New Windows 8 Store Apps Development with C# 6 days Course

Monday, January 14, 2013

 Recently, I've been working hard, developing a new Windows 8 Store Apps 6 days Course for C# developers. Today I was very proud to deliver it to one of John Bryce customers, at Hi-Tech College, Herzliya, and it was a great beginning. The course is very detailed and practical, just like I did with a previous 6 days WPF course I've developed. Different content, different college, but same mini-Me J. So if you've enjoyed previous sessions with me, I'm sure you'll enjoy this course either, now with CodeValue.  Following is the agenda for the course arranged by Modules and Topics. Each topic...

Just in case Input Language in Windows 8 is driving you nuts…

Thursday, November 29, 2012

In case you’re working with more than one input language in Windows 8 (EN, HE…), and you’re wondering “Why the hell the input language is HE in vs2012 or EN in Word, or the opposite, and not switching back automatically…”? The answer for this question is: starting with Windows 8, the default for input language for any window is the last selected by the user (Users request from Microsoft…). This situation is great for users who are working with only one language. This feature is annoying for users like me, switching languages back and forward, it drives...
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Microsoft has just released Windows 8 and VS 2012 for MSDN subscribers

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Microsoft has just released Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 for MSDN subscribers! What are you waiting for? If you’ve MSDN subscription, go ahead, be first to download this long awaited release. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/hh442898.aspx Now with the release of both, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 we can develop Windows 8 apps and upload them to the online store.   Also don’t forget to check the Windows 8 Apps Development Microsoft’s Israeli forum I’m coordinating with two other community members. In this forum I’m sure you will find all the answers for your Windows 8 Apps developments questions, in all...
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Windows Phone Summit – Live Blogging

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Windows Phone Summit is taking place right now, and I’m watching it Live over the the WEB at http://aka.ms/wpsummit Frankly, there’s nothing new I didn’t know, but now it’s official by Microsoft. There are about 9 new features in the future Windows Phone 8 Shared core between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, includes Native Code apps! Support of Multi Core CPU’s Support for additional 2 screen resolution: 720p, WXGA Removable MicroSD support Internet Explorer 10, with HTML5 and better JS performance New start screen with more tiles and resizing options Wallet  experience Nokia Map technology replaces Bing...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) is out!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 8 Beta build 8250 is out, and you can download it from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download The new beta is called Consumer Preview and it contains some installed apps and other 100 can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Here are some of the new features you can find: New bootscreen New branding New shortcut menu New way to close Immersive Apps New start button New Aero lite theme New Ribbon organization New splitted touch keyboard organisation
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Windows Devices User Group Meeting – Windows Phone Navigation & Life Cycle

Friday, February 17, 2012

במפגש משתמשים Windows Devices השני, שיתקיים במיקרוסופט רעננה, בתאריך 28/2/2012, יום שלישי, אני מעביר הרצאה בנושא Windows Phone Navigation and Application Life Cycle.   בהרצאה זו אדבר על יכולות הניווט בין אפליקציות ובתוך אפליקציות Windows Phone, ואראה כיצד הן משפיעות על תהליך ריצת האפליקציה. כמו כן, נלמד להבדיל בין שני המצבים Dormancy ו- Tombstoning, וכיצד לקחת מצבים אלו בחשבון בזמן תכנון אפליקצית Windows Phone.   לפרטים נוספים אודות הארוע, ורישום: http://windowsphonenavandlifecycle.eventbrite.com   אשמח לראותכם, תומר שמם

Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 Applications – Presentation and Demo

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank you for participating my Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 Applications session at Microsoft, Raanana today. It was a great fun, and I’m very happy that you’ve enjoyed the session. As I promissed, here is a SkyDrive link for both the Presentation and Demo code.   Please leave comments should you have any questions about the session.   Thanks, Tomer Shamam

Time to move on after 9 years…

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

אחרי תקופה ארוכה של יותר מתשע שנות עבודה בחברת סלע, כמהנדס תוכנה, מרצה, ויועץ בכיר, החלטתי שזה זמן טוב לרענן ולבחור בדרך חדשה. סלע היתה ועדיין בית חם ומשפחה בשבילי, ונהנתי מאוד לעבוד ולהיות חלק ממשפחה זו למשך כל שנות עבודתי בחברה.   בהזדמנות זו, אני רוצה להודות לדודו, לקרו, לישי, לאלי, ולאנשי המקצוע הקולגות בסלע, על תקופה נפלאה, ואני בטוח שעוד יצא לנו להפגש לא מעט, ואפילו כבר נפגשתי עם חלק מכם.   מטבעי, אני אדם דינאמי שאוהב לשנות ולנסות דברים חדשים, להתקדם קדימה ולראות את הדברים מזוויות שונות. בדרכי החדשה בחרתי להיות ארכיטקט תוכנה ויועץ בכיר בחברת...
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Just got a Microsoft Community Contributor award

Monday, December 19, 2011

I’ve just been informed that I awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor award for the year 2012. Here is the announcement I’ve got from Microsoft: “The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers. The value of these resources is greatly enhanced by participants like you, who voluntarily contribute your time and energy to improve the online community experience for others… Thank you for your commitment to Microsoft online technical communities and congratulations again!” I’m very excited and truly honored to receive this...
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Programming Windows 8 Metro style apps using C# and XAML

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Wednesday, 07-Dec-2011, I’m having a whole day tutorial, showing how to develop Windows 8 Metro Style applications using C# and XAML from scratch. In this day you’ll learn what is a Metro style app, and how to use the API’s provided with the first Windows 8 Preview to develop great Metro style apps. Here are the abstract & agenda: Abstract Windows 8, Microsoft's next generation OS designed to run on top of Desktop and Tablet machines, introduces the next step in the evolution of the Metro design style and application model. In this full-day tutorial we will...
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