Nikita Polyakov

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This is very exciting for anyone close to Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay WinDev Meeting #1: Intro to Metro UI Our first meeting as Tampa Bay WinDev (formerly known as Tampa Bay Silverlight) will show off the new Metro UI (Windows vNext) as well as will have local (again) development speaker (and celebrity) John Papa. John will take us through the beginnings of Metro Development. Additionally this is our kickoff meeting for the new group so we will also have some additional information on what this group ......

Join me and Oleg Sych from AgileThought at Tallahassee Code Camp this weekend! Register for this FREE event online: TallyCodeCamp.org Design Language of Windows Phone & Windows "8" by Nikita Polyakov Prototyping w/ SketchFlow by Nikita Polyakov Introduction to ASP.NET Dynamic Data by Oleg Sych Introduction to Code Generation with T4 and Visual Studio by Oleg Sych Agile Estimation and Project Planning by Oleg Sych Many other exciting sessions are being presented this year including Windows Phone ......

It’s here – the brand new - Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2. This time it has ability for your to Flash your Developer Unlocked phone to Mango Beta! How awesome is that? Mega-Ultra-Mango-Awesome!! The Windows Phone SDK includes the following Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Beta2) Windows Phone Emulator (Beta2) Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Assemblies (Beta2) Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Extensions for XNA Game Studio 4.0 Microsoft Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone 7.1 WCF Data Services ......

Here are the updated links for quick reference: Windows Phone SDK Beta Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/?li... Go live license– http://go.microsoft.com/?li... WPDT 7.1 Documentation Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Release Notes: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... What’s New in Windows Phone Developer Tools: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... Code Samples for Windows Phone: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... App Hub Links Announcement: http://create.msdn.com/en-U... ......

Today a new set of tools targeting the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” release is available. This toolset is being called Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 This by not means can be translated into the actual product name for the final release! The download is available at Create.MSDN.com [might take a few hours to appear on that site] Direct Download Link Documentation and What’s New is on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Using these tools a developer can write WP7 application for 7.0 ......

I am very excited to help share this news with you today! I feel as excited today as I was when Windows Phone 7 developer story was revealed at MIX10 last year. I see so many more application scenarios with the new tools and features in Windows Phone 7. There has been a few announcements made at MIX11 – let me recap some of what I find important. There was not a disclosure or showing of any new end-user features. There is a commitment to delivering the next update later this year as a free updates ......

Here are the latest update from the Windows Phone 7 Developer Worlds that went live this month. Here are some of the latest numbers: Windows Phone Marketplace currently offers more than 9,000 quality apps and games and enjoys a base of over 32,000 registered developers, delivering an average of 100 new apps every day. There have been over 1 million downloads of the developers tools for Windows Phone 7. Trial version help you sell more Trials result in higher sales by the numbers: Users like trials ......

South Florida Code Camp - 02/12/2011 - Final Days to register 13 tracks, 78 sessions, 65 speakers Topics include: Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Web dev, Architecture/Agile, Sharepoint and SQL Networking with 700 other software developers, over 800 already registered! Free breakfast and lunch Hobnob with speakers, MVP's and authors Party afterwards with attendees and speakers Convenient location at Nova University in Davie Free XBOX 360 Kinect 250 GB raffle (must be present) Free raffle of valuable ......

SarasotaDev January 2011 Meeting Windows Phone 7 Developer Day [note: this meeting starts at 4pm] The meeting date is Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: Sarasota Community Foundation, at 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 (just west of Tuttle on the north side of Fruitville). We will have 3 speakers, including 2 Microsoft MVPs: Kevin Wolf and Nikita Polyakov, and joined by Russ Fustino. They will present various aspects of WinPhone 7 development, from Silverlight UI design, ......

