Our Plan for Sim-Shipping with VS 11

For several months, we’ve been working with the preview version of Visual Studio 11 and initiating development of Windows 8-WinRT components. The Visual Studio 11 beta, made available at the end of February 2012, has enabled us to bring these components closer to completion over the last few w... [More]

Why MVC for Mobile?

For some time now, we’ve been telling you that ASP.NET MVC is an ideal platform for mobile development. We don’t say this just because we’ve always been heavily involved with MVC—we started to work with MVC when it was first released in 2009, and since then we’ve developed the most comprehensive sui... [More]

Windows Phone 7—moving from a Blackberry

A long-time Blackberry user, I started using a Nokia E72 a few years back. I really loved the keyboard on the Blackberry, but travelling with it was difficult. Switching between networks, for devices using BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, takes more effort than switching out a SIM card. The Nokia E72 ... [More]

Silverlight Angst Remains

Following BUILD, there is still some angst surrounding Silverlight and the role it will play moving forward. This is understandable after hearing that Silverlight does not run inside the Metro-UI IE browser. There are good reasons why supporting Silverlight under the Metro-UI browser is not a great ... [More]

Essential Studio 2011 Volume 4 is here!

Essential Studio 2011 Volume 4 gives developers the ability to target all mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry) with a single code base. It provides a cross-platform ASP.NET MVC chart control that leverages HTML 5 and adds a PDF Viewer to the MVC suite. Key features include: ... [More]