Sunday, April 20, 2014
PowerShell Script Browser 1.0 is Released

Microsoft has just released PowerShell Script Browser 1.0.  It makes it easier to find and use 9000+ script samples when you are writing scripts to automate Microsoft products.

Download Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE

A World of Scripts at your Fingertips – Introducing Script Browser


Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:17 PM | Comments (1)
Monday, November 4, 2013
Register the "OneCode & OneScript" session at MVP Global Summit November 2013

The yearly Microsoft MVP Global Summit will lift its curtain on Nov 17th in Bellevue, WA.  This year, we have prepared three new apps and many new samples in response to MVPs’ feedbacks last year.  If you are attending this year’s Microsoft MVP Global Summit, you will have the privilege to kiss or bite their development team Smile 

  • Sample Browser Windows Phone app – with 6000+ MSDN code samples which will be at your fingertips anytime and anywhere.
  • Script Explorer for PowerShell ISE – with 8000+ script sample which will be at your fingertips when you are writing scripts in PowerShell ISE.
  • PowerShell checkin policy for TFS – automatically checks your PowerShell script code against best practices of PowerShell.

Interested?  Please open your Schedule Builder for the MVP Summit 2013, and register for the event called “OneCode & OneScript” on Nov 17th.  We look forward to seeing you and learning your feedback.


Posted On Monday, November 4, 2013 12:49 PM | Comments (0)
Monday, April 8, 2013
Oops. Our download counter overflowed with 10 MILLION Downloads Achieved!

When we founded Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework and built the portal 4 years ago, we did not expect that we can become so popular.  (Ok.  I admit that we planned for it Smile).  The sample download counter on our portal has overflowed!



Our sample download number has exceeded 10 MILLION this month, thanks to your support of our sample effort for collecting and solving developers’ real-world pains and needs. If it’s still the first time that you hear about All-In-One Code Framework, please use our Sample Browser apps to enjoying the learning of thousands of code samples.


The sample# and download# growth trends over the past years are promising.  We are committed to produce more and more quality samples that can address developers’ real-world needs. 


Posted On Monday, April 8, 2013 8:41 AM | Comments (0)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Microsoft Refreshes Sample Browser with the support for 13 new Languages


Shortly after releasing Sample Browser last month, our team refreshes the app with an important feature for global developers:  Localized sample search experience.

Please visit to get the update.  If you have already installed the last version, Windows Store will notify you to get the update today.

Not only is the Sample Browser app UI localized to 13 new languages, but it also supports localized search.   For example, when you switch to the Japanese UI in the app Settings, you can directly type Japanese queries to search for Japanese code samples.  Get the new app for your language today!

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Czech



In addition, this update of Sample Browser includes over 20 performance improvement and issue fixes.  They may not deserve being called out individually, but you will feel the difference when you get your hands on it.  The team is committed to bringing the sample search and use experience to the next level.  We received tons of great ideas from MVPs during the 2013 Global MVP Summit.  The engineers are heads-down working on them in order to release a new version every few weeks.  Please install the app, and share your experience with us.   We look forward to hearing from you.


The localization effort of the Sample Browser app is thanks to the partnership with Microsoft ECO Localization Team (Martine Smets, Pei Wang), and the Japan MVP community (Mayumi Suzuki, Satoru Kitabata, and Japan MVPs).


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Posted On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:44 AM | Comments (0)
Top 5 Most Recommended Apps for Developers in Windows Store

Here are the top 5 most recommended apps designed for Developers in Windows Store.  


TOP 1. Code Writer

Code Writer is a free text and code editor app with active syntax highlighting that updates as you edit documents and has over 20 supported file types. A tabbed document interface allows for quickly switching between open documents.



TOP 2. Sample Browser

Developers live and die by code samples.  Provided by Microsoft, this app puts thousands of code samples, including the official Windows 8 samples, at developers’ fingertips.  You can search, download, learn, share and even request code samples from the app!



TOP 3. Snipppet

Snipppet is a powerful application for Windows 8 that helps you manage the most valuable pieces of code so you can reuse it later in other projects. The app is optimized for touch based interface, and is a perfect companion to browse your code on the go.



TOP 4. MSDN and TechNet Top Blogs

Top Blogs from MSDN and TechNet. Enjoy then in one place.



TOP 5. Channel 9 videos

Every developer working with Microsoft technologies knows or ought to know Channel 9 on MSDN. Channel 9 has a library of great videos and shows, ranging from C++ development over Azure, .NET and SharePoint, to more entertaining shows like This Week on Channel 9, and Ping!. Channel 9 videos aggregates several of these shows in to one app, where you can easily find and view the video streams of your choice.




