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Visualizing geofences as circles on the map in Universal Apps

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Intro If you tried to work with geofences, you may have encountered this problem. You want to have an easy way to show where the darn things are on the map, so you can test the application. This is actually pretty simple, building upon stuff to draw circles on Windows Phone 8 I wrote earlier. What is important to know – there are now more or universally applicable objects to depict a location. The first one is BasicGeoposition – this is a struct – that basically only holds latitude, longitude and elevation. The
second one is Geopoint. You create a Geopoint from a BasicGeoposition. This kind of wrapper class that allows for setting of some additional location settings – like how coordinates and height should be interpreted. I don’t think any of this stuff is really used yet, but I have the feeling Geopoint is going to get more important over time, and anyway as a GIS person I tend to go with the fullest set of location designation. But you might as just well use just BasicGeoposition as a way to pass on coordinates in a universal app. Do the...(Read whole news on source site)

Kinect for Windows V2: Hello (Audio) World for the .NET Windows App Developer & Harmonica Player ;-)

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Returning back to this series of posts , I wanted to continue experimenting with the Kinect for Windows V2 SDK and to try out how I would go about collecting audio data from the sensor. I tried to come up with something “interesting” or “semi-real” to do with...(read more)

The Morning Brew #1706

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Links only today I’m afraid, due to pressures of work Software Announcing Windows 10 – Terry Myerson Introducing Windows 10 for Business – Jim Alkove Windows 10 Event Video – Mike Taulty Universal Windows apps get better with Windows 10 – Kevin Gallo Information The mysteries of BCL time zone data – Jon Skeet Features […]

Slides and Scripts from DogFood Conference 2014

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Originally posted on:   I was pleased to once again speak at the Dog Food Conference here in Columbus, OH.  I believe this is the 3rd year that I have spoken and the 4th or 5th year that I have attended.  The venue has moved to a more spacious location which definitely helped with giving attendees, speakers, and vendors more room to spread out,  I was especially happy to meet up with dozens of previous customers and co-workers at the conference.  This really is a great mix of audiences (developers, IT pros, and business users), customer segments, and topics
(SharePoint, .Net, PowerShell, BI, ALM, and more).    Thanks to everyone who attended my session at the very end of the last day of the conference.  We had a number of good side discussions and questions throughout the presentation.  Below are my slides and scripts.   Demo PowerShell Scripts   Slidedeck         -Frog Out
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The mysteries of BCL time zone data

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Background Early on Friday morning (UTC), IANA released version 2014h of the time zone database. As a dutiful Noda Time maintainer, I fetched it, converted it into our native format, and ran the unit tests prior to pushing the new version. Unfortunately, some tests failed. These weren’t the tests of the IANA data at all […]