February 12, 2013
Jump Start – February 19: Building Web Apps with ASP.NET (February 19)
An accelerated introduction to building modern web applications with ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC 4 team-taught by Scott Hanselman and Jon Galloway.
Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online Training (February 20)
Learn how to connect a Paas application to an Iaas application. Matt Hester will be available to help you work through configuring a simple web app, publish to Windows Azure, and run it in the cloud. Download the free Azure 90-day trial for the hands-on portion of this training.
Jump Start – February 21: Building Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Compare and contrast Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with an eye to understanding how to maximize the code you reuse when building for both platforms. Dive into guidance, best practices, patterns, and techniques that will help you deliver apps with maximum code reuse.
Watch the previous jump start series:
Building Your Windows 8 Apps with XAML and Blend
Jerry Nixon welcomes Navit Saxena and Hari Menon from the Microsoft Blend team to discuss the latest features and improvements made in Blend as it pertains to XAML developers and its integration with Visual Studio 2012. Tune in to hear how Blend can make life much easier for Windows 8 app developers. Get 30 days of free help to build your own app – sign up today at Generation App.
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December 1, 2012
.NET, All, CodeSnippets, Community, DevLabs, Help Links, Microsoft, Microsoft Press, MSDN, Must-Have, Recommends, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Store
Word 2013 in Office 2013 having a nice feature which will help us to write blog posts and publish to any blog provider such as wordpress, blogger etc.
Using the blog post template in Word 2013 ,you can easily write blog posts in your word and publish them to your blog.
Here is some screen shots that explains it from Office 2013 preview
Select Blog post template –> it will download the template from online repository for first time
Now it is the time to setup your account
You have the following choices Blogger, Sharepoint blog, WordPress, Typepad etc
If you have selected Blogger, you will see the below prompt asking for blogger credentials
or if WordPress specify the wordpress blog url and your account details
Now it is the time to specify the settings to upload images from the blog post you are creating
or your own server
Now click on OK and you will see and alert message confirming the setup.
If you have multiple blog account you can manage it using the blog account section
Now write your blog like a normal word document and format it and choose any of the publish option. You also have the option to specify the categories of your post.
Select the categories
Awesome isn’t it.. Hope that is helpful. Try it yourselves.
October 18, 2012
.NET, All, IE, IE10, Internet Explorer 10, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, mobile web, Mobile-Development, Recommends, Tips & Tricks, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK
If you want your existing mobile websites to compatible to IE10 and you are using any User Agent(UA) detection logic to provide UA specific User Experience to the Website, here is the WP8 – IE10 User Agent details for your from the Official Windows Phone Blog:
User Agent Details for WP8 – IE10:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; ARM; Touch; IEMobile/10.0; <Manufacturer>; <Device> [;<Operator>])
Note: items enclosed in <> are optional entries specific to device, manufacturer and operator
Testing Compatibility in Desktop version of Internet Explorer 10
You can ensure your websites are compatible to different Windows Phone 8 resolutions in IE10 Mobile using the IE Developer Tools.
Follow the steps :
Step1: Set UA string
F12 Developer Tools -> Tools –> Change User Agent String –> select “IE for Windows Phone 8”
<code> <p><strong><u>Step 2: Set Resolution</u></strong> </p> <p>Since you set the UA to ‘IE10 for Windows Phone 8’, now it is the time to try out the different resolutions to see how your site looks in different resolutions of Windows Phone 8. For that you need to choose <em><font color="#c0504d">“F12 Developer Tools” –&gt; Tools –&gt; ‘Resize’ –&gt; Choose the different resolutions</font></em> for (portrait and landscape orientations your have different settings) and you could even specify the custom resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image2.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb2.png" width="563" height="484" /></a></p> <p>As per the official announcement and demos earlier, Windows Phone 8 will support 3 different resolutions: </p> <p>800 x 480</p> <p>1280 x 720</p> <p>1280 x 768(WXGA)</p> <p>Set your resolution accordingly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image3.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb3.png" width="578" height="484" /></a></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>For the example I am setting the custom <font color="#c0504d">720p(1280 x 720)</font> resolution</p> <p><strong><u>Step 3: Refresh your website</u></strong> </p> <p>Now that you have done the necessary prerequisites to start, refresh your browser window. </p> <p>In the below example my blog is a Responsive Web enabled site, you could see the content has aligned for a mobile view.&#160; </p> <p>Continue <em><u>Step 2:</u></em> for trying more resolutions. <img class="wlEmoticon wlEmoticon-smile" style="border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-right-style: none" alt="Smile" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/wlEmoticon-smile.png" /></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image4.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb4.png" width="559" height="772" /></a></p> <p>Hope that helps. For more information and reference <a href="/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/getting-websites-ready-for-internet-explorer-10-on-windows-phone-8.aspx" target="_blank">Getting websites ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 by Charles Morris</a> (Windows Phone Blog)
October 17, 2012
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Microsoft Azure Training Kit – October 2012 is the latest set of Microsoft Azure Training tutorials, samples for Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts.
October 2012 Update
The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include:
- Updated 22 presentations with speaker notes
- Added 7 new demo scripts for content delivery
- Added navigation page for demo discoverability
- Updated hands-on lab page sub-navigation
You may download the package from the below link:
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – October 2012
October 16, 2012
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Microsoft has announcement the Community Tech-days 2012 which is going to happen in all the cities in India. This is the first time Microsoft has announced such a big opportunity for developer community all over india to experience the ultimate developer event “Microsoft Community Techdays“.
You can find the details about all available locations : http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/locations.aspx
Here is the agenda for Hyderabad on 28th November 2012
|08:30 am – 10:30 am
|10:00 am – 10:30 am
|10:30 am – 11:15 am
||Platform for Windows Store Style Apps
|11:15 am – 11:30 am
|11:30 am – 12:15 pm
||Designing a Windows Store App
|12:15 pm – 01:00 pm
||Windows RT for the .NET Developer
|01:00 pm – 01:30 pm
||IE10 – Moving the web forward
|01:30 pm – 02:30 pm
|02:30 pm – 08:00 pm
NB: Agenda may change based on the availability of speakers.
For event updates and registration visit – http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/
Read more on relating article at ComputerWorld India news