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Whats new in Windows Phone 8.1 from BUILD 2014

  It was April 2nd the Day 1 of the BUILD 2014 Keynote in San Francisco, where Microsoft kicked off with a three hour long Keynote on Windows phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 updates and launch of few new Nokia Lumia devices. The Keynote started with Windows Phone Corporate Vice President Joe Belfort speaking about the highlights of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 the upcoming update for the consumers will have the below enhancements and features. CORTANA – The new Personal Assistance for Windows Phone 8.1 which will replace the BING Search button on the device. C... [More]

Whats new in the Microsoft Azure Management Portal

  Its was the 2nd day of //BUILD 2014, Scott Guthrie gave a keynote about the new Azure enhancements and features that will be released on the day. Later the new Microsoft Azure Management Portal is launched with a much excited look and feel and more advanced dashboard to customize the tiles and pin it accordingly. As everyone I am totally excited to get my hands on with the new portal which gives more appealing look and feel for the end users. To access the new portal, navigate to www.portal.azure.com, though still the old portal will remain active till the new one gets more productiv... [More]

The all new Windows Phone App Studio – Beta

  Microsoft released a new version of the most successful online app building infrastructure which is the “Windows Phone App Studio” Beta version with much more enhanced features and rich UI. For the newbies Windows Phone App Studio is web tool to design and develop windows phone apps on the fly with the in-build templates and data stores. With Windows Phone App Studio you can build simple and near apps with basic features in simple steps. Windows Phone App Studio was launched last August 2013 and Microsoft claims that it has more than 3,50,000 active developers and more than 300000 pr... [More]

OneDrive Launch and Outlook.com First Anniversary – Bangalore

  It was another launch day in the month of February where Microsoft officially launched OneDrive by taking off the SkyDrive permanently. There was a round table closed group discussion yesterday in JW Marriott Bangalore where we got chance to discuss about the new OneDrive product and its features. As a whole OneDrive is a separate entity launched and its not a replace of SkyDrive as a whole. The discussion is kick started by Mr SenthilKumar Sundaram, Director Product Marketing from Microsoft India who took over showcasing the different features that are available with One Drive. OneD... [More]

Product Review: Collabion Charts for SharePoint

  Collabion Charts for SharePoint is an handy product which provides a quick and easy way to create insightful dashboards in SharePoint, without the need for MOSS or Excel Services. It works with WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007,  SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2013, including SharePoint Foundation server. So what is Collabion Charts about? See the official description below Collabion Charts for SharePoint helps you create delightful (and insightful) dashboards in SharePoint in under 15 minutes, without the need for MOSS or Excel Services. It works with... [More]

Xamarin Android Application Development Ebook Review

  I got a chance to review the ebook “Xamarin Android Application Development” by Diptimaya Patra and I would say he makes the life of the developer easy with all the basic stuffs covered in simple terms to start developing you application with Xamarin. So for the readers “Xamarin is a Cross platform Mobile application development framework for .net developers using C# as the coding language. Xamarin provides the environment to develop iOS, Android apps using C#.Net using Visual Studio”. The ebook covers Android Application development using Xamarin with C# as the code base ( For iOS d... [More]

Bdotnet Webinar Series – Windows Phone App Studio an Insight

  Microsoft recently released a tool which is called “Windows Phone App Studio”, to develop application on the fly with out installing the software's or even without any knowledge on developing application for Windows Phone in 4 simple steps. The studio can be used by the developer if they want to build the apps in no time and move it to the Windows Phone market and also to the non developers who want to build the application with out any programming knowledge but want to have an application to the marketplace. The Windows phone app studio is still in beta stage and have a list of data s... [More]

Presented at Virtual Tech Conference – Cross Platform App development using Portable Class Library

  Today I presented a session on “Create Cross Platform Apps with Portable Class Libraries” @ 4:00pm and it was a very good pool of participants joined the session over the Live Meeting. In the session I covered about Portable Class Libraries, about Windows Phone and Windows Store application, Usage of Xamarin, MVVM pattern for PCL and finally a demo on how to develop app that uses PCL. Just to give a brief, Portable Class Libraries was introduced in Visual Studio 2012 release which is used to run a single code base on multiple platforms.    [more] Agenda Covered: ... [More]

XAMARIN Community First Official Meet in Bangalore

  It was 26th July 2013, the first Xamarin Community meet happened in Bangalore @ 1MG mall with the community guys Vic Parmar, Lohith GN, Pooran Prasad, Abhishek Narain, Vijay Raj and the Xamarin Developer Evangelist Nishanth Anil. The day well started with meeting the community guys and having a quick chat about the technology stuffs later which Nishant showcased few of the Apps that was developed with Xamarin (C# code but apps run in iOS and Android devices) which is something interesting for the core Microsoft developers.    [more] About Xamarin: Xamarin is a Cro... [More]

How to connect Visual Studio 2012 to Microsoft Visual SourceSafe for Versioning

  In this short tutorial we are going to see how to connect the Visual Studio 2012 Project to the traditional Microsoft Virtual SourceSafe database to maintain the versioning locally. Microsoft has stopped supporting the Visual SourceSafe long ago but I came across a scenario to look back the older versioning system to use with the latest Visual Studio 2012 IDE. As per MSDN Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is a file-level version control system that permits many types of organizations to work on several project versions at the same time. This capability is particularly beneficial in a softwar... [More]

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