Re-awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (5th year)

I’m happy to announce, I got re-awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) under Visual Studio and Development Technologies category. This is my 5th year in a row as MVP. I’m proud to be part of Microsoft MVP program.

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Who are MVPs?

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.

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SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8 now available

Earlier this week, Microsoft released an optional update for Windows Phone SDK that will add two new Windows Phone 7.8 emulator images to your existing Windows Phone SDK installation. These two emulator images enable you to fully test how your Windows Phone 7.5 app’s Live Tiles will look and behave on a device running Windows Phone 7.8.

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Now is a great time to update your apps to take advantage of the new tile experience, but also will enable you to be ready as your customers arrive on 7.8.

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Book: Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide from Abhijit Jana

My friend Abhijit Jana recently published a book “Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide”. The book covers step-by-step tutorial to demonstrate the API usage with well explanation and code sample for beginners.

What you will learn from this book:

If you are looking for a complete tutorial on Kinect, this book will help you to build application using the Kinect for Windows SDK v1.6 by using practical step-by-step chapters with examples and API analysis. A perfect guide for a beginner on Kinect with the following points that you will learn here:

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