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    How to Verify Your Windows Store Account

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    For students the Windows Store Develop account registration is free, however, to ensure you’re a human and not a registration bot a credit card is required for registration.  Also you ensure the account has a valid credit card number between .01...
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    Does my Windows 8 app need a privacy policy?

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    From my experience the easiest way to see if your Windows 8 app needs a privacy policy is to open the Package.appmanifest file and go to the Capabilities tab.  If Internet (Client) is checked you could gather information from the user, so you'll...
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    Students Want to Learn to Build Your Own Windows 8 Game?

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    c FREE EVENT Learn How To Build & Publish a Cool Windows 8 Game. Fast. Join this free hands-on online event for students, led by our team,to learn everything you need to create, upload and publish a Windows 8 game to the store – in a few hours only...
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    Building your exported Scirra Windows 8 Project in Visual Studio

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    Have you exported your Windows 8 project from Scirra’s Construct 2 and are you ready to build it for the Windows Store?  We’ll assume that you have taken care of the application images and made any required changes to package.appmanifest. We’ll also...
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    How do I add Imagine Cup team members?

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    If your already registered AND signed up for a completion you go to https://compete.imaginecup.com/dashboard .  Under the My Teams column click on a team. You can invite team members or a team mentor from this team dashboard.  
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    What you’ll need to submit for Imagine Cup Game Round 1

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    During Round 1, you’ll be asked to submit the following materials: Overview Video to compete against other students from around the U.S. This video presentation should address what your game’s premise is and what makes it innovative and desirable, as...
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    Kinect for Windows Resources

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    The following resources provide a good set of resources to that will help jumpstart knowledge and understanding of Kinect for Windows development. The Kinect development center http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindowsdev/default.aspx (is where...
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    App manifest compliance test–failed.

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      When I ran the Windows App Certification test kit if failed on the App manifest compliance test.  I’ve included this section of the report below (see below the image found below).  As I did a bit of research I realized that I had app...
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    Outlook custom form regions

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/vstudio/bb386301.aspx
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    In Touch Develop how to I copy an existing script?

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    If you want to copy of your own scripts you’ll simply clone your script.   If you have found a script that you like and you would like to copy it you’ll simply click the install button (see below). 1. From the hub I enter the script to search for...
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    Windows Key + Down Arrow–I didn’t know that

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    I accidently did Windows Key + Down Arrow.  For Windows Store apps - It turn out that is closes an app.  Interestingly enough, the app isn’t removed from memory.  If is suspended and removed from the Windows 8 Task list (Windows Key+Tab...
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    Easy diagnostics for your Azure website

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    I was going a bit of work on an Azure website I have been building.  There is a bit of PHP code that I am using that a DePaul colleague shared with me.  I wanted to easily get access to my weblogs, other diagnostics as well as some debug type...
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    What you’ll need to submit for Imagine Cup Innovation Round 1

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      During Round 1, you’ll be asked to submit the following materials:    Overview Video to compete against other students from around the US. This video presentation should address what your app’s premise is and what makes it innovative...
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    Does your XAML app need more (good) ratings? This will help!

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    A colleague of mine, Jared Bienz , created a great library that lets you can incorporate ratings into your app super easily (NuGet package easy).  It’s a ratings control to include in your app, but this rating control has some smarts in it. ...
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    Windows 8 Development in HTML 5 and JavaScript Learning Resources

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    Looking for some Windows 8 Development in HTML 5 and JavaScript Developing Window Store Apps with HTML5 Jump Start- http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-8-and-windows-phone-8-app-development Advanced Windows Store App Development...
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    Windows Phone 8 Development Learning Resources

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    Looking from some Windows Phone 8 Development learning Resources Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/advanced-windows-store-app-development-using-c-jump-start Windows Phone 8 Jump...
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    Imagine Cup: How do I register, pick a competition and form a team?

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    Here is how! 1. you register 2. you sign up for a competition 3. you create a team If you have not done so yet sign up.  Go to http://www.Imaginecup.com and select Sign Up (it’s in the upper right corner of the screen) I’ll assume your creating your...
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    NIU OMIS 351 Summer of your app

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    Let’s do the pre-work to publish an app Hello spring OMIS 259 and OMIS 351 Students.  Instructions for getting started and building your app can be found here: http://1drv.ms/1lvtqDP
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    Adding a New Line to your TextBlock

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    I am in the early stages of building a new Windows 8 app (you’ll get more details when I publish it).  As I worked on the app I found for formatting purposes I needed a new line in my TextBlock and I needed to add it programmatically.  My initial...
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    Bing Code Example Inside of Visual Studio

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    Want to stay inside Visual Studio and find relevant examples germane to what your doing?  Bing Code Search for C# is the way to go http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/02/17/introducing-bing-code-search-for-c.aspx
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    Exporting from Touch Develop and building in Visual Studio

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    Here is the way I think about it. 1. Make or modify a script 2. Create the art for the script a. PowerPoint b. Paint.NET c. … 3. Publish the script in Touch Develop 4. Click on the “script name” to get options to export 5. Click the “Windows 8” button...
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    C# learning Resources

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    Looking for some C# Language learning resources? C# Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/c-fundamentals-development-for-absolute-beginners Programming in C# Jump Start - http://www...
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    Windows 8 Development in C# Learning Resources

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    Looking from some Windows 8 Development in C# Learning Resources? Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C# Jump Start - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/essentials-of-developing-windows-store-apps-using-c-jump-start...
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    Hack Illinois –Microsoft Resources

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    Take the survey to win Surface Pro 2 – tbd Resources for Hack Illinois Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin...
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    Get your Windows Phone app URL

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    Here are the simple steps to get the URL for your Windows Phone application. 1. Navigate to http://dev.windowsphone.com 2. Click “Dashboard” 3. Click on “Apps” 4. Select the App your App 5. Click on “details” 6. Scroll down the page and copy the “Link...
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