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Talk:Creating and using a hosted server for backing up Windows Phone app data

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Hamishwillee - I like to see something different

Hi ArchieCoder

I know very little about WCF, but this looks like a useful starting point for the topic.

i've subedited this for wiki style - basically used bold for filenames and button presses, icode for inline code. I've also used various combinations of #, * and : for improved indentation. Lastly, I've updated the introduction to include the problem - because I think that this "sets the scene" better. Hope you agree. Other than that its completely unchanged. Great job.

In terms of room for improvement, I don't know enough about WCF to be sure what best to suggest. A couple of ideas:

  • Links to more material that explain the WCF framework, and writing your own servers. My reasoning is that you gloss over this by saying "copy-paste" this code. Many readers might be happy with that, others will want to know what's going on.
  • Perhaps a better name - at the moment the title doesn't imply that its your own service/server, so this could mean SkyDrive. Not completely sure on this one, but perhaps "Creating and using a hosted server for backing up Windows Phone app data" ?

Thanks for this - how do you find time to write so many good articles????



hamishwillee 07:12, 14 September 2012 (EEST)

ArchieCoder - Link references added

Hi Hamish,

First of all, thank you for your good comment about my articles this week. I appreciate your time to enhance my articles.

Items: - I really do like your title suggestion: "Creating and using a hosted server for backing up Windows Phone app data". However, I was not unable to modify it in edit mode. Can you do it please? - I added a little definition in the introduction and I added a references section for more links. - I like the download section that you have created, I'll do that for my next article.

Thank you again and I'm looking forward to write Windows Phone 8 article here!


ArchieCoder 14:59, 14 September 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Moved

Hi ArchieCoder

Articles are moved by selecting the menu arrow next to the "eye" icon at the top of the page, then selecting "move". I've done that now so no need to worry. The references section looks good - I think this makes a difference. As a rule I always put the downloads in the ArticleMetaData and I hope that people get used to finding it there. However as this is a newer "feature" of the wiki it is still useful to have a downloads section, making it easy for people to find the links in the article, and in the table of content.

I'm looking forward to those Windows Phone 8 articles too! Hopefully after we have an official SDK to test them on.

Thanks again



hamishwillee 08:19, 17 September 2012 (EEST)