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    New Dev Center App Preview

    Checking the performance of an app is something all good developers do. But until now, you could only check the performance of your Windows Phone app from a browser. Recently at Mobile World Congress it was announced that a handy new app lets you stay...
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    OooooooData

    The past couple of days have been big for OData as we saw the RTW release of not one but TWO OData stacks. Congratulations are in order to the Web API team, who just released a flexible open source stack that supports OData using the same underlying...
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    ALM Readiness Treasure Map

    If you’re not familiar with the ALM Rangers then you’re certainly missing out on some of the most important content/guidance being offered when it comes to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). I’ve mentioned them before on numerous...
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    TFS and VS 2012 Update 1 Released

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    Since I’ve been using the Team Foundation Service more frequently I almost tend to forget to look for updates/bug fixes for my local TFS instance. If you’ve launched Visual Studio (VS) recently you’ve probably noticed that some updates...
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    Windows Azure Services on Windows Server

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced the general availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which brings the full range of System Center management to Windows Server 2012 for private and hybrid cloud. With this release, you will be able to use Windows...
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    Microsoft Open Technologies Announces VM Depot

    If you’ve been wanting to use Windows Azure but couldn’t because a particular open source virtual machine (VM) wasn’t available or you didn’t have the time to configure one, well you’re in luck. The newly released preview...
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    Windows 8 App Contest

    The holidays are definitely for spending time with family and friends however for me, when there’s an app/dev contest to win I can’t help but think about coding. It started innocently enough as a few members of my team said they had some ideas...
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    Scaled PushPin Sample (Bing Maps)

    Dmitry Lyalin is an Application Development Manager (ADM) and he’s been active in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 development. That being said here’s his latest contribution: Scaled PushPin Sample (C# / XAML apps) [ link ] The Bing...
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    .NET SDK for Hadoop Update

    If you’re doing any development in the “big data” space then you’ll want to be aware of an update to the .NET SDK for Hadoop. This release contains updated versions (0.2.0.0-prerelease) of Map/Reduce, LINQ To Hive, and a new WebHDFS...
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    ALM Summit 3

    If you are an ALM manager, lead, or practitioner who is passionate about mastering your craft, you should register now to attend ALM Summit 3 this coming January 28 - February 1, 2013 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington. ... read...
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    Windows Azure Community Event

    On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie , along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members...
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    Introduction to TypeScript

    I enjoy developing software in a multitude of languages although I will freely admit that I’m not a huge fan of JavaScript (or should I say ECMAScript?) by any stretch of the imagination. However , if you’re more familiar with that “language”...
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    Team Foundation Service is Live

    We all knew this day would come and so it has. Well actually that day was yesterday (10/31) but due to Hurricane Sandy I’m a day late. The Team Foundation Service (TFService) is now in production and pricing information can be found here. ... read...
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    Windows Azure Portal, Mobile Services and Marketplace Updates

    Scalability, reliability and the ability to get access to new/updated features in a short time frame are just a few reasons why I’ve been a huge proponent of Cloud services when it comes to software development. One has to look no further than Windows...
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    CTP for Visual Studio 2012

    A quick post to let you know that a community technology preview (CTP) for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 was released. These cumulative updates to Visual Studio 2012 include a variety of bug fixes and capability improvements. ... read more
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    Horizontal Scalability for Parallel Execution of Tasks

    The Task Parallel Library (TPL), introduced in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, empowers application developers to create solutions that leverage the power of parallel processing in a multicore computer. In many scenarios, however, the ability to scale...
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    Excel 2013 New Features

    After conducting training for Office 2010 there was always the proverbial question of “What’s Next?” Well if you’ve been using Office 2013 Customer Preview then you know that there are a lot of new features packed into this latest...
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    Team Foundations Server 2012 Power Tools

    If you’ve been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) then you're probably familiar with the TFS Power Tools. I mentioned the BETA version of these tools a while back but now the 2012 version of these Power Tools are available and you can download the...
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    Apps, Apps and More Apps

    It’s no secret that to have a viable mobile platform there needs to be not only a good foundational operating system but more importantly applications to add to it. While the Windows Phone is a great platform, clearly it needs developers to build...
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    The Cloud OS Signature Event Series

    I recently attended a local event for the US Launch of Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Azure. To say there’s a lot to talk about would clearly be an understatement. While I couldn’t do all the new features/enhancements...
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    Kanban Introduced to TFS

    There are a number of Agile methodologies when it comes to software development. Some may argue that there are too many flavors but I’ll leave that discussion for another day. Today however is all about Kanban and how it is now a part of the Team...
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    Hyper-V on Windows 8

    Virtualization was for a long time considered a technology closely associated with enterprises that needed to maximize their hardware investment. Those benefits that come with virtualizing an operating system (OS)/applications weren’t exclusive...
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    A Sea of Change

    Momentum is a fickle friend. When you have it you don’t want to lose it and when you don’t have it you’ll give almost anything to get it. I’d say Microsoft has the momentum because wow, what a week this is shaping up to be. First...
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    Migrate an existing ASP.NET Website Project to Windows Azure

    In this blog post we will discuss how to migrate an existing ASP.NET Website project to Windows Azure. Before we begin you will need the following prerequisites: Windows 7 Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Download and install the Windows Azure SDK...
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    Build Conference 2012

    In January Tim O’Brien, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism outlined the path forward for Microsoft developers in his blog post titled: “Thinking About Developer Events.” Today he announced that BUILD 2012 will be...
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