A simpler and faster way to publish your Desktop Bridge applications on the Microsoft Store

If you have ever tried to publish a Desktop Bridge application on the Store, you would have seen a similar message after uploading your package on the Dev Center: Package acceptance validation error: You don’t have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest file of the package ExpenseItDemo.Package_1.1.0.0_x64.appx: restricted namespace: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities Package…

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Using Microsoft Graph in an Azure Function

The Microsoft Graph is becoming more and more an essential technology inside the Microsoft ecosystem. It was born as a set of APIs specific to integrate apps with the Office 365 suite, but it’s expanding more and more to become the single point of access to every data related to a user authenticated with a…

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Using Windows Universal Runtime APIs from a standard Unity executable

Toast displayed in Windows 10
Toast displayed in Windows 10

The playground is the following: We develop an app or a game using Unity and may be with an old version like Unity 5.6.5. You would say: “why?” 🤔 The answer is that, in the real world, is not always easy to follow the huge rhythm given by Software Editors. The other possible reason is,…

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Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 – A simple example

Play in Unity
Play in Unity

We start from the empty project we just created (👨‍💻 The Unity project) and which we configured for Windows Mixed Reality. Let’s first save the current scene. – Click on the File menu and then Save Scene as… – Choose “MainScene” for the name. The saved file goes in the Assets folder of the project…

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Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 – The Unity project

unity UWP
unity UWP

Have we said “From 0”🤔😏? Let’s go! – Launch Unity3D; the startup screen allows you to open an existing project or to start a new one; Choose to start a new project clicking on New – Give a new to the project like “CreateObjects”; be sure that 3D is checked; Click on Create Project -…

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Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 – The hardware configuration

PC and headset
PC and headset

So, since October 2017 with the Fall Creators Update, Windows allows execution of native VR apps known as “Windows Mixed Reality” apps. Which hardware do we need? If you have already a PC, the simplest is to test the compatibility using the Store app named Windows Mixed Reality PC Check. This app does its job:…

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Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0

MixedReality Featured
MixedReality Featured

For almost 2 years now, we can embrace the futur in developing holographic applications with HoloLens! The possibilities are so huge: It is more than a dream! Satya Nadella loves to say: “When you change the way you see the world, you change the world you see” We effectively change the way people work together,…

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Push notifications in a PWA running on Windows 10

In the previous post we have seen how we are able to activate a Progressive Web App on Windows 10 from a toast notification. However, the sample used in the post had a limitation compared to a real world scenario: the notification was generated by the app itself, as a consequence of the user pressing…

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