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Productivity enhancements with Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 has been released for developers , and will be available for all soon. Of course you can already find great in detail reviews of Windows Phone 8.1: or this nice video tour of its new features...
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BUILD 2014 day 2 Keynote recap

Notable announcements of day 2 44 new announcements for Azure… enough said!! Check out Scott Guthrie’s blog for a series of detailed blog posts on Azure: General availability of Visual Studio Online:

BUILD 2014 day 1 Keynote recap

Notable announcements of day 1 Windows 8.1 update is available today via MSDN, and on April 8th via Windows Update for all Visual Studio 2013 update 2 RC released, get it at Windows Phone 8...

My BUILD 2014 Schedule

As you probably know, Build conference starts tomorrow and I have 18 sessions in my schedule, it’s gonna be a fun week!!! If like me you’re passionate about XAML, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store App development , I have curated this list of sessions...

Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly: free ebook for developers

Matteo Pagani has written a 243 pages ebook on Windows Phone 8 , that covers most of the important concepts, from the basic ones (like XAML, application lifecycle, etc.) to the most advanced ones (like background tasks, geolocalization and speech APIs...

Windows Phone App certification improvements

  Another great news for App developers (well, except the Nokia/Android fiasco): the time to certify and publish your phone app in the Store has been dramatically reduced! Here are my “from Submit to Store” timings for my latest 3 apps last week...
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Microsoft HealthVault resources for developers

While helping at Hacking Health last week I ended up gathering useful resources for developers interested in integrating health data in their apps: HealthVault website: HealthVault intro:
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Microsoft Virtual Academy Online Learning

If you haven’t look at it yet, the Microsoft Virtual Academy is starting to have some great learning resources. Here is a list of interesting courses I plan to watch in the next weeks: What's New in Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start Advanced Windows Store...

WP8 Nokia Create Master winners

    Happy to announce that I finished runner up in the Nokia Create worldwide competition! I submitted my apps in the Cross-8 Master Mission : “Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 companion apps that provide consumers with a seamless experience across...
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Code Kwondo: Challenge #1

If not already done, register for the Developer Movement 2014 aka Code Kwondo . Good news the first challenge has started!   “Publish as many qualifying Windows 8 apps as you can from December 15th until January 30th.” Now what about taking advantage...
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