Kevin Ashley's Blog at Microsoft

Kevin Ashley's Blog at Microsoft

App expands Microsoft Band with 50+ activities

Microsoft //BUILD conference is just around the corner, and many exciting announcements are...

Author: kevinash Date: 03/16/2016

Wearables: building cross-platform wearable apps with Visual Studio and C# (Part 2)

Part 1: Creating beautiful cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and Windows with Visual Studio. Part...

Author: kevinash Date: 01/23/2015

Creating beautiful cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and Windows with Visual Studio. Part I.

Part 2: Wearables: building cross-platform wearable apps with Visual Studio and C# (Part 2) Download...

Author: kevinash Date: 12/05/2014

Active Fitness with SensorCore adds Pedometer + GPS + Social + Action Photo + Music to all in one free app

DOWNLOAD new version Do you need to spend extra bucks on a pedometer when you already have a phone?...

Author: kevinash Date: 06/23/2014

Microsoft and Nokia at Ski and Snowboard National Academy 2014

Microsoft and Nokia Lounge at PSIA-AASI National Academy 2014 PHOTOS, even more photos… DOWNLOAD THE...

Author: kevinash Date: 04/19/2014

Rollerblade® Inline Skates app for Windows Phone

As the summer and spring season starts, and it’s time to take your skates for a run, I’m happy to...

Author: kevinash Date: 04/03/2014

Active Fitness apps for PC, tablets, Surface and Windows Phone

Download Active Fitness for PC, tablets and Surface:...

Author: kevinash Date: 11/06/2013

Winter Sports app available for PCs, tablets and Surface

Winter Sports for PCs and Tablets Download:...

Author: kevinash Date: 11/04/2013

Active Fitness: a new Windows Phone app for running, cycling, walking etc

DOWNLOAD Read this review on WPCentral Active Fitness is a new beautifully designed free Windows...

Author: kevinash Date: 08/14/2013

Best ski apps 2012-2013 for Windows Phone–WINTER SKI & RIDE

Last year I did a review of ski and snowboard apps for Windows Phone, but this season we have a star...

Author: kevinash Date: 02/13/2013

Data, Files and Networking in Windows 8 apps: examples from my book

If you are looking for code examples for Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development...

Author: kevinash Date: 02/12/2013

Monetizing Windows 8 apps: examples from my book

If you are looking for code examples for Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development...

Author: kevinash Date: 02/12/2013

Retrieving more data from Azure Mobile Services using paging and LoadAllAsync extension

Azure Mobile Services allow you to take 50 records at a time by default, or 1000 records at maximum....

Author: kevinash Date: 02/12/2013

My Windows 8 app approaching 100,000 downloads

Many people are interested in some early Windows 8 stats. I live in Silicon Valley, and here it’s as...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/31/2012

Webcast: Windows Store app submission tips

We are presenting top tips to help developers get their app or game into the Windows Store all while...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/16/2012

Ready to make some money, Windows 8 is coming!

This weekend I invite you to my session at Silicon Valley Code Camp. Announcing Windows 8 book We'll...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/03/2012

Windows 8 Card Games

Making popular games for Windows This post is about card games and casual Metro gaming experience,...

Author: kevinash Date: 06/05/2012

Shockingly good video calls from Windows Phone

I have to admit that I experienced a discovery and an emotional shock not dissimilar from those...

Author: kevinash Date: 04/24/2012

Re-imagining app development: Introducing Windows 8 at Microsoft Silicon Valley campus, April 4th

Invitation    Are you interested in experiencing the next great app platform opportunity,...

Author: kevinash Date: 03/19/2012

I just ranked #10 in Card+Board Category in the Windows Phone Marketplace!

Get the games here In November 2011, i.e. less than four months ago I humbly released a card game...

Author: kevinash Date: 03/12/2012

Async CTP – Task based asynchronous programming for Windows Phone

async await 6 code samples for this post Intro Asynchronous programming is super-interesting...

Author: kevinash Date: 02/21/2012

Top ski apps for Windows Phone season 2011-2012

Check out WINTER SKI & RIDE! The best app not only for Windows Phone, it easily beats Android...

Author: kevinash Date: 02/07/2012

Windows Phone “30 to Launch” campaign kicks off today!

Our campaign is launched! I’d like to share this info with all mobile developers: this is a great...

Author: kevinash Date: 01/31/2012

30 to Launch Event Starting Soon! Register Now!

For all current and future Windows Phone, iOS and Android or any mobile developers: Microsoft is...

Author: kevinash Date: 01/24/2012

Happy New Year 2012: My Favorite Windows Phone tiles of the 2011

Happy New Year! The 2011 was a fantastic year for me, full of energy, new friends, interesting and...

Author: kevinash Date: 12/31/2011

5 Windows Phone games great for holiday travel

In my previous post we discussed using Expression Blend to create a flipping card animation. Since...

Author: kevinash Date: 12/22/2011

Flipping Card animation for Windows Phone 7 using Expression Blend

Download Source In this post I’ll show you how to create a card flipping animation for Windows Phone...

Author: kevinash Date: 12/20/2011

Register for Windows Phone Camps!

If you are a developer, or just curious about Windows Phone platform, we have a series of Phone...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/07/2011

Windows Phone 7.5 Cheat Sheet: Beyond Mango SDK – Toolkits and Controls

This cheat sheet lists more advanced tools, toolkits and controls beyond the standard Mango SDK 7.1,...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/06/2011

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Cheat Sheet - Live Tiles

One of the most important (and unique!) features of Windows Phone 7.5 is live tiles. Live tiles make...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/05/2011

Connect Windows Phone 7 Apps to Wordpress using XMLRPC

Download Code Samples This post was originally published on my main blog: http://kevinashley.com...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/04/2011

Connect Windows Phone 7 Apps to WordPress using JSON

This post was originally published on my main blog: http://kevinashley.com Download Code Samples...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/04/2011

MVVM is your friend to get sensor data in Windows Phone 7

See my original post at http://kevinashley.com There’s little doubt that MVVM pattern makes your...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/04/2011

A vector set “I Love Windows Phone” and Metro in SVG

I feel like giving out something to the community today. And there’s one thing I’ve been missing: a...

Author: kevinash Date: 10/03/2011