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November 23rd 2012 Links: Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5, Office 2013, IE10, Windows 8, SQL Server 2012, TFS, TypeScript, Build

November 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is our new entry in our link-listing series:

 

Windows 8

Windows 8 launched
Windows 8 has been released.

Windows Phone 8 launched
Windows Phone 8 has been released.

Microsoft Design Language: The newest official way to refer to ‘Metro’
Microsoft Design Language is apparently the new term for the design first known as Metro…

 

Visual Studio 2012 / .NET 4.5

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launched
Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 have been released.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 CTP 4
Microsoft released the final CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 1.

Productivity Power Tools 2012
Power Tools for Visual Studio 2012.

 

Office 2013

Office 2013 reaches RTM!
Office 2013 Family product reaches RTM! (Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013)

 

IE10

IE10: Fast, Fluid, Perfect for Touch, and Available Now for Windows 7
IE10 available for Windows 7.

 

SQL Server 2012

Announcing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Updates and new capabilities for SQL Server 2012.

 

Software Development

TypeScript
Microsoft unveiled Anders Hejlsberg’s newest creation: TypeScript.

Team Foundation Service is Released
A version of Team Foundation Server hosted on Windows Azure.

Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8
.NET on Windows Phone 8

 

Miscellaneous

Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft
Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, in charge of Windows has left the company.

Microsoft To End Windows Live Messenger Service
Windows Live Messenger Service to be retired soon.

Build
The Build conference 2012.

 

 

Cheers,

Thibault Nestor

September 26th 2012 Links: Visual Studio, Windows, SharePoint 2013, .NET 4.5, Roslyn, eBooks

September 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is our new entry in our link-listing series:

 

Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2012 released to the web

Visual Studio 2012 is available for download!

 

Windows 8

Windows 8 RTM is available for developers

Microsoft gives Windows 8 early access builds for developers.

 

Microsoft finally comes clean(er) on post-Metro naming plans

Microsoft is discontinuing its use of the term “Metro” used to describe the tiled user interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8. Its new name might be ‘Windows Store’.

 

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is available

Windows Server 2012 is available!

 

SharePoint 2013

What’s Coming in SharePoint 2013

An updated user experience, some upgrades and I/O performance improvements, collaboration and social networking capabilities, better tagging, SkyDrive Pro replacing SharePoint workspaces and so on.

 

Dev

Announcing the release of .NET Framework 4.5 RTM – Product and Source Code

.NET Framework 4.5 is available as well as the reference source code under the Microsoft Reference Source License (MS-RSL). You’ll find improvements brought by this release and some guidelines to debug with the .NET Framework library reference source.

 

Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available

Good work in progress!

 

Free eBooks

Programming Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.

Here is a compilation of a variety of free Microsoft eBooks including: SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone and so on. Enjoy!

 

Cheers,

Thibault Nestor

June 13th 2012 Links: Windows 8, Visual Studio, .NET 4.5, Windows Azure

June 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Following the steps of Scott Guthrie’s link-listing series, here’s our new batch of links in our own series:

 

Windows 8

Delivering Windows 8 Release Preview

Microsoft announces its final pre-release of Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, and Windows 8 apps (Hotmail, SkyDrive, Messenger, etc.).

 

Learn to build Metro style apps

Thinking of developing a Windows 8 Metro application? You’ll find all what you need here!

 

A World of Samples at your Fingertips

Microsoft Windows 8 samples

 

Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2012 RC available

Visual Studio 2012 RC is available!

 

A Design with All-Caps

Microsoft’s reasoning about their all-caps menu in Visual Studio 2012 (?!!!).

 

My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint

A sweat feature: use PowerPoint to create your Windows 8 Metro app storyboards!

 

Dev

What’s New in the .NET 4.5 Base Class Library

This article covers the big (and some of the small) improvements made to the BCL in the .NET Framework 4.5.

 

Meet the new Windows Azure

Scott Guthrie unveils the new Windows Azure Smile

 

Cheers,

Carl Anderson

March 19th 2012 Links: Windows 8, Visual Studio 11 Beta, Office 15, SQL Server, Tips

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Wow, this was a busy month!!

