Play audio in a Universal App without interrupting the stream

Over here at Microsoft in the Netherlands we have limited spots for employees to park their car right below the building. In collaboration with Schiphol and SkiData, we received access to the actual counter for our garage, resulting in a Windows Phone app to check how many spots are left for employees and determine whether……


Trigger a Background Task using Geofence on Windows Phone 8.1

With Windows Phone 8.1, we now have a range of ways to trigger a background task of our app. Aside from the previously available periodic timer that could trigger a background task, we can now also use raw push notifications, system events, device use triggers and location. The location method is used to trigger a……


Modernizing the original Microsoft Surface

I was recently lucky enough to receive an original Microsoft Surface through one of our great MVPs in the Netherlands, Dennis Vroegop. If you’re wondering what the fuss is about, I’m not talking about the Microsoft Surface Tablets, but the original device which was called Microsoft Surface: a 30-inch tabletop device, originally released in 2008…….