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    The build stopped unexpectedly because of an internal failure.

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    If you ever receive the following error while doing development in Visual Studio, don't fret, it just means your system is running low on memory. Close a few apps, or restart Visual Studio and/or your system, if need be, and then try rebuilding your app...
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    Sorting a List in C#

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    I often receive emails from developers asking for help with their development conundrums. One of the common questions I get asked, especially from someone learning C# and writing their first app, is how to sort a list of items. It's quite simple actually;...
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    Error: DEP0700: Registration of the app failed. An internal error occurred.

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    So you've started your Windows 8 app development journey. All things are going smooth until one day you hit this error when trying to run/debug your app. The error says "Error: DEP0700: Registration of the app failed. An internal error occurred with error...
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    Introducing the new FolderShare!

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    Today, the Windows Live team released a new version of Foldershare along with their new website. New features added are: • A new website designed to make managing your FolderShare libraries and computers even easier. • A new FolderShare with a better...
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    Microsoft partners with social networks for contact data portability

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    Microsoft has partnered with some of the world’s top social networks on contact data portability. Starting today, we will be working with Facebook , Bebo , Hi5 , Tagged and LinkedIn to exchange functionally-similar Contacts APIs, allowing us to create...
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    Yahoo sued for spurning Microsoft

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    Two Detroit pension funds have sued Yahoo Inc. and its board of directors , saying they breached their duties to shareholders in trying to thwart a takeover by Microsoft Corp. According to the lawsuit, Yahoo's board is pursuing "value-destructive"...
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    Dictionary nominated for Best Educational App in WP App Awards

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    I am very pleased to inform that my app, Dictionary , has been nominated as one of the best apps on the Windows Phone platform in the Best Educational App category in the #WPAppAwards being hosted by WP7 App List. Please vote for the app at http://appawards...
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    How to determine screen resolution on Windows Phone 8

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    This is a very common scenario most developers stumble across - they are building an app for Windows Phone and have to target all 3 screen resolutions available with Windows Phone 8. The 3 screen resolutions for your reference are: WVGA - 480x800 or 800x480...
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    Want to win a $1000?

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    Who wants to win a $1000 just for building a Windows Phone or Windows 8 app? I hear a lot of voices saying "I do!" Well, you've come to the right place. Now you can enter to win one of 3 prizes each month $1000, $500 and $250 from Feb-1 to Jun-30, 2013...
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    Quality Gets Rewarded

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    So you've been toiling around until the wee hours of the night every day to ensure there are no bugs in your app. You've listened to your users and updated your apps accordingly. You made your app stand above your competition! Well, now it is time to...
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    "New Developer New Phone" Promotion

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    If you've been on the fence about writing apps for Windows Phone, or you've dabbled in it but need that extra help or push to make it, or if you made the app but just haven't launched it in the store, or even if you have apps in other stores and want...
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    APPortunity Win

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    So I have been promoting the APPortunity Sweepstakes by Microsoft for a while now and have had lots of developers enter the sweepstakes and today one of the developers who entered the sweepstakes via my link won the Grand Prize of a cool $1,000 in cash...
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    Make an Awesome Marketing Video for Your Windows Phone App

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    Nokia has gone to great lengths to make it easy for developers to create promotional materials for their Windows Phone apps via their Marketing in a Box offering, including marketing videos, banners, facebook page and website among others. Steps to make...
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    Want to win a Windows Phone 8 device?

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    Alright everyone, It's about time I did another awesome Nokia Lumia Windows Phone giveaway. This time I am doing a simple drawing and giving away a brand new AWESOME Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8!!! All you need to do is send the following info to...
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    Windows Phone 8 SDK publically available now.

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    The Windows Phone 8 SDK was announced a few moments ago at BUILD. It can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471 If you have any questions about any features in the Windows Phone 8 SDK, do not hesitate to ask...
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    Nokia DVLUP program

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    Let me formally introduce myself first for new followers. My name is Paras Wadehra and I am a Nokia Developer Ambassador . Now you may be saying to yourself "Wait a minute, I have no idea what that means!" Hold on to your reins and I will explain it all...
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    Web Client Software Factory 2.0 released

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    The Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) provides a set of guidance for architects and developers building enterprise Web applications. The factory includes samples, reusable code and a guidance package which automates key development tasks from within...
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    Microsoft chops Vista retail prices

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    In what may be an unprecedented decision, Microsoft said Thursday that it plans to lower the retail prices for several flavors of Windows Vista. For those in the U.S., Microsoft is cutting prices only on the higher-end versions of Vista, and only for...
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    My first blog as an insider

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    This is my first blog as a Microsoft insider! I will keep all of you updated on all the new technologies being developed all around the world. So keep your eyes on the blog. C'ya, Paras
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    Office 2007 Service Pack 1 now available

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    Service Pack 1 for Office 2007 is now available for installation here . The 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 delivers important customer-requested stability and performance improvements, while incorporating further enhancements to user security...
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    WSS 3.0 SP1 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 released

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    Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 was released yesterday. More details can be found here .
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    XNA Game Studio 2.0 Released

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    XNA Game Studio 2.0 was released early morning, today. To get your own copy of XNA Game Studio 2.0, head over to XNA Creators Club Online at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=101280&clcid=0x409 . There, you’ll find information on downloading...
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    2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference coming soon!

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    ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office and SharePoint developers , bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners in a public forum to redefine what it means to be focused on 2007...
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    Microsoft Using YouTube To Promote Vista & Live

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    Microsoft has taken its marketing push for Windows Vista and Windows Live into enemy territory by offering demonstration videos on YouTube. The new channel was launched December 21. The content itself isn't all that exciting, but they do demonstrate various...
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    NBC Universal, MSN, Microsoft team up

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    NBC Universal, owner of the exclusive U.S. media rights to this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, China (August 8-24, 2008), announced today that it was teaming up with MSN and Microsoft in an unprecedented strategic alliance to create "NBCOlympics.com...
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