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Windows Store: Integrating OneDrive into Your Windows Store Apps

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

If you’re building an app that involves user files, integrating OneDrive into that app should be an important feature. Learn how to implement the OneDrive API in a Windows Store app and see some of the opportunities this API presents.
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Unity: Developing Your First Game with Unity and C#

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Get started with cross-platform game development with the Unity framework. In the first article in a four-part series, Adam Tuliper explores the interface and architecture of Unity.
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Windows Phone: Build MVVM Apps with Xamarin and MvvmCross

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

MVVM is a powerful pattern to develop Windows Phone and Windows Store apps, allowing developers to easily unit test applications and separate concerns between the view and the code. This article shows how to do the same thing on iOS and Android using Xamarin and MvvmCross.
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Microsoft Azure: Microsoft Azure Media Services

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Hosting live video events at scale can be a daunting task. This article explores Windows Azure Media Services Live and how it can be used to enable streaming video of a live event.
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Microsoft Azure: Use Distributed Cache in Microsoft Azure

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

This article explains how ASP.NET application developers can use a distributed cache in their ASP.NET or WCF Web services applications running in Windows Azure. It details how distributed caching can also handle special requirements if the application is deployed in multiple data centers, either in an active/passive or active/active scenario.
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Editor's Note: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Bloom County

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Back in March, Michael Desmond wrote about the lessons the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has to offer working developers. This month, Desmond seeks wisdom in Berkely Breathed's comic strip, Bloom County.
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Cutting Edge: Documents, Databases and Eventual Consistency

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

The decision to use relational SQL stores or NoSQL stores to hold disparate types of data will depend on the data and the application. Ultimately, it might not even be necessary to rely on one or the other, says Dino Esposito.
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Windows with C++: DirectComposition: A Retained-Mode API to Rule Them All

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Kenny Kerr shows how you can use retained-mode APIs to manipulate visuals drawn with Direct2D in a way that’s very appealing to experienced developers.
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Data Points: Cool (and Free) Tools for Entity Framework

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Julie Lerman highlights some handy, community-based tools that can enhance your productivity with Entity Framework.
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Test Run: Solving Sudoku Puzzles Using the MSF Library

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

James McCaffrey explains how to use the Microsoft Solver Foundation (MSF) library to solve Soduku puzzles programmatically.
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Don't Get Me Started: Unwritten Rules

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:00
August 2014

Knowing when to follow the written rules, and when to ignore them in favor of the unwritten ones, is what software engineering is all about.
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Getting Started with ASP.NET vNext and Visual Studio "14"

ASP.NET News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:00
The next version of ASP.NET (“ASP.NET vNext”) has been redesigned from the ground up. The goal is to create a lean and composable .NET stack for building modern cloud-based apps. You don't have to...
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What's New in ASP.NET Web Pages 3.2.1 Beta

ASP.NET News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:51
The NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web Pages 3.2.1 beta are now live on the NuGet gallery! Download this release You can install or update the NuGet package for ASP.NET Web Pages 3.2.1 Beta using the N...
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Hands On Lab: One ASP.NET: Integrating ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC and Web API

ASP.NET News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
ASP.NET is a framework for building Web sites, apps and services using specialized technologies such as MVC, Web API and others. With the expansion ASP.NET has seen since its creation and the expre...
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Hands on Lab: Maintainable Azure Websites: Managing Change and Scale

ASP.NET News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
Microsoft Azure makes it easy to build and deploy websites to production. But you’re not done when your application is live, you’re just getting started! You’ll need to handle changing requirements...
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Hands On Lab: Real-Time Web Applications with SignalR

ASP.NET News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
Real-time Web applications feature the ability to push server-side content to the connected clients as it happens, in real-time. For ASP.NET developers, ASP.NET SignalR is a library to add real-tim...
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Hands On Lab: Build a Single Page Application (SPA) with ASP.NET Web API and Angular.js

ASP.NET News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
In traditional web applications, the client (browser) initiates the communication with the server by requesting a page. The server then processes the request and sends the HTML of the page to the c...
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Hands On Lab: Visual Studio 2013 Web Tools

ASP.NET News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
Visual Studio is an excellent development environment for .NET-based Windows and web projects. It includes a powerful text editor that can easily be used to edit standalone files without a project....
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Overview of Custom Storage Providers for ASP.NET Identity

ASP.NET News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:00
ASP.NET Identity is an extensible system which enables you to create your own storage provider and plug it into your application without re-working the application. This topic describes how to crea...
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Change Primary Key for Users in ASP.NET Identity

ASP.NET News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:00
In Visual Studio 2013, the default web application uses a string value for the key for user accounts. ASP.NET Identity enables you to change the type of the key to meet your data requirements. For...
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