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Async for .NET and Silverlight 4

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 19, 2013

Microsoft has released the final version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async. This package allows developers using .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Windows Phone 7.5 to use the async features found in C# 5 and VB 11.

EZNamespaceExtensions.Net v2013 Adds Context Menus, Thumbnail, Icons, Property Sheet Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 05, 2013

EZNamespaceExtensions.Net v2013 enables you to develop Windows Explorer namespace extensions using Visual Studio with support for Multi-level sub folders, Thumbnail view, Icons, Property sheet, Infotip and much more.

Edge.js Combines Node.js with .NET

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 22, 2013

The Edge.js project combines Node.js with the .NET platform. Developers can use C# on Node.js or provide Node.js functionality to C# applications-- allowing them to use the best tool for each task. InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with author Tomasz Janczuk about the project and his future plans.

Microsoft Open Sources Kinect for Windows Samples

by Abel Avram on  Mar 13, 2013 1

Microsoft has recently open sourced on CodePlex 22 code samples under the Apache 2.0 license. The samples which are also included in the Kinect for Windows Toolkit show how to make use of various Kinect features: Audio, Basic Interactions, Colors, Depth, Face Tracing, Infrared, Slideshow Gestures, Speech, WPF, XNA, and others.

Xamarin Introduces C# Async for iOS and Android

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 12, 2013

Xamarin has released a preview of their async-enabled libraries for iOS and Android development. This work is based heavily on Microsoft’s .NET 4.5, which was released late last year as part of Visual Studio 2012. Xamarin is the new name for the development platforms previously known as MonoTouch and Mono for Android.

ANTS Performance Profiler 8: Web request, Async code, WinRT

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 16, 2013

ANTS Performance Profiler 8 beta release provides support for Web request, Async code, Windows Store Profiling including that of SharePoint 2013. In this interview, Ben Emmett, Red Gate Software shared additional information about the new features.

LINQ Insight 2.0 Released with RavenDB

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 01, 2013

LINQ Insight 2.0 has been released with support for RavenDB, List, array parameters and includes several performance improvements.

SvcPerf - Trace Analysis Tool for WCF Released

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 25, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released SvcPerf which is an end to end ETW based trace viewer for manifest based traces.

Crypto Obfuscator .Net v2013 with Portable Class Library and WinRT

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 21, 2013

Crypto Obfuscator .Net v2013 includes several new performance enhancements with support for Windows 8 and Automatic Exception Reporting.

DotNetNuke - 10 Years of Transformation

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 15, 2013 2

From IBuySpy Workshop to DotNetNuke - 10 Years of Evolution for the Largest Web CMS platform on Microsoft .NET

Microsoft Refreshed .NET Framework 4.5 with Updates

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 12, 2013 2

Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.

How to Await Just About Anything

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 18, 2012

Lucian Wischik is publishing a series of blog posts showing how Await can be used in a wide variety of situations ranging from awaiting an animation to complete to capturing the results of a command line program.

Entity Framework 6 Alpha 2 with Custom Code First Conventions

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 13, 2012

Microsoft recently announced the release of Entity Framework Alpha 2 with custom code first conventions and several other performance enhancements.

Build Cross Platform Applications with Xwt

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Xwt is .NET Framework based open source UI toolkit for Mono and .NET and is used for the creation of desktop applications that run on multiple platforms from the same codebase.

.NET Compact Framework 3.9 with Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 18, 2012 3

Microsoft will release .NET Compact Framework 3.9 (NETCF 3.9) in the upcoming build of Windows Embedded Compact 2013 with improved start-up time, enhanced memory utilization, Visual Studio 2012 support and new garbage collector.

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