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Think first. Code later. March 2013 Entries
Windows Azure Mobile Services now with HTML Client Support
In case you missed, last week the Windows Azure Mobile Services shipped support for HTML clients. Here’s a recap. The HTML client provides a JavaScript library that developers can use when building both Websites and PhoneGap/Apache Cordova apps. The new HTML client combined with Cross-origin Resource Sharing (CORS) support helps developers leverage the great Mobile Services functionality available to native application developers today including: Turn-key structured storage for your HTML5/JS applications ......

Posted On Friday, March 22, 2013 4:05 PM

Windows 8 for HTML and JavaScript Developers
Earlier today I presented a session at Mobile March on Windows 8 for HTML and JavaScript developers. Rather than give you my slides, I thought I’d give you links to resources on the various features I discussed. This will allow you to quickly and easily dive into the features that interest you. Here you go: Tools http://aka.ms/getvs12now WinJS http://aka.ms/WinJS Animations http://aka.ms/WinJSAnimations Tiles and notifications http://aka.ms/WinJSTiles Push notifications http://aka.ms/WinJSPush Media ......

Posted On Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:00 PM

What’s New in Windows Phone 8
Earlier today I presented a session at Mobile March on the new features in Windows Phone 8. Rather than give you my slides, I thought I’d give you links to resources on the various features I discussed. This will allow you to quickly and easily dive into the features that interest you. Here you go: Overview of all new features http://aka.ms/WP8Goodies App models http://aka.ms/WP8AppModels App monitoring http://aka.ms/WP8AppMonitoring Simulator dashboard http://aka.ms/WP8SimDashboard Tile templates ......

Posted On Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:11 PM

Android to Windows 8 Part 5: Building a Simple User Interface
Over the past several weeks I've been working on some content I'm excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective. Through the course of the series you'll create your first app. It won't be anything pretty, but you'll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you'll see some Android Hints ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:50 PM

Android to Windows 8 Part 4: Running the Windows Store Application
Over the past several weeks I've been working on some content I'm excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective. Through the course of the series you'll create your first app. It won't be anything pretty, but you'll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you'll see some Android Hints ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:20 AM

Adding Background Audio Capability to Windows Store Apps
If you’re building a Windows Store app that plays audio you have the option of being able to play your app’s audio in the background (i.e. when the app is not running). Over the course of three posts I want to share some tips and tricks you can use for enabling your apps to run audio in the background and make it through the Windows Store certification process. In this post I’ll show you how to enable background audio in your apps. Essentially there are two things you need to do. First you’ll need ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:07 AM

Android to Windows 8 Part 3: Exploring the Windows Store Project
Over the past several weeks I've been working on some content I'm excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective. Through the course of the series you'll create your first app. It won't be anything pretty, but you'll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you'll see some Android Hints ......

Posted On Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:31 PM

Disabling DirectAccess Functionality in Windows 8
Let me start by saying I love DirectAccess in Windows 8. It’s great for accessing resources on the Microsoft network when I’m not in the office (which is about 90% of the time). DirectAccess, is case you aren’t aware of it, gives remote users (like yours truly) seamless access to corporate networks with the need to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). I highly recommend you look into. As I stated in the intro, DirectAccess is great. I only have one caveat to add, when it works. On and off over the ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:14 PM

Android to Windows 8 Part 2: Creating Your First Windows Store Project
Over the past several weeks I've been working on some content I'm excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective. Through the course of the series you'll create your first app. It won't be anything pretty, but you'll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you'll see some Android Hints ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00 PM

Android to Windows 8 Part 1: Setting up the Development Environment
Over the past several weeks I've been working on some content I'm excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective. Through the course of the series you'll create your first app. It won't be anything pretty, but you'll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you'll see some Android Hints ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:07 PM

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