Windows Store app projects stopped generating the .appxupload file after installing VS 2015 Update 1

Problem A few people have noticed that their Windows Store app projects stopped generating the .appxupload file after upgrading to VisualStudio 2015 Update 1.   CauseThe project is not associated with the Store app.The StoreAssociation file path is missing from the respective project .csproj file. Either one of these causes listed above can stop the…


How to use a Shared User Certificate for HTTPS authentication in an Enterprise application.

In Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1, the ability to use the sharedUserCertificates capability was granted to Enterprise signed applications. The ‘sharedUserCertificates’ capability grants an application permission to access the certificates that the user has installed manually or that have been installed by an Enterprise MDM server, using SCEP protocol. Developers who try to use…

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Signing and Deploying Windows 8.1 applications using an Internal Code Signing Certificate from Windows Server 2008 R2

  This is an extension of this blog: Signing Windows 8 applications using an Internal PKI which mentions you can use Windows Server 2008 R2 to create a code signing certificate but does not tell you exactly how.  Please read that previous article first for an overview.  Then you can follow these steps to create…

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Common issues when implementing Windows Phone 8 Enterprise Mobile Device Management.

This blog describes a number of common issues encountered when implementing Windows Phone 8 Enterprise Mobile Device Management protocol along with troubleshooting tips which ISVs can use.  TIP: check the download link regularly to see if the documentation has been updated and some of the information below may have already been added to the documentation…

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Windows Phone 8: Steps to acquire an Enterprise Mobile Code Signing Certificate required to sign LOB or company apps

If you are developing a Windows Phone 8 LOB application to distribute to the users in your company, then the company must acquire an enterprise mobile code signing certificate from Symantec. The company needs this certificate to generate an Application Enrollment Token (AET) and sign company apps. Here are step-by-step instructions to acquire an enterprise certificate from Symantec for use on Windows…

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