Here’s our latest batch in our link-listing series:

Windows 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available!

 

Optimizing the .NET Framework Deployment Experience for Users and Developers

A great article which looks at the integrated experience that Windows 8 provides to run apps built for the .NET Framework.

 

Visual Studio 11 Beta

Welcome to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5

Jason Zanders announces that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta are now available for download!

 

Introducing the New Developer Experience

In this blog post the Visual Studio Team introduces a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that they’ve delivered in Visual Studio 11.

 

Visual Studio 11 Beta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jason Zanders answers some frequently asked questions on Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Note: Read the comments! Especially Patrcik Smacchia’s question:

-> Is there a chance that the VS team takes account of the thousands of negative feedbacks concerning greyish icons, and switch back to VSpre11 colorful icons?

To which Jason Zanders answered:

@Patrick – we have definitely heard the feedback.  as mentioned above, the beta is about getting feedback and will not reflect the final look and feel

 

Coming Soon: TFS Express

In TFS 11, Microsoft is introducing a new download of TFS, called Team Foundation Server Express which is free for individuals and teams of up to 5 users.

 

The C# 5.0 Beta Release is now available

Included in the Visual Studio 11 Beta, the C# version 5 and Visual Basic version 11 are shipped.

 

Office 15

Microsoft SharePoint 15: A 2012 release target, an app marketplace and more

Microsoft is adding new features to the next versions (Wave 15) of its SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online offerings. Mary Jo Foley takes an early look at some of them.

 

Microsoft chops Office 365 enterprise prices by 20%

Yay!! Price reductions!!

 

SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 RTM Available for Download

The new SQL Server version is available for download

 

Software Development

Envisioning the Future of UX: WebVisions NYC 2012

Some takeaways from the WebVisions NYC 2012 conference by Miao Wang

 

Cheers,

Carl Anderson

LogToMail

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

As part of the SoftFluent product team, I’m proud to officially announce our new product: LogToMail!

LogToMail is a light program (the whole thing is less than 1 MB), which can run as a Windows Service or in command line, and which monitors the event log of a server.

 

Whenever a new entry is logged, it can send an email with the content of the log entry to the appropriate person.

 

Defining which type of entries should trigger an email (all by default) and to whom (default is the administrator email specified at installation time) can be done through the configuration file of the tool. To be more precise, rules are defined using the JavaScript language.

For instance, the following rule sends an email to user1, user2 and user3, when an error log event other than the 1058 and 1126 is written to the event log:

<rule name="SendToUsers" sendFrom="logtomail@softfluent.com" sendTo="user1@example.com,user2@example.com,user3@example.com" sendFromDisplayName="LogToMail '#::Environment.MachineName#'">
    (Event.EventType == 1)  &amp;&amp; (Event.EventCode != 1058) &amp;&amp; (Event.EventCode != 1126)
</rule>

We’ve actually been using this tool internally for years to ensure we don’t miss issues on our servers; it turned out to be so useful that we thought it might help others than us Winking smile

There’s a free evaluation version (limited to 30 days) which is available here if ever you want to try it out Smile

 

Hope this helps,

Carl Anderson

CodeFluent Entities SQL Azure producer is Windows Azure Certified

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

We announced last week the official support of the Microsoft SQL Azure producer, a new CodeFluent Entities producer that generates ready-to-use SQL Azure code from your CodeFluent Entities model. Furthermore, you can also choose to store your Binary Large Objects (BLOBS) in your database or in your Windows Azure Blob Storage account: it’s all up to you!

We successfully passed today the test on the Microsoft Platform Ready website in order to certify the generated SQL Azure code. I am happy to share this nice Powered by Windows Azure logo Smile:

 

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This latest test gives to CodeFluent Entities its 3rd Microsoft Platform Ready certification after Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server.

Don’t hesitate to download CodeFluent Entities right now and enjoy Microsoft SQL Azure!

Omid.

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