One hour is all it takes to…


Sell out the //build/ conference on Windows 8 development and more. Sweet.

If you are UK based, then do check out the many options we have to help you skill up on Windows 8 and other technologies over at http://uktechdays.cloudapp.net/ prior to //build/

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we Tim O’Brien shared the following good news:

“For those unable to attend, there will be a world class online experience and local developer events throughout the world.”

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Porting a Windows Phone 7 application to Windows 8


I have a few meetings coming up discussing porting Windows Phone applications to Windows 8.

The good news is both platforms use:

  • C#
  • .NET
  • XAML

However… the devil is in the detail 🙂

Take a look at these tasters:

I will add anything else I find. Happy porting!

Walkthrough on becoming a Windows Store developer if you are registering as a company


[Last updated 7th August]

My rough and incomplete walkthrough to registering as a company to publish applications to the  Windows Store.

Please check the official documentation for the latest information but this is handy for me and the companies I am working with.

Ultimately the route you will likely (but not always) want to take is:

Visit https://appdev.microsoft.com/StorePortals/EN-US/Account/signup/Start and click Register

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Now create a new Microsoft account (if you are a company you definitely want to avoid using an existing personal account)

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Use an email address you have previously created within your company for this purpose

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Now you will get a verify email

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Which once you verify should then allow you to select company type

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After that it should all be pretty straight forward. You enter info about the developer who will be submitting the app

Note: We allow only one developer account per company. This developer will be the only one that can upload apps for the company

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And the company approver (which must be a different email address)

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And accept the terms and conditions

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And proceed to payment

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