SQL Updates Newsletter – December 2015

  Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server 2014 RTM CU11 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3106659 SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU4 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3106660 SQL Server 2012 SP3 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3072779 SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU9 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3098512 Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4Evaluations https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-technical-preview Announcing SQL Server Management Studio – December 2015 Release http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2015/12/17/announcing-sql-server-management-studio-december-2015-release.aspx SQL Server Data…


Übersicht aller Hotfixes pro Version wieder aktuell im Partnersource

Über die unten angegebenen Links können Sie eine Übersicht aller Änderungen, pro Version sortiert nach Cumulative Update und Land, aufrufen. Nützlich zum Beispiel, um zu prüfen welches Objekt in welchem Cumulative Update geändert wurde und warum.   Die Links werden auch auf der allgemeinen Ressourcepage verlinkt: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/global/support/hot-topics/MSDNAVresourcepages. Darüberhinaus auch interessant ist ein Blick ins Localization…


Embed a live tile in your Windows 10 app!

Have you ever wanted to display a preview of your live tile in your app’s settings page, so the user can instantly see how your various settings will affect their live tile? Introducing the PreviewTile control! The PreviewTile is a XAML control that replicates the Start tiles, and fully supports displaying adaptive tile notifications. This…

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Direct3D Game Visual Studio templates (Redux)

Back in January, I released a D3D11Win32Game Visual Studio 2013 template for Win32 desktop development primarily to support my DirectX Tool Kit tutorials. I modeled it after the basic template that we ship with the Xbox One XDK that consist of a Game class which sets up a device, swap chain, and timed rendering loop. I’ve…


X++ in AX7: Extension methods

Have you ever experienced a Microsoft provided class or table missing that vital method that would just make your life easier? If so, you might have been tempted to add it yourself using overlayering. And you surely have paid the upgrade price! You are about to be pleased. In AX7 X++ supports extension methods, similarly to…


X++ in AX7: Static event subscription

In AX2012 we introduced events. Unfortunately, we got the subscription part of static events upside down. In the meta model you were forced to change the publisher when adding a subscriber. This resulted in an intrusive customization. And thus defeats most of the purpose. In AX7 this has been corrected. You can now subscribe to events using the…


Windows 10 SDK (November 2015)

The Windows 10 SDK for the November 2015 update of Windows 10 (build 10586) is now available. It can be installed via an optional install with VS 2015 Update 1 or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.08, Direct3D 11.4, Direct3D 12.0, DXGI 1.5, updates to Direct2D/DirectWrite 1.3, and XAudio 2.9. GitHub: All of…


Windows Update for Business explained

* UPDATE * For more details, please visit the official Technet page about Windows Update for Business. Hi Windows lovers and IT pros! Today I want to make a quick jump of what a lot of us was waiting for: Windows Update for Business (WUfB). To be clear, WUfB is not a WSUS in the cloud….


SQL Updates Newsletter – October/November 2015

Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server 2016 CTP 3 Preview https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2016 http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2015/10/28/sql-server-2016-community-technology-preview-3-0-is-available.aspx Revolution R integration included in SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stbnewsbytes/archive/2015/10/28/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-october-28-2015.aspx SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU3 released http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/archive/2015/10/22/cumulative-update-3-for-sql-server-2014-sp1.aspx https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3094221 Gartner positions Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2015/10/15/gartner-positions-microsoft-as-a-leader-in-the-magic-quadrant-for-operational-database-management-systems.aspx Azure Data Platform Announcements Azure Data Lake: Analytic…


Program your Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots with actual Text-Based Coding!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids’ futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big step toward engineering and computer development, and programming your robots on…