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Nikita Polyakov Past Windows Phone Dev Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker | Organizer | @NikitaP February 2008 Entries
Facebook Development Lab @ USF Today
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 with ASP.NET [I know it's late posting this Student event here, it's been on Facebook and site for a week though] ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:31 AM

Vista sidebar gadgets: The Best/Most Useful gadgets ever!
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] Volume Gadget, because clicking on Volume icon and adjusting at high resolutions is too much work. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:01 AM

Games for Zune: All you need is some XNA and off you go!
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 ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:03 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

How to stay busy, or 'Events Update'
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. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:29 AM

Samsung BlackJack WM6 Official Update, Finally.
[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 . 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 ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:08 PM

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