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  • Scott Hanselman

    Scott Hanselman

    ASP.NET vNext - August 2014 Status Rollup
    Published. August 29, 2014

    Work on the next version of ASP.NET continues. It's a world of Alpha software, Git commits, breaking changes, and daily builds. If you're not one for risk, this blog post is for you. Read about all the fun stuff that's going on, and install nothing. If you do like a little spice in your life, jump in and install some early builds and join this active and opinionated community. Introducing ASP.NET vNext We announced vNext in May and did some great talks at TechEd. The Future of .NET on the Server:...


  • WinForms

    WinForms

    ASP.NET MVC Reporting with ComponentOne Reports
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Reporting is an integral part of any business application and the ability to integrate reporting into your latest and greatest ASP.NET MVC application is very likely a growing need. ComponentOne… Read the rest...


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Royal Caribbean extends Microsoft partnership for 'world’s first smart ship'
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise Royal Caribbean announced this week that when its newest mega-luxury liner, Quantum of the Seas, launches this winter, it will have some cool new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on board. Royal Caribbean has created what it’s calling the “world’s first smart ship.” Read More... Comments Internet of Things...(read more)...


  • DevExpress.com Blogs

    DevExpress.com Blogs

    Creating the Ultimate Developer’s Keyboard–Part 4
    Published. August 29, 2014

    Here’s what we’ve done so far: In part 1, we introduced the challenge, discussed hardware options, and revealed the prototype. In part 2, we wrote our first features (before the keyboard even arrived!) to help us enter paired delimiters like braces, parens, and quotes. In part 3, we reviewed the keyboard, created our layout, labeled the keys, bound the features we wrote in part 2, and added new related features that added or removed braces automatically for child nodes of if statements....


  • JohnPapa.net

    JohnPapa.net

    Adventures in Angular
    Published. August 28, 2014

    I love talking to developers about JavaScript, web development, and Angular in particular. That’s why I’m excited to announce that I have joined as a co-host on the new podcast for Adventures in Angular (aka AiA or ngAdventures), brought to you by the same folks who host the popular JavaScript Jabber show. You can check out our: Adventures in Angular web page follow the show twitter listen to us on iTunes Every week (Thursday mornings) you can join me and our All-Star panel of co-hosts...


  • bharry's WebLog

    bharry's WebLog

    How to purchase VS Online
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Brian Keller interviewed James Rice (he's on our business team) for Channel 9 about how to purchase Visual Studio Online.  This may clear up any uncertainty you have. http://aka.ms/HowToBuyVSO   Brian  ...


  • Somasegar's blog

    Somasegar's blog

    Visual Studio Online - Stakeholder License
    Published. August 27, 2014

    As more and more developer scenarios extend from the desktop to the cloud, we announced last year a new collection of hosted developer services as part of Visual Studio Online.  These services represent an exciting opportunity to bring the power of the cloud to every development project.  With over 1.5 million users, Visual Studio Online is seeing great adoption and usage across enterprises, small businesses, and individual users alike. Visual Studio Online Visual Studio Online includes...


  • Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Adnan on Technology, Research & Development

    Dissertation - Done!
    Published. August 26, 2014


  • C#er : IMage

    C#er : IMage

    AngularJS Lifetime Management, Lazy-Loading, and other Advanced DI Techniques
    Published. August 23, 2014

    One aspect of Angular that I love is it’s dependency injection. Contrary to some criticisms I’ve read, I find it is extremely flexible and powerful enough to address the demands of enterprise line of business apps. I discussed the general benefits of DI in Dependency Injection Explained and specifically Angular’s implementation using Providers, Services, and Factories and even aspect-oriented interception/decoration. In this post, I address some other features common to advanced Inversion of...


