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Rob Sanders09/15/12
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AZR331 – Casablanca: C++ on Azure

Casablanca is a Microsoft incubation effort to support cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design.

Anders Abel09/14/12
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You’re a Top Developer!

Nowadays blogs and other web resources have largely overtaken books as the main source of information. Did that solve the problem? Do people read more? In my experience: Unfortunately not. The basic pattern persists: Most developers don’t care.

Rob Sanders09/12/12
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What’s new in .NET 4.5

Not a minor release.. great support for Windows 8, Async, and performance improvements. Let's dive into this very succinct guide to what's new in .NET 4.5

Ayende Rahien09/12/12
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On Professional Code

To write professional code, you need to make it easy to look under the hood.

Nick Haslam09/11/12
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T-SQL Tuesday #34: Help! I Need Somebody!

In the past few years, Nick started working more and more with SQL, and found that it is such a huge product that no one can know the whole thing (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS included), and because of that, he found several ways to get help if I need it.

Martin Hinshelwood09/10/12
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TFS 2012 – Issue: TF30063: You Are Not Authorized To Access And Can’t Trace Permissions

No matter what permissions you set or what permissions you have you get a “TF30063: You are not authorized to access /Services/v3.0/LocationService.asmx” in SharePoint 2010. Here is how to fix it.

Greg Duncan09/10/12
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Fiddler Acquired by Telerik

In a move to bolster its software testing capabilities, Telerik, a maker of software development tools, has announced its acquisition of the Fiddler Web Debugger, a popular tool created to inspect Web traffic and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data.

Robert Maclean09/10/12
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22 Comparison Points: LightSwitch vs. Dynamics CRM vs. SharePoint vs. ASP.NET MVC

I am going to compare LightSwitch against Dynamics CRM, SharePoint & ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding in thier ability to rapidly build business applications. If you are not aware of these different products see my older post for a brief overview of them.

Greg Duncan09/09/12
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Five Free For Friday - SQL Server Tools

Need free SQL Server development tools? There are a couple of resources that might help you with this. Read this article to find out how to make the DBA life easier.

Den D.09/09/12
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KinectContrib Templates Available Through NuGet

Developing NUI applications with Kinect SDK? You might find it a bit easier to create those applications if you install the Visual Studio templates, that provide the basic skeleton for them.

Punit Ganshani09/09/12
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dI.Hook – Creating A Dependency Injection Container

Creating a dependency container is very simple. You can either choose a default implementation of Container, or you can implement the interface IContainer and write your own definition of a container.

Den D.09/09/12
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DEP2300: The Case of The Failed Remote Debug Session

In case you are having problems with your remote debugging session in Visual Studio, make sure that you are using compatible toolset versions on both the client and the server machines.

Greg Duncan09/08/12
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Branching and Merging Guide v2 for Visual Studio 2012 Released

The purpose of this guidance is to provide insightful and practical guidance around branching and merging with Team Foundation Server by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, a special group with members from the Visual Studio Product group, Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVP) and Visual Studio Community Leads.

Robert Maclean09/08/12
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The New .NET 4.5 Feature Every XAML Developer Will Love

If you develop using XAML and you are using .NET 4.5 (i.e. WPF or Windows 8) then there is a feature that will make you smile a bit, CallerMemberName.

Greg Duncan09/07/12
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Web Matrix 2 Released To Web - Still Free, Still Awesome

WebMatrix is a free and lightweight web development tool. Create, publish, and maintain your website with ease.

Greg Duncan09/06/12
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Reactive Extensions 2.0 Released

The Rx team is pleased to announce the availability of Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) v2.0 RTM, aligned with the availability of Visual Studio 2012 RTM and Windows 8 RTM for MSDN subscribers.

Gunnar Peipman09/06/12
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Reading OpenDocument Spreadsheets Using C#

Excel with its file formats is not the only spreadsheet application that is widely used. There are also users on Linux and Macs and often they are using OpenOffice and other open-source office packages that use ODF instead of OpenXML. This post shows how to read Open Document spreadsheet in C#.

Pieter De Rycke09/05/12
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Logging All Unhandled Exceptions In WCF With Log4Net

WCF produces the necessary hook to know when an unhandled exception has occurred in your services: the IErrorHandler. In this short article, Pieter will demonstrate a simple implementation that logs these exceptions with Log4Net.

Greg Duncan09/05/12
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WMF 3.0 RTM, PowerShell 3.0 Released!

Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.

Robert Maclean09/05/12
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SharePoint and protocol-relative URL's

Recently I learned an amazing new trick, the protocol-relative URL, where the scheme of a URL (the http bit) can be dropped and your browser will use the same scheme that the page’s URL uses.

Robert Maclean09/04/12
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Rapid Business Development: LightSwitch vs. Dynamics CRM vs. SharePoint vs. ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC is greater than ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding – you can do almost anything with MVC, however for this article we are looking at the concept of rapid development and comparing MVC with MVC scaffolding, scaffolding will give you a more rapid development with trade-offs.

Anders Abel09/04/12
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Dissecting MVC Scaffolded Code for EF Updates

MVC and Entity Framework scaffolding is powerful, but some developers prefer to know what actually happens before accepting generated code. Here is a way to do this.

Mike Hadlow09/04/12
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REST – Epic Semantic Fail

The internet is ablaze with an out of control REST flame war. It seems that many people think there’s a REST protocol when in fact there’s no such thing.

Greg Duncan09/04/12
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Visual Studio Column Guides with Editor Guidelines Extension

"Editor Guidelines" is an editor extension for Visual Studio 2012 which adds vertical guidelines behind the text at user-specified column positions. This is useful if you are trying to tabulate columns of data or if you want to ensure that your lines don't go beyond a certain length.

Greg Duncan09/03/12
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Primer for Task Parallel Library- Task Parallel Dataflow

TDF provides high-level abstractions in the form of generic code blocks that generate and schedule the needed Task objects to handle simple to complex data flows.