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The Morning Brew #1844

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Software Caliburn.Micro 3.0.0-alpha – The Caliburn Micro team announce the release of their alpha release of Caliburn Micro 3.0.0 which adds in support for Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Androis and Xamarin.Forms, along with sharing information about Windows 10 support which will com in the future. Microsoft Azure now free for Student Developers – Rami Sarieddine highlights some great […]

Running your Jekyll blog on a Local Server

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Introduction I recently hit a stumbling block when trying to serve my Jekyll blog locally. After I ran the command ‘bundle exec jekyll serve’, I noticed that my local server would spin up, but the links would all point back to http://michaelcrump.net/whatever-blog-post. When they should be pointing to http://127.0.0.1:4000/whatever-blog-post.

The fix is quite simple:

Open your _config.yml file and add the following line (replace my domain name with yours):
baseurl: http://michaelcrump.net
If you already have a url entry, then delete it. Next, at your terminal prompt enter the following command
to serve your site locally:
bundle exec jekyll serve --baseurl ''

This simply overwrites the baseurl value with no value. There are other ways that you can maintain two .yml files, but I found this to be a pain. Now simply navigate out to http://127.0.0.1:4000/ and your links should be pointing to the local version instead of your github page or custom domain.
I hoped this helped, I was beginning to pull my hair out! Running your Jekyll blog on a Local Server was originally published by Michael Crump at Michael Crump on April...(Read whole news on source site)

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You receive a $220 credit to spend on Azure services during the trial. You can use this $220 however you want to create and try out any combination of Azure resources. It enables you to explore our cloud entirely for free.
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Windows Performance Toolkit for Windows 10

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/akraus1/archive/2015/04/21/163342.aspxAll are talking about Windows 10 but what about the developer Tools? Since 4/20/2015 you can also download the beta of the upcoming Visual Studio 2015 and Windows / Phone SDKs. This includes also a new version of the (at least for me) long awaited Windows Performance Analyzer. You can get the ISO image here: http://dev.windows.com/en-us/windows-10-developer-preview-tools?ocid=WIP_r_Mar_Body_SDK From there you can download the iso file for the tools. You do not need to install Visual Studio CTP for this.  Now mount the iso files and install for x64 Windows versions (x86 is also
there) \packages\OneSDK\Windows App Certification Kit x64-x86_en-us.msi This will put the new Windows Performance Toolkit under C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Windows Performance Toolkit You do not need Windows 10 to be able to install the toolkit beta. You can install the kit at least on Win 8.1 and (not tested) also on Win7 machines. So what's inside? As far as I can tell the changes are not too dramatic but some nice improvements are there.   Xperf Added option to -injectonly -merge.     -injectonly                  Do not copy (merge) events,...(Read whole news on source site)

InfoPath Javascript - fixing image control tooltip.

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In a previous blog post I discussed using Picture Controls to host lots of images within InfoPath and manage the tooltip.InfoPath FormServer renders picture buttons with a pop-up Picture Icon that will hide any alt-text that you've set on that picture.The key is in the Core.js file, which you should NOT modify.  As this is what could happen if you modify core javascript files.function LinkedPicture_OnMouseOver(a, c) { ULSrLq:; var b = ViewDataNode_GetViewDataNodeFromHtml(a), d = PictureControl_GetPrimaryDataNodeValue(b); /* This modification hides the picture icon
when the control is disabled */ var e = PictureControl_GetPicture(a); if (e && e.alt == "Picture") { e.alt = ""; e.title = ""; } if (typeof(a.disabled) != "undefined" && a.disabled) { return; } /* end modification */ a = PictureControl_EnsureControl(a); d != "" && PictureControl_ShowPictureIcon(a, b, true); LeafControl_OnMouseOver(a, c); } LinkedPicture.OnMouseOver = LinkedPicture_OnMouseOver;So instead, you should create a separate webpart...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

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The first ever Microsoft Americas MVP Virtual Conference will happen soon.Please note this event is not just for MVPs, it’s for everyone!What: MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf)
Where: online and free! http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference.aspx
When: Thursday May 14th and Friday, May 15thHigh level overview of the event:World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the publicMore technical content (Level 200, 300, 400), less marketing5 tracks: IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Mixed Spanish, Mixed PortugueseEvent will be broadcast via Lync using L+ which enhances the conferencing capabilities of LyncTwo
full days of sessions with simultaneous webcasts running across all 5 tracks· Start at 8am PT and running until 6pm PT (Pacific)Day 1: 45 sessions + Keynote, Day 2: 50 sessionsKeynote on Day 1 to be delivered by Steve ‘Guggs’ Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of DXOn Demand content available via Channel9·...(Read whole news on source site)

Xamarin Dev Days

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There is a nice Xamarin event coming!“Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.”http://xamarin.com/dev-daysCurrently, there is no date scheduled in Canada, but you can cast your vote!If you are in Quebec, please add a request for Montreal!
Use the button at the bottom of this page: http://xamarin.com/dev-days

Four Ways to Quickly Test Swift Code Snippets

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Article Introduction I have a new in-depth article published online today called, “Four Ways to Quickly Test Swift Code Snippets”. Excerpt As developers, we are always looking for a better, faster way of doing things. Whenever I am learning a new language that typically runs in an IDE, then I begin to look for ways to test code snippets through either the Terminal for Mac or the command prompt on Windows. Swift is no exception. As I’ve been working more and more with this language, I’ve uncovered four ways to quickly test Swift code that are not only great for your day-to-day
job, but can be used to collaborate and help others learn this new language. The Full Article The full article is hosted on the TDN website and you can access it here. Four Ways to Quickly Test Swift Code Snippets was originally published by Michael Crump at Michael Crump on April 21, 2015. ...(Read whole news on source site)

Join me at various Build events across America

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I can’t wait to talk XAML at Build 2015 with you all!!! Hey all!  Been really quiet here on the blog as I’ve been focusing on both new personal and work aspects of my life.  On the work front, the team I work on has been working hard on delivering on our promise of converged Windows app development using the native UI framework for the platform – XAML.  It has been a real journey of change, stress of new customers and some exciting changes to the platform that are just the beginning. My team (XAML) and
the entire Windows Developer Platform team will be joining thousands of you in San Francisco for Build 2015 to share what we’ve been working on for Windows 10. I’ll be joining members of my team in San Francisco to talk about what’s new in the UI framework, some ideas/tools/new ‘stuff’ to build apps across mobile and desktop, improvements in data binding, all the work we did in the platform for performance, and more! Aside from San Francisco, I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to deliver an address at a few events as a part of...(Read whole news on source site)

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