November Connect(); Event Downloads Now Online

On November 12-13 Microsoft held a virtual event called Connect(); Topics were geared towards Visual Studio vNext and Azure. If you would like to view it over forty sessions are available online at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014  . During the sessions a fully integrated cross platform demo was shown. I’m happy to announce the assets (aka code) for…

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Azure Cloud DevCamps – Fall 2014

What: Azure Cloud DevCamp for Fall 2014 Where: Fort Lauderdale – October 29 Miami – November 18 Tampa – November 20 Other locations and addresses – see https://aka.ms/clouddevcamps Registration: https://aka.ms/clouddevcamps  Here’s your chance to roll up your sleeves and learn about the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join us at a Microsoft Cloud…

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Fuzed RSS Feeds for App Studio Using Yahoo Pipes

I’m teaching a class this fall where students are required to publish an app using App Studio.  One student has a great idea for an app, but her solution requires quite a number of feeds to be represented.  App Studio only allows you to have six sections in the main page. If a dev wants to…

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App Privacy Policies using Visual Studio Online and Free Azure Websites

When you publish a Windows Store app its a good idea to always include a privacy policy. The store specifically requires a privacy policy if your app is network connected, but I’ve found including one regardless makes the certification process easier. But putting up a privacy policy simply to support an app can be a…

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Outlook 2013 Text Turned Garbled and Jumbled and Washed Out and….

I swear ma, I didn’t break it. There I was, happily using my Outlook 2013, doing my way too many hours of email each day, and it happened. It might have been after a Windows update, cause I swear I didn’t change a thing, but one day it just happened. I had been checking email…

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Visual Studio 2014 CTP – Dev Eye for Azure Client VMs

The VS2014 CTP is was released in June 2014. Particularly exciting to me is the new Universal Apps with WinJS support. WinJS Universal Apps really aren’t called out in many other VS2014 CTP resources.  Quite a pleasant find! Other goodies include looks at Rosalyn compiler, ASP.NET vNext, C++ 11/14. More info on new features can…

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Azure – Why you gotta be so MEAN? (with apologies to Taylor Swift)

Having some social with Tampa Bay WAVE based startup guy EricN at a fine local establishment in Tampa the other night. We were discussing the MEAN stack he’s been using on his project via (argh) AWS Virtual Machines. MEAN led to a discussion of Windows Azure and its inherent but understated support of the MEAN…

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HSN Publishes Windows Store App – Florida Local Software Economies

One core tenent for me in my job as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Florida has always been “help make Florida a great place to do software development”. In Microsoft terms that’s called Local Software Economies. And I truly LOVE seeing great apps from Florida that represent us well. Home Shopping Network, a TV…

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Signing in with your Microsoft Account – Dev Eye for Azure Client VMs

Azure Client VMs for Win81 dev.  Try it, you might like it. Let’s talk about how to login to your Microsoft Account on an Azure VM. Assumedly you’ve setup your Azure Client VM and created a developer account to run under. You should also have added your Microsoft account as a primary sign in. (If…

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