Getting started with Windows 10 preview – universal app platform

  The Windows 10 Developer Preview provides an early look at the tools and features coming with the Windows universal app platform (UAP).   To get started, we need to first sign up for Windows Insider Program OS and development tools, SDK preview edition can be downloaded after signing up for Windows Insider Program   …

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A tale of few bytes – BTLE based IoT device with Windows Phone 8.1

  Tech Evangelist at Microsoft gets opportunities to work on multiple domains. I have been focusing on game dev and cloud for past couple of years. However, this new IoT opportunity intrigued me and led me to an interesting case. Here’s a tale of few bytes. A couple of months back when Windows Phone 8.1…

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Game Development chat update #AskMSDevs

Game Development chat update #AskMSDevs   Last week @msdevindia team hosted 2 hours of “Game Development” chat on Twitter with #AskMSDevs tag. I really enjoyed answering  “game development” related questions from developers across the country. We had a decent participation and I believe people have already started with their game development for Windows platform. Here’s…

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Unity Porting Labs @ Microsoft India, Bangalore

  Microsoft India is conducting the first Unity Porting Labs in Bangalore in partnership with Intel and Dumadu Games. Come join for a full day fun to develop and port your Unity based games on Windows and Windows Phone platforms. Unity3D Porting Labs .   You are invited for the Unity Porting Labs launch event…

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Calling C# code from C++ for Windows Phone apps and games

  Calling C# code from C++ for Windows Phone apps and games   Often Windows Phone C++ developers get stuck when they need to call implemented C# functionalities in their C++ project. Especially, game developers working on Cocos2d-x and C++ need to call Facebook SDKs and In App Purchase (IAP) APIs which currently have only…

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Game apps submission for Windows Phone 8 low end devices

  While we encourage to build game apps targeting all Windows Phone 8 devices. There are scenarios where game developers end up having two builds. ·         First build which has high quality content and targets 1GB or higher RAM based devices ·         Second build which is optimized for 512MB RAM (Low memory Windows Phone 8…

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Visual Studio 2012 India Launch

The much awaited Visual Studio 2012 launch is just around the corner.   I will be delivering session on “Developing Applications for Windows 8 and Windows Azure using Visual Studio 2012” in Bangalore and Hyderabad. There are other exciting sessions on Building Apps using C++, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Building Modern Apps etc. In case…

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Windows 8 AppFest announced– Ready for a Guinness World Record?

  Make History – Set a Guinness World Record – Register today for Windows 8 AppFest To get started with Windows 8 apps development – comprehensive links and resources   Make history at the world’s largest app development marathon, and a Guinness World Records certificate of participation could be yours. Limited seats, so hurry -…

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Getting started with Windows 8 apps development – comprehensive links and resources (Updated)

   For a comprehensive collection of resources    Download this document – Windows 8 store style apps development resources       For similar Windows Phone apps development resources – please refer to my previous blog post       Thanks to Raj, Harish, Pali, Sudhir and Rama for their reviews and valuable feedbacks.   To…

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Getting started with Windows Phone apps development – comprehensive links and resources

1.      Windows Phone 7.1 SDK .iso file download (700+ MB)   2.      Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update     http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29233 (290 MB) 3.      Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Training Course     http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsPhoneTrainingCourse   4.      Windows Phone Samples: learn through code http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpapps/site/search   5.      Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-7-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners 6.       Design Windows phone     Design…

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