A few weeks back Bluefragments was nominated in two categories for Microsoft Partner Award 2013.
Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the award show but Martin Jepsen and Deani Hansen took my place instead. I was told that it was a great evening and there was a really good atmosphere. Maybe that have something to do with the fact that we won the Microsoft App Partner Award 2013. YEAH!
This have everything to do with our awesome customers, a really great team in Bluefragments and a good relationship with Microsoft Danmark. Thank you everybody!
Post from Microsoft Partner blog
Article from ComputerWorld
In the launch keynote of Visual Studio 2013, Brian Harry announced and demoed a new service called Application Insights.
The service is available through Visual Studio Online and “collects, processes and presents a wide variety of telemetry including performance, usage, availability, exception, crash, environment, log and developer-supplied data from all components of a modern application – including clients (devices and browser), servers, databases and services.”
With Application Insights it is possible to gain full insight into your Windows Store and Windows Phone applications; how does the user actually use your app, which features are used the most or least, are there any performance issues and so on. All of this will be presented nicely in a dashboard that can easily be customized to your exact needs directly in Visual Studio Online.
Currently the service is available as limited preview and you can sign up from Visual Studio Online:
Bluefragments have been part of the TAP program since early this year and have followed Tofino become what it is today (truly amazing work by some passionate guys!). Looking forward to integrate Application Insights into our Windows Phone and Windows Store apps.
Last week I was informed that my company, Bluefragments, is nominated for a Microsoft Partner Award 2013. We are nominated in two different categories:
- Innovation Partner of the Year
- App Partner of the Year
This nomination have only been possible due to hard work from the entire team – both employees and freelancers. A big thank you to everybody in the team for your awesome effort.
We are really proud of the nomination and are looking forward to the award show on the 21st November 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.
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…
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.
A few weeks back a handful of awesome developers, designers and volunteers met to build this year’s Roskilde Festival for Windows Phone. Today we pushed the big button and published the app with the 2013 program and a bunch of great features. We build the app in just 72 hours and the result is amazing … well, if you don’t believe, go ahead and check it out yourself! :)
You can download the app from the Windows Phone store here:
Give it some love, send some warm thoughts to the developers, designers and volunteers – and see you at Roskilde in a few weeks!