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ShixxNOTE app is on Windows Store

May 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Today I am announcing that ShixxNOTE program is now on Windows Store. If you have Windows 10 just click on the icon of Windows Store or write “Store” in your start menu. After that you will get something like this but some of the text will be on your language.

ShixxNoteOnWinStore_01After that click on ShixxNOTE tile which will be under Applications like on image above. After you click on it you will get all info about ShixxNOTE application and you will be able to install it on your computer. It is full valid 30-days trial version. But now it will be installed from Microsoft Store and 30-days trial period will be checked also by Microsoft Store. Off course you can always click on Buy button 🙂 Price is shown in your current currency but it is 25 USD but now this is 25-Users License version also. Check the image below to see all I am talking about.

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This is the day I was waiting. To show all of my potential customers that you don’t have worry when you install program setup from program pages. Because then you get dialog saying that Publisher is Unknown and that you better click on “Don’t run” button. You can read about this issue in previous post. Now after ShixxNOTE passed all tests from Microsoft you can download it and install it on your computer running Windows 10 from Windows Store.

Kind regards,
Ozren Sirola
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ShixxNOTE is Windows 10 Compatible

May 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Last month I did a lot of work with my program ShixxNOTE. I wanted my program to be listed in a Ready For Windows listing and to be Windows 10 compatible. I pay about 20 USD to be Microsoft Developer and for getting access to Microsoft Dev Center. I must say that Microsoft support is really great. For my program I got two Microsoft support technicians.

Program one issue was to put ShixxNOTE program on Ready For Windows listing. I got support from Microsoft, his name is James Taylor. He guided me just for this program. I had to put Windows 10 Compatible Support Statement on my program site. So I added one more item in site menu, named it “Documents” and write there statement. I put Windows 10 Compatible Support Statement on my new web page and also I added link to PDF file which also contains same statement.

After I did what James told me to do, ShixxNOTE was added to Ready For Windows list. You can see this on picture below. There are two results. One is ShixxNOTE as Desktop app and second is ShixxNOTE as Universal Windows App.

ShixxNoteReadyForWindows

Second program was complex so I got support from Matteo Pagani who is Windows AppConsult Engineer. If I didn’t have him to lead me I would never gain Windows 10 Compatible logo and also made a new package for my program. That package story is long so I will just tell you that you must be patient and read a lot of help documents. I converted my MFC application written in VS C++ 6.0 to new Universal Windows application. That took me a week. Matteo Pagani helped me a lot. So I must say thanks to him. Matteo Pagani wrote me about 10 emails till I finished. Every question I asked he answered me promptly. I had to change my original C++ source code also prepare assets for my new ShixxNOTE package.

ShixxNoteWindows10Logo

On the picture above you can see that ShixxNOTE is Approved for directory and Approved for logo. For me it was a journey. I learned a lot and finally I got Windows 10 Compatible logo. Here is the logo which I picked from few different ones.

 

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ShixxNOTE has been tested to be Windows 10 Compatible. Only Windows 10 Compatible software has passed tests for compatibility on devices running the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 Compatible products install without worry and run reliably with Windows 10.

Windows 10 Compatible software which is ShixxNOTE now

  • Is tested by you for compatibility on Windows 10.
  • Passed tests to minimize the possibility of crashes, hangs, and reboots.
  • Represents a commitment by you that the product will continue to work over the life of Windows 10.
  • Installs cleanly and reliably.
  • Eliminates unnecessary reboots.
  • Ensures compatibility with Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

ShixxNOTE new application is now in submission process with all needed issues completed. I need to wait 3 days max. But I done everything correct so when they approve my submission you will be able to download ShixxNOTE directly from Windows Store. For now this is enough.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

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