Great news for Kinect lovers today:
a new version of the SDK and tools has been released and includes tons of new functionalities like
Kinect Studio: a new tools for recording and playing back Kinect data;
Face tracking SDK: real-time 3D mesh of facial features; Lot of new samples, additions and documentation improvements;
New seated Skeletal tracking;
New capabilities to enable avatar animation scenarios;
Four new languages supported for speech recognition: French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
to read the official announcement in the “ here ” blog. Kinect for Windows
Great days and lot of new tools for Metro XAML developers on Windows 8.
is a new library of controls and helpers (including SQLite support) for Windows 8 XAML applications (aka Metro style apps) developed by Callisto Tim Heuer ( @timheuer) and Morten Nielsen ( @dotmorten).
Click here to access the project and download the new bits!
” is a new resource containing a set of controls and helpers for building Windows Runtime (WinRT) XAML Toolkit Store applications. Windows 8
to read the details and access the download link on CodePlex. here
New to Windows 8 development?
Mark your calendars: the new book “ ” by Programming Windows, Sixth edition Charles Petzold is coming soon!
Happy XAMLing everyone
A new version of
Expression Blend for Silverlight 5 is now available for with these features: download
Expiration date –
June 30, 2013;
Go-live license; updated
Silverlight 5 SDK.
by the Expression Blend Team and download the new bits from the original post . here
, announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center.
The WPSDK 7.1.1 Update provides a WPSDK patch that enables developers to develop and test for the recently announced Windows Phone 7.5 256 MB devices, as well to run the WPSDK 7.1 on the
release via the following: Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Updated 512 MB OS Emulator Image: An updated build Windows Phone OS 7.1 (Build 8773)
New 256 MB OS Emulator Image : A new Windows Phone OS 7.1 emulator image (Build 8773) that emulates running on 256 MB devices
Emulator Choice : Ability to debug or run your WP apps in either the 256 MB or 512 MB emulator
Windows 8 Support : An updated emulator is included, which can run on Windows 8
IntelliSense support for adding the new 512 MB requirement to the Windows Phone App Manifest file
News since the CTP release last month:
‘Go Live’ license: The update now has a ‘Go Live’ license; developers running WPSDK 7.1.1 are now empowered to publish their Windows Phone apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace
Full Localization : WPSDK now supports all 10 IDE languages; and the OS image now has Malay and Indonesian
Windows 8 Support : The updated emulator will now run on Windows 8; note that the OS is still not officially supported by developer support until the final OS release
Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update CTP Download Center page
For additional information on this release, please refer the
. post on the WP Developer Blog
has published in these days on Daniel Vaughan CodePlex a new version of his targeting Windows Phone. “Calcium” framework
From the official release notes:
“ Calcium for Windows Phone is a consolidation of the infrastructure code that has been written for the book Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed, and is already used by a number of published apps.
Some of Calcium for Windows Phone features include:
A user option’s system that allows you to add a settable option to an options page, with a single line of code.
A bindable application bar with toggle buttons and menu items, hyperlink button/menu items, which allows you to host multiple application bars in a Pivot.
Built-in support for localization. Bindable resources allows the user to change the interface language at run-time.
An IoC container and DI infrastructure, and templates to allow you to hide or show a Purchase link in your app depending on the • Trial state of your app and so forth.
Templates for Views with ViewModels.
Attribute based state persistence system.
Message service that allows you to display messages and ask the user questions from your ViewModel.
Launchers and Choosers abstraction layer.
Input Validation system, with styles customized for displaying validation errors.
And much more!
Unlike Calcium for WPF and Silverlight, Calcium for Windows Phone does not depend on Prism and has a smaller footprint, more suitable for the mobile platform.”
Other useful resources:
Fortify your apps with
! Calcium for Windows Phone
Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to maintain Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications and Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and Windows Phone 7.1 (“Mango”) applications.
The new version 4.1 released on February 2012 is available for download
Read the official announcement by Blaine Wastell:
. Prism for Silverlight 5 Ships
Today I’ve received the official communication: for the third year I’ve been awarded
for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) expertise! Silverlight
It’s always a great honor to be recognized and having the possibility to be part of this group of awesome people sharing knowledge and… passion.
My heartful thanks to all the people who supported me: my family, the great
Silverlight team, my MVP lead Alessandro Teglia and all the community. You, all, rock!
I’m looking forward to a new year of amazing technologies: Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, WinRT, XAML, Windows 8 –
As usual, happy Silverlighting all!
in Anaheim the release of Windows 8 Developer preview has been announced: you can download it from //Build conference . this link
To get started an impressive number of video tutorials is available in the official site of the conference:
Check out also this
by Michael for downloading all the Build videos in your pc. great post
Useful resources are available in the SDK: all the
XAML Metro style app samples are available following . this link
It’s possible to install Windows 8 side by side with your operating system using a boot from VHD: I’ve followed the instructions described
by Mister Goodcat and all went smoothly. here
The new platform and tools are well described in this “Big Picture” showed during the conference:
Laurent Bugnion, Rene Schulte and Doug Seven have great insights into the new platform and tools
Also available for download:
For those like me (also) interested in
WPF, a list of the new features is available here.
I’m pretty excited about all these news and I’m looking forward to all the great applications that will be built using XAML, Windows 8, Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone!
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Great news today!
Silverlight 5 RC is available for download from the official site: Silverlight.net
This release contains a lot of new features including:
P/Invoke support for calling native functions
64 bit support
Vector (Postscript) Printing
Remote Control and Media Command Support
In-Browser Trusted Applications
Power awareness for media apps
Pete Brown has a great post
and “the big list of what’s new and improved” here . here
Some useful downloads and links:
Go, grab the new bits and Happy Silverlighting!