MIX is gone, so where can you find out up-and-coming Microsoft developer information in the Spring? Where can you hear about Visual Studio 11's beta launch?
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Microsoft officially announced that a new Kinect for Windows device will be released on February 1st along with a commercial license. How easy is it to code to?
From an application perspective, LightSwitch is aimed at minimally complex applications with straightforward requirements. In many situations the basic need is to grab some data and throw it up on the screen. You might call LightSwitch the ad hoc developer's tool, although that's probably not what Microsoft had in mind.
Version 4.0 of the .NET framework brings us three new language concepts, optional parameters, default values and named arguments. Read along as we delve into these concepts.
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Watch this short screencast to learn the tools needed for XNA application development for the new Windows Phone 7 platform. You will also learn how XNA games are organized at the highest level, and see how you can test your games within the phone emulator, part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone 7.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Hannes du Preez explains what Container controls are, which Container controls are available, and how to use them.
This article introduces you to Big Data, Apache Hadoop and MapReduce jobs. We will also learn how to create MapReduce jobs using C#.