Category: User Stories

Editorial: Windows Phone 7 is not dead!

  We all know that Windows Phone 8 was launched a few weeks ago. And with that launch, there came up far to much voices that want to tell us that Windows Phone 7 is dead. It is not, and I am going to tell you why. Microsoft is still providing support for Windows Phone […]


The WinPhan is joining msicc.net!

Well, I’m back. Some of you know me from Twitter, Facebook, and various WP news blog sites as WinPhan7. For those that don’t know me, nice to meet you. I’ve evolved slightly, I now go by a more encompassing title: The WinPhan, but you can also call me Sean. I’m not a developer, although I am interested in […]


Windows Phone 8 – the next generation

Today I will write about my impressions on Windows Phone 8, the next generation of Windows Phone. First thing I can tell you: I am really impressed what Microsoft has done here. This Post will be about my favorite features on Windows Phone 8, if anyone prefers other features, feel free to leave a comment […]


Dev Story Series (Part 1 of many): Creating a data class for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone app

As I promised earlier on my application for the Intel App Innovation Contest on codeproject.com, I will do a series of blog posts for my application MSicc´s Blog for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. This is the first article in my new Dev Story Series, where I describe the development process of the app. I […]


Zune/Xbox Music Pass available in Germany (includes a short how-to)

Yesterday some users reported to wparea.de that the Zune/Xbox Music Pass is available. However, yesterday I was able to activate it, but no usage was possible. This changed this morning. Here are is a short view on how to use the Zune/ Xbox Music Pass: On your Windows Phone: Just go to the marketplace, search […]


(Rumor) Microsoft Surface coming to Europe?

Today Hellshock (follow him!),  one of my Italian tweeps made an awesome discovery. The Italian Microsoft site has a link to Surface within the “Products” section. Of course I checked that for Germany as well, and in fact it is there, too: Well, I know that this means nothing at the moment, but it is a […]


Editorial – the relationship between developers and users

I did not plan this post, but as I received an email yesterday from another developer, this changed. This post will be an Editorial about the relationship between developers and users. Users and developers do have a problem. Users have expectations for our apps. We developers have to fulfill these expectations. Here is an image […]