[#WINDOWS8] Comparing #IE10 in Windows 8 and #IE for Windows Phone #WP8

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Buenas,

when I had the first Windows Phone 8 SDK in my hands, the first thing we did with the Edu was to see was so good the same IE. For this we use the classic page: http://html5test.com/

Now that we can already talk about them, I leave the results of the test.

Test with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

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The same test with IE in Windows Phone 8

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Without words not?

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#ALM] Top Gear, ALM and… There is no third point

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Buenas,

No one can argue that TOP GEAR is the best car tv show ever. Now I’ll explain you why:

For a long time, car programs were changing the dynamics of the presenters until it became a little drinking shows. Not misunderstood me, when I see a beatiful woman talking about cars, I really enjoy it, but if the program has no content it is a bad show I’m sorry. And most of the times, they also displays only reviews and details of a car and nothing more.

Top Gear took us back to the origins, back to the bases. Many of which we like the cars, we like because when we see them or drive them we feel again like a 10 year’s old boy. I want to see a beautiful woman on TV, but I much more prefer to see a guy of 40 years driving a Bugatti Veyron on a track of aircraft and to challenge a fighter to see who is faster. Or see how 3 people, are with a beer in their hands and decide that a Chevrolet Corvette is better than a Audi R8, only because it has less support for driver and driving one of those is a confirmed suicide. In short, is a program where you have a car that costs $250000 and who has 500 HPs as a toy and treat it as such.

You sure you’re thinking that this is one of those lucky Tuesdays where I have lunch drinking a couple of vodka shots; and why in a technology and ALM blog I’m speaking about Top Gear. The answer is very simple and is based on the phrase that I used a couple of paragraphs before: “back to the origins“.

In the case of ALM tools, sources have to be simple, focused on a goal that delivers value and also fun. Over the years I have seen as different tools evolved without much concrete direction and with a level of complexity that scared me. In many cases, merely “leading and tracking a project” was more complicated than the project itself.

The problem in these cases is that the work is no longer fun; and when your work does not attract you; is most probably that the quality of your work is near to zero or negative. Then, why complicate the way that we create software? Or worse yet, why complicate the tools with which we make software? If they are which should help us to work better.

Note: let’s speak clear with a simple example: the hammer. I’m quite sure that “James Hammer” the inventor of the hammer, when he tied a stone to a stick, did not do so to be able to better brushing your teeth; but with another goal in mind.

In the same way, if we have a suite of tools to manage projects and make software, do need we make them? Or use them for something what have not been created? When I see examples of how enlightened have evolved some hammers, and now in addition to drive nails, hammers are also to play Tetris and listen to music from Spotify, I get depressed.

So, dear reader I leave the following sentence to remember my mother, grandmother or higher:

Do you really need all that you’re using to give value to your work?

If it is not, chances are you may need to change your tools (Visual Studio 2012 ALM is an excellent choice) and watch a few episodes of Top Gear to enjoy as a dwarf.

Saludos @ La Finca

El Bruno

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[#TFSSERVICE] TFS On The Cloud and pricing

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Buenas,

After the article in MSDN Flash, and some Visual Studio 2012 events; come by repeating me the question for several months.

TFSPreview is the cost/price / TFSService / TFS On The Cloud?

The answer is simple: Today it’s free. Yes I know that it is a somewhat ambiguous response, however there are currently no confirmation of prices, we only know that today by zero €UROShave:

  • A source code control centralized that also integrates with GIT for decentralized scenarios
  • A build server that allows us to implement scenarios for continuous integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, etc. Even we can assemble our own servers for compilation.
  • An items Manager that allows us to have traces in bugs, tasks, user stories, etc.
  • Web management interface, with Kanban boards, reports progress, etc.

And I repeat, all free. Best of all this is that when the product ceases to be in State preview, will remain a free model. More information here .

