Integrating Bing Maps with WPF applications

A little background info Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a UI framework for building rich Windows client apps that can be standalone or browser-hosted. As is the case with Windows 8 Store Apps, WPF also seeks to separate the appearance of a user interface from its behaviour. The appearance is specified in XAML and the…

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Application Lifecycle Management Part 2 of 5

Building blocks of ALM This is the second blog on ALM, in my previous blog we introduced ALM. In this section, we shall look at what value does ALM add to your development process. We’ll also discuss how important it is to be focused on the stakeholders’ needs and use a task based approach. Then…


Creating a load balanced, highly available IIS web farm on Windows Azure

Introduction In the previous post, we learned how to customize a virtual machine and capture it as a reusable image. In this post we are going to be building on top of that and see how we can quickly create a server farm of multiple servers that are load balanced. Background What is load balancing?…

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The Microsoft surface/Kinect marketing solution.

So basically For the upcoming 5 Weeks we will be working on making a marketing campaign product for the Microsoft surface, where we will develop a WPF interactive app that using kinect will make the customers interact with the application and will give him control of browsing the data inside it. What I am thinking…


Migrating Windows Phone 7.x Apps to Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 offers up some exciting new features and opportunities for developers. Are you ready to add the new Windows Phone 8 features to your existing 7.x app? This blog post will help you to Upgrade your app from Windows Phone 7.x and make it shine on Windows Phone 8. This means that your…

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Application Lifecycle Management – Part 1 of 5

  Application Lifecycle Management at a glance Welcome to Application Lifecycle Management, in this series of blog posts, I will illustrate the basics of Application Lifecycle Management including its benefits, history and building blocks. We shall talk about Agile methodology in general and how Agile strategies can enrich application lifecycle management. This first blog post…


Serializing objects to JSON in Windows 8 using C#

So In one of my old posts I was talking about how to deserialize JSON you can head there if you’re interested in that. Today I’m going to talk about how to serialize JSON and how to use HttpClient to post it to a service. Converting object to JSON For the first part you need…

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Windows Azure–multi-platform command line interface into the cloud

There has been a lot of interesting work on windows Azure and if you have been following closely you may have noticed a tremendous growth of tooling and support for a number of open source projects. Scott Gu recently announced the new Windows Azure SDK 2.0 with awesome features. Some of the announcements included from…

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The new Windows Dev Center

If you haven’t visited the Windows Dev Center before, I advice you to do it now as it’s like a one stop shop containing information and best practices about how to design your app, how to build windows 8 applications with different coding languages, how to monetize your app and some success stories. On the…

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