• Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Microsoft .NET Framework Versions Supported by Windows Embedded Products
    Published. August 10, 2015

    Posted by: Windows EmbeddedTeam Applies To: Embedded Published Date: 8/7/2015 ?This communication details the .NET Framework versions supported by the WindowsEmbedded Products after January 2016. Read on for further details.   Details ?The following table specifies the Microsoft support plans for all Microsoft .NET Framework versions after January 2016.           .NET Framework version  3.5 SP1   4.0  4.5.2  4.6   Windows Embedded...

  • Blogs Blogs

    DevExpress VCL Subscription v15.1.5 released, with full support for Delphi 10 Seattle
    Published. October 6, 2015

    Just a quick note to say that we released v15.1.5 of the DevExpress VCL Subscription today. The main new feature of this release is adding full support for Delphi 10 Seattle (DX) and C++Builder 10 Seattle (CX), collectively known as RAD Studio 10 Seattle (RX). So download it today from your Download Portal if you are using DX, CX, or RX (and especially if you were using the “unofficial” support for them that had crept into v15.1.4). There are a couple of new enhancements as well. The biggest...

  • Dave Noderer's Blog

    Dave Noderer's Blog

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

    Originally posted on: 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...

  • WinForms


    Windows 10 is now running on 110 million devices
    Published. October 6, 2015

    At its Windows 10 devices event today, Microsoft has announced that , more than previously rumored. This also includes millions of Windows Insiders and more than 8 million Enterprise users.… Read the rest....

  • Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Habit of a Solid Developer – Part 5 – Update or Add Documentation while Reading Code
    Published. October 2, 2015

    A series of posts about Habit of a Solid Developer - Part 5 - Update or Add Documentation while Reading Code...

  • Scott Hanselman

    Scott Hanselman

    Penny Pinching in the Cloud: Your web app doesn't need 64-bit
    Published. October 6, 2015

    Often times I hear folks say that they need (or want) 64-bit support when they deploy to the cloud. They'll deploy their modest application to Azure, for example, as a Web Application, then immediately go to the settings and set it to 64-bit. So many years later and it's "do I need 64-bit" is still confusing to a lot of people. I made basic Hello World ASP.NET app and deployed it. Now, I go to that Web Apps "blade" in the Azure Portal, click Tools, then Process Explorer (after...

  • 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: 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...

  • ScottGu's Blog

    ScottGu's Blog

    AzureCon Keynote Announcements: India Regions, GPU Support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and Security Center
    Published. October 1, 2015

    Yesterday we held our AzureCon event and were fortunate to have tens of thousands of developers around the world participate.  During the event we announced several great new enhancements to Microsoft Azure including: General Availability of 3 new Azure regions in India Announcing new N-series of Virtual Machines with GPU capabilities Announcing Azure IoT Suite available to purchase Announcing Azure Container Service Announcing Azure Security Center We were also fortunate to be joined on...

  • bharry's WebLog

    bharry's WebLog

    VS Online Update – Sept 18
    Published. September 30, 2015

    Sorry for being so late on this one.  The last couple of weeks have been very hectic for me and I’ve mostly had to ignore my blog. Last week we finished rolling out our sprint 88 work.  You can read about the details in the VS Online release notes. As has become the pattern over the past 6 months, this sprint, we rolled out a bunch more improvements to our Agile planning tools.  The cards became even richer with on card sub-tasks.  Queryability of kanban column metadata and...

  • Shervin Shakibi's Blog

    Shervin Shakibi's Blog

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

    Originally posted on: 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...

  • Beth Massi

    Beth Massi

    Silicon Valley Code Camp Next Weekend! Intro to .NET Core & ASP.NET 5
    Published. September 24, 2015

    It’s that time of year again in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley Code Camp takes place next weekend October 3rd and 4th. This time, it’s at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. There’s a lot great sessions taught by experts in the community on a variety of subjects and technologies. This year we also have 4 tracks which organize talks on these particular subjects: Build to Play: Gaming & Virtual Reality Track Casting a Wide Net: Web Development Track The Best Windows Yet: Building...


    Angular 2 Hack Night Coming to Orlando
    Published. September 16, 2015

    Want to learn Angular 2 from the beginning? Join me and many fellow developers at the Orlando Angular 2 hack Night in Orlando! How about if we make this free? I’ll be there along with some members of the Angular team (both in person and over a Google Hangout), and many local community leaders, to help you code. We’ll have several categories for the hack night with judging at the end of the evening. Our sponsors have been generous to help us get some great prizes (hint, one is a tablet)...

  • Silverlight and WPF

    Silverlight and WPF

    What's New in ComponentOne Studio v2.5: September Edition!
    Published. September 8, 2015

    All ComponentOne Studio Editions are now compatible with Windows 10! Upgrade to the latest release today, and your upgrade to Windows 10 will go off without a hitch. ... And… Read the rest....

  • You've Been Haacked

    You've Been Haacked

    Moneyball of Hiring
    Published. January 1, 1970

    The shaman squatted next to the entrails on the ground and stared intently at the pattern formed by the splatter. There was something there, but confirmation was needed. Turning away from the decomposing remains, the shaman consulted the dregs of a cup of tea, searching the shifting patterns of the swirling tea leaves for corroboration. There it was. A decision could be made. "Yes, this person will be successful here. We should hire this person." Such is the state of hiring developers...

  • Adam Kinney

    Adam Kinney

    Update Windows 10 control colors without overriding the whole template
    Published. August 28, 2015

    Yesterday I needed to change the IsOn background color of a ToggleSwitch. There is no exposed property allowing you to updateRead more »...

  • C#er : IMage

    C#er : IMage

    Video: C.R.U.D. with ASP .NET MVC, Web API, Entity Framework and Kendo UI
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Back in May I presented a session at TelerikNEXT that I designed for developers working on large-scale data-driven applications. In it, I demonstrated how the Telerik Kendo UI framework seamlessly integrates with the backend via ASP.NET MVC and Web API to build professional, robust line of business applications. I demonstrated how to create complex grids that support inline edits, complex templates and advanced filters, and sorts with only a few lines of JavaScript and C# code. This session...

  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Notes from Tampa //rebuild/ Event
    Published. August 21, 2015

    Tampa //rebuild/ Event via Microsoft Mondays Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 6:30 PM Microsoft Office5426 Bay Center Dr tampa, FL 29 App Developers Went Tampa //rebuild/ Event via Microsoft Mondays Catch up on some of what you missed at the Microsoft //build/ Conference! Join Randy Patterson with Catapult Systems, Donald Bickel with Mercury New Media and […]...

  • Somasegar's blog

    Somasegar's blog

    Team Foundation Server 2015 Now Available
    Published. August 6, 2015

    Today, we are making available the final release of Team Foundation Server 2015.  Team Foundation Server 2015 provides a complete on-premises Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps solution for any development team, and represents a substantial update in both breadth and depth of capabilities for Team Foundation Server. TFS2015 makes it easier than ever for development teams to share code, track work, and ship software. You can read more about the new features of Team Foundation...

  • South Colorado .NET User Group

    South Colorado .NET User Group

    Join our 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....

  • 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 →...

  • 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! I […]...

  • 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......

  • 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 -

  • 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)...



    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: 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: 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. 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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