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How the Surface RT became the most reliable Server in our house (Co-starring: Azure and Windows Phone)

I loved my Surface RT from the beginning. The reason why I preferred the Surface RT over the Surface Pro was that the Surface Pro was too small for me as a Notebook, and too heavy as a tablet. So I was always the Notebook+tablet-guy, and not the one-device-for-all-guy. But you know, this might change with the Surface 3.

Ok, now to this story. When I bought the Surface 2 (RT) last year, (more…)

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BASTA! Spring 2014 – slides and demos

At this year’s spring edition of the BASTA! Conference (http://basta.net/2014se/) I gave three talks:

  • Windows 8.1 – UI Neuerungen
  • All you need to know about XAML
  • Asynchronous Programming with C#

Thanks to all the people who joined my sessions. I hope you liked them. If you’ve any feedback to share with me, feel free to contact me via this link.

You can download all slides and demos here:

Thomas talks

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It’s there: Windows Store Apps with XAML and C#– the ultimate handbook

Wow, it’s done. The ultimate handbook about Windows Store Apps with XAML and C# is printed and available. You can order your copy of the German-written 1146-pages-book on amazon:

Amazon.de: Windows Store Apps – das umfassende Handbuch

Find more information about the book on amazon, on my homepage http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/windowsstoreapps and on the publisher’s website on www.galileocomputing.de/3196.

Training on Windows Store Apps

In Germany, Switzerland and Austria I’ll give a three-day-training on Windows Store Apps. If you or your company have interest on this professional training, directly contact me via http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/contact.php. It is possible to train you in the Trivadis-Trainings centers or onsite at your office.

So far so good, let’s look at the past and the future

The past

Puh, this was year was really instensive. Here the straight plan I had so far:

  • January: Buy new home
  • February: My second daughter Sara was born.
  • March: Finish the manuscript for the book
  • April:Renovate and improve new home (thanks to Makita Zwinkerndes Smiley)
  • May: Move
  • … in all months: Working as a consultant and trainer @Trivadis.

The future

So the future contains much more spare time, it’s necessary, because I say “Time is money is not true, time is unpayable”. I want to spend as much as I can with my kids, my wife, family and friends (See also this awesome post from Tim on that topic). So the future plan looks like this:

  • June: Finish a WPF-project as a consultant and enjoy the free weekends
  • July: Parental leave Smiley
  • August: Parental leave Smiley
  • September: Back to work, speaking at basta (www.basta.net) and at Trivadis-internal TechEvent

Keep on rockin’
Thomas

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Dragging Elements in Windows Store Apps

In Windows Store Apps there are three kinds of Touch-Events:

  • Gesture Events – those are high-level-events like Tapped or RightTapped.
  • Pointer-Events – low-level-events like PointerPressed, PointerMoved, PointerReleased.
  • Manipulation-Events – low-level-events for multi-touch actions like rotate, scale or transform an element.

Pointer-Events consolidate Touch-, Pen- and Mouse-Input. So on the UIElement-class from WinRT you wont find Mouse-Events known from WPF/Silverlight like MouseLeftButtonDown.

In my upcoming Windows Store Apps I want to show how Elements can be dragged/moved with Pointer-Events. You can download the code of the sample here:

MovingElements, or in German ElementeVerschieben-Sample

The app looks like below. By touching an empty space in the yellow area, an Image is inserted. The image can be grabbed with a finger or with the mouse-cursor and moved around. The app works also with multiple fingers. You can grab multiple images at once and move them around.

MovingElementsWinRT

If you´ve feedback to the code, feel free to comment. Smiley 

As I´m really busy the next weeks/months with the writing of the Windows Store Apps-book, I´m not able to give you big support on the code. Use it or not.

Thomas

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Windows Presentation Foundatoin 4.5 – WPF 4.5 – the 3rd edition is here

I’m proud to announce that the ultimate handbook about Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in .NET 4.5 is in stores now. Order your copy of the German-Speaking Topseller about WPF directly here on Amazon:

Order WPF-Book on Amazon.de

Find all the Details about the book on www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/wpf

Currently I’m working really hard on my book about Windows Store Apps. It’ll be released next year and can already be preordered on Amazon:

Preorder Windows Store Apps-Book on Amazon.de

So maybe I’ll blog more again in the future. But for now I’m totally focused on finishing the Windows Store Aps-book.

