Tag: FIXWPF

The Unofficial Windows 8 Developer FAQ

Early this week I’ve been talking to a few current and former Microsoft staffers about all things Windows 8. In my discussions I’ve started to gather some gossip in around what happened to Silverlight and lastly the specifics around the DevDiv fall out between Steve Sinofsky and Soma. Should I share the chat logs it is an entertaining read…




Enterprise Adoption & Windows 8 Hijackings.

In a business today there is a sales team who are out on the road or in a customers cubicle giving the said sales pitch about their vNext software. The sales pitch is a normal one filled with roadmap breakdowns, price adjustments and depending on whether the company had a descent designer on staff –…




Ex-Silverlighters and how they influence the vNext

On the Interwebz, when you stumble your way through the various “Silverlight is dead”-style blog posts, what you will most likely see is the theme around skill transference. Silverlight advocates of the past, who have now switched over to WinRT, have begun to spread the message that not all is lost. You can take your…




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Please welcome the XAML platform team to Windows!

I got word of a leaked email early yesterday that confirmed what I had been told in passing gossip – the XAML team being disbanded. This morning I awoke to not just one email but five of them from my various sources all attached with mixed opinions on what it means. Here is my famous…




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Windows 8 : Making new friends, Ratcheting Momentum and influencing anger.

After just having a discussion with a journalist today, a question was put to me that I felt I should share some more information around – Why do you think the developers appear to be angry with Windows 8? It is not that I think developers are angry about code name "Windows 8" being well…




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WPF lip service at it again

I’ve been watching the WPF Disciples list regarding FIXWPF with some obvious keen interest. The thread has taken on an interesting level of discussion and guys like Pete Brown are doing the right thing, listening, responding and taking notes. Jaime however has jumped on and given the – we’ve heard it all before – riot…