Breaking news for Pirates & Windows Phone Developers! #Microsoft #Windows10

We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” he said in a telephone interview with Reuters. The plan is to “re-engage” with the hundreds of millions of users of Windows in China, he said, without elaboration.

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Get 100GB OneDrive storage for Free!

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Microsoft has a promotion with Bing Rewards and OneDrive that gives away 100GB of free OneDrive storage but was only limited to USA citizens. That has now changed.. and this promotion is now open to anyone in the world. So what are you waiting for? Visit this link and follow the steps to get your 100GB in your OneDrive account. Let me know in the comments if you managed to do it 🙂

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How to install iOS and Android SDKs for Visual Studio 2013 Premium & Ultimate

I was going to install Visual Studio Community 2013, but it asked me to uninstall Visual Studio 2013. I started checking some demos about Visual Studio Community 2013 (you can check the demo from Channel 9) and noticed that you can install the same tools as in Visual Studio Community 2013 to Visual Studio 2013. So let’s get started.

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Updated – A FREE fully-featured edition of Visual Studio!

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Among yesterday’s great product launches by Microsoft, was the FREE unrestricted version of Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2013. What I didn’t notice is that “this version lets developers target any platform from desktop and mobile to web and cloud”. Instead of waiting for Visual Studio 2015, we can start creating Android and iOS applications as from today!

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Create iOS and Android apps using Visual Studio and .NET

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Microsoft today announced some amazing news:

First the big news. Microsoft just launched the preview versions of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015. This release includes the “Roslyn” .NET compiler platform, new language features in C#, improved debugging and profiling, and code analysis tools. And the biggest new of all – VS2015 supports “C#, C++ and HTML/JavaScript development targeting iOS, Android, Windows and more.” There’s even a Visual Studio Emulator for Android (see picture below).  I’m drooling! Continue reading

Bye Bye Nokia Lumia

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Yesterday, 11th November, Microsoft officially unveiled their first Microsoft Lumia – Microsoft Lumia 535 It has the same design like most other Lumia’s, the biggest difference of all is the name. No more Nokia! I have been using Nokia phones like forever. At first I didn’t think the logo would make a difference. I love everything Microsoft so I thought I wouldn’t have any problems. But the Microsoft logo on a Lumia, at least for me, is really a no no. Continue reading

Force Windows to Stay on Top

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During the World Cup, I like watching the matches. But sometimes when I’m on the PC, I watch the matches in a browser. The problem is that when I open a new window, it will load on top of the browser, hiding the game. After a while, it becomes tedious. So I found the solution in this little nifty app.

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Xaml – Add and Update Row Definitions

XAML-LOGO Row and Column Definitions are used to set the rows and columns in a grid on a xaml page. I wanted to add or remove any of these definitions from the code behind using C#. Next is the solution:

Add Row Definitions:

RowDefinitionCollection defs = myGrid.RowDefinitions;
defs.Add(newRowDefinition(){Height=newGridLength(140)});
defs.Add(newRowDefinition(){Height=newGridLength(1,GridUnitType.Star)});

Update Row Definitions:

RowDefinitionCollection defs = myGrid.RowDefinitions;
defs[0] = newRowDefinition(){Height=newGridLength(140)};
defs[1] = newRowDefinition(){Height=newGridLength(1,GridUnitType.Star)};

 

To add and update columns, just change RowDefinition with ColumnDefinition in the above code. Hope this helps you in your Windows Phone and Windows Store apps! Happy Xamling!

OneDrive is launching now!

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Just received an email that finally OneDrive, the service to replace SkyDrive, is launching worldwide in the next few hours! Soon we’ll know what new features we will have on our favourite cloud storage!

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro launching in January

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will arrive in Januaryof next year with an $899 price tag. The Surface Pro is the more powerful version of the Surface RT. It features an Intel Core i5 processor and 1080p HD display. The Pro will run the full version of Windows 8, not like the Surface RT which had Windows RT installed. That means it will be able to run all of the legacy Windows apps that a full laptop or desktop has access to — something that the RT version is not capable of.

Included in the price is also a Surface Pen but not a Touch or Type Cover. The tablet includes a USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort, which can drive a screen of up to 2560 x 1440 resolution. The Pro version is a little heavier and thicker than the RT model, but Microsoft notes that it is still under two pounds and less than 14mm thick.

A 64GB model will cost $899, while a 128GB edition will be available for $999. Which one will you choose? 🙂