Changes to storage Emulator in azure sdk 2.3

I have always created my Azure Storage Emulator on my local SQL server instance via executing DSInit command line tool, but that has changed with the latest release of the SDK that came out last week (3rd April 2014). Why? Well… Microsoft has decided to deprecate it, that simple. So if you find yourself in […]

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.NET Native

I can still remember last year when I attended the MVP Summit 2013 an awesome talk by the Visual C++ team around “CLR team working closely with Visual C++ team to improve performance of .NET apps as well as making .NET available for every device”.  Unfortunately, I could not disclose that information because it was […]

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MICROSOFT MVP COMCAMP 2014 – SYDNEY (Presentation material)

Hi Community, Please find below the demo code and slide deck I used at “Microsoft MVP ComCamp 2014 – Sydney” Yesterday afternoon. [office src=”https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=2FE1291768841ACE&resid=2FE1291768841ACE%214676&authkey=AGyXU0rbpyff6q8″ width=”98″ height=”120″]   Regards, Angel

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Microsoft MVP ComCamp 2014 – Sydney

Hi Community, I would like to invite you all to “Microsoft MVP ComCamp 2014 – Sydney” which will be held at the Microsoft Office in North Ryde on Saturday 22nd, March 2014. I will be presenting a session on “C++ Casablanca” (REST SDK) and a bit of Azure Storage with C++ but there are also […]

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Checking whether the clr requires to be loaded with visual C++

As part of this personal project I am currently working on, I need to  reuse a C# component I wrote a few years back. I think I have blogged about this topic in the past on my old blog, but here I will show you how to check whether the CLR requires to be loaded […]

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Extending a custom property page by overriding its Window Procedure

I am currently working on a personal project which requires to extend the operating system shell via a custom property page (IShellPropSheetExt interface), however, this customization has to behave differently to the default behaviour of the Shell, therefore I have to intercept the click event of any of the property page buttons (e.g.: Ok, Cancel […]

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Microsoft Visual C++ Award for 2014

Hi community, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP recognition once again in the Visual C++ category. This is my ninth consecutive time as an MVP award recipient. As many of you must know, I used to be an ASP/ASP.NET MVP until 2009 (This is my fourth […]

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