Upcoming webinars from @WSDevSol

Some upcoming webinars, first one today! Brought to you by members of the Windows Store Developer Solutions team in Microsoft Customer Service and Support. Debugging your Direct3D apps for Windows Phone 8.1 10 June, 16.00 London time Rob Caplan and James Dailey, Microsoft                http://forumnokia.adobeconnect.com/e5rrvxmhewt/event/registration.html With the release of Windows Phone 8.1 the Visual Studio team…


TechEd 2014 is underway with LOTS of exciting new stuff announced!

TechEd North America 2014 is underway! You can find an overview of the announcements on Soma and Brian’s blogs. Below are some resources of particular interest to developers News & Videos: Read exec announcements by S. Somasegar & Brian Harry. See the TechEd press release and watch the session videos. Visual Studio 2013 Update 2:…


Script Browser and Script Analyzer

Microsoft has just released two new resources to ease IT Pros’ lives. · Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage 9000+ TechNet automation script samples covering almost all Microsoft IT products from within their scripting environment.  Script Browser even supports offline search so users can download all interesting scripts and search them…

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InvalidCastException after applying MS14-009

Note that in some situations after applying security bulletin MS14-009, your application that uses .NET and COM interop may experience an InvalidCastException. If so you could be running into the issue described here –   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2934830 HTH Doug


Release: Description of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2

A CTP (preview) of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has been released with lots of interesting new features and some fixes to. KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2927432 Of particular interest to me are this : “ Debugger Added a Visualizer for JSON data contained in String objects. You can inspect instance values when you debug managed…


Background Transfer API chalk and talk

On February 26th, 6pm – 8pm GMT (10am – 12pm PST) members of our Windows Store apps developer support team will deliver an online chalk and talk about how to use and debug the Background Transfer API. “ WHAT: How to use and debug Background Transfer API issues WHEN: February 26th, 2014. 10am-12pm PST WHERE:…


How to REALLY take a screenshot in Windows Phone 8

I thought this might be worth sharing. Windows Phone 8 introduced a built in way to take a screenshot – no extra apps necessary. However if you search for this you will find many, many sites and pages that say something like “it’s easy – just press the Windows button and the power button simultaneously”…


Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is released

An update to Visual Studio 2013 has been released. You can read about it here. You can read specifics of issues addressed by the update in this KB article. You can go straight to the download here. There are also updates for Release Management. And there are updates for Remote Tools. HTH Doug


Want to work in the UK for Microsoft Global Business Support?

Microsoft’s Global Business Support (GBS) group is part of our Customer Service and Support team which in turn is part of our worldwide Services Organisation. In the UK we are growing rapidly and have the following positions available at the moment.  In general we have two distinct roles – Reactive Support Engineering Roles – these…


Top Solutions from Microsoft Support

We have a great new resource available for you called the Top Support Solutions blog with curated content from Microsoft’s support teams around the world, bringing you their expertise and guidance on the top issues we see our customers facing and how to solve them. HTH Doug