Reference: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/pricing/information/

Saludos @ La Finca

El Bruno

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[#TEAMBUILD] MSBuild Extension Pack-October 2012

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Buenas,

If you use Team Build to customize your build of Visual Studio or Team Foundation Server processes, probably at some point thought to use components that are in MSBuild Extension Pack. Now with the October update, as you have more than 400 tasks that help us to apply customizations. (If you want to see that be the theme, check my posts with tags MSBuild ))

The MSBuild Extension Pack October 2012 release provides a collection of over 475 MSBuild tasks. A high level summary of what the currently cover includes the following tasks:

  • System Items: Active Directory, Certificates, COM +, Console, Date and Time, Drives, Environment Variables, Event Logs, Files and Folders, FTP, GAC, Network, Performance Counters, Registry, Services, Sound
  • Code: Assemblies, AsyncExec, CAB Files, Code Signing, DynamicExecute, File Detokenisation, GUID’s, Mathematics, Strings, Threads, Xml, Zip Files
  • Applications: BizTalk 2006 / 2010, Email, IIS6, IIS7, MSBuild, SourceSafe, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, StyleCop, Subversion, Twitter, Team Foundation Server, Visual Basic 6, Windows Virtual PC, WMI

Source: http://mikefourie.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/msbuild-extension-pack-october-2012/

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#WINDOWS8] HowTo: Connect #SmartGlass to your XBox360

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Buenas,

now if! it’s official and we can talk about them. Windows 8 it is RTM, Surface also and of course, if you share your Microsoft Account from your Windows 8 and your XBox you can leverage the power of SmartGlass.

First, the first thing we have to search for it in the store and install it.

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Once installed, if your Xbox 360 is connected you can share content between 2 devices. But before you must activate this feature in the XBox. To do this:

1 Go to the “settings” section

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2 Enter the menu “system”

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3. Select “Console configuration”

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4. Select “Devices”

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5 Active SmartGlass option

6 Done!

Now we can already launch XBox SmartGlass and see that the app takes a few seconds to connect to the console.

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Once connected, the console will display a notification indicating that the app has been connected and we can already access the different elements of XBox SmartGlass from the menus of the application.

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Now, to give you the impressive touch you most want to do is share a video from your computer to the console, to do this you must open xbox Video. Here you can select a video of those who are in the xbox channel (by loosening a few urakos € of course); or select the option “open or play any element” to select a video from your local disk.

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In my case I select a family video shot with my camera

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And then with the option to “play” the contents are passed automatically to the console.

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At this moment we can control the playback of the video from our Windows 8 and also disconnect at any time of the Xbox 360.

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It’s that simple!

However, if you read until here I wonder the amount of Gin that I have above to write a post of this kind… the good thing about this is genuine is “open” to a world of possibilities and that C# is one of them Risa

Saludos @ La Finca

El Bruno

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[#EVENT] Materials used in the Visual Studio 2012 launch event

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Buenas,

after the day of release of Visual Studio 2012 event piece, I will take to gather all the materials to put them on the blog of MadridDotNet. Obviously without first thank all attendees (more than 50), all those who are connected online, to support Javier for retransmission SecondNugonline, gifts and food sent to us by the people from Microsoft, the gift of PluralSight course, the connection of Cesar de La Torre from Seattle and finally to all the rapporteurs that their 30 minutes in a very good way have currado.

If you’re reading this post and participated in the event, this survey helps us to see the quality of the same and to improve for the next http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X8BNXNV, remember that my sessions were 1 and 3 Guiño

As I am at time of Grouting materials, start by leaving the mine, along with Luis Fraile and Jose Luis Soria. First 2 presentations

Launch Visual Studio 2012 – IDE

Launch Visual Studio 2012 – ALM

and some of the links on subjects then commented on the fly

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#WINDOWS8] HowTo: execute Windows 8 commands using remote desktop

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Buenas,

How we like Remote Desktop!!!! great tool that has given us great joy in moments of support, deployment, etc.

