ALM & TFS 2012 Open Day at Microsoft

November 25, 2012

CodeValue (that’s us) is hosting an open day on Team Foundation Server 2012 with its Visual Studio 2012 integration and other little goodies, on Monday next week (December 3rd) at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana. Here’s the official banner (in Hebrew):To register, just send an email to as it appears in the banner, stating your name, and you’re registered!See you there!
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Windows Media Foundation in Windows 8

November 20, 2012

Windows Media Foundation was introduced in Windows Vista as a future replacement for DirectShow, enhanced in Windows 7, and naturally, further enhanced in Windows 8. I’ve blogged about WMF before. While looking at the MSDN docs on WMF, it seems the content has not yet been updated for Windows 8. Windows 7 enhancements are considered there as such. Looking at the API reference, however, shows some new interfaces that are only supported starting with Windows 8.One such interface is IMFMediaEngine and its extended version, IMFMediaEngineEx. The docs hint that the former interface is the playback interface used by the...

Windows Phone 8: Integrating with the Wallet

November 8, 2012

Earlier this week, Microsoft held the Discovery event in Tel Aviv, Israel, with a distinguished guest, Steve Ballmer. In the event, Microsoft has officially launched Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (and XBOX 360 and Kinect…) in Israel. During the presentations, a wallet application on Windows Phone was shown, which was developed by us, CodeValue (and specifically by me ). This article and this one describe something about the app (in Hebrew). Here are some screenshots (some text is in Hebrew): In this post, I’d like to show the basic steps to integrate an application with the built-in Windows Phone...
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