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Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Should you wait for Service Pack 1? The new Update model is replacing Service Packs, according to Microsoft.

Visual Studio Tip: Setting Up Code Snippets with Variable Parameters

Importing a snippet into Visual Studio and then using the snippet is a snap.

Infragistics' Windows 8 UI Tools Get a Running Start

NetAdvantage for Windows UI offers XAML and HTML/jQuery controls to Windows 8 developers.

Faking the Rest: Detouring Properties, Shimming Parameters and More

Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.

Get SharePoint ListItems onto the Page Easily With ListViewByQuery

ListViewByQuery is useful for retrieving ListItems to display to your users.

Visual Studio Magazine 2012 Readers Choice Winners

The readers have spoken, the votes tallied. Which products have been chosen as worthy to take home the gold, silver or bronze? Our annual awards celebrate your most valuable tools.

Faking it Well: Effective Mocking with the Fakes Framework

Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.

Priority Queues with C#

A priority queue assigns a priority to each element. Knowing how to build them is important in solving many coding problems.

Local Workspaces in TFS 2012

A new feature in TFS 2012, Local Workspaces allows edits, renames and deletes to be done locally without any communication to the server.

Reader Feedback: Design a Path to Better UX

Readers had mixed reactions to "Good UI Design Is No Longer Optional."

Better Scheduling with MindFusion

MindFusion.Scheduling for WPF can help you create a variety of calendar and time-management apps, if you don't mind writing a little code.

With TypeScript, Microsoft Embraces and Augments

TypeScript is designed to make JavaScript development scalable, something Microsoft clearly needs if it's to use JavaScript in its own work.

Microsoft's Big Product Year

We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.

Windows Phone Navigation with the LongListSelector

Use the LongListSelector control to conveniently display large amounts of data in your mobile apps.

Build an ASP.NET JavaScript Generator

ASP.NET provides a wealth of options for dynamically integrating JavaScript into your client-side pages. And by adding T4 into the mix, you can generate, at runtime, exactly the client-side code that your page needs.

Team Foundation Services Officially Available

The collaboration tool had been in preview mode for a year.

Build 2012: Windows 8 Opportunity Mobilizes Developers

Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 developer tools on Tuesday as the company welcomed developers to its Redmond campus to dive deeper into its Windows 8 development platforms.

New Version of .NET Framework, SDK for Windows Phone 8 Released

Upgrades to the development suite include CoreCLR and async programming.

Microsoft is Confident Devs Will Embrace Windows 8

Gartner predictions are at odds with others who think the new platform will win converts.

Free Tool: TDD for WCF Testing with wcfstorm-lite

Think of wcfstorm-lite as the Visual Studio WCF Test Client on steroids.

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