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  • WinForms

    WinForms

    Xuni 2015 v2 Release Preview
    Published. August 4, 2015

    With the 2015 v2 release of Xuni just a couple weeks away I wanted to give a sneak peek at some of the new features and controls that you can… Read the rest....


  • DevExpress.com Blogs

    DevExpress.com Blogs

    ASP.NET vNext - DevExpress Plans for ASP.NET 5
    Published. August 4, 2015

    DevExpress ASP.NET customers have been curious about the changes coming with ASP.NET vNext (aka ASP.NET 5), so let me take this opportunity to announce our plans:We will support ASP.NET 5.In fact, we're working hard on an upcoming release that will support ASP.NET 5.The new version now has an official name, "ASP.NET 5" and for the rest of this post, I'll use that term. To be clear, ASP.NET vNext is Microsoft's term for the next version of ASP.NET that they are working on.Which...


  • Scott Hanselman

    Scott Hanselman

    Apt-Get for Windows - OneGet and Chocolatey on Windows 10
    Published. August 5, 2015

    In 2013 I asked the questions "Is the Windows user ready for apt-get?" As with nearly all my blog posts, the comments are better than the post itself. ;) Now it's 2015 and many of us are upgrading to Windows 10. One of the little gems in Windows 10 that no one is talking about (yet) is OneGet. You can read about OneGet architecture here. It's easy (and wrong) to just say that One-Get is Apt-Get for Windows. But OneGet isn't actually a package manager. It's more clever and cooler than...


  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    On Explainability of Deep Neural Networks
    Published. July 31, 2015

    During a discussion yesterday with software architect extraordinaire David Lazar regarding how everything old is new again, the topic of deep neural networks and its amazing success was brought up. Unless one is living under a rock for past five years, the advancements in artificial neural networks (ANN) has been quite significant and noteworthy. Since the […]...


  • Dave Noderer's Blog

    Dave Noderer's Blog

    Dave’s Guitar String Log
    Published. May 16, 2015

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/dnoderer/archive/2015/05/15/daversquos-guitar-string-log.aspxA couple of years ago I bought a new guitar (a 6 string Gibson Songwriter) and wanted to find out what strings I really liked.. So I started a log and began buying a variety of strings.. Some on sale, some recommended by others, some that looked interesting. It has been fun and I”m happy I did this!! I seem to like all phosphor bronze strings and of those I like the Gibson Masterbuilt Premium...


  • Somasegar's blog

    Somasegar's blog

    Building Apps for Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015
    Published. July 29, 2015

    Today is an exciting day for Windows users and developers alike with the launch of Windows 10.  For developers, Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows running on a single, unified Windows core. This convergence enables one app targeting the Universal Windows Platform to run on every Windows device – on the phone in your pocket, the tablet or laptop in your bag, the PC on your desk, and the Xbox console in your living room. And that’s...


  • You've Been Haacked

    You've Been Haacked

    A better 404 page and redirects with GitHub Pages
    Published. July 28, 2015

    A while back I migrated my blog to Jekyll and GitHub Pages. I worked hard to preserve my existing URLs. But the process wasn't perfect. My old blog engine was a bit forgiving about URLs. As long as the URL "slug" was correct, the URL could have any date in it. So there happened to be quite a few non-canonical URLs out in the wild. So what I did was create a 404 page that had a link to log an issue against my blog. GitHub Pages will serve up this page for any file not found errors....


  • bharry's WebLog

    bharry's WebLog

    Included CALs and Tiered Pricing
    Published. July 27, 2015

    I have to say that when I wrote my post last week on TFS and VSO related licensing and packaging changes, I didn’t think I’d be writing another one quite so soon.  But I found out that we’re disclosing the next set of changes this week to help people plan, even though they don’t go into effect for another month. This isn’t some random path we are on.  We have a reasonably clear picture of where we’re headed and we have quite a number of changes we are...


  • Shervin Shakibi's Blog

    Shervin Shakibi's Blog

    Association for Competitive Technology Washington Fly-In
    Published. April 26, 2014

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/shervin/archive/2014/04/26/156082.aspx Today, I am traveling to Washington to meet with my elected officials and educate them about the growing mobile economy and tech innovation.     I’ll be joining up with leading entrepreneurs from across the country to participate in the Association for Competitive Technology Washington Fly-In. Around 50 of us will descend on the nation’s capital to help lawmakers recognize the incredible impact that small...


