03 November 2010

Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK 1.5.1

Pada 22 April 2010 lalu, Microsoft telah merilis Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK versi 1.5.1.

SDK yang memungkinkan untuk membuat aplikasi yang mendukung hingga 25 mouse device berjalan pada satu komputer ini mengalami perubahan yang cukup signifikan dibandingkan versi sebelumnya, yaitu versi 1.5. Beberapa perubahan tersebut adalah peningkatan pada pendeteksian device dimana PS/2, trackpad, and Bluetooth mouse yang kini telah didukung dan peningkatan performa pada low-end modern hardware, seperti : Atom-based netbooks.

Berikut adalah hasil percobaan sample Multipoint SDK, yaitu game tic tac toe dengan USB Mouse dan trackpad.

Jika sebelumnya, anda merupakan pengguna versi 1.1 maka terjadi cukup banyak perubahan pada versi 1.5 :
  • Mendukung sistem operasi Windows 7 dan Windows Server 2008
  • Mendukung aplikasi 32-bit dan 64-bit
  • Penambahan kemampuan kursor baru : menentukan warna
    kursor, menetapkan gambar ke kursor, atau menyembunyikan kursor.
  • Template baru untuk Visual Studio 2008 yang ditambahkan untuk menyederhanakan pembuatan aplikasi MultiPoint Mouse.
  • Perubahan namespace dari Microsoft.MultiPoint menjadi Microsoft.Multipoint untuk mematuhi .NET Coding Convention.
  • Penyederhanaan jumlah DLL dari 5 menjadi 2 (Microsoft.Multipoint.Sdk.dll dan Microsoft.Multipoint.Sdk.Controls.dll).
  • Penyederhanaan model objek, mengurangi jumlah kelas, metode, dan properti yang diekspos.
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16 August 2009

[IT] Facebook Developer Kit using Microsoft Popfly

Microsoft and Facebook

Microsoft and Facebook partner to provide a great development experience for the Facebook Platform using Microsoft Popfly and Visual Studio Express Editions.
"Facebook Platform empowers developers to utilize the social graph – the network of connections through which people communicate and share information – like never before. And, by building tools that ordinary people can use to develop experience on top of the social graph, Microsoft helps people define their experience on Facebook."
-- Dave Morin, Senior Platform Manager, Facebook

Do you have a Facebook account and want to do more with it? Start creating cool, fun Windows and Web applications with the Facebook Developer Kit. The toolkit offers a huge amount of easy-to-use set of drag 'n drop controls. Easy to run samples and easy to follow QuickStart documentation to help you get started.

Facebook Developer Toolkit

  • Complete source code in both Visual Basic and Visual C# for all controls and samples
  • Samples in traditional WinForms, newest WPF and the latest Web
  • 10+Windows and Web drag and drop integrated controls for use in Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition

Microsoft Popfly is the fun, easy way for anyone to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages and more. Popfly offers complete support of Facebook. Popfly’s Facebook block provides easy access to Facebook data like user profiles, friends, photo albums and events all with the simplicity of Popfly’s online drag and drop environment.

Source : Microsoft Official Website

[IT] Microsoft DreamSpark

What is DreamSpark?

Other than totally cool? Glad you asked. Here’s how it works: if you’re a current university or high school student, you can download professional Microsoft developer, designer, and gaming software through DreamSpark at no charge. Yes, students get to download software at no charge. DreamSpark enables students, like you, to download and use Microsoft tools to unlock your creative potential and set you on the path to academic and career success by advancing your learning in the areas of technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering! It doesn’t matter what classes you’re taking right now, just as long as you’re a current student in a verified, accredited School and use the tools in pursuit of advancing your education in one of these areas.

What Microsoft software does this site offer?

Currently, you can get the following Microsoft tools from DreamSpark:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 1.0
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 2 Trial Edition (includes Web, Blend, Media, and Design)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • IT Academy Student Pass

Oh, and by the way? These are the serious versions for serious people. We’re talking, the big-time stuff.

In addition, in the spirit of cool things to download and “one-stop shopping”, you can also download software (currently available on at no charge) like:

  • SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition
  • XNA Game Studio 2.0 (with 12-month Creators Club Student trial membership)
  • Virtual PC 2007
  • Visual Basic 2005 Express
  • Visual C++ 2005 Express
  • Visual C# 2005 Express
  • Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
  • Visual Basic 2008 Express
  • Visual C++2008 Express
  • Visual C# 2008 Express
What's the difference between the Microsoft software on DreamSpark and the Microsoft products I can buy in the store?

DreamSpark has the same, completely-loaded Microsoft software that professional developers pony up good cash to buy. However, through DreamSpark, we’re providing this software directly to students like you, at no charge, to advance your learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science and engineering activities. We want to give you the chance to explore the software tools used in business today to help prepare you to be a member of the next generation of developers and designers!

Are the beta or full-featured versions of the Microsoft software available on the DreamSpark site?

Beta-schmeta! Nothing but full-featured professional Microsoft software for you. But sometimes we might add in a beta product if we think it’s something you’ll think is cool. Also, the Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools available on DreamSpark are NOT 30-day trial versions.

Are there any limitations on the way I use the Microsoft tools I get through DreamSpark?

This software is the complete and professional grade versions of the tools, but you must use them in pursuit of increasing your education, skills, and knowledge in either science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or design.

Source : Microsoft DreamSpark Official Website

[TRAINING] Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass

The Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass is a special no-cost online learning opportunity for students. IT Academy Student Pass provides free e-learning courses to verified students who are interested in extending their technical skills with Microsoft technologies.
The IT Academy Student Pass offers 12 to 22 hours of FREE e-learning courses, aligned to the first set of topics you need to master for the first Microsoft certification exam within the track. Each track is unique, and most will require you to take additional e-learning courses to complete all of the topics you need to succeed on the certification exam.
The goal of the IT Academy Student Pass is to give you a head start by providing hours and hours of rich, award-winning e-learning content that sets the stage for the learning to come.
Students may also want to explore Microsoft technical certifications, and the IT Academy Student Pass is a perfect entry point to five different certification paths.
The IT Academy Student Pass will be available initially in English, but additional languages are being considered for future releases.

Source : Microsoft