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Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 3–Advanced Topics

  Hello – welcome back to the third and final installment of the (3) part series on programming...

Author: jbarnes Date: 03/27/2013

Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 2–Customizing the Look and Feel

  Hello – we’re back with the second installment of the (3) part series on programming the...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/13/2012

Programming the WinJS App Bar–Part 1–The Basics

I’ve been doing a lot of Windows 8 HTML5 development lately and wanted to share some key learning's...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/06/2012

Hosting WP7 Deep Zoom Content in Azure Blob Storage

One of the most awesome capabilities exposed in Windows Phone 7 is the ability to host Deep Zoom...

Author: jbarnes Date: 12/07/2011

Build Your Own SKYNET with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi)–Part 2

Welcome back – this blog post is Part 2 to my previous post to help provide a functional walk-thru...

Author: jbarnes Date: 10/19/2011

Build Your Own SKYNET with the Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Application Block (WASABi)–Part 1

    The Windows Azure Auto- Scaling Application Block (WASABi) is now available as a beta...

Author: jbarnes Date: 10/18/2011

A big thanks to all the local AOIT High School students who came to my presentation today at the 5th...

Author: jbarnes Date: 05/04/2011

Patterns & Practices "Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide" Released!

Windows Phone 7 provides an exciting new opportunity for companies and developers to build...

Author: jbarnes Date: 12/13/2010

Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW!

That’s right – with yesterday’s announcement, the tools are now final – now is the time to “Lock...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/17/2010

Free Windows Phone 7 On-line Jump Start Training

Looking to get a jump-start on some building some great Windows Phone 7 applications? And even...

Author: jbarnes Date: 07/15/2010

Web and Cloud Development with Visual Studio 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to the recent Visual Studio 2010 Launch event in Tampa and caught my...

Author: jbarnes Date: 07/01/2010

Silverlight powers next generation mobile shopping experience for The Home Shopping Network

     The Home Shopping Network (HSN) has recently expanded to a brand new channel –...

Author: jbarnes Date: 07/01/2010

Curse Client Lights-Up with New Windows 7 Features

     Curse.com is largest MMO (Massive Multi-player Online) gaming web portal in...

Author: jbarnes Date: 06/21/2010

Got Workloads? Git-R-Done faster with the new Parallel Processing capabilities in NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to the South Florida Architecture Group meeting on May 18,2010 to...

Author: jbarnes Date: 05/25/2010

Thanks to all the students, teachers, and faculty that turned out for my break-out session at the...

Author: jbarnes Date: 05/04/2010

Still Stuck in VB6 Land?

Then check-out this recent ARCast.TV episode for a potential solution: ARCast.TV - Tool Assisted VB6...

Author: jbarnes Date: 05/04/2010

@ Home With Windows Azure

Why is Azure important? Have you wondered how cloud computing can bring your ideas to the web...

Author: jbarnes Date: 04/29/2010

CMO’s Toolkit: Harnessing Facebook Using Cloud Computing

Thanks to everyone who came out to see my session at the Cloud Computing Expo event last week in New...

Author: jbarnes Date: 04/26/2010

Resources to help you create an Azure App Today!

   What is the Azure™ Services Platform? It is an Internet-scale cloud services platform...

Author: jbarnes Date: 04/05/2010

March Architect Innovation Cafe Webcasts-Register Today!

March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features...

Author: jbarnes Date: 03/09/2010

Internet Explorer 8 For Developers

Thanks! to everyone who came out recently to my session on Internet Explorer 8 for Developers. ...

Author: jbarnes Date: 02/23/2010

New Features, Frameworks, and Patterns in Silverlight 4

Thanks to everyone who came out to the local Architect’s meeting in South Florida and Tampa! ...

Author: jbarnes Date: 02/17/2010

Scaling Viral Facebook Applications with Windows Azure

One of the coolest Windows Azure stories that was told at the recent PDC09 conference was the story...

Author: jbarnes Date: 02/08/2010

Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-How To Architect Killer Apps with Windows 7

February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: How to Architect a Killer App for Windows 7...

Author: jbarnes Date: 02/01/2010

Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-Visual Studio Tools For Architects

Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 60-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on...

