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First look at Visual Studio Online “Monaco”

With Visual Studio 2013 Microsoft also announced online version of Visual Studio for Windows Azure Web Sites. When I first saw SharePoint Napa tools and “powered by Vsiual Studio” slogan then I knew that soon Visual Studio is on cloud. Now Microsoft made their next step. Let’s see what Visual Studio Online with codename “Monaco” is and what you can do with it. Read more from post First look at Visual Studio Online “Monaco” in my new blog.

What is claims-based authentication?

Before going on with my other posts I want to introduce you claims-based authentication that makes is way to almost all Microsoft web-based platforms around. It is more complex than old username-password method but also more secure and general. In this posting I will give you short and not very technical overview about claims-based authentication.

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Browser Link – Refresh running application in every browser on Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 has good surprise for web developers who need to test their applications on different browsers. The new feature called Browser Link helps developers to refresh application in all opened browsers using just one icon click on Visual Studio toolbar.

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My first attempt to blog on Surface RT

One question I had after buying Surface RT was: what about offline blogging? There’s no Live Writer and I have no information about the future of Live Writer. Suddenly I got an idea – but why not to try out Word – the most awful blogging tool I have ever seen. Maybe there have been some progress and I have right tool here in my machine. So I tried Word and I got massive surprise.

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Edit and continue with 64-bit applications supported on Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview introduce new feature that has been asked by community for long time – edit and go when debugging 64bit applications. Support for 64bit applications is finally here. Let’s see how it works.

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New scaffolding for web projects with Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Visual Studio 2013 Preview introduces new scaffolding engine with code-name “Artery” for ASP.NET projects. The new engine allows to gather together all general and project specific scaffoldings and it seems to me like Artery will be the framework that gathers under same roof all scaffolding support in future.

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Improved version of ASP.NET checkbox list values collecting method

In my last post about ASP.NET MVC checkbox list I came up with solution that makes it easy to update values in collection based on what was selected by user. I made some more progress meanwhile and here you can find improved version of collection update that breaks base class dependencies intoduced by previous solution. 

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Code Information Indicators in Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 introduces new code editor enhancement called Code Information Indicators (CII). CII is set of code editor extensions that make it easier to get information about code structure and changes. Also tests and test results can be easily accessible from code editor. In this posting I will introduce you most important new code indicators.

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New way of creating web applications on Visual Studio 2013

Yesterday Visual Studio 2013 Preview was released and now it’s time to play with it. First thing I noticed was the new way how to create web applications. For all web applications there is generic dialog where you can set all important options for your new web application before it is created. Let’s see how it works. Also let’s take a look at new blue theme of Visual Studio 2013.

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Office 365 new public sites

As I got my Office365 developers benefit activated I decided to try out if public sites on SharePoint are ready for real use or not. The progress is markable and although Microsoft is extremely careful with activating functionalities on public sites there’s still lot of work done and I think it’s worth to take a look at new version of public sites. Here is my first quick overview.

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