Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure (free ebook)

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more, by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson.

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices.


This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.

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Visual Studio must be installed before you can install the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit

When you are installing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit 1.1, CrmDeveloperTools_Installer.msi, then you hot the error message “Visual Studio must be installed before you can install the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit”.


You might think “I have Visual Studio 2013, try to google and make it works”. Do not do that if you do not want to waste few hours to a day.

I did not get the problem solved but instead I installed Visual Studio 2012. Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit 1.1, CrmDeveloperToolsVS12_Installer.msi, after that. Then it works.


I have filed it as a bug

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Visual Studio 14 in Windows 7

The next version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio 14, is available in msdn. It is running fine in Windows 7. Winform application is not break. I am yet to try others application.

The startup experience is somehow as the same as VS 2013. First screen asking you to choose the language and color.


Prepare for the environment.


Completely started after that.


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Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Devenv Element not found

You might hit this error “Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Devenv Element not found“ when you are trying to install Visual Studio 2012.


I have gotten the error when I tried to install Visual Studio 2012 in Windows Server 2012. I then realized that my Windows Update has turned off in Control Panel. I turn on the Windows Update and there was 102 updates to install. The 102 updates was installed and the system rebooted. The Visual Studio 2012 installation was going well after the Windows Update installation.


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How MVC 6 does data binding to UI??

In the whole 60 minutes video, I did not see how the data bind to the UI. What is standard of MVC 6? Razor still? html 5? Business people do not care about how to route your pages and dependency injection works. What they care is how to see their data on the screen.

So this is my comment to this video


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What is new in ASP.NET Web Forms (2014)

Do you want to learn techniques to enhance your Web Forms development experience? See how you can improve your code’s maintainability and testability and your site’s performance. Leverage new features in ASP.NET Web Forms 4.5 to reduce the amount of UI “yuck” code and focus on your application’s logic. We will look at some of the improvements to Web Forms such as support for EF 6, new Scaffolders and more features which you might not have heard of (Channel 9).

The is cool. Check it up.

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How to find text using Find command prompt in Windows 7 and Windows 8

If you are in Windows 7 then click the Start button and type cmd in Search programs and files textbox. If you are using Windows 8 then press the Windows Key and type cmd on the Start screen.

To see all the options, in the command, type find /?.


For example, to find the text “Action” in all the files in the current folder, type

find /c “Action” *.*


To find the text for example “Action” in a single file named “ProcessXmlMessage_quote.sql”, type

find /c “Action” ProcessXmlMessage_quote.sql

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