Author: jbarnes Date: 01/22/2010

ARCast.TV Special - An Architects Perspective on Silverlight 3

Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application...

Author: jbarnes Date: 01/15/2010

Project Natal - Your Body IS the input device

Project Natal is a revolutionary new way to play the XBOX: no controller required.  See a ball?...

Author: jbarnes Date: 01/11/2010

IE8 Accelerator Creation Guide

Ever wanted to see how truly simple it is to configure an accelerator for Internet Explorer 8? ...

Author: jbarnes Date: 01/11/2010

Azure Partner Briefing

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Partner Azure briefing in Tampa!  We had an awesome...

Author: jbarnes Date: 12/03/2009

Silverlight 4 – Presentation and Code Samples

Thanks to everyone who came out to the MSDN TIKI Hut Road show event in Ft. Lauderdale on 12/02/2009...

Author: jbarnes Date: 12/02/2009

The Story of MyChristmasCatalog.com

‘Twas the week before the holiday season…last week, I caught-up with Ron Teblum, CEO of Catalog...

Author: jbarnes Date: 11/15/2009

NBC Winter Olympics on Silverlight

NBC and Microsoft are getting the band back together for a full Silverlight experience around the...

Author: jbarnes Date: 11/08/2009

Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.

Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST...

Author: jbarnes Date: 11/06/2009

Innovation Showcase – Windows 7 Slides and Demos

A huge Thanks! to everybody who attended the Innovation Showcase event for Windows 7…  ...

Author: jbarnes Date: 10/25/2009

ARCast.TV - How to Improve Testability with a Modular Architecture

Mario Cardinal and Aaron Kowall discuss how to easily test in an autonomous way an application...

Author: jbarnes Date: 10/12/2009

Visual Studio 2010 + .NET 4.0 = Parallelism for the Masses

Got Multiple Processors?  With the hardware advances today, you would really have to search...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/28/2009

Silverlight 3 + Windows 7 = Browser-based Multi-Touch Game

Here is the first-ever on-line game that combines the power of Silverlight 3 with Windows 7...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/28/2009

Internet Explorer 8 / Silverlight 3 Presentation and Demos

  Thanks to everyone who attended the Innovation Showcase event yesterday in Ft....

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/23/2009

Are you Ready for some FOOTBALL- Powered by Silverlight?

Here's a new online viewing experience for all you folks trying to watch Sunday Night Football while...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/21/2009

Moving your SQL Server Database to the Clouds? Try the SQL Azure Migration Wizard

Thinking about kicking the tires on SQL Azure? Wondering what tools are out there to help automate...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/16/2009

Windows 7 For Architects & Developers - Updates

Many thanks to everybody who came out to see my presentation at the South Florida Architecture Group...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/15/2009

Innovation/Showcase on Windows 7

 “Windows 7 is what a modern managed desktop should be. It helps us increase productivity,...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/11/2009

Make it Super Easy for people to Follow You, Your Business, Your Cause – with an IE8 Web Slice

  Still looking for that “killer app” that let’s your loyal minions always stay connected and...

Author: jbarnes Date: 09/08/2009

Innovation/Showcase on Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3

Join us at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3 Innovation Showcase where you can...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/28/2009

ARCast.TV - Simon Guest on Patterns for Moving to the Cloud

Everything that you read these days seems to suggest that you should be moving to the cloud. But...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/24/2009

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - August Update Released

Ever wanted to get a full technical immersion in the Windows Azure platform?  Ever wanted to...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/17/2009

Virtual ARCHITECT COUNCILs | Innovation is the Name of the Game

Architects:  Adverse times are also best times for innovation!  Choosing the right battles...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/07/2009

Windows 7: Application Compatibility and Windows XP Mode

Many commercial and custom developed applications running on Windows XP and Vista should just work...

Author: jbarnes Date: 08/05/2009

ARCast.TV - Scott Hanselman on scaling websites with caching

Architecting an enterprise or web application for high performance, scale, and availability can be a...

Author: jbarnes Date: 07/27/2009

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP

For folks following or developing Windows Azure Cloud services - check out what's new in the July...

Author: jbarnes Date: 07/22/2009

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