Xamarin Evolve 2016 – Arrival

Finally arrived in Orlando after a long flight from Cape Town via Dubai.      We are staying at the Fort Wilderness resort within Disney World.    The whole family has come along with, so this is definitely going to be an amazing week of family fun and Xamarin!


Fort Wilderness is amazing.  We are staying in log Cabins within a forest, a natural feel to it, but close enough to be in

the parks in a few minutes using the internal transit system.   I am not too sure though what peak traffic is like Orlando to the Xamarin conference at the Hyatt Regency, but will leave early just incase.


Forte Wilderness Disney World


Started the day with a trip to the Hollywood and then the Magic Kingdom.  Plenty of magic and also Star Wars which makes the whole family very happy.


First Order at Hollywood Studios


Disney Castle at the Magic Kingdom


Need some rest now before the big kick off of Xamarin Evolve 2016!!


Windows 10 IOT Remote Display Experience

With Microsoft Build 2016 complete, there are so many things to be looking at and trying out.   One of the more useful features for me right now is the new remoting functionality in Windows 10 IoT Insider Preview 10.0.14295.   I have this running on a Raspberry Pi 3 and I am busy with some work using an array of sensor telemetry.  Being able to see what is happening remotely make life far easier when building Universal Apps.

To configure this is very simple.    There is a new menu option added to the administration console called “Remote”.  This is accessible via the URL:  http://[ipaddress of pi]:8080.   If you haven’t changed the password the login should be:  “Administrator” and “p@ssw0rd”

IoT Remoting

Enable the Windows IoT Remote Server by ticking the box presented.


To access the Raspberry Pi remotely you need a client.   This is available in the Windows Store either by following the provided link, or just by searching for “Windows IoT” in the store.  https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh5mnxz


remote client


This will run on any Windows 10 device.   Just something to note: on a Windows 10 Mobile device (Lumia 950 XL in my case) you may have to set the device color scheme to light for the application text to be legible.  I’m sure this will be corrected in later builds.

iot client

Fill in the IP address of the Raspberry PI in the “Enter an IP address” text box and click / tap “Connect”.  You should now be seeing what the Raspberry Pi is displaying.

Remoting to a Windows 10 PC / Tablet
Remoting to a Lumia 950 XL