Getting Started local development with Azure Cosmos DB services – Part 1

Azure Cosmos DB is a multi-API, multi-model highly scalable NoSQL database services from Microsoft Azure platform. In order to develop an application consuming Azure Cosmos DB requires an azure live subscription or emulator in your local machine. The Azure Cosmos DB Emulator provides a local development/test environment for Azure Cosmos DB development purposes. Using Azure …

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.NET Framework 4.7–Released for All versions of Windows

Microsoft has released next version of .NET Framework (do not get confused with .NET Core) .  Though the .NET Framework 4.7 was released as part of Windows 10 Creators Update a month ago. You can now install the .NET Framework 4.7 on other versions of Windows Download the: .NET Framework 4.7  – Web installer  |  …

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Azure SDK for .NET 3.0 available for Visual Studio 2015/2017

Windows Azure SDK for .NET, which include SDKs, basic tools, and extended tools for Visual Studio development for Azure Cloud enabled applications.  Microsoft has released latest Azure SDK for .NET along with Visual Studio 2017 (RTW). The new version v3.0 will support only Visual Studio 2015/2017, if you are using Visual Studio 2013 you can …

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Back to Basics : Singleton Design Pattern using System.Lazy type

This article takes you to a simpler/alternative approach in making a Singleton Design Pattern implementation using System.Lazy class rather that using our traditional approach. Singleton Design Pattern implementation without lazy initialization: – This code is thread safe enabled This approach ensures that only one instance is created and only when the instance is needed. Also, …

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New Certification – MCSD – Azure Solution Architect

Microsoft has made availability of new MCSD certification called as “MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect“. Required Exams: 070-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 070-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 070-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Once you complete the above required exams you will be awarded MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect certificate valid for 2 years. PS: …

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 (2013.5) RC–Released

Microsoft has released an release candidate version for VS2013 Update 5 (short: 2013.5). This update is the latest in a cumulative series of technology improvements and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Current iteration query token Team Project Rename support for Local Workspaces : –  [ability to …

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