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August 2017 Issue: No Summer Doldrums at MSDN Magazine

The dog days of summer tend to be the slowest of the year, at least from a productivity standpoint....

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 08/18/2017

Visual Studio for Mac: Q&A with Mikayla Hutchinson

The Connect(); conference in New York this week has seen a parade of open source and cross-platform...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 11/30/2016

Thomas Dohmke Talks About Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Connect(); special issue of MSDN Magazine is loaded with insight on some of the most important...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 11/22/2016

14 Top Features of Visual Basic 14: The Q&A

  Leading off the feature in the January issue of MSDN Magazine is Lucian Wischik’s fantastic...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 01/07/2015

Big Start to the New Year at MSDN Magazine

  Folks, things are hopping over here at MSDN Magazine. We are kicking off the new year with a...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 01/02/2015

Charles Petzold Departing

  As I describe in this month’s Editor’s Note column, the October issue of MSDN Magazine is...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/01/2014

MSDN Magazine July Issue Preview: All About Azure Web Sites

  The July issue of MSDN Magazine is themed around the updated features and functionality of...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 06/30/2014

VB6: David Platt’s Inside Pitch

David Platt has been writing the back page Don’t Get Me Started column at MSDN Magazine for going on...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 06/05/2014

Check Out the May Issue of MSDN Magazine

Be sure to check out the May issue of MSDN Magazine, which spotlights some of the powerful new...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 05/02/2014

Building Netduino-based HID Sensors for WinRT

In the March issue of MSDN Magazine, Microsoft’s Donn Morse wrote a feature titled “Building a...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 05/01/2014

Previewing the April issue of MSDN Magazine

The April issue of MSDN Magazine is just around the corner and will lead off with Bill Kratochvil’s...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/31/2014

Calvin and Hobbes: Lessons from the Funny Pages

This month’s Editor’s Note (Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Calvin and Hobbes) highlights...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/21/2014

Don’t Get Me Prognosticating

When David Platt wrote his November 2013 “Don’t Get Me Started” column (Advice to the New CEO),...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/18/2014

Charles Petzold: The Hidden Depths of DirectX

Charles Petzold is a man who requires no introduction among MSDN Magazine readers (but if you need...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/13/2014

Windows Azure Insiders and the Internet of Things

In the current, March issue of MSDN Magazine, you can read Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos’...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/11/2014

November Issue of MSDN Magazine

As I wrote earlier, the Government Special Issue of MSDN Magazine, currently live on our Web site,...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 11/05/2013

Government Special Issue of MSDN Magazine

Visit the MSDN Magazine Web site and you’ll see we’ve been a bit busier than usual of late. In...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 11/01/2013

MSDN Magazine June Issue Preview

Monday morning the June issue of MSDN Magazine will go live on our Web site. Here’s what you...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 05/31/2013

MSDN Magazine May Issue Preview

Tomorrow afternoon the May issue of MSDN Magazine will go live on our Web site. Here’s what you can...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/30/2013

Check Out the April Issue of MSDN Magazine

The April issue of MSDN Magazine is live. This month’s issue leads off with Thomas Petchel’s...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/04/2013

Tweet First and Ask Questions Later

Like a motorist driving by an ugly car wreck, I couldn’t help but follow the unfortunate...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/22/2013

Q&A with Fabric.js Creator Juriy Zaytsev

Script Junkie just published the last in a four-part series on the Fabric.js JavaScript library for...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/15/2013

MSDN Magazine: Mid-month Web Preview

Around the 15th of each month, MSDN Magazine publishes to its Web site additional features and...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/14/2013

Previewing the March Issue of MSDN Magazine

It’s been busy around here ever since we published the Windows 8 Special Edition of MSDN Magazine...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 02/25/2013

Getting Busy at Script Junkie

Back in March of 2012, MSDN Magazine welcomed under its wing the Script Junkie Web development site....

