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  • Blog Post: Internet of Things: My first experience with Galileo 2 (part 1)

    I didn’t feel so excited since that time, when I bought my first PC – ZX Spectrum. It was a new world, which required strong programming knowledge as well as ability to make research. And today I will open a door to one another new world, where I will try to integrate my programming knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Kinect With Me Part 3 - Creating a Gesture-Controlled App in Just Three Steps

    This Kinect for Windows v2 tutorial series will help you build an interactive Kinect app using Visual Studio and C#. You are expected to have basic experience with C# and know your way around Visual Studio. Throughout the series, you will learn how to set up your Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and dev...
  • Blog Post: Kinect With Me Part 2 - Tracking Bodies and Overlaying Shapes on Infrared Data

    This Kinect for Windows v2 tutorial series will help you build an interactive Kinect app using Visual Studio and C#. You are expected to have basic experience with C# and know your way around Visual Studio. Throughout the series, you will learn how to set up your Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and dev...
  • Blog Post: 5 Must Read Resources for Building Universal Windows Store Apps

    With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Windows Runtime to build apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you are looking to get started building complex apps, you might want to take a look at these 5 must read resources before you get started. Trust me, they will make...
  • Blog Post: Using Portable Class Libraries

    Continuation of Windows First- A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond With a working application in place, we then demonstrated how to refactor the project code in preparation for supporting additional platforms. We decided to create a Portable Class Library to share code across platforms....
  • Blog Post: Windows First: A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond

    Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers.  Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. So Many Choices… At ObjectSharp’s At the Movies event...
  • Blog Post: Escape from Windows XP, Now a Game

    Last Tuesday marked the end of life of Windows XP! For some, it has been an easy transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. For others, not so much. Either way, congratulations for getting it done! Now it’s time to have some fun with it! Enter Escape from XP , proudly brought to you by the Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Day 1 of //build/ In a Nutshell

    I have the pleasure of being here in San Francisco to experience //build first hand, and it has been amazing so far. A lot was talked about yesterday, so I put together this recap to give you day 1 in a nutshell. Notable announcements of day 1 Windows 8.1 update is available today via MSDN, and on April...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Game On (with Unity, Windows 8, and Windows Phone)

    Unity is a free game engine – software you can use to make your own games (and interactive apps). Unity has been chosen by over 2 million developers because it provides all the core functionality needed, right out of the box, to develop great games (and interactive apps). The following are sessions recorded...
  • Blog Post: Security Risks and Recommendations for Mobile Apps

    For the purposes of the below, let’s set the context that mobile apps include both Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Windows 8 introduced several security features, which are being rolled out gradually. Secure Boot , Early Launch Antimalware , as well as the new AppContainer technology added the security...
  • Blog Post: Data Everywhere, All the Time

    For people visiting Data.gov for a little while there, this is what met them. From a developer perspective, this meant the data housed there, the same data many of those developers had built apps around, was inaccessible. Unless they took some action to ensure their continued access that meant their...
  • Blog Post: Know Your 8.1 (Windows 8.1 that is)

    With Windows 8.1 now generally available and starting to come down to Windows 8 machines worldwide, now would be a good time to flip open Visual Studio 2013 ( also now available ), crack open your apps, and take a look at what you can do to update your apps to Windows 8.1. In a previous post, Developers...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows 8 WinRT APIs in .NET Desktop Applications

    WinRT is a set of modern, object-oriented APIs introduced in Windows 8. WinRT is built on top of Win32 and COM and is designed to provide interoperability for the various languages using metadata. In addition to the previously available Windows and .NET APIs, now exposed in a cleaner, streamlined way...
  • Blog Post: Developers, There Are UI Updates for You in Windows 8.1

    With the RTM bits now available for MSDN subscribers, as you would have read in Jonathan Rozenblit ’s editorial in the latest MSDN eNews newsletter , Windows 8.1 is here and should not be ignored. For those of you who already have some experience developing Windows 8 apps, I compiled a (partial) list...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Windows 8!

    Today in New York City, Microsoft launched Windows 8 , the next step in computing experiences and truly, Windows Re-Imagined .  It is truly an important day for Microsoft as you might imagine, but it’s actually a really important day for you as well.  Why?  Because you, as a developer...
  • Blog Post: Innovation Across Multiple Screens and How Your App Idea Fits In

    It is truly an exciting time to be a developer on the Microsoft-based platform. Microsoft has been talking about the vision known as “Three Screens and a Cloud” for a while and that vision is now coming to fruition. The idea behind “Three Screens and a Cloud” is that you have an experience that can span...
  • Blog Post: “The new C++ for the new Windows / Part 1 / Objects and Handles” by Kenny Kerr

    Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3 , a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. You can follow Kenny on Twitter at @kennykerr . This is the...
  • Blog Post: Q&A with Kenny Kerr on C++, Window Clippings and Micro-ISVs

    Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3 , a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. You can follow Kenny on Twitter at @kennykerr . 1. Who are...
  • Blog Post: “The new C++ for the new Windows / Part 0 / Putting bugs into buckets” by Kenny Kerr

    Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3 , a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. This is the first article in a new series about C++ for Windows...
  • Blog Post: “The new C++ for the new Windows” by Kenny Kerr

    Kenny Kerr is a software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about software and getting it done right. His new company recently launched Window Clippings 3 , a screen capture tool designed to produce the highest quality screenshots. This is the start of a new series of articles that I’m writing...
  • Blog Post: Mark Relph on Windows Development for .NET Rocks!

    Over the past number of years, I’ve listened to quite a number of podcasts. As I’ve said many times before , in terms of “learning on-the-go”, podcasts provide one of the best means of exercising your brain. Got a 45-minute commute? Why not educate yourself at the same time? On...
  • Blog Post: A Touchy Subject

    I think that we – and by we, I mean we developers and developer evangelist types at Microsoft – get touch and tablets, or slates, or pads, or whatever you’d like to call them, better than the Ars Technica article Ballmer (and Microsoft) still doesn't get the iPad (written by Peter Bright and posted in...
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