I’m a Microsoft MVP!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

  I've recently received an email from Microsoft notifying me I've been awarded Microsoft MVP in Visual C# ! I’d like to thank Microsoft and specifically Guy Burstein for his guidance and excellent advice on finding ways to help the developers community. Also, a special thanks is in order for my managers at Sela Group: David Bassa, Caro Segal and Ishai Ram for giving me the time to invest in the developers community.Lastly, I'd like to thank you, my blog readers. Now that I got this out, I can continue my Thailand honeymoon trip :) That's it for now,Arik Poznanski.
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New C# Forum for the Israeli Developers Community

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Following are some blog news: New Israeli C# Forum I'm proud to present a new MSDN forum in Hebrew for the C# developers community in Israel, managed by yours truly. The forum is available on the following link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/he-il/VisualCsharpil To all those nice developers who keep asking me C# related questions by mail, I strongly urge you to post your C# related questions on this forum. NOT because I don't enjoy it! On contrary, I love to help you and would even more enjoy it if even more people...
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Build 2011, Here I Come!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

  All is set: Conference ticket – check. Plane ticket – check. Hotel – check. Build – Here I come! If everything goes as scheduled, in approx. a month and a half I'll be on the plane to Anaheim California, heading to the biggest conference Microsoft ever produced. Build (AKA PDC 2011) will be all about Windows 8. From some research I've done, which from obvious reasons can't be disclosed at this stage, Windows 8 is going to bring...
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I’m a Microsoft Community Contributor

Saturday, July 2, 2011

  I've recently been announced that I was awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award for the year 2011! For those who don't know: "The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers." In the past year I've written approximately one hundred blog posts, published numerous articles on CodeProject, WebMaster.org.il and HWzone.co.il and contributed a few CodePlex and MSDN Code Gallery projects. I've also participated in moderating the MS .NET Israel forum and frequent many other MS forums. ...
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Sela Haifa Open House: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today (24.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in Sela Haifa Open House which was presented in Philips building in Haifa. Dear Philips (and other) developers, I had a great time presenting today's Windows 7 sessions. Thank you for coming!   In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples, mainly in C++ Win32, WinForms and...

.NET User Group: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yesterday (18.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in the Israeli .NET User Group, at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana. I want to thank all the attendees who came to hear the sessions, I truly enjoyed it. In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples in C++ Win32, C# WinForms, C# WPF and C# Silverlight. ...

Coming session: Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications, at .NET User Group in Israel

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On May 18th I’ll be giving two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications”, as part of the monthly .NET User Group sessions, in Microsoft offices, Ra’anana, Israel. On the first session “The 7 Show: From XP to Win 7” we will talk about new features in Windows 7 that will modernize your application. We will learn how to work with the new Taskbar, how to work with Sensors, how to use the Ribbon interface and more. The session will be rich with examples in .NET,...
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Managing Tombstone State in a Windows Phone 7 Application

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Before we continue, I trust that you know exactly the meaning of tombstone state in a Windows Phone 7 application. If this is not the case, simply read Yochay’s great posts on the application execution model (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Every Windows Phone 7 application needs to manages tombstoning correctly to provide a better user experience and pass the application certification requirements. When your application goes into tombstone state, it is your responsibility to save all the application and page state, so that when the page gets reloaded it can recover properly and...

MIX 2011: Advanced Feature in Silverlight 5

Friday, April 15, 2011

This session was delivered by Nick Kramer, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft. Topics discussed: Unrestricted file access Silverlight 5 trusted apps can access all files. Silverlight 4 trusted apps could only access My Documents and friends. Access is done using the standard .NET Directory.EnumerateFiles and File.OpenRead Trusted apps in-browser In Silverlight 4 only out-of-browser application could be trusted with user consent In Silverlight 5: in-browser trusted apps with admin consent Trusted apps can access files, Use P/Invoke, COM Interop, etc. ...

MIX 2011: Enhanced Push Notifications and Live Tiles for Windows Phone

This session was delivered by Thomas Fennel, Program manager, from Microsoft. Thomas stated his session by showing what push notifications and tiles are. Push notification is how you can engage the user when your app is not on the foreground. Tiles are the squares on the Windows Phone home screen. Toast notifications – on the top. Tile notifications – most popular – includes data for count, title (of app or arbitrary string) and background image. Then, Thomas explained the normal architecture for a push notification application: Following...
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