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Get the insiders’ view into all things Windows Phone. Watch exclusive interviews with the designers, product managers and developers coding the Windows Phone OS and developer platform

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    Developer Evidence: Carmella Ryen Macababbad's Password Protector

    Developer Evidence: Carmella Ryen Macababbad's Password Protector

    Carmella Ryen Macababbad designed and developed the Password Protector app for the military to efficiently meet the secure access guidelines of the organization and empower the personnel with an easy-to-use app. She talks about her approach and Windows 8.1 in this video.

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    IWP77: Leveraging Social Extensibility in Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 apps

    IWP77: Leveraging Social Extensibility in Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 apps

    In Windows Phone 8.1 we delivered broader developer integration endpoints in the operating system. Developers can now deliver applications that plug into several aspects of the People Hub. In this short video, Cliff and I walked through the three new specific extensibility points. Here are some links for more detail: Cliff's blog on Social Extensibility in Windows Phone 8.1 Official Documentation on Social Extensibility in Windows Phone: Integrating with the Me card in a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 appImplementing contact bindings in a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 appImplementing online media extensibility in a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 appJeff Wilcox's source for a stub application to register an existing app as a Me card integration target (github) Please let us know if you have any questions! LL @larryalieberman

    • 11 min
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    IWP76: Matt Hidinger on Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

    IWP76: Matt Hidinger on Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

    This week we've got Matt Hidinger, Program Manager for the Live Tile Platform on Windows, to chat with us about the new features of Live Tiles in Windows and Windows Phone, and What Developers Need To Know (TM). Here are some related resources you may be interested in: Matt's talk from Build 2014 Tile Template Catalog Great Official Live Tile Samples from Microsoft: (1) App Tiles and Badges, (2) Secondary Tiles, (3) Periodic Background Agent for Tiles and Toasts, (4) Pinned Site Comprehensive overview of Tiles, Notifications, and Action Center in Windows Phone, from the Windows Phone 8.1 Jumpstart Training. Please let us know if you have any questions! LL @larryalieberman

    • 17 min
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    IWP75: Tim Heuer on Windows Runtime XAML

    IWP75: Tim Heuer on Windows Runtime XAML

    This week, Lead Program Manager Tim Heuer joined us to talk about all the announcements from Build 2014 with regard to Windows Runtime XAML, (as well as the unified Windows platform in general) As you more than likely know, XAML is the specific schema of XML leveraged by several different Microsoft programming languages and frameworks for declaratively creating user experiences. Tim was behind an enormous amount of work that took place to drive this release of the universal XAML for Windows Runtime framework in this last release of Windows Phone, (8.1), as well as the current version of Windows (8.1 update) for PCs, laptops and tablets. In this interview, he walks us through an awesome demo he prepared for the Build 2014 keynote that presents exactly how to utilize Windows Runtime XAML to deliver a compelling experience across device types, using universal projects in Visual Studio 2013 update 2, (the release candidate unveiled at Build). Here are some links to related materials for more information. David Tredwell's keynote announcement at Build 2014 with regard to universal windows apps (at 1h,8m,5s)Kevin Gallo's demonstration of universal windows projects in Visual Studio 2013 update 2Tim's talk on universal XAML for Windows Runtime apps at Build 2014Download the new tools!Please let me know if you have any feedback! LL @larryalieberman

    • 20 min
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    IWP74: Thomas Fennel on the Windows Notification Platform

    IWP74: Thomas Fennel on the Windows Notification Platform

    The most compelling mobile applications take advantage of notification services in order to dynamically update based on external criteria. On Windows Phone, Live Tiles are perhaps one of the most distinct features that drive app adoption, so its critical to understand these how these services work, and how you can use them to drive these dynamic experiences. Thomas took time from his extremely busy schedule to walk through some of the most exciting new aspects of the Windows Notification Platform that were announced at Build this month, and demonstrate some of the newly supported developer scenarios. Here are some links to relevant related material touched on in the conversation: Thomas's full session from Build 2014 on the Windows Notification PlatformGet Windows Phone 8.1 for Windows Phone developers, using the Windows Phone Preview Program for DevelopersThomas's samples from Build (1) WNS Notifications for universal apps and (2) WNS Website for Windows AzureUsing WNS in the official Windows developer documentationManaging Action Center in the official Windows developer documentationThe long awaited Project My Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1Additionally: if you are currently working on an app for Windows, make sure and check out our //Publish events coming up in May, to over 60 cities world wide. These are sort of like hackathons, however, you bring your in-progress code, and windows development experts are on hand to help you polish your app and get it as good as possible for publication. For those who submit their apps for publication and register by June 1st, there are opportunities to win all sorts of cool prizes. Check out all the details at http://publishwindows.com! Let us know if you have any feedback! Larry Lieberman @larryalieberman

    • 23 min
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    IWP73: Peter Torr on Targeting Multiple Resolutions

    IWP73: Peter Torr on Targeting Multiple Resolutions

    At Build 2014 we announced the ability to build universal app projects in Visual Studio that can be leveraged to easily deliver apps for both Windows Phone and Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet. This new offering makes it easier than ever to share your business logic, and also does a few interesting things to help you with tailoring your UI as well... but there is still more you might want to do to maximize your users' experience in your application. Peter Torr gave a great talk about this topic at Build 2014, where he asserted, "we shouldn't be talking about DPI or resolution anymore, but rather about _effective_ resolution". Today we met with Peter to get more detail on what he meant by that, as well as his advice on some basic techniques that *you* can use to easily deliver form factor optimized applications from a single code base. Now, layout rules like this don't ship "in the box" at this point, but Peter's put together a great sample that demonstrates exactly how you could build out layout rules that could be wired to Visual States in order to achieve this automatic re-layout behavior based on the exact viewable space available to the app, regardless of the specific device the user is using. Here are some links to related material: Build 2014 sessions onlinePeter's session at Build 2014Peter's "Layout Rules" code sampleFor even more detail on supporting resolutions, including more on the backstory, check out Peter's blog post from last year, that was specifically focused on leveraging the extra space on larger phones.Please let us know if you have any questions! Larry Lieberman @larryalieberman

    • 21 min

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