Windows Azure SDK version 2.2 for Visual Studio 2013

Almost a month ago, the Visual Studio Blog announced the release of the Windows Azure SDK version 2.2 for Visual Studio 2013.  One of the exciting features in the SDK is the integration in Visual Studio 2013’s Server Explorer with Windows Azure.  I ran into a slight issue when playing around with the tool.  I…

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Adding Existing O365 Directory to Azure MSDN Subscription

As an MSDN subscriber, you’re eligible for a one-time 12-month, single-user Office 365 Developer Subscription. I want to use the Office 365 Developer Site as a development and testing environment for creating apps for Office and SharePoint.  With this subscription, you are only allowed to have a single user on the site (unless you want…

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TFS 2013 RC – Project already exists

Ok, while setting up an instance of Team Foundation Server 2013 RC.  I ran into a weird error while trying to create my first Team Project for my brand new Team Project Collection.  This one had me stumped for a few minutes.  So to give you some background, here are the steps that I was…

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Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 RTM

Visual Studio product team shipped Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2) and that it’s now available for download.  Just as with VS2012.1, this release contains important fixes as well as a wealth of new functionality, addressing feedback received from the community and aligning with key software development trends in the market.  The new functionality primarily…

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ASP.NET MVC based Apps for SharePoint 2013 (on-premises)

Recently I was asked the following question: “Can we use ASP.NET MVC 4 for an App for SharePoint?”  My answer was “Yes, you can.”  This blog post will walk you through creating and deploying on-premises provider-hosted app for SharePoint.  We will utilize the server-to-server (S2S) protocol to create a high-trust app.  Typically apps that use…

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Future of Silverlight–Special Event Invite

You’re invited to a very special event on December 2nd, 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions on building applications with Silverlight. Registration is…

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New Word 2010 Features I Just Found

While working on deliverables for my current project, I was tasked with doing test plans.  Now, as every good test plan has screenshots of the user interface to help the next developer or tester understand what they should expect to see in the UI.  So, I fired up Word 2010 and started to write the…

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Private Cloud SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0

Today, is the public release of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (VMMSSP) 2.0 Release Candidate. What is VMMSSP? VMMSSP is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as…

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Office 2010 Products Available to MSDN Subscribers

I received the following message at 1:10 PM today.  If you have an MSDN Subscription, then today is your lucky day with Office 2010. “As of 9 AM Redmond Time today, 14 language versions of the following products are now available to MSDN subscribers at the Ultimate and Premium levels: · Office Professional Plus 2010…

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VHD Booting

In the past I have used dual booting on my system to handle server development versus client usage on a single machine.  Up until Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that was one way of using both scenarios utilizing the bare metal of the machine.  Well, Windows 7 changed all that.  Since Windows 7…

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