Authenticating with TFS Connect and TFS Dashboard

In this blog post, I’ll discuss how to login to – TFS Connect and TFS Dashboard written for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 respectively. The instructions are the same for the both the apps. The apps can be downloaded from here. The TFS Dashboard app is also available in the Windows store. When you…

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Updating Secondary Tiles using Background Task

In this blog post, I will be discussing how to update secondary tiles using background tasks in a Windows Store App. I’ll be using the example of TFS Dashboard App in which I connect to OData Service for Team Foundation Server to retrieve data from TFServer. The source code of this App is available for…

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Sharing data from a Windows Store App using WinRT API

  In this blog post, I’ll go through the steps of implementing the Share feature in your Windows Store App. Sharing data can be bidirectional, your App can either accept data from another App and/or your App can share data to another App. In this article, I’ll discuss the latter scenario in which you share…

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Integrating Search with OData Service for Team Foundation Server in a Windows Store App

  In this blog post, I will be discussing how to communicate with OData Service For TFS using Search contracts in a Windows Store App. The source code for my sample App is available for download as “TFSDashboardBeta.exe”. In this sample App, I can search for a WorkItem across all the projects in TFS by…

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TFS Dashboard – A sample Windows 8 Store App for Team Foundation Server

Update: OData access for Team Foundation Service is now available. You can read more about it here. We have made some minor modifications to the Windows Store App and it is available in the Windows Store. The source code and the Appx package is also available for download. Today we are releasing the beta of the…

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Using WinRT’s WebAuthenticationBroker with Flickr’s OAuth API – Part 2

Part 2: Get User’s Authorization and Exchange Request Token for an Access Token In the first part of this article, I discussed obtaining the Request Token during the authentication process using OAuth protocol in a sample Windows Store App for Windows 8. In this part, I’ll discuss the next two steps in the authentication flow…

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Using WinRT’s WebAuthenticationBroker with Flickr’s OAuth API

Part 1: Get a Request Token For one of my first apps at Microsoft, I decided to build a Windows Store App that would exchange data via Flickr’s APIs. One of the challenges I faced while developing this App was communicating with Flickr’s APIs that require authentication via OAuth protocol. WinRT’s WebAuthenticationBroker API helped me…

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My first blog entry!!

Hi, I am Nisha Singh! I recently joined Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist at Redmond. To get myself kick started, I have been building Windows 8 apps. And I am very excited about sharing some of my learnings in the process of development. I am a graduate from University of Washington in the field of…

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