video is the first in the series so I spend some time at the beginning introducing myself...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/09/2012

Introducing: Top Ranked

With this post I’m introducing a new series of videos I’m producing which called Top Ranked. ...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/09/2012

A Lap Around Mango

I had a great time presenting to the Bay.NET user group last week. With so much to talk about I ran...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 07/05/2011

BackKeyPress and LostFocus Colliding

I’m working on a Windows Phone 7 app and ran into an issue that I just couldn’t figure out.  I...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 11/23/2010

PDC on your Windows Phone 7

Vertigo Software just released their PDC10 Windows Phone 7 app.  That’s going to make it a lot...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 10/27/2010

Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

As part of our efforts to help developers get started with building their applications and games on...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/06/2010

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: RiskMetrics

In this episode of “Azure Lessons Learned” Rob Fraser from RiskMetrics talks about the work they’ve...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/27/2010

The Steady Progress of Storage

I’m building a Windows Media Center for a home theater setup I’m planning and in the process was...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/23/2010

SQL Azure Lessons Learned: ESRI

In this episode of Lessons Learned I chat with Rex Hansen of ESRI.  Rex works on MapIt; a...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/21/2010

SQL Azure Lessons Learned: Telerik

Telerik is one of the more popular component vendors building good stuff for ASP.NET, Silverlight,...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/06/2010

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Quest Software

In this episode of Azure Lessons Learned I chat with Dmitry Sotnikov, new product research manager...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/05/2010

Samsung Blackjack II Annoyances

I’ve been thinking a lot about Windows Mobile lately (more on that, a lot more, later).  As I...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 01/05/2010

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: CCH

In this episode of Lessons Learned we talk with Jones Pavan and Gurleen Randhawa of CCH about tax...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/30/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Active Web Solutions

There are not many solutions that can claim to have saved lives.  In this episode of Lessons...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/29/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: GoGrid

One question that is often asked is how hosters can benefit from the Windows Azure Platform. ...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/22/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Invensys

In this episode of Windows Azure Lessons Learned I chat with Paul Forney, System Architect for...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/21/2009

SQL Azure Lessons Learned: Embarcadero

Database tooling is important for many developers and DBAs as they manage numerous databases across...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/18/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Outback Steakhouse Facebook App

I’m back with another episode of Azure Lessons Learned.  In this one I discuss building apps...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/16/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Quark Software

In this episode of Azure Lessons Learned I chat with Stephan Friedl, Chief Architect at Quark...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/15/2009

Windows Azure Lessons Learned: Kelley Blue Book

As I mentioned, over the past few months I’ve been working on a number of activities related to the...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/07/2009

Dynamics CRM Blogs

I had been maintaining a list of Dynamics CRM-related blogs that I tried to read on a regular...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/07/2009

Catching Up and PDC’09: So many sessions; so little time

I’ve been busy.  For the past 5 months or so I’ve been working on something completely...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/07/2009

PDC09 Backstage during the keynote

Sitting in the audience of the keynote I never had any idea how much work and how many people were...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 12/03/2009

Dynamics CRM at SDForum Windows SIG

I had some fun and met some interesting folks last night at the SDForum Windows SIG meeting.  I...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/25/2009

Dynamics Duo: Silverlight and Jazz Hands

Ok; so maybe I got a little overexcited in the final installment to this 5-part series. ...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/19/2009

Dynamics Duo: Composition with Third-Party Web Services

In this episode we talk about a variety of topics including using Silverlight for UI, composing...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/18/2009

Dynamics Duo: Wide World Importers Code

In this episode we dive into some of the real code behind Wide World Importers Conference...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/17/2009

CRM Event in Silicon Valley next week

The good folks from the SDForum Windows SIG asked me to present at their meeting next week in...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/16/2009

Dynamics Duo: Everybody needs an Identity

In yesterday’s episode we very briefly touched the identity and authentication part of the demo...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/16/2009

Dynamics Duo Rides again

Girish and I dropped in to the new Channel 9 Studio (formerly Monaco) to record a few Channel 9...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/15/2009

CRM Online Custom Dashboards

Jon White, a Technology Specialist over on the CRM Online team, has been playing with custom...

Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 06/05/2009

PowerPoint Decks for Business Action World Tour

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/11/2009

Business Action Virtual Tour Recording – Day 4 – The Power of Choice

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/04/2009

Business Action Virtual Tour Recording – Day 3 – Familiar Skills

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/04/2009

Business Action Virtual Tour Recording – Day 2 – Compelling Experiences

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/01/2009

Business Action Virtual Tour Recording – Day 1 – Line of Business Application Framework

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 05/01/2009

Business Action Virtual Tour – Global Series of Events

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 04/23/2009

XRM Basics Webcast

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 04/22/2009

My Blog Search Test

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 04/22/2009

Discover a new way to build line of business applications in Chicago and Silicon Valley

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Author: Ben Riga - Microsoft Date: 04/02/2009

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