Archive | October, 2013

Bluefragments Windows 8 SWAT team

15 Oct

A few weeks back Bluefragments announced the beginning of a new Windows 8 SWAT team. We received several applications from a lot of qualified developers and designers from all over Denmark.

In the previous months, I have talked to a number of companies in Denmark, to find an event that would fit into the first Bluefragments Windows 8 SWAT event. Today I’m thrilled to announce that Bluefragments have made an agreement with a major Danish media company to do a news center for Windows 8.

There are a variety of news apps for Windows 8. However many of them are made ​​with no special focus on the Windows 8 platform. This is an unique opportunity for a news app that dares to stand out and take advantage of all the features the Windows 8 platform offers.

Look forward to an awesome news app coming to the Windows Store really soon.

// thomas

Using the function keys on a Surface type cover

9 Oct

For the last couple of months I have used my Surface Pro as my primary machine – and I love it! Only thing that really have been nagging me was the extreme use of the Fn key to be able to use the function keys.

The use of the Fn key to access the function keys are really well documented at microsoft.com or from surfacetablethelp.com in case you have no idea what the function keys are actually used for.

Well, so yesterday I decided to do the search and find a way to swap the shortcut keys with the function keys  – and the result was almost mind blowing. Almost to simple to understand.

Hold the Fn button and press the CapsLock

Wonder why I didn’t do that search 6 months ago…

// thomas

Talk at Campus Days 2013

9 Oct

Yesterday I did a talk at Campus Days 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The talk was about the new features in Windows 8.1 from a developers perspective.

I chose to speak about 4 areas in Windows 8.1:

  • New control features
  • New UX/UI features
  • New file features
  • New network features

The slides from the talk can be downloaded here and the demo project can be downloaded here. Demo project is developed using Visual Studio 2013 RC and was presented on Windows 8.1 RTM.

Details on the talk are also available on Channel 9 here.

// thomas