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Entity Framework and Open Source
It’s been a busy year on the Entity Framework team. A little over a year ago our team released EF4.1, which included the DbContext API and Code First support. Since then we’ve also delivered Code First Migrations. Our team is also in the final stages of wrapping up the EF5 release, which introduces

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The Importance of Creative Design For Mobile App User Experience
Just this spring, Apple revealed that more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store. Add to that the 10 billion Android Market downloads announced at the end of 2011, and you’re looking at more than 35 billion apps downloaded cumulatively across both platforms. Clearly, consumers

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.NET HTML Sanitation for rich HTML Input
Recently I was working on updating a legacy application to MVC 4 that included free form text input. When I set up the new site my initial approach was to not allow any rich HTML input, only simple text formatting that would respect a few simple HTML commands for bold, lists etc. and automatically h

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Entity Framework Magic Unicorn (and much more!) is now open source with take backs
Almost exactly two years from the day we announced Entity Framework "Magic Unicorn Edition" and just a few months after open sourcing of ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, and Razor we're happy to announce we will release the source code for the Entity Framework under an open source license as well!

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How to get your Windows 8 app into the Windows Store
Windows 8 represents a tremendous opportunity for developers. With the release of the Consumer Preview the store services are ramping up as planned--and of course the plan includes ramping up developer registrations to enable app submissions to the Windows Store!

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue

Team Foundation Service

Accessible from anywhere, using existing and familiar tools. Get started now (no infrastructure to manage). Read more

Umbraco 4.8.0

For the first time on the Microsoft platform a free user and developer friendly cms that makes it quick and easy to create websites - or a breeze to build complex web applications. umbraco got award-winning integration capabilities and supports your ASP.NET User and Custom Controls out of the box. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Imagine Cup Winners

Today we had the World Final presentations. These are the top three teams. Congratulations to all, very well done. I’m very proud to have played a part in getting you folks to the finish podium. The standard this year was even higher than last year, and that was an amazing year too. Read more

Be Part of the World’s Largest Opportunity for App Developers.

With 525 million Windows 7 licenses sold, millions of people await Windows 8 apps. Create a Windows 8 app in 30 days and then attend a Microsoft App Excellence Lab to get your app ready for the Windows Store. If your app meets our quality criteria, you’ll receive a token to register your account and Read more


Windows 8 Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Read more

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