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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.

Christian Helle05/02/14
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My Future is Xamarin

I have been creating software for handheld devices for over a decade now. I’ve seen interesting things come and go and also witnessed a couple of failures. A great part of my mobile development career involved consulting and I had loads of fun working with some very smart people doing all sorts of interesting stuff.

Greg Duncan05/02/14
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Prism 5.0 for WPF eBook (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to maintain Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications.

Jiri Cincura05/02/14
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NuoDB for .NET Takes Another Step

We will soon be releasing NuoDB 2.0.4 and this release will include support for the latest ADO.NET provider. As the ADO.NET world evolves, especially the Entity Framework (EF), we here at NuoDB are not standing by but are moving the driver forward as well.

Sasha Goldshtein05/01/14
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Identifying Specific Reference Type Arrays with SOS

When you’re looking for arrays of a specific type using SOS, you might notice a weird phenomenon. Value type arrays (such as System.Int32[]) will be shown properly regardless of which command you use, but reference type arrays (such as System.String[]) exhibit some weird behavior.

Greg Duncan04/29/14
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Azure Cloud App Discovery Preview - See The Cloud Apps Your Users are Using

Today I have the privilege to announce the preview of our new Cloud App Discovery features. These new features give IT visibility into which cloud apps are in use within the organization. You can try it for free here.

Filip Ekberg04/29/14
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Universal Windows and Windows Phone Apps

As I’m down in Melbourne for a Readify Dev Breakfast Xamarin talk, why not visit the local .NET User Group and have a chat about Universal Apps for Windows and Windows Phone?

Jalpesh Vadgama04/28/14
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Enum Support for Views in ASP.NET MVC 5.1

Recently before some time Microsoft has announced release of ASP.NET MVC 5.1. It’s comes with tons of features and Enum support is one of them.

Greg Duncan04/28/14
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A Quick Guide to Getting Going with Roslyn

It’s not as though it’s new; Roslyn CTP was announced in the fall of 2011, and people have been able to play with it since then. Roslyn is a quietly ground-breaking concept — a set of compilers that exposes compiling, code modeling, refactoring, and analysis APIs.

Dror Helper04/27/14
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What to Do When FakeItEasy Throws System.BadImageException

Today I had a weird problem at work. I’ve been working with a new team and they’ve been writing unit tests using FakeItEasy when they got a strange error message.

Ravi Kiran04/27/14
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Basics: Benefits of Writing Unit Tests

Quite often people ask the reasons of writing unit tests for their code. There are several benefits of writing unit tests that add value to the code as well as the developers writing the tests. I am listing a set of points here that came to my mind while thinking about the benefits of Unit testing.

Greg Duncan04/27/14
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NuGet, OneGet and MyGet is YourGet

At the Build conference, Microsoft announced the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview which includes Windows PowerShell 5.0, updates to the PowerShell ISE, Network Switch Cmdlets and ... OneGet!