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Rob Sanders10/01/14
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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Well, it’s been a week of big announcements. Hot on the heels of finding out the next version of Windows will beWindows 10, Microsoft has today released a new “Technical Preview” of Windows 10, Windows Server and System Center.

Marco Siccardi09/30/14
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Prevent accidentally exit of your Windows Phone SL app (with Telerik RadMessageBox or Toolkit CustomMessageBox)

After finally being able to use my dev center account again after three long weeks, I am back into UniSharedevelopment. One of the most requested fixes was to not exit the app when users are not at the compose pivot.

Gunnar Peipman09/30/14
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Speaking at Sinergija14

I’m glad to announce that I will be speaker at Sinergija14 conference at Belgrade, Serbia this year.

Anders Abel09/30/14
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Kentor.AuthServices 0.7.2 SAML2 for ASP.NET Released

Last week we released version 0.7.2 of the Kentor.AuthServices SAML2 Service Provider for ASP.NET. With this release and the 0.6.0 the week before (that I never blogged about) we’ve introduced some new features to better support SAML2 in federation setups.

Ovais Mehboob A...08/28/14
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Creating Custom Formatter in ASP.NET Web API for specific formatted response

This articles shows the way of creating Custom Formatter in ASP.NET Web API to handle specific formatted response

Sasha Goldshtein08/27/14
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C++ Sink Parameter Passing

C++ is the most complex language I know, and its parameter passing rules are only getting more arcane now that we have rvalue references in C++ 11. In this post I’d like to examine the specific scenario of passing parameters to a sink method, which consumes its parameters.

Joost Van Schaik08/27/14
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Simple workaround for “Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms”

When you are developing for Windows Phone or Windows and you are faced with using a native component (for instance the Bing Maps control on Windows, or the SensorCore api on Windows Phone) you will loose your designers when you are testing, both in Visual Studio and in Blend, as they will only work for “AnyCPU” or “x86” configurations.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen08/26/14
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SQLite Toolbox 4.0 – Visual Guide of Features

After more than 300.000 downloads, version 4.0 of my SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox extension for Visual Studio “14”, 2013, 2012 and 2010 is now available for download and can be install from the Tools/Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio.

Marco Siccardi08/26/14
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Book review: iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook (Dimitris Tavlikos)

I love to learn and expand my knowledge. Because of this, I was absolutely happy when I was asked for a book review about Dimitris’ iOS book.

Alexander Beletsky08/22/14
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Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server

I recently came up with very convenient component – likeastore/notifier. Notifier is easy to setup Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server. It’s been open sourced few month, very specific to Likeastore needs, but due to great contributions it became very generic and can be used in you projects as well.

Bart De Smet08/18/14
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Getting Started with Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

In preparation for some upcoming posts related to LINQ (what else?), Windows PowerShell and Rx, I had to set up a local LDAP-capable directory service.

Gunnar Peipman08/18/14
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ASP.NET MVC 6: Reading Form Values

With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request.

Gil Fink08/11/14
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Building a Simple AngularJS Print Directive

Last week I wrote a simple print button directive for an application that uses AngularJS as its client-side framework.

Greg Duncan08/11/14
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Visual Studio Item, Project Templates? SideWaffle!

You all already follow my Microsoft Channel 9 posts, right? Like this morning's Coding4Fun Blog post, No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item Templates?

Caleb Jenkins08/05/14
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Ft. Worth .NET Users Group–10 Reasons Your Software Sucks!

Earlier this year (April 15th, 2014 – Tax Day!) I was invited to speak at the Ft. Worth .NET Users Group – it’s a great group and a fun community, if you’re in or around the Ft. Worth area you should really check out their upcoming meetings!

Sasha Goldshtein08/05/14
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A Motivating Example of WinDbg Scripting for .NET Developers

WinDbg scripting gets a pretty bad name — its somewhat contrived syntax, weird limitations, and hard to decipher expressions being the common culprits. In some cases, however, WinDbg scripts can be a very effective and reliable tool for extracting information from memory and processing it in a meaningful way.

Michael Crump08/01/14
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A Better way to Access Swift From the Terminal

In my original post, I described how to create an alias to run Swift from the terminal. The only problem was when the user closed the terminal window, they would have to run the 'alias' command again.

Sundararajan Na...08/01/14
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Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices Released

The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team have shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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[Cool Webook of the Day] "Eloquent JavaScript"

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital. You can read it online here, and a paper version is being worked on.

Joost Van Schaik07/31/14
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Sharing code between an Xamarin Forms/MVVMLight app and EF-code first backend using Shared Reference Project Manager

I am in the very early early stages of toying with Xamarin and it may well be that whatever I am doing here, is not the smartest thing in the world. This is a much as a report of my learning (may ‘struggle’ is a better word) as how-to. But what I describe here works – more or less – although it was a mighty hassle to actually get it working.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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Using the OpenXML SDK Productivity Tool to "decompile" Office Documents

These days, Office files are no longer in a proprietary binary format, and are we can create the files directly without using COM automation. A .docx Word file, for example, is a collection of XML documents zipped into a single file. The official name of the format is Open XML.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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Did You Know You Could Update/Contribute to Some (OpenXML) MSDN Docs via a GitHub repo?

The content in the office-content repository is grouped first by article language, then by topic. The README.md file at the root of each topic directory specifies the structure of the articles within the topic.

Radenko Zec07/29/14
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8 ways to improve ASP.NET Web API performance

Web API is so easy that many developers don’t take the time to structure their applications for great performance. This article will going to cover 8 techniques for improving ASP.NET Web API performance.

John Sonmez07/28/14
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The Experience Paradox–How to Get a Job Without Experience

One of the most difficult things about becoming a software developer, is the experience paradox of needing to have a job to get experience and needing to have experience in order to get a job.

Jalpesh Vadgama07/28/14
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CRUD Operation with ASP.NET MVC and Fluent Nhibernate

Before some time I have written a post about Getting Started with Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC –CRUD operations. It’s one of the most popular post blog post on my blog. I get lots of questions via email and other medium why you are not writing a post about Fluent Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC. So I thought it will be a good idea to write a blog post about it.