Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available! – Somasegar’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Microsoft announced today that it has released Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, Importantly, this isn’t just about bug fixes, though it contains quite a few of those to measurably address issues reported through Connect, UserVoice, and Windows Error Reporting.  This update also delivers a wealth of new functionality into Visual Studio 2012.  The new functionality in Update 1 primarily spans four areas of investment: 

  • Windows development
  • SharePoint development
  • Agile teams,
  • Continuous quality.

More Information:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx

Checking if psconfig needs to be run on a SharePoint server

While updating SharePoint 2010 server there is need to run psconfig to update the SharePoint databases. By any chance you defer the update and at a later date you need to know that whether you need to run psconfig on the server. You could do so by running the following PowerShell command.

(get-spserver $env:computername).NeedsUpgrade


It returns a Boolean value True/False. If the result of this command is True, then you need to run psconfig. If the result is False then no further action is needed.

Migrating Web Applications to Windows Azure Webcast

Migrating Web Applications to Windows Azure

Windows Azure Webcast on Migrating Web Applications to Windows Azure.  
Webcast Details:
Date: 27th November, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Migrating Web Applications to Windows Azure
This webcast will compare and contract Windows Azure with some of the popular Cloud platforms.  
We will demonstrate how to migrate an existing application deployed on a Public Cloud to Windows Azure.
By end of this session, you will be able to correlate the concepts of Windows Azure with the concepts that you may be already familiar with.