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  • it's just the same old thread - but its better than some spam :-)

    @tinhkt:Funnilly enough I am working on the iPhone version today - should be ready in a couple of weeks ;)

  • Remote Desktop App update

    Great, hadn't picked up on that either.

  • Xamarin at the dotnetConf

    Looks like some good stuff on day 2 is being streamed live.


    .NET Conf Day 2 Keynote - Miguel de Icaza

    4:30PM to 5:00PM

    Kick off Day 2 with Miguel de Icaza as he sets the stage for the day and walks us through .NET innovations for mobile and desktop developers including Xamarin and the Universal Windows Platform.



      iOS & Android Development for the C# Developer with Xamarin

      5:00PM to 6:00PM

      As the mobile landscape continues to expand and evolve managing multiple code bases in different programming languages and development tools can become a nightmare fast.  In this session you will learn about the technology that Xamarin offers and how it works to enable developers to leverage a shared C# code base across all mobile platforms.

      James will walk you through developing, designing, deploying, and optimizing your first mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows from a single code base. You will walk away with the knowledge to build cross platform mobile app with C# features such as LINQ, async/await, events, and delegates and inside Visual Studio.



      .NET Universal Windows Platform Development

      6:00PM to 7:00PM

      With the rapid growth of Windows 10, the wide variety of device targets, the open source .NET Core framework, and the powerful tools in Visual Studio, your .NET development skills have never been more valuable.

      This session will demonstrate just how far your .NET skills can go with Windows 10. We'll explore building a Universal Windows Platform application that is tailored to run on various devices, and shares code with ASP.NET for the backend to complete the scenario. Come see just how powerful your .NET skills have become with Windows 10!



      Project Centennial: Bringing Existing .NET Applications to the Universal Windows Platform

      7:00PM to 8:00PM

      Enabling existing .NET (and other Win32) desktop applications to become part of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) ecosystem is a key part of the Windows 10 vision. This session will cover in detail the technologies that will enable you to convert your desktop application to a UWP app. We'll demonstrate how to take advantage of UWP features to further enhance your .NET desktop apps.



      Azure Mobile Apps: Going Beyond the Basics

      8:00PM to 9:00PM

      You have likely already produced an Azure Mobile Apps backend and Xamarin client that implements a basic task list.  In this session, we will take you beyond the basics, implementing enterprise authentication using Azure AD and personalizing the cloud data so that many people can use your application securely; finally showing you how those changes can be propagated to your Xamarin client.  At the end of the session, you will understand how to build a secure enterprise mobile backend with a cross-platform mobile client.



      Xamarin.Forms: Do More With Less

      9:00PM to 10:00PM

      Xamarin.Forms offers a way to quickly build iOS, Android, and Windows apps that look and feel native while reusing large amounts of code. Forms makes it easy to get your first app up and running, but where it really shines is accelerating the development of complex apps that put real functionality in users' hands.

      In this session, we will build off the basics of Xamarin.Forms to quickly add valuable features to our app: bringing in Azure App Services to quickly add authentication and data storage, writing a custom renderer, and more. We'll see how easy it is to build beautiful UIs in XAML with the help of the new Xamarin.Forms Previewer. We'll leverage Xamarin.Forms to build a real-world application with less time, less effort, and less code.



      Get Crash Diagnostics and User Metrics for your .NET UWP App using HockeyApp 

      10:00PM to 11:00PM

      HockeyApp helps developers to deliver and maintain successful UWP apps. While in the development phase, you can use HockeyApp to beta distribute your UWP apps to testers. Then, you can take advantage of the HockeySDK and start collecting crash reports for your UWP apps in development, as well as for apps already published to end users via the Store. HockeyApp also provides you with basic user metrics and custom events telemetry to help you understanding the adoption of your app and features. Join us to see how HockeyApp helps you build better UWP apps



      NuGet Deep Dive: Accelerating your .NET Development

      11:00PM to 12:00:01AM

      In this session you will learn how to build NuGet packages for Mobile and Server Workloads and the best practices for consuming these in your enterprise or publishing them to your own private package management repository.

      This session will further empower you to make the decision between transitioning from packages.config to project.json method of managing dependencies and will demonstrate the steps required to do so. Furthermore get a sneak peek into the future plans for the NuGet and get involved in the conversation.

  • it's just the same old thread - but its better than some spam :-)

    , MasterPi wrote

    Trying out now.


    Can I ask how it is going?  I have done a number of updates since the soft launch and am about to move on to the iOS version so feedback would be cool.


    UK: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/apps/vantage-point-continuum/9nblggh4vxp1

    US: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/vantage-point-continuum/9nblggh4vxp1

  • Microsoft Flashback VR


    Looks interesting, when can we try it?

  • Solutions in search of problems ...

    @elmer:I would need at least a 10" device for my feet but could be interesting to tie in to gyro and gps instrumentation (video not so much?).

  • 10 device limit for installing Apps

    I think my usage scenario would be classed as "Geek" (prepared to accept uber geek, but not sure I am quite there yet)

  • Oops


  • Solutions in search of problems ...

    They are back:


    UK: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401081221049

    USA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Linx-7-7-inch-Windows-8-Tablet-Intel-Atom-Z3735G-Quad-Core-1GB-RAM-32GB-Storage/401081221049

  • Did you order an Oculus Rift?

    I just cancelled my order.  It just felt like a circus.