Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

Andy Wigely and I cover concepts during this video that will help ensure your apps have the best possible performance and battery life for the phone user. Topics such as Windows Phone task management, multi-tasking with background agents, updating tiles from a background agent, creating tasks in Visual Studio, File transfer tasks, and Background notifications … Read more

Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

During this video, Andy Wigley and I focus on key concepts like the Windows Phone 8 program lifecycle. You’ll learn about things like Launching and Closing, Deactivating and Activating, Dormant and Tombstoned applications and the Simulation Dashboard. Next, we discuss Idle Detection on Windows Phone and Detecting Obscured events, Fast Application Resume, Lifecycle design, and … Read more

Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

This video covers new storage concepts for Windows Phone 8. The concepts covered in this video include accessing the Installation folder or the Local folder using the Windows Phone Runtime Windows.Storage APIs. Additionally, Andy and I focus on background file transfers, Special Folders (Shared/Media, Shared/ShellContent, Shared/Transfers), and exploring the local folder with ISET Using Removable … Read more

Building Windows Phone 8 Apps

Now that you’ve learned how to design Windows Phone 8 apps from the previous video, it’s time to dive into the construction of these apps. This session provides developers with a comprehensive understanding of the key components required to build a Windows Phone 8 App, including Page Navigation, the Application Bar, building UI for multiple screen resolutions … Read more

Designing Windows Phone 8 Apps

With Windows Phone 8, it’s more essential than ever that developers know how to properly express apps so they adhere to the overall look and feel of the phone. In this session, Andy and Rob introduce the Windows Phone design language and how to start designing an app; application structure and navigation models, getting started … Read more

Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 2

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 2 This is the second half of a two-part course introduction led by Andy Wigley and Rob Tiffany. This section provides a broad new features overview (details of these new features are covered in later modules), Windows Phone 7x compatibility, and … Read more

Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 1

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 1 Expert instructors Andy Wigley and Rob Tiffany kick off the course with an information-packed introduction. This is the first part of a two-part module and covers the new app platform in Windows Phone 8, application development models, the Windows Phone … Read more

New Jump Start for Developers! Build Windows Phone 8 Apps. Register Now.

Andy and Rob

Microsoft Learning is thrilled to announce a new Jump Start for developers focused on building apps for Windows Phone 8. This special live online course is scheduled for two full days of fast-paced, demo-rich sessions led by Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Andy Wigley, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Strategist, Rob Tiffany. Andy and Rob are two of the most respected experts … Read more

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

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect Android smartphones and tablets to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure: … Read more

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how iOS utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure: As … Read more

Performance and Memory Management Improvements with Windows Embedded Handheld

It should be no surprise that over 80% of enterprise handhelds shipped are running Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld.

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows Phone > Cloud

In this week’s scenario, I’ll illustrate how Windows Phone utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure

Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

Microsoft MEAP

CIOs are asking for help in confronting the tidal wave of mobile devices entering the enterprise and IT departments have raised the white flag as attempts to block consumer-focused smartphones and tablets have failed. The Consumerization of IT has been a growing trend fueled by cloud-delivered services and compelling mobile devices with wireless capabilities.  This … Read more