First of all I wish you a happy new year !
The new year is usually the time we like to take a step back and look at what happened the last few months. So I’m following this approach too and here is my “ReStory” of 2013 !
In February I had another chance to speak during a session in Paris for the TechDays. I did a talk with my colleague Charlotte on performance tuning for Windows Phone 8 apps. If you are interested the recording is available here (in French)
In late February I flew to Redmond for the MVP summit. It was an amazing time again meeting many other MVPs and having a glimpse of what’s coming next in the Microsoft pipeline
In late October I went to Soft-Shake, a conference in Geneva where I did a talk on Windows Phone 8 app development. It was a great experience because the conference itself is opened to many techs and it not Microsoft only.
This is not Microsoft-related (at least not yet…) but it had a big impact in my personal & professional life… In November I won the 1st prize of a Startup Week-End in Grenoble ! We introduced a web platform to collect, organize and visualize your best memories. It’s too early to share the details but I hope to be able to work on this for real
You can watch the 60 second long video that introduces our idea here.
You can read our experience about the startup week-end here (in English).
I wrote less blog posts than the previous years. As expected it’s mostly Windows Phone and Windows 8 related…
- Tips and tricks when using voice recognition in a Windows Phone 8 app
- A Reactive Extension (Rx) use case in a Windows Phone app
- Using PowerShell to automate the build process of your Windows Phone app
- RSA cryptography between a WinRT and a .Net app
- MVP 2013-2014
- Speaking at SoftShake in Geneva October 24th
- Fresh look !
- VS2013: upgrading a Windows Phone 7/8 and Windows 8 apps
- WinRT 8.1: this is why you will use the Properties pane in Visual Studio
- WinRT: introducing the AppBarHint control
- Slides from my “Getting started with WP8 development” talk
- I need your help to launch ReStory!
What’s next ?
I have a couple of hot stuff on my list for 2014, here are some of them:
- January: I will (finally) release 2Day for Windows 8 ! This release was a big development effort and I’m exciting to give access to it to everyone through the Windows store
- February: I will speak about Azure Mobile Services at the Microsoft TechDays in Paris where I will speak about Azure Mobile Services
- April: I will join the Global Azure Bootcamp in Lyon
I hope you will have enjoy 2014 too