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  • bharry's WebLog

    bharry's WebLog

    VS Online & Power BI
    Published. May 5, 2015

    I briefly described our new Power BI integration for VS Online in my //Build/ post last week.  I didn’t however provide any details on how to use it.  Jeff Levinson has written a very detailed walk through that explains many of the concepts and shows you how to get connected.  Check out his VS Online Power BI tutorial. Brian...


  • Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Build 2015 recap for XAML and native apps
    Published. May 4, 2015

    Wow, what a week.  I have to say even as employees of Microsoft, we get surprised when we go to our conferences and see some of the bigger announcements.  There are things that are being worked on that are new or just in different divisions that we’re not focused on.  This past week at the Build 2015 conference was an example of that for me.  Lots of good stuff for developers from client to server! Universal Windows Platform At Build this year we introduced the Universal Windows Platform...


  • Scott Hanselman

    Scott Hanselman

    Setting up Windows 10 for IoT on your Raspberry Pi 2
    Published. May 5, 2015

    This week at the BUILD conference in San Francisco Microsoft released the first preview of Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) for Raspberry Pi 2 (as well as other lovely devices like the Intel Galileo and MinnowBoard Max). First, as I mentioned in February the Raspberry Pi 2 runs the Windows 10 IoT version. That means there is no "shell" or Windows Explorer. It's not a tiny desktop PC, but rather the core brain of whatever embedded maker thing you choose to build with it. The core of...


  • DevExpress.com Blogs

    DevExpress.com Blogs

    Microsoft Build 2015 – what a blast!
    Published. May 2, 2015

    Well, it’s over, and what a Build it was! I won’t go over what Microsoft had to say – it’s been done to death in news articles, blogs, and tweets – but with regard to DevExpress and its products, possibly the more important things were Visual Studio 2015 RC, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Edge (née Project Spartan), and Windows 10/Universal Apps. We shall be talking about these announcements and products in the coming weeks and months as we explain how and when we will be supporting them....


  • 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 […]...


  • You've Been Haacked

    You've Been Haacked

    GitHub Inside Your Visual Studio
    Published. April 30, 2015

    I heard you liked GitHub, so today my team put GitHub inside of your Visual Studio. This has been a unique collaboration with the Visual Studio team. In this post, I'll walk you through installation and the features. I'll then talk a bit about the background for how this came to be. If you are attending Build 2015, I'll be giving a demo of this as part of the talk Martin Woodward and I are giving in room 2009 If you're a fan of video, here's a video I recorded for Microsoft's...


  • JohnPapa.net

    JohnPapa.net

    Git and Preferences in Visual Studio Code
    Published. April 29, 2015

    Visual Studio Code has a good symbiosis with allowing you to customize the editor through styling, preferences, keyboard mappings, tasks, and more. Here are some examples of how to get started. Visual Studio Code Series Follow this series to learn more about what you can do with Visual Studio Code! Introducing Visual Studio Code Getting Started with Visual Studio Code Intellisense Refactoring Debugging Git Integration and Preferences Git Integration VSCode integrates well with git. When you make...


  • Somasegar's blog

    Somasegar's blog

    Introducing Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Application Insights Public Preview and .NET Core Preview for Linux and Mac
    Published. April 29, 2015

    Developers targeting today’s mobile and cloud platforms require greater levels of choice than ever before.  Whether you are targeting iOS, Android or Windows on the client, targeting Windows or Linux on the server, or using a wide variety of languages and frameworks, our goal is to deliver developer tools and services that support the breadth of today’s developer needs. Last November, we took two big steps toward delivering great tools for any developer working on any application...


  • C#er : IMage

    C#er : IMage

    I’m Not Mocking You, Just Your AngularJS Tests
    Published. April 28, 2015

    You could alternatively call this post, “Avoid redundancy in your Angular unit tests.” There are myriad approaches to implementing service calls in Angular. Some developers use the $resource service for pure REST endpoints. I prefer to isolate web interactions in a component of their own that returns a promise. Although $http returns a promise, you have to know how to parse the pieces, such as looking at the data property instead of the result itself, so I prefer to wrap it. A service in my...


  • WinForms

    WinForms

    Your Studio Subscription: To Renew or Not to Renew
    Published. April 27, 2015

    This is a question we get quite frequently, to the point where the answer is saved in the Drafts folder of everyone's Outlook, and I wanted to have a reference… Read the rest....


  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Static Analysis for Web Service Security – Techniques and Tools for a Secure Development @ IEEE HST
    Published. April 23, 2015

    Presented at IEEE HST 2015 Static Analysis for Web Service Security – Techniques and Tools for a Secure Development Life Cycle Adnan Masood, Nova Southeastern University; Jim Java, Nova Southeastern University...


  • Beth Massi

    Beth Massi

    After Hours @ Build in San Francisco–April 29th
    Published. April 20, 2015

    Hey-ya folks in the Bay Area! Our team is speaking at a free community event on April 29th that I’m pretty excited about. We’ll have plenty of experts from the .NET, ASP.NET and Managed Languages teams there as well as the .NET Foundation and GitHub so please come to learn and mingle! Check it the invite: The .NET Foundation has partnered with the Microsoft Developer Evangelism team to bring to you After Hours at Build – a special event on April 29th designed for developers, startups,...


  • Silverlight and WPF

    Silverlight and WPF

    Convincing Your Manager: Why a Control Toolkit is Worth the Investment
    Published. April 17, 2015

    You’re convinced: buying this control set will save you and your team hours of work, saved opportunity costs, improve your problem solving skills and generally make rainbow unicorns out of… Read the rest....


  • ScottGu's Blog

    ScottGu's Blog

    Announcing General Availability of Azure Premium Storage
    Published. April 16, 2015

    I’m very excited to announce the general availability release of Azure Premium Storage. It is now available with an enterprise grade SLA and is available for everyone to use. Microsoft Azure now offers two types of storage: Premium Storage and Standard Storage. Premium Storage stores data durably on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and provides high performance, low latency, disk storage with consistent performance delivery guarantees. Premium Storage is ideal for I/O-sensitive workloads - and is especially...


  • GIS in XML

    GIS in XML

    2020 The Last Census?
    Published. April 10, 2015

    Preparation for US 2020 Census is underway at this mid-decennial point and we’ll see activity ramping up over the next few years. Will 2020 be the last meaningful decennial demographic data dump? US Census has been a data resource since … Continue reading →...


  • South Colorado .NET User Group

    South Colorado .NET User Group

    Meeting Notice - Tuesday April 14, 2015
    Published. April 6, 2015

    "Create cross-platform apps using XAML" by Shawn Kendrot Find out how you can create Cross-platform apps using XAML as the UI for all platforms! This session will dive into Xamarin.Forms, a new addition to Xamarin that allows developers to create Cross-platform applications using C# and XAML across all platforms. Bio: Shawn Kendrot [blog] [twitter] [linkedin] Shawn Kendrot is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Platform Development with a love for all things XAML. Shawn has been building mobile apps for three...


  • Dave Noderer's Blog

    Dave Noderer's Blog

    ACT Flyin Washington DC - 3/22-24/2015
    Published. March 27, 2015

    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/dnoderer/archive/2015/03/26/act-flyin-washington-dc---322-242015.aspxThis past week I visited Washington, DC to take part in the annual ActOnline.org "flyin". Each year this organization of ~ 5000 software companies hosts 50 software and app developers to visit Washington and give briefings to capitol hill staffers and members on a number of subjects. This year we discussed patent reform, access to cloud data here and abroad, child safety and privacy,...


  • 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/...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • .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,...


  • 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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