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  • Blog Post: My GPS Sensor is not working with Windows Store apps!

    I wanted to try using the GPS sensor I had with my Windows Store app and discovered I only could get my position from WiFi data.  Here are the troubleshooting steps I took and how I resolved this issue.  Hopefully this will help you too! Sample Code I used our sample (scenario 2) to see if...
  • Blog Post: Setting up 'Combined Radio' System WHCK test

    Puzzled on how to set 'Combined Radio' System WHCK test up? If you are not familiar with WHCK tests that require multiple machine setup, this is very common. Please check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn390893 where you can find the step by step set up guide for Combined...
  • Blog Post: Exciting Opportunity for Microsoft Partners to respond to the UK Government’s Digital Service Framework and become a supplier of Agile Development Services

    Microsoft would like to draw your attention to the announcement of the UK Government’s new Digital Services Framework which has been put together jointly by Government Procurement Service (GPS) and the Government Digital Service (GDS) specifically to support the Government’s Digital Strategy...
  • Blog Post: Cloud platform gives UK patients and GPs mobile access to healthcare information

    EMIS Group, a leading supplier of healthcare software for GPs in the UK, wanted a more scalable and cost-effective web platform for its leading health website. Since migrating it to Windows Azure and making it accessible through Windows Phone and Windows 8, monthly visits have surged by 71 per cent to...
  • Blog Post: MAPS, LOCATION, BACKGROUND EXEC ON WINDOWS PHONE 8

    Some of the most compelling applications on the phone are those that leverage maps and location, and in Windows Phone 8, we've added the capability for developers to write applications that perform turn-by-turn navigation operations in the background. This video presentation by  will demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: MAPS, LOCATION, BACKGROUND EXEC ON WINDOWS PHONE 8

    Some of the most compelling applications on the phone are those that leverage maps and location, and in Windows Phone 8, we've added the capability for developers to write applications that perform turn-by-turn navigation operations in the background. This video presentation by  will demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: Low-Energy GPS Sensing Looms Large

    Location sensing has become ubiquitous—it’s present every time you turn on your smartphone or engage your car’s navigation system. It’s also become critical to a variety of outdoors and remote research applications, such as wildlife tracking, participatory environmental sensing...
  • Blog Post: Mapping your location

    Would like to quickly map your location in your Windows 8 app? Take a look at this "One Dev Minute" video: Mapping your Location . Interested in more details? Check out the How-to topic on displaying your location on a Bing Map. (Please rate so that I know if you'd like to see more/less of such...
  • Blog Post: GNSS (GPS) Test Guidence for Windows 8

    I have been working on GNSS for last few months. If you are interested in developing GNSS solutions on Windows platform, hope you find my whitepaper on the topic useful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windows/hardware/hh975385
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone code sample : showing current location on map and sharing it using Email

    In this post, we will create a simple Windows Phone app which uses Bing map control. We will then locate our current location on the Bing map. The app will also have a option to share the current location (Latitude and Longitude) using Email Launcher. 1. Lets get started by creating a new Windows...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Mapping with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    Today latitude and longitude can be important in your daily use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 if you take the time to understand the impact and what it means for your CRM data but before we get to the CRM aspect it’s time for a quick update on GPS and also read on to the end to learn of a free way for...
  • Blog Post: Programming Windows Phone 7 GPS at Coding4Fun

    Great post and resources by Greg Duncan on the Channel 9 Coding4Fun blog. Programming a Windows Phone 7 GPS enabled app without leaving your PC In my twitter stream I caught someone once commenting about how hard it was to test a GPS enabled Windows Phone 7 app while in a building and how he was getting...
  • Blog Post: Location and privacy: Join the conversation

    New GPS technologies like Facebook Places, Foursquare, Twitter, and others can track, analyze, and share our movements in the public sphere. But what are the privacy implications? Will we be expected to take responsibility for our own locational privacy and reputation? What role will the government...
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