My latest DevRadio episode has been published – here are the details! Abstract: In today’s episode Brian Hitney demos for us the Messier Sky Object Explorer and Earthquake Starter Kits for your Windows 8 apps. Tune in as he walks us through both APIs and show us how easy it is get started building for Windows 8. Check out all the APIMASH Starter Kits here Download Earthquake APIMASH Starter Kit Download the Messier Sky Object Explorer APIMASH Starter Kit Next Steps: Step #1 – Download the Tools for Windows 8 App Development Step #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8 Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace, or RSS If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Blogs & Articles: Brian Hitney’s blog APIMASH Starter Kits (all) APIMASH on Channel 9 Download the Earthquake APIMASH Starter Kit Download the Messier Sky Object Explorer APIMASH Starter Kit Download the Earthquake Explorer app for Windows 8 Videos: 7 Part Series – Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 Apps Virtual Labs: Windows 8 Virtual Labs Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE)
Abstract: Peter Laudati, Brian Hitney and Andrew Duthie are back for part 2 of their series and in today’s episode Andrew shows us how to deploy the OData Service for his Windows 8 app to Windows Azure as well as outlines the advantages and disadvantages to building back-end services via this approach. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step #1 – Try Windows Azure: No cost. No obligation. 90-Day FREE trial. Step #2 – Download the Tools for Windows 8 App Development Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8 Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or RSS If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Register for our Windows Azure Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) events today! Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online Blogs: Brian Hitney’s blog Peter Laudati’s blog Andrew Duthie’s Blog Videos: Microsoft DevRadio: How to Get Started with Windows Azure Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 1) What is Windows Azure Web Sites? Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 2) Windows Azure Web Sites Explained Microsoft DevRadio: How to Integrate TFS Projects with Windows Azure Web Sites Virtual Labs: MSDN Virtual Labs: Windows Azure Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (WP7, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE)
At the Columbia Windows 8 DevCamp this weekend, the topic of side-loading apps came up in a few different scenarios, but it was particularly appropriate during the app showcase. We had a number of developers working in the lab room, all competing to come up with the coolest app at the end of the day. During the showcase where developers pitch their apps to the audience, it works best to have all the apps on the same machine. Here’s the best way to do it without having to copy source code/solution files: From within Visual Studio, select Project > Store > Create App Packages: In one situation, where there happened to be multiple projects in the solution, these options were disabled. Why I’m not exactly sure, but you can also create the app packages by right clicking on the project in solution explorer, and selecting Create App Packages in a similar way: On the dialog windows that pops up, select No to build packages to upload to the store, as we’re not doing that: On the next screen, configure any path/build options (defaults are usually ok) and click Create: Once the packages are created, you’ll see the following folders: We can ignore the .appxupload files for now. For loading on another machine, we’ll need to copy either the x86 or ARM (or both) to the target machine (for the devcamps, we just pass around a USB key and have everyone copy the files there). On the machine you’d like to install the apps, run the PowerShell script (right click file, select Run with PowerShell). Of course, if you’re on a Surface or other ARM device, you’d need to run the PowerShell script from the ARM folder, otherwise use the x86: Once running, you may be prompted to install a certificate and need to accept a UAC prompt. You’ll then see the app install: Viola! The app should be installed on the Windows 8 Start Screen.