Azure Developer – Now Service Fabric is going open source

Yes, that’s right – Now Service Fabric is going open Source and it was announced by Service Fabric team. Please refer our earlier blogpost regarding the same.  Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and over the coming months we will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub. Also…

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Try this out: Facing startup issue with Windows store app?

Do you face startup issue with Windows Store app? If yes, then you can try the following and see if it works. If you’re on the Windows 10 Anniversary/Creators Update and have a startup issue/stuck with any Windows store app, then please try this out: Open the settings app. Navigate to System. In the system…


Redmond Protocol Plugfest 2017

Dear fellow developers and quality assurance engineers / testers, please register/participate in our annual Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2017. Register here Venue: Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington Date: June 19-23, 2017 Detailed agenda: https://www.interopevents.com/redmond2017 – It’s designed to cover interoperability topics that span Microsoft, including Office, Windows, and SQL. There will be testing, workshops, and great…


Developer: Learn what’s new with Microsoft Visual C++ @ Ignite 2016

Are you a C++ developer? Then this session is meant for you. As you aware that Microsoft Visual Studio provides the best in class C++ development experience whether you are targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, or IoT. With a good mix of demos and showcase for new C++ experiences, this talk goes over great…


…ok now, how to find .Net Version installed in any given environment?

There are few good ways available to find out which .Net Version is installed in any given environment. You can try one of the following: – Manually you can check it via registry editor (REGEDIT.exe). Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh925568(v=vs.110).aspx – Using C#.Net you can use System.Environment class to get the related info: private static void GetFrameworkVersionInfo() {…

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Just FYI – Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 @ January 12, 2016

Last year I blogged regarding the end of support for .Net Frameworks (4, 4,5 & 4.5.1), starting January 12, 2016 and it’s not far away – please there will be no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and…


Day # 2 – Microsoft Connect(); //2015 – Developer conference

Today is the day # 2 of . Today we will watch more on Here is the schedule builder using which you can see more info about the event schedule/session info/speakers info etc @ https://channel9.msdn.com/#programGuide Kindly make use of it…


Lets try – Find out how many apps you have installed using PowerShell?

You can check how many apps by using the following Windows PowerShell script. To do this, we can use the Get-StartApps cmdlet to get the names and AppIDs of apps in the Start screen of the current user. An AppID is an AppUserModelID. For more info, you can refer documentation. Let get started. First we…


Install Windows Live Writer on Windows 10?

I heard from couple of Windows Live Writer users that they can’t install it with new Windows 10 OS. You can refer Stefan’s article on how to install Windows Live Writer on new Windows 10. You can download the latest Windows Live Writer here (part of Windows Live Essentials). Hope this helps.


Free Development Tool: “Visual Studio Code” runs on OSX, Linux, Windows OS

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows -…

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Channel 9 Demo: Visual Studio Community 2013

As I updated earlier, the Visual Studio Community 2013 community edition is a new, full-featured, and FREE addition to the Visual Studio product lineup. Enclosing the following demo that highlight multi-device apps across Windows, Android, and iOS, and that show how Visual Studio Community can be extended to support additional languages like Python. Join Scott…

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Download: Visual Studio Community 2013– A full featured IDE for FREE

  Now you can download Visual Studio Community 2013. It’s a full featured IDE for FREE – Yes, it’s It contains that all you need. So what it all contains:- – Designers, editors, debuggers, profilers – all packaged up in a single environment.   – Code in C++, Python, HTML5, JavaScript, and of course C#, VB,…


Registration starts – Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest 2014!!

Microsoft-hosted protocol plugfests provide software developers with the opportunity to learn more about the Microsoft protocols and to test their implementations of the Microsoft Open Specifications. Hosted on the Microsoft Redmond campus, each plugfest focuses on a specific task or technology area. Presentations are conducted by Microsoft engineers, who are also available for one-on-one and…


//build 2013

Yesterday Steve Ballmer kicked off Build 2013 in San Francisco (The Moscone Center, June 26-June 28) by announcing the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, which I blogged earlier. This years Build 2013 will showcase how developers can take advantage of the future of Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and much more.  At…