IE Developer Tools


This is the most comprehensive documentation that I ever came across on the IE Developer Tools. Bookmark it!

Using the F12 developer tools

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FailSafe: Building Scalable, Resilient Cloud Services


While researching on Azure design resources for designing enterprise cloud systems, I came across the following video series published on Channel 9 by Windows Azure CAT team.

FailSafe: Building Scalable, Resilient Cloud Services

Great effort by Mark Simms (@mabsimms), UlrichH, and marcmercuri (@marcmercuri).

I also found couple of other sessions delivered by Mark and others on designing and building scalable cloud applications.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview


Microsoft recently released Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

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Features in action

You can also install the ASP.NET and Web Tools Refresh that adds few new features in Visual Studio. ASP.NET vNext has extensive detail on the new features.

Checkout the following videos to learn more about new features added to the coolest development tool in the world Smile

What’s New in ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Preview with Soma Somasegar

What’s New in the Visual Studio 2013 IDE

What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 for C++ Developers

What’s New in Visual Studio & Blend for XAML Developers

Visual Studio 2013 for Web Developers- Deep Dive

What’s New in Blend for HTML Developers

Developing Apps for SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Tools for XAML-Based Windows Store Apps

Diagnosing Issues in JavaScript Windows Store Apps with Visual Studio 2013

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SQL Server 2012 CTP1 Installation Rule Failed


This is strange! I received the following error message while installing the SQL Server 2012 CTP1. It appears this version of SQL Server could not be installed on a machine that already had other versions of SQL Server. Not sure the reasons behind it, yet to research on it, but it is frustrating to say the least; I am hoping this is only because it is a CTP release. Prior to SQL Server 2014 I was able to install more than one versions of SQL Server on the same machine!

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