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Nikita Polyakov Past Windows Phone Dev Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker | Organizer | @NikitaP April 2006 Entries
Windows Live™ Mail® @ edu - that would be a cool thing to have
I would love my campus to have that and you be damn sure that I have send off few emails to day about this to staff at University of South Florida [which I attend] with regards to this service. Quick description of the service: Official Microsoft PR: ......

Posted On Monday, April 24, 2006 3:31 PM

T-Mobile MDA [HTC Wizard] Hard-Rest Button Combo for the helpless
For those of you that are as lucky as me to have this device you might want to know how to hard reset it when in an unfortunate event you can no longer boot up the phone to do it from the Settings menu. Here is how to hard-reset your MDA/Wizard using a key combo - courtesy of a smart T-Mobile tech support help desk guy who wrote a note about it as it's not in official help doc's: 1. Simultaneously hold down the Communication Manager and Voice Dial buttons and put the Soft Reset 'button' with the ......

Posted On Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:14 PM

Got some free time to kill?
Well if you have any time to kill at all and want to try to compete creating website using a design tool, Oh and you are currently enrolled in college or university - check out this easy as cake competition: [Im not entering so don't worry about comepeting with me, I just can't use HTML design tools very well, Notepad all the way baby!] SiteBuilder [yeah, I know] Design Contest for some cash prizes or nice DELL gear - http://www.sitebuilderconte... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:07 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

2 weeks left in this Semester
Finally this semester is ending and I can spend more time discovering Atlas and building software that I've been meaning to build, rather then adding on to the pile of notepad paper designs of the applications. I have tons of things to polish up and submit in the next 2 weeks, so stay put - I'll try to keep up with my blogging. Oh and to everyone that celebrates Easter - Happy Easter ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:47 AM

You still have time

to join Community Credit and have a chance to win Projector Keyboard!!!! Or many other geek prizes.

I won 15th place last month and got a cool Darthwader Potatohead -it's great - join us -


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Posted On Thursday, April 13, 2006 8:29 AM

Great Atlas/Ajax content from ScottGu
In case you are like me and are roaming the web looking for great Atlas or Ajax samples - you're in luck - I just stumbled onto this blog entry from the first name that comes to my mind when I think Atlas - Scott Guthrie. Check out his blog post with a collection of samples from MIX06 conference: Also if you miss the VS2003 ASP.NET Porject method where you have a solution file with multiple projects and code compiles into a .DLL in your ......

Posted On Sunday, April 9, 2006 6:54 AM

Another great contest, this time Vista Development
Want to submit your app/gadget/service for Vista? Win cash? -> Judging Criteria: “ We'll evaluate and score the contest entries by these standards. You don't need to incorporate all of these to win - just keep them in mind as you develop your app. Deploys Windows Vista technology Solves a problem User-friendly Creative Complete Technically outstanding Cool “ “Download the Windows Vista Beta, and get your code on. You can create and enter as many apps ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:31 AM

Virtual Server 2005 R2: Now Available as a Free Download “Discover the most cost-effective server virtualization technology engineered for the Windows Server System platform, now available as a free download. A key part of any server consolidation strategy, Virtual Server increases hardware utilization and enables organizations to rapidly configure and deploy new servers.“ Cool, that only makes sense. I was really wondering why I had to pay for it before, since I would ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:00 AM

My Campus Connection photos published on MSDN Student Flash

My Microsoft Campus Connection photos published on MSDN Student Flash

How cool is that!

Posted On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:01 AM

Two great contests for VWD
Here are two great contests for Visual Web Developer Express: 1. MadeInExpress: http://www.madeinexpresscon... 2. theSpoke <SANDBOX>: Good luck ......

Posted On Monday, April 3, 2006 10:23 AM

RFID Tags eventually could carry malicious code/data
Just found out that RFID tags, eventually could carry viruses or malicious thing you know - your toothbrush has a virus and your teeth fall out... Guys that found out the vulnerability: ......

Posted On Saturday, April 1, 2006 8:20 PM

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