The Annoying Clicking

An annoying, crazy, mind-breaking game.

Now available for Windows 8! Visit the official site or go to the Windows Store to try The Annoying Clicking!

GazTrack

GazTrack is an easy car fuel tracking system with simple data analysis. It easily tracks your car refuel history and fuel economy.

Now available also for Windows 8! Go to the Windows Store and get my new app GazTrack! For Windows Phone, go to the Marketplace and download GazTrack!

AMSAlarm for Windows 8

Advanced alarm manager which supports predefined alarm repeat scheduling, specific days of the week activation or single occurrence events. If enabled, notifications are shown even when the app is not running, or when the PC/tablet is locked.

Go to the Windows Store and get my new app AMSAlarm

SimpleQR for Windows 8

QRCode generation and printing made simple: define the content, set some desired scan target parameters and press the Generate button. Your QRCode is ready! Then, it can be printed or saved as image.

Go to the Windows Store and get my new app SimpleQR

gianni's hub for Windows 8

It is now possible to receive all the recent news and archived posts from the blog directly on your Windows 8 device, instantly.

Go to the Windows Store and get the official gianni's hub Windows 8 app

The Wedding Planner

My first Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store, for free.

Please, try it! Your feedbacks are very valuable.

Now available also for iPad. Get it from the AppStore!

gianni's hub for Windows Phone

It is now possible to receive all the recent news and highlights from the blog directly on your Windows Phone, instantly.

Go to the Marketplace and get the official gianni's hub Windows Phone app

Discover the world of the Internet Of Things

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Beps Engineering, in collaboration with Jusan Network, is pleased to invite you to attend the event free of charge on the theme of the Internet Of Things.

The event is scheduled for Friday, November 28, 2014 in Turin, at the I3P Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino, located in Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59. For more information and to find out the complete program, please refer to internetofthings.university.

The event is free of charge, but the number of places is limited.

Register now

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MVP 2014 Windows Embedded

MVP LogoI am delighted to announce that I have been awarded Microsoft Windows Embedded MVP for the 4th time!

Thank you to all involved Microsoft and non-Microsoft people who made this possible!

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

Congratulations to the other Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals world-wide, nominated and renewed today. Especially, I want to congratulate with my colleague Beppe Platania who has been awarded again Windows Embedded MVP!

Windows Embedded Industry 8.1 Webinar

AvnetOn October, 2 2014 at 3 PM (CET) there will be a free on-line webinar presented in Italian by Cesare De Siena (AVNET Embedded) and Beppe Platania (BEPS Engineering): Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro: the "easy to use" embedded.

WE8.1 Industry Pro and Industry Pro Retail allow you to implement Windows 8.1 technology on your embedded devices in an easy and secure way.

If you want to know functionalities and details of the new operating system, register here.

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Microsoft //Publish/ Turin

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On May 16th and 17th, in Turin (Italy), a free event will take place, organized by Microsoft in collaboration with I3P and MIC Torino.

Bring your existing app and game projects to Microsoft's //publish/ event to code with developers from Italy and around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing, porting from Unity - you name it. It's 2 days devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.

Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your project. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events. Show off your completed project at the App Showcase.

Prizes will be awarded to showcase winners and there are special incentives to submit your app for publishing while at the event. Don't forget - apps published to the Windows or Windows Phone Store before June 1st, 2014 are eligible for even more great prizes through the //publish/ Developer Contest

Registration is required!  See you in lab.

Pluralsight new course about Intelligent Systems

I'm very happy to announce that my second Pluralsight course has been published today: Building an Intelligent System: From Embedded to Cloud

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This course is an advanced journey in the developing phases of an Intelligent System, using Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Microsoft Azure. After a brief introduction to the Internet of Things concept, we'll see how a real word intelligent system can be built, starting from requirements and specifications, passing through configuration, services, management, cloud backend, and communication strategies, up to the final deploy.

Let me know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to write me an e-mail!

Microsoft Embedded Conference 2014

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On February 15th, 2014 in Naples, Italy, there will be the second Microsoft Embedded Conference. The free full-day event is organized by the cultural association DotNetCampania and his community.

This year, the focus will be on the Internet Of Things and M2M Communications, the top trending topics of 2014. We'll see how Microsoft technologies can be used to design and integrate such solutions, called "Intelligent Systems". These are always online and cloud inter-connected systems.

Beppe Platania  and me will participate as speakers and we'll present Sense3an Embedded+cloud solution for Showrooms, events and Entertainment.

All the details about the session and logistics are available on the official website: http://mec2014.dotnetcampania.org/.

It will be a great event for all embedded hobbyists and professionals. See you in Naples on February 15th.

new syncfusion e-book: "ASP.NET Web API Succinctly"

ASP.NET Web API Succinctly

Probably, the most of you know Syncfusion for their great and FREE MetroStudio, an icon repository tool with over 2500 icons for Windows Phone/Windows Store apps. But Syncfusion FREE offer doesn't stop here: they provide a number of interesting white papers and one of the biggest and growing collection of technical e-books, the " Succinctly" series, covering mainly Microsoft technologies, but not only them. Just a few days ago a new e-book has been published: " ASP.NET Web API Succinctly", written by the compatriot Web Architect Emanuele DelBono.

This book is an overview of Microsoft ASP.NET Web API technology, a new web framework based on ASP.NET MVC, introduced by Microsoft to easily build powerful HTTP-based services, which are becoming more and more a requirement for companies. A few weeks ago, the framework has been refreshed with the release of Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 2, but the core concepts are still the same, so if you would like to start from the basis and learn how to build your powerful Web APIs, the book is a great starting point. In the perfect "Succinctly" aim, the book is a concise technical book that introduces most of the required topics in less than 100 pages.

Let's see its contents.

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TTG Event – Source Control Systems

TTG LogoOn November 28th, there will be the Torino Technologies Group (TTG) community event, hosted in Microsoft Innovation Center Torino (Italy).

Together with Fabrizio Accatino, I will present an introductory session about Source Control Systems: we'll talk about Distirbuted Source Control systems and I'll introduce Git. We'll see some Windows Git clients and the new integration in Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and Team Foundation Service.

Pluralsight What's New in Embedded 8 Standard course is out!

I'm very happy and proud to share that my first Pluralsight course has been published today: What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. Now I am truly a part of the Pluralsight team!

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The course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Windows Embedded 8 Standard is a modular operating system based on Windows 8, which provides enterprises and device manufacturers the freedom to choose which capabilities will be part of their industry devices and intelligent system solutions. The newly released version supports modern, rich, customizable, multi-touch experiences that keep customers engaged and employees informed and productive, as well as new lock-down tools to ensure it's targeted, secure and consistent.

Let me know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to write me an e-mail!

MVP 2013 Windows Embedded

MVP LogoI am delighted to announce that I have been awarded Microsoft Windows Embedded MVP for the third time!!

Thank you to all involved Microsoft and non-Microsoft people who made this possible!

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

Congratulations to the other 976 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals world-wide, nominated and renewed today. Especially, I want to congratulate with my colleague Beppe Platania who has been awarded again Windows Embedded MVP!

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