Oculus Rift: Okay, so maybe only the developer kit is currently available to order, but an IOU to preorder the groundbreaking virtual reality headset is by far one of the best gifts to get a coder this holiday season. It’s 360 degrees of pure, immersive awesome.
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We are doing a pretty quick turn of the crank on VS 2013 Update 1. Originally we were thinking our first Update would take a little longer but for a variety of reasons (most prominently the feedback about VS supporting versions of IE before IE 10), we decided to do a quick initial Update focused on just some key bug fixes. Our first significant “feature Update” is still planned for the first half of 2014. You can download the RC here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41204 You can read the KB article (including the list of fixes) here:
href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911573">http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911573 This is a “go-live” RC so it should be safe to install in a production environment and it will be fully upgradable to the final release of Update 1. Be aware that there will *not* be any TFS 2013 Update 1 – we’re only updating Visual Studio at this time. We will include an update of TFS along with the next Visual Studio Update in the spring some time. I didn’t really figure anyone wanted to update their TFS server that often and there weren’t really any urgent issues to address. Thanks, Brian...(Read whole news on source site)
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Any application that uses Entity Framework’s spatial data type support to target SQL Server requires the ‘CLR Types for SQL Server’ to be available on the machine the application runs on. This also applies to applications that use SQL Server spatial data types directly, without using Entity Framework. Deployment Issues When developing your application the CLR Types for SQL Server are usually installed system-wide, since they are included in Visual Studio. Issues arise when you try to deploy to a machine that does not have the CLR Types for SQL Server installed. Initially you will get
the following InvalidOperationException. Spatial types and functions are not available for this provider because the assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Types' version 10 or higher could not be found. If you were to find and deploy the Microsoft.SqlServer.Types assembly you’ll then get the following DllNotFoundException. Unable to load DLL 'SqlServerSpatial110.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E) The Solution If you have control over the server you can just install the CLR Types for SQL Server. The SQL Server 2012 SP1 version of the CLR...(Read whole news on source site)