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 🙂