Xbox One Development (2)

With the new Windows 10 Update the DEV mode on the Xbox One has also been changed. You now are just like with Windows IoT Core able to look at the device via a webapplication. This application gives you the abilities to uploaden, stopp, start etc apps. It look rather complete. Besides this there is also a new Dev Companion app for Windows 10. This app is more focused on the developer compared to the ‘normal’ Xbox app. In fact it does not more than a Remote Desktop connection to your Dev Xbox One. Together it looks like this. Pretty … Continue reading Xbox One Development (2)

Windows 10 on Raspberry PI 2

The beauty of Windows 10 it runs on your Raspberry PI 2 as well as on your computer/laptop. An Universal Windows App for your laptop with Windows will run without many changes on a Raspberry PI 2. It is fairly easy. In Visual Studio make an Universal Windows App. Press F5 to run the app locally and test it. That takes a while, but it will run as expected. To run the same app on the Raspberry PI you need to follow some steps. Your computer is a x86/x64 solution Platform device. A Raspberry PI is based on ARM technology … Continue reading Windows 10 on Raspberry PI 2

Windows10: XBox ONE streaming

If you are the proud owner of a Xbox One and your PC is updated to Windows 10, than this is one of the new possibilities. In the start menu there is a new tile called Xbox. If you click on this, you log in with your Xbox account (which is your Microsoft Account). In the app you see your status, your friends, your achievements etc, just as you would on your Xbox One. But if you click here, you will see all Xbox One’s in your network. You can even turn on your Xbox One remotely. After selecting the … Continue reading Windows10: XBox ONE streaming

Windows 10: Hello Windows

With Windows 10 a new way of logging in is added. With Windows 8 you could login with your Microsoft Account, a PIN code or(especially handy for Tablets) a Picture password. With a fingerprint reader you also could login with your fingerprint. Now there is also logging in with you face added. You need a Real Sense camera for this. There are already some laptops available with this camera build in. It should be possible later to login with a Kinect Sensor v2. In this small (Dutch) movie a small impression.   Cool he!

.NET on Raspberry PI 2

In a previous blogpost I told about Windows 10 IoT Core. This is great, because you can program in C# and you can add a Graphical user interface to it. But most of the IoT devices will not need user interaction or attached to a Monitor. The most IoT devices collect data and give that to others or keep track of an environment and are only expecting control information. There may be enough reasons to use Windows 10 IoT Core, but it is not necessary for a Microsoft environment. Also on NOOBS (New Out of the Box Software) OS you … Continue reading .NET on Raspberry PI 2

Project Oxford

During the //Build/ Conference they showed a very nice demo; the Photo site (http://how-old.net/). Project Oxford (http://www.projectoxford.ai/) is the base of this app. This API offers a lot of possibilities. The best part, you can use it yourself. There is a fully documented API available. These API’s are for free for now, but it is a lot of fun to play with it. Azure Machine Learning is used for the learning of the API. There is a nice free e-book about Machine Learning. Very readable and gives you some basis knowledge of Machine learning. During the last Ignite Conference there … Continue reading Project Oxford

Windows 10 IoT Core

Since the //Build/ conference is a technical preview of Windows 10 for Raspberry PI 2 is available. With that the promise of Microsoft (Windows on all devices) becomes reality. There will be 3 versions of Windows 10 IoT available: For Industry Devices, Mobile Devices and Core. Installing Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry PI 2 very easy. More information on http://windowsondevices.com and demos http://ms-iot.github.io/content/win10/StartCoding.htm. While installing you will see these screens pass by. The first startup of Windows 10 IoT Core takes a bit longer, some additional setups are being done. No worries next time the startup is fairly … Continue reading Windows 10 IoT Core

Xamarin: Multi Platform Development

In the past I wrote some applications for the Windows Phone Platform. A few of them can be even found in the store. They are not perfect, but they gave me good insight in how it works. What does a little screen mean for development and what does it need to get in the store? The first of the list is still in the store, but I lost the code . Even then the rules of the store are tighten a lot, so this app would not stand these current rules. I have a app for the Windows 8 platform … Continue reading Xamarin: Multi Platform Development

Windows 10 and Office Apps

Since some weeks I am running the newest Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Surface Pro 3. The first version of Windows 10 was getting the worst behaviors of Windows 8.1 out of the system. Windows 8 was very Touch oriented, the first Technical preview of Windows 10 was more oriented on keyboard and mouse. This new version combines them better. Some other new and nice additions are Cortana and Continuum. We know the first from the telephone and in same way from the XBox. You can speak to your PC in a natural language and she will understand you. … Continue reading Windows 10 and Office Apps

IoT (3) Intel Galileo

In my last blog I already told about Microsoft Windows on a Intel Galileo board.  I showed how to show some texts on a LCD display with C++ code. Not long after that the second generation of the Galileo board came. It was a little more powerful. In my last blog I had to connect my LCD display via a breadboard to my Galileo. Not uncommon in the Arduino world, but it doesn’t look nice and is very error-prone for not very technical people. So I bought a Seeed Grove Starter Kit. Another advantage of this kit it contains different … Continue reading IoT (3) Intel Galileo