#VS2015 – Looking for a nice demo using the latest Microsoft technologies? Family Notes is your starting point

Hi !

The Windows App Team Blog team has released a month ago a nice sample of a Universal Windows App which uses most of the latest Microsoft technologies for Windows 10. This app allows the creation of notes, in sticky notes format, and to do this uses Windows Face Recognition with Cognitive Services to identify users, it also uses Cortana voice commands to start the app or create new notes, and much more.


There is also a nice set of blogs posts explaining the development process (see references) with all the explaining samples using C# and XAML. Also, there are some videos in Channel 9 related to the Family Notes development background (Using Ink, Voice, and Face Recognition in a UWP App)

All the source code is available in GitHub, so you can easily download the code and start to learn:

*All this topics are described in the main GitHub page

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno


[#WINDOWS10] HowTo: Use #Cortana outside the US


Automatic updates have played me one good. Tomorrow I have to spend 5 hours in a course of innovation and just install the Windows Update January 10, hope everything works well.

The first thing that draws attention is that Cortana we already have in the taskbar. That other disabled outside United States


If you want it to prove the process is quite simple, enter the new window’s Settings, which incidentally is very good


Select the option Time & Language and it changes the region to United States


And ready! now it only remains to “train” a little Cortana so that you begin to get to know us


Greetings @ Home

/El Bruno

[#WINDOWS10] HowTo: Habilitar #Cortana para que funcione fuera de USA

Hola !

Las actualizaciones automáticas me han jugado una de las buenas. Mañana tengo que estar 5 horas en un curso de Innovación y se acaba de instalar el January Update de Windows 10, espero que todo funcione bien.

Lo primero que llama la atención es que en la taskbar ya tenemos Cortana. Eso sí deshabilitada fuera de Estados Unidos


Si la quieres probar el proceso es bastante simple, accede a la nueva ventana de Settings, que por cierto es muy buena


Selecciona la opcion Time & Language y en la misma cambia la región a United States


Y listo! ahora solo queda “entrenar” un poco a Cortana para que comience a conocernos


Saludos @ Home

/El Bruno