The Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) provides a task-based asynchrony model that can make working with asynchronous APIs much easier for C++ programmers. Asynchronous APIs are pervasive in the "Windows 8" Windows Runtime (WinRT). Potentially long-running operations—like file and…
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The Build hackathon is underway and loads of developers are hard at work creating apps for Windows 8, Windows Azure and Windows Phone 8. I stopped by just as they kicked off and caught some of the pre-event excitement. Take a look!
Lex Thomas welcomes back Microsoft Services CTO Norm Judah to the show as they revisit their discussion from a year ago around the Future of Technology. Tune in as they check in to see where they stand on last year’s predictions as well as review some of the major trends and challenges that will…
In this video, Alex Blondin and Gavin Gear demonstrate how you can plug a Kinect V2 sensor into your PC and turn it into a portable 3D scanning setup using the latest version of 3D Builder. In this video a custom "turntable" was used so that the person being scanned us rotated smoothly,…
Yochay Kiraity has been working with the team to create
Managed Code APIs making it even easier for .NET developers to take advantage of new features in Windows 7. In this video, Yochay demonstrates the Multi-touch functionality built into Windows 7 and shows how to handle gestures.
This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including:
- Brandon LeBlanc - Windows Team Blog - Video snippet of Steve Ballmer signing Windows 7 Gold Disc
- Michael Fortin -
Windows 7 Efficiency
- Yochay Kiriaty -
Ensuring your application is ready for…
Artists embody a diverse set of talents and interests. This gives them a rich array of experiences to draw upon in their work. In the same way, Richard Ward brings an eclectic background and collection of interests to his efforts at Microsoft. He brings
this diversity to his own art of…
Jaime Rodriguez sat down with Anson Tsao to discuss the new Multi-touch capabilities of WPF available in WPF 4 Beta 1. Multiple inputs are exposed through existing and new input events, along with new manipulation and inertia events.
For instructions on how to download and install Visual Studio…
To help prepare your applications for Windows 7, download the
Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers. The kit includes code, videos and labs for both native Win32 C++ developers and .NET developers covering the new features available in Windows 7.
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