The New Microsoft - Visual Studio Community, Open Source .NET, Expanded Xamarin Partnerships and more

The New Microsoft - Visual Studio Community, Open Source .NET, Expanded Xamarin Partnerships and more

One word. WOW. Boy am I glad I chose to work with Microsoft technologies back in the day when I had to choose the direction for my professional career. I started with .NET back in 2001 and have been full-time developing solutions and systems based on Microsoft technologies for a long time – but by the looks of recent announcements, I feel that the journey has just begun – and it looks like Microsoft really means business with their new directions and openness. Here’s some of my favorite recent announcements and changes from Microsoft. I’m very excited, and you should…

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Getting Started with Application Insights with Visual Studio 2015 for your ASP.NET Web Applications

Getting Started with Application Insights with Visual Studio 2015 for your ASP.NET Web Applications

Disclaimer: This post was written 2014-11-13, while the Application Insights were still in Beta/Preview. Changes will most likely happen, and therefore some information below may have changed by the time you read this. Introduction to Microsoft Application Insights One of the really cool features that was recently announced by Microsoft is the Application Insights integration with Visual Studio 2015. Don’t confuse this with reporting provided by services like Google Analytics, which only use client-side reporting capabilities. This is full server-side awesomeness which can report the health of your specific service or application directly, having the reports instantaneously accessible…

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Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 4 - From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites

Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 4 - From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites

This article is part of a series about “Getting started with Office 365 development”. Part 1 – Setting up your environment Part 2 – Communicate with the Exchange REST API Part 3 – Building a sample Web Forms application that integrated with Office 365 Part 4 – From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites In this article we’ll take a look at how we can publish our application for public access. We will utilize Windows Azure Web Sites and will see how we can do this in a few simple steps in this article. The benefit of publishing…

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Hosted Microsoft TFS - Team Foundation Service - Part 2: Connect your development rig

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http:https:https://zimmergren.net//zimmergren.net//www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it. In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like. Articles currently in the series: [blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Connect your development rig (this post) Part 3: Configuring a Build…

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CKS : Developer Tools – A tool for your toolbox

If you’re a seasoned SharePoint developer, you probably have a good set of tools that you’re working with on a daily basis. Some of my all-time favorites include: WSPBuilderSharePoint ManagerReSharperReflector ProVisual Studio 2010U2U CAML Query BuilderWith the addition of new tools to the community basically every week, it could be hard to keep track of all the different extra applications you’d want to use. CKS:Dev has been released!If you’ve heard of CKS before (Community Kit for SharePoint), you might know that there’s great support for Blogs (EBE) and other cool things. Actually, this…

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WSPBuilder - Walkthrough of the Visual Studio Add-in

Alright. People have approached me lately and asked me if I could give them a brief introduction to the WSPBuilder extensions available for Visual Studio. Instead of taking all those discussions on one by one, I’ve decided to document some of the main features here. If I’m missing out on something, please let me know and I’ll fill it up. Bil Simser did a survey with the SharePoint MVP’s and summarized the foremost favorite CodePlex projects in this article. In this article I will cover one of my favorite tools – WSPBuilder. WSPBuilder backgroundA SharePoint Solution Package…

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VSeWSS v1.3 - Feb 2009 CTP released

As I know this is a popular tool for some of you guys reading this blog (I’ll leave my own comments on the tool unsaid for now) – you can now download the latest February CTP from the Microsoft Download site. VSeWSS 1.3 February 2009 CTP has been released, go on and grab it here: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3 – Feb 2009 CTP Some of the highlighted features include, but are not limited to: Can be installed on x64 Server OS machines running SharePoint x64. Previously only x86 Server OS could be…

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Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services – 1.3

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: [<a href="http://www.zimmergren.net](/">http://www.zimmergren.net*](/) What is VSeWSS? VSeWSS is a plugin to Visual Studio that adds a set of functionality which may help you in your daily tasks as a SharePoint developer. The plugin comes with a basic set of templates, and a great set of functionality which I’ll try to outline here. Overview of the main functionality Project Templates Team Site Definition Blank Site Definition List Definition Web Parts Empty project Item Templates (which you can add to the project templates) List Definition (+ from…

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