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Supposed leaked screenshots of Windows Phone 8 Apollo appear

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via WPCentral Is this Windows Phone 8? We think so... With less than week before Microsoft is expected to show off Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco, some leaked (and terrible looking) screenshots have appeared on the site Nokia Innovation. The shots supposedly show off integrated Skype, including an incoming video call as well as a data usage app. You may also note the mention of "RCSe" near the bottom which stands for "Rich communication suite", an important feature coming to WP8. ...Read more

Article: Extending SharePoint to the mobile arena

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By Kiril Matev The trend towards BYOD is clearly here to stay - business users increasingly want to stay connected and have access to information resources while away from their desk, and companies are keen to reduce expenditure on mobile devices. The desire of users to remain productive at all times can only be met by making the workflows and capabilities they have on the desktop available on mobile devices. However, the real promise of BYOD lies in marrying the needs of the user with the unique features offered by mobile devices to deliver new ways to interact with data
and enhance collaboration on all levels. Many companies already rely on SharePoint to encourage users to share information and enhance collaboration. It also helps to integrate structured and unstructured data stores that often build up across an organisation. Due to the central role that SharePoint plays in enterprise IT infrastructure, mobile productivity can only be enhanced in companies that use SharePoint if users are able to access SharePoint resources reliably and intuitively on their mobile devices. Until recently, mobile SharePoint access primarily meant using these resources via a browser on a desktop or laptop device. Unfortunately, browsers don’t provide business critical capabilities...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft June 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast info posted

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This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-036Critical - Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution – KB2685939 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-037 - Critical - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer – KB2699988 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-038 - Critical - Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow
Remote – KB2706726 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-039 - Vulnerabilities in Lync Could Allow Remote Code Execution – KB2707956 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-040 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal Could Allow Elevation of Privilege – KB2709100 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-041 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege – KB2709162 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-042 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege – KB2711167 We will be holding a webcast on...(Read whole news on source site)

"Also, versioning APIs sucks. It’s not that it’s hard, it’s that once you publish..."

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“Also, versioning APIs sucks. It’s not that it’s hard, it’s that once you publish an API, you pretty much have to support it forever. This is especially true when your API is being consumed through multiple layers. I can’t force game developers to upgrade, because they can’t force their users to upgrade. The lesson here is simple, if you don’t have to make something public, don’t!” - Karl Seguin - What I Learned Building Mogade

Microsoft Open source ASP.NET MVC 4, Web API and Web Pages v2 (Razor)

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Recently I’ve been reading the Scott hansleman’s post about the announcement of going open source he mentioned “we are open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) all with contributions under the Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source on CodePlex . Be sure to read all the details on ScottGu's blog.” All these component for are called webstack.

Hash Function Added To The PredicateEqualityComparer

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Sometime ago I wrote a predicate equality comparer to be used with LINQ’s Distinct operator. The Distinct operator uses an instance of an internal Set class to maintain the collection of distinct elements in the source collection which in turn checks the hash code of each element (by calling the GetHashCode method of the equality comparer) and only if there’s already an element with the same hash code in the collection calls the
Equals method of the comparer to disambiguate. At the time I provided only the possibility to specify the comparison predicate, but, in some cases, comparing a hash code instead of calling the provided comparer predicate can be a significant performance improvement, I’ve added the possibility to had a hash function to the predicate equality comparer. You can get the updated code from the PauloMorgado.Linq project on CodePlex,

Develop a Windows Phone app in 30 days

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via Microsoft Now that you have taken on the 30-day challenge to build a Windows Phone app, let's get down to the brass tacks. How to start? What happens next? Where to get a device to test your app? How to make money on your app? Help is at hand at each step of the way. The schedule below highlights themes and how you can make the most of each week with training, resources and support. ..Read more

O'Reilly deal of the Week on Early Release Books to 19/June/2012 23:39 PT

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O'Reilly are offering a 50% off deal on early release e-books at http://

"With Early Release ebooks, you get entire books in their earliest form — the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes — so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, as well as the final multiple-format ebook bundle."

These are an excellent deal!