It happens every three months, Jan 1, April 1, July 1, Oct 1. There's a flood of tweets and posts about how someone is now, or isn't, a Microsoft MVP. So how you do, the enterprising MS Dev, become one? Are there any tips, tricks and information about becoming a MVP? Oh yeah... Here are two.
It’s really easy to become discontented with our current situation and to want to seek greener pastures elsewhere. I’m not saying that there aren’t necessarily better situations you could seek out, but finding a better job may not be your problem.
Prism version 5.0 for WPF is now available. This version of Prism includes updates to existing and several new NuGet packages.
As you might guess, I am still working on that app I mentioned in my last blog post. As I was diving deeper into the functions I want, I recognized that Twitter does a very well url handling server side.
What a crazy week it was! On Monday evening I was totally stuffed from the traditional Passover dinner at my parents’ house, and on Tuesday morning I was already flying to Amsterdam for TechDays Netherlands 2014 to deliver three talks on Azure Mobile Services and Notification Hubs.
This article explains how you can automatically proxy CORS requests (Cross-origin resource sharing) in jQuery without changing your existing code. The proxy is integrated in ASP.NET and works with all ASP.NET libraries like WebForms, Mvc and WebApi.
One of the gems introduced in SQL Server 2014 is the Cardinality Estimator (CE)—new! improved! & now with more cowbell. I'm thrilled to be a Technical Reviewer for a superb MSDN white paper authored by my friend, buddy, & pal Joe Sack (b|t).
You may have seen that we released the the Windows Management Framework V5 Preview and that one of the new features is Windows PowerShell OneGet. OneGet is designed to dramatically simplify how you discover and install software packages.
I ran into a problem installing SQL Server 2014 on my Windows 8.1 Update 1 box. Here is how I solved it.
I recently installed Sublime 3 Beta and created an .HTML file and wanted to launch it in Chrome from within the IDE without right-clicking the file and selecting “Open From Browser”.
There was a new and shiny (dev) release for my Windows Phone and I just had to install it. With trembling hands and a heavy heart I’ve installed Preview for Developers on my HTC 8x and dived right into the dreaded “download –> install –> reboot” cycle which took forever (or 30 min – hard to tell). After the final 8.1 installation finished “importing” my stuff I’ve tried turning my phone on and was genuinely amazed that it worked without a hitch.
The objective of this article is to articulate the setup of SharePoint 2013 farm on Microsoft Azure platform using Infrastructure as a Service (IASS). Basically I pretty much followed the steps mentioned in the MSDN article. I’m using Microsoft Azure trial subscription for the entire setup of SharePoint on Azure.
After playing around with WP8.1 for a few days (like everyone else), I decided to dig a bit into development of WP8.1. As oAuth is the common authentication method nowadays for Apps and Websites, I was curios about the implementation of the WebAuthenticationBroker in a WINPRT app.
No code today, but a simple how-to. I was caught off-guard by this, a lot of people – including people who I concern to be power users, are pretty much confused by the way you move your cursor around in Windows Phone 8.1.
We have heard many customers express the desire that we bring back support for Visual Studio Installer projects. In fact this was one of the topmost voted on suggestions on User Voice for Visual Studio and with this extension release we hope to address your feedback both here on the blog and on UserVoice.
This post is the continuation to my previous post – Deploying SharePoint 2013 on Microsoft Azure using IASS–part 1. The focus of the part2 of this series to cover the steps required to configure Domain Controllers (both Primary and Backup) in detail.
Before some time I have written a blog post – Converting a C# object into JSON string in that post one of reader, Thomas Levesque commented that mostly people are using JSON.NET a popular high performance JSON for creating for .NET Created by James Newton- King. I
Lately I’ve been digging deeper into the OWIN specs and in particular into the implementation done by Microsoft: Katana.
After the long break we are happy to announce progress on Phalanger and the new version 4.0. There are some major changes in functionality and planned changes in Phalanger API. Following blog post should summarize them and describe Phalanger 4.0 advantages and improvements.
I was working on a new ASP.NET web application. In this application, I was trying to use Onion Architecture. The application was also using ASP.NET Identity 2.0. Our goal was to create application that will easily replace (if required) the ASP.NET Identity system with any other Identity system or ASP.NET Identity Entity Framework store.
While looking for a migration path for a customer currently using Merge Replication with SQL Server and Windows Mobile, I came across the recently released solution from Zumero, Zumero for SQL Server.
The team at Packt have given me another opportunity to review one of their just released titles, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook. As I usually do, I'm not going to give you a chapter-by-chapter review or rundown. Instead I'm going to give you my overall feelings and impressions about the book, what I liked and didn't and why you might want to check it out yourself.
A universal application allows you to share code between tablet and phone applications. Visual Studio solution contains three projects. One project is for Windows 8 desktop, notebook, or tablet-based applications. The second project is for phone applications. the third project is the shared code base between the other two.
In one month, we are having our ninth Front-End.IL Meetup. In the upcoming Meetup, we are having two one hour sessions about TypeScript and webGL.