How to check which .NET 4 version an assembly was built with

Our developer specialist from Malaysia, Jonathan Yong, is explaining how to check which .NET 4 version an assembly was built with. Read on! As per our .NET 4 support lifecycle policy, starting 12-Jan-2016, Microsoft will support only .NET 4.5.2 moving forward. Customers are encouraged to migrate their .NET 4.x application to .NET 4.5.2 at their…


Using Prism in Universal Windows apps

Our Windows Apps developer specialist from Italy, Matteo Pagani, has written a new blog series about taking advantage of PRISM in your apps. Read on! Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) is the most used pattern to create applications based on XAML technologies for WPF, Silverlight or Window Store apps. MVVM helps developers to separate the application’s logic from…


Accessing and posting on Facebook feed

Welcome to a new episode of the Facebook integration for Windows Store App series. Christophe Nasarre, a French Premier Field Engineer is explaining how to get access to a Facebook feed and post messages and links. For your convenience, here’s the video timeline: [0:17] Demo of the expected feed/post features [1:47] How to test via…


How to find assemblies loaded in an AppDomain

Our developer specialist from Malaysia, Jonathan Yong, is explaining how to list the assemblies loaded by a particular Web Application in IIS in this detailed blog post. Read on!    When helping customer to migrate ASP.NET application, we need to identify the assemblies loaded by the application. For typical process, you can just use listdlls.exe…


Accessing photos in Facebook

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of the Facebook integration for Windows Store App series. Christophe Nasarre, a French Premier Field Engineer is explaining how to list the photos of Facebook albums and how the paging mechanism works. The source code is available here. For your convenience, here’s the video timeline: [0:32] How…


Accessing Photo Albums in Facebook

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of the Facebook integration for Windows Store App series. Christophe Nasarre, a French Premier Field Engineer is explaining how to list the photo albums of a Facebook profile. He will detail the photo enumeration and the paging mechanism in the next episode. For your convenience, here’s the…


Facebook Prerequisites for Windows Store Apps

Welcome to a new episode of the Windows Store App Development blog! I’m Christophe Nasarre and with my Italian collegue, GianLuca Bertelli, we are starting a short series about how to access Facebook services in Windows Store Apps. Today, I’m introducing the prerequisites of a Facebook connected App development. Gianluca will present the arcana of…


More Efficiently Debug the Managed Heap Using SOS 4.5

More often than not, when we investigate the managed heap using SOS we use the all powerful !DumpHeap command. It’s an incredibly useful command to get in depth detail on what currently resides on the heap. Let’s look at an example of the abbreviated output from !DumpHeap -stat:         MT    Count    TotalSize Class Name … ……

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SharePoint Governance plans and why are they important?

Before we dive into answering this question, we have to acknowledge that technology is meant to empower our workforce to achieve more with ease! It shouldn’t be a daily struggle because of underpowered resources. That said, I am sure by now you have had some exposure to SharePoint Governance Planning, and that this governance plan is most likely incomplete or non-existent!…

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Visual Studio 2012 and Parallel Watch Window

Traditionally, debuggers have been very per thread centric. For example, a debugger most typically will assign a thread to be the current thread and any thread related debug operations you perform will be done on the selected thread. In order to work with a different thread, you need to first switch the thread context. One…

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