Windows 8 Release Preview

May 31, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview (RP) was published and can be downloaded by anyone who want to try this great preview of upcoming OS! More info about it here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview Download the version to try from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download For those, who want to grab ISO images links could be found at the following location: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso (this link also provides the product key to use)   Developers, developers, developers! Updated version version of Visual Studio 2012 Express RC for Windows 8 can be downloaded from the following lcoation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516.aspx...

Book review: Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

May 20, 2012

As promised here, here is overview of the book I just finished to read. First of all – my congratulations to author of the book, David Burela, as the book written very clear and describes both, basics and advanced concepts, I very practical and professional way. From other hand, author made this book also enjoyable! Now about the book itself. It has 12 chapter which overview whole spectrum of possibilities of how to integrate Windows Azure and Silverlight application. It starts from traditional intro chapters – Intro to Visual Studio, tools, creating Windows...

Books, books, books

May 10, 2012

Seems like today is “books” day. Working really hard for last few months, I completely forgot to blog about the book which I took part in! Announcing: Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs Few months ago, 15 MVPs from around the globe joined together to write an ultimate resource book for discovering and understanding the C#, .NET 4 Framework and Windows Phone 7.5. Today the book is published, and available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-NET-Silverlight-Indispensible/dp/1118021967/ Whole book is very good but I especially recommend Chapter 8, written by...

It’s reading time!

Just got my hands on new book “Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration” by David Burela. The book overview looks very promising and should give me a details how create scalable enterprise applications using Silverlight 5 (yes, it is still my favorite technology!) and take advantage of Windows Azure key features. It also provides an overview of the Windows Azure platform and how the different technologies can be integrated within your enterprise application and examine ways that distributed asynchronous systems can be created to allow scalable processing. More info about the book could be...