Azure: Dreamspark Azure, decent offering by Microsoft

Hey I have been checking out this Dreamspark Azure offer, and not sure how it compares to the other companies, but it’s cool.  There is no credit card, no your webapp doesn’t work some weird reason.  It isn’t much, but since you can keep for as long as you want, consider using it to demonstrate your…

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I just installed VS 2012 or VS 2013 Express & I’m asked to register. Why?

  You get this dialog box when you install one of the Express versions of Visual Studio, and you thought it was free.  It is actually no cost to you, but inside of Microsoft or any corporation intellectual property has to be tracked so that the value can be determined along with other reasons.  So…

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VS 2012 will build but not deploy when using a WinRT with Javascript

WTH (What the Heck)!  I just upgraded my VS 2012 on August 18, 2012 and got the error that was similar to: Error : DEP0800 : The required framework "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0\ExtensionSDKs\Microsoft.VCLibs\11.0\.\AppX\Debug\ARM\Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.Debug.11.appx" failed to install. Windows cannot install package Microsoft.VCLibs.110.Debug because the package requires architecture ARM, but this computer has architecture x64 Seriously, I…

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List of links that I am using to figure out Metro/HTML 5 Snap and Fill layout

There are a few ways to do the snapped view, which is the one of main concern since it is skinny compared to the Filled and full views.  I am trying to figure out how to implement an extremely simple example of using snap and fill.  Here is a list what I am reading:  …

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Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind,

Software, one of the few tools and mediums that respond pretty much directly to your mind, here is a cute video I would like to share with you. Has little to do with software development, but more with ideas and design.  Both important items for Windows 8.

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Setting up Team Foundation Services on Win8!

I am going to make use of Team Foundation Services.  There appears to be few problems, but nothing that can’t be overcome with procedural efforts.  Now this is different then Team Foundation Server, which is working quite nicely Windows 8. First let’s use the TF services Using the link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2011/12/07/team-foundation-service-preview-create-team-project.aspx shows you how to do…

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Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

Have any questions about Windows 8? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo, Bret Stateham, Daniel Egan…

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List of 1 thing in Win8, Windows 8: Playing media files

As I stated in my previous blog, App Bars and much of the documentation (read stuff I can reuse on my blog) hasn’t been written by the boffins in Redmond.  What is a boffin?  I have no idea and hope it isn’t an insult, but the British use the term to refer to smart, apparently…

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Free and easy Animation design in XNA

In my previous blog, I showed you how to use a pre-built class to generate animations that move like a Gif, mainly because I have not shown you how to move the image.  But reviewing the code, it seemed somewhat complicated, which means I didn’t quite get it, maybe you did.  So when that happens…

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Free Animated Sprites software: Reading the “flipbook” image and showing it

  What is it about the XNA free information with respect to Sprite animation?  Why is it so hard to find a useful post on how to generate an animation?  I have no idea, but then again, most of my posts are useless, but maybe this one won’t be.  Also, will you be able to…

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