Setting Up Team Foundation Server (not services) on Windows 8

On one of my other blogs at http://bit.ly/N9rPi5, at this blog I discussed setting up a TFServer and usually I talk about these at this site.  If you haven’t tried the TFS 11 on Win8, give it a try, really, it is fracking great! So here is that post repeated here: First see the forum…

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See Windows 8 at the Microsoft Store!

Alice Pang is demonstrating Windows at the following Microsoft Stores: Wednesday, May 30 Mission Viejo, CA Register Wednesday, June 6 Costa Mesa, CA Register Wednesday, June 20 Century City, CA Register

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Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

Have any questions about Windows 8? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo, Bret Stateham, Daniel Egan…

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List of 5 Cloud security properties

Thinking about security?  Got a paper you want to get written for the first term next year so you can go on that ski trip in your college senior year?  This is the place, or if you are a working professional, you may have already covered this material, and this is just a good, brief…

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List of 5 URLs you need to get started with Skydrive on Win8, WP, Android, iOS

A list of 5 URL thingies: Live Connect Developer Center Live or Skydrive development with Windows 8 , link to a poorly titled article but well written Live or Skydrive development with Windows Phone Apps Live or Skydrive development with Android apps Live or Skydrive development with iOS Apps See I can count.  And I…

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Skydrive for the Windows 8 Desktop, read the Skydrive Code of Conduct

Skydrive is deeply integrated into the Windows 8 Desktop, Phone and XBox, however, so it is important that you read the Skydrive Code of Conduct, which is an easy read.  One of my worldwide teammates had a person get their Skydrive service cut off, I am not sure why that happened, but it drove me…

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C++ and JavaScript, DirectMath, etc.

In other blogs I have mentioned that DirectMath (where XNAMath has moved to) can only be accessed by C++.  Sooooo, just how do you use this in your C# code, etc.  Well you would create a Windows Runtime (WinRT) component. A simple walkthrough can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh441569(v=vs.110).aspx (which is a good tutorial) Then you…

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FreeBSD on Hyper-V? Really!

Well if you use FreeBSD you may have noticed that virtualization for the FreeBSD product was falling behind the virtualization for Windows and Linux.  Currently according to the blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/openness/archive/2012/05/11/netapp-helps-bring-freebsd-to-hyper-v.aspx , NetAPP built a bridge to the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor services. Pretty cool, if this is a fully functional FreeBSD system, I didn’t do any…

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Microsoft’s support for Open Specifications

There are a few surprises when it comes to the nature of computer languages at Microsoft and Open Specifications, check it out: Open Specifications MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd361849(v=prot.10).aspx Computer Languages Microsoft General Purpose Programming Languages (VBA!)   Microsoft Domain-Specific Languages (XAML!) In case you were wondering what is going to happen with XAML and Silverlight.

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In case you need an Open Source License for your project

In case you want to add an license to your software check out these links (valid as of May 10, 2012), even though they say Microsoft on them, they are designed for use with Open Source products.  There are other open source licenses, but any license should be reviewed with you or the software owner…

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