3rd Party Controls Shout out – Syncfusion for LightSwitch

Visual Studio LightSwitch (Silverlight Client) Syncfusion Controls I’ve seen plenty of questions in that past about how to export data from a LightSwitch app into Word or Excel, or how to do some basic reporting over LightSwitch data. It’s worthwhile mentioning that Syncfusion has got some extensions that should prove useful for these kind of…

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Azure Resource Manager Tools for Visual Studio – Advanced Template Editing

Update 11/17/2014: This is RELEASED now! Go get the official released public bits from available in Azure SDK 2.5 (DOWNLOAD HERE) Update 09/23/2014: I “fixed” the “apiVersion” values in the below JSON so that they pointed to the recent versions. This will problem be a problem again in the future. One way to see what…

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Visual Studio Database Project + Web Project Into One Web Package. YES. FOR REAL.

Visual Studio SQL Database Projects are super cool projects that let you create and manage your SQL databases in Visual Studio. They produce a .dacpac file that you can deploy to a SQL Database using msdeploy or other tools. Visual Studio Web Projects are a great way to create a web site (duh). Recently I…

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Azure Development with VMs with Azure SDK 2.3 and Update 2 RC

A new era of developing and testing in the cloud is upon us! (Well I may be exaggerating a bit) For a while now Microsoft has been working on improving our Develop and Test experience of web apps for all of our Azure cloud developers out there. Things are about to get a lot better…

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What Version of Azure PowerShell am I running?

Unable to find a decent answer to this question on all of the internets I checked, I figured I’d better step up to the challenge and answer this simple question. So you’ve installed Azure PowerShell. Now you are asking yourself “WHAT VERSION OF AZURE POWERSHELL HAVE I INSTALLED?!” First, stop screaming. Find that Caps Lock…

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Getting LightSwitch Web App Memory Dumps and so much more using KUDU

There’s an nice little diagnostic tool that is available for all Windows Azure Web Sites that I came across called KUDU. KUDU is one of those neat little things that is developed here at Microsoft that I seem to just accidentally stumble into (like SignalR). So in this blog, I’m going to give a brief…

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