Month: January 2014


Internet Explorer F12 Developer Tools Overview

The following is a great post with a great overview to the Developer Tools found in Internet Explorer 12.

“As web developers we need tools that enable us to  inspect and debug HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as monitor page load performance, and UI responsiveness. The IE F12 tools were rebuilt from the ground up, providing features to accomplish all these tasks and more, taking into account tons of feedback from developers. Below are some of these new features seen in version 11 and here is a complete list of what’s new in F12 Tools.

  • Clean, modern, user interface.
  • New UI Responsiveness, Memory, and Emulation tools.
  • DOM Explorer, Console, and familiar tools are updated to enable an easier and faster workflow

In previous versions of the dev tools, there was a menu. Some items have moved to various parts of the IE F12 developer tools. For example, the Browser Mode options that were once part of the menu are now the Emulation tab. Let’s take a quick look at each tool in the toolset and what it can do for you.”

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Rehypothecation – What Really Happened to the German Gold Housed in the United States?

Good video on what’s going on with the gold situation.



Microsoft Store website finally has Surface 2 tablets back in stock in Canada


However I still see that the Touch Cover 2 are out of stock (in Canada). Sad smile

Image via Microsoft



Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available


Visual Studio 2013 Update 1


Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is now available to download and is primarily focused on bug fixes.

“This is a targeted update, addressing some key areas of customer feedback since the Visual Studio 2013 release.  For example, we heard your feedback about running Visual Studio in environments without IE10+, and have made several improvements to this experience in Update 1.” – S. Somasegar

You can find a detailed list of included fixes in the associated Support article.

You can download VS2013.1 now or wait for it to show up in the Visual Studio Notifications.



CodeRush Shortcut Keys Update

Came across a great post by Mark Miller for an update to the CodeRush shortcut cheat sheet. It’s available in both PDF and PowerPoint.




An Introduction to Windows Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging

Here is a great post by Mike Wood over on simple talk about Windows Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging.



How to get your ASP.NET application working in IE11

Excellent post on Telerik blog on how to update your server to recognize IE11: