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Upgrade Your SkyDrive Account’s Free Storage Quota to Prevent Reduction from 25 GB to 7 GB

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The Windows Live team plans on reducing SkyDrive’s free storage quota from 25 GB to 7 GB on an unreported date. When you log on to your account on 4/23/2012 or later, you’ll see the following banner: Clicking the link opens the Manage Storage page with the free upgrade option: Clicking the Free Upgrade button displays the following message:

Upcoming Events for April 23rd, 2012

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Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: MD BaltoMSDN
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:30 PM, Baltimore, MD
HTML 5 Expert Panel
• Dave Clausen of Cloud Patterns
• Paul Tyng of LocalUp
• Mike Wolf of Cynergy
• Geoff Snowman formerly of Microsoft
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CMAP Code Camp Spring 2012
Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:30 AM, Columbia, MD
The Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) is holding its Spring 2012 Code Camp on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center in Columbia, MD. The Code Camp will run from 8:30am - 5:30pm with 20-25 awesome sessions covering a wide range of database, software and portal development topics. It's totally free. No gimmicks. No sales pitches. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers.

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Learning: Getting started with ASP.NET MVC 4 and Visual Studio 2011

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These 9 tutorials cover the basics of building an ASP.NET MVC Web application using Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web (it’s free). Here's what you'll learn: How to create a new ASP.NET MVC project. How to create ASP.NET MVC controllers and views. How to create a new database using the Entity Framework Code First paradigm. How to retrieve and display data. How to edit data and enable data validation. Before you start, make sure you’ve installed the prerequisites:  Web Platform Installer. Start here

F#, MSTest, and FsUnit

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I’ve been very busy with a few side projects that I plan to talk more about soon. Sadly, my blog has suffered due to these other activities, but I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about a new MSTest project template available on Visual Studio Gallery as well as some activity going on [...]

Windows Store for Metro style apps - How do I get invited?

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If you are a developer here in the US and are developing a Windows 8 Metro Style application then you need to know that access to the Windows 8 Store is currently by invitation only. The reason you want to receive this invitation now is to secure your unique app name and be first to market once Windows 8 launches. In order to receive your invitation to the store you must follow these steps: 1) Create an account here:
2) Profile your application
3) Have your app reviewed by a Premier Field Engineer Step 3 can happen in 2
ways: 1) We will invite you to a face to face meeting with a PFE engineer where you will be able to have your app reviewed and upon successful completion of the review receive your Store Invitation
2) You will soon have the opportunity to upload your app and have it reviewed and then upon successful completion of the review you will receive the Store Invitation Note that your app does not need to be 100% complete to be reviewed, just functional enough to provide a good reference for user experience, performance and adherence to the Metro Style App quality...(Read whole news on source site)

Limitations of the WebView in Windows 8 Metro Apps

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source: Nick's .NET Travels Having worked quite intimately with the WebBrowser control in Windows Phone I was a little flawed by how immature and annoying the WebView for Windows 8 metro app is. As noted by Brent Schooley in his post on Metro WebView Source and HTML workarounds you can work around some of the limitations such as the missing SaveToString method. One of the features of the WebBrowser control that I quite often use is the series of events that are raised around navigating to pages within the control. Unlike the WebBrowser, the
WebView is missing events such as Navigating, Navigated and NavigationFailed, and has only the LoadCompleted event. I figured that I should be able to detect when the current page is changing, and thus raise a Navigating event. Turns out that it is possible with a combination of InvokeScript (to invoke some javascript within the page) and window.external.notify (to raise an event when the page in the browser is changing). The following WebViewWrapper class exposes a Navigating event which you can wire an event handler to in order to detect when the...(Read whole news on source site)