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Upcoming Webinars and Trainings on Microsoft Technologies(Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, HTML5) – Feb 2013

February 12, 2013 .NET, All, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Channel9, Community, JavaScript, JumpStarts, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Mobile-Development, MSDN, MVA, Recommends, Tech Newz, Training-Kits, Web API, Webinars, Windows, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Azure, Windows Azure Development, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7.1 SDK, Windows Phone 7.8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, Windows Phone Store, Windows Store Development, Windowz Azure No comments

Jump Start – February 19: Building Web Apps with ASP.NET (February 19)
An accelerated introduction to building modern web applications with ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC 4 team-taught by Scott Hanselman and Jon Galloway.

Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online Training (February 20)
Learn how to connect a Paas application to an Iaas application. Matt Hester will be available to help you work through configuring a simple web app, publish to Windows Azure, and run it in the cloud. Download the free Azure 90-day trial for the hands-on portion of this training.

Jump Start – February 21: Building Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Compare and contrast Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with an eye to understanding how to maximize the code you reuse when building for both platforms. Dive into guidance, best practices, patterns, and techniques that will help you deliver apps with maximum code reuse.

Jump Start – – February 28: Advanced Windows 8 App Development Using JavaScript
Join Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo for a free Jump Start on optimizing and supporting Windows Store apps. It’s a fast-paced course for experienced developers that can help you prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript.

 

Watch the previous jump start series:

Building Your Windows 8 Apps with XAML and Blend
Jerry Nixon welcomes Navit Saxena and Hari Menon from the Microsoft Blend team to discuss the latest features and improvements made in Blend as it pertains to XAML developers and its integration with Visual Studio 2012. Tune in to hear how Blend can make life much easier for Windows 8 app developers. Get 30 days of free help to build your own app – sign up today at Generation App.

Create Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript
This quick, step-by-step article includes code samples for how to create Windows Store apps with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Are you getting ready to take Microsoft Certification Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3? Buy the ebook version of the new Training Guide and start getting chapters early.

 

[Courtesy: Channel9, MSDN Flash, Microsoft Virtual Academy(MVA) , Microsoft]

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

December 1, 2012 .NET, All, CodeSnippets, Community, DevLabs, Help Links, Microsoft, Microsoft Press, MSDN, Must-Have, Recommends, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Store No comments

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition)

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You can download the eBook in:
Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook

Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle
Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format

If you prefer a hard copy of the final book, you can order it here for $14.99 from official distributor, O’Reilly Media.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

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PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook

EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format

MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99 from official distributor, O’Reilly Media.

 

 

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Final Edition)

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You can download the eBook in:

PDF – http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=270056 (17.9 MB)

EPUB – http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272592 (37.3 MB)

MOBIhttp://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272591 (69.5 MB)

 

Provided to by Microsoft Press Team Blog

Write and Publish your blogs in Word 2013 – Office 2013

October 18, 2012 All, Help Links, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Office, Office 2013, Recommends, Tips & Tricks, Web 2 comments

Word 2013 in Office 2013 having a nice feature which will help us to write blog posts and publish to any blog provider such as wordpress, blogger etc.

Using the blog post template in Word 2013 ,you can easily write blog posts in your word and publish them to your blog.

Here is some screen shots that explains it from Office 2013 preview

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Select Blog post template –> it will download the template from online repository for first time

 

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Now it is the time to setup your account

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You have the following choices Blogger, Sharepoint blog, WordPress, Typepad etc

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If you have selected Blogger, you will see the below prompt asking for blogger credentials

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or if WordPress specify the wordpress blog url and your account details

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Now it is the time to specify the settings to upload images from the blog post you are creating

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or your own server

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Now click on OK and you will see and alert message confirming the setup.

If you have multiple blog account you can manage it using the blog account section

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Now write your blog like a normal word document and format it and choose any of the publish option. You also have the option to specify the categories of your post.

 

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Select the categories

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Awesome isn’t it.. Hope that is helpful. Try it yourselves.

Windows Phone 8 – Internet Explorer 10 support for Mobile Websites–UserAgent(UA) details for IE10-WP8

October 18, 2012 .NET, All, IE, IE10, Internet Explorer 10, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, mobile web, Mobile-Development, Recommends, Tips & Tricks, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK No comments

Earlier Microsoft has announced that upcoming Windows Phone 8 will have Mobile version of Internet Explorer 10. IE10 have lots of improvements in terms of HTML5, JavaScript/ECMAScript support etc.

