Heat maps are a type of overlay that use different colors to show data hot spots on a map. Now a member of the Bing Maps team has come up with a solution for creating heat maps in native Windows Store apps.
Ricky Brundritt, Bing Maps Technology Solution Professional, describes in a post how he came up with the solution, and also documents the reusable library he created. Full source code can also be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples he shares.
In Windows 8.1, Microsoft introduced new app-to-app contracts that let your users easily interact with people in their address books and integrate events into their calendars.
In the first of a two-part series on the Windows App Builder Blog, the Windows App Team walks you through both of these contracts, starting with contact cards that work specifically with people.
Use Windows PowerShell 4.0 DSC to easily remediate a server.
Microsoft has been dedicated to creating meaningful change in education for more than three decades, with $750 million invested in teacher training and professional development in the last 15 years, and Wednesday, at the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum, the company’s top leaders worldwide pledged their continuing support for teachers as well as students and school leaders who are shaping the future.
The company’s education legacy is “without equal,” including the global YouthSpark Initiative, to create opportunities for young people in education, employment and entrepreneurship, writes Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president, worldwide education.
In the “Witch Potion” puzzle game, exclusive to Windows Phone 8 devices, you’re in charge of protecting adorable creatures from black magic.
In the world where “1 Phoenix Force” takes place, the Earth we know is long gone, burned to ashes and taken over by monsters. You take flight as the reborn Phoenix in hopes of restoring life to Earth.
Skype Labs, the in-house innovation hub, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of improving the Skype experience for the product’s more than 300 million monthly users, who generate more than 2 billion minutes of Skype audio and video calls every day.
Adriana Dumitras, head of the Skype Labs team, writes that the team has used its expertise in audio, video, computer vision, networking, machine learning, data mining, statistics and quality of experience to create and deliver some of the fundamental and innovative core technologies that have contributed to Skype’s success.
This July at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle, the top team from each category – Games, Innovation and World Citizenship – will take home $50,000. Now, thanks to a trio of new partnerships, each of those teams is also going to have a life-changing experience.
Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft YouthSpark and PAX will provide a customized Boot Camp for each of the category winners.