Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Saver, Background Agents, and Background Tasks

I worked a support case recently where the customer had a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.0 background agent running on Windows Phone 8.1.  My customer noticed that the background agents would not run when battery saver was enabled. In order to explain why this was happening, I first need to tell you some of the history…


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…


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…