Author Archives: Jani Nevalainen

About Jani Nevalainen

Windows developer who's been working on Microsoft Platforms since 1996. Windows Phone dev MVP 2013, Windows Development Platform MVP 2014. Currently working as Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Finland Developer Experience team.

Windows Phone 8, let’s get the party started!

ShareFinally the SDK is out and we can talk about all the great stuff that the SDK brings to us. There are some big changes with unified programming model, but also some differences, like HTML5/JScript not being there as a … Continue reading

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What changes with Windows Phone 8 development

ShareThought I give a short summary for you who are interested in bringing your WP7.5 app to WP8 for what you should look out for. In general you shouldn’t recompile your WP7.5 app to WP8, for two reasons. Firstly, WP7.5 … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Garbage collection

ShareThought I clear up some things regarding the functionality of the Garbage Collector in Windows Phone, which is maybe a little bit misunderstood functionality of the platform among the people coming from other non .NET environments. First of all, the … Continue reading

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Rating control for Windows Phone 7.5

ShareLong evenings at hotels can be strangely productive time, and last night I started to think that there is no simple and lightweight star rating control available (I know only one, but it’s a big too big for my taste). … Continue reading

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Nokia Windows Phones

ShareToday at Nokia World was announced that Nokia is releasing two Windows Phone, Lumia 800 and 710. These two models are the first Wp phones from Nokia, and will be most likely the most sold WP phones for a while. … Continue reading

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Create your own ringtones for Mango

ShareI think I’m not the only one who feels that using Audacity is not the easiest way to create ringtones for your Windows Phone. Once again the annoyance level of using too many separate tools got too high, and I … Continue reading

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Speaking gig coming up

ShareIf you have a chance, come to see me at Suomen Ohjelmistoyrittäjät organized Nokia/Microsoft ecosystem event 22nd of September in Helsinki, where I’ll be speaking about WP development experiences.

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WP 7.5 ‘Mango’ security model

ShareLong time no post 🙂 I had unforeseen delay with a house project that has kept me quite busy lately, and unfortunately WP Mango update NDA prevents phone reviews that I promised earlier 🙁 But now I have a some … Continue reading

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Mango has been released!

ShareFinally some great news from MS, the Mango WP 7.5 has been RTM! The Final build version is 7720 but developers get now an update from the Beta 2 (7661) to 7712 (Almost RTM version), which is more than great … Continue reading

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Mango experience

ShareToday in Finnish financial newspaper “Kauppalehti” there’s an online blog (in Finnish) about my and my company’s experiences with the Windows Phone Mango, check out the article at: http://microsoft.blogit.kauppalehti.fi/blog/24105

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Preparing for 70-521 transition test..

ShareFor me, panic is the best motivator 🙂 Lately had to brush up my WPF/EF/WCF skills trying to prepare for the upgrade test for the MCPD Windows Developer (that I’m about to take tomorrow morning…) Kind of learned several new … Continue reading

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Designing with Metro for Windows Phone

ShareI’ve read through several Metro presentations and sat through some sessions and realized that none of them is really too ground to earth, “what does this really mean to me as an application developer” -approach. I see a lot of … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Day Finland 26.5.

ShareAlright, finally sat down to write a summary of my experiences with the WP day. First of all, I have to say I was overwhelmed to see so many Finnish people coming to hear about Windows Phone – I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mango features

ShareHere’s a short listing of new things coming for WP “Mango” (7.1 or 7.5, number is not public yet). For the software side, we’re looking at Windows Live Messenger, Lync client, Bing Vision and Bing Audio search, Bing Maps will … Continue reading

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Get your NoDo!

ShareI’ve found already three different methods how to get the NoDo update to your WP7 phone, and bypass the update throttling. I’ve used the method descripted at XDA developers forum in Samsung Omnia 7-section, which involves using the proxy through … Continue reading

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Project buyers guide for dummies, part 1

ShareAs someone who has been auditing projects I’ve come to realize how difficult it is for a company to buy an IT project. There is so many things that need to be taken in account and specified, and then there … Continue reading

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Head up in the clouds

ShareWhat kind of skills a cloud developer needs? This question was presented to me by a friend, and gave me an idea for this blog post. There are many aspects that are different from normal desktop/server developing, but I’ll address … Continue reading

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Moving to WordPress

ShareAgain, changing the outlook of my blog – this time I’m starting to use a proper bloggin software which will enable comments etc. Also posting is much less painful as I no longer write raw html 😉 I’m copying few … Continue reading

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