Sunday, November 22, 2015

Channel 9 Speaker: Developing Windows Apps with the Microsoft Band SDK

The Connect(); // 2015 event just passed (November 18-19, 2015) and I got the opportunity to be one of the speakers in this years event.

About a month ago I was asked if I would like to be one of the speakers and present a demo that showed the integration of the Microsoft Band SDK with a Windows Universal App using Visual Studio 2015. Though nervous, I jumped at the chance to improve my presentation and public speaking skills.

You can read more and watch the video at Developing Windows Applications with the Microsoft Band SDK over at Channel 9.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Last and First Day with the Microsoft Band SDK Team

Well, for those that don't know, I have been working at Microsoft for the last 1.5 years as a contractor on the Microsoft Band. I have spent that time with the Microsoft Band SDK team and helped with test automation and testing first. Then I moved into feature development on the Band SDK with the majority of that contribution on the Microsoft Band WebTiles for iOS feature.

Friday was my last day as a contractor at Microsoft on the Band Team.

Today, Monday, November 9, 2015, as you read this I am likely sitting in a New Employee Orientation session. Today is my first day as a Full Time Employee at Microsoft.

I am staying with my team and will be continuing to contribute to the Microsoft Band SDK Team. I will be helping to implement upcoming features and continue to improve the Band SDK for 3rd Party Developers.

It's an exciting day. I am happy to join my team as a Full Timer and continue to improve the Microsoft Band.