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Now with Windows 8 the thing is complicated us a little, because if you are working with a Remote Desktop from Windows 8 in another Windows 8 and you want for example, launch the charms (WIN+C) in your Remote Desktop, as you’ll see in your primary operating system and clear… here you’re cranky.

Until you see that you have the possibility of doing a right click on the title, from the Remote Desktop window and… all fixed!

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Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#KINECTSDK] Should I rebuild the apps created with KinectSDK 1.5 to Kinect SDK 1.6?

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Buenas,

a couple of days was released the 1.6 SDK of Kinect. I had not been able to install it, but today I decided to trap the weekend and install it. On Monday we have a very important event, I assumed that I it would take me all weekend to recompile and test. Luckily the guys at Redmond (although had said I did not think)

They have respected the compatibility and it is not necessary to recompile Applications SDK 1.5 If you install the SDK 1.6

Moreover, the installer alone does all the magic and only leaves dll 1.6 active. Developer Toolkit does the same… Kudos to the Dev Team Kinect!

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#EVENT] Access to the webcast of the launch of #VS2012

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Buenas,

now them! in the portal of MadridDotNet , you will find links to register for the launch of Visual Studio 2012 8 webcasts. All links here .

I will do a bit of self-aggrandizement and publish the 2 events that I’ll be with Luis Fraile , and in addition will have the help of Jose Luis Soria (another crack!)

1-. Some Visual Studio 2012 + ALM 2012

by Bruno Capuano and Luis Fraile

15: 00-15: 30
Event:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032533072 & Culture = en-us & community = 0

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We started this mega event giving a review for the most interesting news that is built into the 2012 Visual Studio and Team Foundation version.
Let’s review the incredible new style of the Visual Studio IDE; the new model for detection and implementation of unit tests; and boards of teamwork that has TFS2012 and because not, a little GitTF; among others. It will be 30 minutes in which we will see the new road that takes Visual Studio and what awaits us in this version.

3-. What’s new in the VS2012 IDE

by Bruno Capuano and Luis Fraile . (Yes, again, these 2 are each weighs you!)

16: 00-16: 30
Event:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032533079 & Culture = en-us & community = 0

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If you’ve been wanting more in our first half hour, or if you’ve scared as us with the new colors that brings Visual Studio 2012, in this session we will show other details that you may brighten your day or give you more nightmares.
Bruno Capuano and Luis Fraile return to tell us about the integration with NuGet, Quick Launch, support formats, and more…

Links: http://madriddotnet.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/lanzamiento-de-visual-studio-2012-con-madriddotnet/

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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[#KINECTSDK] Why Kinect Studio does not connect with my application?

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Buenas,

the truth that take 2 to 4 hours a day to devote only to program is comforting. Complemented by other initiatives in which I’m involved is complicated, but that little by little everything go closing of a way to “round” the truth is that this happy day.

Of course, all this is very nice until you get program to Microsoft Kinect.Un element more than interesting, it requires that for each test you get standing, stop front of the Kinect, do a little movement of the manco monkey and then come back to your computer to see if everything works OK. When you do this 25 times, you remember the mother and the grandmother of which bore Kinect and sometimes you also remember the father and the grandfather.

Fortunately, since version 1.5 SDK will have access to Kinect Studio. This tool allows you to record a session with a sensor and then play it to avoid having to ‘do the manco monkey’ 20 times at the computer (here explained it in detail).

Today I saw again opposite code Kinect and after several tests, decided to pull of Kinect Studio , that something is. What was my surprise to see that even though I threw my application from Visual Studio 2012, Kinect Studio not recognize me the same to “attach” and record the session.

After fighting a while I realized that it was a permissions problem.My applications from Visual Studio 2012 are launched with administrator privileges and Kinect Studio not. I only had to give administrator permissions to executable from Kinect Studio and ready! already can use it without problems.

In conclusion:

So Kinect Studio can be attached to an application, must have the same privileges as the same (or higher)

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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