HTTPS with LetsEncrypt for Azure Functions

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UPDATE: there might be an easier way now. App Service Managed Certificates now supports apex domains. I’ll give it a try and report back.

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Global Query Filters for Interfaces

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This post describes how to apply an Entity Framework Core Global Query filter on all entity types that implement an interface using a strongly typed expression. And why you might want to do that in the first place.

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Lets start Windows 8 Development

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So, I am digging in to Windows 8 Development since the last //BUILD Conference, Yup! That’s true I am hacking around Windows 8 story since the first Developer Preview version come out, Now I am running Windows 8 Pro (RTM) on my All machines because I am in love with it. Currently, I am porting my Matchem Poker game and Sound Recorder application for Windows Phone to Windows 8. I am using a smart program called “MonoGame”. It is a program which you can use to port your XNA Windows Phone Game to Windows 8 Metro.

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Awesome Feature: Hyper Virtualization

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The major thing which attracted me to upgrade all of my Machine to Windows 8 Pro is Hyper V (Hyper Virtualization). I mostly run couple of Windows 7 VMs and Windows 8 VMs to test and debug applications on it without harming my main Operating System.

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Office 2013 Consumer Preview Released, Metro, Metro, Metro, Everywhere

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As I mentioned on my tweet earlier Microsoft Released Consumer Preview of their new and Shiny Office 2013.

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Windows Phone 8 Announced

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Today at Windows Phone Summit Microsoft announced there upcoming version of Windows Phone known as Windows Phone 8 Codename “Apollo”. This OS will be successor to previous Windows Phone 7 series as it contains biggest improvements that everybody wanted. The Windows Phone 8 announcement was aimed largely at Microsoft’s ecosystem of developers and hardware partners, and somewhat at potential enterprise customers, more so than at smartphone consumers. While the company’s executives revealed several end-user and consumer features–like the Wallet Hub, a new Start screen, upgraded hardware support (including support for NFC)–the major news revolved around the operating system’s revamped kernel, which it now shares as common code with Windows 8.

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UX Guidelines For Metro App Development

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The Windows Developer Preview introduces a new development platform for creating Metro style apps. What is a Metro style app you say?

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Silverlight Technology in Web Application Development

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Microsoft Silverlight is the realization of the .NET Framework supported by various browsers and platforms and intended for .Net software developers to create and present multimedia and RIA applications of the new generation in the Internet. Silverlightcombines the possibilities of the server, the Internet and the personal computer; the possibilities of the control code and dynamic languages, declarative and traditional programming as well as powerful tools of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

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The problem with metro is it’s hard to differentiate

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want you all to pause a moment or two.

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TCP-based sockets on Windows Phone with support for large amounts of data

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Network communication through sockets is a welcome addition to the Windows Phone platform. Personally, I enjoy using those because of the tremendous performance gain compared to WCF services. One topic, however, seems to be rarely covered when it comes to TCP-based communication between the server (presumably running on a desktop machine) and the client (Windows Phone) = transmission of large amounts of data.

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I Just Downloaded Visual Studio 11 Beta To Give It a Try

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Microsoft has released betas of its various Visual Studio 11 editions – Ultimate, Premium, Professional, Test Professional and Express – along with Team Foundation Server and the .NET Framework 4.5.

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Matchem Poker: A Great Poker Game For Your Windows Phone

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I am pleased to announce that my game is called “Match`em Poker”. It is a poker game for Windows Phone 7.5 Codename: Mango and it is now available for free on Windows Phone Market Place. I hope to share a lot of my exciting developing experience on this blog.

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MPNS module for Node: A simple push notification helper for the cloud

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One of the fun projects I’ve been working on recently related to my app has been bringing online a cloud to handle sending push notifications processing. I’m using Node.js for this and have a ton of people enjoying the beta push experience right now: toasts, live tiles, etc.

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The Importance of Excel in the Work Place

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Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. That’s why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel in order to enter or remain in the workplace.

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