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Introducing Windows 10 for Business
Hello from San Francisco! I’m Jim Alkove, I lead the Windows enterprise program management team. Today, Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore announced a new approach to the way we plan, develop and deliver Windows, with a first look at Windows 10. Windows 10 is the next generation of our OS that adapts to the devices you’re on and what you’re trying to get done with a consistent, familiar and compatible experience that enables you to be more productive.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-053 – Important
This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a small number of specially crafted requests to an affected .NET-enabled website, service, or program that uses Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). By default, no WCF programs are installed when Microsoft .NET Framework is installed on any supported edition of Microsoft Windows. To be affected by the vulnerability, customers must manually install a .NET-enabled website, service, or program that uses Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

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Before you take over supporting a web application….
As a server administration (SA), your responsibilities may include supporting web applications in the production and pre-production environments and this may include deployments and performance monitoring of the application. There will be times when the application's performance begins to lag or the application is experience errors and the more you know about what or how the application is performing *before* a situation, the easier it will be for you to begin the troubleshooting process.

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Enable HTTP Compression in IIS Express
Open a Command Prompt as Administrator. Go to the IIS Express installation folder 32 bit : cd %programfiles%\iis express 64 bit: cd %programfiles(x86)%\iis express Run the following command to enable dynamic compression: appcmd set config -section:urlCompression /doDynamicCompression:true

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Webforms vs MVC and Why MVC is better ?.
If you watch the recent Microsoft agenda you will clearly see they are focusing on MVC , MVC and MVC. So the question is why is Microsoft so keen to dump a successful thing like ASP.NET Webform and persuade the Microsoft web development community to use ASP.NET MVC. That’s what this article will focus on.

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Build Universal Apps for the Windows Platform
If you develop for the Windows platform, you can now write apps that target both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 with a single, shared codebase by creating a Universal App. Universal Apps are new to Windows. They let you share significant portions of your JavaScript, C#/Visual Basic, and C++ code across the Windows ecosystem.

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Responsive Web Design: The Downsides
I have already written a couple of articles for Simple-Talk about Responsive Web Design (RWD), one of which is “Responsive Web Design: the Costs”. That article and this one together form two-third of a mini-series dedicated to Responsive Web Design as it happens to be today, late summer of 2014. The third article of the series will discuss an approach that takes the core idea of RWD one step further towards the relatively new concept of form-factor.

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Videos we favorited

Data Templates in XAML

This is the first in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, Robert is joined by Billy Hollis, who shows us how you can use data templates in XAML to create more interesting and easier to understand user interfaces.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue


Logit has come up with a simple and effective way to centralise your IIS logs in one central location. Using our agent to capture your logs as soon as they happen allows you to have realtime access to what’s happening on your web servers. Read more

Events/Webinars/Seminars you shouldn't miss

Single Page Applications with jQuery or AngularJS

Devs, want to translate your MVC .NET skills to the web platform? Take advantage of jQuery and AngularJS to dynamically update HTML5-based apps, and learn how AJAX works for asynchronous calls. Simplify the development process by separating the model, view, and controller for your web apps, enabling your content to work within a browser and within Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps. Read more

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