Windows 8 Release Preview Metro style app samples – C#, VB.NET, C++, JavaScript

Microsoft releases a sample pack includes all the Metro style app code examples developed for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The samples in this pack are available in in C#, C++, VB.NET, and JavaScript. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Windows-8-Modern-Style-App-Samples

SQL Server 2012 Released!

SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing today! SQL Server 2012 will provide Mission Critical Confidence with greater uptime, blazing-fast performance and enhanced security features for mission critical workloads; Breakthrough Insight with managed self-service data exploration and stunning interactive data visualizations capabilities; Cloud On Your Own Terms by enabling the creation and extension of … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 Released!

ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 – Update 1

ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features: The DbContext API is a simplified abstraction over ObjectContext and a number of other types that were included in previous releases of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The DbContext API surface is optimized for common tasks and coding patterns. Code First is a new development pattern for the … Continue reading ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 – Update 1

Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Web Standards Update provides the much wanted HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1. It brings VS 2010 intellisense & validation as close to W3C specification as we could get via means of an extension. Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83