Mouse cursor / pointer invisible Windows 8.1

Recently Windows 8.1 gave me a lot of headaches because of a stupid mouse pointer. For some reason the pointer wasn’t showing, which is quite annoying even though I know a lot of shortcuts.

I’ve searched the internet (without a cursor) and everybody was saying it was because I was connected to an external display. Was the cursor saying that he didn’t want to travel from screen to screen? And at the end, I wasn’t connected to an external display.

I tried to recall when I saw that bloody thing for the last time. The last time that I saw it was before I changed the power settings to “Power Saver” and adjusted the screen brightness. After going to sleep mode the cursor was gone.

So my final try was to change the settings to “Balanced” again and adjust the screen display and tadaaaaaaa, the cursor was back in business.

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I missed you, now your back: work for me

 

K

Building cross platform applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

After two days of MultiMania fun, time to upload the slides used during the presentation:

 

 

K

Building & Testing Win8 app with Team Foundation Services and Microsoft Test Manager 2012

Our Techdays 2013 session is online.

As a reminder, here is the abstract of the session:

Visual Studio 2012 offers you all the required dev tools to build nice looking Windows 8 Applications, but together with the Application Lifecycle Management tools in Team Foundation Server 2012, you can now also easily setup a distributed team development environment with version control, work item management, build automation and test case management. In this session, you will get a quickstart to develop a Windows 8 app, making use of Team Foundation Service (in the cloud). We will also demo the advanced testing features in Microsoft Test Manager 2012 to run Exploratory Tests on Windows 8 applications to detect potential bugs and to capture rich visual debugging information for the development team.

The video can be viewed on channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Belgium-2013/11

K

If you are serious about web development, take a look on modern.IE

Writing cool HTML and CSS code is not always the easiest thing to do, specially if you need to get it working on older browsers.

Modern.ie is  Microsofts effort to make this easier for you. Modern.ie is a dev center with free (yes free) tools and resources to spend more time building your web applications instead of testing it on older browsers.

  • Download virtual machines
  • Scan a webpage for common coding issues
  • Test BrowserStack for 3 months.

Read more on modern.ie

Use HTML5 to build what you want, where you want it

For all those students who want to download the presentation I gave at the techdays, find them on slideshare:

I had a great time, and I hope that I could inspire you to create awesome windows 8 applications using your HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills.

I also found some pictures that a few of my colleagues took during the session for those who want to have an impression of how it was:

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If you also have image sabout the session, please mail them.

K.

Building & Testing a Windows 8 App, making use of Team Foundation Service and Microsoft Test Manager 2012

Hi there,

The slides Pieter and I used in our techdays presentation can be viewed on slideshare:

Hope your enjoyed the session, even when my voice was working to well

Every Web Developer is a Win8 developer presentation on MultiMania

First of all, I had a great time on MultiMania and met a lot of great people over there. People from different worlds. Every day I work mainly in a Microsoft world, developing websites with ASP.NET MVC but I’m also busy in HTML5, CSS3 and the combination is something that I love.

But on MultiMania I had the chance to talk to Adobe people, Game creators, … Some talks were inspirational, other ones were technical and that what it’s all about isn’t it!

On MultiManie Dieter and I gave a presentation on Win8 development and how you can use your existing web skills to build Metro applications.

In case you’ve missed it, here are the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/kevinderudder/every-web-developer-is-a-win8-developer