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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: MVP

  • Congratulations to the new and renewed Client App Dev MVPs!

    Congratulations to all the new and renewed Client App Dev MVPs, the first batch for 2011. We had a lot of nominations, and these are the people who rose to the top and were awarded MVP on Jan 1, 2011. Jonathan Antoine (France) Christopher S Bennage (US) Ray Booysen (UK) Michael D Brown (US) Ridi Ferdiana (Indonesia) Simon Ferquel (France) Jaimir Guerrero (Colombia) ...

  • Silverlight MVP, and why I love Silverlight

    When I first became an MVP in January 2008 there was some questions as to what bucket Silverlight would fit into. After all, it was brand new; the only versions people were using publicly were Silverlight 1 and the Silverlight 1.1 alpha – it would be three more months before Silverlight 2 beta 1 went live, even though the name was changed from 1.1 to 2.0 well before then. At the time, I had acc...

  • MVP

    I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded the 2009 Microsoft MVP in Client Application Development (primarily for Silverlight). I was awarded for the first time in 2008, and went through a few different leads before being assigned to Suzanna Moran. Of all the leads I had, she’s definitely been the most proactive about getting information out to her folks and advocating for us within MS. Sh...

  • Congratulations Frank!

    Please join me in congratulating fellow AIS'er and and MVP Frank La Vigne for being renewed as Microsoft MVP for 2008!Frank is a Tablet PC MVP, but he has also been doing a lot of Silverlight and WPF work lately. Frank set up the Silverlight DevCamp DC last year, and has been instrumental in planning and speaking at events since then. He's also working on a very cool WPF app for a ...

  • MVP!

    I'm pleased and excited to announce that I just received the 2008 MVP Award (Visual Developer - Client Application Development) particularly for my work around Silverlight. This, especially when combined with the success we had in getting AIS into several important Silverlight programs at Microsoft, has really made a great start to 2008.I'd like to extend my thanks to eve...