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Today is my last day at Microsoft

After over six years I have decided to move on from Microsoft. I joined in May 2007 just one month...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 09/19/2013

New Microsoft DevRadio Episode: World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Phone

  Via Davedev.net…     There was a slight delay with the DevRadio Episode I recorded...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 09/03/2013

How do I stop Spam with WordPress hosted on Azure Websites?

Via Davedev.net… Overview In my recent post on how to Setup Email with WordPress hosted on...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/20/2013

Looking to get started with Cloud Computing? Check out my new Up and Running with Azure courses!

Via Davedev.net… I am happy to announce that I have two new courses published today on...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/19/2013

How do I send Email with WordPress hosted on Azure Websites?

  Via DaveDev.net…   Overview Recently I moved my old MSDN Blog to the new DaveDev.net url...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/15/2013

World of Warcraft Realm Status available in the Windows Phone Store

  Via DaveDev.net…     Overview In my previous posts I walked you through my free WOW...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/08/2013

Windows 8.1 Preview and other Build Conference Announcements

Via Davedev.net…   The past 48 hours of Build have held a slew of Microsoft Device and Services...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/28/2013

World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Phone

Via DaveDev.net… Overview In my previous post I gave you an overview of my teams Starter Kits...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/25/2013

New Microsoft DevRadio Episode: World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Store Apps

  Via Davedev.net…   If you have a spare twenty minutes you can watch me walk through the...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/21/2013

I have a new Blog– davedev.net

It had been six years this past May since I first set up this blog on Microsoft’s MSDN blog...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/12/2013

Announcing WOWAPI and APIMASH - free Starter Kits for your Windows Store Apps

Via DaveDev.net… Over the course of the past few weeks my team has been hard at work on...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/30/2013

Philly Appathon Winners announced at Code Camp!

Via Davedev.net… This past weekend was another great Philly Code Camp with people from all over...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/14/2013

May and June begins Philly Appathon Wednesdays

Via DaveDev.net…   Updated April 29th, 2013 – Official registration links added for each...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 04/22/2013

Announcing the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Philly Appathon March 25th to May 7th

Via DaveDev.net… Update April 3rd, 2013 – The contest is now for BOTH Windows Store and Windows...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/25/2013

28 days in - Windows Store Analytics for my Balloons game

Via DaveDev.net… Recently, I posted a game to the Windows Store based on a course I authored for...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/19/2013

Content from DC Windows Phone 8 Jumpstart available

Via Davedev.net… I had a ton of fun in Washington, DC last week hanging out with the local developer...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/14/2013

New Tablet Show Episode: David Isbitski and Andrew Smith Do Cross Platform Mobile Development with AppMobi

  Via Davedev.net… I recently recorded an episode of The Tablet Show podcast with Carl...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 03/11/2013

Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Settings Panel

Via DaveDev.net… Windows Store Setting Panel One of the more common tasks you will be required to do...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/28/2013

The UTF-8 file encoding test detected the following errors in Windows App Cert Kit

  Via DaveDev.net… If you are getting this error message when running the Windows App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/27/2013

Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript available from Lynda.com

Via DaveDev.net…     Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript I am proud to...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/25/2013

This package was deployed for development or authoring mode error in Windows App Cert Kit

Via Davedev.net… If you are getting this error message when running the Windows App Certification...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/20/2013

Build a Hybrid App for Windows Phone 8 using appMobi

Via Davedev.net…     If you’re a web developer focused on HTML5 like me then chances are...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 02/07/2013

Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Windows Store Share Contract

Windows Store Share Contract I had some requests for an example of the Windows Store Contract in the...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/24/2013

Announcing the Windows Phone Development JumpStart

Location Date Cambridge, MA 2/8 Tampa, FL 2/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2/25 New York, NY 2/27 Chevy...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/24/2013

Microsoft DevRadio: Using AppMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps

Via Davedev.net… DevRadio: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing appMobi Developer Evangelist...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 01/10/2013

My Slides and demos available for Designing Windows Store Apps, Windows Store for HTML Developers and Azure Mobile Services from #NewEraOfWork

Microsoft’s New Era of Work came to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh this past two weeks giving...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 12/16/2012

Playing and developing Games on Windows 8 with a Razer Blade Laptop

  Via Davedev.net…   Disclaimer: I am an employee of Microsoft focused on Gaming...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 11/21/2012

Developing Games for Windows 8

  Generation App Gaming Development Track   Are you a Game Developer looking to get into...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 11/07/2012

Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets!! Let the gold rush begin!

Via the Windows Store Blog… “ Today’s an especially great day to be a developer. We’re very excited...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 09/11/2012

How to create Animations in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This is the eighth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 09/04/2012

Tools for creating a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This is the seventh in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 09/03/2012

Creating a Game Loop in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This is the sixth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/31/2012

Accessing the Accelerometer in a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

This is the fifth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/27/2012

New Screencast: Adding Touch Support to a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

This is the fourth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/25/2012

MetroGameKit renamed to Win8GameKit and updated for RTM

I renamed the Metro Game Kit Project to Windows 8 Game Kit for obvious reasons.  The new url is...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 08/23/2012

New Screencast: Accessing the camera in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

This is the third in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows 8 Metro Style App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/30/2012

DoodlePad - a free, open sourced sketching App for Windows Phone

Via Davedev.net…   Summary Those of you who have been following my blog for a while are...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/27/2012

Announcing 30 To Launch for Windows 8 Developers

The release of Windows 8 is on the horizon, and soon millions of people will be looking for Windows...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/20/2012

Where is the suspend, resume and terminate toolbar in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate?

Via Davedev.net… I recently paved one of my demo machines and was running a fresh build of Visual...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/18/2012

New Screencast: Adding an Application Bar to a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

This is the second in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows 8 Metro Style App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/16/2012

New Screencast: Playing Music and Sound Effects in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

I have been working on a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows 8 Metro Style App...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/13/2012

Announcing the MetroGameKit – a free, sample, starter project for Windows 8 Casual Games using HTML5 and JavaScript

     During the past couple of months I’ve been hacking around in the world of HTML5...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/13/2012

All of my Windows Phone, HTML5 Gaming and Windows 8 code samples posted to GitHub and Codeplex

Update – July 12th – Updated with Codeplex project info. In order to give easier access to all of...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 07/12/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

Via Chris Bowen… A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! These are...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/29/2012

Building Windows 8 Metro style casual games using HTML5 and JavaScript

I have a new screencast posted to Channel9 on building Windows 8 Metro Style Casual Games. ...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/12/2012

Windows 8 Release Preview now available for download

Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download!  Via Steven Sinofsky… Today, Windows 8...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 06/01/2012

Migrating a Windows 8 Metro Style App from Consumer Preview to Release Preview

I’ve been working on a Windows 8 Metro Style App written, using JavaScript, I call Space Cadet. All...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/31/2012

30 to Launch Windows 8 Contest Announced

    Join a 30 to Launch event that can help you build your Windows 8 app in 30 days! 30 to...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/29/2012

“The application could not be started.” error when debugging a Windows 8 Metro Style App

I ran across this today and wanted to share the fix.  I have seen it crop up both XAML/C# and...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/23/2012

Handling Fullscreen, Snapped and Filled states in Windows 8 Metro Style apps using CSS3 and JavaScript

  Overview Attention – the code in this post has been updated to work with Windows 8 Release...

Author: David Isbitski Date: 05/22/2012

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