Microsoft Band Health Application
How To
17th September 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Indefinite Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover a more advanced version of the background execution code that I discussed in my previous Microsoft Band development post which looked at setting…
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Windows 10 SplitView Hamburger Menu
Projects
3rd August 2015

Developing for Windows 10 – SplitView navigation menus

With the release of Windows 10 and the SDK which followed, I thought I'd share some helpful tips for developers new and old to get themselves up and running with…
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Microsoft Band
How To
12th June 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting your Band connected using a Background Task in a Windows Phone application. If you've not yet discovered the basics…
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Windows 10 Game Jam
Events
24th May 2015

Students, get involved with Windows 10 now!

Microsoft Imagine is the hub for everything student related in technology and as well as their famous Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, they are pulling out all the stops to get…
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Microsoft Band Studio
Review
21st May 2015

Make Microsoft Band development easier with Band Studio

Towards the end of April, Microsoft updated the Microsoft Band SDK to allow developers more access to the platform so they can customise their users' experiences both in their mobile…
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Raspberry Pi 2 running Windows 10 IoT
Events
20th May 2015

Making IoT real with the Internet of ‘Your’ Things

Microsoft UK just wrapped up their Data Culture event series which provided full days worth of content covering the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics features through a variety…
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Windows 10 Family
Events
9th May 2015

Windows 10 to be the ‘last version of Windows’

At the Microsoft Ignite conference, I visited one of the talks that Jerry Nixon and Christine Matheney, Microsoft Developer Evangelists, were giving on Live Tiles and Notifications in Windows 10.…
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Talking with attendees on enterprise development
Events
2nd May 2015

Demonstrating enterprise Windows 10 development at Microsoft BUILD 2015

In the past week, I've been fortunate enough to meet some fantastic attendees at the Microsoft BUILD conference as a member of staff. The company I work for, Black Marble…
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Microsoft Band Tiles
How To
28th March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Band Tiles

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting a new 3rd-party tile for your application onto the Microsoft Band with WinRT using the SDK. If you'd like…
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Bing Maps
Review
25th March 2015

Exploring Windows 10 SDK: New Map Control

With the pre-release of the Windows 10 SDK, I thought I'd have a go with it to see what's new, what's changed and how I can use this knowledge in…
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Windows 10 Family
Tips
23rd March 2015

Developers can get their hands on the Windows 10 Preview SDK

If you're as excited to get your hands on the development tools for the new Windows 10 platform, which will focus on bringing universal Windows applications to desktop, tablet, phone…
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Cortana
How To
19th March 2015

How to: Get your apps Cortana ready

Cortana is now at the center of Windows Phone user's day-to-day lives and as we see more integration with Microsoft's other platforms, its going to be essential for developers to…
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