22squared MOBILIZE Hackathon

22saquared in partnership with Microsoft and other entities is joining forces to benefit the local Atlanta nonprofit organizations by paring development teams to the nonprofits to build relevant mobile solutions. The event starts on Friday, November 9, 2012 @ 5:30PM and it ends on Sunday, November 11, 2012, 7:30PM It will be hosted at 22squared’s…



Want to find out how corporations and startups are tackling challenges in Government? Please join Microsoft, Startup America, & Startup DC on November 8 & 9 in Washington, DC for the Reboot America Summit. This unique opportunity brings together startups and corporations to grow their networks and build solutions to vital public challenges, including Government….


Connecting to a Local Web Service from WP8 Emulator

This article is on MSDN and it is very timely and relevant. It contains the following sections. Quick solution Setting up projects to demonstrate the problem and the solution Reconfiguring the solution when hosting the service with IIS Express Reconfiguring the solution when hosting the service with Internet Information Services (IIS) Testing the solution again…


oWOW oData–The Client Tools for Windows Phone is here

I wanted to let you now that we just released the OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps. OData client doesn’t come chained in with the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 in this round but can easily be downloaded and installed on top of the SDK. This is an important release which brings OData V3 support…


The new stuff in Windows Phone SDK 8.0

From MSDN a Must Read! It covers SDK tools Tiles and notifications Lock screen Maps and navigation Location Speech Wallet Multi-resolution Direct3D and games App models Camera and photos Media User interface Communications Data and extensibility Store Ready for Business Localization and globalization App manifest file App compatibility Common language runtime Related Topics Awesome stuff……


JUST RELEASED: Windows Phone SDK 8.0

The long awaited Windows Phone SDK 8.0 has been released to the web and is immediately available for download via MSDN Subscriber Downloads, as well as via the Microsoft Download Center using the following links: Direct link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fcfccdee-485c-4c2f-a46e-f8263a11faad FWLink: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=261873 wpdev.ms: http://wpdev.ms/wpsdkdl Check for Windows Phone Developer Blog for more info later… Re-Imagine Everything with…


Windows 8 Journey: Asynchronous programming and why it’s important to your app

Are you developing an app that will be sending and receiving data from the Internet? Or will it be displaying a message or working with the file system? Learn more about when asynchronous programming is needed to help your apps remain responsive as they complete tasks that may take some time. This //BUILD video helps…


Windows 8 Journey: Writing Code your way

Crank out Visual Studio 2012!!!! As you begin coding a beautiful, immersive Windows 8 app, you will think about some key considerations highlighted in this video, including ensuring that your app runs harmoniously on multiple form factors and devices and works seamlessly with touch, pen, mouse, and keyboard. You will also want your app to…


Windows 8 Journey: Diving deep into app development with your selected language, with a spotlight on games

  Learn how to create Windows Store apps using JavaScript, C#, C++, or Visual Basic. From the new Start screen to new UI layout and controls, the presentation of your app is about showing off where it’s great. Developing Windows Store apps (JavaScript and HTML) Developing Windows Store apps (VB/C#/C++ and XAML) Windows Phone to…