SharePoint Summit Toronto

I just had the great opportunity of speaking on the Toronto SharePoint summit. Luckily also got some time for visiting the city.For those who are interested in the demos I showed in my two sessions: here they are: CSOM for Windows Phone Javascript for SharePoint

Creating updatable Live Tiles from A to Z (part 1)

Something I haven’t found on the webs, is a nice overview of how to create updatable live tiles. Sure, you can gather all the data, but all the do’s and gotcha’s in one article would be nice. So I decided to get everything together myself. OK: here’s the scenario. We need an app that visually show... [More]

File IO in Windows 8

Let’s leave Windows Phone for a moment, and let’s have a look at Windows 8. Recently the U2U-team was present at the Microsoft Build-convention in Anaheim, California, where Microsoft unveiled Windows 8. Now, what we saw is still just a preview, but it clearly shows the direction in which Windows is... [More]

Creating WP7 prototypes with Sketchflow

With the upcoming release of Windows Phone Mango, you can create prototypes for Phone apps with Sketchflow. For people not knowing Sketchflow : it allows you to create prototypes that look like they have been drawn. When you present a “normal” prototype to a customer you get conversation... [More]

The return of SQL CE !

After playing a few weeks with the Mango-beta, I’m even more convinced that the Windows Phone 7 simply is the best smartphone available. Driving in your car, receiving a text-message, and suddenly a voice over Bluetooth  asks me if the message should be read! And after the message has been read... [More]