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This is another post on HTML5 and ASP.NET integration. HTML5 brought along with it a number of great JavaScript APIs; one of them is getUserMedia, which is W3C standard and you can get a good description of it in MDN. In a nutshell, it allows access to the PC’s camera and microphone. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, it is not supported by any version of Internet Explorer, but Chrome and Firefox have it. I wanted to be able to capture a snapshot and to upload it in AJAX style. Of
course, if you know me you can guess I wanted this with ASP.NET Web Forms and client callbacks! OK, so I came up with this markup:

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At the BUILD conference last week, we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. We have been busy improving the overall experience of XAML development in Visual Studio and Blend, and this post gives you an overview of some of the cool new features we have added to this Update that you might have missed amongst all the other big and exciting headlines. Universal Apps for universal experiences! We have worked hard to make it easy for developers to share code between their Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 XAML apps,
and at the same time deliver beautiful experiences. Make sure to check Navit Saxena’s talk and blog post for an in-depth discussion about how to create universal apps. Diagnostic tools In keeping with our mission to enable developers to create fast and fluid apps that work well on any device, we added a new Memory Usage tool to the Performance and Diagnostic hub in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. You can read more about this feature in Harikrishna Menon’s blog post. Furthermore, the Performance and Diagnostic hub now includes a CPU usage tool and supports combining...(Read whole news on source site)

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Top 3 Features I’m Excited About in SQL Server 2014 - SQL Server Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

mark certain transactions as delayed durable,
meaning control returns to the client before the log record is written
to disk, as opposed to fully durable, which hardens the transaction log
to disk before returning control to the client. Also called Lazy Commit

read more about the new estimator in Books Online: What’s New (Database Engine) and in the white paper “Testing cardinality estimation models in SQL

SQL Server 2012 introduced nonclustered columnstore indexes, many of us have been looking forward to clustered columnstore indexes...(Read whole news on source site)



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