WinRT 8.1 Build Error … Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the path …

Suddenly builds start to fail on a Win8.1 project, with the interesting message “Could not find a part of the path ”. C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\AppxPackage\Microsoft.AppXPackage.Targets (1512): Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the... [More]

Windows 8.1 camera feature: Photosynth

Just installed the windows 8.1 preview on my Surface RT … it is a must when you have a RT, really brings some additional value. one of these features is the Photosynth integration. (from: http://adsupnow.com/blog/2013/03/mobile-lessons-from-the-new-pope/) while it is always a kind of odd and f... [More]

Windows 8 Store App – Dutch railroad travel planner video’s

Below some video’s of a personal Windows 8 project. A perfect exercise for creating small backlog items and tasks, most work I did was while waiting on airports and in planes. I created in TFS just small enough tasks so I could fulfill one or two at an airport (1 max 2 hour). Anyway, this is the r... [More]

Windows 8 Dutch Train Planner App

The Dutch Train Planner App uses Bing Maps to plan and visualize your train journey.  http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/train-planner-netherlands/44411226-647f-43d3-b709-d26eda52e426   Enter video caption here Usages The App has two entry points, the main entry is searching ... [More]

Not a Windows 8 machine, but you do want to start creating Store Apps … the possibilities.

There are two good workarounds when you want to start playing/ learning to develop Windows 8 Store Apps, but you aren’t able to due to a machine limitations or company policies.    1: Windows 8 Virtual Labs The first is accessible for everybody, but a bit limited. Microsoft provides se... [More]

TFSPreview with a Windows Store Apps build on Azure

The Hosted Team Foundation Service build doesn’t support building Windows Store Apps. A lot of other environment are supported but Azure doesn’t allow you to run a Windows 8 Client. So, no Windows Store Apps build agent on Azure. You could setup a local machine with Windows 8, configure a build ... [More]

Visual Studio Launch Roadshows and Workshops in the Netherlands

Get teams up to speed with the new Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management tools with free roadshows from Sogeti for customers. Sogeti has been involved with the Visual Studio 2012 release from the first early stages till the launch 12 September. Two and a half year ago Sogeti joined th... [More]

Sogeti Windows 8 Metro Application Demo

cross post from: Darren W Baker This video is a compilation of Windows 8 Metro Applications that Sogeti consultants are working on world wide. Sogeti was asked to put together a small video to be played at WPC 2012 during one of the Keynotes, and we are all very excited to see our hard work on th... [More]