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…


Windows Phone Camera Preview Deadlock when leaving page.

  I recently investigated a Windows Phone problem, reported by one of our forum contributors, in which an application encounters a dead-lock scenario when navigating away from a page which is rendering a preview stream from the camera.  I found that the deadlock condition was triggered when the VideoBrush object was disposed on the UI…

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Frequently asked questions about Windows Phone Company Hub apps

  Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Windows Phone company hub apps, AET token and certificates. The following applies to both Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 1. Can we sign Company hub apps using self-signed certificate or any other third party certificates? Enterprise Mobile Code signing certificate from…