Tag: Apps

Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

| March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

In the latest edition of Inside Window Phone, I joined Matthijs Hoekstra to discuss the different ways you can deploy Windows Phone apps in the enterprise. Rob

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Computer Science Education Week 2013

Computer Science Education Week 2013

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Computer Science Education Week so I’m hoping teachers and volunteers everywhere will spend an hour teaching your students how to write code. Learning how to program computers changed my life and I know it can do the same for millions of young people who are looking to try something new and exciting. I started […]

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Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8. After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality. Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone […]

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Windows 8 Tablets Love your Existing Win32 Apps

Windows 8 Tablets Love your Existing Win32 Apps

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re a CIO, IT Director or Manager that’s considering introducing Windows 8 Tablets into your enterprise, I do not want you to think that making this move requires you to rewrite your corporate apps.  I repeat, the apps you currently use to run your business that are written in .NET, C++, Java, Delphi, VB6, […]

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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

| April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8. Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from […]

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App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

| March 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

Learn all about app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. In this video, Andy and Rob demonstrate app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. Topics such as auto-launching with File and Protocol Associations (URI), launching apps to handle particular File Types, and launching one app from another are covered. Be sure to check […]

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Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

| March 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

In this video, Andy and I demonstrate how to leverage a variety of Windows Phone 8 resources. Working with Launchers and Choosers, using Contacts and Calendars (SaveAppointment Task, Custom Contacts API), taking still images and manipulating video streams (Camera APIs,  lenses), working with the Windows Phone Microphone and Sensors (such as the Motion sensor) and working […]

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Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mobile World Congress has wrapped up and most of us are back home after spending four days at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Between delivering presentations, walking miles of expo halls, and participating in dozens of meetings, the event is both exciting and tiring.  This conference used to be the sole domain of mobile operators, wireless equipment […]

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Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

During this video, Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications and server-initiated communications are discussed. Andy and Rob discuss the Push Notifications Infrastructure and demonstrate three kinds of notifications including: Raw, Toast and Tile, as well as Push Response Headers. Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone 8 […]

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Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

| January 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

In this video, Andy and Rob teach developers about Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8. Topics include Local Tiles API, Updating Tiles from ShellTileSchedule, Updating Tiles from Background Agents, Lock screen notifications for Windows Phone, and Lock screen background for Windows Phone. Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: […]

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