Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

Windows Phone 8.1

For users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T, the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system update is available for immediate download. The smartphone built from the ground-up to address the security and management needs of every enterprise has arrived.  Some of you developers and early adopters running the developer preview may need to use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to … Read more Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

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. Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at https://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany

NoSQL on Windows

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss the use of NoSQL. When building mobile apps for the enterprise, an offline data store is absolutely essential so that users can keep working in the absence of wireless connectivity.  In addition to SQLite and SQLCE, NoSQL is a great option to … Read more NoSQL on Windows

Windows Phone 8 Emerges

Windows Phone 8 Tiles

The first glimpse of Windows Phone 8 emerged in San Francisco today. Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson, and Kevin Gallo took the world on a tour of Microsoft’s next smartphone.  I’m confident that Windows Phone 8 will leapfrog our smartphone competitors so dramatically that they’ll never catch up.  Before diving into the highlights of today’s Windows Phone Summit, … Read more Windows Phone 8 Emerges

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Simple Geolocation

Geolocation Page

Now that I’ve spent the last two articles helping you to get your Metro user experience foundation created with CSS3 and Media Queries, it’s time to jump into one of the features of HTML5.  Geolocation is perfectly suited for smartphones because location awareness is something they all have in common.  Most people are under the … Read more HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Simple Geolocation

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Dark and Light Styles

In my last article covering HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone, I got you started with a simple boilerplate. It just so happened that the style I presented you with was Dark.  Since we know that Windows Phone also has a light theme, I think it’s important that your mobile web site have one as well.  Below is … Read more HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Dark and Light Styles

Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

HTC Titan II

I’m excited to pass along the great news that our very own Windows Phone 7.5 is a 2012 Interaction Award winner! In a field of over 300 entries from 33 countries, the compelling UX of Windows Phone stood out.  Our elegant integration of social networks, the Metro design language of color and typography, and the minimalist … Read more Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

Prediction: 2012 Will be the Year of Windows Phone

HTC Titan II

Windows Phone 7.5 is running fast out of the gate for 2012. The stunning mobile operating system from Microsoft was the talk of CES in Las Vegas this year.  The accolades streaming in from the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, reviewers, and tech bloggers are unprecedented. The Nokia Lumia 900 won the Best of CES … Read more Prediction: 2012 Will be the Year of Windows Phone

Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

Azure Security

The last time I talked to you about Windows Phone security, I showed you how to encrypt your data and save it in Isolated Storage using Silverlight’s AesManaged class to create a Key and an Initialization Vector (IV) based on a password and salt value.  This gave your consumer and line-of-business apps the iron-clad AES … Read more Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

Windows Phone 7 Series debuts at Barcelona!

Windows Phone

The home screen, or Start, on Windows® Phone 7 Series can be customized with “live tiles” that show the latest updates from the Web directly to customers. For example, create a “live tile” of a friend and gain a readable, up-to-date view of that person’s latest pictures and posts, just by glancing at Start. The … Read more Windows Phone 7 Series debuts at Barcelona!

The Windows Phones have arrived!

Windows Phone

I’m pleased to announce that today we’re launching a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, you can navigate easily with the touch of a finger and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. You can also connect … Read more The Windows Phones have arrived!