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Category: Windows Development

Multi-User Access in Windows Dev Center

Hello Developers! Earlier this month, Microsoft released an update to the Dev Center that includes several new capabilities and improvements. With this release comes one of the most requested features:  “Multi-user access” and…… wait for it….. with roles!!! This feature is perfect for scenarios like having a project outsourced and solution provider has to submit a package/publish the app and you don’t want to end up giving that provider your credentials and change these later. Now you can add multiple dev users…

Alternate the startup project automatically for Windows Universal Apps

Cross-post from my MSDN blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msgulfcommunity/archive/2015/01/13/setup-startup-project-automatically-for-universal-apps.aspx  Hello Developers! Now with Universal Apps we have 3 or more projects loaded into the Visual Studio solution. Windows 8.1 Project: It contains XAML UI pages and code that targets Windows 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 Project: It contains XAML UI pages and code that targets Windows Phone 8.1. Shared Project : It contains have XAML UI pages and code that are common to both platforms. The following screenshot illustrates: As you can notice in the previous…

Windows 8.1 Windows Phone and Windows Azure Weekly Online Sessions

The great team of Technical Evangelists in the Middle East & Africa DPE are bringing to you and me, and basically everyone interested, a series of 10 online weekly sessions dedicated to Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure. And they all start this week! I would like to invite you to attend these very interesting sessions Here is summary of the these events: Windows 8.1 In these session you’ll create an application from…

My Book is Out

I have some exciting news today! I just learned that my book titled Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript has been published. For the past 4 months I was a bit 🙂 busy with authoring this small technical book of around 150 pages. It was a great challenge, my first “grand” scale authoring experience and hopefully it won’t be the last attempt. The book was published by Packt Publishing whose team of editors, technical editors,…

Windows 8.1 13 killer features

Here is a nice little article published on money.cnn.com that sums up 13 killer features introduced by Windows 8.1 by  Adrian Covert  @CNNMONEYTECH The article goes through a list of 13 killer features in Windows 8.1 and for each feature it explains “Why we like it” and “How to use it” Here are some of the features listed in the article: Start button: The Start button has returned to its original spot on the desktop taskbar Desktop Mode boot:…

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