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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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    Win 10 SplitView – Creating a Hamburger Button

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    Although we have added the SplitView control to XAML with the ability to create a hamburger menu, we lack documentation on how to actually create the hamburger button.  Honestly, I have searched and found very few things that provide insight and...
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    Win 10 SplitView – Intro

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    The SplitView control is a new addition to XAML for Windows 10 Applications. It’s basic use is to display a side menu, such as the one usually called “hamburger menu”. One thing to note is that the SplitView is not a built in "Hamburger Menu"...
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    Windows 10 Universal App Platform

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    Intro I'm sure many of you out there are already running Windows 10 somewhere, maybe on a laptop, phone etc. You are probably doing this because you are just as excited about the future of Windows 10 as I am! Windows 10 promises the same Core OS across...
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    //build Tour - New York

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    If you are anything like me, you are probably very excited after seeing all of the announcements at Microsoft's Build Conference last week. So many BIG announcements: ability to port IOS and Android apps to Windows maintaining the same native languages...
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    Preparing for Universal Windows Development

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    Windows 10 is coming, and I can’t help but be excited.  I won’t go into many specific details here, but through the Insider Program you can already check out a Windows 10 Technical Preview https://insider.windows.com/ .  I encourage everyone...
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    Construct 2 – Global high Scores with Azure Mobile Services REST API

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    Ok, so I just finished a post on adding global high scores to a Windows 8.1 app using the AzureForWindows8 plugin.  However, there are two big downsides to this approach.  The first is that it only works for Windows 8.1 and you have to export...
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    Construct 2 - Global High Scores for Windows 8.1 with Windows Azure Plugin

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    One of the quintessential pieces of a good game is having global high scores.  Users love to be able to see their time spent in your game rewarded with a high score.  Regardless of how many scores you choose to display to the user, it gives...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object - IAP

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    Let’s talk about some exciting stuff…MAKING MONEY.  Game making is fun sure, but the real fun is when you earn money from something that you created.  There are countless success stories of these simple mobile games that make tons of money. ...
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    Construct 2 – Display High Scores

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    As I prepare for my 2nd Microsoft Virtual Academy course on Game Development with Construct 2, I am realizing how many supporting blog posts I need to add.  For example, before I get into saving Global High Scores using Microsoft Azure, it would...
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    Azure Mobile Services REST API

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    Although Azure is a Microsoft product, it has made huge strides to be able to support whatever platform, code base, and tools you choose to use. For instance, on the developer side, there are native SDK’s for Azure Mobile Services for IOS and Android...
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    Construct 2 Advanced Game Development MVA Coming Soon!

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    Date/Time : March 12, 2015, 9am‒1pm PST CTA(s): Registration page: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/construct-2-advanced-game-development Alternative link: http://aka.ms/gamedev-advanced-construct2 Reg page Construct 2 Advanced Game Development...
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    Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Game Made with Construct 2 – Option 2

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    As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog posts and have several more to write :)  Most recently, I finished Construct 2 Windows 8 Object Intro , which introduces the Windows 8 Object. ...
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    Azure Mobile Services – Adding a Leaderboard Table

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    One of the more common and tangible examples for leveraging Azure Mobile Services is for saving Global High Scores for your game.  Again, since Azure Mobile Services are cross platform, you can have one leaderboard for the same game across all of...
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    Azure Mobile Services – Adding a Table

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    In my post,  Creating an Azure Mobile Service , you should have successfully created your first Azure Mobile Service.  In this post, we are going to walk through the steps of adding a table to our Azure Mobile Service.  If you recall, under...
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    Creating an Azure Mobile Service

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    Let’s say that you are creating a mobile application, regardless of the platform (Windows, Android, IOS,etc.), and you want to have a backend to store some data.  Sure, you have the ability to manually set up your own database and connect to it,...
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    FREE Microsoft WebCamp on 3/3/2015 in Miami

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    Want to push your coding even further? Join us for a live, FREE WebCamp on 3/3/2015 in Miami and learn how to build cutting-edge websites with the new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – then deploy and scale them with Microsoft...
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    FREE Microsoft Cloud DevCamp on 2/24/2015 in Miami

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    Roll up your sleeves and explore the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join us at a Microsoft Cloud DevCamp and leave with code running in the cloud! Cloud DevCamps are free and fun events for developers, by developers. ...
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    Construct 2 Advanced Game Development – Microsoft Virtual Academy

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    FINALLY!  I have finally finished all of my blog posts and samples to go along with my second Microsoft Virtual Academy Course, Construct 2 – Advanced Game Development.  I have spent the last couple of months trying to detail every piece of...
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    Adding Ads for Windows Phone 8 Game Made With Construct 2

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    Ok, so I just finished a post on Adding Ads for a Windows 8.1 Game Made With Construct 2 , and in that article I mentioned that there is currently no way to implement ads in a Windows Phone 8.1 game made with Construct 2 because there is not yet an ads...
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    Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Games Made With Construct 2 – Option 1

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    As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog posts and have several more to write :)  Most recently, I finished Construct 2 Windows 8 Object Intro , which introduces the Windows 8 Object. ...
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    Monetization with PubCenter Ads – Creating App ID and Ad Unit ID

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    In my mind, building mobile apps and games is just simply fun.  I am extremely lucky to be in a position where I deal with mobile application development on a day to day business.  In fact, I enjoy it so much that it feels much less like work...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Open Windows Store

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    There’s so much to do with the Windows 8 object, where did we leave off last time?  Oh yeah…we added the ability for our Live Tile Text to reflect each time the user got a new high score.  Where do we go from there?  How about giving the...
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    Microsoft Student Game On Contest

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    Ready. Set. //GameOn. Win an all access pass and free trip to the 2015 Game Developer’s Conference! Submit a game that runs on a Windows Platform by February 9th. We will select three teams as winners and provide them all-access passes and a travel stipend...
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    Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Live Tile Text

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    In my previous post, Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Charms Bar Part 1 , we started to work with the Charms Bar functionality of the Windows 8 Object.  As you might expect, the Windows 8 Object has lots of functionality, so in this post, we are going...
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    Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name

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    Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same name.  For this reason, it is helpful to reserve your app name as soon as possible, potentially even before your start developing your...
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