  • Silverlight and WPF

    Silverlight and WPF

    What's New in ComponentOne Studio, 2015 v2
    Published. July 14, 2015

    We're thrilled to announce the ship of our second major release of 2015! Below you'll find all the top features and enhancements, controls, and editions we're releasing. If you're already… Read the rest....


  • Beth Massi

    Beth Massi

    Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today--behind the scenes goodies, t-shirts, and lots of open development
    Published. July 21, 2015

    You probably heard that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today. Congrats team! This is a big day for us as we’ve all been working really hard on this release for many many months. Get the bits now! Visual Studio 2015 <— BTW, if you’re an open source dev, you get VS community for free! .NET Framework 4.6 <—Always been free, baby! I had the pleasure of showing off the awesome productivity, debugging and diagnostic tools kicking off the launch keynote with...


  • ScottGu's Blog

    ScottGu's Blog

    Released Today: Visual Studio 2015, ASP.NET 4.6, ASP.NET 5 & EF 7 Previews
    Published. July 20, 2015

    Today is a big day with major release announcements for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5, and .NET Framework 4.6. All these releases have been covered in great detail on Soma’s Blog, Visual Studio Blog, and .NET Blog.  Join us online for the Visual Studio 2015 Release Event, where you can see Soma, Brian Harry, Scott Hanselman, and many other demo new Visual Studio 2015 features and technologies. This year, in a new segment called “In The Code”, we share how a team of Microsoft...


  • South Colorado .NET User Group

    South Colorado .NET User Group

    Join our Meetup.com site!
    Published. July 15, 2015

    We are in the process of shutting down this site and our e-mail notification list in favor of our Meetup site.  Please join our new site to continue to receive meeting announcements....


  • Vishal Shukla

    Vishal Shukla

    When it comes to performance issues most of the time it’s the code
    Published. July 18, 2010

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/Vishal/archive/2010/07/18/when-it-comes-to-performance-issues-most-of-the-time.aspxFor the past 4 weeks I have been assigned on a project with lot of performance issues. It’s an asp .net 3.5 project based on DNN 4.9 framework. The project is quite complex and the team has already put in almost 50 man years in the project and as usual most of the efforts were towards getting functional part working as per requirements. At first I tried to verify the...


  • Adam Kinney

    Adam Kinney

    Windows Phone 8.1 store package version change surprise – one act
    Published. July 3, 2015

    Yesterday, home office Me “Ok, new analytics checked in with a few error fixes, time to submit an app update forRead more »...


  • GIS in XML

    GIS in XML

    Demographic Terrains
    Published. July 1, 2015

    Demographic Terrain My last blog post, Demographic Landscapes, described leveraging new SFCGAL PostGIS 3D functions to display 3D extruded polygons with X3Dom. However, there are other ways to display census demographics with WebGL. WebGL meshes are a good way to … Continue reading →...


  • C#er : IMage

    C#er : IMage

    Video: AngularJS and KendoUI
    Published. June 14, 2015

    Although you may already know I’ve been working with AngularJS since it was in beta, you may not know I’ve had just as much experience with Telerik’s KendoUI control suite. For readers who aren’t familiar with KendoUI, it is a suite of jQuery-based UI widgets that also integrates directly with Angular. The core set of widgets is free and open source, and the more advanced widgets such as the grid are licensed. My team selected KendoUI for a Single Page Application we began writing several...


  • JohnPapa.net

    JohnPapa.net

    Visual Studio Code Webinar
    Published. May 23, 2015

    Mac OSX, Linux, or Windows … pick your OS! I recently co-presented the launch of Visual Studio Code (aka Code) at //Build with Erich Gamma and Chris Diaz, and on May 26th, 2015 at 10 PT you can join me for a live presentation of Code as a cross-platform editor followed by an interactive Q&A. Whether you are on a Mac or Windows and into Angular, TypeScript, JavaScript, Node.js and/or C#/ASP.NET there’s something here for you! Just some of the topics discussed include getting started,...


  • Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Making circular images in XAML
    Published. May 6, 2015

    A long while back it seemed like the new cool app thing to do was to represent people/avatars in circles instead of the squares (or squares with rounded corners).  I made a snarky comment about this myself almost exactly 2 years ago when I noticed that some apps I was using at the time switched to this: Seeing a trend that the new avatar shape in apps is a circle and no longer square — Tim Heuer (@timheuer) March 23, 2013 Now since this seems to be a popular trend and people are doing...


