Windows Phone 8 SDK on Mac OSX Parallels 8

Bad news for all us developers who use virtual machines to develop Windows software. The new WP8 emulator is a Hyper-V machine and will only run on non virtualised hosts. So my Mac OSX Parallels 8 dev setup with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012  installed in a virtual machine will allow me to install the Windows Phone 8 SDK and all the tools but the phone emulator will not start. As far as I […] Read more »

Windows Phone 8 SDK

Windows Phone 8 was officially released yesterday the 29th and yet the Windows Phone 8 SDK is still not available… Aaargh…. Rumours say that the SDK will be released today at Build 2012 – lets see if they can finally give us all the tools we need! Channel 9 will be streaming sessions at and the keynote, which is usually where all the major announcements are made, is scheduled for 9:00 which translates to 17:00 here in Europe […] Read more »

Wrestling with WIX UI and Properties

I have been trying to get a WIX installer behaving the way I want it to for a couple of days, unfortunately I am not an MSI expert and have had a hard time understanding why things done work as I want. The installer is for an upgrade of a license key and copy protection product that I have created. Using Netsparkle the product gets automatically updated when a new version is available. I also […] Read more »