Category Archives: Writing

Week one of the grind: 4 chapters down

With Friday fast coming to a close, I’ve put four chapters behind me (mostly). This is the minimum I wanted to accomplish this week, but I’ll get at least one more chapter done over the weekend, I bet. Of the … Continue reading

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Today’s progress

I tend to sleep poorly when I have things to do. So I was up at 6 am like a fool, but it let me get to work early. I finished Chapter 11 (Calendar), or as much of it as … Continue reading

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First chapter completed

I’ve been writing. A lot. And today, I actually finished a first complete chapter. That doesn’t seem like much, perhaps. But the truth is, I’ve written enough for several chapters already, it’s just I tend to write out of order, … Continue reading

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Changes to the TOC

I mentioned earlier this morning that I had changed the Windows Phone 7 Secrets TOC (table of contents), which was expected since this is a new topic and a brand new book. (And because the original TOC was written in … Continue reading

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Writing progress

While some people are amazed that I’m able to write as much as I do, one thing I’ve learned over the years is that I have a very clear limit, and once I begin actively writing a book, I’ve exceeded … Continue reading

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A Windows Phone update

As you know, I’ve been in Redmond for the past week, and have spent a lot of time with a Windows Phone device. I can’t write about a lot of that experience yet, but I did interview Microsoft’s Charlie Kindel … Continue reading

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What I’m doing in Redmond

I’ve been writing about Microsoft products since 1994 or so, I guess, and the first time I visited the Microsoft campus was in 1996, when I learned about the first version of Visual Studio. (Which was code named Boston, by … Continue reading

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At the Microsoft campus

I’ve gotten a number of emails from people who are curious about my schedule this week in Redmond. I’ve agreed to an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with Microsoft, so I won’t be able to discuss what I’m learning about Windows Phone … Continue reading

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Some progress and an update

It’s been a bit quiet here lately, but that’s because I’ve actually been writing. So that’s good news. In the not-so-good-news department, after repeatedly ignoring my increasingly frantic requests to get out on the campus and spend time with an … Continue reading

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How to try Windows Phone 7 right now

I’m not a huge fan of the gadget blogs, but Gizmodo has a nice how-to article about testing a recent build of Windows Phone 7 by utilizing the recently-released Windows Phone 7 Development Kit and a leaked ROM that provides … Continue reading

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