I would like to invite you to a FREE BizSpark WP7 Developer Day. What: All day Windows Phone 7 Event focused on getting developers up to speed with the tools and technology needed to launch applications into the Marketplace. This event is brought to you by BizSpark and ONETUG. When: Saturday, November 6th Where: DeVry University (4000 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839) Register for FREE: http://bizsparkwp7.eventbri... Food: Morning bagels and lunch will be served Schedule Morning Bizspark and ......

The always fun and beautiful Tallahassee Code Camp 2010 is upon us! I invite you to join me and 40+ other speakers and hundreds of our dearest friends to this live FREE event. As usual free bfast and lunch provided. And be sure to come by the after party! For more details and sing up for this free event go here: http://tallycodecamp.org The Windows Phone 7 Developer track at this event is in full force: 8:15am - 9:30am Windows Phone 7 Overview by Joe Healy 9:45am - 10:45am Intro to Silverlight Development ......

Announcing Windows Phone 7 track 3rd Annual Southwest Florida .NET Code Camp 2010 - http://codecamp.swfldev.net/ Here is the schedule for the entire track: Windows Phone 7 for the Silverlight Developer Joe Healy Beginning Windows Phone 7 Using Silverlight Henry Lee Design for WP7 Diane Leeper Push Notification with Windows Phone 7 Jonas Stawski Windows Phone 7 - Tips & Tricks & Q&A Kevin Wolf WP7 Marketplace + Panel + Install Fest Nikita Polyakov Hope the final dev tools are working great ......

The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools have now shipped. I am extremely happy to share this news with you! And can be downloaded here. What’s included: Visual Studio 2010 for Windows Phone Express Blend 4 for Windows Phone XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone Necessary SDK and Emulator If you already have the above products, the downloader will only get what is needed. Full install might be available later. Inside the final SDK you will find the Panorama, Pivot and Bing Maps controls that were eagerly ......

I will be presenting: Topic: Intro to Windows Phone 7 – A different kind of phone Come learn basics about the most anticipated phone platform of the year - Windows Phone 7. See the new design, new methods for developing application and the new opportunity this all brings. Speaker: Nikita Polyakov, MVP Bio: Conversations on Web, UX and Windows Phone. A Microsoft MVP, Speaker and Employed Consultant. Home Theater in free time. Internet Media User Group Bio: The focus of this group is about Photography, ......

[ A shameless repost of Joe Healy’s blog post ] Windows Phone Garage and FireStarter - East Coast Tour Fall 2010 Dream It. Build It. The power to build smart, visually stunning games and applications is right in your hands with Windows Phone 7. Want to see what's under the hood? You are invited to join your local Microsoft Developer Evangelists for an inside look at the Windows Phone 7 platform. You'll learn how to harness the strength of Silverlight and XNA to create compelling user experiences ......

I’ve been doing a series of talks across Florida regarding Windows Phone 7 Design using Microsoft Expression Blend 4. I discuss the WP7 phone and application experience; show how to use Expression Blend toolset to effectively design such apps. Next presentation is on 5/5/2010 at 6:30PM EST will be a webcast format over LiveMeeting at Ft. Lauderdale Online group. Registration and the LiveMeeting link are both here: http://www.fladotnet.com/Re... [I will post a link if it’s recorded] ......

Orlando is coming up fast behind Tampa and South Florida Code Camps. This year, even more so. Check out the schedule and register: http://www.orlandocodecamp.... What: All day geek fest focusing on code and not marketing fluff. When: Saturday, March, 27, 2010 All day (registration opens at 7:00am) Where: Seminole State College - Sanford\Lake Mary Campus - 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL 32773 Cost: Free! A good fellow community leader Will Strohl has a great blog post on What to Expect from Orlando ......

Ok, the title is misleading – I’ll admit it, but there is a way to store your data in Windows Phone 7 Series. Windows Phone 7 Silverlight solutions have what is called Isolated Storage. [XNA has content storage as well] At this time there is no port of SQL Compact engine for Silverlight Isolated Storage. There is no wind of such intention. [That was a question way before WP7 was even rumored to have Silverlight.] There a few options: 1. Microsoft recommends you “simply” use client-server or cloud ......

