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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
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    Hot Interviews Straight from the BUILD Venue

    Straight from the BUILD Venue, we’ve got Richard Campbell from DotNetRocks in an open-air studio, interviewing industry influencers. First on the hot chair is Miguel Carrasco reflecting on day 1 of //build/ 2011. See how a UX guy feels about Silverlight, WPF and HTML 5.     Next is Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio. Follow this page for...
    September 14, 2011
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    The countdown to BUILD!

    Next week is the much-anticipated BUILD developer conference about the future of development on the Windows platform, and the public unveiling of Windows 8. Microsoft says that Windows 95 changed the PC and Windows 8 will “change everything.” Clearly, the hyperbole and hype are already running high. The conference has been under such secrecy that we have been told all phone conversations at Microsoft are being recorded to prevent leaks. Something big is going to happen and Telerik is excited to be part of it. We will have a big crew attending the event eager to watch the events...
    September 08, 2011
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    The New Kindle: Android Tablet Killer

    I have argued before that the Android tablet market is a mess and can’t compete with the iPad. I said that the Android manufacturers were developing a tabletized laptop while Apple was developing an “experience” centered around their integrated services.  I made the claim that only Amazon can really take on the iPad with its integrated experience and books, music, video service as well as its own AppStore. Last week it was leaked that Amazon is nearly done with a 7 inch Kindle branded Android tablet. It should sell for about $249 and hit the markets in October or November....
    September 08, 2011