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    Day 1 at the office with my Windows 8 Developer Tablet

    Today was my first day back in the office for my job at Telerik and I decided that I would try an experiment. I would use only my Windows 8 tablet that I received at the Build conference last week for both my work and play. I put away my Lenovo laptop (for work) and my iPad (for reading in bed) and decided I would use only the tablet for the next few days. The tablet came with a Bluetooth keyboard and dock, so I put that together and started to play around.   The first thing that I realized is that the traditional Windows “Start” menu is gone, completely replaced by...
    September 19, 2011
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    A bad picture is worth a thousand long discussions.

    A blog by Doug Seven, Executive Vice President at Telerik. (Original post here) While here at Build I’ve been in lots of conversations with customers, other attendees, Microsoft MVP’s, Microsoft Regional Directors, and Microsoft engineering team members. One of the recurring topics that I’ve been talking about ad nausium is the “boxology” diagram of the Windows 8 Platform and Tools (shown here). Now let me tell you, I have drawn a lot of these “marketecture” diagrams in my time and its not easy. These kind of diagrams are never technically accurate. There is simply no easily digestible way to make a technically accurate diagram for a complex system...
    September 15, 2011
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    RadControls for WP7 Showcase Gallery Grows

    10 new customers’ apps are added to the RadControls for Windows Phone Showcase Gallery and with 10 more in the pipeline, we will soon be celebrating our 100th customer showcase app.   Among the fresh apps is Baby Expert which is currently on #22 in its category. It’s always a pleasure to hear such news.
    September 15, 2011
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    Why Microsoft Needs a Metro-Only Edition of Windows 8

    The Microsoft developer ecosystem has been alive with buzz about Windows 8 all week at the Build conference. What everyone is talking about is the new Metro user experience and interface and the new WinRT API that supports it. I was one of the lucky ones who got a ticket to Build before it sold out and received the developer prototype hardware tablet running the early preview of Windows 8 (I’ve never had prototype hardware before!) After playing with it for a few days, I can say that while the app store is not open yet and it is obvious  that the software is pre-alpha (there is no Metro mail client for...
    September 15, 2011
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    I know what you’re thinking, and you’re wrong.

    A blog by Doug Seven, Executive Vice President at Telerik. (Original post here) Its day 2 of the Microsoft Build conference, and if you’ve been keeping up with the hype you are probably thinking that you need to throw away that WPF or Silverlight app you’re building and start fresh with HTML5 or this new XAML that is the future. If that is what you are thinking, you are wrong. Everything you are doing today you should keep doing. The world didn’t end for you, and your job is not at risk (at least not because of this!). As a .NET...
    September 15, 2011