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  • Blog Post: Summer events for Developers and IT Pros!

    Summer is going to be a very busy month for developers and IT Pros that want to practice with the new tools and  technologies that Microsoft is releasing, so don’t miss any of the events that are happening.     After the huge success of TechEd North America 2013 some weeks ago now TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Implementing LongListSelector as JumpLists in Windows Phone 8 : Creating Custom Jump Lists

    At the end of my previous blog post, we have successfully implemented an alphabetically arranged JumpList. In this post, we will see how to customize the JumpList to any other category you would like to use. To do this, we will use a new solution, where we will sort Famous Movie Characters based on their...
  • Blog Post: Implementing LongListSelector as JumpLists in Windows Phone 8 : Alphabetical List

    The LongListSelector control in Windows Phone 8 is highly versatile. I decided to delve into the various ways we can use the LongListSelector as a JumpList. After a lot of searching on MSDN and a little bit of dabbling on my own part, I preparing a short tutorial in 2 parts: Part 1: To help implement...
  • Blog Post: ALM Summit 3 Videos are now available on Channel 9

    In case you missed ALM Summit this year, the videos are now available on Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/ALM-Summit/ALM-Summit-3 *Update* Slide decks also available here ALM Summit 3 keynotes and sessions provide deeper insight into the modern application lifecycle. Learn about industry best...
  • Blog Post: Understanding IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

    IntelliTrace debugging is like watching a video of the stage play. You can fast-forward past the boring parts and rewind if you missed something. The one thing you can’t do is change what is happening since it has already happened in the past. You give up controlling the actors in favor of controlling...
  • Blog Post: Deliver quality software. Faster.

    Learn how you can streamline your approach to continuous testing and improve the uptime of your business with Visual Studio 2012. Our world runs on software. Every business depends on it, every mobile phone uses it, and even every new car relies on code. Without software, modern civilization would fall...
  • Blog Post: Change happens. Embrace it … THE BUSINESS VALUE OF AGILE DEVELOPMENT with Visual Studio 2012

    Use change to your advantage throughout the modern app lifecycle instead of resisting it by adopting agile practices with Visual Studio 2012.   When it comes to creating custom applications, too many of us live in denial. We want to believe that it’s possible to predict accurately how long a group...
  • Blog Post: ANNOUNCING VISUAL STUDIO 2012 UPDATE 2 CTP 2

    We are excited to announce the availability of the CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 , as it bring forwards a number of improvements for the XAML developer. The following are some of the key improvements you will find in this release: WPF, SILVERLIGHT AND SKETCHFLOW SUPPORT IN BLEND Blend for...
  • Blog Post: Startups you will ♥ Team Foundation Service

      Team Foundation Service is a new way for teams who care about rapid software delivery to plan and manage projects. And for teams up to 5 developers, it's free. Writing code is fun, but managing development can be complicated. Do you keep your code under version control? Where do you keep track...
  • Blog Post: Having fun with Max, the dude in the new Visual Studio storytelling shapes

    You didn't know? Visual Studio 2012 launched officially last week. I encourage you to go and check the reimaged home for Visual Studio on Microsoft.com to read more about the event and more importantly, the new capabilities of Visual Studio 2012. One of the new tools in Visual Studio 2012 that I believe...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 RTM is available for all MSDN and TechNet subscribers!

    Windows 8 RTM is available for all MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Oh, and Visual Studio 2012 is available for everyone! How can you get them? If you’re an MSDN Subscriber, you can download them today from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. If you want the free Visual Studio Express 2012 products...
  • Blog Post: Announcing RC of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

    We are so excited to announce..... Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC), Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is now available for download from the Visual Studio product website. The next release of Visual Studio will be officially called Visual Studio 2012. ...
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