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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2014 CTP - Dev Eye for Azure Client VMs

    The VS2014 CTP is was released in June 2014. Particularly exciting to me is the new Universal Apps with WinJS support. WinJS Universal Apps really aren't called out in many other VS2014 CTP resources. Quite a pleasant find! Other goodies include looks at Rosalyn compiler, ASP.NET vNext, C++ 11/14. More...
  • Blog Post: Unable to activate Windows Store app - Dev Eye for Azure Client VMs

    SUMMARY As documented here [ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2014/05/19/visual-studio-wpf-app-in-win81-dev-eye-for-azure-client-vms.aspx ] I recently setup a Windows 8.1 with Visual Studio 2013 Client Virtual Machine in Windows Azure . The second thing I did after creating the VM ( creating a...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio WPF App in Win81 - Dev Eye for Azure Client VMs

    I spend a great deal of time with devs and Windows Store App development. Strangely, not all devs at my sessions (who are learning about Win8 dev) are able to go to Windows 8 at this time. Yet the devs still want to build apps for Windows Store (aka Windows 8.1) for publishinging. At TechEd 2014 we...
  • Blog Post: "Remove Mapping" hassles in TFSPreview

    I'm happily crunching away on my new machine setting up Visual Studio and such. I've mappped in a workspace using TFSPreview to my c:\dev drive. Somehow I accidentally wind up with a second mapping to my c:\dev drive. Attempting to pull down any files results in the following wonderful error message...
  • Blog Post: What the Hyper-V? WP8 SDK Emulator and Hyper-V Insights

    As I noted in an earlier post [  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2012/11/06/are-you-slat-compatible-wp8-sdk-tip-01.aspx ], the Windows Phone 8 emulator requires Hyper-V if you wish to work against the emulator.  So what’s going on under the hood?  Let’s take a peek at some of the...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO: CREATE YOUR FIRST XNA/MONOGAME FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR WINDOWS 8 METRO [ported]

    Many people were quite annoyed by the decision to not ship XNA as part of the Windows Metro Development space for Windows 8. The MonoGame project has stepped in and is building a cross-platform game solutions for XNA. Note that MonoGame is still under development, and you may hit some things that don’t...
  • Blog Post: CustomCursors in Windows 8 CSharp Metro Applications

    Recently I came across the question: "I want to change the cursor in my Windows 8 Metro style application to a custom cursor I've designed. So, how can I use the custom cursor in metro app ? The Windows.UI.Core.CoreCursorType.Custom parameter for the Windows.UI.Core.CoreCursor constructor seems to indicate...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit - June 2011 Update - Now with ALM!

    The June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Traning Course was released recently. In the course are a variety of videos and hands on labs to help you with things like Azure, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Workflow, WCF, C# 4.0, VB10, F#, ASP.NET 4.0, and Parallel computing. Overall...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1

    I'm not normally a reblogger, but is a "necessary share". The VS team just released the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1. The VS team have focused on bringing the HTML5 support up-to-date, adding CSS 3 support and bring more new API’s...
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