Blog posts

2017

2016

2015

Next Stop Microsoft

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The next chapter of my career is going to be with Microsoft.

2014

Learning AngularJS One Step at a Time

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I have a new in-depth article published online today called “AngularJS: One Step at a Time”. See below for more information and a link to the online article....

Running Swift from the Terminal

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Introduction After reading through the Apple Developer Docs I found this: “Xcode’s debugger includes an interactive version of the Swift language known as t...

My appearance on SSW TV on Windows Phone 8

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Introduction I was recently interviewed by Adam Stephensen for his show on SSW TV. We talked for about 30 minutes on my experience with Windows Phone 8. We a...

2013

OS X Keyboard Shortcut for PC Users

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Quick Tip for PC Users using a Mac I use both Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks on a daily basics. As a long time PC User I’ve mastered the keyboard shortcuts a...

My Talk at Oredev on Windows Phone 8

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Introduction I was recently in Malmö Sweden to deliver a presentation on Windows Phone 8. It covered Maps IAP and Wallets. Below is the video: Michael Crum...

First Impressions of the ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Introduction I recently switched from my Surface RT to the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and I am very happy! This blog post will contain lots and lots of pictures with ...

Ten Minutes with Michael Crump

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Introduction I was recently interviewed by Dirk Strauss on all sorts of topics ranging from how I got started in programming to other things happening in tec...

In-App Purchasing for Windows Phone 8

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I have a new in-depth article published online in Visual Studio Magazine today called “In-App Purchasing for Windows Phone 8”. See below for more information...

Building your First App with Xamarin.iOS

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Introduction Over the weekend I was learning how to use Camtasia 2 for Mac and decided I’d produce and share a quick video. The video shows you how to get st...

WWDC 2013 Recap in 750 Words.

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Introduction For every major developer conference regardless of the platform I find time to sit down and watch it and take notes. I try my best to take the ...

2012

My upcoming trips to New York

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Bulgaria and Redmond.<p>Hello Everyone</p> <p>I just finished a speaking tour and I am already setting up another mini-one.  I love going ...

Windows Developer Show

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Introduction I was recently interviewed by Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk for their podcast titled “Windows Developer Show”. We talked for about 20 minutes on th...

Yet Another Podcast

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Introduction I was recently interviewed by Jesse Liberty for his podcast titled “Yet Another Podcast”. We talked for about 30 minutes on “The Ten Things Silv...

Nokia Lumia 800 Review and Pictures

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Introduction I’ve had the following Windows Phone 7 devices since September 2010: LG GW 910 Prototype Device (located on my old blog) Samsung Focus...

2011

Microsoft Touch Mouse Review

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Official Product Page Official Showcase Video Introduction Back in July 2011 I decided to switch to a gaming mouse called the Razer DeathAdder. I switche...

About Me

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Michael Crump MVP MCPD Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speake...

Adding Tweet Buttons to a FunnelWeb Post

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Introduction I’ve been asked several times how I added the Tweet Button below to all of my FunnelWeb post. Here is a quick blog post detailing how I did it. ...

My Windows 8 Development Article Collection.

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  Below you will find my entire collection of Windows 8 Development Articles. I will focusing on XAML / C# Metro Applications in Windows 8 but may occa...

I am now an INETA Community Chamption

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  Introduction I recently found out that I have been awarded with the Q3 Community Champion Award from INETA. It is a honor and a privilege to be ...

My Silverlight

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HTML5 OData and Kinect talks coming up.<p> </p> <p>Hello Everyone</p> <p>I thought I’d take a minute to update everyone on my...

Killer Build Interviews and XAML Sessions.

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  I have been watching the influencer interviews with Richard Campbell as well as the Build Sessions recently published on Channel 9. Like most of you I...

Getting Started with the Silverlight 5 RC

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Today the release candidate of Microsoft’s Silverlight 5 was released to the public. If you want to know “What’s new in Silverlight 5” then check out this p...

From Soup to Nuts with the Surface 2.0 SDK

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Continuing my “From Soup to Nuts” series or sometimes referred to as “The Busy Developers Guide” series I will take a look at the Surface 2.0 SDK recently r...

Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI Mouse Review

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DISCLAIMER: I did not get this product for free. I bought it with my own money. However if Razer wants to give me a keyboard for a review then I would gladl...

CodeStock 2011 Postmortem

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(A picture that I took on 6/3/2011 waiting for the keynote by Charles Petzold to begin at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville TN) Day One (Thursday Night) I head...

The Busy Developers Guide to Mango.

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You’re a busy developer and you have read article after article of “What’s new in WP7 Mango” but you are only interested in knowing “What does this mean for...

Best of FREE Frameworks

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Tools and Controls for Windows Phone 7.<p>The list provided below is my “Best-Of” FREE Frameworks Tools and Controls for Windows Phone 7. I have used e...

Bullet Points from MIX11 Day 2 –WP7

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Silverlight and Kinect.<p>Since my blog is mainly about Silverlight WPF and Windows Phone 7 I decided that I’d make a recap of today’s MIX 11 Event for...

Dream.In.Code Podcast 15 with Michael Crump

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I was recently interviewed by Dennis Delimarsky for his podcast titled “Dream.In.Code”. We talked for about an hour on all things Silverlight and Windows Pho...

Review of Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7

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I recently acquired a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 device from AT&T and wanted to share what I thought of it as an end-user. Samsung Focus i917 Phone S...

If I were in a Silverlight focus group

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here is ten things I would say.<p> </p> <p>Silverlight is a great product right off the shelf. I use it love it and spend a lot of time he...

What is the best book on Silverlight 4?

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Silverlight/Expression 4 Books! I recently stumbled upon a post asking “What is the best book on Silverlight 4?” In the age of the internet it can be hard f...

2010

CodeProject Technical Blog (Older - 2010)

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Part 1 of 4 : Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers. [Technical Blog] Part 2 of 4: Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers [Technical Blog] Part 3 of 4 : Tip...