Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

Where can you find this symbol?

The Windows 8 ecosystem provides several ways to discover app’s. First, every Windows 8 machine has...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/30/2012

40 Million Licenses sold of Windows 8

Yesterday, Tami Reller brought some enlightenment about Windows 8 at a technology conference in...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/28/2012

What a Windows 8 developer does with Store quality reports?

At some point, your submitted Windows Store application may be crashing. And the store Quality...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/15/2012

If you have a Windows Surface RT, then you’ll love this utility

While we wait for the Surface Pro to arrive, I just had to have a Surface RT device. And I really...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/15/2012

Ripping music in Windows 8

Since I have a Surface RT in my house, I’m learning to see how far Windows 8 can take me with out...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/08/2012

Windows 8 Videos for Developers – from Ch9

Introducing Windows 8: Snack-sized introductory videos – 30 videos and 2 hours of content Build your...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 10/28/2012

Surface Launch – Keynote Outline

Outline The Screen Why is 10.6 inches significant ClearType display 16x9 aspect ratio Has to feel...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 10/27/2012

Windows 8 Launch in NYC

So, my blog has been fairly quiet as we’ve been doing the early evangelism of Windows 8, but now I...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 10/27/2012

Windows 8 Training in Nashville

Coming this week, July 19-20 (THUR/FRI). Register here for Day 1 Developer Camp, and here for the...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 07/17/2012

Lots Happening lately with Windows 8, E3, and Computex

  Wow! There’s a lot going on Microsoft, and it’s tough for me to keep up.  Thought that I...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/10/2012

Need to upgrade your Samsung Tablet to the next version of Windows 8?

See my DPE colleague Doug Holland’s post, Upgrading the BUILD PC to Windows 8 Release Preview.

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/05/2012

Preparing for the Windows 8 Opportunity

Yes, there’s a new O/S coming from Microsoft. It’s more different than any Windows before. Windows...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/26/2012

CES Keynote Summary

Well, I think it was a good showing for Microsoft again. I think the keynote was entertaining and...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 01/10/2012

Memphis Lunch on Windows Server 8 and SCCM

  Ascendum invites you to hear the latest from Microsoft about next generation server operating...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 11/03/2011

Memphis SharePoint Meeting, OCT 27, RSVP

Memphis SharePoint Users Group Meeting on Thursday, October 27th from 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Crescent...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 10/06/2011

IE9 Site Pinning enabled on my blog

Check out site pinning on my blog. You’ll obviously need Windows 7 and IE9. To get started, follow...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 10/04/2011

Crazy Reading This Week

Just had to share these ars technica: Microsoft wishes Linux a happy 20th birthday, AUG 17....

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 08/18/2011

A Look at Asynchronous Script Downloads

You hear more and more about slow loading pages, and one of the big factors for this is downloading...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 08/18/2011

Kinect and Windows Phone (Mango) Experiment

Here’s the video and source code to a project that connects Kinect and WP7 Mango device, via NodeJS....

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 08/05/2011

HTML5 Developer Contest: Cash Awaits

What an interesting contest! Can you build a Responsive Design HTML5 page that exists in 10K zipped...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 08/04/2011

VS 2010 Adds Support for HTML5 and CSS3

  Check out the Visual Studio Web Standards Update which brings a ton of HTML5 & CSS3...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/16/2011

Microsoft’s internal IT Department Shares Lessons of IE9 Rollout to More Than 100,000 Computers

Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) worked closely with the Internet Explorer product...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/15/2011

SharePoint Event in Memphis, June 23, RSVP Required

Learn How SharePoint can Increase Worker Productivity and  Get a Sneak Peak on System Center...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/07/2011

Windows 8, What We Know Today

Well, it’s an exciting time to work at Microsoft, with so many cool things unfolding before us. As...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/07/2011

