Element not found on BackgroundExecutionManager.RequestAccessAsync()

This was me this morning…pulling my hair out, trying to work out why I was getting the following error: "Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8002802B (TYPE_E_ELEMENTNOTFOUND))" when I called await BackgroundExecutionManager.RequestAccessAsync(). I still don’t know exactly WHY it happens but I found if i had a breakpoint on a line of code (any line..didn’t…

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Jumpstarters CodeFest 2012

On Saturday 13 October, we popped along to the Jumpstarters Codefest 2012 event which is a weekend-long festival of innovation. Teams of between 2 to 6 individuals competed to demonstrate a new product or service for the judging panel, with the winner to receive a support package worth $20,000 from ilab to help commercialise their…

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Windows 8 Workshop round up

Last week we ran a Windows 8 Kickstart workshop at Microsoft Brisbane. I had a fun morning showing off lots of Windows 8 features on both my laptop and my Samsung “Build” slate. We went through a bunch of content in the time period – really we could have spent a whole day on the…

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