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  • Blog Post: Browsing the .NET Reference Source

    You can browse through the .NET Framework source code online at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ . You can also download the source code as a solution and browse through it in Visual Studio. This gives you the ability to debug into .NET Framework code from your project code. This 2 minutes video...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Xamarin: A Sample Portable Class Library Weather Client

    Xamarin is powerful and it is getting popular day by day. The purpose of this post is educational and it intends to provide newbies a quick overview on building a Portable Class Library Project in C# that exposes a single method to request a RESTFULL client, retrieve JSON output, desacralize resultant...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 4

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is about to start its 4th batch of three months Internship Program. MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone powered by Windows Azure. MIC Lahore team will help...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is Available!

    The update focuses primarily on getting VS 2013 working better with versions of IE prior to IE 10. ISO File of Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 are available to download. You can find more details about the update on Biran Harry’s blog post . EDIT: Complete list of fixes can be acquired from here...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Reasons to Use Visual Studio Online

    Brian Keller (Technical Evangelist, Microsoft) speaks about Top 5 reasons to host your next software development project on Visual Studio Online , 5- VS offers Source Control (Team Foundation or Git) on the Cloud to access anytime, anywhere 4- Collaboration among repository contributors made easier...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

    Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control ( the source code is attached ). Start with a new Blank Application ( I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post ). A hub...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 2013?

    Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease developers...
  • Blog Post: Event Calendar of MIC Karachi Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

    Microsoft Innovation Center – Karachi is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator . This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 2

    Welcome to the second blog post from the series that intends to provide you a step-by-step guide on how to connect with an SQL database hosted in Azure using Azure Cloud Service. In an earlier blog post we saw on how to create and manage our database. Now it is time to get hands on Windows Azure Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 are now available

    Yesterday marks an important milestone achieved by Microsoft in continuation of their efforts to rapid release cycles ( Windows 8 was launched on October 26 th , 2012 ) as Windows 8.1 was rolled out globally for consumers. You can grab Windows 8.1 online from Windows Store . For those interested in what’s...
  • Blog Post: Custom Converter for Windows Store & Windows Phone 8

    Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Asma Khalid I hold master’s degree in computer science from LUMS, batch 2011- 2013. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from FAST-NU Lahore campus, batch 2005-2009 with Deans List Honor...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Event Series

    Speaker : Ibrahim KIVANC – Technical Evangelist Description: Check table below for registration URL: Lync Meeting, you may download Lync client from here . Date: Wednesdays Time: 05:00 PM (Pakistan Time) Date Title Desc Link Sep...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 3

    Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore is scheduling its batch 3 for its internship program, please see the image below to find more details
  • Blog Post: Session On VS Expression Blend on 22nd August, 2013

    Agenda • Working with data when designing UI • Using drawing & graphic tools in expressions blend • Creating & modifying UI Controls Venue Microsoft Innovation Center Office #1, Level 5, Arifa Software Technology Park, Lahore Date & Time Thursday, August 22, 2013...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Tips, Tricks & Coding Best Practices

    This morning one of our interns Namrah Khurram at Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore who also happens to be former Microsoft Student Partner (MSP), delivered a presentation on Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks alongside some useful Object Oriented programming best practices. Since I worked closely...
  • Blog Post: Identify Saved/Unsaved Lines of code in Visual Studio 2013

    In Visual Studio 2013, there is a nice feature for saved/unsaved lines of code in your project. During your development phase, you can see which parts of your project have been edited. Green lines represents it’s already saved, yellow represents unsaved lines in your project.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft delivers sessions in IT Meetup Peshawar

    Microsoft Pakistan has always been at the forefront to equip the developers and consumers of this country with latest and state of the art technological skills. We have always maintained good relations with our partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) in this regard and not from a distant past...
  • Blog Post: FREE Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts Now Available

    For anybody looking for training on the Microsoft Application Lifecycle tools one of the absolute best resources is Brian Keller’s ALM virtual machine. The Visual Studio 2012 ALM virtual machine and corresponding hands-on-labs / demo scripts were updated to include Visual Studio 2012 Update 2....
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

    The RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 was finished in August 2012 and launched it in September. At that time, the core team committed to release new values into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 they released first, Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (VS2012...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook: Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes guide

    We are pleased to announce v1 of the Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes guide, under Visual Studio Test Tooling Guidance , which allows you to get familiar with the Microsoft Fakes framework, to be in a position to promote, position and use it effectively. Download Now This eBook contains...
  • Blog Post: TFS as perfect tool for Scrum – Introduction in Scrum and TFS

    Are you following Scrum and relying on a third party tool to manage Scrum despite that you are already using Team Foundation Server (TFS) in your work environment? Visual Studio TFS is a perfect tool for Scrum as discussed in this blog post by Rene van Osnabrugge (Visual Studio ALM MVP). This post...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore IDEA Submission has been closed

    Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore IDEA Submission has been closed We are pleased to announce that we have received an overwhelming response from our developers community for our Windows Phone Hackathon. Idea Submission has been closed now and we are in a process of shortlisting...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

    SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage & SQL

    Windows Azure offers multiple services to help manage your data in the cloud. SQL Database, formerly known as SQL Azure Database, enables organizations to rapidly create, scale and extend applications into the cloud with familiar tools and the power of Microsoft SQL Server™ technology. http...
  • Blog Post: A Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is arranging a Windows Phone Hackathon, specially designed for all levels of software developers, ranging from beginners to experts. Experts will be competing for some of our fantastic prizes, and beginners will gain tremendous knowledge by participating in the event...
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