Why can’t I deploy my UWP app with .Net Standard 2.0 to a Mobile device or emulator?

Several developers have been confused recently because they created new UWP apps using .Net Standard 2.0 and then weren’t able to deploy the app to their Windows 10 Mobile devices.  Additionally, when trying to use the emulator, no debug targets show up in Visual Studio 2017. UWP apps do not support .Net Standard 2.0 on…


VPN Network connections from Store apps running on Connected Standby devices are very slow

The title says it all: when you make a network connection from your Windows Store app to a resource residing in your Virtual Private Network (VPN) using a device which supports Connected Standby (also known as Always On/Always Connected [AOAC]), the connection may be very slow.  A network trace of a Windows Store app connecting to…

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Using Windows Phone 8 Emulator in a Network With Proxy Authentication

The Problem The Windows Emulator for Windows Phone 8 is a Hyper-V image that appears on your network as a unique device.  If your network requires proxy authentication (http status code 407) there is no good way to temporarily pass proxy credentials when using the Phone Emulator.  The Solution The best way is to accommodate…

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Why can’t the Windows Phone Emulator go online?

I recently had an opportunity to work on a scenario where the Windows Phone 8 Emulator is not able to connect to the internet. Usually, one wouldn’t notice until you deploy a Phone App on the Emulator through Visual Studio and it won’t connect to web services, internet, etc. To confirm if it is the…

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Top 5 commonly encountered issues and possible solutions using the Windows Phone 8 Emulator

The following blog discusses the most commonly seen issues that we have seen through customer issues on the forums. The topics covered in this blog is a collection of known issues and possible resolutions that customers have used to resolve their issues. 1.) What hardware/software is necessary to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator? The…