Suggest a Windows Phone Workshop

unclesamNow that we are doing Windows Phone Workshops, we would like to know what YOU would like to see.  There are so many things to do on Windows Phone that we want to make sure that you get the sessions that are important to you.

All you need to do is either VOTE for a suggestion already there OR add your own suggestion.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Vote Here  http://thesociablegeek.com/workshop-suggestions/

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WP7 vs Blackberry OS 6

Are you still deciding if WP7 is going to hit big?  I know I am quite obviously bias but it has been great to see the way in which people are embracing the phone even though it is not yet finished.   In this Engaget Show, check out the comparison between Blackberry OS6 (first half of video) vs WP7.  Its been a while since people have said ANYTHING good about a windows phone. 

 

Tell me what you think. And if you are in my area, come to my next event and I will show you in person.

 

Happy Coding — Daniel Egan (DotNetDoc)

Multi-Touch Magic

Windows 7 Multi-touch Demo

As many of you know, Windows 7 will be released soon to the general public.  One of the feature that you may not be aware of that is built into the Windows 7 OS is Multi-touch.  It gives you the ability to use multiple hands/fingers to manipulate the applications running on your system. In upcoming blog posts (here or on http://www.DotNetDoc.com) I will show you how you create applications using this technology. This video goes through a few sample applications to show you some of the functionality that you can take advantage of in your applications. (And it is pretty cool too).  Make sure you check back for more in this series.

 

See you on the social scene…. Daniel

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Windows 7 Multi-touch – The Beginning

I was finally able to bring home the HP TouchSmart IQ816 to begin writing up demos on the Multi-Touch feature of Windows 7. It is a fantastic all-in-one machine with a beautiful 25 1/2” screen built using screen overlay technology developed by NextWindow (Which I will blogging about in a later post). In addition, this bad boy has an Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor 4GB Ram and 3/4 Terabytes of storage.   As you can see, it is such a large machine that I had to take over my dining room table to accommodate it.  Once I was able to get the correct NVidia drivers installed, we were ready to go. I will be posting videos of the coolness of this machine.  In addition, I will be doing a series on how you can use Visual Studio to write code against the multi-touch interface ( although you will find these on my development blog at http://www.DotNetDoc.com) .   Stay tuned for some cool video demonstrations of what you can do with this machine.

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