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By Peter Henry on Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:55 PM

Are you a Windows Phone user?  COOL!  If you are, you might be using the 8.1 beta.  If you are, and you use the Calendar (like me) you need to read on!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 14, 2014 9:32 PM

wp80 Over lunch today I read the WP 8.1 developer preview was available…..YUP! I couldn’t resist, I had to update it.  Here’s my initial thoughts!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:05 PM

WPMarketplace Do you get asked to download, install or even eval an app on the Windows Phone Marketplace?  BUT when you click on the link, you cannot download the app?  I think I can help you out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:25 PM

image You’re a Windows Phone developer and going through the Dashboard to update your app?  You getting an error about your browser not running Silverlight and open desktop version?  BUT YOU ARE?!  DOH!  I think I can help you out!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:29 PM

imageDid you just merge a bunch of changes in source control, but now your project won’t compile?  Getting a bunch of GalaSoft namespaces not being referenced errors upon compiling?  I think I have something you can try to help!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:25 PM

WPfavicon If you’re a Windows Phone developer, the time has arrived to renew your account, so you go looking for the link to check ……out…….uh…..Dashboard, I’m signed in….where’s the Subscription link?  I think I can help you out!

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 03, 2014 9:43 PM

imageYou’re writing an app and want to test what happens when you lose your connection to the DB?  I think I can help you out!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:21 PM

TSqlFundamentalsYou just added\inserted data into your db, what PK\ID\counter\integer\whatever did you just add?  I can help you with three options.

By Peter Henry on Monday, February 24, 2014 8:53 PM

TSqlFundamentalsYou have some REALLY big numbers in your T-SQL statement, how do tell the millions from the thousands?  I have a quick trick.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, February 23, 2014 4:30 PM


Do you code?  Do you access DBs?  Do you sometimes need to create cursors?  Then I think I have a link for you!

By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:45 PM

TSqlFundamentals You’re creating a proc, but getting errors on creation, cause it already exists…what SHOULD you have done and what to do now?


By Peter Henry on Friday, February 21, 2014 4:56 PM

TSqlFundamentals You have to do adhoc edits on a table but DON’T want to fire off specific triggers, how do you turn all of one tables triggers off?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 11:46 PM

image You’re debugging your app in VS, but you forgot to set a few breakpoints, now your code is gone off to never-never land!  How do you stop it RIGHT FREAK’N NOW?!!?!  I can help you with that!

By Peter Henry on Monday, February 03, 2014 10:27 PM
By Peter Henry on Friday, November 29, 2013 4:43 PM

imageAre you starting out with XAML?  Trying to figure out Converters?  What about data binding to another element?  Here’s a simple example to follow.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, November 23, 2013 2:33 PM

VSLogoI’ve been trying to come up with some simple sample code for another blog (something for INotifyPropertyChanged) and in doing that, found SIX bugs with VS2013.  Read on to see if you agree with me or not?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:05 PM


Have you tried sorting in Linq?  Easy eh?  Ok, How do you sort nulls last?  Gotcha didn’t I? Read on, I figured it out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:53 PM

Are you thinking of going to #OttITCamp?  Still on the fence?  Well, here are the top TEN reasons you SHOULD register RIGHT NOW!Phone.099

By Peter Henry on Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Phone.062The countdown clock starts!  Are you going?  Have you registered yet?  If not, I hope to give you some reason TO register!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:29 PM

OttawaApps Tonight I wanted to find local Windows Phone developers and I’m AMAZED at how difficult it is!  If you’re releasing an app, please heed this hint!!!!

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