Deploying on the road…

Now that I have a Surface 2, I’m going to leave my laptop at home when I travel. This leaves me with a concern – obviously, I’m going to play with some of my hobby software development while I have “down time”, but the devices for which I’m building are traveling with me, while the dev machine stays at home. That’s OK where I’m building for the laptop, because it’s available by Remote Desktop through a Remote Desktop Gateway. Deploying to my other devices – the Windows Phone and the Surface 2 running Windows RT – is something that I … Continue reading Deploying on the road…

Windows Phone 8 improves podcast support to Windows Phone 7 levels

OK, so that’s a really quite inflammatory headline, for a feature change that actually has me really excited, because I can finally use a feature of my phone that I used to love very much. TL;DR – New version of the Windows Phone for Desktop App. Get it, it puts podcast support for MP3 files (rather than web hosted) back in. Podcasts But not really podcasts As soon as I start talking about podcasts, most of you are either happily thinking about, or dismissing out of hand, the concept of a few people talking into a microphone about some topic … Continue reading Windows Phone 8 improves podcast support to Windows Phone 7 levels

New Windows Phone 8. Something to love, something to hate.

Given in to phone envy, Alun? No, not really – although I will say it was interesting to be around so many Windows Phone 8 users at the Microsoft MVP Summit last week. But the HTC HD7 I originally bought, which spent a half-hour in a hot-tub (syncing), then a week in a bucket of Damp-Rid, then a year (working) in the hands of my teenaged son, finally bit the dust in the middle of the MVP Summit. Says the storage card is corrupted. So, I can’t afford the time to take it apart, mess with the drive and possibly … Continue reading New Windows Phone 8. Something to love, something to hate.