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Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio Getting Started Guide

As Nick has mentioned we’ve released a Getting Started guide for the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio controls. The November CTP (details here, download here) has a bunch of controls for implementing Live Services in your web apps. It includes ASP.NET controls for Contacts, Login status, Maps, Messenger chats, Silverlight streaming etc. The November CTP includes compatibility with Windows...

nsquared Microsoft Surface apps

I thought you might be interested in this video – in it Neil chats with Eric Havir and demonstrates some of the educational apps we’ve been building for Microsoft Surface. The chemistry one at the end of the video is my favourite. It’s a little difficult to make out exactly what is on the screen at times, so make sure you click on the ‘watch in HD’ at the bottom right of the YouTube page to see...

So this is what a startup looks like

Survived my first week at nsquared. Initial signs are good :-) Rather than prattle on about how awesome my new employer is, how we’re going to take over the world, how I’m the working with an exceptional team etc, etc, I thought I’d share a few insights into the company. nsquared is a startup (I’ve never worked for a startup before) and as such it’s going through changes quickly. It’ll be...

Live Services Jumpstart Day 2

Another brain expanding day! I was so impressed with the event that I checked my impressions with a few other attendees – I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just a case of me being so naive about this stuff, that any new information was a revelation :-) But no, there were many others in the same boat. Day 2 was a little different. Where as yesterday focussed on what is possible now (with all the...

Live Services Jumpstart

I attended day 1 of the Live Services Jumpstart today. Fortuitously this was also my first day working for nsquared (I’d coincidentally registered for the event separate to organising my start date). I haven’t really been following the Live Services side of Microsoft of late, so today was a real eye opener. Although I was aware of many of the Live Services, it wasn’t until we drilled into them...

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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