The TechEd Europe Apps – part 1

October 15, 2014
There are some apps that are really useful during TechEd Europe and with less then two weeks to go we better start learning how to use them.

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In this blog post I will cover the Ch9 Events app. In the app you will sync your schedule and receive updates to the content catalog, before and during the conference.

In an upcoming post I will cover theKrewe apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.x.

Start by downloading the Ch9 Events for Windows 8,x | Windows Phone | iOS | Android

Windows 8

1 Install the app from Windows Store

2 Log in using your Microsoft Account

3 Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Pin it to the start screen

5. Enjoy

Windows Phone

1. Install the app from Windows Phone

2. Log in using your Microsoft Account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Pin it to the start screen.

5. Enjoy

Apple

1. Install the app from iTunes

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy

Android

1. Install the app from Google Play

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy

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WordPress App for Windows Phone

August 4, 2014

I saw a tweet from my good friend and TechEd Roundtable member Dieter Rauscher about a good app for Windows Phone.

I gave a quick search and found that the app I had in mind wasn’t there to be found. Anyway here is a link to the App so you can install it on your phone.Splash

Once installed you have options to start a new blog at WordPress.com, add your blog hosted on WordPress.com or add your self-hosted wordpress blog.

AddAccount

I have blogged about creating a Azure hosted WordPress blog in 7 clicks if you would like to try that out.

AddAccount2

When you have created your blog or added your existing one you get to the Actions page, from there you are given options to:

  • Add a post
  • View Stats
  • Add a page
  • Blog Settings
  • View Admin
  • View Site

Swiping to the sides takes you to Comments, Posts and Pages.

To add a new blog post tap the tile and start blogging from Windows Phone to your WordPress Blogg.


Read an a Tweet about the future of Windows RT

November 25, 2013

I saw a tweet that stated that “Microsoft confirms Windows RT will die” http://m.blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23194/microsoft-confirms-windows-rt-will-die?mm_ref=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FT9UBLhHS2e

In the article Preston Gralla quotes what Julie Larson-Green, in charge of Microsoft’s devices unit talked about at the UBS Global Technology Conference last week:

“We have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We’re not going to have three.”

The conclusion in the article is that it is Windows RT that will be the OS that will loose the battle.

I would say its more logic that it is the Windows Phone OS that will end up with the short straw.
The similarities between ‘full’ Windows and Windows RT is bigger and possibly easier to merge into one Windows to rule them all.
We now see 8 inch devices from various vendors so the leap to phone size form factor isn’t that large.

I believe that Windows RT in its current version won’t last but with a start screen adapted to smaller form factors we have a winner. Modern apps developed will be able to run all windows versions and with the launch of XBox One with its virtualization engine to run the apps on is already in place.

Update:

I just read Mary Jo Foley article describing this possible jurney in an excellent, as always way 🙂http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-we-arent-going-to-have-three-different-versions-of-windows-7000023593/


The CH9 Event apps has been released in the different appstores

May 21, 2013

Read möte about it on the official
TechEd blog

I really look forward to try it out in New Orleans.

Cya there


Microsoft TechEd apps found ahead of official launch

May 15, 2013

This is how you configure your device to display your TechEd schedule. I will add pictures to the instructions when I get home to my other devices 🙂

Update: If you dont get the app to sync your Schedule, do what we always tell our users, log off and on again 🙂

 

Windows 8

1. Install the app from Windows Store

2 Create a EventBoard account

3 Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Pin the Conference of your choice to the start screen

5. Enjoy

Windows Phone

1. Install the app from Windows Phone

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enter the conference of your choice.

5. Enjoy

Apple

1. Install the app from iTunes

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy

Android

1. Install the app from Google Play

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy


My bumpy journey to a Windows Phone

December 20, 2012

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I have got myself a Windows Phone. It’s a Nokia Lumia 710 and yes it’s the 7.5 version. A few months ago I pre-ordered a Lumia 920 but the carrier that I ordered the phone from had a weird sense of service to private customers so I got quite eventually cancelled that order. I will get my Lumia 920 a white one but I will have to wait until early next year.

I really want to learn the Windows Phone interface so that when I finally get my hands on that shiny Lumia 920 I can start enjoying the awesomeness right away.

I’ve been using an iPhone for almost 2 years now and must say that I’ve been really happy with it. There is some stuff that annoys me but not that much.

A late night/early morning at TechEd in Atlanta 2011 me and a friend of mine got an exclusive and awesome ad hoc demo by a Microsoft guy (can’t remember your name, but thank you) where he showed us how he uses his phone and PC.

That really got me interested, back then the phone OS lacked Swedish language support so it wasn’t that appealing. When the 7.5 was released and we got the Swedish language support I got my sight on a Lumia 800. My plan was to get it in time for TechEd in Orlando when I started to read about Windows Phone 8 and the release of the OS this fall. Since the 7.5 handsets weren’t compatible with that release I decided to wait for it to arrive.

During this time I’ve heard complaints about the Windows Phone, in the cafeteria and by colleagues but the complaint hasn’t been in the same time space continuum as the demo I received in Atlanta. I even got some peoples laughs when I said that I’m really interested of the Windows Phone and what it can do. My thought is that they basically are lame and don’t use the device in a proper way.

Why on earth do I then get a Lumia 710 if I going to get a newer one on a couple of months.  🙂

Well me and my wife where Christmas shopping when we decided to get a family subscription from Telenor in Sweden, internal family communication free of charge which is nice for the youngsters. Along with that we were given the option to get free handsets, not the high end ones but we could choose some pretty decent handsets, one Lumia 710 a HTC Wildfire S and an Sony Xperia S (I think). My wife asked the guy in the shop what handsets a 9 year old girl should choose if she likes to play games on the hand set. He then removed the Lumia and said that Windows Phone didn’t have many games. My wife gave me a look sayin ‘don’t go there’ J

Anyway we left the store with a HTC WildFire S, the Nokia Lumia 710 and two family subscriptions. The older girl will get my wife’s old iPhone 4 (she’s on a iPhone 5 now).

The transfer from iPhone to Windows Phone was painful for about 10 minutes. Got stuck updating the Marketplace app but that was sorted after a update in the XBOX Live hub.

Since yesterday I’m rockin the Win Phone and I love it.

Some more hands on with the interface and I’m ready to swipe the ‘lamers off their feet.

By the way, my 9 year old daughter saw my phone yesterday and asked me if I got a new phone. I replied that I got it for testing purposes (cant ruin her Christmas spirit). She took a look at it and put my other phone away to play games on it.