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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:26
Year:2012
Date:2012-Jun-26
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Developing a Windows 8 Metro App Part 1: Why Would You Want to Develop a Metro Application for Windows 8?
This post kicks off another blog post series on developing a Metro application for Windows 8. But, before I spend the rest of this series describing HOW to develop, let me devote one post to WHY you might want to develop a Windows 8 application and publish it in the Windows Store.

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MVC 4 WEB API .NET 4.5
We can expose a Web API from ASP.NET MVC4. It is a new feature from Microsoft. Clients can get data from a Web API in any format such as JSON, XML, JSONP, HTML and etc.

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Basic Spatial Data with SQL Server and Entity Framework 5.0
In my most recent project we needed to do a bit of geo-spatial referencing. While spatial features have been in SQL Server for a while using those features inside of .NET applications hasn't been as straight forward as could be, because .NET natively doesn't support spatial types. There are workarou

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My Tech Ed US Talk on WPF 4.5
Last week, at Tech Ed US, I gave a WPF 4.5 overview to a completely packed room. The materials and video links are below.

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

Metro Studio 2 Beta

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DrawingBoard2 – A .Net GDI+ drawing component

The second project in our Diagraming week is one that I've wanted to highlight for a while. Imagine you need a diagramming, or drawing board, component in your app, kind of like a mini-Visio. Yet you also want to extend it, add to it (i.e. you want the source). You want something that is vector b Read more

Nuget 2 released

NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update third-party libraries and tools in Visual Studio. Read more

Team Foundation Server as a Service

Team Foundation Server as a Service. Accessible from anywhere, using existing and familiar tools. Get started quickly, with no infrastructure to manage. All languages and platforms welcome. Read more

Windows Azure Training Kit – June 2012

Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Scott Hanselman: Mobile Web

Scott Hanselman: Mobile Web Monday, 9 July 2012 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT) Edinburgh, United Kingdom Mobile traffic on the web is exploding. Are you ready? ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new mobile-friendly templates, a focus on responsive design as well as dedicated mobile templates that leverage jQuer Read more

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