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Productivity enhancements with Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 has been released for developers , and will be available for all soon. Of course you can already find great in detail reviews of Windows Phone 8.1: http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-review or this nice video tour of its new features...
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Problem after installing Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC

Since I installed Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC last week I keep getting the following error message while opening an existing solution:   Problem: The 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.EditorPackage' package did not load correctly....
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Visual Studio 2012/2013 and Windows 8.1 apps clarifications

Pumped after BUILD , you downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Preview and VS 2013 Preview and now you want to start building new Store apps ? You should read the following:   Visual Studio 2012 (running on either Windows 8 or Windows 8.1) continues...

Windows 8.1 How to boot to desktop

So this is the best hidden feature of Windows 8.1 in case you have a desktop computer or a non touch device: On the desktop, right-click on the taskbar and select “Properties”. Click the “Navigation” tab. Check “Go to the desktop instead of Start when...
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Windows 8 tiles design resource

I got the question this week while presenting at the local user group (I was talking about Microsoft design recommendations for tiles ). “Do you have any pointers that could help while designing my Windows Store apps and tiles ?” So here is what I use...

70-484 exam: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#

Just got this one! Here is a little tip for you: While studying a new exam the first thing to do is to consult the “Skills Measured” section of the official page of Microsoft Learning website: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-484...

My BUILD 2012 sessions selection

Knowing that my focus is on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps with XAML/C# and Azure , here is my recommended sessions playlist if you want to catch up with BUILD .   Windows Store apps Introduction to creating Windows Store apps using XAML Performance...

Sample Browser for Visual Studio 2012!

Remember the "All-In-One Code Framework" , a set of cool code samples available on CodePlex ? Well, the same team along with MSDN just released a Sample Browser Visual Studio Extension for Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2010. The Sample...

“Time-Saving VS11 and ASP.NET 4.5 Features You Shouldn’t Miss” ebook by Telerik

Here is a nice opportunity offered by Telerik : They have created this amazing new ebook that you can download for free. More than that, you don’t even need to register to download the pdf, so it is free free! What’s inside ? Intellisense help you discover...

Installing Windows 8 beta on the Samsung BUILD Slate

The following procedure is for people who were at the BUILD event and got a nice Samsung Slate device with Windows 8 Developer Preview, now wanting to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it: Download the x64 ISO on a Windows 7 machine: http://windows...
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