Category Archives: App Development

Hands On: Universal Apps @ Reston VA

I will be hosting a Hands-On Workshop on Universal Apps at the DC MS Devs meetup group @ Microsoft’s Reston VA office on March 24, 2016.

 

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/DC-MS-Devs/events/228461569/

  • Date/Time of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2014 @ 6:30pm
  • Location: Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, VA
  • Instructions: Come up to Room 3054 (3rd floor)

Learn how you can build Universal Apps using Microsoft dev tools and technologies!


Windows 10 now has more than 200 million users worldwide, and its users are more engaged with the Windows Store than ever! Learn about how Universal Windows Apps can be built for various device families:

  • PC (desktop, laptop, tablet)
  • Mobile (smartphones)
  • Xbox
  • Surface Hub
  • HoloLens

In this Hands-On Workshop, you will learn how to build a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app on your laptop. You will also get an introduction to exciting features such as voice control, adaptive UI and cloud connectivity.

You will also get a brief look at how to use 3rd-party game development tools to export to UWP.


You should arrive with the following:

  • Laptop with Windows 10
  • Visual Studio 2015 (Community Edition ok)

Optional:

  • Unity 5 (Personal Edition ok)
  • Construct 2 (Free Edition ok)

 

 RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/DC-MS-Devs/events/228461569/

Microsoft Connect 2015 Recap

Have you caught up with all the news from Microsoft’s Connect() 2015 online conference?

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Read all the details here:

TL;DR below…

  • Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project
  • .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production
  • Visual Studio Online is now Visual Studio Team Services, agile team collaboration and DevOps
  • Visual Studio Dev Essentials, priority forum support, Pluralsight, Wintellect,, Xamarin, (Azure early 2016)
  • Visual Studio cloud subscriptions
    • Monthly subscriptions include the VS Pro or Enterprise IDE, access to VSTS
    • Annual subscriptions includes technical support incidents, Azure credits, etc
  • Visual Studio Marketplace, central place to find, acquire, install extensions for all editions of Visual Studio
  • VS 2015 Update 1 and TFS 2015 Update 1, will both happen on November 30th.
  • Xamarin 4 support. end-to-end solution to build, test, monitor native mobile apps with VS2015 Update 1
  • iOS Build with MacinCloud on VSTS, currently in preview at $30/month per agent with no limits on build hours

Additional Announcements

There are also more than 70 on-demand videos with additional details on:

Enjoy! :)

Cross-Platform Apps/Games with Azure

Here is the material for “Cross-Platform Apps/Games with Azure”, delivered at my Reston meetup group on Thu Nov 12, 2015.

Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/shahedC3000/crossplatform-appsgames-with-azure

Download PPTX: http://wakeupandcode.com/public_downloads/ms-AzureMobileAppsGames-ShahedChowdhuri-20151112.pptx

Azure portal links:

BizSpark, MSDN Benefits, AzurePass:

Azure App Service (Web, Mobile, Logic, API):

 

 

Deeper into Windows 10 Development

This presentation “Deeper into Windows 10 Development” was delivered at the Capital Area .NET Users Group meeting on Thu 7/23. This was a follow-up to a Windows 10 Overview from Brian Noyes (MVP/RD) in June.

The presentation material was adopted from the Microsoft Virtual Academy course on Windows 10 app development, hosted by Jerry Nixon and Andy Wigley.

 

What’s Next?

GitHub:

Build 2015:

 

Publishing on Windows 8 & 10 and Xbox One

windows-xbox

This presentation “Publishing on Windows 8 & 10 and Xbox One” was delivered at my monthly meetup in Reston, during the 6/25 Dev Showcase event.