Announcing – 20481A and 20484A Microsoft Official Courses

Friday, January 18, 2013

Announcing - 20481A and 20484A Microsoft Official Courses I’m pleased to announce the release of two new Microsoft Official Courses (MOCs): Course 20481A: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript Course 20484A: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C# Both of the courses were created by Sela Group and I had the pleasure of co-authoring course 20481A. This is the third Microsoft Official Course that I’m co-authoring. The previous ones were: Course 10953A: HTML5 Programming Course...

Microsoft Courses 40003A and 40004A Released

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Microsoft Courses 40003A and 40004A Released In the last few months, I was co-authoring (with Amit Raz, Erez Harari, Alon Levi and Sebastian Pederiva) two Microsoft learning courses: Course 40003A: Programming Windows 8 Metro Style Apps using HTML5: Early Lab Collection Course 40004A: Programming Windows 8 Metro Style Apps using C#: Early Lab Collection The courses are a three-day instructor-led courses. they provides students with a first look at the features of Metro style app development for Windows 8. They also provides hands-on opportunities to implement WinRT APIs, to...

Build Modern Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript Third Round – Slide Deck and Demos

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Build Modern Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript Third Round – Slide Deck and Demos Today, I delivered a third round of my HTML5 MSDN session at Microsoft HQ. I want to thank all the attendees who attended and heard about the transition that the web eco-system is going through. The session agenda was as follows: What is HTML5? The New Elements Migration to HTML5 HTML5 APIs (Canvas, Web Storage, IndexedDB, AppCache, Geolocation and Web Workers) ...
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Build Modern Web Applications with HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript – Slide Deck and Demos

Monday, December 26, 2011

Build Modern Web Applications with HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript – Slide Deck and Demos Today, I delivered a second round of my HTML5 MSDN session at Microsoft HQ. I want to thank all the attendees who attended and heard about the transition that the web eco-system is going through. The session agenda was as follows: What is HTML5? The New Elements Migration to HTML5 HTML5 APIs (Canvas, Web Storage, AppCache, Geolocation and Web Workers) CSS3 The...
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Keep Users Coming Back With Desktop Notifications for Web Apps Article

Friday, December 9, 2011

Keep Users Coming Back With Desktop Notifications for Web Apps Article A few days ago, an article I wrote for DZone web site was published in their HTML5 Microzone. The article is called “Keep Users Coming Back With Desktop Notifications for Web Apps” and it discusses desktop notifications and in particular IE9 Pinned Sites and HTML5 Notification API. You can read the article here. Enjoy!  CodeProject
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Third Year in a Row

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Third Year in a Row Yesterday I received the mail from Microsoft that congratulate me for being a Microsoft MVP for the third time. It’s is a honor for me to get the award three years in a row. This time the receiving of the mail was somewhat weird since I saw on Twitter that people got the mail  and I didn’t get it… Apparently, my Gmail mail account (which is my personal mail account) “thought” that the congratulation mail is spam and moved it into the spam directory. This of course shows the true relationship between Google and Microsoft...
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SDP Conference 2011 is Coming

Monday, January 17, 2011

SDP Conference 2011 is Coming Sela Developer Practice (SDP) conference will occur between 13 to 16 of March. In this annual conference we (Sela Group) are going to share the current and future Microsoft technologies. The conference will give you a chance to see the best lecturers and leading experts, to be exposed to new technologies and to learn about the Microsoft products that have been launched last year. This is of course an opportunity to meet with colleagues from different organizations and to share knowledge. In the conference...

Microsoft MVP for the Second Time

Friday, October 1, 2010

Microsoft MVP for the Second Time A few minutes ago I got the mail from Microsoft that informed me that I’m a Microsoft MVP for the second time. The mail is written as follows: “Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Data Platform Development technical communities during the past year.” I would like to say many thanks to the following people - Guy Burshtein,...

Web Platform Installer – Web Installation on Steroids

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Web Platform Installer – Web Installation on Steroids One of the most annoying things that I’m sometimes get stuck with is to install my machine with the latest components. Trying to grab all the installation packages for every application or library that I need can be a very painful thing and also consumes a lot of time. This is the reason that a tool like Web Platform Installer was very welcome to my arsenal of tools. In the post I’ll describe what is the Web Platform Installer and show a scenario of installation. Web Platform Installer As I wrote at...
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MIX10 – Summary

Friday, March 19, 2010

MIX10 – Summary Home sweet home! I arrived today back to Israel after a trip of six days to the MIX10 conference (three days conference and almost three days “on the roads”). To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed from the conference. I’ve expected more relevant information and less recycling of things that I already know. As you know (if you followed the...