September 2011 Entries

Why NuGet for Visual Studio 2010 is so useful!
Recently I delivered a session at Virtual TechDays on why NuGet is so useful. As a part of the demonstration, I was showcasing how it automatically allows us to update some of the external reference libraries. Point in case, here is jQuery. Starting Visual Studio 2008 SP1, we have been shipping jQuery and intellisense for jQuery thereof. With Visual Studio 2010, out of the box, when we create a “File – New Project – ASP.NET Web Application” (which would create a Webforms application) it would automatically ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011 7:50 PM | Comments (0)

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Applications on Windows 8 Developer Preview
Well, as mentioned in my earlier posts, the ASP.NET MVC 4 has Developer Preview has been released. You might notice quite a bit of this term “Developer Preview” in 2-3 products specifically. One, Windows 8 is now available as simply Windows Developer Preview. Similarly, Visual Studio 11 is Developer Preview and also the Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 is a Developer Preview, as with the case with Expression etc., Now, to clarify on a few things which I learnt. The Windows 8, hereinafter referred ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:14 PM | Comments (4)

The WebMatrix v2 Beta Release
I had written earlier about the WebMatrix v2 Beta release that happened recently at the BUILD Conference As I had mentioned earlier, WebMatrix is a light weight tool for Web Development, Profiling, Database management, Optimization and also deployment. Its an end to end tool for web developers. Web Matrix is different from Visual Studio in the sense, it doesn’t require web developers to master C#, ASP.NET and other programming techniques. Web Matrix uses a simple Razor syntax and HTML markup for ......

Posted On Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:51 PM | Comments (3)

ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview and Adaptive Rendering
The picture says it all. Made possible uisng jQuery Mobile! More on this in the future posts. Cheers ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:29 PM | Comments (3)

ASP.NET MVC 4 Developer Preview announced at BUILD
Yesterday I wrote this post but forgot to mention about something that is very close to my heart ASP.NET MVC. ASP.NET MVC has been evolving rapidly and within 2 years, we already have had 4 major releases (MVC 1, MVC 2, MVC 3 & MVC 3 Reloaded ) So, it doesn’t go as a surprise that MVC 4 is on the cards and the developer preview was unveiled at BUILD Conference. What does MVC 4 offer for web developers? Enhanced Default Project Template If you are bored with the vanilla blue template that comes ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:25 AM | Comments (3)

The BUILD Conference
What a week it has been! The BUILD Conference just concluded http://www.buildwindows.com... and there were tons of announcements. This is one of the reasons I am passionate about this company. Even when I was outside Microsoft, the momentum and the focus they have on Developer audience simply amazes me and they continue to do it, years later. Windows Developer Preview BUILD is a developer conference which premiered the first Windows Developer Preview bits. Clearly, the developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:20 AM | Comments (5)

FIX for Windows Update Error Code 80240016–Windows update failed since other updates are being installed currently
I kept getting this error whenever I try and do a Windows Update. This used to happen, particularly if I haven’t done a WU for a very long time. The usual suspects are anti-virus, firewall and sometimes, pending windows updates which would get resolved when I do a restart of the machine. I am running a Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS. This time, I connected a machine after almost 6 months and had a truck load of windows updates to be done. I tried restarting multiple times but every time, I run the WU wizard, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:12 PM | Comments (7)