Creating an inline web part title in SharePoint Framework

SharePoint modern pages do not have the same web part chrome that classic pages provide. Therefore, the developer of a custom SPFX web part must provide their own web part title rather than rely on SharePoint to provide it for them. Creating a web part title that mimics the Microsoft…

Adding Cortana to your Windows 10 App

The Cortana voice command features integrated into Windows 10 enable developers to give users convenient ways to access data that usually requires several user actions (tapping, swiping, typing, etc.) or time to find (looking through a long list of items or reading a large piece of text). Three examples where…

Embed the Bing Translator Widget in Site (With Branding!)

The Microsoft Bing Translator Widget is a simple and free way to embed translation capabilities into a website. The widget will translate any content on the page not explicitly set to be ignored to a number of potential languages ranging from Chinese to Spanish to even Klingon! If I had…

What if your phone became your ID?

With the NFC chips finally brought to the iPhone (though an SDK for developers to access hasn't been made available), as well as Host-based Card Emulation (link) on Android, I wonder if the phone could become not only a place where we connect to people and information through cell/data/…

Uploading files to a NTLM protected site inside a UIWebView using NSUrlSession with Xamarin

When using NSUrlSession to manage requests made from a UIWebView to NTLM protected web content, an upload file request fails when a NTLM handshake is performed. There are three factors that cause the failure to occur: (1) NTLM is a connection-based authentication protocol and the NSUrlSession doesn't always maintain open…