Azure Service Bus Relay

Service Bus Relay (SBR) enables you to protect and store sensitive data on premises but still have it accessible to other components running in the cloud. SBR is a Microsoft technology that provides a safe, secure and easy way to integrate your pubic cloud solution with a web service running…

Single Sign on with Azure Mobile Services in a UWP App

So I recently ported one of my Windows 8.1 Universal apps to the Universal Windows Platform to take advantage of the new platform. Overall the process was very easy but I ran into one annoying problem. The LiveSDK wasn't updated to work with UWP so you have to kind…

Quickly Generate Design Time Data for Windows Phone

Things have been pretty busy lately, so it's been a while since I've hacked around on a Windows Phone project (or blogged for that matter). So naturally, I've forgetten some of the basics. One of those is generating sample / design data for your XAML view. It took me a bit…

Access Camera Roll in Windows 8.1 Universal App (WP + W)

Tonight I started working on a random project for Windows Phone 8.1. I didn't plan to create a Windows 8 application, but figured I'd give the new Universal App a try to leave my options open. Anyways let's get to it... The app needs access to the users camera…

Binding a ListPicker to an Enum

A common thing I find myself doing when using the MVVM pattern within Windows Phone development is binding an Enum to a list picker. Recently I took some time to expand my libraries to help with this. The first problem to tackle is converting the enum to something that the…