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December 2012 Entries

Although I don't think I ever mentioned it here, I was selected by Microsoft Learning to be a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern US. Basically, it allows me to be a conduit between people and Microsoft Learning about all thing training. Considering 90 people, worldwide, where chosen for this program, I am quite humbled to be selected. Anywho, my good friends at Microsoft Learning asked me to write a guest blog post for them. Seeing as it was published this morning, I figured I'd give you guys a link ......

...and how you can avoid the same fate. Any of you that follow me on Twitter know that I bricked my Lumia 920 Friday night. I didn't mean to brick my phone. These things just kind of happen. Now that I read up on what happened, I want to share with you what I wish I would have known last night. Let's start for me setting the scene. Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, decided to not allow people to merge Microsoft Accounts. This led to a problem once Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hit the scene. I ......

I ran into an annoying problem while wrapping a native library in managed code. The original library was VERY native. The included header files included hundreds of typedefs and more than a few structures with unions. Now, after this little experiment, I could (and, more than likely, will later) speak volumes about Marshaling memory between managed and native code. However, as I said above, this post is dedicated to an annoying issue. Those of you familiar with C++ already know this, but I explain ......