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…


Microsoft Open Source

Nesses últimos tempos, a Microsoft tem mudado sua própria forma de trabalhar e tem incentivado o Open Source. Tenho percebido isso no meu dia a dia: Semana passada notei que o Visual Studio Code (@code) tem suporte a sintaxe highlighting do SQL. Entretanto, isso não foi suficiente para substituir o SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)….


Primeiros passos no SQL Azure (v11)

Como havia comentado no post SQL Azure TempDB, comecei a trabalhar com o SQL Azure. A primeira reação que tive foi que os bancos de dados TempDB, Model e MSDB sumiram. Hoje quero compartilhar um pouco das outras surpresas que tive com o SQL Azure. Eu não sabia que existem diferentes versões no Azure (11…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Paymon Parsadmehr

Why did you join the ALM Rangers? To help the ALM community better understand User experience (UX) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Who are you? Graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S in Informatics in 2014 and hired into the MACH program onto the Azure PaaS COE. Currently I am an Associate Consultant…


TFS 2015 RTM, Update 1 : “TF14098: Access Denied: User needs Label permission(s) for .”

We’ve recently come across an issue with TFS 2015 RTM, where the CreateLabel() method would through an exception for one particular scenario. This was pointed out by one of our customers. We were able to get a part of his code that’s failing, private static void TFS_CreatelabelTest() {             TfsTeamProjectCollection tpc = TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory.GetTeamProjectCollection(new Uri(“http://server:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection”));            …


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…


Small Basic – File Error Example: Writing to a Read-Only File

File Error Example: Writing to a Read-Only File NOTE: This article points back to the “Learn to Program with Small Basic” book. The references to chapter listings refer to that book. =========== Files have different attributes (such as Read-only, and Hidden). The Read-only attribute means the file can be read but not edited or saved…


IOPS de Disco

Escrevi o último post sobre o conceito de latência de disco, que é uma das chaves para entender performance no SQL. Ao invés de falar de latência, podemos calcular o número de operações por segundo. Por exemplo: se a latência de disco é de 1ms, então podemos efetuar 1000 operações/segundo. Se a latência subir para…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Edward Fry

Who are you? I am an Application Development Manager in Premier.  I am based on Oklahoma City and support customers throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.  I grew up here and have been involved with professional software development for 20 years. What makes you “tick”? Professionally, I love to solve problems and to build things.  I…