Posted On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:41 AM | Comments (1)
Friday, March 15, 2013
The trilogy of Sample Browser – Search samples in Visual Studio, in Windows 8, and in traditional Desktop 

Sample Browser has reached its third milestone with the new Windows Store app since we released the desktop version and the Visual Studio version in 2012. The trilogy and the continued evolvement are putting the world of code samples at developers’ fingertips.

The journey of Sample Browser begins in 2010, with the purpose of making it easier for developers to find the ever-growing sample repository.   Searching, downloading and locally managing code samples WAS a pain for most developers.  It took many manual steps to find, download, unpackage, and open a code sample.  We got the idea of developing a Sample Browser client tool to ease the steps.  The first step that we made was on the Desktop.  We released the Sample Browser desktop version in partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery.   In short few months, its deployment exceeds 50K.   Last year the team started to work with the Visual Studio product team to integrate the Sample Browsing experience into Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2010.  We made deep integration with the IDE, including the toolbar, the code editor, the VS2012 quick launch bar, the sample download experience, and the look & feel.  “This is definitely a "must-have" for every developers in Visual Studio!!" – said the Visual Studio community.

With the launch of Windows 8 in October, 2012, a new era of app use experience begins.  The Windows Store app platform and the amazing touch experience on Windows 8 release computer users from the “desktop”.  Developers love code samples, but they have been sitting in front of desktop for too long.  A Sample Browser Windows Store app can give them some time to sit relaxingly in a sofa and continue to learn the beloved code samples.  Mobile agility is another important consideration when we develop the app.  It has to support both online and offline mode.  It has to be easy to find and share code samples.

On Feb 17th, we released the first version of Sample Browser Windows Store app.  The best is yet to come.  The team has a big pipeline of cool features to be added to the app.  We will continue surprising the world of developers as months roll on.
Could a Windows Phone version of Sample Browser be our next milestone in the journey?  We will see.



Sample Browser for Visual Studio 2012 & 2010

In partnership with Visual Studio and MSDN Samples Gallery, we released the Sample Browser for Visual Studio 2012 and 2010 - an effort to integrate the code sample use experience into the Visual Studio environment.  You can search, download and open thousands of code samples from within the IDE.



Sample Browser for Windows 8 and Windows RT

The Sample Browser for Windows 8 and Windows RT gives developers a new experience to search, download, learn, share and request code samples.   Swipe and search and share - It's that easy! The app also supports the offline mode, so you can learn code samples anytime, anywhere.



Sample Browser for traditional desktop

Last but not least, we provide the traditional desktop version of the Sample Browser app. It is useful when you are using Visual Studio Express.

Posted On Friday, March 15, 2013 6:07 AM | Comments (0)
Friday, February 22, 2013
Great app for learning code on Windows 8!

Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team has just released the new Sample Browser for Windows 8.   It’s available for download in the Windows Store from today!



You can search code samples; learn code samples and share code samples from the app.  Here is the more detailed introduction:




Posted On Friday, February 22, 2013 3:05 AM | Comments (0)
Monday, February 11, 2013
Tips of the Week 2013-2-10

PowerPoint Tip- Merge Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

IE Tip- Set more than one web page as your IE homepage

XBox Tip- Clear Xbox Cache

Office 2013 Tip- Change the Theme of Office 2013

Lync Tip- Share PowerPoint slides in Lync

Surface Tip- Take a Screenshot on Microsoft Surface

Outlook Tip- Delay sending emails in Outlook

Posted On Monday, February 11, 2013 4:01 PM | Comments (0)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Tips of the Week for Microsoft Products


Tip of the Day for Microsoft Products

Learn an amazingly useful tip about Windows, Office, Windows Phone, Surface, Xbox, Visual Studio, and any other Microsoft products every 24 hours!


  1. Windows Tip: Dock Window with the magic Windows key combination

  2. Bing Tip: Set your Flavor of Bing Homepage Images

  3. Windows Tip: Make the Bing Homepage Image your Windows 8 Desktop Wallpaper and Lock Screen Background

  4. Windows Tip: Print PDF in Windows 8 Reader

  5. Office Tip: Open multiple Excel workbooks in their own separate Windows when I use Excel 2010

  6. Visual Studio Tip: Access Thousands of Microsoft Code Samples from within Visual Studio 2012 and 2010

  7. Windows Tip: Add a Shutdown / Restart / Logoff tile to the Windows 8 Start menu

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2013 5:27 AM | Comments (0)
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tip of the Day for Microsoft Products

Tip of the Day for Microsoft Products


The blog posts an amazingly useful tip about Microsoft products every 24 hours, covering Windows, Office, Windows Phone, Surface, Xbox, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, etc.  Here are the first two tips:


Windows Tip: Add a Shutdown / Restart / Logoff tile to the Windows 8 Start menu

Windows Phone Tip: Two clicks to Send a “running late” Message for your Meeting in Windows Phone 8

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2013 8:00 AM | Comments (0)
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