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  • Beth Massi

    Beth Massi

    Trip Report: Community Leadership Summit 2014
    Published. July 23, 2014

    I had the opportunity to attend the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon this last weekend, held right before OSCON. This free event brings together all kinds of community leaders, not just technical communities, but anyone that is interested in growing and empowering a strong community. I know I usually write up trip reports of technical conferences, but this particular conference was such a refreshing experience for me I had to tell others about it here. The lead organizer, Jono Bacon,...


  • bharry's WebLog

    bharry's WebLog

    The rest of the story (about sand)
    Published. July 23, 2014

    A month ago I wrote about our newly enabled capability to measure quality of service on a customer by customer basis.  In that post I mentioned that we had actually identified a customer experiencing issues before they even contacted us about them and had started working with them to understand the issues.  Well, the rest of that story… We’ve identified the underlying issue.  The customer had an unusually large number of Team Projects in their account and some of our code paths...


  • WinForms

    WinForms

    The science behind app crashes: Top causes
    Published. July 22, 2014

    It’s happened to everyone: You’re using an application when, all of a sudden, the screen freezes, goes black and the home screen pops up. It’s known as a crash – when,… Read the rest...


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    A look back: IoT on the fast track
    Published. July 22, 2014

    More than 16,000 Microsoft partners gather at WPC Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise Just a few short months ago in December, I reflected on the busy year just passing, and the tremendous strides our team had collectively taken to push the frontier of the Internet of Things (IoT). Back then, I promised “The coming year will truly be one for the books” — and how right I was! I couldn’t have known then that six months later, I’d be at...


  • DevExpress.com Blogs

    DevExpress.com Blogs

    Developer Week Nuremburg Germany
    Published. July 21, 2014

    Last week I was with John Martin at the Developer Week Nuremburg, Germany. On Monday morning, our own Oliver Sturm joined us to perform the opening keynote of this event with a packed room. I have spoken with lots of people with interesting stories and questions and I have given dozens of demos. Also John was busy with our existing and potential new clients. We hope to meet you too on one of our upcoming events....


  • Scott Hanselman

    Scott Hanselman

    Parenting Tip: Star Wars Audiobooks, Family, and narrator Marc Thompson
    Published. July 21, 2014

    The wife and the boys and I are often in the car for 30 minutes or more, heading off to various activities or events. We live pretty far outside of town, and when we need to head into the city, it's almost an hour. While we have lots of music, discussions, and what not, the boys aren't quite ready to listen to the unfiltered news. My wife, out of nowhere: "Is Dagobah in Rivendell?" Me: "We made need to get a divorce." — Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) November 19, 2012 ...


  • C#er : IMage

    C#er : IMage

    AngularJS Debugging and Performance
    Published. July 20, 2014

    Just over a week ago an Angular project went live after several years of development. Our team peaked at over 25 developers distributed around the world. The source ended up at over 80,000 lines of TypeScript code (although I jokingly note this ends up as just one line of minified JavaScript) and includes hundreds of controllers, services, views, etc. You don’t get that far in an enterprise app without learning a thing or two about debugging and performance. I just released my video “AngularJS:...


  • Scot Hiller

    Scot Hiller

    Office Developer Podcast
    Published. July 18, 2014

    Check out the podcast I did with Jeremy Thake on JavaScript single-page applications and more....


  • MrDave's Blog!

    MrDave's Blog!

    Converting site using Azure ACS to .NET 4.5
    Published. July 15, 2014

    It started simple, with the idea of moving a site from Azure Cloud Services to Azure Websites since Azure Websites had all the things the site needed.  Well, almost… The site used Azure Access Control Services to do authentication of users and one of the blockers we hit early in the conversation process was how WIF handled the default cookie protection using DPAPI.  DPAPI isn’t available for Azure Websites so it throws some nice errors. Vittorio has a great blog (as usual) here that...


