Developing the Future

A blog for PA, DE and NJ tech students and faculty

Come work with me!

So, I often say that I have the best job at Microsoft, I get to work with smart and talented people...

Author: lindsayr Date: 03/21/2013

Part 3 of 9: Design Aesthetics

Missed the rest of the series?  Check out: Part 1 Part 2 -------------------------- For...

Author: lindsayr Date: 03/12/2013

Part 2 of 9: Creating a Complete Windows 8 Game (minus the game) - Planning

(Missed Part 1? Here you go: Part 1: Overview) The first aspect of creating a COMPLETE game for...

Author: lindsayr Date: 01/21/2013

Part 1 of 9: Creating a Complete Windows 8 Game (minus the game) - Overview

Emphasis on the word: COMPLETE. (I’m going to generalize a bit here…just for...

Author: lindsayr Date: 01/14/2013

Register now for Wowzapp 2012!!

Be part of the app revolution Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/06/2012

An first person developer perspective from //build

Conrad Zimmerman, a local PA student developer has had the awesome opportunity to attend //build on...

Author: lindsayr Date: 10/31/2012

Getting an App in the Windows Store: What, Why, and How

G. Andrew Duthie, my fellow Developer Evangelist based near DC, did a great post about the...

Author: lindsayr Date: 05/17/2012

HackReady.Phone Episode 3 of 7: Understanding Windows Phone’s Application Lifecycle and State Management

You can view the webcast On-Demand: https://aka.ms/HackReadyPhone3 This part of our Windows Phone...

Author: lindsayr Date: 04/10/2012

HackReady.Phone Episode 1 of 7: Introduction to the Windows Phone Platform (Level 100) - http://aka.ms/HackReadyPhone1

I hope you enjoyed the first part of our series on Windows Phone development! Here are the resources...

Author: lindsayr Date: 04/03/2012

HackReady.Phone Webcast Series is coming soon!

Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital...

Author: lindsayr Date: 03/26/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? ...

Author: lindsayr Date: 03/07/2012

Vote for the Big App on Campus

A few months ago we announced a promotion called Big App On Campus targeting US student developers:...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/25/2012

Resources from the HTML5 and Windows Phone 7 Developer Camps

My awesome fellow ADE, Tara Walker (http://blogs.msdn.com/tarawalker) just posted about ALL the...

Author: lindsayr Date: 12/16/2011

Imagine Cup Interview in Geekadelphia

I had the most flattering opportunity to be interviewed in Geekadelphia about the Imagine Cup. ...

Author: lindsayr Date: 05/12/2011

Windows Phone Student App-a-thon!

  Thinking about developing apps or games for the Windows Phone 7?  If you publish your...

Author: lindsayr Date: 04/22/2011

Steve Ballmer + Imagine Cup + Governor of PA = BEST DAY EVER!

Reason #157 to participate in the Imagine Cup: Show off your projects to Steve Ballmer and other...

Author: lindsayr Date: 03/10/2011

Support Computer Science Education Week 2011!

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that computing-based jobs will be among the fastest growing...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/29/2010

Why Choose Computer Science?

This morning I had the opportunity to take part in a panel hosted by DeVry University about...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/19/2010

Philly XAML Meeting – Windows Phone 7

Thanks to all who came out to last night’s Philly XAML meeting!  Though Dave couldn’t make, I...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/13/2010

Please pardon my appearance

It's time to start blogging again! However, I'm not used to the "new and improved" MSDN Blogs, so...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/10/2010

MSDN Webcast: Enterprise Library 4.1

Thanks for joining today's webcast on the Enterprise Library! An hour is a short time to get through...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/25/2009

MSDN Webcast: Composite Application Guidance (PRISM) for WPF and Silverlight

Thanks for joining me today, even though I went a little over time! Resources:Watch the webcast...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/18/2009

MSDN Freedom Roadshow: Windows 7

I hope you enjoyed learning about some of the new features in Windows 7 and how to take advantage of...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/12/2009

MSDN Webcast: Silverlight Controls Framework

Thank you for joining my session today! Here are some links to get you started. To watch the...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/11/2009

MSDN Webcast: XNA Game Studio 3.0

I hope you enjoyed today's webcast on XNA Game Studio 3.0, here are some resources to explore!...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/04/2009

MSDN Webcast: ADO.NET Data Services

If you missed today's webcast, you can catch it here:...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/24/2009

MSDN Webcast: Tips & Tricks for the Visual C# Integrated Development Environment

Thank you for joining me today on my webcast! If you missed it you can view it On Demand:...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/23/2009

In Jersey? MSDN Suburban Roadshow is tomorrow 2/12!

