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Announcing error handling just got awesome!

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I’m excited to announced a new product coming from Mindscape soon: What is Raygun? Raygun is a simple (read: take 2 minutes to setup) error collection, reporting and management service. At present it supports .NET and JavaScript but over the coming weeks will support many more languages and platforms (iOS, Android, Rails etc). When [...]

Hello Windows Phone 8!

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The latest version of Microsoft mobile OS, Windows Phone 8 was unveiled today. It really offers tons of new features and improvements!! I noticed: Custom Start & Lock Screen Kid’s Corner Data Sense People Hub / Rooms Integrated Skype Calling NFC Tap + Send Xbox Music and Video Microsoft Wallet Cloud-based Backup Screenshots
… and so much more!! Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone summarizes it all in this great video: ...(Read whole news on source site)

Blogging from my Surface RT

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Just a quick post to see how well Word 2013 RT (included with the Surface RT I picked up at the Microsoft Store in Tyson's Corner, VA last week) works as a blogging client. So far, the only major app that I use regularly that I really miss on my Surface is Windows Live Writer, which is simply an excellent tool for creating and managing blog posts. And just to get completely meta, above is a screenshot of this blog post in progress. I grabbed the screenshot using a neat shortcut I read about on twitter…just hold down the
start button on the Surface, then press the volume down button. The screenshot is automatically stored in the Pictures folder. And I used Paint (yep, it's still there, even on Surface RT) to resize the screenshot to reduce the image overhead. Not bad. Now to publish and see how it looks online… UPDATE: Took a little tweaking to get the formatting right, but it'll work in a pinch. May have to dig in and see if there's any ability to customize what gets uploaded by Word. One very nice thing...the markup is very clean....(Read whole news on source site)

Patterns and Practices about multitenancy in Windows Azure

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The following document in the Microsoft Patterns & Practices about Windows Azure deals with multitenancy. It ships with a book explaining several important things like: The Tailspin scenario Hosting a multi-tenant application on Windows Azure Choosing a multi-tenant data architecture Partitioning multi-tenant applications Maximizing availability, scalability and elasticity Securing multi-tenant applications Managing and monitoring multi-tenant applications Best of all, it also comes with sample code. If you’re interested then download it over here. Grz, Kris.

Windows Azure Sessions at //BUILD/ 2012 - Quick Reference Guide

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The following list of 24 sessions was extracted from Channel9’s Build 2012 article of 10/30/2012 filtered by Windows Azure: Building data centric applications for web, desktop and mobile with Entity Framework 5. Rowan Miller October 30, 2012 from 2:15PM to 3:15PM Never tried Entity Framework before? Or long term Entity Framework developer? Come learn how

Entity Framework Links #1

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The EF team is starting a regular series to recap interesting articles, posts and other happenings in the EF world. Here is the first one…   EF5 Our team recently announced the release of EF5. As part of the release we also updated the EF MSDN site, making it the go to place for EF content. As part of the update we created a short (2min) video that covers the different ways you can work with EF. We also created  a bunch of walkthroughs and videos that can be found on the

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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Today we released the final CTP of Visual Studio 2012 Update 1.  You can visit the download page here.  You can also learn more about the this CTP from Chuck’s post on the ALM blog. This is the first time in a very long time we’ve tried this kind of release cadence for Visual Studio.  It’s been a great journey and we’ve learned a lot about how to turn around a substantial update to Visual Studio update in about 3 months.  Of course, we’ve already started working on the next update and I suspect we’ll get better
at it with each one. I suspect it’s been hard to track all of the improvements so I thought I’d summarize some of the major ones.  It’s a large enough release that I can’t easily pull together a comprehensive list that would contain enough context for it to be useful for you.  In addition to dozens of new features, we’ve fixed hundreds of bugs that we’ve found and you’ve reported. Extend TFS server side path limits from 260 characters to 400 characters Usability improvements for Version Control ...(Read whole news on source site)