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WP7 Tips: How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?

Today in this blog post, I am going to start up few Windows Phone 7 tips which will be handy for you if you are a beginner and just started exploring your device.

 

In this first tips & tricks, I will show you how to pin an application from your application list to the start screen of your Windows Phone 7 device. As I told, this post is absolutely for the beginners.



I am reviewing 70-515 Exam .NET 4.0 Preparation Kit from uCertify

I received an offer from uCertify to review their Exam Preparation Kit and I have accepted that challenge and now I am reviewing 70-515 Exam .NET 4.0 Preparation Kit (PrepKit) from uCertify. Initially it looks simple, intuitive and very user friendly in terms of User Interface.

 

As soon as I am done with the full review I will post the review report for you all. But for now, I am sharing some information about the product in this blog post. Continue reading to know further about it.


Celebrating First Anniversary of Silverlight-Zone.com

I am very happy to announce that, www.silverlight-zone.com has completed it’s first anniversary today. We officially launched this portal on 1st January 2011 and continuing our efforts to submit article news daily.

 

I appreciate the efforts made by the contributors of this community portal and the followers of Silverlight-Zone. Without their support this journey could be very difficult.

 

This post is not just the celebration of 1 year completion, we are also announcing our first “Contributor of the Month” award. We are happy to see such contributors on-board.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 25-December-2011 to 31-December-2011

Here comes the “Weekly News Digest” of Silverlight-Zone.com during 25th December 2011 to 31st December 2011. During the week, we have submitted around 43 new posts to our portal by digging through the net.

 

In this post, find the popular 5 posts of the week, as well as popular 5 posts of the month. Also find the daily digest links at the end of the post.

 

We have also completed our 1 year today and the anniversary post is coming up shortly. Stay tuned to my blog for details.


Monthly Summary - December 2011

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of posts published during December 2011. I have submitted 16 blog posts on mixed juice. In this post, I will summarize them category wise, so that, you can find them very easily.

 

December was a great month for me. I started a video tutorial series on Windows 8 Metro style application. If you didn’t watch them, find the links in this post. Follow my blog for latest articles, tutorials, tips and contests. “Like” my Facebook page for all Technical updates. Wish you a Happy New Year.


Wish you a Happy New Year 2012 filled with all the joy and happiness in the world

My friends, sincerely, I will never stop wishing that your journey through this world will be touched by kindness, inspired by wisdom, graced with understanding, and kept safe from all harm.

 

Wishing you not just happiness but pure joy, not just wealth but Heaven's treasures, not just silence but God's peace. May this new year bring you all the blessings every day in your life. Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year.



Betty Wallpapers - A WP7 Wallpaper Application by @Jebarson007

“Betty Wallpapers” is a small Windows Phone 7 application developed by my friend Jebarson Jebamony (aka. Jeba), Microsoft India. Using this application, you can search and download wallpapers and images from the web. It allows to search images with any key. It also has a settings panel, where you can configure various options related to your search parameter.

 

The installer of this application is less than 1MB in size and supports Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. You can install the Trial version (which has few settings OFF by default) and if you like it, purchase it from the Marketplace to support the development.


Microsoft Security Advisory (2659883) - Vulnerability in ASP.NET Could Allow Denial of Service

Today I received this “Security Alert” from Microsoft via email and thought to share this with you. If you are using ASP.Net in your server, read this post to know about it to keep your server in good health from this DoS Attack. Sharing the email as it is in this post.

 

Microsoft is aware of detailed information that has been published describing a new method to exploit hash tables. Attacks targeting this type of vulnerability are generically known as hash collision attacks. Attacks such as these are not specific to Microsoft technologies and affect other web service software providers. This vulnerability affects all versions of Microsoft .NET Framework and could allow for an unauthenticated denial of service attack on servers that serve ASP.NET pages.


Practical Demonstration of Windows 8 Metro Style Application Lifecycle

In our last video tutorial “What is the Lifecycle of Windows 8 Metro Style Application?”, we learnt how the Windows 8 metro style application life cycle works using a small video demonstration of states.
 
In this video tutorial we will see a practical example of it using the already available metro applications. Continue to watch the video tutorial series.

 


Received my MVB Certificate from DZone

You might know that, I have been awarded as Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) by DZone in August 2011. Today I received the MVB Certificate from them. In this post, I am sharing the same with you.

 

And again, thanks to all of you for your continuous support. Stay tuned with me on Twitter, Facebook and my Blog.


Book Review: Fun with Silverlight 4 authored by Rajesh Lal

“Fun with Silverlight 4” authored by Rajesh Lal illustrates more than 100 features in Silverlight using a simple problem/solution approach. It takes one feature at a time and guides you in progressive journey where you begin by using the basic components, then by creating graphics and animations.

 

I am feeling Proud to be the Technical Reviewer of the book and will recommend everyone to purchase this book to keep it as reference. In this post, find my review note, link to purchase it from Amazon store and the Table of Contents. Hope, this book will help you in your day to day work.


 
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