Visual studio feeds

All Visual Studio blogs in one place


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Increase your website traffic with



Anti-spam: How many eyes has a typical person?

Follow us on FB


DotNetNuke 6.2 released

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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.
...(Read whole news on source site)

Saint Louis Days of .NET 2012

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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.

For more information, visit:

ALM Rangers Practical Kanban Guidance RC

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
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)

Designing Metro style Apps in Blend and VS: What’s New in the RC

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
source: It’s been a busy spring. After a lot of “yard work”, we are shipping an updated version of all the visual authoring tools for Metro-style apps: Expression Blend with support for both HTML and XAML authoring, and the visual designer in Visual Studio 2012, based on Blend. As in previous releases, there is no more need to download Blend separately – it is now part of every VS download that targets any of the supported platforms, including Express for Windows 8, which is free, as well as Professional, and Ultimate.
.....Read more
href=""> ...(Read whole news on source site)

Vote for the UK Contingency - European BizSpark Summit 7th June

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
On 7th June in London 15 start-ups from across Europe will get five minutes to pitch their business on stage to Europe’s most successful venture capitalists. No pressure! It’s worth the preparation – in 2010 UK company Artesian Solutions won the grand prize, and two years later they have a Series A investment from a VC they met at the Summit.  Think “Eurovision for start-ups” - this year the start-ups are from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Greece, Russia, Poland and Israel. Make sure you vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award before 7th June.
href="">Cast your vote here. The British entries are The Oblong and Red Badger – we had a quick chat with both companies to find out what they’re all about and help you with your decision. Who is Red Badger? Cain Ullah: “Cain is a Founder of Red Badger, the non-techy responsible for business operations. He’s worked on lots of innovative projects - from prototype to delivery - for some very big brands. He also likes to clog up the Red Badger mailroom with a constant influx of vinyl purchases to add to his ever-increasing collection.” What does...(Read whole news on source site)