Powering your Windows 8 apps and websites with Microsoft accounts

With the release of Windows 8 and the new app distribution channel through the Windows Store, developers now are embracing a completely new and different programming model.  One of the often under-looked features in this new ecosystem is the ability for applications and websites to leverage users’ Microsoft accounts to provide personalized content without ever…

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Get Started on Live SDK for Windows Phone 7.x

[Update on 12/27/2012] If you’re looking for the starter guide for Live SDK on Windows Phone 8, please refer to this post.  If you’re looking for the starter guide for Live SDK on Windows 8 or Asp.Net, please refer to this post. [Update on 4/17/2012] We now have an iOS SDK and an Android SDK…

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Get started on Live SDK for Windows Phone

[Update on 12/26/2012] Live SDK 5.3 is now available on Live Connect Developer Center! Many new features in this release, most notably new .Net SDKs for both classic desktop and Asp.Net. It also include an updated Windows Phone SDK targeting the new Windows Phone 8.  Even better, all our SDKs including the Windows and Windows…

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A Step-by-step guide to creating your first Hello World Metro style app using Live Connect

On Tuesday September 13rd, together with the unveiling of the Windows Developer Preview, our preview release of the Live SDK for Live Connect went public on the Microsoft Connect website.  The SDK includes a set of libraries that enable third party applications to connect with Windows Live and gain access to user’s profile as well…

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