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Along with global launch of Windows 10 build 10240 (RTM), Microsoft opened the path for the developers to build and publish apps for Windows 10. The Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for download. This SDK for Windows 10 contains headers, libraries and tools you can use to build apps.

 

In this post, sharing/bookmarking the link to download the SDK Tools for Windows 10 along with the known issues currently there in this build.

Published by on under DZone | News

Microsoft announced the availability of a new open source library to integrate various functions of Facebook in your Windows apps. The new Windows SDK for Facebook will allow developers to enhance socializing in their Universal Windows apps.

 

This post will cover link to download the SDK, features list currently available and few more interesting links to continue with the integration.

Published by on under DZone | Facebook

Few days ago, I wrote about “Introduction to Azure Mobile Services” and I hope, that gave you basic overview of the same. As ongoing tutorial on this subject, we will learn how to integrate mobile service in our app to utilize the already available APIs.

 

But before that, we need to create the service. Today, in this blog post, we will learn how to create the mobile service from the Azure portal.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Tutorial

After pausing for few days, I have decided to write a series of tutorials in this blog. This time, I have chosen Azure Mobile Services based on the overwhelming responses I have received on Azure in my past few events. It’s better to be late than never and thus I am starting with an introduction to Azure mobile service.

 

In this post, we will learn about mobile service, it’s benefits followed by in-depth chapters on the same along with integration in Windows/Windows Phone apps.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Tutorial

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 RC build along with Windows 10 development tools (SDK) for developers to build apps targeting Universal App Platform (UAP). If you are a developer, download the latest bits and start exploring the new features before it finally releases.

 

This post will cover the links to download the latest build of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Windows 10 developer tools and ISO image of the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Published by on under Visual Studio 2015 | VisualStudio

It’s almost one week by now… I had a chance to speak in front of the great audience of Microsoft Developer Community, Odisha. Came back with some good moments spent at Bhubaneswar during “Enterprise Ready Cloud OS Roadshow” event.

 

In this post, sharing my slides on “Azure Mobile Services” along with few snaps of the event for the people who missed it.

Published by on under Azure | Events

Microsoft released Windows 10 Technical Preview tools (SDK) for developers on 23rd March. Once installed, you will be able to try out the new bits and start learning Windows 10's adaptive UI, application programming interface and the new controls part of this bit.

 

In this post, sharing the link of the web installer along with the ISO image of the SDK. Make sure that, you read the instructions before installing the SDK.

Published by on under News | SDK

Few days ago in a blog post we learnt “How to create Schedule Task in Universal Windows apps?”. Today in this blog post we will discuss how to update live tile in an universal Windows apps. Though you don’t need to create schedule task to update live tiles but you can surely use it anytime.

 

Read more to learn how easy it is to configure your app to support live tile updates and integration of it with schedule task.

Published by on under DZone | Win8Dev

It’s Tuesday again and as I mentioned last week, it’s time to share top 5 links on Microsoft platform which includes few big announcements too. Above the fold you will find announcement on Handwriting in OneNote for iPad, followed by various other posts on Azure Machine Learning and BigData.

 

This blog post has been composed with the help of Microsoft. Share your views/opinions to Microsoft about the links shared below by dropping a line at the comment section.

Published by on under Azure | BigData

Schedule tasks are often require to do some clean ups, fetch some records from internet and/or update the live tile/lock screen. There might be some other requirements too. If you want to add schedule tasks in your Windows and/or Windows Phone runtime apps, here you go.

 

In this post, let’s keep it generic and learn, how to create schedule task in universal windows apps. At the end, share your feedback to improve. Don’t forget to share in your network.

Published by on under Win8Dev | WinDev

Microsoft in DevCenter documentation confirms Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 (aka. Update 2) with set of new and updated features, while the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones released last week. So, expecting a new update to Windows Phone 8.1 handsets before Windows 10.

 

In this blog post, sharing the new/updated features set and some useful links to get further details. Continue reading.

Published by on under DZone | News

With help of Microsoft, I am sharing top 5 news with you on Microsoft platform. This is the first post on this channel and I hope you will like it over the period. Please share your views on these topics below, which will be shared to the team over time.

 

Above the fold, Microsoft Research makes touch develop tool as open source. Read more to find out the top 5 posts. Don’t forget to share your views/feedback.

Published by on under DZone | JavaScript

Microsoft updates the “Phone Insider” app with a new name “Windows Insider” and ability to login with Microsoft account, moving one step forward to release Windows 10 Technical Preview for Windows Phone in February 2015. This new build will be available to users registered for Windows Insider program.

 

In this post, I am just sharing the link and few screenshots of the app. The Windows 10 Technical Preview build for Windows Phone yet to come in February.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft Ad Mediator”, recently released by Microsoft to maximize your ad monetization – we already talked about it last day. If you don’t know about it, read the said post, download the Visual Studio 2013 extension before continuing with this post.

 

Today, we will discuss how to integrate “Ad Mediator” in your Windows Store and Windows Phone applications. As it currently supports only Windows Phone apps, so we will continue with that.

Published by on under Ad Mediator | Win8Dev

On 7th November 2014, Microsoft released a new extension for the Windows and Windows Phone developers to increase their ad revenues by combining multiple ads network in a single channel following just few simple steps.

 

In this post, we are going to discuss about the Ad Mediator, link to download the Visual Studio plugin and later in a different post we will discuss how to integrate it. Keep reading and don’t forget to share.

Published by on under Ad Mediator | News

Who don’t want to put a link in the apps/games to provide feedback directly to the developer via email? To do this in Windows Phone Silverlight applications was pretty easy. We just had to create the instance of the EmailComposeTask and call the Show() method.

 

But this has been changed a bit in Windows Phone 8.1 RT applications. In this post, we are going to discuss this along with comparison to what has been changed.

Published by on under Windows Phone | Windows Phone 8.1

A big news just shared by Microsoft today for all the developers in Windows Platform. Yes, it’s for both Windows Phone and Windows developers. Dev Center account is now a life time membership and that means, you don’t have to renew your account every year.

 

If you are a dev, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build for any or both the Windows platforms. Read to find out more on this topic.

Published by on under News | WinDev

You might already know that, Windows Phone 8.1 SDK came with few API changes targeting the Windows Runtime. If you are a developer and looking to launch the phone dialler from your app, this post will help you to know the changes.

 

In this post we are going to discuss “How to programmatically do a Phone Call in Windows Phone 8.1” with a comparison between the API changes.

Published by on under Windows Phone | Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK came with slight changes in it’s API and among them, few changes I already blogged earlier with a comparison to the previous SDK version. If you are looking for Screen Orientation changes, this post will help you.

 

In this post we are going to discuss “How to set the Supported Orientation and Screen Orientation in Windows Phone 8.1” with a comparison between the API changes.

Published by on under CodeProject | DZone

Few months ago, I wrote a small helper class for all my Windows Phone Silverlight applications, which helped me a lot to store and retrieve data to and from IsolatedStorageSettings. Thus I thought to share the same with you, in case you find it useful.

 

Read more to  find out the code, which you can use freely. Here the only catch is: it works only with the Silverlight type applications.

Published by on under Silverlight | Silverlight5



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