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  • StaffPad for Windows Store

    I’m very excited today to see the launch of StaffPad, a groundbreaking music notation application from the UK which features advanced handwriting recognition that allows you to write music naturally with a pen and play it back in high fidelity. You need to see (and hear) this to be properly dazzled by it - click the picture below to jump to the
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Mon, Mar 30 2015
  • Windows 10 Preview (10041): App Lifecycle in a Desktop/Tablet World

    Disclaimer – this note was made against Windows 10 Technical Preview 10041 and is purely my own experimentation. I have no additional knowledge of what’s going on with Windows 10 other than what’s publicly observable in the preview build and SDK. Your results may differ and they’ll almost certainly change between now and when
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Sun, Mar 29 2015
  • Is Your Next Phone Your Next PC?

    It’s getting increasingly difficult to differentiate a phone from a tablet from a PC and, today, while watching the Microsoft stream from Mobile World Congress one of those differentiators for “Windows Phone” seemed to disappear – the absence of a physical keyboard. Along with the launch of another large-screen Lumia, the 640XL
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Sun, Mar 1 2015
  • C# 6.0 in 6 Screenshots

    For more detail and more complete coverage, go to the source . NB: these are as of Visual Studio 2015, CTP 5. Things can/will change
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Mon, Feb 23 2015
  • Kinect for Windows V2 SDK: 3 ‘Hello World’ Videos

    There’s a bunch of posts on the site around the Kinect for Windows V2 but as part of getting ready for the Kinect for Windows Hack London; Dan asked whether I’d help with a few “getting started” materials (beyond the excellent info that’s already in the SDK with samples and so on). One part of that was putting together the post below; Get Set Up For
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Fri, Feb 20 2015
  • Windows Apps London–App Debugging Tips

    This month’s meetup at the Windows Apps London group ; is all about going ‘back to basics’ and talking a little about what Visual Studio can do for app developers. As part of that, I’m giving a short talk to try and pass on some ‘tips’ for debugging, mainly staying within the realm of .NET code for Windows/Phone apps
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Thu, Feb 19 2015
  • Windows/Phone 8.1 Debugging: Getting a Crash Dump File From a Device

    I’m writing this one down so that I don’t forget it because I’ve done it multiple times and I forget it every time and it’s one of those topics that I can’t find particularly well documented on the web. Imagine you’re testing out a Windows/Phone app on a device where it’s crashing but you can’t easily
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Thu, Feb 19 2015
  • UK TechDays Online 2015: Multi Platform Apps with Visual Studio Session (C++)

    I spent some time talking today at the UK “TechDays Online” event along with my colleague Martin Beeby on the topic of “multi-platform apps with Visual Studio”. We talked around 3 areas; Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Visual Studio and Xamarin Visual Studio and C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Apps For the C++ part of that
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Feb 4 2015
  • UK TechDays Online 2015: Multi Platform Apps with Visual Studio Session (Xamarin)

    I spent some time talking today at the UK “TechDays Online” event along with my colleague Martin Beeby on the topic of “multi-platform apps with Visual Studio”. We talked around 3 areas; Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Visual Studio and Xamarin Visual Studio and C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Apps For the Xamarin part of
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Wed, Feb 4 2015
  • Get Set Up For Kinect for Windows V2 Development

    Here’s a quick guide to getting yourself set up for Kinect for Windows V2 development. It was put together specifically for the Kinect Hack for Windows London event but it’s generally applicable. Here’s what you’re going to need to get going Video Here’s a video walkthrough of the rest of the post and a few other bits –
    Posted to Mike Taulty's Blog (Weblog) by mtaulty on Sun, Feb 1 2015
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