Year: 2013

Visual Studio 2012 Update 4–Released

November 13, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft, Updates, VisualStudio, VS2012 No comments

Microsoft has today released the final RTW(Release-To-Web) version of Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 .  This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2012.

Download:  Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 ( Web Install | Offline ISO )

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 with Update 4

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012 with Update 4

For information about the update see the  Visual Studio Update KB Article.

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 are RTMd–Available for Download Now

November 8, 2013 F12 Developer Tools, IE, IE11, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8 No comments

[Image: Courtesy – CNET]


Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition

Download Visual Studio 2013 Trial (Web Install/Offline ISO)

November 7, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET, ASP.NET 4.5, ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft, Trial, Trial Downloads, Updates, Visual Studio 2013, VisualStudio, VS2013, WCF 3 comments

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2013 few weeks back and this article gives you enough information to obtain Trial versions of Visual Studio 2013 for your evaluation and development.

Visual Studio Trial Editions  (30 days validity after install  and  90 days validity if you login with a Microsoft Account in VS2013)

Express Editions (Limited Features, Free for Use)

WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2–available

November 7, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Microsoft, RIA Services, Silverlight, Visual Studio 2013, VisualStudio, VS2010, VS2012, WCF, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 No comments

Latest update for WCF RIA Services v 1.0 includes support for Windows 8.1 and VS2010, 2012, 2013.

Version: 4.1.61829.0            |        Date Published:  11/5/2013

Little about WCF RIA Services

    “ WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier. “
    [Quote – Microsoft]

Download WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP2

Microsoft Certification–Changes in Certificate Templates

September 26, 2013 .NET, Certification, Dev Community, MCP, MCPD, MCSD, MCTS, Microsoft, Microsoft Specialist No comments

Recently Microsoft has introduced some changes to Certificates associated to each Microsoft Certifications. Here is a quick overview of how the new design of developer certification – certificates would look like:


Kinect SDK for Windows v 1.8 Released

September 20, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, Kinect Development, Kinect SDK, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Visual Studio 2013, VisualStudio, VS2010, VS2012, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded 7, Windows Store No comments


Microsoft has released latest version of Kinect SDK for Windows and Kinect Developer Toolkit for Windows. The Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Embedded Standard 7.

News features available in this SDK are:

  • Color Capture and Camera Pose Finder for Kinect Fusion
  • Webserver for Kinect Data Streams
  • Kinect Background Removal
  • Windows 8.1 Support
  • New Samples!
  • HTML interaction sample
  • Multiple-sensor Kinect Fusion sample.
  • Adaptive UI sample
  • Realistic color capture with Kinect Fusion.
  • Improved tracking robustness with Kinect Fusion.

    The Kinect for Windows SDK, driver, and runtime v1.8 are 100% compatible with Kinect for Windows v1.0, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 applications.

    The Kinect for Windows SDK includes the following:
  • Drivers for using Kinect for Windows sensors on a computer running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs) and device interfaces
  • Note: Samples, tools, and other valuable development resources are available in the Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit.
    To learn more about the SDK visit:


Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8

Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit v1.8

Kinect for Windows Runtime 1.8

Kinect for Windows Human Interface Guidelines