Dev Update: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 & Windows SDK for Windows 10

Are you the developer who downloaded/use Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 which we released last week? If yes, the there is no need to install the Windows SDK for Windows 10 – it’s already included in it. If you are using a different development environment than Visual Studio 2015, you can download a standalone Windows…

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Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…


Looking for Visual Studio 2015 SDK download… wait, read this first?

As you know now Visual Studio 2015 is RTM-ed and you have started to use it for building applications. Recently I came across a query from a developer, from where they can download Visual Studio 2015 SDK – as they used it to create tool windows, menu commands, editor extensions, isolated shell projects, and other…

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 – Office 365 Development Session : Get Your Hands Dirty with the Office 365 RESTful APIs

I love this great session presented by Rob Howard; this session dives into the available scenarios when using the OneDrive for Business, Calendar, Mail, Contacts and Sites services in the Office 365 APIs. These Office 365 APIs can be called by any standalone web app or mobile device app. There are built in Visual Studio…


Download: .Net Universe 2013 Poster

You can download the .Net Universe 2013 poster. This Poster showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.). This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous…

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Download: Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1

Now, you can download the latest Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1 (version 14.03.0067.001) @ two flavors – 64-bit, 32-bit. It provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services.  The latest EWS Managed API 1.2.1 includes new Exchange Web Services (EWS) client logging features for Exchange Online as part…


Update: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 available for download

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for your download. It enables Windows Phone developers to do two things: Develop apps that work well on the new 256 MB devices Use the WPSDK 7.1 to develop on machines running Windows 8 The 7.1.1 Update is really just that – it’s an update to…


Here it comes…Kinect for Windows SDK

Here it comes… Kinect for Windows. You can use the power of Kinect to change the world. Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond….


Developer Hub: Download Windows Phone Developer tools SDK 7.1 (Mango) beta & 7.0

Now you can download the new Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Mango) Beta can be used to develop Applications for both 7.0 and 7.1 version of Windows Phone OS releases.  You can experiment with the latest tools release for Windows Phone. WPDT 7.1 Beta provides the tooling necessary to target the upcoming Windows Phone OS…

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MIX 11: Hardware-accelerated HTML5, IE9 & Mango

Last March 2010 @ MIX 10, we (MS) announced Hardware-Accelerated HTML5, Pushes Boundaries on Web and Cloud Development. Also MS released first platform preview for Windows Internet Explorer 9, highlights commitments to jQuery, OData, expanded support for HTML5, hardware-accelerated graphics and text, and a new JavaScript engine. Together these allow developers to use the same…


How to:Get MAPI Header and library files

Want to get and install MAPI header and library files? MAPI header and library files are included as part of the Microsoft Windows SDK. Once you have installed Microsoft Windows SDK, you can access MAPI header files by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Before you can install MAPI header and library files, make sure that…


Zune Software: Installation failed with error code 0x80070643

Recently I tried to install Zune Software in my PC, encountered installation failed with the error code: 0x80070643 and message “Setup must stop because the required package ‘Zune"’ didn’t install. Done research and found the following Microsoft support knowledge base article – states that “A required component cannot be installed when you try to install…

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Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available in versions of Exchange earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server…

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How to – Troubleshooting errors when you try to use Regsvr32.exe with COM DLL ?

I am adding this with the respect to my previous blog post regarding error message on 64-bit windows when you try run regsvr32.exe. Usually we – the developer customers –face the issue when you try to register. I want to update you that how the RegSvr32.exe program registers and unregisters a Component Object Model (COM)…


Monitoring Event Sink # 31: Why Exchange Explorer doesn’t work ?

One of my customer reported that in one of his machine, the exchange explorer (available part of Exchange SDK) stop responding. But the same work in his rest of the machines. During the research, we found the following known issues (stop responding, doesn’t display etc) with exchange explorer: Cannot set member server schema scope using…