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Dave Fecak11/13/12
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TALK! It’s An Interview, Not An Interrogation

A job interview is not an interrogation, and it is important for candidates to be sure they are not treating it as such.

Greg Duncan11/13/12
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New Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool Released

The Visual Source Safe Upgrade tool provides a Wizard Based UI for upgrading Visual Source Safe repositories to Team Foundation Server 2012, 2010 or Team Foundation Service.

Rodrigo De Castro11/12/12
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Startup vs. Big Company Mindset

As I work for a big (or better huge) company, I always think of the difference of people working at both types of companies. I don't think there's a definitive set of personality traits that define whether you should work at one or the other, especially as you see people working at some point of their lives in one type of company and then moving to a different type.

Zac Gery11/12/12
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A Developer's Guide to Starting a New Job

Starting a new job can be an anxious and exhausting process for most individuals. Fold in the high expectations of a technical position and it can be consuming. The following is a list of tips and tricks for a successful first week.

Pieter De Rycke11/12/12
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Jace.NET published on NuGet

A couple of days ago, the first version of a mathematical calculation engine for the .NET framework was released: Jace.NET. This build includes support for all the standard mathematical operations and a number of mathematical functions like: sin, cos, loge, logn.

Troy Hunt11/11/12
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Hacktivism is dead. Long live opportunism!

“Back in the day”, there were attacks that were based on some form of political or social motivation. Not that far back either. But more recently it all seems to have gone a little downhill.

Jens Schauder11/11/12
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Back to Basics – Good Comments are Targeted Comments

I can’t think of a single person who enjoys writing comments in code. I don’t, my friends and colleagues don’t, and I’m pretty sure there isn’t a meetup group for fans of it.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen11/10/12
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SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 Downloadable Update List

The updates for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 are now referred to a CU (Cumulative Update), which is what the hotfixes also were previously. The difference now is that the CU installation overwrites the existing installation, and a remove of the RTM bits is no longer required before installing the CU.

Greg Duncan11/09/12
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Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor Available

Since releasing Visual Studio 2012 we have continued on our investment in the user experience space to enable you to work more efficiently and to make the Visual Studio experience engaging and productive.

Den D.11/09/12
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KinectContrib Templates for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

Den Delimarsky announces the release of the next version of KinectContrib - a set of tools for Kinect developers that adds templates to Visual Studio.

Jeremy Likness11/08/12
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Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML is Here

Jeremy Likness announces the release of his book covering Windows 8 application development. Find out more what's in store by following this review.

Tim Murphy11/07/12
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Book Review: Getting Started With Window 8 Apps By Ben Dewey

This book by Ben Dewey is only 92 pages long, so if you were looking for an in-depth treatment of Windows 8 development you will need supplemental materials.

Greg Duncan11/06/12
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gtest C++ Unit Testing Test Adapter for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

Google's framework for writing C++ tests on a variety of platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Cygwin, Windows CE, and Symbian). Based on the xUnit architecture.

Juri Strumpflohner11/05/12
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Visual Studio Tips

Here are my preferred keystrokes. Note, keystrokes separated by a comma mean you have to use them in sequence in order to activate the command.

G. Andrew Duthie11/04/12
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W8WIL #7: Uniquely Identifying Items in the Grid App JS Template

In this installment of Windows 8: What I've learned, I'll discuss a bug in my app that came from a poor understanding of the underlying template I'd built on.

Sasha Goldshtein11/04/12
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BUILD Day 2: My Summary

Day two started with Satya Nadella orchestrating an amazing keynote with Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Josh Twist, Jason Zander, and David Campbell. This amazing lineup of speakers showed multiple demos, including live coding, covering the most recent developments – mostly around the Windows Azure Platform.

Dennis Doomen11/04/12
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Build Day 3: ASP.NET MVC, TypeScript, SignalR and Node.Js

The highlight of the day is most definitely the TypeScript talk by technical fellow Anders Hejlsberg. It's ironic to consider that the guy that is practically the embodiment of C# is now passionately selling JavaScript.

Dror Helper11/04/12
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Unit Level BDD Using SubSpec

In the BDD (Behavior Drive Development) there are two groups of frameworks. The first group contains tools such as SpecFlow and nBehave to name a few all of which uses (at least) two files – one contains the scenarios/behaviors in plain English (more or less) and the other the code that makes it all happen.

Sasha Goldshtein11/04/12
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BUILD Day 3: My Summary

No keynote today, but Scott Hanselman’s 8:30AM talk was a great replacement – he himself called it an “unkeynote”. Also, before the talk Scott looped some hilarious videos, such as MacBook Wheel from The Onion.

Gil Fink11/03/12
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Windows 8 Print Contract – Create Your Own Print Document Source

Windows 8 includes the ability to print content from a running Windows Store app. You use the print contract to enable that ability and the Devices Charm to use it. In this post you will learn how to register for print contract and you will create your own print document source.

Filip Ekberg10/30/12
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Microsoft Delivers at BUILD 2012

Yesterday was the first day of //BUILD/ at Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Seattle. There has been a lot of expectations on Microsoft for this event and boy did they deliver!

Greg Duncan10/30/12
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The Channel 9 //build/ 2012 Event Site Is Live

Time to start planning your //build/ sessions now! Check out the official Microsoft resource to see what is up and coming.

Juri Strumpflohner10/29/12
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Output Caching in ASP.NET MVC

Although nowadays most of us have broadband connections, resource caching is important as loading a resource from your local HD is (by now) still faster than fetching it remotely.

Greg Duncan10/26/12
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Service Bus for Windows Server v1.0 RTM/RTW

Service Bus for Windows Server provides Windows Azure Service Bus messaging capabilities on Windows Server. It enables you to build, test, and run loosely-coupled, message-driven applications in self-managed environments and on developer computers.

Eric Gregory10/26/12
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Three Ways to Decide if the Windows Store Makes Sense for Your App

The Windows Store is open, and if you're releasing a new Windows application, that means you have a choice to make: distribute your app via the Windows Store, or go it alone. Here are three factors to consider in order to make the right choice for your app.