  • Silverlight and WPF

    Silverlight and WPF

    ComponentOne Delivers New Data Visualization Controls and Adds New Features in Studio Enterprise
    Published. July 15, 2014

    2014 v2 Release Helps Developers Better Connect to, Manage, and Display Data in Modern Interfaces PITTSBURGH, PA – July 15, 2014 – ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity, the largest component… Read the rest...


  • Somasegar's blog

    Somasegar's blog

    Project Siena Beta 3: Enabling business users to create custom apps to transform business processes
    Published. July 14, 2014

    I am excited to announce the availability of the Beta3 release of Project Siena. This new release makes it even easier for business experts, business analysts and other app imagineers to create powerful custom mobile apps that are connected to enterprise services, major SaaS, and popular web and social services. Since we released Project Siena to the public, we have seen an immense level of excitement and usage from our enterprise customers and solution partners. We have seen business people...


  • South Colorado .NET User Group

    South Colorado .NET User Group

    Meeting Notice - Tuesday July 8, 2014
    Published. July 2, 2014

    "Designing Pragmatic RESTFul APIs Using Asp.Net Web API" by Ely Lucas Building a web based RESTful API for your application will help you reach multiple types of clients, from web browsers to mobile devices, and is a key component in today’s modern architectures. However, there is a lot of confusion over what REST means, and if you should call your API RESTful or not. During this talk, we will discuss what REST is and what it is not, and we will take an approach of designing a pragmatic API that...


  • You've Been Haacked

    You've Been Haacked

    GitHub Saved My Marriage
    Published. June 30, 2014

    GitHub is a great tool for developers to work together on software. Though its primary focus is software, a lot of people find it useful for non-software projects. For example, a co-worker of mine has a repository where he tracks a pet project: I bought a crappy 1987 Honda XR600 and I am going to turn it into something awesome A while back, Wired ran an article about a man who renovated his home on GitHub. He even has a 3-D model of his beskpoke artisanal bathroom plug. Send a pull request why...


  • Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Updated Flickr4Writer for new Flickr API restrictions
    Published. June 30, 2014

    Before Windows Live Writer was even publically released, I was glad to have been an early beta user/tester of the product.  The team thought early about an extensible model and it has been my content authoring tool ever since.  It has allowed me to use *my* preferred content workflow with my cloud providers/formatters/tracking and other such plug-ins due to this extensibility. One of the first plugins available was one of mine I called Flickr4Writer.  It was pretty popular (as most ‘firsts’...


  • JohnPapa.net

    JohnPapa.net

    AngularJS’s Controller As and the vm Variable
    Published. June 24, 2014

    The great thing about coding is that we are able to mix coding style and personal/team preference together. This post is all about a preference of mine that has helped me stick to be principles of readable, efficient, and maintainable code with AngularJS. It’s no secret that I am a fan of the “Controller As” syntax that was revealed in AngularJS 1.2.0, in fact I wrote an entire post about the Controller As feature. I’m also a fan of readable code and keeping things consistent...


  • Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Updating git branches.
    Published. June 3, 2014

    # How to update a git branch OTHER than the one you're currently on....


  • ScottGu's Blog

    ScottGu's Blog

    Azure: VM Security Extensions, ExpressRoute GA, Reserved IPs, Internal Load Balancing, Multi Site-to-Site VPNs, Storage Import/Export GA, New SMB File Service, API Management, Hybrid Connection Service, Redis Cache, Remote Apps and more…
    Published. May 12, 2014

    This morning we released a massive amount of enhancements to Microsoft Azure.  Today’s new capabilities and announcements include: Virtual Machines: Integrated Security Extensions including Built-in Anti-Virus Support and Support for Capturing VM images in the portal Networking: ExpressRoute General Availability, Multiple Site-to-Site VPNs, VNET-to-VNET Secure Connectivity, Reserved IPs, Internal Load Balancing Storage: General Availability of Import/Export service and preview of new...