  • Stephen Walther on ASP.NET MVC

    Stephen Walther on ASP.NET MVC

    Top 10 Changes in ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6
    Published. February 24, 2015

    Update on April, 30 2015 When I wrote this blog post, I wrote that Microsoft was not planning to support VB.NET in ASP.NET 5/MVC 6. That was true when I wrote the blog post, but this blog post generated some strong reactions from the VB.NET community. Well, it looks like VB.NET is back! http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/04/VB-Core I […]...


  • Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Mac Equivalent of the Windows Registry – ish
    Published. February 23, 2015

    If you're a long time Windows power user and are recently switching over to the Mac, you may have wondered if there was something analogous to the [Wi......


  • Pete Brown's Blog

    Pete Brown's Blog

    Interfacing the Novation Launchpad S with a Windows Store app
    Published. January 6, 2015

    In this post, I use the NuGet MIDI Preview package to show in Windows 8.1 an early look of what we're doing in Windows 10 for MIDI. I also create an early version of a Launchpad wrapper class to make it easy to use the Launchpad from your own apps. Following on from my earlier post on MIDI device enumeration (and add/remove detection) I've started building the code to interface with the Novation Launchpad S. Test app Here's a screen shot of the app. This is the same app as the previous article....


  • Scot Hiller

    Scot Hiller

    My blog has moved
    Published. January 2, 2015

    Starting in 2015, I have moved my blog to ITUnity...


  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Peter Torr's Blog

    Async & exceptions in C#
    Published. December 10, 2014

    This quick post is motivated by a question on StackOverflow. Basically it is a simple console program you can run to see how exceptions are handled in C# async methods. Common wisdom is "don't have async void methods; always return a Task" but that simple signature change is neither necessary nor sufficient to handle exceptions correctly. Basically, in order to be safe you need to do one of two things: Handle exceptions within the async method itself; or Return a Task<T> and ensure that the...


  • Tales from the Doghouse

    Tales from the Doghouse

    Using the Kanban Board to Implement a Definition of Ready
    Published. November 14, 2014

    More and more teams are adopting a Definition of Ready (also known as DoR or Readiness Criteria) to avoid starting work on PBIs that are ill-defined, such as those that do not have clearly defined acceptance criteria. While some teams can do this implicitly, others want a formal definition to explicitly communicate this working agreement with their......


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Announcing Microsoft’s new IoT blog
    Published. October 28, 2014

    Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Microsoft's Internet of Things blog. Join us there to follow what’s new and what’s next in Microsoft IoT. We’ve also launched a Twitter handle for all things IoT: @MicrosoftIoT, and our IoT videos will be found on the new IoT YouTube playlist. So update your bookmarks, and join us to see what comes next in Microsoft IoT....


  • MrDave's Blog!

    MrDave's Blog!

    Denver Dev Day - October 18th
    Published. October 11, 2014

    Next weekend there is a community developer event in Denver.  It is a half day event so it won’t take up your whole weekend.  There are two tracks with a good mix of topics.  It is a free event, but you need to register to make sure we don’t run out of space - https://denverdevday.eventday.com/...


  • Mike Tauly's Blog: Silverlight

    Mike Tauly's Blog: Silverlight

    Cross Platform .NET on the Client Side–Xamarin/Silverlight
    Published. February 27, 2014

    Playing around with the Xamarin bits have had me pondering cross-platform .NET on the client side and that has led to me thinking about the approach Silverlight took to cross platform .NET clients. NB: There’s a big history around browsers and plug-ins and...(read more)...


  • ASP.NET

    ASP.NET

    Just over a year ago
    Published. November 24, 2013

    Just over a year ago I posted the last article on this blog. It was also just before I launched a product that I nurtured from idea into realisation. I was (and I still am) very proud that the product was well received and that people are spending money and become customers.This is not about Bitcare, this is about how busy year it has been. From product idea to launch was actually easy compared to dealing with growing up. Customers provide you with lots of feedback and feature requests, the market...


  • .NET Ramblings - Brian Noyes' Blog

    Demos from DEVIntersection
    Published. October 30, 2013

    It has been a great but quick week at DEVIntersection in Las Vegas this week. The show goes on today and tomorrow, but I’m headed home after finishing my talks yesterday. I wanted to share the code from my demos with anyone who wants to check it out. I gave four sessions this week: Building Windows Store Business Applications with Prism – This one covered the capabilities of Prism for Windows Runtime for structuring your application with MVVM, using it to help with navigation and application...


  • Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

    Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

    The SharePoint Team Blog has moved
    Published. February 25, 2013

    Body: ?Earlier today, the SharePoint team blog moved to a new home on the Microsoft Office Blogs site:http://blogs.office.com/b/sharepoint/ Going forward, all new SharePoint posts will be published at this location, please make sure to update your RSS readers to the new site. We’re in the process of moving existing posts to our new home, but you can still access older content here in the meantime. Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you on the new blog.The SharePoint Team Published:...


  • SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land

    SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land

    Do Consultants Really Matter to SharePoint Success? #Infographic
    Published. September 26, 2013

    Body: I recently spent some time with AIIM (Association of Information and Image Management the Global Community of Information Professionals) digging into their survey results to really understand if consultants make a difference in deployments.  There surveys in the past have been extremely insightful into the state of SharePoint deployment and ECM usage.  I was also really curious how many deployments out there are really successful.  When I started digging in I found that the numbers were...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Lattice Brings Reuse from Smartphones to General Embedded
    Published. August 28, 2013

    Three new Lattice FPGA reference designs show how smartphone components such as cameras or SoCs with MIPI interfaces can be “bridged” into general embedded applications like automotive. Lattice today announced three complete reference designs–based upon their FPGAs, of course–that show … Continue reading →...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Lattice Brings Reuse from Smartphones to General Embedded
    Published. August 28, 2013

    Three new Lattice FPGA reference designs show how smartphone components such as cameras or SoCs with MIPI interfaces can be “bridged” into general embedded applications like automotive. Lattice today announced three complete reference designs–based upon their FPGAs, of course–that show … Continue reading →...


  • Ben H Blog - Keep it Simple, Then Refactor

    Ben H Blog - Keep it Simple, Then Refactor

    Coding On Campus and Geeking out in Orlando with VS Live
    Published. August 18, 2013

    This week I will be presenting at VS Live Redmond.  I will also be presenting at VS Live Orlando in November as part of Live! 360.  For those of you that are not familiar with VS Live, it is a 3 to 5 day conference featuring code-filled days, networking at night and independent education for .NET developers, software architects and designers.  I love speaking at and attending VS Live because these conferences provide an opportunity to discuss technology not just teach it.  Four...


  • 3 Degrees of SharePoint Development

    3 Degrees of SharePoint Development

    SharePoint Web Servers, NLB, Multicast, and VLANs – Small Farm Architecture
    Published. April 8, 2013

    Recently I ran into a scenario building out a SharePoint 2013 farm that to me intuitively looked like something that would be very, very common.  Yet, when researching for answers and guidance on the topic, I couldn’t find very much.  Many blogs, forum Q&A, and product documentation pages touch on parts of the solution, yet I thought this was common enough that having all the pieces together in one place would certainly help me.  If that’s true then it might also help others. ...


  • Jamie Rodriguez

    Building Windows Games with the Unity game engine
    Published. March 7, 2013

    This is not déjà vu(or a joke) -- we are finally executing on the training event we postponed last November If you want to know why now, today Unity released their public beta of Unity 4.2, with support for Windows Store apps.  The event is on; below, you will find the highest level details.  For hour by hour agenda, check the registration site. It is a 2 day event at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, CA. April 9 and 10. The event is optimized for existing Unity...


  • Scott Golightly's Blog

    Scott Golightly's Blog

    Going to Visual Studio Live in Redmond
    Published. June 27, 2012

    I will again be speaking at Visual Studio Live in Redmond this year. I am excited to be speaking again and with the chances of another Build/PDC conference seemingly going down each day I have started to tell people that they can only go to one conference...(read more)...


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World
    Published. March 26, 2012

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Jim Buczkowski, a Technical Fellow at Ford to discuss the emergence and value of Intelligent Systems Here’s a link to the keynote video - Mike...


  • Doug Seven

    Doug Seven

    My Final Day at Microsoft
    Published. July 15, 2011

    Today is my final day at Microsoft. Over the years I have had the pleasure of pranking someone who works for me. It started when he was a college intern and I would lower his desk one inch a day until he looked like he was sitting at a pre-school desk. Ah the good times we had. On my way out I simply couldn’t resist one more job. Two things to know for context. He just spent a month setting up his office. Tweaking it. Adjusting it. Getting everything just right. Additionally, a week ago he came...


