Windows 10 – Why Should a Developer Care?

As an Audience Evangelism Manager, part of the DX family from Microsoft, I’ve to have a lot of developer interaction and to my biggest surprise these days, most developers aren’t comprehending how Windows 10 is a marvel from Microsoft and is critical to Windows ecosystem. a.k.a. Universal Windows Platform (UWP) complemented with UWP Bridge. The…


Build for Web & Cloud using Visual Studio Code for Linux, Mac & Windows

Just in case you didn’t follow Build 2015 today, Visual Studio Code is here that allows building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Visual Studio Code is Free and available on your favorite platform – Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. Download: https://code.visualstudio.com/ [58.1 MB] Here’s how it looks like fresh out of the box on…


A Simple BackgroundDownloader driven User Control Implementation for Windows Store Apps

This post demonstrates a very simple user control implementation that displays a ringtone name and has a download button upon clicking which the relative MP3 file begins downloading. As downloading begins, the button is disabled and relative progress bar visibility is shown using a custom dependency property. The control makes use of BackgroundDownloader class for downloading file in the…


Apportunity 2014 Powered by Microsoft

Here’s your chance to create a Windows Phone App that will go LIVE all over the World and compete to win Grand prize of USD 33,000* and more. For more details please visit http://djuice.com.pk/apportunity Prizes Category Prize Grand Prize Trip to Oslo to compete at Global Level for the Digital Winners 2014 Conference. Grand prize of…


Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Karachi, Spring Internship Program 2014

    Spring Internship Program 2014 Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Internship is a program initiated to unleash the potential of young minds, highlight their creativity, talent and build their skillset on the latest Microsoft Technologies. The program is designed in such a way that the student will not just be able to use his/her creativity…


Upload Files on Microsoft Azure Storage Container from Windows Store App

This blog post will walk you through the process of creating a Microsoft Azure storage account, configuring a new container for public access, uploading an image (you can arbitrary upload any other binary format) in that container from Windows Store app using Azure Storage extension and finally preview the uploaded image using absolute path of…


How to Periodically Update Tile without using Push Notification Service?

Targeting Windows 8.1 Update, Widows Store, Windows Phone and Universal Apps allow updating tile without the need of writing a background agent/process or push notification service. This feature is provided under a new section in manifest file of relative solution that takes recurrence frequency ranging from half hour to daily and a URI of the…


Browsing the .NET Reference Source

You can browse through the .NET Framework source code online at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/. You can also download the source code as a solution and browse through it in Visual Studio. This gives you the ability to debug into .NET Framework code from your project code. This 2 minutes video present the high level idea of how…