Microsoft Official HTML5 Course

Thursday, March 15, 2012

During last few months I was co-authoring the Microsoft Official Course (MOC) named “HTML5 programming” with my colleagues at Sela - Noam Kfir and Gil Fink. About a month ago I delivered a first Beta of this course in Redmond, WA and finally the course is scheduled to be published on April 20, 2012. It was a very intensive experience with tight deadlines but we made it and the course is on its way for publishing. A few details about the course: It is three-day instructor-led course. ...

WP7 Acceleration Week in Microsoft Israel R&D Center

Monday, May 16, 2011

Seems this week dedicated to announcements because I have additional announcement to made! Next week I will deliver many Windows Phone 7 & Windows Phone “Mango” sessions as a part of “WP7 Acceleration Week”.   The week agenda is as follows: Sunday, May 22nd 09:00-13:30 · Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp and Demo – An overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform and its abilities. Presented by Sela. · Mobile Application UI – Principles of good mobile UI. Presented by Balora. · Introduction to WP7 Metro UI – An in-depth...

Silverlight 5 Beta

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Silverlight 5 Beta availability just announced by ScottGu! To try the beta follow this link and download the tools. Optionally download Blend 4 for Silverlight 5 preview from this location. Note: to install Silverlight 5 Beta you need to updated your Visual Studio 2010 with SP1. The major improvements in Silverlight 5 are: Hardware Decode and presentation of H.264 encoded videos Improves performance for lower-power devices to render high-definition video using GPU support ...
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Silverlight 4 Open House and Microsoft Israel and Sela HQ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yesterday I had 2 great open houses – first at Microsoft Israel and second at Sela HQ. Thanks for all participants! I really enjoyed to present Silverlight 4 before such nice audience! I really enjoyed the Q&A session ah the end of the meeting. If you have more questions – keep them coming!   As promised, I’m posting the link to demo for your convince. Localized and Styled LOB sample application here.   See you next time! Alex

Teaser: Multi-Screen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something big is coming… Imagine PC, imagine phone, imagine game console… Image all of them playing same game… Imagine player with phone playing versus player on console or player on PC… Imagine player starting the game in public transport at the way home and resuming it after arriving home on the console… Imagine that everything is possible…   Just imagine… and enjoy the photo meanwhile :) Stay tuned for more to come!   Enjoy, Alex

Create Games for Windows Phone 7!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I have to admit, that I don’t post too much in the blog lately. I’m sorry for that! This is not because I have nothing too blog about – I have a lot of very interesting things. I’m not writing much partly because some of those things are still under NDA, but the main reason that I simply have no time to blog – I’m leading very interesting and very tight-scheduled project. Today (finally!) I could share some of this project details. The project is – a new XNA Game Studio 4.0 and the Windows...

What’s new in Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 – DevDay (22 July 2009)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Silverlight 3 will be released very soon. Many new features were added, many improvements were made. Come and see me presenting what’s new in Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 at Microsoft Israel Offices, 22 July 2009. I will talk about new features, new and improved technologies. Will see Silverlight 3 tools and features in current version of Visual Studio 2008 and in upcoming release of Visual Studio 2010 (Beta). Will see what’s new in Expression Blend 3. Many cool demos, tips & tricks are promised!!! :) Details and Registration ...


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something BIG is coming… I’m flying this weekend to attend MIX09 in Las Vegas, NV, USA and promise to post updates and news from there. Cool samples, “how-to’s” and “Quick Tips” will be posted here at the moment I’ll be able to post them :) Come back next week to get the full details. Stay tuned, Alex

Silverlight 2 Developer Day – a minute after

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thank you all, who participated today at Silverlight 2 Developer Day (Microsoft Israel offices). I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session and the demo code so you can download it for a reference. I’m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events.   PowerPoint printouts here:   Demo project sources here.     Thanks and hope to see you again next time! Alex

Silverlight Game of Life

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Microsoft just started “<10k” coding challenge with grand prize of pass to the MIX09 event, 3 nights at The Venetian Hotel and a $1500 Visa gift card! The rules are simple – develop cool WPF or Silverlight application with total sources under 10 kilobytes of code :) The submissions gallery here I’ve just submitted my entry: Silverlight The Game Of Life   ...