Pre-Release



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Tonight I finally got around to installing the recently released Windows Server Technical Preview 2, which was published around the time of the annual BuildConf in the US. So I ran up a Hyper-V image and hit the standard product selection screen.  I was greeted, as it has been rumoured, […]

First look: Windows Server Technical Preview 2 and ADFS vNext





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Following on from my previous article about Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview, I’m now moving on to Visual Studio 2013 Preview.  I’ve installed on the same VM which now hosts Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview, selecting only a small subset of the available options.   I’m mainly interested in Web Development, […]

A Look at Visual Studio 2013 Preview





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A double feature – two related posts in the same day! The Essential Question Following on from my earlier article on setting up a development environment for Windows Phone 7 development, the next obvious question to answer is: “what to build?”. Never has there been a more appropriate time to […]

Windows Phone 7 or 8?


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Introduction Following on from the previous article, where I installed the Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate on a Windows 8 Release Candidate, I’m now going to step through the process to set up a complimentary ALM capability – Team Foundation Server 2012 (Release Candidate). As per the previous article, links […]

Team Foundation Server 2012 – Release Candidate (Installation) – Part ...




Today was a big day if you happen to enjoy Release Candidate builds from Microsoft.  Not only did we see the RC release of both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (and Hyper-V Server), but it also coincided with the release of RC editions of the Visual Studio 11 developer […]

Big Release Candidate Day – Microsoft




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Introduction In December 2011, Microsoft released an early Release Candidate (RC) of SQL Server 2012 (formerly known as codename Denali). There are a bunch of new things in SQL Server 2012 – here’s a list of just a few: Master Data Services Reporting Services PowerPivot for SharePoint Data Quality Services […]

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