MSDN Article – Integrating OneDrive into your Windows Store Apps

August 5, 2014 0 Comments

I have a new article that was just released in the August edition of MSDN magazine, Integrating OneDrive into your Windows Store Apps. The article takes a look at the OneDrive API and explains how to use that to access the photos, documents, and files that are on your user’s OneDrive accounts. This allows you [...]

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Code Camp NYC 2013 – Windows Phone 8 Company Hubs

September 15, 2013 0 Comments

On the flight back from Code Camp NYC 2013 ( and figured I would take a moment to get my slide deck posted. You can download the slide deck here: Windows Phone 8 Company Hub Slide Deck I also have the demo that we went over ready to post. It will be posted in the [...]

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What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks

September 7, 2013 0 Comments

My latest article, What’s New in Windows 8.1 Background Tasks, is now available at Visual Studio Magazine. If you have seen any of my talks on the Windows 8 background APIs, then this article is the update to that conversation. If you have not seen my talk, you can find my TechEd presentation on Channel [...]

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Visual Studio Magazine – Search Article

August 8, 2013 0 Comments

My latest Visual Studio Magazine article has been posted on the Search contract at The article takes an in-depth look at Search in a Windows Store app and how to tweak and customize it to fit in your app. Make sure you take a look and let folks know if you like it. We [...]

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Windows 8.1: The Hub Control

July 16, 2013 0 Comments
wp-content/uploads/2013/02/group241.png Windows 8.1 XAML Features Series (2 of 2)

When you launch Visual Studio 2013, you will see there happens to be a new project type in the Windows Store app category: Hub App. The Hub App template is centered around the new Hub Control that was added to Windows 8.1. It also happens to be my second favorite XAML feature of the new [...]

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Windows 8.1: Data Binding

July 15, 2013 1 Comment
wp-content/uploads/2013/02/group241.png Windows 8.1 XAML Features Series (1 of 2)

By now you all probably have heard all of the latest and greatest things that are coming with Windows 8.1. If you weren’t at Build 2013, make sure you head over to Channel 9 and see what you missed. If you have been keeping up with it, I’m sure there are things that you are [...]

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MSDN Article – Creating a Windows Phone 8 Company Hub App

July 2, 2013 0 Comments

The July issue of MSDN Magazine has my first contribution to the magazine, Creating a Windows Phone 8 Company Hub App. The online version of it can be found at The article was probably the most involved article that I have written to date. So what’s in the article? Why all kinds of awesomeness [...]

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TechEd Europe Background API Session

July 1, 2013 0 Comments

I’m currently traveling home on the first leg back to Houston. Of course, as luck would have it, the flight is late and I’ll be lucky to catch my connection out of London. Oh well, it just means that my trip to TechEd Europe will be one day longer. There are worse places to be [...]

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TechEd Europe 2013 Recap

June 29, 2013 0 Comments

Well it’s the day after TechEd Europe 2013 and I have just finished up a day of sight seeing in Madrid. Let me just say that it is one beautiful city. Being a Texas boy, we simply don’t have cities with buildings this old and ornate. It is always quite interesting to see the blending [...]

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TechEd North America Session Demos

June 10, 2013 0 Comments

I have to say, TechEd was a blast. Now it is true that having a few more developers running around would have been nice, however I still had an amazing time. In fact, I’ll most likely get a post up on some of the take a-ways from last week. However, first thing is first: demos. [...]

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