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    Project Siena

    Microsoft Project Siena (code name) is the beta release of a new technology for business experts, business analysts, consultants, and other app imagineers. Now, without any programming, you can create powerful apps for the device-first and cloud-connected...
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    Windows Azure Evolves Features

    Windows Azure is always evolving to include new capabilities and recently there was a number of them that were introduced that I wanted to highlight. ... read more
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    Windows Azure HDInsight is Now Generally Available

    It seems as of late that I’ve been on an Azure kick which, if I’m honest is because I’ve been doing a lot of work in that space. Of course I haven’t forgotten my ALM and TFS roots (I submit exhibit B9 as evidence your honor) so...
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    Windows Azure SDK v2.2 for .NET

    With the recent release of Windows Azure SDK v2.2 for .NET, this version of the SDK extends Visual Studio 2013 to enable an end to end experience for developers to target Windows Azure, including creating, configuring, debugging, deploying and diagnosing...
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    TFS and VS 2013 Released

    2013 is shaping up to be another big year for releases especially around the developer tool sets. Visual Studio (VS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) have been substantially updated and both pack a lot of functionality into their latest incarnations....
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    Building a Release Pipeline with TFS

    Leaders in the world of online businesses have shrunk the timeline for software delivery from months to days or even hours. No matter what size business you have, customers now expect features such as real-time customer service and frequent releases of...
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    Consuming ASP.NET Web API

    Check out this blog post that outlines the steps for consuming an ASP.NET Web API which is hosted in Windows Azure from an HTML application using WinJS.xhr. ... read more
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    Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools

    It seems just yesterday that I mentioned the Power Tools for TFS 2012 and the benefits that it provides. Fast forward to today and the Power Tools for TFS 2013 are now available and have all been updated to work with VS 2013 and TFS 2013. ... read more
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    Visual Studio 2013 RC Available

    The latest and greatest installment of Visual Studio is now available for download. There have been several product enhancements (new tools for line of business applications, Web applications, games, mobile devices, services and of course applications...
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    .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview

    Things are moving quite fast nowadays and while it's hard to keep up with every new piece of technology that's being introduced, some warrant more time than others. To that end, the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview released a few months ago includes a set...
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    Windows Azure SDK v2.1 for .NET

    Trying to keep up with the latest and greatest SDK's is sometimes a dizzying task but such as life when dealing with technology. That said, SDK v2.1 of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET was recently released. This is a major refresh of the Windows Azure...
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    Azure SQL Data Premium Now Available

    Recently at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Satya Nadella announced a new Premium service for Windows Azure SQL Database that delivers more predictable performance for business-critical applications. This limited preview has now been expanded...
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    Holy //BUILD Batman!

    I thought the previous //BUILD conferences had a lot of content but this year definitely surpassed it. Although I couldn’t do the whole conference justice in a single blog post, here are a few key highlights... read more
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    Visual Studio 2013

    Today, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2013, the next release of is integrated developer tools solution for building modern applications for devices, the cloud and on the client. Visual Studio 2013 Preview software will be released at Build 2013. ....
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    Developing a Windows Store Business App

    Microsoft patterns & practices recently announced the latest addition to the patterns & practices library of software architecture guidance: Developing a Windows Store Business App using C#, XAML, and Prism. ... read more
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    WebMatrix 3 Released

    For those that aren’t aware, WebMatrix is a free, lightweight web development tool that was first introduced in 2010 which provides a great, focused web development experience for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js. ... read more
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    Windows Azure Training and SDK

    Cloud development is becoming more and more prevalent which is why having the ability to access training and an SDK is something every company in that space should/needs to provide. To that end, the following training kit and SDK created by Microsoft...
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    Microsoft Enterprise Library 6 and Unity 3 Released

    Microsoft Enterprise Library is a popular collection of reusable software components (called application blocks) designed to address common cross-cutting concerns of enterprise application developers (such as logging, validation, data access, exception...
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    Windows Azure IaaS is Live

    Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, Virtual Machines and Virtual Network are now generally available (GA)! With this announcement these new services make it possible for you to move your applications into the cloud as is. ... read more
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    Working with OneNote 2013

    I remember when school mainly consisted of pens/pencils and good ol’ fashion paper notebooks. Of today’s technology hasn’t totally eliminated these methods of note taking but when it comes to the “digital lifestyle”, you...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2) is now available for download. Just as with VS2012.1, this release contains important fixes as well as a wealth of new functionality, addressing feedback received from the community and aligning with key software...
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    Build 2013 Developer Conference

    I can't believe almost 6 months has passed since the last Build conference. This year the event will be held between June 26–28 in San Francisco where Microsoft will share what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and...
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    ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update

    If may be difficult to track what's being released when but the recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 update is one you should definitely take note of. This update makes no changes to the existing ASP.NET runtime, is fully compatible with existing...
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    Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes

    The ALM Rangers have released the eBook: Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes and it’s available via Codeplex. This eBook contains practical guidance for migrating to and unit testing with Microsoft Fakes. ... read more
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    ALM Summit Content Available On-Demand

    January's ALM Summit on the Microsoft Campus brought together some of the greatest minds in application development, methodologies, and application lifecycle management. All of the sessions were recorded and are now available for on-demand viewing on...
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