Posts for tag: phone 8

Microsoft //Publish/ Turin


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.

Windows Phone Day, Milan, Italy, Sept 30 2013

On September 30th, in Milan, Italy, at the Microsoft Innovation Campus, there will be the Windows Phone Day. During the day, part of the @WinPhoneWeek, some interesting topics about Windows Phone development will be explored by Italian Microsoft experts and MVPs.

Some of the topics:


windows phone 8 sdk released

Windows Phone symbolAs announced, today Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 SDK!

It consists of a full-featured development environment to use for building apps and games for Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 7.5. The Windows Phone SDK provides a stand-alone Visual Studio Express 2012 Edition for Windows Phone or works as an add-in to Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium or Ultimate.

With the SDK, it is possible to use levearage existing programming skills and code to build managed or native code apps. In addition, the SDK includes multiple emulators and additional tools for profiling and testing your Windows Phone app under real-world conditions.

To run the emulator Windows 8 Pro x64 edition and a processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) are required. If a computer does not meet the requirements for the Windows Phone 8 Emulator, the SDK will install and run, however the Windows Phone 8 Emulator will not work and developers won't be able to deploy or test apps on the Emulator.

windows phone 8 officially launched

Windows Phone 8Yesterday Microsoft officially launched Windows Phone 8. We already knew a lot of the new features and capabilities of the new OS, but a number of them have been introduced just at the keynote in San Francisco:

  • Live Apps (Lock Screen notifications)
    Microsoft has added the ability to set any app that uses push notifications to notify you straight to the lock screen from where you can unlock direct to that app.

VS2012, WEC 8, WES 8 CTP3, Windows Phone 8

Yesterday has been a great day for Microsoft and the Embedded community.

Visual Studio 2012 has been officially launched and it has been confirmed that the next version of Windows Embedded Compact will be fully integrated. It will also include a new version of Microsoft .NET Compact Framework (3.9), with performance improvements and a number of additional features, and will bring support for C++ 11.

On Colin Miller's blog appeared a blog post about Visual Studio Express 2012 for Desktop and its .NET Micro Framework 4.3 support, which will be soon released.

Microsoft also released a new preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 (WES8 CTP3).


TTG Event – Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Apps

TTG LogoTomorrow evening, as every month, there will be the Torino Technologies Group (TTG) community event, hosted in Microsoft Innovation Center Torino (Italy).

Together with my colleague Marco Bodoira, I will talk about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 (announced on June 20th) and will share my experience on developing a Windows 8 Metro-style application, which entered the Italian Windows 8 App Hall of Fame.

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8A few hours ago Microsoft announced the next version of Windows Phone, at the Windows Phone Summit event in San Francisco.

Many (but not all) interesting features have been announced:

  • fall 2012 release: new devices by major OEM manifacturers
  • for developers, new SDK later this summer

Interesting links