Update: Yes, I clearly haven’t adapted to 2013 yet – thanks to Purvin D for letting me know that the MSDN Magazine link had the wrong year in it


  • DPack 3.5.x is out (Think VS2012++ version) – Greg Duncan highlights the release of DPack 3.5, a free collection of productivity enhancements for Visual Studio 2012, including various browser extensions to help in locating code, and additional code navigation, surround with, solution backup and statistics.


  • MSDN Magazine – January 2012 2013 – The January Edition of MSDN Magazne is now available online with articles looking at authentication in WinRT applications using OAuth, TypeScript, further discussion of the C# Memory Model, ASP.NET Web API and much more.
  • Creating a complete ASP.Net MVC 4.0 application with Visual Studio 2012, C# , EF 5.0 (Code First) – part 5 – Nikolaos Kantzelis shares the fifth part of his series looking at building a simple real world sample application using ASP.NET MVC 4, Entity Framework 5 Code First, C# and JavaScript
  • Simple Powershell scripting with Azure Powershell cmdlets – Glenn Block responds to feedback from Doug Finke about scripting interactions with Azure using Powershell instead of Glenn’s previous examples in Bash, so in this post Glenn explores the practices of scripting in PowerShell using cmdlets
  • Simple.Data.Docs and Sample Into 2013 – Dan Maharry discusses the community effort which he has been spearheading to document the Simple.Data project from Mark Rendle
  • OAuth 2.0 and Sign-In – Vittorio Bertocci discusses the complications and misunderstandings of what OAuth means and ho depending on the meaning and particular aspects implemented you may or may not be able to get two implementations to work together successfully
  • Inserting multiple items at once in Azure Mobile Services – Carlos Figueira discusses how you can combine insertions into Azure Table Storage through the Azure Mobile services to reduce network requests
  • New Year, New Magazine Issue, New Sale – The Team over at the Pragmatic Bookshelf have released their January Edition of PragPub Magazine, this month focusing on getting up to speed with functional programming with articles from ‘Uncle’ Bob Martin and Steven K. Roberts