Attorney Dana Hrelic talks Surface, the law and fashion

2016-10-07 KENNETH 0

Attorney Dana Hrelic talks Surface, the law and fashion When I was at the American Bar Association conference in August, attorney Dana Hrelic came up to me and immediately exclaimed “I love my Surface. It’s how I survive.” Thrilled, I immediately asked to learn more. Dana is a 3rd year partner at a boutique appellate firm, Horton Shields and Knox, in Hartford, Connecticut. For Dana, Surface is less of a computer and more of an appendage. “It’s my 100% machine. When I travel, I just unplug it and throw it in my bag.” Dana is on a plane about every two weeks so she loves having her Surface Pro 4 so she can work on the way to a meeting, and then catch up on TV on the way back. “Both my Office software and iTunes work seamlessly across my [ more… ]

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.1

2016-10-06 KENNETH 0

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.1 Today we are releasing the first update to the UWP Community Toolkit. To see the updates, first: Get started with UWP Community Toolkit 1.1 Install the UWP Community Toolkit Sample App directly from the Windows Store Read the documentation In under a month since the first release, we are humbled by the positive feedback we have received so far and are excited to see all the contributions the community has made, including: 39 community contributors 188 accepted pull requests 173 issues closed 678 stars 159 forks Thanks to all the contributors that were involved with this release! Here’s a summary of what’s new in V1.1: .NET Foundation. We are excited to announce that the UWP Community Toolkit has joined the .NET Foundation, a vibrant community of open-sourced projects focused on the future of the .NET [ more… ]

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ReCore free trial experience launches today

2016-10-05 KENNETH 0

ReCore free trial experience launches today Hello Far Eden Explorers! It’s been great to see so many people jumping into ReCore and having fun. We’re excited to let you know that, starting today, anyone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to play ReCore can now experience their first 30 minutes in a special, free trial version on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Your progress in the trial will be reflected in the full game, so you can pick up right where you left off if you decide to buy it afterward. Also, thanks to our great ReCore community, we have continued to get feedback on the game and will be releasing several key updates today. You can read about them here. We’re committed to supporting ReCore and making it an even more enjoyable experience. Head over to Xbox [ more… ]

Windows 10 Tip: Write on the web with Microsoft Edge

2016-10-04 KENNETH 0

Windows 10 Tip: Write on the web with Microsoft Edge Did you know you can write directly on web pages in Microsoft Edge and easily save or share what you’ve marked up with friends and colleagues? Microsoft Edge is the only browser with the built-in functionality that lets you take notes, write, doodle and highlight directly on webpages. You can do this with your finger if you’re using a touch-enabled device, with a pen or with your mouse or trackpad. Here’s how to write on webpages in Microsoft Edge: To start marking up a webpage, launch Microsoft Edge and click the pen icon. When you hover over it, you’ll see it says, “Make a Web Note.” Choose either Pen, Highlight or Type, and start writing. When you’ve finished marking up a page, click or touch Save or Share in the [ more… ]

UWP Hosted Web App on Xbox One (App Dev on Xbox series)

2016-10-01 KENNETH 0

UWP Hosted Web App on Xbox One (App Dev on Xbox series) For the fourth installment in the series, we are open sourcing yet another sample app: South Ridge Video, an open source video app developed as a hosted web application built with React.js and hosted on a web server. South Ridge can easily be converted to a UWP application that takes advantage of native platform capabilities and can be distributed through the Windows Store as any other UWP app. The source code is available on GitHub right now, so make sure to check it out. If you missed the previous blog post from last week on Background Audio and Cross Platform Development with Xamarin, make sure to check it out. We covered how to build a cross-device music experience using Xamarin and how to support background audio on the [ more… ]