November 23rd 2012 Links: Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5, Office 2013, IE10, Windows 8, SQL Server 2012, TFS, TypeScript, Build
Here is our new entry in our link-listing series:
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 reaches RTM!
Office 2013 Family product reaches RTM! (Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013)
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.
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
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.
The Build conference 2012.
Here is our new entry in our link-listing series:
Visual Studio 2012 is available for download!
Microsoft gives Windows 8 early access builds for developers.
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!
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.
.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.
Good work in progress!
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!
Microsoft announces its final pre-release of Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, and Windows 8 apps (Hotmail, SkyDrive, Messenger, etc.).
Thinking of developing a Windows 8 Metro application? You’ll find all what you need here!
Microsoft Windows 8 samples
Visual Studio 2012 RC is available!
Microsoft’s reasoning about their all-caps menu in Visual Studio 2012 (?!!!).
A sweat feature: use PowerPoint to create your Windows 8 Metro app storyboards!
This article covers the big (and some of the small) improvements made to the BCL in the .NET Framework 4.5.
Scott Guthrie unveils the new Windows Azure
Wow, this was a busy month!!
Here’s our latest batch in our link-listing series:
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available!
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
Jason Zanders announces that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta are now available for download!
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.
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
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.
Included in the Visual Studio 11 Beta, the C# version 5 and Visual Basic version 11 are shipped.
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.
Yay!! Price reductions!!
The new SQL Server version is available for download
Some takeaways from the WebVisions NYC 2012 conference by Miao Wang
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.
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="firstname.lastname@example.org" sendTo="email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com" sendFromDisplayName="LogToMail '#::Environment.MachineName#'"> (Event.EventType == 1) && (Event.EventCode != 1058) && (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
There’s a free evaluation version (limited to 30 days) which is available here if ever you want to try it out
Hope this helps,
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 :
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!
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