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Windows 8 and the Lethbridge Technology User Group by Bil Simser

Join me and 83,517 screaming nerds (everyone in the city is attending and a geek right?) on Thursday February 21st from 3-5pm to talk about building Metro style apps for WIndows 8. Here's what we'll be covering. Windows 8 Platform for Metro Style Apps...

Metro SharePoint Directory–Reading from Lists by Bil Simser

As yet another follow-up to the various posts I made on building a Metro-style directory of sorts in SharePoint here and here , one thing that’s been asked a few times already is reading from a list. In the original post we called the getSubWebsForCurrentUser...

Goodbye Ribbon–Going Full Screen Metro Style with SharePoint by Bil Simser

Having some fun with a previous post I did about generating a Metro-style menu from a Custom List in SharePoint for the purpose of building something like an Application Directory. It’s a great navigation system and by adding something like Live Tiles...

Get Juiced with me and 10,000 friends at Prairie Dev Con West by Bil Simser

I”m happy to say that Prairie Dev Con West 2012 is almost upon us. In just over a week geeks from the five corners of the planet will get together and talk about D’Arcy Lussier’s hair and hope that the Mad Mexican doesn’t crash their session. For me there...

Metro Style Site Directory for SharePoint Using EMCAScript by Bil Simser

I’ve always been trying to come up with a useful and clever way to allow users to navigate around SharePoint sites. Recently I put together an “Application Directory” which basically displayed a menu system to navigate around apps. Using the JavaScript...

InstaCam MetroMakeover - Spacing, Margins, and Polish for your Windows Phone App by Bil Simser

In the spirit of a recent article that Jeff Wilcox posted on his blog about the MetroRadio app , I thought I would do something similar for the InstaCam app . InstaCam is a 3rd party app written by Dmitry Manayev to bring Instagram functionality to the...
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Adopting the Metro Style for Line of Business Apps by Bil Simser

Here are some thoughts around adoption the new Metro style look and feel for line of business applications (LOB) in your organization. I am not a UX expert (is anyone?) but I think I know what looks and feels right and I strive to try to include that...
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Demystifying the Windows 8 Grid Application by Bil Simser

If you’re looking to “re-imagine” your apps on the Windows 8 platform in Metro style you can start with the Grid Application template that’s provided in the Visual Studio 2011 preview. From Visual Studio choose New Project and select Grid Application...

SharePoint Server 2010 Windows Phone 7 Mobile Edition by Bil Simser

It’s wonderful to end the week with two of my favorite passions, SharePoint and Windows Phone 7. The last few months I’ve been working on a special project that you can install on your Windows Phone 7 starting today. SharePoint Server 2010 running on...

Metro Inspiration–Designing Better Looking Apps for Windows Phone 7 by Bil Simser

Recently I had the pleasure of checking out @jeffwilcox ’s newest app for the Windows Phone 7 platform called 4th & Mayor . It allows you to interact with the location-based platform called foursquare . His app allows you to check in, take pictures...
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