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Creating Shutdown tile in Windows 8

Shutting down or rebooting Windows 8 is pain without using the Start button. Many users may want to shutdown the system with just one click. This post shows the script to enable users create a tile on windows start screen for shutting down or rebooting the system.
In Windows 8 Start menu was replaced by Start […]

Private Cloud IaaS basics

What is IaaS? Infrastructure as a service. How it is different from existing services in Windows Azure like Software as Service and Platform as Service? Saas and PaaS are service models where you can use the capabilities of Cloud computing to deliver services. Many customers adapting IaaS model because they have the capabilities for […]

Windows Azure New Features

What is Windows Azure? From platform perspective it is Microsoft computing cloud platform. It is designed and enabled to build the applications and scale it robustly. It is flexible to enable you to handle any type work and it acts as platform as service which provides a set of managed scalable services and now it […]

Multicore JIT in .NET Framework 4.5

Multicore JIT is a great new feature in .NET Framework 4.5. Multicore JIT parallelizes the some of the JIT compilations that happens on the start of the application, Historically .NET FW has used theĀ  Ngen Native Image Generator for parallelization. It works particularly well where this Ngen is installed. It has been with Silverlight 5 […]

Working with Public OData Producers

There are number of public products or services which have already adopted OData in their data publishing and also provided the OData compatible interfaces for the clients to consume the application data. Microsoft products SharePoint 2010, Windows Azure Storage Service,SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services have started supporting OData. Many online services such as Netflix.com,eBay.com, StackOverflow.com, […]

Creating prototype projects with SketchFlow for Visual Studio 2012

SketchFlow is a tool which you can use to create prototypes for interactive applications. Prototype can be used to workflow of your application or it can be a complex graph. SketchFlow is available in Blend Studio and it can be downloaded from here for Visual Studio 2012. This post discusses the SketchFlow features and then […]