2012 was an amazing year, here’s a summary!

Posted by Filip Ekberg on January 8 2013 1 Comment

Saying that a lot happened in 2012 is probably an understatement. At least both on this blog and in my personal life, a bunch of amazing things have happened. I really hope that your previous year was good and let’s hope for an even better 2013. To start this year off I want to summarize […]

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Introduction to SignalR – Creating a Cross-Platform game

Posted by Filip Ekberg on November 29 2012 7 Comments

Have you had a chance to play with SignalR yet? If not, you’re really missing out! While preparing for a Swedish .NET User Group presentation, I did a test screencast on all my content that was going into the presentation. This screencast is uploaded to youtube so go check it out! It’s a bit over […]

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How do I choose where I want the new start screen in Windows 8?

Posted by Filip Ekberg on November 23 2012 7 Comments

If I would have gotten a penny for every time that someone told me or tweeted: “I want the old start button back in Windows 8!” I would have been richer than Bill Gates. First of all, the problem is that people seem scared of change, not willing to step out of their comfort zone […]

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Microsoft delivers at BUILD 2012

Posted by Filip Ekberg on November 1 2012 1 Comment

Yesterday was the first day of //BUILD/ at Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Seattle. There has been a lot of expectations on Microsoft for this event and boy did they deliver! The past year has been all about Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the very awesome updates to Windows Azure. //BUILD/ this year follows in […]

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10 questions about Surface

Posted by Filip Ekberg on October 17 2012 4 Comments

The Microsoft Surface is due to be released October 26, 2012 and this is less than 10 days from now. There’s been a lot of hype around this particular tablet and I’m very happy that the release date is in just 1½ weeks! Some background If you’ve somehow missed what the Surface is or what […]

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Creating a Windows Metro style application in C++

Posted by Filip Ekberg on May 2 2012 2 Comments

I am going to step out of my comfort zone a bit and write a post that touches the surface of C++ in Windows 8. Let us start off by looking at an image of what the new WinRT(Windows Runtime) look like: As you can see, there are a lot of powerful ways to create […]

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