Quick Thoughts

James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

Quick Dev Part 3 Now Available!

Technorati Tags: Azure,Azure Mobile Apps,Android,IOS,Visual Studio,Cloud Backend My series, Quick...

Author: James Quick Date: 02/20/2016

“Quick Dev” Live on Channel 9

You know, it’s amazing.  You spend tons of time working on a certain problem, only to later on...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/29/2016

  Nfl Launches Official Windows 10 App   I couldn’t be more excited that the NFL season...

Author: James Quick Date: 09/20/2015

  Windows 10 on 81 Million Machines Just a week after the previous “Quick Links”, the number of...

Author: James Quick Date: 09/08/2015

  Windows 10 on 75 Million Machines Windows 10 was released almost exactly a month ago with a...

Author: James Quick Date: 08/31/2015

Free Xamarin For Windows Phone Developers

Developing for Windows Phone (especially previous to universal apps and now the Windows 10 Universal...

Author: James Quick Date: 08/17/2015

Windows 10 Adaptive Triggers - Intro

Intro I have already done a couple of blog posts on some of the new XAML features for Windows 10...

Author: James Quick Date: 07/30/2015

Windows Live Writer Code Snippet Plugin

I have been blogging for about the past two years using Windows Live Writer to create and edit my...

Author: James Quick Date: 06/01/2015

Windows 10 SplitView – Build Your First Hamburger Menu

With all of the new and exciting features coming out with Windows 10 development, the SplitView...

Author: James Quick Date: 06/01/2015

Win 10 SplitView – Creating a Hamburger Button

**YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFj582AoDY ** **GitHub sample -...

Author: James Quick Date: 05/22/2015

Win 10 SplitView – Intro

The SplitView control is a new addition to XAML for Windows 10 Applications. It’s basic use is...

Author: James Quick Date: 05/22/2015

Windows 10 Universal App Platform

Intro I'm sure many of you out there are already running Windows 10 somewhere, maybe on a laptop,...

Author: James Quick Date: 05/22/2015

//build Tour - New York

If you are anything like me, you are probably very excited after seeing all of the announcements at...

Author: James Quick Date: 05/04/2015

Preparing for Universal Windows Development

Windows 10 is coming, and I can’t help but be excited.  I won’t go into many specific details...

Author: James Quick Date: 04/25/2015

Construct 2 – Global high Scores with Azure Mobile Services REST API

Ok, so I just finished a post on adding global high scores to a Windows 8.1 app using the...

Author: James Quick Date: 03/10/2015

Construct 2 - Global High Scores for Windows 8.1 with Windows Azure Plugin

One of the quintessential pieces of a good game is having global high scores. Users love to be able...

Author: James Quick Date: 03/10/2015

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object - IAP

Let’s talk about some exciting stuff…MAKING MONEY.  Game making is fun sure, but the real fun...

Author: James Quick Date: 02/22/2015

Construct 2 – Display High Scores

As I prepare for my 2nd Microsoft Virtual Academy course on Game Development with Construct 2, I am...

Author: James Quick Date: 02/22/2015

Azure Mobile Services REST API

Although Azure is a Microsoft product, it has made huge strides to be able to support whatever...

Author: James Quick Date: 02/16/2015

Construct 2 Advanced Game Development MVA Coming Soon!

Date/Time: March 12, 2015, 9am‒1pm PST CTA(s): Registration page:...

Author: James Quick Date: 02/16/2015

Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Game Made with Construct 2 – Option 2

As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/27/2015

Azure Mobile Services – Adding a Leaderboard Table

One of the more common and tangible examples for leveraging Azure Mobile Services is for saving...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/27/2015

Azure Mobile Services – Adding a Table

In my post,  Creating an Azure Mobile Service, you should have successfully created your first...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/27/2015

Creating an Azure Mobile Service

Let’s say that you are creating a mobile application, regardless of the platform (Windows, Android,...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/27/2015

FREE Microsoft WebCamp on 3/3/2015 in Miami

Want to push your coding even further? Join us for a live, FREE WebCamp on 3/3/2015 in Miami and...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/19/2015

FREE Microsoft Cloud DevCamp on 2/24/2015 in Miami

Roll up your sleeves and explore the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/19/2015

Construct 2 Advanced Game Development – Microsoft Virtual Academy

FINALLY!  I have finally finished all of my blog posts and samples to go along with my second...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/12/2015

Adding Ads for Windows Phone 8 Game Made With Construct 2

Ok, so I just finished a post on Adding Ads for a Windows 8.1 Game Made With Construct 2, and in...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/09/2015

Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Games Made With Construct 2 – Option 1

As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/08/2015

Monetization with PubCenter Ads – Creating App ID and Ad Unit ID

In my mind, building mobile apps and games is just simply fun.  I am extremely lucky to be in a...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/08/2015

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Open Windows Store

There’s so much to do with the Windows 8 object, where did we leave off last time? Oh...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/08/2015

Microsoft Student Game On Contest

Ready. Set. //GameOn. Win an all access pass and free trip to the 2015 Game Developer’s Conference!...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/08/2015

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Live Tile Text

In my previous post, Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Charms Bar Part 1, we started to work with the...

Author: James Quick Date: 01/07/2015

Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name

Reserving Your Universal Windows App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/24/2014

Reserving Your Windows Phone App Name

Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/24/2014

Reserving Your Windows App Name

Reserving Your App Name in the store ensures that no one else can publish an app with the same...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/24/2014

Creating a Test Certificate with Windows Apps

If you create a Windows Universal App in Visual Studio 2013 +, your packaging is automatically taken...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/24/2014

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 2

In Part 1 of working with the Charms Bar via Windows 8 Object in Construct 2 we walked through...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/23/2014

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object – Charms Bar Part 1

As I mentioned in my Windows 8 Object Intro post, we will focus on a couple of different areas but...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/23/2014

Construct 2 Exporting to Windows

Construct 2 is such a fabulous tool because it allows users to create cross-platform games without...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/23/2014

Construct 2 Windows 8 Object- Intro

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be learning and sharing more content for Construct 2 over...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/23/2014

Construct 2 on Microsoft Virtual Academy Part 2

After having success with recording my first ever Microsoft Virtual Academy Course on Construct 2, I...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/23/2014

Microsoft Innovation Center Grand Opening Miami

On December 9th in downtown Miami, Microsoft and the City of Miami celebrated the grand opening of...

Author: James Quick Date: 12/15/2014

Twitter Integration in App Studio

App Studio has been updated as of a few days ago to include Twitter as one of their Data...

Author: James Quick Date: 11/30/2014

App Studio in the Classroom

Over the summer, a Curriculum Supervisor, Brian King, from Broward County Public Schools reached out...

Author: James Quick Date: 11/14/2014

Visual Studio Community 2013 FREE

Update You must sign in with a Microsoft account within 30 days of downloading Visual Studio...

Author: James Quick Date: 11/12/2014

US Imagine Cup 2015

This year you can choose when you want to compete. The 2015 US Imagine Cup Competition offers two...

Author: James Quick Date: 10/16/2014

Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013

In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command...

Author: James Quick Date: 10/02/2014

Git- Introduction and Basic Commands

If you are a programmer of any type, you are probably either familiar with Git or at the very least...

Author: James Quick Date: 10/02/2014

Join us at the Dolphins Stadium October 25th-26th

Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API,...

Author: James Quick Date: 09/29/2014

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