The Midweek Download: Apr 18th Edition–Two Cool Windows Phone Developer Stories, Blending a Physical and Digital Worlds, and Windows Azure & Microsoft Research
In this book of The Midweek Download, we’ve got dual behind-the-scenes stories of developers from a Windows Phone team, a story from Next during Microsoft on a consistent of a earthy and digital worlds and more.
Meet a group origination Windows Phone faster. New models of Windows Phone will be versed with LTE (long-term evolution) capabilities, interjection to a tiny group of engineers during Microsoft. The Windows Phone Customer Experience Engineering (CXE) group recently finished a plan that creates Windows Phones on a ATT network, such as a new Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II phones announced final week, LTE-capable. For some-more detail, check out this feature story on a Microsoft News Center. Below is a print of Kathy Davis, one of a CXE group members.
Do we Rowi? Windows Phone Twitter app a large hit. Rowi might sound like some kind of singular New Zealand bird (which actually, it is) though it’s also a renouned new Twitter app for Windows Phone combined by dual Microsoft employees. The light origination of Erik Porter and Nathan Heskew, Rowi was grown to entirely daub a amicable networking capabilities of a Windows Phone. Rowi lets Twitter users accept pull notifications, and supports right-to-left (RTL) languages, a ability to pin Tweets to a Windows Phone start screen, and easier messaging and print previews. Mosey on over to a Microsoft News Center for a rest of a story. That’s Porter and Heskew below.
New media services and architectural superintendence for a cloud. At a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2012 discussion progressing this week, Microsoft announced new media services and superintendence to capacitate calm providers and business to comprehend a energy of cloud computing. The new cloud-based Windows Azure Media Services is designed to make creating, handling and delivering media to any device easier than ever by charity a extensive set of ready-to-use first- and third-party media technologies. Microsoft also published a new Broadcast Reference Architecture that offers prescriptive superintendence on how media companies can designer their solutions to urge systems opening government as they pierce toward a cloud. Read this press release for all a details.
A few pieces and pieces for Windows Phone developers. Mike Battista on a Windows Phone Developer Blog continued his array on optimizing apps for reduce cost inclination Tuesday with this post on handling underline reductions. And late final week, Todd Brix blogged about adjusting to a fast expansion of Marketplace and a ramifications for developers.
Blending earthy and digital worlds. Next during Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton had been conference a word “blending of a earthy and digital” around Microsoft for a while and during TechForum, an eventuality Craig Mundie hosted here in Redmond behind in February, a word was widely used. Then again during TechFest a few weeks later. “There’s a good reason for this – many of a demos on uncover during both events highlighted a consistent of a earthy and digital. The Kinect sensor has been a pivotal partial of a change as with it we now have record that can see, hear and to a grade know (voice),” Clayton writes in this Tuesday post on Next. Check it out.
Announcing Windows Azure Accelerator for Startups. The Microsoft Accelerator series, powered by TechStars, recently announced a finalists in a Kinect Accelerator program. Based on a success of that program, a Microsoft Accelerator Program group on Tuesday announced a Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure. Powered by TechStars, a Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure will host 10 companies for a three-month low soak module focused on building businesses that take advantage of a cloud. Through this program, Microsoft and TechStars will assistance entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators to move to life a far-reaching operation of business ideas that precedence a vast possibilities enabled by Windows Azure. Read this post on a Windows Azure Blog for some-more detail. Also, don’t skip a latest book of a Windows Azure Community News Roundup.
Microsoft stairs adult rendezvous with open source and standards communities. Microsoft has announced a new unconditionally owned auxiliary famous as Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. to allege a company’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source. Jean Paoli’s existent Interoperability Strategy group will form a iota of this new subsidiary, and he will offer as President of Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. Read all about it on a Interoperability @ Microsoft Blog.
Microsoft Researcher achieves alma mater’s distinction. In Boston on Tuesday, in a Great Room of a Massachusetts State House, Victor Bahl, executive of Microsoft Research Redmond’s Mobile Computing Research Center (MCRC), was introduced as one of 6 recipients of a University of Massachusetts Amherst’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards are presented annually to those who have built on their university knowledge to achieve important achievements in a business, open or community-service realms. Bahl, 47 and graphic left, warranted a approval with a greatest career that has featured a array of firsts in networking research, and on Mar 1, 2011, he was named conduct of a newly shaped MCRC. He recently took time from his bustling report to simulate on his career and his veteran motivations in an interview with Microsoft Research.
That’s it for a book of The Midweek Download. Thanks for reading!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog