BUILD 2013 session recap

//BUILD 2013 was an awesome event! this post is a little late (I had a bunch more events back to back right after this one and I am finally digging out :) . Although late this content is still extremely relevant if you are building Connected Mobile Apps. If your interested in building mobile apps you should checkout some of the content I contributed to build this year.

Keynote Demo of Windows Azure Mobile Services

For //BUILD 2013 I was fortunate enough to be on point for delivering the Day 2 Windows Azure Mobile Services keynote content. If you have not watched this keynote I would recommend you check it out – the Windows Azure Mobile Services Demo starts about 31mins 30 seconds in

Watch the direct from Channel9 here

Build Connected Windows 8.1 Apps with Mobile Services

Want less slides and more live action? Me too! Come join me in this session where you’ll learn how to develop XAML/C# Windows Store apps that take advantage of Mobile Services as a cloud backend. During this session we’ll leverage a number of the Windows Runtime APIs used for Geolocation, Media capture and Notifications. Following this I’ll demonstrate how you can take advantage of Mobile Services to store your geospatial data, media, send notifications and auth users of your service using popular social identity providers.

Download slides and/or watch direct from Channel9 here

Enjoy, Nick Harris

What a day – dev therapy with tonights downloads + installs

When you have a bad day there is nothing better then some dev therapy = tonights downloads + installs;

  1. .NET Framework 4 full RC
  2. Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC
  3. Visual Studio 2010 remote debugger RC
  4. Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP includes
    • Windows Phone Emulator CTP
    • Silverlight for Windows Phone CTP
    • XNA 4.0 Game Studio CTP
  5. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Beta
  6. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

how to unshelve, shelveset, TFS 2005, TFS 2008

Issue: you are working on a large TFS team project and you’re waiting for your co-worker to check in their changes but they are waiting on a review from the tech team lead or architect prior to doing so. You need the changes to enable you to continue developing against the library || service etc that they have created. The simple solution is to get them to check in a shelveset so that it does not break the build and you can check out the shelveset, fingers crossed the tech team lead does not make drastic changes.

Solution: To retrieve a shelvset use Unshelve pending changes: Right click solution or project Select unshelve pending changes In the owner name enter the name of your co-worker and press Find In the results select the shelveset of interest Press unshelve