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  • Blog Post: Sync Framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

    One of the DPE's from France Sebastien Pertus has done an excellent job by porting the SyncFx 4.0 to run against Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 apps. As a local database his code is using the SQLite database which as you know is available for both platforms. Check out Sebastien's walkthrough here...
  • Blog Post: Excellent Win8 Labs for developers.

    An excellent labs for developers learning how to develop for Win8 have just been published . It's a step by step walk through on how to create Contoso Cookbook application. I've been using these labs for the last few months when working with customers and even for myself when I was starting to learn...
  • Blog Post: How to display charms on a top of the WebView.

    I've been moving along in my development of the FeedPoint app to WinRT. And as a good citizen of the Modern UI I needed to implement app contracts such as search, share and settings which become available for a user via charms. When displaying Accounts flyout in my app I've noticed that it doesn't show...
  • Blog Post: More details on how to use SQLite with Windows 8 apps

    Tim Heuer has posted a walkthrough on how to install the SQLite runtime package for your WinRT apps and how to use it from your managed or native code: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2012/08/07/updated-how-to-using-sqlite-from-windows-store-apps.aspx
  • Blog Post: FeedPoint for Windows 8.

    I've recently made an early holiday gift for myself - Samsung Series 7 Tablet . It looks great, with the excellent LED screen, good performance and I love it. Since I installed Windows 8 Preview bits on it, I couldn't pass an opportunity to learn the new platform. In order to do this I've decided to...
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