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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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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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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