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Michael Crump05/24/14
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My Top 10 Sessions for Developers From TechEd 2014

TechEd is officially over and Telerik was there covering the entire event. Now that we are all back home, it is time to catch up all of the sessions that we missed online. I’ve went through the entire list of developer sessions and hand picked my favorite sessions to share with you.

Merrick Chaffer05/24/14
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How to Determine Event Subscriptions at Runtime

Executing that in the immediate window will spawn you out a list of the attached event handlers to your event at runtime.

Jeremy Likness05/24/14
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Enterprise Typescript

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting for the Linked In .NET Users Group. The topic was TypeScript. My goal was to show how well TypeScript works to solve common problems in the enterprise to tackle it from the perspective of Return on Investment and how it scales teams, improves productivity, increases quality and reduces overhead.

Greg Duncan05/24/14
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Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools 2013 Adds "Syntactic Line Compression"

Today, we’re releasing an update to Productivity Power Tools 2013 on the Visual Studio Gallery. In this release, we fixed a number of customer-reported bugs and issues, and introduced a new feature called syntactic line compression.

Gil Fink05/24/14
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Use The Right Tool for Every Task

Lately I was involved in a few projects and was consulting to a few more. Most of the web developers I met are very confused with what is going today in the web platform.

Greg Duncan05/22/14
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Now That's Classic, Visual Basic [Classic] Tools for Visual Studio

Visual Basic Tools for Visual Studio is a language service extension for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 allowing to work on classic Visual Basic projects within Visual Studio.

Joost Van Schaik05/22/14
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Windows Phone Emulator – “Unable to Create a Route Between the Waypoints”

The Windows Phone 8.1 emulator has a beautiful new option: if you want to simulate a route you don’t have to put in a gazillion points anymore, you just input two (or some more if you want specific waypoint), the emulator automatically calculates a route and off you go.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen05/22/14
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Entity Framework 6 & SQL Server Compact (8) – Logging SQL Statements

I previously blogged about how to enable logging of INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements with SQL Server Compact and Entity Framework 4.

Greg Duncan05/22/14
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Visual Studio 2013.3 CTP 1 Released

By releasing periodic updates, we can enhance and expand Visual Studio to support the latest software development innovations for building and managing modern apps. For more information, see Visual Studio Updates and the Visual Studio Update KB Article.

Gunnar Peipman05/11/14
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Speculations on Universal Windows Applications and Beyond

I made introductory presentation about Universal Windows Applications to local Microsoft User Group. In the end of presentation I introduced some of my speculations about the future of Universal Windows Applications. Here’s my thoughts about what happens next.

Tim Murphy05/11/14
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Enhancing Your Model In MVC 5

Simple views in ASP.NET MVC 5 are simple, but once you start getting a lot of conditional content formatting in the view things can get very messy.

Gunnar Peipman05/11/14
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Using OneNote API to Count Degustated Beers

I am heavy OneNote user as OneNote is easybut still powerful application to keep important information and organize it the way I like. Not to mention powerful cloud back-end that makes my OneNote notebooks available for me on desktop, tablet and mobile phone.

Joost Van Schaik05/06/14
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MovedCheeseException – Where is StorageFolder.TryGetItemAsync in Windows Phone 8.1?

A quickie this time: when I finally started porting WpWinNl over to Windows Phone 8.1 (sorry, I was busy testing, preparing a talk and the Windows Phone Code Battle, so something had to give) and was getting into the nuts and bolts of some of my code I noticed something peculiar. Somewhere in my code the StorageHelper class, that sports this little method.

Greg Duncan05/06/14
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 Released

The .NET Framework 4.5.2 Developer Pack installs the multi-targeting pack for .NET Framework 4.5.2. Developers can build applications targeting the .NET Framework 4.5.2 using either Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012 or third party IDEs. You need to download the web installer instead of this package if you intend to redistribute .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Joost Van Schaik05/06/14
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Writing Behaviors in PCL for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

I was happily adding Windows Phone 8.1 support to WpWinNl – or actually support for Universal Windows Apps - when I noticed that basically all I was doing was linking files from the Windows 8.1 project – without any changes. Convergence FTW!

Greg Duncan05/06/14
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.NET SDKs, Targeting Packs and Downloads Information and Links

You can build apps for many platforms and services by downloading .NET Framework targeting packs and SDKs and using them with Visual Studio. Check out the .NET Framework blog for information on new releases.

Sundararajan Na...05/05/14
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Windows Azure Queue vs Service Bus Queue

In Microsoft Azure, we have two implementations of Queues, Windows Azure Queues and Service Bus Queues. Both the Queues are the internally implemented using Message Queuing service offered on Windows Azure.

John Sonmez05/05/14
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How Should Software Developers Prepare For The Future?

The field of software development is somewhat like the stock market. It can feel like you have to anticipate where things are going if you don’t want to end up in the street begging for change.

Greg Duncan05/04/14
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The XAML Illustrated Timeline

It’s an interactive history of 11 years of XAML development at Microsoft, from a .Net developer point of view (me!). Remember Avalon ? Longhorn ?

Greg Duncan05/04/14
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Web Camps Training Kit, March 2014 Edition

The kit includes all the content presented around the world at the recent Web Camps events; presentations, demos, labs and more.

Greg Duncan05/04/14
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"Deploying Windows Azure Pack" Series

The sixth and final article in this series completes the walkthrough of the express deployment of Windows Azure Pack.

Prashant Khandelwal05/04/14
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JSON Based Document Storage Using Biggy In ASP.NET MVC

While working with a small web based project many developers will take advantage of web.config and XML files to read settings for the application.

Sundararajan Na...05/04/14
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Deploying SharePoint 2013 on Microsoft Azure using IAAS – Part 3

This post is continuation to my previous post Deploying SharePoint 2013 on Azure using IAAS – Part 2. In this article, we’ll see how to install SQL 2012 RTM.

Ayobami Adewole05/02/14
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How To Add Search Capability To .NET Applications Using Lucene.net

One of the key factors in determining if a software application is usable is if the users can navigate around it easily, while at the same time finding relevant information and resources through the provision of a search functionality.

Greg Duncan05/02/14
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Nine to Mine - Nine free Data Mining/Analysis eBooks

Data mining, data analysis, these are the two terms that very often make the impressions of being very hard to understand – complex – and that you’re required to have the highest grade education in order to understand them.