Succeeding in the Windows Phone Store

On June the 26th, 2014 @ 6:30 PM, come and join us at BCIT Burnaby campus for the “Succeeding in the Windows Phone Store ” session presented by me.

All Windows Phone apps and games are distributed through the Windows Phone Store. With the continued growth of the Windows Phone Store, this represents a challenge to app developers and publishers to get their apps noticed. This presentation provides tips and tricks how you as an app publisher can get your app noticed as well as strategies for getting yourself into the coveted spotlight category, and why not to get even money out of it.

Registration pages are open through Eventbrite or Meetup.

More info about the event on the .NetBC user group site.

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SQL – How to find where a table column is used

If you ever get in the situation that you need to find out from which stored procedure/ function is a table column updated, this is a useful script:

FROM syscomments
WHERE TEXT LIKE ‘%lookup_field%’

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Run WcfTestClient on a server that doesn’t have Visual Studio installed

It was so easy to test the old fashion .asmx web services from the production servers, since you could just grab the link, put it in a browser and a full fledged test you could run on it.

With the WCF services is not the same. If you just grab the link and open it in a browser, all what you get is a confirmation that the service it’s running properly, and how to use it in the client applications.

Here comes handy the WcfTestClient tool. Create a folder on the server and copy the next files in it from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE (path may wary, depending what OS/Visual Studio you have installed):


If you get an error related to VirtualTreeGrid assembly, just add the assembly to the GAC (Win+R) and add the path:


Copy the file Microsoft.VisualStudio.VirtualTreeGrid.dll into the same folder where you copied the files mentioned above.

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Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – Training

Tutorials and videos useful to learn how to develop apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone:

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On the way to become a professional developer

I would like to highlight some of the sites that I found useful in my learning process:

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.NetBC UG Event: Essential Windows Azure IaaS for developers

On July the 9th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM, come and join us at BCIT Burnaby campus for the “Essential Windows Azure IaaS for developers” session presented by Medhat Elmasry.

Why should developers care about IaaS? Think of your Windows Azure Datacenter as an Object Model(OM). “IaaS OM” can help us build cost effective systems by only turning on the parts of Azure that are needed and when they are needed. In this session we will introduce you to PowerShell and look at using it to manage Virtual Machines on Azure.

More info on the .NetBC user group site.

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