App in a snap: Your first Windows 8 app

Here at Microsoft The Netherlands we’ve created Windows 8 App in a snap to allow developers and non-developers to create their first Windows 8 app with relative ease. The goal here is to provid...

Build apps and get a Windows Phone 8

UPDATE May 29, 2013: We’re all out of devices at the moment, so you cannot participate in this promotion any longer. Please keep an eye out for future promotions and thanks to all participants ...

Using jQuery in JavaScript apps

One of the major pros in using WinJS for Windows 8 apps is the ability to leverage your existing web development skills to create native Windows 8 apps. Using libraries you’re familiar and comf...

Windows Phone RSS reader app template

I took the liberty of adapting my Windows Phone starting template to become a Windows Phone RSS reader app template for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. At the bottom of this post, you can downlo...

Windows Phone starting template

UPDATE July 1, 2013: As Twitter have now closed their v1 API and I have created a Windows starting template recently that uses My Movie API, I’ve updated the Windows Phone starting template to ...

OData on Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Last week during the Windows 8 and Windows Phone camp in Zwolle, the Netherlands I talked about Data access on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. This blog post is a recap of the access of OData on Windows...