Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name

Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your app.  It would be really unfortunate to be prepared to submit…

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Reserving Your Windows Phone App Name

Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your app.  It would be really unfortunate to be prepared to submit an app…

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Reserving Your Windows App Name

Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your app.  It would be really unfortunate to be prepared to submit an app…

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Creating a Test Certificate with Windows Apps

If you create a Windows Universal App in Visual Studio 2013 +, your packaging is automatically taken care of.  Visual Studio provides you with a test certificate so you don’t have to do anything additional to be to run your Windows app on your Local Machine.  However, if you have exported a project from a…

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Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 2

In Part 1 of working with the Charms Bar via Windows 8 Object in Construct 2 we walked through adding About, Support and Privacy pages as well as giving the user the ability to share his score via the Share Charm.  Although we set all of that up in Construct 2, we have yet to…

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Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 1

As I mentioned in my Windows 8 Object Intro post, we will focus on a couple of different areas but will start with the Charms Bar.  I would recommend going back and reading the Intro if you have not for a high level overview of what we will be looking at with Charms Bar.  Regardless,…

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Construct 2 Exporting to Windows

Construct 2 is such a fabulous tool because it allows users to create cross-platform games without having to write any code.  These are two immensely useful features.  Not only can someone with no computer science or programming experience get started, they also publish to any platform they choose to.  This is one of the big…

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Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Intro

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be learning and sharing more content for Construct 2 over the holidays.  No better way to spend your down time than building games in the Christmas spirit obviously.  Well, at least it makes sense in my mind :)  Anyways, Construct 2 is one of the tools…

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Construct 2 on Microsoft Virtual Academy Part 2

After having success with recording my first ever Microsoft Virtual Academy Course on Construct 2, I am currently ramping up to record Part 2!  Over the Holidays, things will be a little slower in terms of public activity because of Winter Break for students, family travel, etc.  So, my plan is to basically hack away…

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Microsoft Innovation Center Grand Opening Miami

On December 9th in downtown Miami, Microsoft and the City of Miami celebrated the grand opening of the first ever US based Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC).  As a local Microsoftee, I have been involved in the planning and execution for the MIC over the past several months, so to be there in person for the…

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