On a Cloud: Entropy & Precision Scheduling

Cloud: High Entropy Systems A mad dash through computer history, and onto why high entropy systems work well in cloud environments. I outline a few reasons why entropy is important and summarize why as an industry are looking at breaking down systems into small pieces, such as the introduction of micro-services. And a couple real…

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DOs and DONTs of Online resumes

Your future employer is going to look you up online! Create an online resume to present yourself professionally. This blog post contains DOs and DONTs of online resumes collected from Microsoft recruiters and hiring managers. I spend a lot of time at events with students. Because I work at Microsoft, I am frequently asked how…

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Write Once, Publish Anywhere

Guest Post by Ken Cenerelli Developers love to write code and a great many also like to write blog posts. However, it can be hard to find time to publish blog articles and to keep your site updated. I want to use this space to share an idea that I have been trying recently to…


Visual Studio Time Saver– Fast Select and Edit

Quick tips to make you more efficient in Visual Studio. Today’s tip: keyboard shortcuts for selecting your code. I love cut, copy, and paste. Even my twelve year old son knows CTRL+C, CTRL+V and CTRL+X. That’s why it’s useful to know all the keyboard shortcuts to select the code you want to cut, copy and…

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Visual Studio Time Saver – Faster HTML Coding

Quick tips to make you more efficient in Visual Studio. Today’s tip: How you can write your HTML code faster with VS Web essentials and Zen Coding If you are a web developer than you are writing HTML. <div id=”content”> <sentence>The fun thing about HTML is all the opening and closing tags</sentence> </div> <h1 class…

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Visual Studio Time Saver–How can YOU request features in Visual Studio?

Quick tips to make you more efficient in Visual Studio. Today’s tip: How can you request a feature or fix in Visual Studio I frequently get comments on my blog posts or videos asking “Why doesn’t Visual Studio do <insert feature here>?” It’s incredible the rate at which updates are coming out for Visual Studio,…

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Visual Studio Time Saver–the layout you want when you want it

Quick tips to make you more efficient in Visual Studio. Today’s tip: moving from a laptop to a desktop? Save your preferred layouts More and more developers find themselves coding on laptops. Of course, we all prefer a desk with a nice 27 inch monitor (or even better, two or three 27 inch monitors!). For…

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Visual Studio Time Saver – How can I keep track of unfinished code?

Quick tips to make you more efficient in Visual Studio. Today’s tip: tracking your to do list of unfinished code When we write code, its rare that we sit down and code a single module from start to finish. Typically, we work on multiple pieces of an application at the same time: CSS files, code…

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TIP: Don’t Touch! Well okay go ahead…Touch Support in Visual Studio 2015

Today’s tip shows you the touch support added to the code editor in Visual Studio 2015 We recently announced the Visual Studio 2015 preview. So this week I wanted to share If you have a touch screen device, then chances are, like me, you find yourself reaching out more and more to tap the screen…

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