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  • Blog Post: Creating Windows Phone, iPhone and Android Apps with iFactr in Visual Studio 2010

    iFactr is a cross-platform mobile framework created by ITR Mobility . With iFactr as a plug in to Visual Studio 2010, developers can create iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps by writing C# and .NET code. Essentially iFactr compiles the code to a native app for a specified target platform. It is worth...
  • Blog Post: Overview of SharePoint as a Development Platform & Visual Studio 2010 (Webcast, 12/9/2010, 2-3pm)

    Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web...
  • Blog Post: Creating an ASP.NET Web Application and Deploying it to the Windows Azure Platform

    I went through the process of creating an asp.net web application (without database) and deploying it to my Windows Azure account. I followed step by step instructions during the process but ran into a few minor issues. So I thought I’d share what I learned here. 1. Creating two services in Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Handy Tools Complimentary to Deep Zoom Composer

    Deep Zoom Composer is a tool that allows the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3 and higher version. While the tool provides the user interface to compose an image with one or more images, it is often desirable to complete the same task with a scheduled task (without...
  • Blog Post: Where is the Option “Start Without Debugging” in Visual Studio 2010

    You may notice that the “Start Without Debugging” option is missing from the Debug menu, but it is still working if you hit “Ctrl + F5”. There is an easy fix: Tools menu >> Import and Export Settings >> Reset all settings. Then choose C# Development Environment. Check out this post for detail...
  • Blog Post: Fix SQL Server Express User Instance Connection Error in Visual Studio Projects

    I reinstalled SQL Server 2008 Express on my dev machine recently and ran into an error below when I tried to open and run a Visual Studio application: “Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection will be closed.” One...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

    Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers for use in enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Global Launch – Register Today

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launches on April 12, and you can be among the first to experience it in person. Discover how you can customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same...
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft MIX10 Live Keynotes March 15 & 16

    Join us to learn what’s new with Microsoft’s web platform and development tools such as Visual Studio 2010, Expression and Silverlight 4, and get the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series!
  • Blog Post: Enabling Silverlight 4 on Visual Studio 2010 RC

    VS2010 RC does not support developing Silverlight 4 applications. You can find more detail from Tim Heuer’s blog post . However, for some of us who would like to create and run SL 4 demos on the same machine where VS2010 RC is installed, enabling SL 4 on VS2010 RC is more than just interesting. Andrew...
  • Blog Post: Steps I Took After Visual Studio 2010 RC Setup Failed

    Visual Studio 2010 RC has just been released. While the setup process should be very straightforward, it may fail even if you follow the instructions step by step, which was my case. The log file showed the following error: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC - ENU: [2] CRootComponent::Install(...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate

    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate (RC) is available to MSDN subscribers on Monday, February 8th, with general availability on February 10th. Click here to find out more detail. Scott Guthrie talks about a few known issues and suggestions in his post . If you are working with...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit (Jan. 2010 Release)

    The January 2010 release of the Training Kit works with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2. It is available for download here . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit (October Preview) is available to download here . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Available

    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework Beta 2 is available to MSDN subscribers on Monday, October 19th, with general availability on October 21st. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd441784.aspx Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Walkthroughs...
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