The official developer story for Windows Phone 7 Series was finally announced at MIX10. You can review the recording of the Keynote at http://live.visitmix.com, also all the sessions will be available within 24hours of their posting. There is extensive list of presentations for Windows Phone listed here. You can start playing with these tools today! Official Silverlight site for Mobile Development: http://silverlight.net/gets... Channel 9 has a training information here: ......

If you are interested in the building mobile applications or have been in the past you might want to check out this blog post: Charlie Kindel - Different Means Better with the new Windows Phone Developer Experience What does this mean? Let me take some out takes and highlight them for you. It won’t come as a surprise to many to learn that the Windows Phone 7 developer experience builds upon the following GIANTS (among others): .NET Silverlight XNA platform Microsoft’s developer tools Web 2.0 standards ......

Tool Shed: Episode #4 - It's All About The Tools is now posted: http://channel9.msdn.com/sh... You can find me 2/3 into the video. Thank you to Russ and the rest of the crew and speakers. In this video, you will find tools to help solve these common developer challenges… · I've got an HD WMV file, but it does not play properly when streamed over the internet. · My browser-based blog posting tools are clunky and difficult to use - there's got ......

This review is based on Emulator Image. Not a real phone experience. Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard is a Non-Touchscreen version of Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. Why Standard?? It is still very popular today due to its ease of one handed navigation though real buttons, instead of touch controls on touchscreen based phones. Entire OS is fine tuned to let a user access most features one handed though tactile feel. After sometime using the phone most common operation do not require looking at the phone - which ......

WM 6.5 News from TechEd 2009 Video - http://vimeo.com/4636547 14mins - Widgets will be available only through Marketplace. This is due to inherent security risks of hosting HTML. [Would be less of an issue if it was Silverlight :) ] 41mins - Student's DreamSpark access to Mobile Marketplace mentioned, more details to come soon. Also though out the video the MVPs mentioned improved controls that pick up the UI style and Touch behaviours from the OS. Can't wait to see more of those in detail when the ......

www.tampaux.org WHO: John Papa (MVP C#) WHEN: Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 Doors open at 6:30PM, presentations start at 7:00PM Sharp! WHERE: Answers Systems in Oldsmar, FL (www.tampaux.org) WHAT: John Papa on ADO.NET Data Services with a little Silverlight Binding. Much of this material comes from John's excellent book Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2. John writes the Data Points column for MSDN Magazine and speaks at a lot of national conferences. We'll have a few other things going on ......

Though some of you that were on the fence or have not year head about the MSDN Dev Con, are now more interested in coming out. It’s a tiny price compared to PDC and is coming to a city near you! A good group of local celebrities will be presenting along side proven Microsoft experts at the Orlando event. I will be in the attendance and around any community areas. And any social after event :) Bayer White (Jacksonville), Joe Homnick (Boca Raton), Christopher Bennage (Tallahassee), Rob Eisenberg (Tallahassee) ......

Intro to SQL Compact and Data Sync services - by Nikita Polyakov This meeting will be held on Wed, November. 12, 2008 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: Sarasota Community Foundation, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 (just west of Tuttle on the north side of Fruitville). In this presentation Nikita will cover the benefits of SQL Compact not only on a mobile device, but as an amazing alternative to locally cached data for occasionally connected devices like laptops. We will also go over ......

Exciting half day training on Silverlight 2 Data Access. About 10 seats left for this event. Sing up now! Posted on 8/26/2008 2:10:31 PM Day of Silverlight 2.0 - Data Access - with John Papa Friday, October 24, 2008 While Silverlight empowers developers to use their .NET and XAML skills to develop Rich Internet Applications, it also can be used to build data driven Silverlight applications that communicate with multi-tier architectures. This session will demonstrate how to build Silverlight 2 applications ......

