Phone Fridays

Look! Oh no it’s exams 🙁

How does that affect Phone Fridays?
Well venues will be booked for examinations and you really should be studying instead of reading this. This means that there will not be any Phone Friday sessions for the remainder of the semester.

See you guys bright and early next semester.

Flip Side


You may have heard that your local Windows Phone MVP be will hosting //publish/ this weekend at DUT. The goal of this event is to polish up your apps and finally take the plunge of //publishing/

Did I mention there is a ton of prizes for apps published this weekend? I’ve attached a picture of some to stimulate those app ideas


Coding can be tough on the body, to counter this food will be provided so that those energy levels stay high and those fingers keep typing.

Keen? Registration link at the bottom.
I’ll definitely be there this weekend 😀
Come say hi if you’re attending

Register here: Register

Phone Fridays 16 May 2014

Phone Fridays for this week has been cancelled due to //publish/ 😀 Checkout my next post for details on attending.

I migrated :)

So I took the plunge and migrated my site from WordPress to Azure. This is the reason for things looking different, expect everything to be back to normal soon 🙂

WP 8.1 connectivity guide for DUT students

Some time back DUT decided to change the EAP method for the wireless network to PEAP MS-CHAP v2. Unfortunately, this left many students unable to connect with their phones due to the fact that their respective OS did not support this type of authentication.

Fortunately for Windows Phone users Windows Phone 8.1 resolves this and adds in heaps of other features.

You don’t have WP 8.1? Head on over to WPCentral and follow their guide to upgrade. Upgrade to WP 8.1.

Have you upgraded? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments.

Now you need to connect to the wifi to download all those apps you’ve being yearning for.

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I want to learn app development!

So I wrapped up the “Creating apps” session at YouthSparkSA with a little Overview of Microsoft for students.

Unfortunately my presentation can’t stay up indefinitely so a blog post seemed like a more permanent location for some links.
Hopefully these resources will help you on your Windows Dev journey.

Microsoft Virtual Academy

This list is quite a sparse post at the moment. I will definitely update this post at some stage.

DreamSpark registration

So you’re a student and want to develop for Microsoft technologies? Luckily our friends at Microsoft really see the potential in students and have invested heavily by providing
premium tools at no cost.

Step 1 – The key

Firstly you’ll need a DreamSpark card which has a verification code on it. The design of these cards change a good deal so don’t be concerned if the card you have you looks different.


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Windows Phone Carrier Billing

So why is carrier billing not a bigger thing in South Africa?
It makes sense that carrier billing would be the prevalent billing method in a country where access to credit cards is scarce, unfortunately this isn’t the case.

There is a shimmer of hope for Windows Phone users. Vodacom now supports carrier billing for the Windows Phone store, well to be accurate the service has been available since June this year. I did try it out in June with no success and decided to try again after Microsoft mentioned it in a press statement on 7 November.

This time round it worked flawlessly.

Billing confirmation

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