Reactive Extensions (Rx) Open Sourced; SharePoint Server 2013 Reviewer's Guide; Windows Server 2012 TLG; V0/6/7 of Windows Azure Command-Line Tools

Update 11/10: New Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool is available and provides a Wizard Based UI for upgrading Visual Source Safe repositories to Team Foundation Server 2012, 2010 or Team Foundation Service (http://tfs.visualstudio.com/)Upgrades the follow from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control: "Code projects; Files; Version history; Labels; User information."Documentation can be […]

Update 11/10: New Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool is available and provides a Wizard Based UI for upgrading Visual Source Safe repositories to Team Foundation Server 2012, 2010 or Team Foundation Service (http://tfs.visualstudio.com/)

Upgrades the follow from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control: "Code projects; Files; Version history; Labels; User information."

Documentation can be found at MSDN.

IT Professional Reviewer's Guide for SharePoint Server 2013 help you learn how new capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013 can help IT pros better manage cost, risk, and time.

"Read about how SharePoint Server 2013 builds on the investments of previous SharePoint releases to help you do the following: lower IT costs with a flexible and scalable collaboration platform; better manage risk by safeguarding your business with secure and reliable capabilities; increase productivity through cost-effective and efficient management," Microsoft stated.

Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

"With the resulting test lab environment, you can build test labs based on other Windows Server 2012-based Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG), TLG extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your own design that can include Microsoft or non-Microsoft products. For a test lab based on physical computers, you can image the drives for future test labs," the company said.

"For a test lab based on virtual machines, you can create snapshots of the base configuration virtual machines. This enables you to easily return to the base configuration test lab, where most of the routine infrastructure and networking services have already been configured, so that you can focus on building a test lab for the product, technology, or solution of interest."

A new version 0.6.7 of the Windows Azure Command-line Tools for Mac and Linux has now been released.

"This version adds some useful commands for working with Windows Azure Web Sites, specifically setting app settings and working with GitHub and the server side repository," Microsoft posted.

For information on using the Windows Azure Command-Line Tools for Mac and Linux, see this article.

Finally, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., today open sourcing Reactive Extensions (Rx). "The goal is to expand the number of frameworks and applications that use Rx in order to achieve better interoperability across devices and the cloud," Microsoft stated.

"Its source code is now hosted on CodePlex to increase the community of developers seeking a more consistent interface to program against, and one that works across several development languages," the company added.

"Reactive Extensions (Rx) is a programming model that allows developers to glue together asynchronous data streams. This is particularly useful in cloud programming because helps create a common interface for writing applications that come from diverse data sources, e.g., stock quotes, Tweets, computer events, Web service requests."

Download links:

Test Lab Guide (TLG)

SharePoint Server 2013 IT Professional Reviewer's Guide