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November 4, 2016

In Case You Missed it – This Week in Windows Developer

Happy (belated) Halloween, Windows Devs! This past week gave 80s kids, pop culture fans and Windows Devs alike all a chance to celebrate the internet of things.

Our very own IoT master, Pete Brown, created a series on IoT, remote wiring, voice recognition and AI inspired by the Netflix hit, Stranger Things. Check it out below!


Internet of Stranger Things Part 1

TL;DR – go ahead and binge watch the series before getting started.

Internet of Stranger Things Part 2

Pete Brown builds a wall. But it’s more than that – Pete adds to the Internet of Stranger Things project by constructing a wall that integrates music and UWP MIDI capabilities. Learn how to cue up your very own haunting 80s synth soundtrack with part 2!

Internet of Stranger Things Part 3

The final installment of the series covers voice recognition and intelligence – two things most IoT devices don’t necessarily support. Low and behold, Pete Brown works his IoT magic in this post.

#XboxAppDev – Adding natural inputs

This post gets personal (with input methods). Learn how to add natural, intuitive input methods to your Xbox and UWP apps.


UWP Integrations for Kinect

Grab your demo hat and get ready for the new drivers and integrations now available for Kinect and UWP. Read more in this blog:

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC

Last, but certainly not least, we released a new build for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. There are quite a few updates here, most notably the new ‘Universal Update Platform’ which helps streamline updates across your Windows 10 devices.

And that’s the week in Windows Dev! Feel free to tweet us with any questions, comments or suggestions for Pete Brown’s next example of IoT wizardry.

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