This is our Silver Medal winner from the June TechNet Guru competition:

 

Guru Award  Windows Phone Technical Guru - June 2013  

Gold Award Winner

 

Tiziano Cacioppolini Maps and clusters Peter Laker: "Excellent subject, nice detail!"
Ed Price: "Great code and explanations! It could benefit from code blocks and headers/sections to break it up a little more. Great article!"

Silver Award Winner

 

isenthil How to Launch Windows Phone 8 Emulator without using Visual Studio 2012? Peter Laker: "Thanks for the tip!"
Ed Price: "Short and sweet. Great formatting with the TOC and sections."

 

Isenthil grabs a medal for the second month in a row! Congrats to both winners!

 

Excerpt:

Overview

Whenever the developers want to start the Windows Phone 8 Emulator, the first thing that comes to our mind is to open the windows phone project in Visual Studio 2012 and run it in the emulator and then start using it. There are times when you want to simply launch the emulator without Visual Studio.           

 

 

 

Read the rest here:

How to Launch Windows Phone 8 Emulator without using Visual Studio 2012?

 

 

Thanks again to Isenthil!

 

   - User Ed