Doug Holland - An Architects Perspective

Sr. Architect Evangelist, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Silicon Valley

Windows Insider Program – 1 Million Registrations

Today Joe Belfiore announced on the Blogging Windows blog that the Windows Insider Program has...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/13/2014

Join the Windows Insider Program today!

Want to join the conversation about Windows 10 announced yesterday and provide feedback as we build...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/01/2014

Announcing Windows 10

Microsoft’s Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore this morning unveiled the next version of Windows which...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 09/30/2014

Sharing Code between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Applications

What’s more exciting than writing apps for the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? Sharing code...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/03/2013

Windows Phone Camp - 12/7/2012 - Mountain View, CA

    Mountain View, CA Friday, Dec. 7th 9:00am - 4:00pm FREE EVENT Seating is limited, so...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 11/08/2012

Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro, Get $30 Promotional Credit

“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/26/2012

Professional Windows 8 Programming

Updated 10/24 with final book cover design. “Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/24/2012

ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 11.6-Inch Convertible Touch Ultrabook

“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/16/2012

ASUS VivoBook X202E Windows 8 Touch Laptop

“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/16/2012

Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro Now!!!

“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date.” – Tom Warren...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/14/2012

Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

TypeScript is a programming language that makes it easier to write cross-platform, application...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 10/03/2012

Announcing BUILD 2012!!!

October 30th, 2012 to November 2nd, 2012 Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington Registration opens...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 07/25/2012

Windows Phone Summit - Announcing Windows Phone 8

On June 20th in San Francisco Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson introduced Windows Phone 8 and detailed...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/25/2012

Upgrading the BUILD PC to Windows 8 Release Preview

At the BUILD conference last year Microsoft provided attendees with a Developer Preview of Windows 8...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/04/2012

Download the Windows 8 Release Preview today!

Windows 8 today reached another milestone with the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/31/2012

30 To Launch Windows 8

During the month of June we are throwing down a Windows 8 app challenge in San Francisco. . . Join...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/25/2012

Ready.Set() {Code}

NOKIA is bringing another seriously cool competition for Windows Phone developers across the US and...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/08/2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Coming June 2012

Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division, announced today from Japan’s Windows...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 04/23/2012

SQL Server 2012 - SQLCLR .NET Framework Version

Since SQL Server 2005 we have had the ability to write User Defined Types (UDT's) and User Defined...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 04/20/2012

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio – Darker Shades of Blue Theme

A couple of years ago wrote a blog post entitled Visual Studio 2010 – Darker Shades of Blue Theme...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 04/20/2012

Windows Developer Event – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA

Windows Developer Event - Windows Reimagined Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 04/18/2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has reached the RTM milestone and is now available for download on MSDN....

Author: Doug Holland Date: 03/07/2012

Team Foundation Server Express

In my former life as an architect at Intel Corporation and a Microsoft MVP, I used to blog on the...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 03/06/2012

Getting Shaved to Fight Childhood Cancer

Please help us fight childhood cancer! I'm having my head shaved this weekend, as is our 8 year old...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 03/05/2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 reached an important milestone today with the release of the Consumer Preview along with...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 02/29/2012

KINECT for Windows Released Today!!!

How will you change the world with KINECT for Windows on your PC? With the launch of the new KINECT...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 02/01/2012

T-Mobile: NOKIA LUMIA 710

T-Mobile has launched the NOKIA LUMIA 710 and you can have yours for only $49.99 with a new 2 year...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 01/11/2012

KINECT for Windows

KINECT for Windows is coming to a PC near you beginning February 1, 2012! How will you change the...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 01/10/2012

Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 RTM

Updated for Windows Phone 7.5, formerly known by the codename “Mango”, Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 12/16/2011

Debugging the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps

In my blog post entitled Testing the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps published last night we...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 12/07/2011

Testing the Update Process for Windows Phone Apps

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It was with these famous words that Charles...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 12/07/2011

Windows 8 First Apps Contest

Windows 8 is powered by apps, and we’re excited to see all the great apps our developers will build....

Author: Doug Holland Date: 12/07/2011

Windows Phone Wants to Feature Your App!!!

Got a great app idea? Building an amazing app right now? Your app could be featured in its own...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 11/07/2011

Windows Phone “Mango” Update Begins!

The Windows Phone “Mango” update process began this morning at around 10:00am PST as the Windows...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 09/27/2011

Dilbert’s Scott Adams accepts the Windows Phone Challenge

We’re all likely familiar with Scott Adams Dilbert cartoon although what you might not have heard...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 07/27/2011

Windows Phone “Mango” – Released to Manufacturing

While I’m sure you have already heard the news, Windows Phone “Mango” was Released to Manufacturing...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 07/26/2011

Got Exceptions? AppHub Windows Phone Application Crash Reporting

Any developer will tell you that debugging applications in production environments presents them...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 07/26/2011

Boeing Takes to the Cloud with a Solution to Market its Best-Selling Airplane

Yesterday during the opening keynote of the Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer announced...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 07/12/2011

Install Windows Phone “Mango” on Retail Devices

Brandon Watson wrote a blog post this morning that should be music to the ears of all Windows Phone...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/29/2011

Microsoft Advertising SDK Update is Now Available

We’re excited to let you know that we’ve just released an updated version of the Microsoft...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/29/2011

Microsoft Gamefest 2011 – Seattle, WA August 22-23, London, England July 14-15, and Tokyo July 29!

From the launch of the new Windows Phone to the award-winning Kinect for Xbox 360 to Windows 7 and...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/13/2011

New Disney Tron Legacy Site Comes Alive With HTML5 in Internet Explorer 9

Another exciting use of HTML5 with Windows Internet Explorer 9 is the new Disney Tron Legacy Digital...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/03/2011

2012 Election for Windows Phone RTM

Over the Memorial Day weekend I wrote two patriotic applications, the Independence Day application...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/02/2011

BUILD will show you that ‘Windows 8’ changes everything!

Use what you know. Do what you’ve always imagined. BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 06/02/2011

Independence Day for Windows Phone 7 RTM

With Memorial Day this past weekend I decided to take sometime and write a patriotic application or...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/31/2011

Samsung Focus Ranked #1 AT&T Smartphone, Sorry Apple!

The Samsung Focus ranked as the number one smartphone in the PC Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2011:...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/26/2011

Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta Release

Today, in New York City, Andy Lees announced the next major release of Windows Phone, previously...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/24/2011

Windows Phone Press Conference, New York City – Tune in Tomorrow 10:00AM EST

Michael Stroh just blogged about tomorrow’s press conference in New York City where we’ll discuss...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/23/2011

IE9 Site Pinning - BuildMyPinnedSite.com

When you enhance your site to take advantage of site pinning with Windows Internet Explorer 9 you go...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/20/2011

Verizon Wireless Launching Windows Phone 7 HTC Trophy

If you’re one of the many Verizon Wireless subscribers who have been eagerly awaiting a CDMA based...

Author: Doug Holland Date: 05/20/2011

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