רשמים וחידושים מכנס Build 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

שבוע שעבר נערך כנס מפתחי התוכנה השנתי הגדול של מיקרוסופט – Microsoft Build – בו השתתפתי ביחד עם משלחת גדולה מאנשי CodeValue ואף הצגנו בדוכן בתערוכה את OzCode – תוסף ה-Debugging שלנו ל-Visual Studio. במהלך הכנס, שהתקיים כרגיל בסן-פרנסיסקו, הוכרזו והוצגו מספר רב של חידושים עבור הפלטפורמות הטכנולוגיות השונות של מיקרוסופט אשר את עיקריהן אסקור במאמר זה. לקריאת המאמר המלא...

My Impressions from Build 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Last week I attended Microsoft's Build conference at San-Francisco along with my colleagues. Build is Microsoft's prime developer conference, and as such it is packed with technical content relating to software development on top of Microsoft's various platforms - from Band, to Xbox, to PC to Azure. In this post I'll try to summarize my key observations and feelings following my attendance. The New Microsoft This started already at the previous Build last year. Following Steven Sinofsky's departure and the appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO, Microsoft has started being a more open company oriented towards its consumers and developers. One of...

VS2012 WF Designer Issues with High DPI Settings

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is a core .NET technology for authoring long-running, scalable & integrated business processes. The WF designer that ships with VS2012 is the main tool of choice for declaratively creating workflows in .NET 4.5, however, unfortunately, it has an issue with high Dots-Per-Pixel (DPI) settings. Introducing the Windows DPI Settings As computer monitors arrive with an ever growing resolution on smaller and smaller screens, you might have noticed that the text and icons you’re viewing in Windows are getting small, sometimes too small to be readable properly. That’s exactly why Windows has a DPI Scale setting (In “Display” under...
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WF 3.0/3.5 Design Time Performance Boost

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kushal Shah, from the WF designer team at Microsoft, has recently posted a series of posts on WF 3.0/3.5 design time performance. As some of you might know, the WF 3.0/3.5 designer’s performance decreases drastically as the number of activities in the WF rises and Kushal addresses this exact issue with some tips & tricks (Part I & Part II). Tips & tricks are nice, but part III of Kushal’s posts really got me going. Besides the fact that work has been done to improve WF 3.0/3.5 designer performance under VS2010 (remember that WF 3.0/3.5 still ships in...
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Visual Studio 2010 RC Now Available

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

To all of you out there who are already playing with the VS2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2 bits, it was announced today that the Release Candidate version is now available for download for MSDN subscribers and would be made available to the general public on Wednesday. The RC version contains many performance improvements and bug fixes, and should be more mature than Beta 2. I can’t wait to download & install it already!
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