In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they 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 them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them with you in frequent technology post round ups.
- New in Windows 8 RTM- out of the box implementation of in-app type-to-search feature by Andrei Marukovich
While you can implement type-to-search scenario in your app by yourself (by catching KeyPress and invoking Search pane), Windows 8 RTM provides standard implementation for this scenario.
- Getting rid of advertisements in your Windows 8 app in 5 minutes by Andrei Marukovich
Learn how to avoid having your ads turned off by creating an AdControl in the code behind.
- Connecting to the Cloud – Part 1 and Part 2 by Tyler Doerksen
For those looking to create a new Cloud system with an on-premises/alternate host component.
- The Upsert by Tyler Doerksen
The Upsert is a great way to reduce the overall transaction count of your application. Rather than two calls, a get then update or insert, you can use just one.
- Azure Tool Belt: Auto-scaling Application Block – WASABi by François Boucher
Using Wasabi, you just need to define some rules and the application will scale automatically.
- Enabling Remote Access to SQL Server on an Azure VM by Stephen Cawood
Quick step-by-step instructions on how to enable remote access SQL Server running on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM).
- Troubleshooting serialization problems in Web API by Darrel Miller
Have you run into the problem where objects you are trying to return from your API are not being serialized as expected? Here is a simple solution to solve this problem.
- Office 365 : Service Interoperability by Reza Alirezaei
Learn about the interoperability features of Office 365 and why small to mid-sized businesses should invest in this software if they haven’t done so already.
- How to Add a site collection for enabling “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools in SharePoint Office 365 Preview by Sean Wallbridge
Here’s how to turn on the Developer feature in the Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Preview so adding apps from “Napa” is a breeze.
- SharePoint 2013 Server Preview – What’s new and different?–Part 2 by Noorez Khamis
Walk through some of the new and different features of SharePoint 2013 and how they will improve your overall experience.
- SharePoint Document Version Options: More than meets the eye by Michal Pisarek
Explore the many versioning options in SharePoint and the types of business problems that they can address.
- Upgrading a 2010 Publishing Site to SharePoint 2013 Part Two by Peter Carson
For those of you who have hit a few roadblocks in updating your publishing site to SharePoint 2013, here are some tips and tricks to help you out.
- Microsoft LightSwitch – List of Printers by Paul Patterson
A simple way to get a list of printers from the “server” side of a LightSwitch application.
- Using RavenDB in a DotNetNuke Module by Charles Nurse
Learn step-by-step how RavenDB, a .NET NoSQL Database, can be used as the Data Store for a DotNetNuke Module.
- The Legofication of Business by Bruce Johnson
The key to Lego block is the simple and consistent interface. Doesn’t matter what the shape of the block is, the fact that every block has the same interface allows them to be connected. And it is through the various connections that a much bigger whole can be created.
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!