Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP Gian Paolo Santopaolo Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:  From the entry on the market of Windows 8 on October 26th 2012 until now the number of devices equipped with the new operating system is…


Windows 8 /8.1 ApplicationDataContainers and VB

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Basic MVP Ockert Johannes du Preez Windows 8 /8.1 ApplicationDataContainers and VB Storing little pieces of information is pivotal to any program. The trick however is:  knowing what tools are at your disposal in such cases. Many a programmer is still trying to wrap their heads…


MVPs Explore Visual Studio 2013

  11/13/2013 TypeScript Support in Visual Studio 2013      By Visual C# MVP Bill Wagner I’m excited to see the expanded support for TypeScript in Visual Studio 2013. It represents several good changes relating to how Microsoft releases developer tools. First of all, TypeScxript is nearing its 1.0 release. The current version is 0.9.1.1. There have…


Nicolas Calvi and Johanna Rowe: MVPs Together, Now Husband and Wife

Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVPs Nicolas Calvi and Johanna Rowe met in January 2010 during a Microsoft Surface 1.0 mission, where they had to work together on a bank application for the tactile device. It was the meeting of two worlds which had to communicate: Interaction Design and Development. Johanna is an industrial and…


MVP Featured App: Halfwit

Client App Dev MVP Matt Hamilton has created a desktop Twitter client for Windows 8/RT titled Halfwit.   Tweets are presented as a single column, with mentions (even from people you don’t follow), direct messages and search results integrated into the stream.  Halfwit’s “trial” version is exactly the same as the full version and has no…


MVP Featured App: Notepad Classic

Visual Studio ALM MVP Robert MacLean has released an app for Windows 8 titled Notepad Classic. Robert was inspired to create the app primarily as a learning experience: “This app taught me a lot about how to build Windows Store apps, which enabled me to offer technology advice to various communities. There are obvious big…


Build 2013 Recap by Michael Collier

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Azure MVP Michael CollierThis week I was fortunate to attend Microsoft’s BUILD event in San Francisco, CA.  BUILD is a semi-regular conference where Microsoft shares a few details on the future versions of Windows.  BUILD has essentially replaced PDC. This was the first BUILD (or PDC)…


Build 2013 Recap

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Phone Development MVP Mayur Tendulkar Just few days ago Microsoft hosted an annual developer conference – BUILD 2013 in San Francisco, CA. This conference provided a lot more information and insights into what is coming up next. And indeed the future looks bright.  But more than…


MVP Featured App: Video Training Windows 8

Windows Expert Consumer MVP Michel Martin has released a Windows 8 app entitled “Video Training Windows 8,” a set of video tutorials on Windows 8. He was inspired to create this app in response to frequently asked questions from his students in the classroom. “My app "Video Training Windows 8" is a global answer to…


Windows 8 Super Hackathon

MVPs from around the world gathered in Belgium to judge and participate in the Windows 8 Super Hackathon. Nearly 200 developers amassed to test their skills building Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications. A small group of MVPs were asked to participate as judges for the event. The hackathon coding ran for approximately 16…