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Free Ebook! Introduction to Visual Studio technologies

The new Visual Studio is a rich and complex integrated development environment. It supports a range of languages and an even larger range of project types. In this chapter, I will give you a high-level overview of the most important parts of Visual Studio. I start with showing you how to create a pr

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Articles we enjoyed

Tiny Happy Features #2 – ASP.NET Web API in Visual Studio 2012
At some point soon lots of people are going to start writing these epic blog posts about Visual Studio 2012. They will include LOTS of screenshots (some good and some bad), some small code samples and minimal context. I can't speak for other teams; I can only talk about what we worked on. The folks

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OAuth/OpenID Support for WebForms, MVC and WebPages
One of the coolest features in Visual Studio 2012 is the ability to login using your Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter or Google account. The project templates showcase a social way of logging in along with the usual way of logging in by creating a local account This post highlights how you can turn o

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A History (API) Lesson
History, in the context of a Web browser, has generally meant the back button, and it has never been easy to manage. It became even more of a challenge when AJAX became significant in Web applications and we started to see the typical Web site grow into more of a rich Web application. And as JavaScr

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App building events for Windows 8 app developers
With the announcement that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and will be available for customers to buy on October 26, now is the time to build apps. On August 15th, all developers can visit the Windows Dev Center to get access to all the tools and resources they need including the

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Top 10 Windows Phone Dev Center questions ANSWERED
When we launched the Windows Phone Dev Center earlier this week, my colleague Ash Wahi outlined some of the improvements and new capabilities, and also asked for your feedback. Many of you said you liked the changes, others had suggestions for new ones. Thank you all.

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Videos we favorited

.NET Framework 4.5 Talks from TechEd 2012 and aspConf

There are several conferences, talks, and seminars that take place throughout the year. Since not everyone has the opportunity to attend these, we're providing a roll-up of recent events so you can find the most informative presentations easily. Check out some of our favorites from TechEd North Amer

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Libraries and Tools for the rescue


Today, I have the great pleasure to announce the latest release of Blend. In this release cycle, our big focus has been Windows 8: Blend now supports UX authoring not just for store apps written in XAML, but also for those written in HTML. We want to make it really easy for you to create great ap Read more

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 to the web. It’s time to start your engines, and begin downloading today! MSDN Subscribers can download immediately at the MSDN Subscriber Download Page, and volume licen Read more

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th. Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go. Read more

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is RELEASED – Here’s 5 minute videos to get you up to speed quick

Jason Zander announced today that Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is RELEASED to web. The .NET Web Tools Team (the team I'm on) has coverage on their blog as well. I thought I'd showcase some Tiny Happy Features that the team worked on just because it made life better. Some are large some Read more

EF5 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Entity Framework 5. EF5 is available as the Entity Framework NuGet package and is also included in Visual Studio 2012. What’s New in EF5 EF 5 includes a number of new features and bug fixes to the EF4.3 release. Most of the new features are only a Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – Coming July to September

A new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to life with Microsoft and community ex Read more

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