As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs, Microsoft MVPs write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover MVPs and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them with you in a frequent technology post round ups.
- Bootstrap + the ASP.NET MVC Framework: Building Your Site on Bootstrap by James Chambers
Looking to add a little flavour to your project? This intro video shows you how to spice it up using Visual Studio, the Bootstrap NuGet package and the ASP.NET MVC Framework.
- Cloning Windows Azure Virtual Machines by Shan McArthur
You’ve built a development environment for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 using Windows Azure Virtual Machine technology. Now, how do you clone it? Here are step-by-step instructions to ensure your virtual machine is backed up properly.
.NET Language and Tools
- C# 5.0 Async Tips and Tricks, Part 1 and Part 2 by Jerome Laban
Find out what C# 5.0 Async is all about, how it can be problematic running CPU-bound work and what can be done about it.
- What Does Coupling Mean to You? by Darrel Miller
Why coupling can be thought of in two very different ways, and how a person’s interpretation can create extremely different approaches on building distributed applications.
- Exposing Common Service(s) to SAP and WCF Clients by Kent Weare
Here’s a technique to expose some common data to a SAP and Custom ASP.NET Web App that both request BizTalk to fetch data from a variety of database views.
- Using Friendly DNS Names in Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management by Wes MacDonald
Create Computer Names in your DNS that are shorter and easier to remember using this simple trick.
- .NET Developer Presentation Resources by Donald Belcham
Offering simple tips on how to make your .NET Developer presentations more effective and efficient.
- Get Dependent Databases, Tables, Columns… by John Huang
Ensure accuracy of your dependent databases, tables and columns with these helpful tricks that makes it simple and easy to complete.
- Setting an Optional Parameter in Workflow Activity by Shai Petel
Learn how through trial and error, a solution was found so an optional parameter can be set in SharePoint Designer Workflow Editor.
- Microsoft LightSwitch – Branching a Project in TFS by Paul Patterson
It’s easy to keep a clean copy of your LightSwitch projects using this branching feature in Visual Studio TFS.
If you’ve come across a great technology post and think we should share it, please let us know by sharing the post in the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn group. Make sure to share how the post helped you get something done. I’m sure your fellow developers would appreciate the insights.
Until next edition!