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…


Achievement Unlocked: MIDI support added to Windows 8.1 apps

Since the release of Windows 8 Developer Preview I have been pushing our Multimedia group to add MIDI support for Windows Store apps. On April 4th, 2014 I achieved victory. This year at //build we announced the preview release of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) APIs for Windows Store apps. With this announcement you…