Add Push Notifications the easy way with Partner Center + Microsoft Store Services SDK

With the combination of the Engagement feature of Partner Center and the Microsoft Store Services SDK you can easily add Push Notifications to your Windows Progressive Web App (PWA), UWP, or Desktop Bridge – Win32 app. Powerful Push with Windows Notification Services Push notifications in Windows are very powerful and flexible allowing you to target…


Move your first steps with .NET Core 3.0 for desktop development

Warning! This post is dedicated to highly experimental technologies 😃 If you’re into development in the Microsoft ecosystem, I’m sure you’re familiar with .NET Core. It’s a new framework, built from scratch, to bring all the goodies of the .NET Framework into the new modern world. Unlike the full .NET Framework, which has its roots…

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Create MSIX modification packages with Advanced Installer

In a previous post we have learned how, thanks to the MSIX packaging format and modification packages, IT Pros can break the packaging paralysis that affects most of the enterprise environments. Thanks to this approach you can decouple the main application from the customization (branding, configuration files, etc.) that the IT Pro department have to…


Automate the deployment of a multi-container application using Azure DevOps

In the previous post we have seen how, thanks to Azure Web Apps, we can easily host our multi-container solution on the cloud, by reusing the same techniques (pushing images to Docker Hub, creating a Docker Compose file, etc.) we have used to deploy the solution locally. However, in the process we had to perform…


“Invalid Property Value” XAML error with Xamarin.Forms

I got the error “Invalid value for property” while setting background-color to a Hex representation of the color and while setting Font Size to a double number. I have observed this especially while working with older Xamarin projects. I could resolve this issue by updating the Xamarin.Forms nuget package. To update the nuget package :…


Deploy a Docker multi-container application on Azure Web Apps

In the last post of my series about Docker we have seen how, thanks to Docker Compose, it’s easy to deploy an application composed by multiple components running in different containers. Thanks to Docker Compose we can run or stop all the containers which compose our application at the same time with a single command;…

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The Configuration registry database is corrupt

This post is about an error that happened to an Desktop Bridge application that was published on Microsoft Store. The following error was happening for machines with the Windows 10 build higher than 17763.55 and I could reproduce the issue in a machine with the version 1809. The Configuration registry database is corrupt It was…


Rename A Published App

There’s a variety of reasons for which you might have to rename and re-brand you application. The reason could be for making the app more discover-able on the store, or making it standout among competing apps, or it could be for a major business transformation. This article shares the steps to rename a published Microsoft Store app.


Call Remote Assist from your HoloLens App

Unity Application screenshot
Unity Application screenshot

We annonced, in September 2018, new 1st party Mixed Reality business applications from Microsoft: We recognize that many employees need information in context to apply their knowledge and craft. Not only on a 2-D screen — but information and data in context, at the right place, and at the right time, so employees can produce…

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