Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bdotnet – Visual Studio 2013 Community Launch

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This Saturday (14-December-2013) I was privileged to attend my 1st Bdotnet event in Microsoft office Bangalore. I had started exploring VS 2013 from the RT build and every time it gave me new stuffs to rejoice. So was I exited to hear more from experts on various new features, tips and tricks.

First session was by Tejasvi Kumar who made official community launch of Visual Studio 2013. He introduced few exiting features of VS 2013, including Visual Studio Online and CodeLenses. Just before this session, filler by Lohith was awesome. I would love to be part of such discussion. Many a times we try to discover new stuffs, advanced stuffs but start to forget basics. Lohith touched basics of web request response.

Later session was by Vic Parmar, who took us through new features introduced in VS 2013. One of the feature was Synchronized settings with which one can take his settings across devices. Those settings include, user preferences such as chosen color schema, text editor settings etc. I would expect much more from this sync settings such as synching of extensions and add-ons added. So that once you setup your environment, wherever you go and login to VS, sync will bring those settings to you and you will get homely feeling.

Next sessions were by Rajasekharan Vengalil and Karthikeyan Anbarasn on developing cloud based applications and Windows Azure applications. Since I had to rush for some other appointment, I could not attend rest of the sessions, but I am sure, I missed the session by Lohit on MONACO.

Overall the event was well organized. Thanks to the entire BDotnet team.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

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As Windows 8 and 8.1 are catching up, old Windows users are missing their favorite Start button. Also Windows 8 has introduced lot many new features to improve the usability and productivity. For example there is a charms to search, access settings etc. Instead of depending on mouse for calling all these functions, it would be good if we know the keyboard shortcuts. Here is the excel sheet which has most popular Windows shortcuts.

Download Windows 8 Shortcuts

Source: Yash’s Blog