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    Telerik Welcomes Chris Sells

    December 15, 2011 Share
    We are thrilled about this week’s addition of Chris Sells to the Telerik team.  If you haven’t already heard, Chris, a world-renowned industry veteran, has joined Telerik as Vice President of the Developer Tools division.    His division will be responsible for a number of UI control sets – including WinForms, WPF, Silverlight and ASP.NET – as well as a number of tools – including the Just line, OpenAccess ORM, and Telerik Reporting.  They will be ensuring developers are making the most of existing platforms while staying well-equipped for the future.  Chris’ thoughts about his new role can be read on his...
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    Get More Data for Your Windows Phone App Performance with This Free Tool

    December 14, 2011 Share
    I just found out a very useful, free monitoring tool for Windows Phone apps called Distimo Monitor. It gives you valuable insights as to what affects downloads and revenues of your app. It provides of course Downloads and Revenue reports by country, day etc. like you would expect.  The two more interesting features are the Rankings and the Events reports. You can see the rankings of your app/apps for each day and country and how it evolved over time. You can even add comments to the rankings graph, just like in Google Analytics, so that you can track how a certain...
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    Silverlight: Silverlight 5 is out. What does this mean to me?

    December 13, 2011 Share
    Microsoft's long awaited release of Silverlight 5 happened on Friday. Silverlight 5.0 ships with a ton of new features, including new media and graphic improvements as well as extending the trust model to the browser (a big deal for some Line of Business applications). This release happened without any fanfare but that hardly diminishes its value. Some of the great things in the release are listed here. While Microsoft did not announce that there was going to be a Silverlight 6, they did announce they would extend support for Silverlight 5 for ten years until 10 Dec 2021, as long...
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    Election Day at the Scrum Alliance

    December 05, 2011 Share
    If you are a member of the Scrum Alliance you should have gotten an email asking you to vote for a new member of the board. Please vote! I am one of the three people who are standing for election, below is my candidate summary statement that I submitted to the Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance Board Candidate Summary Statement: I am honored to stand for election as a board member of the Scrum Alliance. If elevated, I feel that my education (MBA) and past industry experience as a developer, venture-backed entrepreneur, consultant, CIO, and senior management at an ISV will bring a unique perspective to the board. Having managed...
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    How to Promote your Windows Phone App on a Shoestring

    December 02, 2011 Share
    Couple of weeks ago, while writing a blog post about some free advertising we were giving away together with AdDuplex,  I realized, as obvious as it sounds, that monetizing from a Windows Phone app actually requires two very different set of skills: development and marketing skills. It’s one thing to build a nice app and another to successfully promote it.  And it is rare, correct me if I’m wrong, that one person is good at both. And chances are that you do not have an advertising budget. So what do you do? The truth is that there are a bunch...