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StyleCop has been released

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StyleCop has been released today, 5/June at

This version is compatible with the Visual Studio 2012 RC (11.0.50522).

Install order should be : VS2010VS2012 RCR#6.1.1 msi (for VS2010)R#7.0 (tested with daily build or later

Want to learn about Windows Azure + Node.js this week? Join Me @ Iselin, NJ 6/6 or Stamford, CT 6/7!

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It’s cloudy in Jersey this week.  That can mean only one thing:  There are THREE great opportunities to learn about Windows Azure this week!  Two with me locally in NJ and CT.  And one online from San Francisco from Scott “The Gu” Guthrie himself! What’s all this buzz about Node.js?  What about using Node.js with Windows Azure?  Want to find out?  I’ll be speaking about Azure & Node twice this week at local area user groups.  Join me Wednesday June 6, 2012 at the NJ Windows Azure User Group in Iselin, NJ, or catch me up at
the Fairfield/Westchester .NET user group in Stamford, CT on Thursday June 7, 2012.  If you can’t join me, catch the “Meet Windows Azure” event live online Thursday afternoon at 4pm EDT! Abstract Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud service, providing compute, storage, and other services to enable you to scale apps on demand.  Azure is not just a .NET solution. It’s a Windows solution, supporting other languages, including Java, PHP, and most recently Node.js.  Node.js?!  What’s that?  Why should I care?  Join Peter for an overview of both Node.js and Windows Azure, as well...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily

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source: All About Windows Phone, a news and review site that is - you guessed it - all about Windows Phone claims the WP Marketplace has surpassed 100,000 applications for the platform, according to data from its own tracking system. Every Windows Phone app has a unique 'App ID' number, the site says, and this number is used to track individual content items and to keep count of how many unique apps are available for the platform. ...Read more

You and Me + SharePoint = Making a Difference

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SharePoint Saturday St. Louis was a hit! Thanks to all who made it happen. I put together a little video for the keynote, based on the recordings of several willing participants, namely Asif Rehmani, Ben Geers, Jill Kunkel, Becky Isserman, David Peterson, and Derek Watson. The idea behind the video is that, although many of us (including myself) are really fascinated by technology, at the end of the day we build SharePoint solutions because they help people get a job done. It's not about the technology, it's about people. Please keep in mind that I'm a
SharePoint developer and not a video editor, and was just making this with Windows Live Movie Maker. Don't worry... I won't quit my day job! You and Me + SharePoint = Making a Difference
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Fixing some Visual Studio RC install issues

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The Visual Studio RC has shown some install issues in some cases, particularly for those who upgrades from VS 11 Beta.  I have listed the fixes known now below, and will update if there are more issues.  Note that a repair will not fix the issue, and a Windows restore and subsequent reinstall may not fix it either.  The system seems to remember too much. That was the case for me, at least.  The fixes below however, cures these issues. 1. The Team Explorer Build node doesn’t work You get an error saying System.TypeLoadException like this:
To solve this do as follows: 1. Open a command prompt as administrator 2. Go to your program files directory for VS 2012 and down to  the extension folder like:   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TeamFoundation\Team Explorer 3. Run “gacutil –if Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Controls.dll     2. The SQL Editor gives loading error When you start up VS 2012 RC you get a loading error message.  The same happens if you try to go from the menu to  SQL/Transact-SQL Editor/New Query.  ...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows 8: The Animated Pie Slice

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source: blog.jerrynixon I am currently creating a sample application that requires an animated pie slice for its user interface. So, I set out to build an animated pie slice. It turns out this is difficult, then suddenly easy. Come learn what I learned… The pie slice If you were a math major then generating the pie slice is going to be straight forward, but if you were not, then you need some help building the right angles and arcs. Lucky for you there are plenty of resources out there (including this one) to get you going. For
me, I created PieSlice.cs. It inherits Path with three custom properties: (double) Radius, (double) StartAngle, and (double) Angle. Radius determines the size of the piece container. Start angle determines the placement of the left most segment. And, Angle determines the size of the outer arc.  .....Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows Phone: Create a custom Jumplist/LongListSelector

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source: Recently I found myself faced with a problem of organization of a very long list (> 300 items) and of course, what comes to mind is the Jumplist found in the Hub Contact or Applications. Unfortunately, the lack of documentation is very blatant, especially French. I propose therefore here a tutorial to make a JumpList (or LongListSelector) custom. Prerequisites For this tutorial, you will need Visual Studio, the Windows phone SDK, but especially the Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone . The JumpList control is present in this library. Need to add the Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Toolkit
DLL to project references. And now it's gone! We code! First, I will present my project. It is an application of libraries, and the jumplist will be used to reference all the libraries a Web service via their Department. It must therefore be easily storing department number (01,02,03 etc.) ...Read more ...(Read whole news on source site)