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Microsoft Comes Crashing into the $1.9 Trillion Internet of Things Market

On Wednesday, April 15th, Microsoft came crashing into the competitor’s ring for the still-emerging industry of the Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes...

0 replies - 2468 views - 04/18/14 by Benjamin Ball in Articles

How to Convert C# Object Into JSON String with JSON.NET

Before some time I have written a blog post – Converting a C# object into JSON string in that post one of reader, Thomas...

0 replies - 1965 views - 04/14/14 by Jalpesh Vadgama in Articles

Speaking About Katana and OWIN at NCrafts Conference in Paris

Lately I’ve been digging deeper into the OWIN specs and in particular into the implementation done by Microsoft: Katana.For those interested...

0 replies - 1300 views - 04/14/14 by Simone Chiaretta in Articles

How to Create Universal Applications with Azure Mobile Services That Leverage Push Notifications and Database Insertion and Data Retrieval

OverviewThis lab will provide some key learnings for Azure Mobile Services:How to create a universal project that is designed to share code between Windows...

0 replies - 1432 views - 04/13/14 by Bruno Terkaly in Articles

Upcoming Front-End.IL Event – TypeScript and WebGL

In one month, we are having our ninth Front-End.IL Meetup. In the upcoming Meetup, we are having two one hour sessions about TypeScript and webGL....

0 replies - 1844 views - 04/12/14 by Gil Fink in Articles

MVP Status, Build, Conferences

0 replies - 1220 views - 04/11/14 by Toni Petrina in Articles

Faking a Long Running Asynchronous Call

A few days ago I needed to make sure that a specific method would only get called once no matter how many times it’s caller is invoked. The simplified code...

0 replies - 1804 views - 04/07/14 by Dror Helper in Articles

Easily Update to Windows 8.1 Update 1 without Installing all the MSUs Manually

If you are upgrading an existing Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 8.1 Update 1 through your MSDN account then you will need to find the following .zip...

0 replies - 2329 views - 04/03/14 by Michael Crump in Articles

Search SQL Scripts Simply With the SQL Scripts SSMS Plugin

simple talk - Tony Davis - D.R.Y. with SQL ScriptsDevelopers strive to write well-tested, reusable code with well-defined interfaces so...

0 replies - 2085 views - 03/30/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Jetting to The New Home of ManagedEsent, a New v1.9 and MSDN Doc's Too!

JET - Welcome to the home of the JET (aka ESE or ESENT) teamThe Extensible Storage Engine (ESE/ESENT), also known as JET Blue, is an Indexed...

0 replies - 1659 views - 03/30/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

How to Use Text to Speech to Read Text Aloud on Windows Phone 8

Today I started to update my very first app I ever wrote to Windows Phone 8. The app has a read aloud feature that uses the Bing translation service...

0 replies - 1567 views - 03/30/14 by Marco Siccardi in Articles

Entity Framework 6 & SQL Server Compact (7) –New features and fixes in version 6.1

Entity Framework 6.1 is now available on NuGet, and this blog post by Rowan Miller, Program Manager for the Entity Framework team, covers the...

0 replies - 1977 views - 03/26/14 by Erik Ejlskov Jensen in Articles

Business Users Building for Windows 8.1 with Project Siena Beta 2

Somasegar’s blog - Project Siena Beta 2: Enabling business users to create apps connected to enterprise services, web and socialThree months ago,...

0 replies - 1539 views - 03/25/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

OneNote Dev isn't Dead by a Long Shot

OneNote Dev Blog - OneNote API Near-Term RoadmapHey folks, this is James Lau - I am the Lead Program Manager on the OneNote API team. In this blog...

0 replies - 1596 views - 03/25/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

MEF'ing With WP8

.Netitude - WP8 Breaks Bad (cooking with MEF)Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility Framework is somewhat of an unsung hero in the .Net world...

0 replies - 1208 views - 03/23/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Do you LOB? Want to Shape the Future of Visual Studio? Got 30 Minutes?

Steve Lasker's Web Log - www.SteveLasker.com/Blog - Looking for LOB DevelopersWe’re looking to speak with companies that are building internal,...

0 replies - 1384 views - 03/19/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

"Windows Phone 8 Succinctly - The Practical Approach to Windows Phone 8 Development" eBook (Reg-ware)

Syncfusion - Windows Phone 8 SuccinctlyThe Windows Phone 8 operating system is closely tied to the hardware of Windows Phones, enabling the...

0 replies - 1495 views - 03/16/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Detect and remove Emoticons from Text on Windows Phone

In my recent project, I work with a lot of text that get’s its value from user input. To enable the best possible experience for my users, I choose the...

0 replies - 1397 views - 03/16/14 by Marco Siccardi in Articles

Bing it From VS - The Web Search Visual Studio Extension

Web Search - Visual Studio Add-in , Search (Google, Yahoo, MSDN, Code Project, Stack Overflow and more...) for the selected text/itemIntroductionVisual Studio...

0 replies - 1093 views - 03/16/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Another LOB at You: Another Chance for Dev's and IT'ers to Chime in on Using VS to build LOB App's

Requesting feedback from business app developers and IT decision makersI'm doing research for the Visual Studio team at Microsoft to better understand the...

0 replies - 1213 views - 03/16/14 by Greg Duncan in Articles