JUST RELEASED: Developing a Windows Store Business Apps with C#, XAML, and Prism

This Patterns & Practices latest drop provides guidance on how to create a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML and the Prism library. The release includes documentation, and source code for the AdventureWorks Shopper reference implementation and the Prism for Windows Runtime library. The AdventureWorks Shopper reference implementation uses the Prism library to demonstrate…

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Introducing ViViX–An Idea In My Head Anyway :-)

Virgin Virtual eXplorer (ViViX) (the name reflects that which could have been …  And, I don’t feel like changing it right no), ViViX is a virtual Travel & Tourism, Leisure Entertainment, and Science (Space/Ocean) Exploration innovation.  It is a big idea that could tight together several technology areas, but it requires a significant amount of…

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Technology Trends Impacting Government IT

Cloud Computing With its massive data centers, cloud computing delivers virtually infinite resources, providing the storage capacity and processing power to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems in healthcare, the environment, energy, scientific discovery, and many other fields. A hub for all data and information, it will enable us to capture, store, index, parse,…

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Joelcitizen Unplugged: C++ and the Windows Store Journey

Many thanks to our guest Nathan Manis (Senior Escalation Engineer, Windows Store C++) for being our guest for this unplugged session on March 29th. We discussed: The roadmap for Windows store and C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh700360.aspx Attendees asked bout machine configuration for building Windows Store apps. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joelcitizen/archive/2013/03/14/ca-mobile-government-2013-hol-machine-configuration.aspx There was discussion about Bluetooth access from C++ http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/d5f3b9c2-e015-491b-baf2-6b37961d7000 We…

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