If you want your existing mobile websites to compatible to IE10 and you are using any User Agent(UA) detection logic to provide UA specific User Experience to the Website, here is the  WP8 – IE10 User Agent details for your from the Official Windows Phone Blog:

User Agent Details for WP8 – IE10:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; ARM; Touch; IEMobile/10.0; <Manufacturer>; <Device> [;<Operator>])

Note: items enclosed in <> are optional entries specific to device, manufacturer and operator

Testing Compatibility in Desktop version of Internet Explorer 10

You can ensure your websites are compatible to different Windows Phone 8 resolutions in IE10 Mobile using the IE Developer Tools.

Follow the steps :

Step1: Set UA string

 F12 Developer Tools  -> Tools –> Change User Agent String –> select “IE for Windows Phone 8

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<code>  &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 2: Set Resolution&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Since you set the UA to ‘IE10 for Windows Phone 8’, now it is the time to try out the different resolutions to see how your site looks in different resolutions of Windows Phone 8. For that you need to choose &lt;em&gt;&lt;font color="#c0504d"&gt;“F12 Developer Tools” –&amp;gt; Tools –&amp;gt; ‘Resize’ –&amp;gt; Choose the different resolutions&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/em&gt; for (portrait and landscape orientations your have different settings) and you could even specify the custom resolution.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image2.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb2.png" width="563" height="484" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;As per the official announcement and demos earlier, Windows Phone 8 will support 3 different resolutions: &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;800 x 480&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;1280 x 720&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;1280 x 768(WXGA)&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Set your resolution accordingly.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image3.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb3.png" width="578" height="484" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&amp;#160;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;For the example I am setting the custom &lt;font color="#c0504d"&gt;720p(1280 x 720)&lt;/font&gt; resolution&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 3: Refresh your website&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Now that you have done the necessary prerequisites to start, refresh your browser window. &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;In the below example my blog is a Responsive Web enabled site, you could see the content has aligned for a mobile view.&amp;#160; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Continue &lt;em&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 2:&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/em&gt; for trying more resolutions. &lt;img class="wlEmoticon wlEmoticon-smile" style="border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-right-style: none" alt="Smile" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/wlEmoticon-smile.png" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&amp;#160;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image4.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb4.png" width="559" height="772" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Hope that helps. For more information and reference &lt;a href="/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/getting-websites-ready-for-internet-explorer-10-on-windows-phone-8.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;Getting websites ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 by Charles Morris&lt;/a&gt; (Windows Phone Blog)
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Windows Azure Training Kit – October 2012

October 17, 2012 .NET, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Media Services, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Mobile Services, Recommends, SQL Azure, Training-Kits, VisualStudio, VS2010, VS2012, Windows, Windows Azure Development, Windows Azure Training Kit, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft Azure Training Kit – October 2012 is the latest set of Microsoft Azure Training tutorials, samples for Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts.

October 2012 Update
The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include:

  • Updated 22 presentations with speaker notes
  • Added 7 new demo scripts for content delivery
  • Added navigation page for demo discoverability
  • Updated hands-on lab page sub-navigation

You may download the package from the below link:

DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – October 2012

Microsoft Community Techdays 2012 – Hyderabad – on Novemeber 28th 2012

October 16, 2012 .NET, All, Announcements, Community, Dev Community, Events, Microsoft, PodCasts, Recommends, Tech Days, Tech Newz 2 comments

Microsoft has announcement the Community Tech-days 2012 which is going to happen in all the cities in India. This is the first time Microsoft has announced such a big opportunity for developer community all over india to experience the ultimate developer event “Microsoft Community Techdays“.

You can find the details about all available locations : http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/locations.aspx
Here is the agenda for Hyderabad on 28th November 2012

Time Details
08:30 am – 10:30 am Registration
10:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Keynote
10:30 am – 11:15 am Platform for Windows Store Style Apps
11:15 am – 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Designing a Windows Store App
12:15 pm – 01:00 pm Windows RT for the .NET Developer
01:00 pm – 01:30 pm IE10 – Moving the web forward
01:30 pm – 02:30 pm Lunch
02:30 pm – 08:00 pm Coding Session

NB: Agenda may change based on the availability of speakers.

For event updates and registration visit – http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/

Read more on relating article at ComputerWorld India news