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At the BUILD conference last week, we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. We have been busy improving the overall experience of XAML development in Visual Studio and Blend, and this post gives you an overview of some of the cool new features we have added to this Update that you might have missed amongst all the other big and exciting headlines. Universal Apps for universal experiences! We have worked hard to make it easy for developers to share code between their Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 XAML apps,
and at the same time deliver beautiful experiences. Make sure to check Navit Saxena’s talk and blog post for an in-depth discussion about how to create universal apps. Diagnostic tools In keeping with our mission to enable developers to create fast and fluid apps that work well on any device, we added a new Memory Usage tool to the Performance and Diagnostic hub in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. You can read more about this feature in Harikrishna Menon’s blog post. Furthermore, the Performance and Diagnostic hub now includes a CPU usage tool and supports combining...(Read whole news on source site)

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Top 3 Features I’m Excited About in SQL Server 2014 - SQL Server Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

mark certain transactions as delayed durable,
meaning control returns to the client before the log record is written
to disk, as opposed to fully durable, which hardens the transaction log
to disk before returning control to the client. Also called Lazy Commit

read more about the new estimator in Books Online: What’s New (Database Engine) and in the white paper “Testing cardinality estimation models in SQL

SQL Server 2012 introduced nonclustered columnstore indexes, many of us have been looking forward to clustered columnstore indexes...(Read whole news on source site)

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If one or both columns on either size of a GridSplitter (in its own column) have a width set to Auto, the behavior is as follows (“proportional” refers to star sizing): Both columns set to Auto: Left column changes size and is switched to Absolute sizing Left column Auto, right column proportional: Both columns change size, left switches to Absolute, […]

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On April 8th, I opened up the new subscription service for WatchMeCode’s screencasts. This included a brand new website, a new membership system, all of the existing content that I had previously recorded being made available, and a short launch sequence for the new service to try and build some anticipation. After one week of […]

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Note: This is done purely as a design practice. We don’t have any current plans to implement this, but I find that it is a good exercise in general. How would I go about building a search engine for RavenDB to replace Lucene. Well, we have Voron as the basis for storage, so from the get go, we have several interesting changes. To start with, we inherit the transactional properties of Voron, but more importantly, we don’t have to do merges, so we don’t have any of those issues. In other words, we can actually generate stable document ids. But I’m probably
jumping ahead a bit. We’ll start with the basics. Analysis / indexing is going to be done in very much the same way. Users will provide an analyzer and a set of documents, like so:



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