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 02/12/2013

Introducing the Patterns in Practice Column

This week we launched a new Web column at MSDN Magazine, called Patterns in Practice. Written by...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 01/17/2013

Charles Petzold on his DirectX Factor Column

Charles Petzold this month launches his new DirectX Factor column, which will explore the...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 01/08/2013

Hurricane Sandy: Katrina’s Loud Echo

Six and a half years ago I traveled down to post-Katrina New Orleans to write a feature story for...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/30/2012

MSDN Magazine November Issue Preview

October was our busiest month. Between our regular October issue and the super-sized Windows 8...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/26/2012

Follow Up: Jeremy Likness on Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World

Jeremy Likness wrote this month’s feature titled Windows Runtime Components in a .NET World. A...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/25/2012

Follow Up: Andrew Whitechapel on Developing for Windows Phone and iOS

  In the October issue of MSDN Magazine Andrew Whitechapel undertook a really interesting...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/19/2012

Windows 8 Special Edition of MSDN Magazine

Welcome to the Windows 8 special edition of MSDN Magazine. Over the past several months a talented...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 10/10/2012

I’m Still Standing: My Standing Desk Experiment Continues

A few months back I wrote about my transition to a standing desk. Fed up with sundry aches and...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 09/24/2012

Standing Desk Experiment

Like a lot of developers, my job has me spending a LOT of time sitting in front of a computer...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 06/05/2012

Developer Guide: Working with Windows Phone and the Cloud

The good folks over at Microsoft Patterns & Practices are up to their old tricks again, this...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 06/01/2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Announced

Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows 8 Release Preview. The pre-release code is...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 05/31/2012

MSDN Magazine June Issue Preview

Tomorrow the next issue of MSDN Magazine officially hits the street. Leading off things are a pair...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 05/31/2012

Context-Aware Dialogue with Kinect: Part 2 of our Q&A with Leland Holmquest

Earlier this month I posted part of an interview with Leland Holmquest, who wrote our fascinating...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/30/2012

Script Junkie: Leveraging the jQuery UI Widget Factory with Project Silk

Things continue to hop over at Script Junkie. New to the site is Leveraging the jQuery UI Widget...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/13/2012

Context-Aware Dialogue with Kinect: Sit Down with Leland Holmquest

The April issue of MSDN Magazine includes an intriguing feature (Context-Aware Dialogue with Kinect)...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/12/2012

Get Accelerated with C++ AMP

This month's issue of MSDN Magazine includes a pair of feature articles on the new Accelerated...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/04/2012

Script Junkie: Fluid Grids for Flexible Web Sites

MSDN Magazine recently welcomed to its Web site the popular Script Junkie tutorial site, which...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 04/02/2012

MSDN Magazine April Issue Preview

My nine-year-old daughter Maggie has a favorite joke. "April showers bring May flowers,"...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/26/2012

MSDN Magazine Welcomes Script Junkie

MSDN Magazine today is adding to its Web site the popular Script Junkie tutorial site, which has...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/20/2012

Author Q&A: Building the Internet of Things

In this month's issue of MSDN Magazine, Colin Miller and Torsten Grabs authored the lead feature...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/09/2012

MSDN Magazine Web Site Gets an Update

The March issue of MSDN Magazine went live on the first of the month, and brought along with it a...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 03/08/2012

MSDN Magazine March Issue Preview

Gotta love leap year. Every four years (more or less, since there are rules to this thing, you know)...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 02/27/2012

A Decade of SDL

A decade ago last month, Bill Gates wrote the now-famous Trustworthy Computing email that challenged...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 02/16/2012

Visual Basic 6: Old Soldiers Never Die…

General Douglas MacArthur famously said during his 1951 farewell address to the U.S. Congress that...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 02/13/2012

MSDN Magazine February Issue Preview

In a few days the February issue of MSDN Magazine should be hitting mailboxes and Web browsers...

Author: Michael Desmond - MSDN Magazine Date: 01/27/2012

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