C9::GoingNative

C9::GoingNative is a monthly show on Channel 9 focused on native development with an emphasis on C++. Each episode will have a segment including an interview with a native dev in his/her native habitat (office) where we’ll talk about what they do and how they use native code and associated toolchains, as well as get…

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Clean Project – Cleans Visual Studio Solutions For Uploading or Email

How many times have you wanted to send a project to a friend or upload it to a web site like MSDN Code Gallery only to find that your zip file has lots of stuff that you don’t need to send in it making the file larger than it needs to be. bin folder obj…

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Mango for Developers is Here

Today, developers enrolled via the Windows Phone App Hub or DreamSpark members can get “Mango” on their Windows Phones, now, according to a Next At Microsoft blog post from Steve Clayton. Picture taken from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011/06/29/mango-is-really-quite-peachy.aspx More details are available from a Windows Phone Developer blog post by Brandon Watson, including instructions on the necessity to…

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Inbound Data Now Free on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure team has announced change in pricing for the Windows Azure platform that will provide significant cost savings for customers whose cloud applications experience substantial inbound traffic, and customers interested in migrating large quantities of existing data to the cloud. For billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011, all inbound…

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Service Pack 1 for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 Ships

SP1 contains all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for 2010 that have already shipped. SP1 also contains new fixes for areas of each product. And there are some new features. For a complete list of changes for each product contained in SP1, see this Excel Workbook – this is a very handy reference for those…

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Office 365 Launches Globally

On June 28, 2011, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation productivity service. Office 365 is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience delivering world class productivity solutions to people and businesses of all sizes. It brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync in an…

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Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

Full post in the AppFabric team blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabric/archive/2011/06/20/announcing-the-windows-azure-appfabric-june-ctp.aspx Windows Azure AppFabric team announced the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the Windows Azure…

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Target Multiple GPU Architectures with New C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism

S Somasegar, Developer Division Senior Vice President, announced C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP) that helps you target graphics hardware from all the major hardware vendors. The idea is to provide a way you can build out your software on massively parallel to include both GPU and APUs. Soma also announced Microsoft’s intent to make…

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HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’

Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you can expect on the IE 9 experience you’ll find in the ‘Mango’ release. The same core rendering engines on both the desktop and mobile versions of IE and adhere to the concept of “same markup” when we produce our samples….

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Second IE10 Platform Preview Available for Developers

The second IE10 platform preview for developers is now available. The same HTML5 engine seen in the recent public “Windows 8” demos, is now available for download. With this update, IE10 continues to deliver support for site-ready HTML5 technologies as well as improving performance. You can read the full list here in the IE10 developer…

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