A Developer's Life

A Developer's Life

Software Development, 42, and everything in between.

Building with Microsoft Tools–For FREE!

With two of Microsoft’s primary competitors (Apple and Google) offering their development tools free of charge (Xcode and Android Studio, respectively) have you ever wished you could develop on Microsoft’s platforms for FREE? Well… if you didn’t already know that Microsoft offers a good number of development tools and services for free, then read on… (read more)

2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

MVP V-Conf The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a brand new, virtual (and free!), two-day event that will be held this year on Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th. These sessions will be presented by Americas’ Region Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), who are exceptional community leaders who are passionate about sharing their… (read more)

Meet the Visual Studio 2015 Family

Today, Microsoft announced the editions of Visual Studio 2015 that will be available when Visual Studio 2015 is made available later this summer. You might recall that they announced Visual Studio Community Edition last November (read more about its features here). They have now gone a step further and revamped the remaining Visual Studio editions… (read more)

Visual Studio Online Search–Get in Now!

Most anyone that has been using a version control system for any amount of time has come to that point in their development career where they’ve asked the question – “I know I’ve seen that code before but where?” You don’t want to go through the hassle of having to recreate something you (or someone… (read more)

How/Is Visual Studio Online Protected?

If you have been pushing your company, or even yourself, toward using Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online (VSO) cloud offering, you’ve no doubt been on the other end of questions such as: How does Microsoft project my data? How do I know it’s not going to end up in the wrong hands? What happens if a… (read more)

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

In case you’re staying up to date with the latest releases of Visual Studio 2015 (still in CTP mode), the CTP 5 release is now available for download: Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 CTP (exe, iso) Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 CTP (x86, x64, arm) Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 SDK CTP (exe) Multibyte MFC… (read more)

Migrating WP 8.0 Apps to WP 8.1

If you’re like me and have been developing Windows Phone apps for a while (several years in my case) then you just might have more than one app in the store. In my case, I currently have eight apps published in the Windows Phone store. At the moment, all of these target Windows Phone 8.0… (read more)