  • Beth Massi

    Beth Massi

    Fun with the Interns: Zach Montoya Builds a Visual Studio Designer for .NET Native
    Published. August 22, 2014

    A few weeks ago when I was up in Redmond I had the pleasure of interviewing some interns on the .NET team to talk about their experience as an intern at Microsoft and to show off the projects they are working on. In this interview I sit down with Zach Montoya, a Developer Intern on the .NET Runtime team, and we chat about his internship experience and summer project. Zach built a Visual Studio extension that allows maintaining and configuring runtime directives for .NET Native right from Visual...


  • ScottGu's Blog

    ScottGu's Blog

    Azure: New DocumentDB NoSQL Service, New Search Service, New SQL AlwaysOn VM Template, and more
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Today we released a major set of updates to Microsoft Azure. Today’s updates include: DocumentDB: Preview of a New NoSQL Document Service for Azure Search: Preview of a New Search-as-a-Service offering for Azure Virtual Machines: Portal support for SQL Server AlwaysOn + community-driven VMs Web Sites: Support for Web Jobs and Web Site processes in the Preview Portal Azure Insights: General Availability of Microsoft Azure Monitoring Services Management Library API Management: Support for...


  • Pete Brown's Blog

    Pete Brown's Blog

    Running a simple .NET console app on the Intel Galileo with Windows
    Published. August 20, 2014

    A few weeks back, my friend Morten Neilsen tweeted that he was able to get a .NET console app running on the Intel Galileo with Windows. I was curious because that's not a scenario we thought would work. So, I thought I'd try it out myself. Please note that .NET is not currently supported on the Intel Galileo, but it's still fun to experiment and see what works and what doesn't. To join the Windows on Devices program and code for the Galileo, purchase an Intel Galileo Gen 1 from Amazon or another...


  • You've Been Haacked

    You've Been Haacked

    The Case Against Pay for Performance
    Published. August 15, 2014

    If you run a company, stop increasing pay based on performance reviews. No, I'm not taking advantage of all that newly legal weed in my state (Washington). I know this challenges a belief as old as business itself. It challenges something that seems so totally obvious that you're still not convinced I'm not smoking something. But hear me out. This excellent post in the Harvard Business Review Blog, Stop Basing Pay on Performance Reviews, makes a compelling case for this. It won't...


  • Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    Method ~ of ~ failed by Tim Heuer

    I lost 40lbs using these two amazing simple steps–you can too!
    Published. August 15, 2014

    TL;DR – I got off my butt, started eating better and lost 40lbs in ~100 days.  You can too. This year started very depressing personally as each look in the mirror showed another chin growing under the previous.  I weighed the most I’ve ever weighed in my life and it just kept getting away from me.  My move to Redmond brought back a different office life for me from my previous role at Microsoft and I became much more sedentary than before.  Now, this doesn’t mean I was a triathlete before,...


  • Scot Hiller

    Scot Hiller

    NuGet Package Restore Fails for SharePoint 2013 Provider-Hosted Apps
    Published. August 5, 2014

    I often take advantage of the NuGet Package Restore capability to reduce the size of my projects when saving or sharing them. Today, I discovered an issue with this process when building SharePoint 2013 Provider-Hosted Apps against SharePoint Online. Here are the steps to reproduce and the fix:   ... (More)...


  • South Colorado .NET User Group

    South Colorado .NET User Group

    Meeting Notice - Tuesday August 12, 2014
    Published. August 4, 2014

    "What’s New with Kinect v2 For Windows (Technical Dive)" by Dwight Goins This session will cover the new features of the Kinect v2 for Windows Device and how to build applications that take advantage of the Kinect device. Demos will be shown of the Body Basics, Depth, InfraRed, AudioBasics, CoordinateMapping, HandGestures, and HeartRateDetector samples and we will also talk about how each sample works. Languages covered: C# and C++. Bio: Dwight Goins [e-mail] [blog] [linkedin] Dwight Goins is the...


  • Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    Northern Nevada Software Developers Group

    HBase With Playing Cards
    Published. August 4, 2014

    I created a 7 minute video showing how HBase works with […]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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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