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  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio R3 released

    Slipping out at the end of May was the R3 release of Microsoft RDS. I’ve played with RDS since the early days, but my time has been occupied lately with mobile phones. But the most significant change with RDS is that it is now FREE – not more express, standard or academic editions. RDS is now built for...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-16-2010
  • UK Media Centre and Windows Home Server User Group event 12th June

      Join us for the UK Media Center and Windows Home Server User Group event. Saturday 12th June 2010 10am to 4pm at the studio in Birmingham. We love Windows Media Center, the application built into virtually every version of Windows that lets you enjoy TV, Movies, Photo's and a whole lot more...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 06-04-2010
  • Windows 7: Setup GPS for the Location API

    One of my favourite features of Windows 7 is the new Sensor and Location API. So far I have been able to utilise commercial sensor boards and my own home brew Basic Stamp facilitated sensors. the one thing I haven’t been able to play with is the Location API. This is due to my aging GPS devices not having...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 02-08-2010
  • Wiimote XNA games

    Just before the festive holidays I signed up to support Microsoft Research Cambridge with a technology show for local school leavers. Called ‘Think Computer Science’ it was an awesome event with both Andrew Herbert and Chris Bishop speaking. Andrew shared some great anecdotes from his many years in the...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-06-2010
  • SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 x64

    I’m just completing the installation of a standalone development environment for SharePoint 2010 Beta on my Windows 7 x64 netbook. There are a few gotchas to doing this which I wanted to share with you, it turns out that they are all well documented by the SharePoint team but finding them is always easier...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-06-2010
  • Windows 7: Building your own sensors

    Windows 7 has a built in sensor and location platform, the key feature of this is any sensor devices connected to it become operating system level resources which any number of applications can utilise the data from. Up until now, sensor devices (like GPS) were ‘owned’ by the first application to grab...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-05-2010
  • PDC 09 attendees get free Win7 laptop

    Steven Sinofsky announced at PDC09 day 2 keynote, that all PDC 09 attendees would receive a MSFT designed, Acer built, Windows 7 laptop free of charge. The laptop has a touch screen, full sensor and location functionality, is 64-bit and fully loaded up with Office 2010 beta and lots more. Designed to...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 11-18-2009
  • Super cool themes for Windows 7

    A collection of really cool brand theme packs for Windows7 is available here . Just press Download and select Open to install your favourite theme. Me? I went for Porsche. The 911 is my dream car, and although I’ve had a ride in a few, I don’t own one - yet. Make Windows 7 in your image:
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-22-2009
  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-21-2009
  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-20-2009
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