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Daily WP7 Development News 2 April 2012

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Reporting from DevConnections: Tooling is the new frontier

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This week we were at DevConnections in Las Vegas. It was an ideal opportunity to chat to customers past, future, and present. to participate in the official launch of Visual Studio 11 beta, to meet with partners, and to hear the news. One item of news that I’m sure you’ve already heard of is that Microsoft have decided to open source ASP.NET, or, to be more precise, ASP.NET MVC (which, admittedly, has been open source since v1), the ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages (aka, Razor), and the System.Json assembly. What’s also new is that they are now taking
contributions and patches to the source, something they haven’t done before. (Blog post from ScottGu.) This effort doesn’t alter what you are doing now with ASP.NET (it will continue to be part and parcel of Visual Studio, for example), but it will mean that ASP.NET will broaden its appeal to non-Microsoft projects. (Blog post from Miguel De Icaza, CTO of Xamarin, the vendor for the Mono products.) We also had the opportunity to have a one-on-one chat with Jason Zander (Corporate VP for Visual Studio) about this announcement and about what’s coming up with regard to Visual...(Read whole news on source site)

Who are the top influencers? Final week to vote…

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For all of you in the SMB market, you know that “community” and “peers"are a very important part of what you do and one of the key ways that information gets shared, questions get answered, and ideas are brought to life. Because of this, knowing who the key influencers are in this space is a very important part of tapping into this resource as either a consumer of the information, a contributor to the information, a sharer of the information, or any combination of the above. You once again have your chance to have your voice heard for who
those key SMB influencers are by placing your votes in the SMB 150, but you better hurry since we’re down to the final few days of voting! A few weeks ago, I put up a post letting you know that I’d love your votes in the SMB 150 2012 SMB Awards! Here’s how you can vote for me. Needless to say, I would still really appreciate your votes in the SMB 150 if you feel that I deserve them; however, in this post, I thought I would share some of the other people in this contest as...(Read whole news on source site)

The Road to Windows 8 - NEW YORK CITY!

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by Markus Egger When: April 30, 2012, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where: Microsoft Corporation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10104 A free, unbiased look at the current and future... This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more!