This weeks' meetings: WHO: Bill Reiss, MVP Silverlight WHEN: Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 6:30PM WHERE: Answers Systems (Directions) WHAT: A Night of Silverlight2 - Bill Reiss (MVP-Silverlight) will be giving us an introductory talk on Silverlight with emphasis on using the design tools (using both Expression Blend and Visual Studio) to build Silverlight apps. Along the way he'll show us some tips and tricks for working with Silverlight2. And it's Bill talking so, of course, the night will most certainly ......

My last video of the Ch8 @ MIX08 mini series is now posted, check it out [click on the title] Ch8 @ MIX08 - Day 3 - Robert Scoble, Facebook and more.. This is the last video of the CH8 @ MIX08 series - Day 3 Interviews, I got a chance to talk to some amazing people. I hope you enjoyed the little mini series, and seen the bonus interviews of geekSpeak and theCodeTrip bus. Here is who I talked to on the 3rd day at MIX08: @ Web 2.0 sustainability & biz models panel: Dave McClure - Talks about careers ......

So once again I am 24 hours late on the news here. Bill Reiss yesterday told me of these news: You will soon be able to develop games for Zunes with XNA Studio! I think is sooo cool. What's the possibilities? BillR and I talked briefly about some crazy ideas playing an extension of a bigger popular game like some puzzle solving away from the XBOX. I was then thinking a of possibly carrying your "avatar" with you on the Zune to show off to friends and possibly find new players if they have the app ......

Been crazy busy with normal student/work/life stuff. Oh wait...that's what everyone else is doing, so what's my excuse - none! During the week before CodeCamp - Day of Patterns & Practices - wow - lots of great stuff in just one day. Followed by a IASA meeting that night with Ron Jacobs and David Hayden doing more Architecture mentoring. Stan Schultes and Jeff Barnes were also excellent presenters. CodeCamp, South Florida, III - AWESOME! Great sessions, wish I could sit in on about 1/2 of them. ......

I am so going to this event tomorrow: Day of Silverlight + Visual Studio 2008 Load Fest Saturday Dec 15 2007 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM FREE and open to Everyone Space is limited Register today Cost: FREE and open to Everyone When: Saturday December 15 2007 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Seminole Community College Heathrow Campus 1055 AAA Drive Heathrow, FL 32746 http://www.onetug.org/dayof... ......

Microsoft XNA Game Develepment with Bill Reiss When: Thu, Nov 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: ENG 004 XNA is a new game development technology from Microsoft and Silverlight is a portable WPF engine for the web made by Microsoft. Bill Reiss has been speaking on XNA and recently on SIlvelight game development for almsot two years at user groups and code camps. You can check out Bill's Silverlight blog here http://silverlightrocks.com... . You can check out the event info here: http://usf.facebook.com/eve... ......

I had a pleasure of sitting in at the Tampa .NET Tiki Hut - oh wow - what an event Silverlight everywhere. -> http://www.dotnettikihut.com/ Tampa had an extended event including - Bill Reiss and Jim Zimmerman - both great MVPs. Main speakers are Joe Healy and Jeff Barnes - which did an amazing job! This is one of the few events lately that got me wanting to go back and code some stuff. Check out the rest of the event schedule : 11/02/2007, Friday, Orlando, FL hosted by OneTug - Orlando .NET User ......

Noticed that I have not blogged for a while. Sorry. I have a few demanding projects at work and a full time course load at the University. All great things, except they do not leave me too much time to write my own web content. Before that I had/still having complications with my wisdom teeth removal. I would normally see things though out the day online, bookmark or email myself, and never end up posting them. I'll work on that in the future. I have been planning a few presentations, I will not ......

If you ever heard me speak in person I was always raving about WPF's ability to scale applications and how useful that would be simply for convenience to accessibility uses. Here is a simple example of an entire application resizing with the browser that even a busy developer can appreciate: http://silverlight.net/samp... This Video player will scale as you resize the window - think it's not that cool?Try to open another video player and compare how easily you can find ......