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Nikita Polyakov Past Windows Phone Dev Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker | Organizer | @NikitaP Visual Studio There are 22 entries for the tag Visual Studio
AgileThought at Tallahassee Code Camp #7 on October 1st 2011
Join me and Oleg Sych from AgileThought at Tallahassee Code Camp this weekend! Register for this FREE event online: 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 ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:29 PM

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2
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 ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:11 AM

Unlocked Windows Phone 7 + Where's my phone update?
Are you looking for Unlocked Windows Phone 7? Are you being nagged by someone who is looking for one? Wondering where your update to Windows Phone 7 is finally coming? You are in luck, read on! As many of you are aware there is been a slight delay in the first minor update to Windows Phone 7… So I am going to use some strong language here, because it needs to be said. Why? Because we all want more customers acquiring more Windows Phone 7 devices and downloading many and many applications. Everyone ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:32 PM

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools
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 ......

Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:48 PM

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta Released
Finally! Read about it: “ First things first: go get the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. It has arrived! The term “Beta” is understood to mean that things are close to being finished. Well, that’s what we mean anyway. This Beta release represents the near final version of the tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Since the initial CTP release of the tools ......

Posted On Monday, July 12, 2010 8:13 AM

Blending your Themes for Windows, Office and Visual Studio
Like the style and theme of Microsoft Expression Blend? Me too! Want to get this look? Here is how: Historically I liked the darker chrome in Windows since Vista. Same in with Windows 7 now: Since Office 2007 – I’ve used the Silver and Black theme. Most people don’t know about this feature hidden in Options menu of the Office 2007+ apps. [In Office 2011 you can get to this option in the Outlook Options, in 2007 use Word] In the last year I got infected with passion for Expression Blend and SketchFlow ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 3:14 AM

Windows Phone 7 Series – First Developer Information
The official developer story for Windows Phone 7 Series was finally announced at MIX10. You can review the recording of the Keynote at, 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: Channel 9 has a training information here: ......

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2010 6:16 AM

Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK Developer Tool Kit
Available now! [ Wondering what's a DTK? Read: SDK, DTK, DRK: WTF?! ] Overview The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator images and tools to Visual Studio [2008] that let you build applications for Windows Mobile 6.5. This document contains important information about this package. For general information about ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:58 AM

Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees, see you at the Orlando event
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) ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:36 AM

This Friday - Day of Silverlight2 - SL Data with John Papa
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 ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:41 PM

SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008
To Download the SQL Server Express Management Studio Express 2008 for SQL Express 2008 R2: (Begin June 2011 Update) Database Only Management Tools Database with Management Tools Database with Advanced Services SQL Server Database Engine SQL Server Management Studio Express Full-Text Search Reporting Services Download Size ( 32-bit | 64-bit ) 58.1 MB | 74 MB 154 MB | 163 MB 235 MB | 247 MB 727 MB | 795 MB Install (End June 2011 Update) I was recently doing a personal site and wanted to use VWD and ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 7:32 PM

This week in Tampa - Silverlight 2 & Networking happy hour, and USF event
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 ......

Posted On Monday, October 6, 2008 12:27 PM

Developer events for this week in Tampa, FL
Developer events for this week in Tampa, FL Tuesday: 6:30 PM :: Tampa Office Geeks Association - TOGA Microsoft Office SharePoint Server:: https://www.clicktoattend.c... 6:30 PM :: Tampa SQL Data Scrambling:: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Wednesdsay: 6:00 PM :: Tampa FL.NET User Group Visual Studio 2008 SP1 - More than a service pack :: Thursday: 6:30 PM :: Tampa International Software Architects Association - IASA Web ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:23 PM

Slides for my Jax Code Camp session - "Windows Mobile, SQL Compact and other fun"
Jax CodeCamp crew did an amazing job turning around and getting a new venue last minute due to Fay and still holding a great event. Here is my PPT from the Jax CodeCamp [ ]: "Windows Mobile, SQL Compact and other fun" Nikita Polyakov PPT: http://cid-153154d6f7d12177... Note: There is no code in the PPT. Watch How to Videos for getting started. WM How Do I Vides - I picked ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 12:16 AM

DreamSpark - Free Software for Students from Microsoft
Dear Students, You've been punked! j/k Actually you've been just awarded the coolest kit to start the next big thing, all for free! All you have to do it go to Channel8 website and proceed to: https://downloads.channel8.... Here is a video of Bill Gates speaking to Ch8 about this amazing program: Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students, and Technology Here are the products you will get once you register: Expression Studio Sql Server 2005 Express Sql Server Developer Edition Virtual PC ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:38 AM

Day of Silverlight is Tomorrow!
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 ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 9:55 AM

Visual Web Developer Express 2008 RTM
I am very happy today to let you know that VS2008 has been RTM'ed and with that - immediately available are the free versions - Express editions. I have been a hardcore user of Visual Web Developer Express 2008 Beta 2 since the day it came out on my personal and work. This is a great product and now it's RTM. [I have not had ANY issues what so ever wiht Beta 2 for the record] If you are ASP.NET developer on a small team or a solo developer - I strongly urge you to look into VWD 2008 to test drive ......

Posted On Monday, November 19, 2007 12:35 PM

Tampa CodeCamp registration and call for speakers open still open
Tampa .NET CodeCamp III opened for registration and speakers sign up. Register here- We are actively seeking more speakers. You can get an early peek at the great things going on this year though sessions already submitted. So far we have nominations for Programming Web 101/201/301, Using SMS (Short Message Service), imagine the possibilities!, Working with an XML Data Structure in SQL 2005 and Strongly , Typed Objects, Real world WPF ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:27 AM

VS Orcas Express Editions & Virtual Server 05 R2 on IIS 7 / Longhorn
I would suspect that some of you are just like me and did not know Express Edition of Visual Studion Orcas: I finally made a move to VPC everything, I guess my young days are over, no more live machine installs...with exception of running Longhorn :) to host VPCs Also, cool FYI for Longhorn BETA 3 - Getting Virtual Server '05 R2 Working on IIS7 in Longhorn Server [Beta3] ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 11:55 AM

Visual Studio Express Products are FREE, now forever
I know I am late on this but it is final: Visual Studio Express Products are FREE, now forever “We are incredibly excited to announce that effective April 19th, 2006, all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions including Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, Visual C++, and Visual Web Developer Express will be free permanently!“ - Dan Fernandez's Blog post ......

Posted On Friday, April 21, 2006 1:51 PM

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express
UPDATE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 I get alot of questions like this - who do I graphically design DB's with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition without installing a Visual Studio Express solution? Here, download this - Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express: ......

Posted On Monday, February 27, 2006 8:43 AM

Report from the Orlando "Ready To Go!" Microsoft Launch Tour 2005
This past Thursday I had a pleasure of attentind a local Launch of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006 event in Orange County Convention Center. I had a tremedous honor to be part of ATE[Ask the Experts] panel in the pavilion on the Developer side. First thing I was asked was my area of expertise and with out complicated [and erragant] answer of everything .NET related - I picked Microsoft Express product line. Through out the day I was able to see some cool demos by ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:05 PM

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