Reasons To 2016

Sketch by Caroline Vermeulen This week I headed down to Brighton to speak at Reasons to be Creative for the first time. Meeting Mike Brondbjerg there reminded me of this project http://peted.azurewebsites.net/ms-band-server/ which connected data from a Microsoft Band to…

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MS Health Bot Tutorial

This is a step-by-step guide to writing an Bot in C# using the Bot Framework Connector SDK .NET template. You will need to have collected some sleep data using a Microsoft Band and have had that synchronised up to the…

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Band on the Run

I promised earlier (http://peted.azurewebsites.net/fake-microsoft-band/) to share some more details about the client-side of the Band on the Run project I have been working on alongside my colleague at Microsoft David Gristwood.We set the project up initially as a learning opportunity…

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Jamchester 2016–Windows VR Resources

Gameopolis have been working with we’ve been working with Hack Manchester to create the UK’s biggest competitive game jam in Manchester on 20th-22nd May 2016, called Jamchester. Microsoft are one of the sponsors and I will be there with my…

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Windows Phone Mobile VR – VISR-VR SDK

Since my previous posts on Windows Phone mobile VR http://peted.azurewebsites.net/windows-phone-mobile-vr-update/ Microsoft Virtual Academy has published a six-part course called Creating Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps on the Windows Platform where Louis Deane (VISR-VR CEO) and I discuss Virtual Reality, Augmented…

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MS Health API Bot

As we make steady progress from a world where the user input to a computer or mobile device consists of flat two dimensional elements controlled by mouse and keyboard it is not difficult to imagine more natural ways to interact…

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MS Band Server – sensor data in a browser

Chatting recently with Mike Brondbjerg recently about some data visualisation ideas around using the Microsoft Band and we came to the conclusion that getting live sensor data from the band into the browser would open up the opportunity to use…

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Windows Phone Mobile VR Update

Its over a year now since I published these two blog posts: Windows Phone Mobile VR (Gyro Head Tracking in Unity3D) Windows Phone Mobile VR (Stereoscopic Rendering + Lens Distortion in Unity 3D) which discussed some introductory topics around mobile…

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Fake Microsoft Band

Along with my colleague at Microsoft, David Gristwood I have been working on and off on an IOT reference architecture using data from the Microsoft Band. Dave focuses on the Azure side of things and I am traditionally a more…

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Office Add-In with Knockout.js

Lately I have been investigating the new Office add-ins (the ones built on open web tech). Alongside the other additions to the Office platform; Unified APIs and AD apps they present a great surface area for solving higher level business…

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