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If you use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and tried to create a new C++ Win32 project like a console application you might get frustrated because you get stuck in an endless loop of the create dialog. I faced this myself when I was in need of creating a small console application and started to doubt myself about my skills of using an IDE.
In fact that seems to be a bug which is quite annoying. Somewhere on StackOverflow there is a solution which didn’t work for me but at least it shows that I’m not the only one who faced this issue.
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It’s done. SteamIt is finally published to the store and available for download. After a short beta the app is now available for everyone. What you get when you download now. By the time of this writing the following features are already implemented:

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I was struggling lately with my first UWP as VS2015 wouldn’t connect to the windows phone 10 emulators. I tried everything, from repairing VS2015 to reinstalling. I stumbled over some posts on Stackoverflow which none really helped. Most suggestions there refer to older versions in mid 2015. We now have a “more-or-less” stable Windows 10 version build 1511 (10586.71) so it was more annoying that all the stuff didn’t work on a fresh installed Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
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I have my new Surface Pro 3 for over a week now. I love this device. Indeed it is a very nice piece of hardware and in my case, a great notebook replacement. With all the accessoires I never miss my notebook. Visual Studio 2013 runs smooth and great which was one of the most important points. There was just one annoying point until now which was kinda… confusing. After restarting the machine from sleep my WLAN was limited and no connection could be established. I’ve read through some blogs on the web where users reported similar issues. In my case only a restart helped. In my case that was caused by Hyper-V installation and activation which came with the Visual Studio installation.
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I tried to install XNA recently on my new Windows 8 notebook to continue some old work and run immediately into problems. So what exactly did not work? When trying to install the Windows Phone dev tools where XNA is part of the installation fails. The issue is discussed in detail here:

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I use Subversion as a versioning system for all my projects, no matter if web application, game, phone app. It works great and has everything I need and much more. I personally use the AnkhSVN plugin for Visual Studio integration. It’s a great plugin and the only thing I can Name as a contra is that you Need additional merge and diff tools. But thats all. You can specify nearly every popular merge and diff tool in the options menu of Visual Studio, so don’t worry about that. I’m usually a friend of complete solutions so I was looking for more alternatives which would be more complete than AnkhSVN but couldn’t find one with that good VS integration.

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There seems to be some confusion about the profile in the settings menu. Some users report they enter their profile name and cannot retrieve any data. As soon as I’m back I’ll provide an update which will fix this issue. In fact it is not a bug but most probably a misunderstanding of the term steam profile.

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For our new introduced url shortener service Lynxs I’ve written a small app for Windows Phone where you can directly shorten any url by typing it into the box or paste it from the browser. This is not a serious app but was it was nice playing with the tools to get it done.

You can find the Lynxs url shortener app on Windows Phone Marketplace