  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Peter Torr's Blog

    New "Missing Platform APIs" UserVoice site for Windows Store development
    Published. May 25, 2014

    Hopefully you are familiar with the existing WPDev UserVoice site, where you can provide suggestions (or vote on others' suggestions) for developer features to add to Windows. Note that "WP" now stands for "Windows Platform" instead of "Windows Phone," and it is intended to encompass all flavours of Windows. We've just added an additional sub-site for Missing Platform APIs, where you can provide feedback on APIs that are available for traditional Desktop Windows apps,...


  • Stephen Walther on ASP.NET MVC

    Stephen Walther on ASP.NET MVC

    SonicAgile Now with Dropbox Integration
    Published. April 29, 2014

    SonicAgile, our free Agile Project Management Tool, now integrates with Dropbox. You can upload files such as logos, videos, and documentation, and associate the files with stories and epics. Before you can take advantage of this new feature, you need to get a Dropbox account. You can get a free Dropbox account that contains up […]...


  • 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...


  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    P?NP - A Definitive Proof by Contradiction
    Published. April 1, 2014

    Following the great scholarly acceptance and outstanding academic success of "The Clairvoyant Load Balancing Algorithm for Highly Available Service Oriented Architectures, this year I present P Not Equal to NP - A Definitive Proof by Contradiction.     Click here to read the entire paper in PDF. P Not Equal to NP - A Definitive Proof by […]...


  • Adam Kinney

    Adam Kinney

    Hello Again
    Published. March 27, 2014

    Well, it sure has been awhile. After leaving Microsoft in 2010, I have been working on a variety of interesting and normally challenging projects. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn a lot on the way, but I’ve realized I’ve been … Continue reading →...


  • 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...


  • GIS in XML

    GIS in XML

    Visualizing Large Data Sets with Bing Maps Web Apps
    Published. November 13, 2013

    Visualizing large data sets with maps is an ongoing concern these days. Just ask the NSA, or note this federal vehicle tracking initiative reported at the LA Times. Or, this SPD mesh network for tracking any MAC address wandering by. … Continue reading →...


  • .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...


  • Pete Brown's Blog

    Pete Brown's Blog

    Join us for Episode 0: The pilot episode of our new YouTube show!
    Published. September 5, 2013

    Tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 noon US West coast time, and 7:00pm GMT) G. Andrew Duthie and I are going to have the pilot episode of our new independent YouTube show! We don't yet have a name, but we have enough topics to fill months worth of shows. In this show and others, we'll talk everything from microcontrollers, 3d printers, cool apps, synthesizers, embedded dev, 4k displays, electronics kits, embedded dev, *copters, games, and much more. Anything of interest to...


  • 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 →...


  • Dave Noderer's Blog

    Dave Noderer's Blog

    c# to vb.net Adding handlers with lambdas
    Published. August 25, 2013

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/dnoderer/archive/2013/08/25/c-to-vb.net-adding-handlers-with-lambdas.aspxI am converting some of the APIMASH projects from c# to vb.net and having to translate between the two. You can find the APIMASH projects at: https://github.com/apimash/StarterKits This is part of inheriting behavior of the System.Net.WebClient, for Windows Phone 8. The c# code looks like this: DownloadStringCompleted += (s, e) => {     if (e.Error == null)    ...


  • 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)...


  • Tales from the Doghouse

    Tales from the Doghouse

    Links from my Boise Code Camp 2011 talks
    Published. March 2, 2011

    Sorry for the delay. I just got a chance to put together a blog post with the materials and links from last weekend at the Boise Code Camp. Scrum Workshop (with Adam Cogan) Official Scrum Guide Mike Cohn’s articles on User Stories | Planning Poker Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 template Professional Scrum Developer program Also, check out the photos from ‘camp on Flickr. In the meantime, you can enjoy Adam and his blue screen right before our talk....


  • 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,...


  • 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...


  • 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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