Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 4 Language Improvements (JavaScript, TypeScript, JSX, & TSX)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including… ES6 is the new default We have made ES6 the default for JavaScript files. This means you don’t need to create jsconfig.jsonfiles to enable new syntax and by default you get suggestions for ES6-types, like Promise, Set, Map,String.startsWith and much more. Thanks to a community contribution. At the same time, the…

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The Hunger Board Games

We’re looking at some crazy ideas for community challenges in the Small Basic forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/threads/   So what about Hunger Board Games? What would that look like?   I think it would be an interesting group project (usually they are individual projects). But a group could team together to program a silly board game like…

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Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2014 – Power View for Multidimensional Models

Power View for Multidimensional Models   The ability to create Power View reports against multidimensional models was first introduced in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4. Power View for Multidimensional Models functionality is now included as part of SQL Server 2014. Power View Report for a Multidimensional Model This functionality helps organizations…

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Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2014 – SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

  Updates to Design Tool installation   SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence (SSDT BI), previously known as Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), is used to create Analysis Services models, Reporting Services reports, and Integration Services packages. In this pre-release version of SQL Server 2014, SQL Server Setup no longer installs SSDT BI. The…

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Why create a TechNet Wiki article when you can just link to an MSDN Forum thread?

So why should you create a TechNet Wiki article when you can just link to an existing forum thread? This blog post is part of the Social Synergy series.   Well, I think the need for a Wiki really hit me a few years back when I was searching for a solution to get my software…

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C# Guru – Named Pipes IO for Inter-process Communication

It’s time for another TechNet Guru winner! Congratulations to Dan Randolph, our VB Guru winner for June 2013! To find all the competitors for June (and more information about this monthly contest), see the Wiki article: TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.   Dan’s blog: http://danrandolph.blogspot.com/     Dan won with this fantastic contribution: Named Pipes…

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Reporting Services Guru – Using Custom Code in SSRS Reports for Advanced String Operations

It’s time for our next June TechNet Guru winner!   MCC award winner Tim Pacl is our SSRS TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013. About Tim: Retired from the U. S. Navy Submarine Force. Working in computer industry since 1998. 4 years of that at Razorfish as Senior Developer and the remaining years…

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SharePoint Guru – Uploading (and Resizing) Images to a SharePoint Picture Library via a Webpart

Let’s showcase another June TechNet Guru winner! Matthew Yarlett is our SharePoint TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.   About Matthew: I’m a solutions architect primarily focused on delivering business solutions built on top of the SharePoint platform. I love getting technical, but I’m equally interested in the business end of…

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T-SQL Guru – Dynamic Pivot on Multiple Columns

Naomi N is our TechNet Guru for May! See more about the Technology Guru TechNet Wiki for May contest.  She had two winning articles. Here is one:  T-SQL: Dynamic Pivot on Multiple Columns        And here’s an excerpt from the article: The problem of transposing rows into columns is one of the most common problems discussed in Transact-SQL…

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Get started with Windows Workflow Foundation and ASP.NET

Today’s featured wiki article is… Getting Started: Windows Workflow Foundation and ASP.NET   It was written by my friend and co-Wiki Ninja, Horizon Net.   Windows Workflow Foundation is a great technology for creating workflows. It can be used in combination with different technologies, for example SharePoint, WCF, etc. In this article we will combine…

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