Loading Sample Contacts Data on Windows Phone 8 (WP8) Emulator

Today, I shall discuss about loading of sample contacts data on windows phone 8 emulator for testing purpose. Following are some prerequisites before you proceed any further in this tutorial. Prerequisites: 1) Knowledge about Windows Phone platform. 2) Knowledge about Windows Phone Emulator. 2) Knowledge about Isolated Storage. Unlike windows phone 7 emulator that provides pre-loaded…

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Getting started with Windows Azure

Is this your first ever interaction with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer? If so, you’ve arrived at the right place. In this and two subsequent blog posts (Getting started with Windows Azure – part 2 [Cloud Services], Getting started with Windows Azure – part 3 [Consuming Cloud Service in Win Store or Phone…


Event Calendar of MIC Lahore Oct 2013 – Nov 2013

Microsoft Innovation Center – Lahore is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator. This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore is going to deliver training sessions on…


Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 are now available

Yesterday marks an important milestone achieved by Microsoft in continuation of their efforts to rapid release cycles (Windows 8 was launched on October 26th, 2012) as Windows 8.1 was rolled out globally for consumers. You can grab Windows 8.1 online from Windows Store. For those interested in what’s new in Windows 8.1, how to grab…


ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

While surfing Microsoft TechNet blog today I stumbled upon this free ebook, Introducing Windows 8.1 RTM for IT Professionals and a quick review of the PDF version proven to be worth a read. If you happen to be an IT Professional considering or planning to deploy Windows 8.1 in your office or work environment, this…


Custom Converter for Windows Store & Windows Phone 8

Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Asma Khalid I hold master’s degree in computer science from LUMS, batch 2011- 2013. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from FAST-NU Lahore campus, batch 2005-2009 with Deans List Honor Certificate in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006….


Dictionary 8 for Windows Phone & Windows Store

Dictionary 8 for Windows Store was developed by a bright student developer Zain ul-Abideen during Windows 8 Hackathon that was held back in November 2012. The app has more than 85,000 downloads at the time of this writing and the developer has recently launched a Windows Phone version of the same app. The app is a…


Windows 8.1 Event Series

Speaker: Ibrahim KIVANC – Technical Evangelist Description: Check table below for registration URL: Lync Meeting, you may download Lync client from here. Date: Wednesdays Time: 05:00 PM (Pakistan Time) Date Title Desc Link Sep 18 Introduction of Resources & Materials Introduction of Resources & Materials for Windows 8.1 https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032563988&Culture=en-TR&community=0 Sep 25 Windows 8.1 Introduction & Microsoft…