Windows Store App – Using Facebook to authenticate the user

In this video, Gianluca Bertelli, an Escalation Engineer from Italy, will show you how to integrate Facebook within our Windows Store Applications – Using the class WebAuthenticationBroker to authenticate the users with any authentication provider that uses Oauth2 as protocol.  You will see how to create an application that emulates a Single Sign On. The…


Facebook Prerequisites for Windows Store Apps

Welcome to a new episode of the Windows Store App Development blog! I’m Christophe Nasarre and with my Italian collegue, GianLuca Bertelli, we are starting a short series about how to access Facebook services in Windows Store Apps. Today, I’m introducing the prerequisites of a Facebook connected App development. Gianluca will present the arcana of…


Notification @ the heart of your App

Here is a new video post about Windows Store Apps by David Coppet (Twitter: @DavidCoppet), our PFE and an Azure expert based in France. In this session, David is detailing the different ways to send notifications and update live tiles for both Windows and Phone platform. After watching this video, you will know everything to…


The Repository Pattern in ASP.NET – Part 2

This is the conclusion of Paul Cociuba’s 12-part series on ASP.NET 4.5. It has been a long journey, and for those who’ve missed out on previous parts, we’ve also linked the entire series at the end of this post. To finish the implementation of the application and the video series, this video will demonstrate how…


The Repository Pattern in ASP.NET – Part 1

Paul Cociuba shows us how to implement the Repository Pattern in ASP.NET 4.5. In the last two videos of the series, we will focus on implementing the repository pattern for the sample application. This pattern is a way in which we can structure the code of the application to abstract away the data access code…


Sorting and Pagination in ASP.NET 4.5

This is part 10 of Paul Cociuba’s series on ASP.NET 4.5. In this chapter, I want to focus on how the revamped data-controls from ASP.Net 4.5 can sort and paginate data using Entity Framework context as a starting point. I will focus on the GridView controls that display both the list of categories available and…


Unobtrusive JavaScript Validation in ASP.NET

As promised, Paul Cociuba is back with part 9 of his series on ASP.NET – and this time he discusses improvements in validation controls in ASP.NET 4.5. User input validation is an essential part of any data-driven web-application, and ASP.net exposes a wide range of validation controls to help developers achieve this easily. The validation…


Dynamic Data

It is July – and for us at Microsoft that signals the end of one fiscal year and the start of a new one. It has been a bit busy for us and hence the pause in our activity. We resume now with Part 8 of Paul Cociuba’s ASP.NET series. So far in the tutorial…