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Data Manipulation using Power Query and Power Pivot

Power Query is an excel Add-in which allows you to connect wide variety of data sources. Power Query has an intelligence to find a data set on a webpage. Once you have the data set you may notice that is not in right shape. Using Power Query you can combine data sets using join, merge operations. Power Query generates the script when you are performing the steps in loading and cleansing the data...

What is Katana and OWIN for ASP.NET?

Katana is not a revolutionary new project in ASP.NET world. It is just a next step in ASP.NET, The points that drive to go for Katana and OWIN are, Basically ASP.NET was optimised for two types of customers one classing ASP developers and second one LOB(line of business app) developers. From the beginning it was expected to run these applications under IIS(internet information services)...

Windows 8 File Explorer Tips

File Explorer is a great way to see the files and folders on your computer as well as libraries, folders and control panel.This post outlines some enhancements and tips in using File Explorer in Windows 8. 1. The first thing in File Explorer which you can notice is the menu is a ribbon menu. The File ribbon shows you the frequently used locations. It also let you to open the new window, new...

Top Developer News this week (May Week 2)

This post outlines Top links for Microsoft developers in May week2. Windows Blue public preview available date Build conference will announce the Windows Blue public preview. “Windows Blue” is a code name for the next release of Windows. If you attend the Build conference then you will get the Windows Blue preview. Visual Studio 2012.3(Update 3) “go live” CTP is available Visual Studio...

Top developer news this week

This post gives you the links for latest announcements for Microsoft developers. Announcing the Release of WebMatrix3 As most of the developers probably know that WebMatrix is free light-weight tool for building ASP.NET applications. There are tons of new features in this release including Windows Azure integration, ScottGu outlined the features here and this tool can be downloaded from here...

Creating a custom menu in Microsoft Lync client 2013

This post gives you the steps that require to add custom menu to Microsoft Lync 2013 client running on Windows 8. Key two steps are creating a register key and getting the latest Lync version.The register key needs to be created in the below location The Lync download version should be as shown in the below picture and this can be downloaded from here. Now browse to the above mentioned location...

Why use Windows 8 Applications in Enterprise

In traditional Windows operating systems you have icons on your desk-top and it tells what you can do, no other information other than the short cuts that you put on your desktop. It is valuable but it is not information, Start screen in Windows 8 has tails and pictures.Each of these tails represent an APP that you can launch.Notice these tails gives you the live information. For example Mail App...

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Using Developer Tools for Visual Studio you can develop new class Apps for Office and SharePoint 2013.Developing Apps is as easy as developing web applications, you can use HTML and Java Script and server side languages such as C# and VB for App development.You can then host the App in Office store or Corporate environment. The developer tools for Visual Studio 2012 can be downloaded from here...

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 Screen
 

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 managing their software but not underlining physical...

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