Nikita Polyakov

Past Windows Phone Dev Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker | Organizer | @NikitaP

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Event on 02/28 USF, Tampa Campus Time: 4:45 PM Location: CIS 1034 Nikita Polyakov, Microsoft Student Partner presents: “Facebook Development Lab” Learn how to get started developing web applications for Facebook.com with ASP.NET [I know it's late posting this Student event here, it's been on Facebook and site for a week though] ......

Ch8 Has a forum post The Best/Most Useful Vista sidebar gadget ever! , so I thought I'd share my picks with everyone else here as well. Here are my picks for top gadgets for Vista Sidebar: CPU Multi-Meter shows individual cores and memory, because you have to know what's up. [there is also a quad version] http://gallery.live.com/liv... Volume Gadget, because clicking on Volume icon and adjusting at high resolutions is too much work. http://gallery.live.com/liv... ......

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 ......

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 ......

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. ......

[Old News Apparently since end of January] Never though this would happen: For all the "orginal" Samsung BlackJack users out there, Samsung is happy to bring you an official Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for your device. Step-by-step instructions, a FAQ and the software can be found on www.samsung.com/us/i607/wi . ndowsupgrade Worked well. Looks great. If I find myself not using the GPS as much on BJ II, would switch back...I need the GPS once a month when I go out of town ......