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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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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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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Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra - A Passage to Patna: Breaking New Ground in Bihar

  विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद् याति पात्रताम्। पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्॥ "Knowledge gives humility, from humility, one attains character; From character, one acquires wealth; from wealth good deeds (righteousness) follow and then happiness"   Dream Spark Yatra (DSY) is a Microsoft India initiative, empowering students who are passionate about technology to get an insightful overview…

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External Talks delivered by Ujjwal Kumar

This is the summary of external technical talks I have delivered by collaborating with Microsoft India Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) teams. Delivering external talk is not the part of my core job. These talks were mostly delivered by invitation. I also like to connect to professionals and students who are passionate about technology. If…

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List of published Knowledge Base (KB) and Solution Object (SO) articles

This is the summary of articles I have written in the past. These articles were published at Microsoft (internal and external). Ujjwal Kumar contributions to content in FY09 (2008 – 2009):   SL No. Content Type Article No. Language Topic Technologies             1  KB article 969282       EN-US  DirectShow renderer…

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About me...

I am “Technology Evangelist” at Microsoft, India. My focus areas are Games & Apps (architecture, design, development, testing) on Windows Phone, Windows Store, Microsoft Azure, Internet Of Things (IoT), Android, iOS platforms. Another area of interest is interoperability of apps & games across devices, powered by cloud (Microsoft Azure). I primarily work with independent developers, start-up business groups,…

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