  • Lisa Feigenbaum

    Lisa Feigenbaum

    Async Articles in MSDN Magazine
    Published. October 4, 2011

    The October issue of MSDN Magazine just came out, and featured a focus on the Async language features coming in C# 5 and VB 11. Michael Desmond interviewed Mads Torgersen and me for the Editor’s note, which you can find here: http://msdn.microsoft...(read more)...


  • Tyler Jensen's Blog

    Tyler Jensen's Blog

    The .NET Framework 4.0 and the 4.5 In-Place Replacement
    Published. April 4, 2012

    I read with interest Scott Hanselman’s post yesterday entitled .NET Versioning and Multi-Targeting – .NET 4.5 is an in-place upgrade to .NET 4.0 which was a cogent and very helpful clarification or perhaps even rebuttal to Rick Strahl’s post on March...(read more)...


  • The Journey of a Softwear Craftsman

    The Journey of a Softwear Craftsman

    Adapting Method Signatures…Functional Style
    Published. March 26, 2010

    Over the last year or so, I’ve become increasingly interested in functional programming.  There is just something elegant and sexy about the ways in which it can be applied.  In an effort to find more opportunities to apply a functional approach, I’ve started using delegates a lot more in my code.  I am gradually starting to see patterns emerge where the delegates offer a cleaner solution.  Perhaps, it would be more accurate to say combining delegates. I recently had...


  • Zach's Fiasco

    Zach's Fiasco

    eWallet 2 KeePass
    Published. March 2, 2011

    If you use eWallet® from Ilium and want to switch to KeePass, I have a new project up on codeplex to help you. http://ewallet2keepass.codeplex.com/ I’ve used eWallet for a long time, and really liked it. But, I recently switched to a Windows Phone 7 and eWallet’s app for Windows Phone 7 doesn’t support synchronizing with the desktop version or editing (as of this writing 2 Mar 2011). So I switched to KeePass and now I use 7Pass on my phone which will synchronize. It doesn’t allow editing,...


  • Contagious Curiosity

    Contagious Curiosity

    Leaving Microsoft
    Published. October 12, 2011

    This will be last blog post to this blog, as I am leaving Microsoft effective Monday, October 17.  Post-Microsoft I’ll be contracting (data projects, both production and education) and spending more time growing ‘Teaching Kids Programming’ around the world.  Two years ago someone dear to me gave me the book below, little did I know then how true it would prove… Tomorrow I go to Africa, to speak at TechEd Africa on my last day of work for Microsoft.  Wish me luck. ...


  • Get The Point

    Get The Point

    Announcing a new blog site for SharePoint IWs
    Published. October 22, 2012

    Abstract: This Get the Point blog site is being retired and we'll henceforth be posting SharePoint IW and end-user content to the O365 Community Technical blog. Category: SharePoint 2013; SharePoint Online; Office 365 Published: 11/29/2012 8:38 AM # Comments:...


  • Jason Zander's Weblog

    Jason Zander's Weblog

    New Team, New Challenges
    Published. September 20, 2012

    Last week we officially launched VS2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5.  I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in launch activities in London, Seattle, Atlanta, and New York, sharing details on the new versions and doing whatever I can to help people get going on the new release.  I can honestly say this is the best release I’ve worked on (and I’ve worked on basically all of them).  We have been able to use half the milestones and land with higher quality this release thanks...


  • Jeff Wilcox

    Jeff Wilcox

    Updated Silverlight Unit Test Framework binaries–compatible with the Mango phone tools beta
    Published. June 9, 2011

    I took a few minutes today to build and share this updated set of assemblies that are Mango beta-compatible for phone developers. These can also be used with the RTM of phone, SL3, etc. There were some XAML syntax errors in code that was previously not exercised, oops. [ZIP, 518K] Silverlight Unit Test Framework Assemblies [...]...


  • ux musings

    Enforce Design Guidelines With Styles And Behaviors
    Published. May 1, 2010

    Often times, the design for an interface calls for guidelines that cannot be sufficiently controlled with styles in a Silverlight resource dictionary alone. Take for instance, the Windows Phone interface shown below, and imagine that the design guidelines specify that the application/page name (the red arrow is pointing to this element) is supposed to be in all caps. How do you enforce this in the interface in a painless manner? One way, is to define a style for the inteface element...



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