What Does It Mean To Be Universal

So what does it mean to be universal when it comes to Windows 10?  A new way of building applications is coming in Windows 10. The past few years Microsoft has been on this path of converging all of their operating systems to run on a common core.  Windows 10 is the culmination of this... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Side-Loading on Windows 8

Recently, Rocky Lhotka wrote a blog post call Cost to enable side-loading on a Windows 8 device. In this post he breaks down the cost to side load a Modern UI Application (formally known as Metro) on to a Windows 8 device. He starts out by showing each SKU’s side-loading capabilities : Domain Joined Non-Domain... Continue Reading →

Controlling The DataTemplate

Windows 8 has now shipped and developers are busy building Windows Store Applications (bad name).  Developers who have experience working with Xaml have expectations on how Xaml should behave. The other day I was trying to do something I have done before.  I wanted to change the DataTemplate of an item in an items control... Continue Reading →

Boston Code Camp 18

Updated: Here is a link to a video that shows the new SCCM features for supporting Windows 8 that are available in the SP1 Today I presented ‘Reimagining the Enterprise with Windows 8’ at Boston Code Camp 18.  I talked about some challenges you may face when bringing Windows 8 into the Enterprise. I also... Continue Reading →

Exploring the StorageApplicationPermissions

The other day I was researching the different file access scenarios available for Windows 8. I needed the research for my chapter on accessing data in my Windows 8 Book (more on that later). The restrictive sandbox that Windows 8 applications operate in can prove challenging.  To access data outside the sandbox and Windows libraries... Continue Reading →

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