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FREE Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure e-book (Jan 2014)

Not the one I did back in 2010 (which is now horribly out of date!), rather a shiny new one which...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 01/13/2014

Fix to blank LightSwitch app bug with Visual Studio 2012

I needed to populate a database I’m designing with some test data and thought to myself...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 05/22/2013

Blend for Visual Studio 2012 nice touch #2

Following on from nice touch #1… I disliked the way old versions of Blend relied on something as a...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 05/21/2013

Blend for Visual Studio 2012 nice touch #1

[Really I’m just testing out twitterfeed which has failed for me… but I needed something to post on...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 05/21/2013

So Long, and thanks for all the fish

After 16 great years with Microsoft, Friday 21st is my last working day. I am spending it in our new...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/21/2012

Windows 8 – a small demonstration :-)

Smile … then chuckle at the last 10 seconds Windows 8

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/20/2012

Live streaming 13th and 14th Dec – Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers

During the last 6 months I have been working with  iOS developers building the first wave of...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/13/2012

Merry Christmas all Windows 8 Developers and Designers from….Telerik AppMock

Those very nice people at Telerik have impressed me once again – so much so that it feels similar to...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/11/2012

Windows Store Tips: Create great promo images LONG BEFORE you submit

[Windows Store Tips] When you submit to the store you get an opportunity to add promo images to your...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/11/2012

Windows Store Tips: Read the pre-submission checks by Pete Brown and set that logo/store color!

[Windows Store Tips] Pete has a great check list to do before submission. It includes store colors...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/11/2012

Windows Phone and Windows 8 positive stories – Blackberry replaced by Lumia

Three positive stories. “Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses” (Reported on November...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 12/11/2012

1996 to 2012 – still no evidence… I give up!

In 1996 I was happily working on large Unix applications when I was approached by Microsoft to join...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 11/30/2012

If you attended the event yesterday in London then firstly, thank you for coming and secondly, you...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 11/30/2012

Great developer application in the Windows 8 Store – ClassBrowserPlus

Just stumbled upon ClassBrowserPlus – what a great app! Lovely clean UX with great detailed content...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 11/13/2012

Windows Store Tips:Follow the company developer account guidelines

[Windows Store Tips] When you create a developer account on the Windows 8 store you can either...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 11/13/2012

Installing an application on Windows RT for testing is simple pimple

There appears to be a small myth that getting a Windows 8 store app on a Windows RT device ...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 11/12/2012

101 WinRT Controls and Frameworks

Last updated 24th October 2012. Ok, not quite 101 but I’m sure we will get there If I have missed...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/24/2012

Windows Store Tips: Run the Windows App Certification Kit frequently and on a low spec computer

[Windows Store Tips] Run it often The Windows App Certification Kit test is one of the first things...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/19/2012

Windows Store Tips: Reserve your application name BEFORE you start

[Windows Store Tips] Before you start developing, before you start design, reserve your application...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/19/2012

Windows Store Tips: Do not leave creating the store submission to the last day!

[Windows Store Tips] Several of the teams we have worked with have delayed looking at the store...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/19/2012

Windows Store Tips: You need a privacy policy in your store listing AND in your application

[Windows Store Tips] If your application collects personal information or we think it might collect...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/19/2012

Windows Store Tips: Turn off Internet Client in Visual Studio if you don’t use the Internet

[Windows Store Tips] When you create a new Windows Store project in Visual Studio 2012 it...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/19/2012

Oooh…. sweet. Netflix is in the Windows Store

I love Netflix. My family love Netflix. Awesome that it is now in the store… This is a great looking...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

Surface videos…

Yum Enjoy the energy! Learn more

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

Six Steps to Windows Azure

In January (2012)I delivered the hugely fun Six Weeks of Windows Azure. There was a lot right in the...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

Q&A on Surface on reddit.com from the team that created Surface

Just stumbled upon this Q&A with the Surface team from the 16th of October – makes for an...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

A must watch session if you are developing XAML WinRT applications

Imagine … You put down the keyboard and mouse, make yourself a warming mug of tea/coffee/horlicks,...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

The boss of my boss is… spot on

The enemy of my enemy is apparently my friend (I have little to prove that) and the boss of my boss...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/18/2012

Explaining Windows RT vs Windows 8 to a 70+ year old

With Windows RT and Windows 8 devices now appearing (e.g. Surface running Windows RT is now...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/17/2012

Windows Store Tips: Read the resolving certification errors BEFORE you start developing!

My team has been heads down the last month helping UK companies get their applications published in...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/17/2012

And before you pre-order that beautiful Surface running Windows RT check out…

Surface running Windows RT is now available for pre-order in the UK. However you might want to first...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/17/2012

Worldwide Hackathon for Windows November 9th to 11th–WOWZAPP

November brings us Guy Fawkes Night, mince pies in every supermarket and… a Worldwide Hackathon for...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/17/2012

Published a Windows Store application? Then display a logo with pride

If you have successfully published an application in the Windows Store then we have a logo for you....

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 10/17/2012

UX guidelines for Windows 8 Store apps are now available as a handy pdf download

The UX guidelines for WinRT applications can now be downloaded as a pdf. Very handy.

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 09/05/2012

Head over to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/oem/imagegallery.aspx  Select your...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 09/05/2012

This is mainly to help me … but enjoy Guidelines for selecting text and images Guidelines for the...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 09/05/2012

Every Windows 8 event Microsoft UK is dong can now be found…

In one (shiney new) place. Check out  www.microsoft.co.uk/w8camps  Which includes...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 08/09/2012

One hour is all it takes to…

Sell out the //build/ conference on Windows 8 development and more. Sweet. If you are UK based, then...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 08/09/2012

Walkthrough on becoming a Windows Store developer if you are registering as a company

[Last updated 7th August] My rough and incomplete walkthrough to registering as a company to publish...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 08/07/2012

Office 2013 – I just discovered touch mode

I just stumbled upon touch mode in Office 2013. Before: After. Notice the whitespace around icons,...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 08/02/2012

Exciting times… Windows 8 RTMs and Windows Store opens for paid apps

August 1st – a lovely day Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing Windows Store is open for...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 08/01/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps now live for August and September

And this time around the team are visiting a variety of locations….from Brighton to Bristol to...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 07/25/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps in London during July

The team has worked to create a day that is flexible enough to help someone brand new to Windows 8...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 07/17/2012

Windows 8 Virtual Labs – nice idea but….

We have many great virtual labs for exploring our latest technology and I was excited to see that we...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 07/17/2012

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 announced

Hot on the heals of the June 18th announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablets for Windows 8,...

Author: Eric Nelson UK Date: 06/21/2012

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