Windows Phone 8.1 SDK came with slight changes in it’s API and among them, few changes I already blogged earlier with a comparison to the previous SDK version. If you are looking for Screen Orientation changes, this post will help you. In this post we are going to discuss “How to set the Supported Orientation and Screen Orientation in Windows Phone 8.1” with a comparison between the API changes.
You might already know that, many APIs have been changed in Windows Phone 8.1
if you compare them with it’s previous version (i.e. WP8). I have already blogged
Brian Keller interviewed James Rice (he's on our business team) for Channel 9 about how to purchase Visual Studio Online. This may clear up any uncertainty you have.
Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.
My 7 year old son is at home today... he's not sick or anything. He's just in between things for a day. His summer care ended on Friday, and the school year starts on Tuesday. Today, being Monday when I'm writing this, he is at home with me. And I have to be honest with you - days like today are difficult for me.
15 years ago I went through a pretty serious bout of depression. I all but stopped eating, going to classes, and hanging out with my friends. I lost 40lbs that year from not eating enough, felt like there was no hope and thought I would never be able to get through anything, ever again. Through […]
When you are developing for Windows Phone
or Windows and you are faced with using a native component (for instance the Bing Maps control on Windows, or the SensorCore api on Windows Phone) you will loose your designers when you are testing, both in Visual Studio and in Blend, as they will only work for “AnyCPU” or “x86” configurations.This is highly annoying, but there is a kind-of fix. The trick is to create an extra configuration. I usually make a copy of “Debug”, which I call “DebugArm” I do this by right clicking on the solution, selecting
“properties”, and then hit “Configuration Manager”
Then I make a copy of Debug, by selecting “New” in the “Configuration” drop down, and I make a copy of Debug, called DebugArm.
In that solution I set everything to ARM:
So far so good, and nothing new. Now select the Debug project configuration again in Visual Studio, hit “Save all” and compile. Then open the solution in Blend. You will notice of course the designers now work, but now you cannot deploy. Changing that configuration every time again is slow and cumbersome, and it won’t...(Read whole news on source site)
As you have no doubt heard by now, there is a very creative movement going around right now to help promote awareness and raise money through donations to fight ALS through the ALS Association website at: http://www.ALSA.org
. The way the challenge works is, someone challenges you to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and you have 24 hours to record a bucket of ice water being dumped over your head and share the video through social media, or you can make a donation to an ALS Charity of your choice, or do both. One of the other things you
get to do in your video is nominate three other people to take the challenge as well. You can see more about the Ice bucket Challenge HERE
. Well, I recently received my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Bill Hole of the U.S. Licensing Group, a Microsoft Partner here in the U.S., so here is my video that I am sharing with my social media audience, as well as my nominations to take the Ice Bucket Challenge next. ...(Read whole news on source site)
Personas and scenario can be a powerful tool for driving adoption and business value realization. All too often, people deploy technology without fully understanding the users that it’s intended for. Worse, if the technology does not get used, the value does not get realized. Keep in mind that the value is in the change. The change takes the form of doing something better, faster, cheaper, and behavior change is really the key to value realization. If you deploy a technology, but nobody adopts it, then you won’t realize the value. It’s a
waste. Or, more precisely, it’s only potential value. It’s only potential value because nobody has used it to change their behavior to be better, faster, or cheaper with the new technology. In fact, you can view change in terms of behavior changes
: What should users START doing or STOP doing, in order to realize the value? Behavior change becomes a useful yardstick for evaluating adoption and consumption of technology, and significant proxy for value realization. What is a Persona? I’ve written about personas before in Actors, Personas, and Roles
, MSF Agile Persona...(Read whole news on source site)