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  • Preshow Day 1

    Korg is cool, but the apps running on Windows 8 (RT also, by the way) are the real point.

    This opening for BUILD was just grand.  Glad you wrote the music for the show Jordan.

  • Keynote

    @mohit : According to him, things look bad immediately because of "low" resolution.   All, consider  this opinion instead:

    http://pocketnow.com/2012/06/17/which-looks-better-a-comparison-between-popular-apps-on-ios-and-windows-phone

  • Inside Windows Phone#21 - get ready for mango

    A good clip.

    A little misleading at the beginning.   Jaime talked about the 7712 release and that there was another drop coming, but he is confusing the phone software and the SDK.   The SDK RC came a few days ago, and I was told there is no dev version after 7712.   After that, the next step is production Mango.  As I understand it, devs have to restore their phone backup using Zune and then Zune will tell them that there is an update available.

    Now, all we have to do is to cut though the carrier red tape that left NoDo "testing" for a month or more, and we'll be doing well.  I for one am hoping for production Mango (with some updated drivers for my LG Quantum) in October or earlier.

    @joebelfiore, are you listening?  Thanks!

  • Inside Windows Phone#17- Search Extras

    Search extras == cool!

    I hope I get some time soon to start playing more with WP7.   Right now, "real" work is overloaded.

    -e

  • Windows Phone "Mango" Developer Tools Release

    I hate to be a complianer.  I treid to play this video, and i've tried the Brandon Watson developer video.   Each of them stop it 2 or 3 minutes and I can't get them to play any further.

    I don't think it is my fault.  Other videos on other sites are working. 

    Thanks for looking into it.

    -e

  • Windows Phone "Mango" Developer Tools Release

    @aL_ I think they are (rightly) worried about getting the user experience destroyed by opening things up too much, too fast, and as a user/developer of both WP7 and WP6, I think they are right.  WP6 was frought with all sorts of well meaning apps and hooks that either killed the responsiveness or battery or both, and A---nd000d is the same way.

    If an app were to be able to get integrated into a hub as you suggest (or as I think you're suggesting), the user experience would not be the same on all phones -- something that MS has time and time again tried to point out that they -- unlike some other googggly interfaces -- will do.

    If you're looking for a totally open platform like some of the other guys, then WP7 is not for you.  If you're looking for a strong, stable platform, with features like no other, with dedicated developers and users, LOOK no further.

    @clody, note that these are "Beta" tools.  They are not final.  I myself was capable of driving the emulator Bing turn by turn directions using the GPS input from the tools, so that's pretty good, but if you have a better tool, no one is forcing you to use the built-in GPS tester.

    Enjoy Windows Phone 7

    -e

     

  • Using Microsoft Office on a Tablet PC touch screen

    @mluu510 Starting a post with the word "lame" gives away the fact that we shouldn't read any further.

    As to the demo, this is the ASUS Eee Slate 12" Tablet.   I would wait for the Sandy Bridge version which should be coming out soon, but this one features about 4 hours battery life.   This has everything you could hope for, including Gorilla glass, USB, SD card slot, bluetooth, WiFi and available 3G, and for us who want a "precision tablet" for art input, it is compatible with both fingers and stylus.  It has an i5 processor with 4GB of memory and Windows 7.

    order it here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.227350100/search.true

    They seem to be limiting the quantities of this one so that they can bring the real thing out in bulk.... at least I hope so.   Sandy Bridge should be able to get close to 7 hours .. maybe more depending on what you need to do (I disagree unless you're going to mars that you really "need" the battery life of the iPad, by the way .. it just sets the bar to a higher mark that isn't attainable with a lot of CPU / graphics power available).   Sandy Bridge should get sufficient life for a whole day, with ease.

    I like this video, because we can show it to people who have an iPAD that believe that is the only workable slate.   The fact of the matter is that a PC running a full-fledged O/S will eventually replace it, at least for people who want to do real work.

    But let's not start that argument on this thread.   For now, suffice to say I was pretty tickled by my office mates coming to me with new iPads playing guitar and writing emails and not much else, when I was interfacing with this marvel.

    -later
    -e

  • Ping 96: Mark Russinovich joins us, Zero Day: A Novel, IE9 loves Firefox, 3D app for your phone

    So the 3D app doesn't seem to ever be named.... can it be obtained anywhere?

    -thanks
    -e

  • Countdown to MIX11: Joe Belfiore Talks Phone

    @Agion @holisticdetective you guys ARE starting to sound like broken records.

    You're only going over the same ground that was covered before.

    Windows Phone 7 is still the best platform out there for consumers.   We have the foundation and need the rest of the floors built now.   As users and developers of the platform, we need to offer to help, not blurt on and on about how to fix things.   Do you seriously think that Microsoft doesn't have the same ideas?   If you've read the comments, you can see that everybody is asking for something different, and/or prioritizing differently.   This is a very precarious balancing act they are performing between users, OEMs, Carriers, and internal politics.   They have pledged to navigate it as quickly as they can.

    Let's see what happens next week.  It is Sunday, and everybody deserves some rest.

    WP7 team... send me an invitation to the WP7 update beta site.  I'll help all I can.

    -thanks and have a great weekend, and Enjoy Windows Phone 7.
    -e

  • Countdown to MIX11: Joe Belfiore Talks Phone

    @Agion @holisticdetective you guys ARE starting to sound like broken records.

    You're only going over the same ground that was covered before.

    Windows Phone 7 is still the best platform out there for consumers.   We have the foundation and need the rest of the floors built now.   As users and developers of the platform, we need to offer to help, not blurt on and on about how to fix things.   Do you seriously think that Microsoft doesn't have the same ideas?   If you've read the comments, you can see that everybody is asking for something different, and/or prioritizing differently.   This is a very precarious balancing act they are performing between users, OEMs, Carriers, and internal politics.   They have pledged to navigate it as quickly as they can.

    Let's see what happens next week.  It is Sunday, and everybody deserves some rest.

    WP7 team... send me an invitation to the WP7 update beta site.  I'll help all I can.

    -thanks and have a great weekend, and Enjoy Windows Phone 7.
    -e