New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Presenting at TechEd Developers South Africa 2008, Durban

יום שישי, יוני 13, 2008

Save the date. TechEd Developers South Africa is around the corner (August 3rd through 6th). This year it will take place in Durban, the third most populous city in South Africa. This TechEd, there are four sessions assigned to me: Creating Rich Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation (300) Completely new session about how to enrich user experience, by decreasing development efforts with WPF. In order to do this, we’ll try to take...

XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP is now available!

יום רביעי, מאי 7, 2008

Do you want to build XNA games for Zune? Do you want to do in from Visual Studio 2008, rather, then from Visual Studio 2005? Download new technology preview of XNA Game Studio. Currently you cannot build games for XBox with XNA GS 3.0 – only for Zune and PC? What does it mean? Actually nothing, but worth a try. Also, you can see in my blog what you can do with it. Where to get it? From XNA Creators...
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My TechEd ‘08 presentation slides download

יום שני, אפריל 14, 2008

I do not know why, but for some reason in development section of TechEd website there are only two recording and no presentations. I do not want to wait for them to upload (we sent all presentations a while ago), so here it comes. My TechEd presentation DEV335 - Game Development Using Microsoft’s Latest Technologies. I have no recordings by now (so pity), so you’ll have to wait for Microsoft to encode and upload it. Upon it will be done, I’ll...
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TechEd is over the corner and we are ready! What about you?

יום שישי, אפריל 4, 2008

After a lot of work I’m ready for TechEd. It worth me a lot of blood, sweat and tears until it started to work as I expected. What our session about? In one sentence – Game Development. In number of sentences – we’ll build online car racing multiplayer game, that will run on XBOX, Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile phone. All this will be tied up with Windows Live services. During the session, XBOX will play with WPF and Novel Suse...
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Running WPF on gas pump (or other Windows CE devices)?

יום חמישי, מרץ 13, 2008

What do you think, is it possible to run WPF on Windows CE enabled devices (e.g. gas pumps, GPS systems, robots, game or automatic teller machines or, even, scientific calculators)? Let's see following code: StackPanel panel = new StackPanel(Orientation.Horizontal);             Ellipse ellipse = new Ellipse(10, 10);             ellipse.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);             ellipse.Stroke = new Pen(Color.Black);             Rectangle...

Some new post-mix downloads

יום שלישי, מרץ 11, 2008

Today is download day at MSDN. There are some very interesting things published. New release of Windows SDK (new classes for WPF 3.5, bugs fixes, and enhanced support for Windows Server 2008, including speech, error reporting and UAC). Download it here. For more information, visit SDK blogWindows XP SP3 RC2 (it's not final release), but if you want to try it (not in production environment) download it here. As well as if you are ready to harm your system. Give a...

7 XNA community games for XBOX are free now!

יום חמישי, פברואר 21, 2008

Xbox Live Community Games is new program, announced by XNA Creators Club. It gives you a chance to download for free seven games for XBox absolutely free.  So, what are you waiting for? Download it now from website. What's included? The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai JelloCar Little Gamers Proximity HD Rocketball TriLinea Culture You can either...
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How to build cool games by using XNA framework

יום רביעי, פברואר 6, 2008

This TechEd, me and Alex will explain how to make XNA, WPF and {censored} work together to develop entertainment stuff easier. In spite of the fact, that we'll explain a little about XNA core, it makes cense (if you want to know) to learn it yourself. Trust me, XNA is brilliant framework, that makes you able to build games easier. You have not know DirectX or C++ in order to build your own WoW, Resident Evil, GTA or Halo....
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