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  • Blog Post: Facebook Prerequisites for Windows Store Apps

    Welcome to a new episode of the Windows Store App Development blog! I’m Christophe Nasarre and with my Italian collegue, GianLuca Bertelli, we are starting a short series about how to access Facebook services in Windows Store Apps. Today, I’m introducing the prerequisites of a Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Notification @ the heart of your App

    Here is a new video post about Windows Store Apps by David Coppet (Twitter: @DavidCoppet), our PFE and an Azure expert based in France. In this session, David is detailing the different ways to send notifications and update live tiles for both Windows and Phone platform. After watching this video, you...
  • Blog Post: DeprecatedAPI tool now available!

    The DeprecatedApi tool is available! In addition to the MSDN documentation and guidelines , this tool will help you to prepare moving your Windows Store Apps from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.
  • Blog Post: WinRT for Desktop Apps

    August in France means only one thing: vacation time. Now, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft France, is back from his personal vacation with another video on WinRT development. It is time to go back to the fundamentals with this video post where you'll learn how to use...
  • Blog Post: Handling termination in Windows Store Applications

    Ever wondered what happens when to your Windows Store application when the system is under memory pressure? In the linked video, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft France, presents all the details in his own inimitable style. You’ve seen Christophe previously on...
  • Blog Post: What You Need To Know About Suspend and Resume in WinRT

    Summary : While your Windows Store App runs, an end user can move their attention to another app which sends your app to the background. What should your app do in these circumstances? Luckily for us, Christophe Nasarre, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, walks us through all the details, both in video...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Line-of-Business App Deployment via Windows Intune

    Summary : Did you realize there are other options for deployment of your Windows Store Application in your Enterprise other than hosting it on a share or deploying via the Windows Store? Check out this video where Robert Evans talks to Mark Williams, a Microsoft Program Manager in the Enterprise Client...
  • Blog Post: How to Avoid WinRT Activation Pitfalls

    Summary : If you're trying to get your Windows Store App published in the Windows Store and running into application submission failures, check out the great insight provided by Christophe Nasarre (a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer). In this article he walks us through application startup issues and...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Reasons Your Windows Store App Fails Store Certification

    Summary : Whether you're trying to get your Windows Store App certified in the Windows Store and running into blockers, or simply writing a new app for Windows 8 that you expect to publish via the Windows Store, check out the great insight provided by Robert Evans and Christophe Nasarre (two Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store App Development, with Christophe

    Christophe Nasarre-Soulier is a development-focused PFE I’ve worked via the Windows Store App Labs program. As part of that program, we provide design and development assistance to Windows Store App developers across the world, and gained a lot of exposure to common questions, issues, and techniques...
  • Blog Post: Free Expert Advice for Building Your Windows 8 Apps. Windows Store App Labs!

    Summary: Robert Evans , a Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer focused on development, informs us of some awesome resources for Windows 8 developers to get advice from experts and access to a myriad of Win8 devices. Take advantage of it if you can. Windows Store App Labs (WSALs) are here...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8–the Super Workstation OS

    Vijayshinva Karnure , a Premier Field Engineer from India, writes about using Windows 8 as his primary work machine. Vijay works on Developer technologies, and like him, many developers use server OS installations on their desktop or laptop to ease testing efforts. In Vijay’s words: I had my reasons...
  • Blog Post: Mobile or Cloudy?

    Damana (Geek Diva) , a developer PFE from Australia, explores how you choose what your next development project target will be: There are two spaces in the dev world for a dev to touch on right now that can not be ignored. If you do ignore them, you are accepting legacy status within a year. If you’ve...
  • Blog Post: Got a Windows 8 App idea? Built it? Does it need polish?

    My colleague Damana is running Windows 8 Application Excellence labs too, and she’s compiled a list of tips for developers looking to sail through our pre-certification scrub: Preparing for Win8 App Excellence Labs . You will hear people say that the labs are there to grant early access via developer...
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