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::: TO DISABLE ALL CAPS MENUS ::: Install-Package VS2012.RemoveAllCaps Disable-AllCaps Uninstall-Package VS2012.RemoveAllCaps The Disable-AllCaps and Enable-AllCaps cmdlets will still be available after uninstalling the package, as it is persisted into the NuGet PowerShell profile. You might need to restart VS2012 in order for the changes to take effect. Credits to Richard Banks for the registry hack :)

Windows 8 Release Preview: Download link, information, resources, and more

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As you probably saw/heard, yesterday we made the Windows 8 Release Preview available for download. This milestone marks the final development phase prior to RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and it is wonderful to see all of the excitement out there! I’ll admit it, I was one of the very excited people looking forward to this release and did my set of Windows 8 installs last night. Here are a few of the pics I shared yesterday (and the last one seems to be a favorite):
Windows 8 USB ready for install Windows 8 on Tablet Over 10 Feet of Windows 8! ...(Read whole news on source site)

DotNetNuke 6.2 released

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The production release of DotNetNuke 6.2 was announced few days back. The DotNetNuke 6.2 can now be downloaded from the official DotNetNuke download page The version 6.2 has some powerful features like Activity Feed User Relationships Social Groups Interactive User Profile Message Center Member Directory Social Authentication SharePoint 2010 Support Social API for Developers Know [...]

Download Windows 8 Release Preview (All Languages, ISO/Offline/Standalone Installer)

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Microsoft released Windows 8 Release Preview yesterday, 31st May 2012. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices. And it's easy to try now - whether you're installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released few months ago.   In this blog entry, find out the links to download Windows 8 Release Preview. You can find the ISO images for all different languages, which you can download to install it offline.   What is Windows 8 Release Preview? Windows 8 Release
Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8 that focuses on people, apps and gives you powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. It's Windows reimagined. Windows 8 Release Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows. It’s fast, and it’s made to work on a variety of form factors - especially the new......(Read whole news on source site)

Events and Presentations

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There is a number of things going on this coming weekend, so this maybe pushing it … yet good to put it out there.
June 2nd (tomorrow), presenting at SharePoint Saturday St. Louis.  The topic is SQL Server Health in a SharePoint environment. I will be presenting the same topic at a joint session of the PASS group and SharePoint User Group in Evansville on July 17, 2012.
And then, July 28th I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday New York City. The topic is Letting the Cards Speak: Agile Planning for SharePoint.
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Saint Louis Days of .NET 2012

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Hey all, just a quick note to let you know I'll be one of the speakers at the St. Louis Days of .NET this year.  I'll be giving a revamped version of my Little Wonders (going to add some new ones to keep it fresh) -- and hopefully other presentations as well, the session selection process is ongoing.

St. Louis Days of .NET is a wonderful conference in the midwest and a bargain to boot (only $175 if you register before July 1st!  Hope to see you there.

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ALM Rangers Practical Kanban Guidance RC

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Yesterday, together with the Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 RC release, the ALM Rangers have also SIMultaneously SHIPped their guidance as RC. As I’m really proud to have been involved in the ALM Rangers team, I can tell you that we also shipped the RC version of the Practical Kanban Guidance. The Practical Kanban Guidance [...]

Callisto: An Open Source toolkit for XAML Metro style apps

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source: With the announcement of the Windows 8 Release Preview and matching Visual Studio 2012 RC I’m pleased to share some work that has been a result of my own personal app building, collaborating with some friends during their app building as well as porting some helpful projects that I’ve found helpful in my development... Introducing Callisto, a toolkit of sorts for XAML Metro style apps.  When starting my own app building for the Consumer Preview, I realized there were some experiences and common things that I wanted to implement that weren’t existing controls in
a way that I could easily re-use my efforts across app to app that I was building.  The foundation building blocks in the platform were there of course, as was a few existing Open Source projects that I could leverage (yay Open Source!).  I refactored the combination of these things into a single toolkit that I’ve been using for my apps. .....Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)