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Windows 8 and Windows Phone: Working with NFC

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Alex Golesh demonstrates how to use NFC in a Windows 8 app and communicate with a Windows Phone. After BUILD, he will have more to share on the WP8 aspects of this solution.

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TFS Reporting Recipes #1: Get the Iteration Path/GUID for the Current Sprint

Yuval Mazor started a series on TFS Reporting recipes. In this first recipe: how to get the iteration path for the current sprint in your TFS reports.

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Diagnosing Memory Leaks in Managed Windows Store Apps

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Sasha Goldshtein explains why memory leak diagnostics of managed Windows Store apps (in Windows 8) is going to be much more challenging, and demonstrates an example with two types of leaks in WinDbg and SOS.

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Gil Fink Renewed as Microsoft MVP

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Gil Fink was re-awarded as Microsoft MVP in the October renomination cycle. He is now an ASP.NET/IIS MVP since the Data Platform Development expertise was retired.

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Ido Flatow's Two Month Speaking Spree

Ido Flatow writes about his past two months, traveling around the world, speaking at conferences and local user groups.

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DevReach 2012: Garbage Collection Performance Tips

Sasha Goldshtein's slides and summary from his DevReach session on the .NET garbage collector.

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Why App Stores Are a Necessary Evil

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I’ve just read an article on International Digital Times that laments the impossibility of distributing a Windows Store app externally, without using the Windows Store. But there are advantages to App Stores -- the update model, the distribution model, the monetization opportunities. Join the discussion.

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Using the Live SDK in Windows Store JavaScript Apps

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Shai Raiten explains how to use the Live SDK in Windows Store apps, this time from JavaScript.

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SELA Speakers at DevReach

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Two SELA speakers at the DevReach 2012 conference in Bulgaria next week: Microsoft MVP Ido Flatow and Microsoft MVP Sasha Goldshtein.

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SELA Developer Practice - November 18 - 22

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If you haven't yet, check out the SELA Developer Practice website. This year's conference has almost sold out, but there are still some spots in some sessions remaining. It's our biggest conference yet -- thanks for your support!

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Capture Media in Windows 8 C# Apps

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Shai Raiten demonstrates how to use the Windows 8 APIs for Windows Store apps to capture media (pictures, video) from C#/XAML code.

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Pro .NET Performance: Optimize Your C# Applications by Sasha Goldshtein, Dima Zurbalev, Ido Flatow

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JavaScript FlipView Control in Windows 8 RTM

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Windows 8 Metro Apps have wonderful ways to display data, the more common being Grid and Split Application Template. In this post, you'll learn about the FlipView control.

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Windows Azure UG Talk: Node.js on Azure

Sasha Goldshtein describes his talk on Node.js with Windows Azure at the Israel Windows Azure User Group.

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Moles and Fakes in Visual Studio 2012

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Manu Cohen-Yashar explains how Visual Studio 2012 makes it very easy to create fakes (mocks, stubs) for your unit testing needs.

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Examining the Source of Windows Store Apps

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Shai Raiten explains how to examine the source of Windows Store apps developed in JavaScript. This is really very easy and involves just changing the security properties of a single folder.

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DevReach 2012: Task and Data Parallelism

Sasha Goldshtein posted the slides and demos from his second DevReach session.

"Thanks for attending my DevReach session on task and data parallelism! We discussed the APIs available to you in the Task Parallel Library and how to avoid common pitfalls and squeeze performance from seemingly difficult to parallelize algorithms."

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Yaniv Rodenski - A Story of a Consultant [Hebrew]

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Yaniv Rodenski was featured in the "A Story of a Consultant" monthly corner on the Israeli MSDN blogs. [In Hebrew]

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[Hebrew] First Steps with Knockout.js

In this post (in Hebrew), Shlomo Goldberg explains how to get started with the popular Knockout.js library for binding models and views in JavaScript front-end code.

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Sync Block Diagnostics with PSSCor2/4

Alternative title: yet another another another way to determine the sync object for which your thread is waiting. I should make a series out of these posts, as there are at least four distinct approaches now.

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Using the Live SDK in Windows 8 C# Apps

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Shai Raiten walks you through the setup steps for configuring a Windows 8 (Windows Store) C# app for accessing the Live SDK. A Live-SDK enabled app can then perform sign-in with the user's credentials, obtain the user's profile picture, and access their SkyDrive.

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Discover Identity Providers from ACS

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In this post, Manu Cohen-Yashar elaborates on dynamic discovery of Identity Providers.

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How to Implement a Custom WinJS Control in Windows 8

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Gil Fink explans how to implement a custom JavaScript control for Windows 8 applications, including all the details on using WinJS support for namespaces and object declarations.

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Asynchronous WMI Queries: Stay Away From Them

WMI is not a trivial technology to work with, and if you added asynchronous queries to the mix, the waters are muddied.

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