Channel 9 Interview – Fun with the Interns: Charles Lowell on the .NET Portability Analyzer

A couple weeks ago when I was up in Redmond I had the pleasure of interviewing some interns on the .NET team to talk about their experience as an intern at Microsoft and to show off the projects they are working on. In this first interview I sit down with Charles Lowell, a Software Development… Read more

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio– Building Office 365 Android Apps with Xamarin

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access… Read more

Trip Report: Community Leadership Summit 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon this last weekend, held right before OSCON. This free event brings together all kinds of community leaders, not just technical communities, but anyone that is interested in growing and empowering a strong community. I know I usually write up trip reports of… Read more

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio – Users and Files

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access… Read more

.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") for the Rest of Us

The .NET Compiler Platform (code named “Roslyn”) is the next generation of the Visual Basic and C# .NET compilers. At BUILD 2014 Roslyn was released as an open source software project and the team is accepting contributions from the community. In this interview I sit down with Dustin Campbell, a Program Manager on the managed… Read more

New Preview of Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio

Amongst the multitude of developer-focused announcements we made this week at TechEd, we also released a new preview of the Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio. This latest update supports a lot more project types and includes .NET and JavaScript client libraries that make it really easy to authenticate against and use Office 365… Read more

Storing Images in Azure Blob Storage in a LightSwitch Application

LightSwitch has always had support for storing pictures in a database through its “Image” business type. However, often it is not feasible to store images in a database, due to size and/or accessibility. In this post I’ll show you how you can leverage Azure blob storage to store images used in your HTML client applications…. Read more

Exciting Times for .NET

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at //build/ which is the premiere developer event of the year for Microsoft. As I mentioned in the rollup yesterday, yours truly spoke in the Office & SharePoint developer track. According to the tweets and feedback afterwards, my session went really well. You can watch it here:… Read more

Channel 9 Video: Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio

UPDATE 5/14/14: The team released a new preview this week! See: New Preview of Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio I was in Redmond last week so I grabbed the old pocket camera and a conference room for an off-the-cuff interview with Michael Zlatkovsky, a Program Manager on the Cloud Business Apps team. Michael… Read more

Podcast: LightSwitch, a Hidden Gem in Visual Studio

Last week we released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update! We released some exciting features for Cloud Business Apps and LightSwitch projects as well as apps for Office and SharePoint. Right before the release I recorded a podcast with Dag König, a technical evangelist in Sweden. Dag is doing… Read more