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Team Foundation Service Updates 9/17

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Yesterday we published a new update for the Team Foundation Service.  You can read more about what’s in it here: A couple of notes… You’ll notice that the release notes, this week, were written by Aaron Bjork rather than me.  Aaron is the GPM responsible for most of our work item tracking, Agile project management, etc features.  I’m trying to spread out some of the release notes work between Aaron, Jamie Cool and me.  I’ll introduce you to Jamie sometime in the next couple of months when he writes his first release notes. Yesterday’s upgrade was a bit more painful
than usual.  While the service interruption has not been too bad, the team has been pretty busy working through the issues and the rollout has been delayed.  It took most of the day yesterday to get the base infrastructure updated and we’re not expecting all accounts to be fully upgraded until about 9am PDT today.  This deployment contained a pretty major refactoring of some of our lower level plumbing to get ready for some new services that are being developed and will be available over the next year.  Anytime you change the plumbing you have to spend some time fixing...(Read whole news on source site)

AdRotator for Windows Phone Silverlight

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          AdRotator for Windows Phone Silverlight V1.2 release With the release of what is likely the last version in the V1 branch of AdRotator for Windows Phone Silverlight I’ve gone some lengths to make sure the documentation and samples are also feature complete. For the XNA version read this article and then continue on toRead More…

Now Available...Windows 8 Camp In a Box for RTM

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Great news! If you attended one of our Windows 8 Developer Camps and wanted a copy of the slides and hands-on labs (or weren't able to attend, but still wanted the materials), you're in luck. Simply click the link below to download: Windows 8 Camp In a Box - RTM version There are versions for both C#/XAML and HTML/JS, and they include all the slides from the event (in PDF format), as well as slide decks we may not have had time for in a single-day event. They also include language-specific hands-on labs that walk you
through creating a polished Windows Store app from start to finish. And don't forget, there are more free Windows Store developer resources available through Generation App. Register today for access to links, videos, and free 1:1 technical or design support by phone. And please drop me a note if you're working on a Windows 8 app and have questions or need advice, and if you're in DC, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia, be sure to let me know when you publish your app so I can highlight your work in my Friday App...(Read whole news on source site)

Exploring HTML5 Canvas: Part 7 - Optimizing Animations

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[This is part 7 of an ongoing series of posts examining the HTML5 Canvas element. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced Canvas and prepared a template to make further explorations a bit simpler, and also introduced JsFiddle, a neat tool for experimenting with and sharing web code. In Part 2, I demonstrated the ability of Canvas to allow your page background to shine through, and showed you how to render simple shapes on the drawing surface. In Part 3, I showed how to draw paths and text in Canvas. In Part 4, I
showed how to transform the drawing context and scale, rotate, and skew your drawings. In Part 5, I introduced basic animation concepts, including the animation loop. In Part 6, I demonstrated some techniques for managing multiple animated shapes in your Canvas implementations.] Performance Matters As you start working with HTML5 Canvas, one of the things that you may discover is that the more things you're drawing, the more likely it is that you will run into performance issues, particularly if your code is not optimized. This is also true the larger your canvas gets, which may especially...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft DevRadio: Branding Your App

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What are some simple ways you can make your application's tile look awesome? Would you like to add a custom splash screen? Check out this episode from Michael Palermo

Next Steps:
Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDK
Step #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8
Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8 Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes,
Zune, or RSSIf you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites: Getting started with Windows 8 Apps How to Sell Your Apps and Make Money in the Windows Store Attend a Windows 8 Developer Camp and Hackathon in your area! Developing for Windows 8 in 1/2 the time!(Part1) Getting Started (Part 2) Using a Blank Template (Part 3) Adding HTML5 Content (Part 4) Simple Styling Techniques (Part 5)...(Read whole news on source site)

TFS Integration Tools – Issue: TFS WIT invalid submission conflict type

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Originally posted as TFS Integration Tools – Issue: TFS WIT invalid submission conflict type on Visual Studio ALM from Martin Hinshelwood - Guidance for agile teams developing modern software with Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio & Scrum from Martin HinshelwoodImmediately after configuring the TFS Integration Tools you receive a  TFS WIT invalid submission conflict type that states that the source item is invalid. Figure: The source item is invalid There is no further debug information. Applies to TFS Integration Tools, version 2.2, March 2012 Findings While this immediately looks like a problem with [...]Are you trying to
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Daily Windows 8 Development News 18 Sept 2012

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event You can also subscribe to our Windows 8 Dev News feed or follow us on Twitter @winphonegeek . (We list the latest Windows Phone 7 development activities.) We would be grateful if you fill our 30 second #wpdev Survey (just 3 questions). ...(Read whole news on source site)

Enable Hibernate in Windows 8

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source: After installing Windows 8, when you will go to Power Switch under Settings (WinKey + I) for the very first time, you will be astonished to see that there is no hibernate option in the menu. Only three options are available in the beginning: 1. Sleep
2. Shutdown
3. Restart
Do not worry at all. Hibernate option can be enabled in Windows 8 from the power menu. Let's see how we can do this.   First open Search box
to search Settings by clicking Winkey + W. Type Power in the search-box. From the results, select "Change what the power buttons do".  System Setting under the Power option appears. Now, click the link "Change settings that are currently unavailable" at the top. ...Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)