For you all New Jersey-ans, Peter Laudati (http://www.peterlaudati.com) and Bill Zack are kicking...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/11/2009

MSDN Webcast: Overview of ASP.NET MVC

For anybody that missed the webcast today on ASP.NET MVC, you can view the On Demand recording here:...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/10/2009

MSDN Webcast: ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 3.5 Overview

Here is the link to the slides and completed demos from todays webcast:...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/05/2009

Upcoming MSDN Webcasts

I am pretty busy with a whole lot of MSDN webcasts coming up. If you haven’t had the opportunity to...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/03/2009

MSDN Webcast: Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger

If you missed my webcast today on Tips & Tricks for the Visual Studio Debugger, you can watch it...

Author: lindsayr Date: 02/03/2009

She's Geeky Unconference this weekend in NYC!

Last October, Lynn Langit, a fellow DE, told me about an unconference she attended called She's...

Author: lindsayr Date: 12/04/2008

Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees

Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta...

Author: lindsayr Date: 12/02/2008

Upcoming December Developer Events

Here's where I'll be in December, hope to see you there!3rd, geekSpeak: Cloud Services 101 with...

Author: lindsayr Date: 12/02/2008

ALM Workshop this Friday in King of Prussia

If you're interested in learning more about Application Lifecycle Management, one of Microsoft's...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/18/2008

Lucky you, Philadelphia: MSDN Event, SQL Roadshow, Virtualization Roadshow - ALL THIS WEEK!

It's a full week of events in Philadelphia! On Tuesday, the 11th, we kick things off with an MSDN...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/10/2008

Live Services Jumpstart 2009 – Washington, DC,November 13th and 14th

We have 80 people registered for this event next week in Washington, DC but still have a few seats...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/07/2008

MSDN Developer Conferences!

If you missed Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference this year, I have some great news for...

Author: lindsayr Date: 11/02/2008

Upcoming November Developer Events

November 4th – MSDN Freedom Roadshow, Newark, DE – CANCELLED November 8th – BarCamp PhillyRegister...

Author: lindsayr Date: 10/31/2008

Resources for MSDN Event: SQL 2008, VSTO, Silverlight 2

Hi all, I was going to prepare a long post about resources for my recent MSDN Event content, but...

Author: lindsayr Date: 10/10/2008

Upcoming October Developer Events

Now that David has joined our team, we’re excited to announce a new initiative, the MSDN Freedom...

Author: lindsayr Date: 09/29/2008

Coming to Pittsburgh: Our first MSDN Freedom Roadshow!

Dani, David and I are putting on our first roadshow of this fiscal year, whoohoooo! We will be at...

Author: lindsayr Date: 09/08/2008

MSDN Event Resources

I had a great time kicking things off in NYC for this quarter of MSDN Events! In case you missed...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/27/2008

Influence our products, chat with Microsoft Experts!

A great way to gain insight into a technology and to give direct feedback to the product team...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/21/2008

MSDN Events are back again!

After quite an exciting Heroes Happen Here Launch, MSDN Events are here again! This quarter we have...

Author: lindsayr Date: 08/11/2008

Yay! Philly Geek Dinner

Whooohoooo, geek dinners are coming to Philly! A geek dinner is just that: eat dinner with fellow...

Author: lindsayr Date: 07/17/2008

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 6: Adaptive Streaming and More

The last part of webcast series didn't focus specifically on one facet of Silverlight 2, but rather...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/27/2008

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 5: Testing Framework

In the fifth part of our series, we examined Unit Testing in Silverlight 2. Not only did we release...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/25/2008

"Look What You Can Do with Silveright 2" Part 4: Web Services Support

Today we discussed consuming Web Services in our Silverlight 2 applications using ASMX Web Services,...

Author: lindsayr Date: 06/23/2008

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