Windows 8 App development – Free ebook

      Download the free ebook from this MS Press post. Happy Win8 Development folks 🙂

The 10 Most Useful Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts (courtesy Lifehacker)

Lifehacker posted a list of most helpful Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts. I have been using Win8 for a while and take it from me, they nailed it. ARTICLE: VIDEO (@Channel9):

Windows Azure Table Storage 101

This is a great MSDN Mag article explaining Windows Azure Table Storage. Catch up with it here: tc,

Windows Azure Table Storage vs. Windows SQL Azure

Good read on Windows Azure Table Storage vs. Windows SQL Azure; bit out of date (2010) with regards to storage capability numbers but provides good pointers for evaluating these two cloud storage strategies. Read here: tc,

Outlook 2010: Cannot open you default e-mail folders.. MAPI was unable to load the information service msncon.dll.

Downloaded the Office 2010 Beta? Cool.. Outlook 2010 is awesome (and so is OneNote 2010, try it). Here’s a very easy fix for the following Outlook2010 startup message:   “Cannot open you default e-mail folders. An unexpected error has occured.   MAPI was unable to load the information service msncon.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured.”…

WorkflowChanges: Reusing the modified XOML workflow template

Please Note: This post is specific to .Net Framework 3.5 and VS2008   In this scenario we have an existing WF workflow instance that we will change using the WorkflowChanges class. Our objective would to be to retain these changes (using XOML) and use this new WF activity structure to create new WorkflowInstance(s).   So, let’s…

.Net Framework 3.5 compatibility

Here are some good posts on .Net 3.5 enhancements (dlls) and compatibility with previous versions of the Framework. Read about the Visual Studio 2008 Evolution .Net Framework 3.5 – Red and Green Bits – the additive changes, 3.5 should not break your application unless your code is based on some bug that has now been fixed. CLR v.2.0…

Windows Communication Foundation 101

  Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. It enables developers to build secure, reliable, transacted solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments. So you can expose a service over multiple channels, each of which can be configured to take advantage of select protocols like WS-Security, WS-Trust…


.Net 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit Released

Great news everyone, the first version of the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit has been released!   These training kits provide a way for developers to grasp the breadth of the entire release, as well as dive deep into a specific technology. The .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit covers the technologies in the .NET 3.5…

.NET Framework 3.5 Namespace Poster

Here it is, now available in different formats and explains really well the additive version releases of the Framework leading upto .Net 3.5 Download Links: Full XPSSplit XPSPDFTiled PDF Enjoy!!