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  • Blog Post: Build a Windows 8.1 App before dessert with Project Siena - Video Version

    I recently met with Michael Palermo at Microsoft Channel 9's DevRadio, and demonstrated how we could build our app in less than thirty minutes. Below is the video, and here's part one with picture instructions .
  • Blog Post: Build a Windows 8.1 App before dessert with Project Siena

    Last week, you may have seen that Microsoft came out with a Windows 8 application called Project Siena. You can read one of the many press releases here . In this blog post, I'm going to show you how you can build a simple and useful Windows app in a few hours. You can now follow along as I walk Michael...
  • Blog Post: Building a Windows 8.1 app–Step 4: UI design

    Just to recap, we’ve made it through step 4. Create a “best at” statement Decide what user activities to support Decide what features to include Decide if and how to monetize the app Design the UI of the app Design tiles, the splash screen, the first launch, and the home page Prototype and validate the...
  • Blog Post: Building a Windows 8.1 app – Step 1.5: Locate your toolbox

    Sweet! We’ve got our idea. What’s next? We have to ask ourselves a few questions: Am I running windows 8 or 8.1? Do I have Visual Studio 2013 Preview? Do I have a back-end system already set up? Do I have design templates? Most likely your answer to at least one of these questions in...
  • Blog Post: Building a Windows 8.1 app - Step 1: Pick an idea

    Step 1: Pick an idea If you’re like me, you don’t necessarily have the creativity where app ideas hit you at every moment or have been dreaming up the perfect app for weeks now. You might be a problem solver though, and you'll approach the need for an app idea with a few strategies. ...
  • Blog Post: First blog post: Introducing Christine the technical evangelist!

    Who is Christine? There's a picture of me in the corner, that's probably a good start. I joined Microsoft as a technical evangelist a few weeks ago after graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I'm originally from...
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