Below is a chart of the keyboard shortcuts we know about, including shortcuts unchanged from Windows 7, as well as a list of brand-new shortcuts. If you're using Windows 8 with a keyboard and mouse or laptop touchpad, these will go a very long way toward improving your experience.
Displaying vehicles and reminders; presenting the data on all the pages in the applications...
The "www." prefix in a website's address was originally thought up by Tim Berners-Lee to help us differentiate between a website’s address and that of a mail server, FTP, or Gopher. Today, it might not be necessary.
Michael Crump is interviewed by Jesse Liberty on Windows 8 and the future development trends for the Microsoft's next mobile platform.
Data-level parallelism, also known as Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD), is a feature of modern processors that enables the execution of a single instruction on a large set of data (larger than the machine word).
The Azure Plugin Library exploits an undocumented feature of the Azure SDK, whereby modules referenced in the Service Definition file are bundled with your application in a package, which is uploaded and deployed to the Azure instances.
Sometimes when developing Metro applications you need advanced debugging options such as suspending or resuming your application to observe the behavior of your app. Here is a quick post for those who are looking for the options to suspend, resume and suspend and shutdown your Metro application inside VS11.
Alexander Beletsky does a quick overview of what's coming up in the GitHub for Windows build that was recently released by the GitHub team.
Culture settings in .NET are a very important but often ignored part of development, they define how numbers, dates and currencies are displayed and parsed and you application can easily break when it is exposed to a new culture.
The ISourceBlock interface is implemented on the “publisher” like blocks and it has a very interesting method: LinkTo. Robert Maclean explains its purpose in this article.
Why would anyone want to build Hadoop MapReducers in .NET? For one, Hadoop is a Java tool and JNBridge thinks they've found a way to make .NET a first class citizen by using their .NET to Java interop technology.
Den Delimarsky shows where the APPX applications are downloaded from the Windows Store, in case developers who used the Deverloper Preview are wondering where those moved.
.NET Framework 4.5 has built-in capabilities for data compression using ZIP tools - something that was provided by third-parties in previous releases.
Microsoft developers hear a lot about tools that will make them write faster, more efficient, more refactored, more unit tested code all the time. People don’t often talk of tools that help you to visualise your project’s growing code smell though.
Jeremy Likness talks about secondary tile debugging - a process that might be new even for professional developers who haven't touched the Windows 8 SDK yet.
Unit testing is great when done right, and it’s even good when done in a lax manner. However, it’s better to have no unit tests than terrible unit tests.
LightSwitch is now a core part of the Visual Studio product line! It will be available through Visual Studio 11 Professional, Premium and Ultimate.
The Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta SDK includes project templates, tools, tests, and reference assemblies that are required to build extensions for Visual Studio 11 Beta.
The ASP.NET MVC is becoming more and more popular each day. Here are some of the better practices, that if followed, may help maintain our application and also provide a means of scalability as the demand increases.
While the regular expression passing in .NET is fast, there are times where it can take too long for your needs. In .NET 4.5 we get the ability to timeout regular expressions if they take too long.
Michael Crump is being interviewed on this episode of the Uncut & Edited videocast. He talks about XAML, Windows 8, Windows Phone and Silverlight.
Anders Abel explains the benefit of using extension methods, that were first introduced with LINQ in C#3.0, in various parts of your C# application.
Robert Maclean continues his series on new and improved .NET 4.5 capabilities. Today he is discussing TransformBlock and BroadcastBlock.
Jeremy Likness shows some examples of async activity implemented in a Metro application, through the Task class.
Merrick Chaffer shows how to improve content stacking performance with VirtualizingStackPanel in WPF. He managed to figure out how to get virtualization to actually behave itself in a ListBox WPF control.