So far so good,
stay tuned,
Thomas

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Microsoft TechDays – WinRT-Controls Deep Dive: FlipView, ListView, GridView & SemanticZoom

Danke für die zahlreiche Teilnahme an meiner Session zu den WinRT-Controls zum Entwickeln von Windows Store Apps. Es war eine Level 3 (von 3) Session. Wie versprochen sind die Slides und Live-Demos unter folgendem Link verfügbar:

www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/talks.php

Bei Fragen, Feedback, Lob und Kritik einfach eine E-Mail an mich:
Mail an Thomas

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SwissBUILD – Kostenfreies Event mit Microsoft und Trivadis rund um Windows 8 & Co.

Am Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2012, veranstalten Microsoft und Trivadis in Glattbrugg (Zürich) ein kostenfreies Event rund um Windows 8, Windows Store Apps & Co. Allerdings sollten Sie sich für eine Anmeldung beeilen, da die Anzahl der Teilnehmer beschränkt ist.

Nach Vorträgen von Ken Casada (Microsoft) und mir werden wir uns die Keynote der BUILD-Konferenz im Live-Streaming ansehen. In einer Podiumsdiskussion mit Experten von Microsoft, der MSUGS, der Trivadis und der Fachzeitschrift Netzwoche diskutieren wir anschliessend, was die Ankündigungen der Keynote für die Praxis bedeuten. Zum Abschluss findet unter allen Teilnehmern eine Verlosung statt.

Hier die Fakten zum kostenfreien Event:
Datum: Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2012
Zeit: 16:00 – 21:15 Uhr
Ort: Trivadis Zürich, Europa-Strasse 5, CH-8152 Glattbrugg

Weitere Details zum zeitlichen Rahmen, zu den Vorträgen sowie einen Link zur Anmeldung befinden sich auf folgender Seite:
http://www.trivadis.com/events/m-build-live.html

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BASTA! – Mobile, Mobile, Mobile

Die BASTA! ist vorbei. Vielen Dank an die Teilnehmer, die Aussteller, die Organisatoren und natürlich besonders an die Besucher meiner Sessions und der Keynote. Mir hat es sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich freue mich bereits auf die BASTA! Spring in Darmstadt.

Ein paar Details zur Keynote sind hier zu finden:

http://it-republik.de/dotnet/artikel/Mobile%21-Mobile%21-Mobile%21-5216.html

Die verfügbaren Slides und Demos meiner Vorträge sind unter dem jeweiligen Vortrag auf folgender Seite zu finden:

http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/talks.php 

Falls es Fragen oder Anmerkungen gibt, immer wieder gerne. Einfach direkt per E-Mail an mich.

Thomas

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Windows Store is now open for all developers in 120 countries

Microsoft’s new marketplace for Windows-Apps – called the Windows Store – is open for all developers since yesterday. Before only a limited amount of developers and companies have been able to register for app submission. Now every individual can register to the Windows Store and submit Windows Store-apps.

Read more on the Windows Store for developers-blog

In the blog-post on the Windows Store for developers-blog Microsoft also announced that certain Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers will get a free one-year developer-account for the Windows Store. If you don’t have a MSDN-subscription, you’ve to pay a small fee.

To create your developer-account and submit your Windows Store-apps to the Windows Store, go to the windows-developer-portal on http://dev.windows.com. In the developer-portal click on “Windows Store-apps” like shown in the screenshot below:

By clicking the link you navigate to the portal for Windows Store-apps, also directly accessible via http://dev.windows.com/apps. In that portal just click on “Dashboard”:

After the click on “Dashboard” you are prompted to sign in with your live-id. With a wizard-like approach you can create your developer-account there and manage your Windows Store-apps.

Have fun. :)

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