Microsoft Surface Developer Training Released


Surface_v_rgbMid-way through last year, I started the design work for developing nine modules of Microsoft Surface training, teaching developers how to design and develop Microsoft Surface applications by using WPF and XNA. After much hard work from us and the Surface team at Microsoft the training has been released.

I initially saw an announcement by the Surface team on Twitter, and then later in the Microsoft Surface Partner email newsletter, but Pete Brown describes it best in a really nice write up. You can get the training itself  here.


GL.NET WPF Talk – Part II


A big thank you to everyone who came along to my talk at the GL.NET User Group last month; I had a blast talking to you all and I hope you all enjoyed the talk as much as I did.

I promised the code for the Image Search application to anyone who was interested—which I am very happy to do—however, I am not going to post the code publicly just yet. I intend to write a little bit about some of the specific elements within the application, such as the Aero Glass Behaviour and the Windows 7 integration features, before making the code more publically available.

To get the code, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post with your email address, corner me at the next GL.NET meeting, or send me an message. For the book recommendation details, please see the post for my previous talk.

According to the feedback forms most of you are also keen to hear about getting started with Silverlight. I will give it some thought and work with Jimmy and get that organised for you. If there is anything you would like me to cover specifically, please leave a comment at the end of this post or send me a message.

Think deeply and code well. [PJ]