Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 4

Microsoft Innovation Center – Lahore is about to start its 4th batch of three months Internship Program. MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone powered by Windows Azure. MIC Lahore team will help them convert their ideas into reality and take them to international arena….


Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is Available!

The update focuses primarily on getting VS 2013 working better with versions of IE prior to IE 10. ISO File of Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 are available to download. You can find more details about the update on Biran Harry’s blog post. EDIT: Complete list of fixes can be acquired from here.  


Top 5 Reasons to Use Visual Studio Online

Brian Keller (Technical Evangelist, Microsoft) speaks about Top 5 reasons to host your next software development project on Visual Studio Online, 5- VS offers Source Control (Team Foundation or Git) on the Cloud to access anytime, anywhere 4- Collaboration among repository contributors made easier 3- Manage your project using backlog, track your work using task…


Getting started with Hub control in Windows Store Applications

Let’s talk about the very basics of Hub control for Windows Store applications. We’ll step by step build a simple app design using Hub control (the source code is attached). Start with a new Blank Application (I’m going to use XAML & C# for the purpose of this post). A hub control helps you crate…


What’s New in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease…


Getting started with Windows Azure – part 3

In my last blog post on the series of getting started with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer, I’m going to walk you through to consume the Windows Azure Cloud Service (the steps to create this service can be found on following blog post) in Windows Phone and Windows Store. Windows Store Test Client Let us first…


Getting started with Windows Azure – part 2

Welcome to the second blog post from the series that intends to provide you a step-by-step guide on how to connect with an SQL database hosted in Azure using Azure Cloud Service. In an earlier blog post we saw on how to create and manage our database. Now it is time to get hands on…


Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 are now available

Yesterday marks an important milestone achieved by Microsoft in continuation of their efforts to rapid release cycles (Windows 8 was launched on October 26th, 2012) as Windows 8.1 was rolled out globally for consumers. You can grab Windows 8.1 online from Windows Store. For those interested in what’s new in Windows 8.1, how to grab…


Identify Saved/Unsaved Lines of code in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2013, there is a nice feature for saved/unsaved lines of code in your project. During your development phase, you can see which parts of your project have been edited. Green lines represents it’s already saved, yellow represents unsaved lines in your project.