Daily Digest: Free Books by MS Press, IntelliDebugger for VS, Extreme Late Binding in APIs, and more…


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A Couple of Free eBooks from Microsoft Press: 
Microsoft Press and the Microsoft Virtual Academy offer a few free eBooks that are worth checking out!
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Microsoft Announces the Addition of Entity Framework 6 Support for DynamicData and EntityDataSource: 
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Adding to the Open Source Library, IntelliEgg Releases IntelliDebugger v1.2 for Microsoft Visual Studio : 
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Speeding up Windows Phone Application Development Using App Studio: 
Learn how easy it is to make Windows Phone applications using Windows Phone App Studio.
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Batch Processing and Grid Computing – Commercial and Open Source Options : 
Explore four alternatives for Batch Processing and Grid Computing among the many options available from both Open Source and Commercial space.
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Why We Need Extreme Late Binding: 
Even today’s modern APIs are just as inflexible and static as the fixed, early bound APIs of old.
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No empty nesting here, Mads’ File Nesting Visual Studio Extension: 
File Nesting for Visual Studio makes it easy to nest any file under another file in Solution Explorer. You can both nest and un-nest any file with ease.
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Daily Digest: Wearable Devices, Entity Framework 6, Cybercrime and more…


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Global Cybercrime Dominated by 50 Core Groups, Crowdstrike Report Finds: 
Cybercrime in 2013 was dominated by a core of around 50 active groups, including Russian and Chinese ‘threat actors’ whose activities are only now coming to light, a report from monitoring firm CrowdStrike has found.
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Target Breach Notifications Are a Perfect Example of What Not to Do: 
Hopefully your company will never be the victim of a massive data breach. If it is, though, and customer data is compromised, make sure you don’t follow Target’s lead when it comes to notifying customers. Target’s customer notification efforts are wrong on almost every level.
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Code First Goodies in Entity Framework 6: 
Julie Lerman rounds out her coverage of Entity Framework 6 with a discussion of new Code First features relating to mappings and migrations.
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As Wearable Devices Hit the Market, Apps Are Sure to Follow: 
If there’s to be an explosion of wearable devices and smartwatches in 2014, as analysts forecast, the bigger question becomes when more apps will emerge that work with such devices.
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Daily Digest: Oracle’s Bridge to Salesforce.com, WinJS’ Next Step, Entity Framework 6, and more…


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Oracle Builds a Bridge to Salesforce.com with New Adapter: 
The adapter allows organizations to synchronize Salesforce.com and on-premises applications
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Security Risk in Starbucks App a ‘Wakeup Call’ for Consumers: 
The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks’ mobile-payment app is a “wakeup call” for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.
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WinJS Takes the Next Step: 
Eric Schmidt explores error handling in the Windows Library for JavaScript, also known as WinJS.
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Code First Goodies in Entity Framework 6: 
Julie Lerman rounds out her coverage of Entity Framework 6 with a discussion of new Code First features relating to mappings and migrations.
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Entity Framework and slow bulk INSERTs: 
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Windows Azure Scheduler: 
The Windows Azure Scheduler allows you to invoke actions – such as calling HTTP/S endpoints or posting a message to a storage queue – on any schedule. With Scheduler, you create jobs in the cloud that reliably call services both inside and outside of Windows Azure and run those jobs on demand, on a regularly recurring schedule, or designate them for a future date.
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MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Discusses new 3D Printers: 
In this video I talk with MakerBot CEO about the exciting new Windows 8.1 compatible 3D printers announced at CES 2014.
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Daily Digest: Microsoft Next OS, Google’s Recent Hires, Entity Framework 6.0, and more…


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Obama to meet with tech execs over glitchy HealthCare.gov: 
As the deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act nears, the White House asks advice from CEOs and other executives from Apple, Twitter, Google, Facebook, and more.
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Google’s Recent Hires and Buyouts Point to a Robot-Filled Future: 
For as much as Google is known for today, it’s easy to forget that Google is also the force behind a hefty number of research projects. Those projects have led to things like wearables and self-driving cars, but the latest news gives a clear idea of where it’s going next..
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Microsoft has dubbed their next gen OS ‘Threshold’ and has tentatively set the release for the spring of 2015: 
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How Far Will Companies Go to Attract Top Developer Talent?: 
Huge salaries and outrageous perks are becoming commonplace.
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Entity Framework 6: The Ninja Edition: 
Entity Framework 6 is no longer part of the .NET Framework—and it’s open source, Find out what else is new as Julie Lerman takes you for a tour. Julie Lerman explores Entity Framework 6.0, which introduces key new features of Microsoft object relational mapping solution.
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Why We Are Losing the Cybersecurity War and What We Can Do About it: 
Why are the world’s most IT savvy companies unable to keep attackers out of their networks?
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Inside the Microsoft Model Shop | Microspotting: 
Vince Jesus, shop manager at the Microsoft Model Shop, is a serious guy with a serious business: his team creates “the part from the art” to bring new hardware ideas to life. Designers and engineers hand over their specifications, and the Model Shop team (quickly) makes physical prototypes you can see and touch. It’s like advanced wood shop class, Microsoft-style.
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Daily Digest: Abobe gets hacked, Bing’s new features, Marketting your app…


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Microsoft Releases Big Data Services with HDInsight for Windows Azure:
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Microsoft Bing gets a new Speech Recognition Controller for Windows:
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Adobe Breach Affected More Developers and Designers Than Previously Reported:
Hackers gained access to 38 million customer records.
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Microsoft Shows Strong Gains in Cloud Computing:
Azure and Office 365 are experiencing triple-digit growth.
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Five Things You Must Do Before You Publish Your App:
Jerry Nixon outlines the five things you should absolutely do before you even think about publishing your app.
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Best Practices for Windows Phone Proximity API:
Learn how you can enable NFC (Near Field Communications) and Bluetooth features in your apps and device.
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Working with the New Point Of Service APIs in Windows 8.1:
Windows 8.1 introduces first class support for Point of Services (POS) devices like barcode scanners and magnetic stripe readers. Read on to learn the basics of the Point of Service APIs and how to use them in a Windows 8.1 application.
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Testing location-aware apps with emulation:
If you need to test location-aware web apps on a desktop or laptop, IE11’s new Emulation tool makes it easy to simulate GPS and feed your app the coordinates you need to test.
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Entity Framework 5 and 6:
In this episode, Robert is joined by Rowan Miller and Glenn Condron of the Entity Framework team. Rowan and Glenn first provide a brief history of EF
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Building Mobile Applications using HTML5 with Nomad for Visual Studio:
In this weeks episode Cory is joined by co-host Jaffe Worley as well as Kevin Boyle and Bart Read from Red Gate Software as we talk about Nomad for Visual Studio.
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Daily Digest: Opera 15, Repository Pattern and ASP.NET Security

What is new in Opera 15: Opera 15 has arrived. Yes, version 12 was the last release but browser numbering has become increasingly meaningless during the past few years. What’s important is that Opera 15 is the first (final release) of a desktop browser to use Google’s new Blink rendering engine — it’s beaten Chrome off the starting blocks.  View article…
Repository pattern with Entity Framework Code-First in Composable Service End: Great article using these proven technologies to accomplish a great architecture with minimal coding. View article…

Understanding OWIN Forms authentication in MVC 5: The new security feature design for MVC 5 is based on OWIN authentication middleware. The benefit for it is that security feature can be shared by other components that can be hosted on OWIN. View article…

Hack Proof Your ASP.NET Applications From SQL Injection: View article…

Hack Proof Your ASP.NET Application From Cross Site Scripting (XSS): View article…

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