Windows 8 Release Preview Coming June 2012

Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division, announced today from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be available during the first week of June. /via @BuildWindows8 As always, if you’re interested in more information about Windows 8 follow the Building Windows 8 blog and the associated @BuildWindows8 twitter…

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SQL Server 2012 – SQLCLR .NET Framework Version

Since SQL Server 2005 we have had the ability to write User Defined Types (UDT’s) and User Defined Aggregates (UDA’s) etc. that are then executed by the .net framework within the SQL Server process. SQL Server 2012 now uses version 4.0 of the CLR although previous versions of SQL Server (from SQL Server 2005) used…

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SQL Server 2012 Management Studio – Darker Shades of Blue Theme

A couple of years ago wrote a blog post entitled Visual Studio 2010 – Darker Shades of Blue Theme where I posted a custom settings file for Visual Studio 2010. With the release of SQL Server 2012 you can also import and export settings and this morning I posted the SQL Server 2012 Darker Shades…

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Windows Developer Event – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA

Windows Developer Event – Windows Reimagined Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++. Your investments in these languages carry forward, making…

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Windows 8 Developer Event, Club Nokia Los Angeles, April 23 2012

Windows reimagined. Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++. Your investments in these languages carry forward, making Windows a no-compromise platform…

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The Imagine Cup – Amazing things being accomplished by students

We asked students from all over the world to come up with innovative uses of technology that would make the world a better place. They stepped up to the challenge, and the Imagine Cup US 2012 competition was on!   Imagine Cup is a global technology competition, enabling students worldwide to use technology to transform…

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