Microsoft and Disney show Tron:Legacy leveraging HTML5

Wow! Another cool web experience, that runs better with IE9. Check this out: Disney TRON: Legacy...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 06/03/2011

Window Phone Gaming Bootcamp Online–Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jared Bienz is giving a FREE online event. You can register here:...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/31/2011

Win CMA Fest 4 Day Pass with Internet Explorer 9

Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, and Ronnie Dunn have different prize packages just waiting for you. Go...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/27/2011

DEV332: Enhancing Pinned Sites with Windows Internet Explorer 9

This was my second session at TechEd. (I described my first here.) This session is obviously focused...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/27/2011

DEV348 - Debugging Pesky HTML5 Websites with F12 in Windows Internet Explorer 9

This is a short recap of my presentation at TechEd, on . Video is here. This talk was practical...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/26/2011

Experiencing Flash issues with IE9 today?

I’ve had a few customers ask me about an IE9 situation where Flash app’s are appearing in the top...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/24/2011

WP7 Beta Mango Tools Available Today

More good news for Windows Phone 7 today. You can download later today. Other news coming out during...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/24/2011

WP7 Stencil Kit

Thought this was kinda cool. It’s made by UI Stencils, and they produce stencils for other popular...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/21/2011

Are you an iPhone developer, and looking to expand your kingdom ?

  There’s a lot of dynamics unfolding before us in the mobility space. Android is putting...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/02/2011

Windows Phone Accelerator Labs Coming to Chicago and Dallas in May

  Working on a WP7 application and want some help? Check out Dave Bost and his teammates, who...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 05/02/2011

3 Weeks Left to Get Into {Dev:unplugged}

  We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/21/2011

HTML Goodies: Lots of Education Waiting For You

  Anyone noticed the HTML5 articles appearing at the HTML5 Development Center at HTML...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/20/2011

You Sniffers: Watchout for the new IE10 User-Agent

As announced at MIX last week, we’ve started shipping previews of IE10 (download) – just like we did...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/20/2011

What is Office 365 ?

  I’ve seen a little buzz on Office 365, but hadn’t really looked into it yet. Then, someone on...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/20/2011

MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

  Recording, April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed?...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/19/2011

HTML5 Community Night: streamed from Silicon Valley

  Organized by Microsoft’s Doris Chen, Microsoft is hosting a joint HTML5 event with Silicon...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/18/2011

Some Notes After Watching the IE9 Launch Event Video

Yes, we were just outside the IE9 Launch Press Conference. But, I was with customers. I could see...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 04/09/2011

Removing the IE9 Compatibility Button, and HTML1115 warning

  In IE9, the presence of the compatibility button means that a site is defaulting to IE9...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/27/2011

IE9 Launch Coverage

  IE9 PressPass, including Launch recording IE9 Launch Transcript March 14, 2011. Remarks by...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/17/2011

IE9 Site Pinning at your favorite sites

Lots of good stuff going on with Site Pinning. And our DPE team has been working to promote this set...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/16/2011

Why should Internet Explorer 9 be of interest to you?

  Saw this in a internal email and had to share. Some of this information may surprise you! 1....

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/15/2011

IE9: Changes to Jump Lists, some good and some great

I like IE9 site pinning! I really think that if a site takes advantage of this, IE9 users will be...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/05/2011

IE6 Countdown–Friends Don’t Let Friends use IE6

You know – we want the end of IE6 as much as you do. I don’t know why companies continue to hold...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 03/05/2011

Site Pinning Discoverability and IE9 RC

In my last post on site pinning where I wanted to make sure folks were aware of a “gotcha”, I closed...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 02/19/2011

A Simple IE9 Site Pinning Pattern, and One Gotcha

IE9 is running hot these days, with a hot start with the beta and now the recently released RC....

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 02/17/2011

What IE9 Changes Could Impact Your Site

With every Internet Explorer release, we’ll get asked about what does IE do this time to break your...

Author: Jon Box, MSFT Date: 02/17/2011

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