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  • Blog Post: Upload Files on Microsoft Azure Storage Container from Windows Store App

    This blog post will walk you through the process of creating a Microsoft Azure storage account, configuring a new container for public access, uploading an image ( you can arbitrary upload any other binary format ) in that container from Windows Store app using Azure Storage extension and finally preview...
  • Blog Post: How to Periodically Update Tile without using Push Notification Service?

    Targeting Windows 8.1 Update, Widows Store, Windows Phone and Universal Apps allow updating tile without the need of writing a background agent/process or push notification service. This feature is provided under a new section in manifest file of relative solution that takes recurrence frequency ranging...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Xamarin: A Sample Portable Class Library Weather Client

    Xamarin is powerful and it is getting popular day by day. The purpose of this post is educational and it intends to provide newbies a quick overview on building a Portable Class Library Project in C# that exposes a single method to request a RESTFULL client, retrieve JSON output, desacralize resultant...
  • Blog Post: NOKIA #DVLUP is now AVAILABLE in PAKISTAN!

    I'm excited to announce that Nokia #DVLUP is now available in Pakistan. By joining DVLUP, you’ll get exclusive access to App Challenges, news, events, partner opportunities and more. Earn points to redeem for Rewards, including promotional placements for your Apps. And if exclusive access and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Pakistan is offering 8 Weeks Internship Opportunity at Islamabad Office

    Microsoft Pakistan is offering 8 weeks internship opportunity at Islamabad office. The criterion is beautiful described in the poster below, Interested candidates can email their CV no later than 14 th February, 2014 at b-raash@microsoft.com and cc it to mscommunity@live.com Please note that...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

    Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control ( the source code is attached ). Start with a new Blank Application ( I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post ). A hub...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 2013?

    Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease developers...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 3

    In my last blog post on the series of getting started with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer , I’m going to walk you through to consume the Windows Azure Cloud Service ( the steps to create this service can be found on following blog post ) in Windows Phone and Windows Store. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 2

    Welcome to the second blog post from the series that intends to provide you a step-by-step guide on how to connect with an SQL database hosted in Azure using Azure Cloud Service. In an earlier blog post we saw on how to create and manage our database. Now it is time to get hands on Windows Azure Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Web Requests & JSON in Windows Phone

    This is a beginner level post to get you started with JSON, familiarize you with basic communication with web server and Facebook Graph API. Consider a scenario where you want to grab details of a particular Facebook page or a person’s profile in Windows Phone app. A standard practice is to use...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Location Tracking API for Windows Phone 8.0?

    Windows Phone 8 brings forth a lot of new and improved APIs. One of the improved API is for location tracking. Let’s take a brief but closer look at these improvements, GeoCoordinateWatcher replaced with Geolocator class Earlier in Windows Phone 7.5 you had GeoCoordinateWatcher class available...
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