How to Delete a Project in Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio Online is actually a Cloud Project Management system. It has a confusing name, developers might think it is a online Visual Studio development tool, but actually it is not, at least it is not currently. I personally guess Microsoft want to a online Visual Studio development tool too, but it is not now.

So here we often have a question: How to delete a project in Visual Studio online ?

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Start to Use Visual Studio Online

Microsoft provided Visual Studio Online long time, It is a kind of Cloud service, at least, due to its name: Visual Studio Online, we can guess we can use it without install a local Visual Studio version.

The one thing which we are interested in is: Collaborate with your team in the cloud. This is important to us since we have multiple developers in different countries. We need share code and development stuff online but we do not want to share as open source, and, we do not want to use a big and complex software control system, we see the Visual Studio online is free for 5 users. and we heard it also provides source code management. Really ? let us try today.

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A Nice Tutorial about Hosting an ASP.NET App on Windows Azure

You can deploy your ASP.NET application to Windows Azure, actually Windows Azure can not only for hosting ASP.NET stuff, but also database, services, and other language applications such as PHP.

If you want to know how to host an ASP.NET application, and also know how to host any application or services on Windows Azure, here is a very nice step by step tutorial:

Walkthrough: Hosting an ASP.NET Web Application on Windows Azure.

Check SkyDrive Status

Windows Live SkyDrive is a kind of cloud computing service which let user “Store, organize, and download your files, photos, and favorites onWindows Live servers, and access them from any computer with an Internet connection. Share photos and files that you create with your friends, collaborate on documents, or display photos and files that you create for anyone on the Windows Live network.”

SkyDrive is free, the storage size up to 25 GB for each user. It is better than Google and Apple.

 

Check how many available Sky Drive which you have:

Go to your Hotmail or Live mail, and locate the SkyDrive link:

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Click SkyDrive link and go to SkyDrive page, you can find the usage of SkyDrive is just showing on the right side:

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More Status:

You can check SkyDrive status here.

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In the status page , you can check normal status or abnormal status (see above red rectangle), when you click abnormal icon, you can see more detail information like following:

 

Time

Summary

June 4 4:11 AM

The problem is now resolved. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience.

June 4 3:44 AM

We’re continuing to investigate and will provide another update by June 4 5:45 AM.

June 4 1:43 AM

We’re working on the problem and will provide an update by June 4 3:45 AM.

June 3 11:44 PM

We’re still working on the problem and will post another update by June 4 1:45 AM.

June 3 9:44 PM

We’re continuing to work on the problem and will post another update by June 3 11:45 PM.

June 3 7:43 PM

We’re continuing to investigate and will provide another update by June 3 9:45 PM.

June 3 7:37 PM

We’re working on the problem and will provide an update by June 3 9:45 PM.

June 3 5:36 PM

We’re still working on the problem and will post another update by June 3 7:45 PM.

June 3 3:55 PM

We’re continuing to work on the problem and will post another update by June 3 6:00 PM.

June 3 2:12 PM

We’re continuing to investigate and will provide another update by June 3 4:15 PM.

June 3 1:46 PM

We’re working on the problem and will provide an update by June 3 4:00 PM.

June 3 11:46 AM

We’re still working on the problem and will post another update by June 3 2:00 PM.

June 3 11:40 AM

We’re continuing to work on the problem and will post another update by June 3 1:45 PM.

June 3 9:45 AM

We’re continuing to investigate and will provide another update by June 3 12:00 PM.

June 3 9:40 AM

We’re working on the problem and will provide an update by June 3 11:45 AM.

June 3 7:40 AM

We’re still working on the problem and will post another update by June 3 9:45 AM.

June 3 5:40 AM

We’re continuing to work on the problem and will post another update by June 3 7:45 AM.

June 3 3:40 AM

We’re continuing to investigate and will provide another update by June 3 5:45 AM.

June 3 1:43 AM

We’re aware of a problem with Hotmail that’s affecting some people. The problem started at June 1 9:00 AM. We’re investigating and will provide an update by June 3 3:45 AM. Some people might be experiencing delays when using Hotmail.

Office 365 and iCloud news

Today we got 2 news about cloud computingL

The first one is that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed Office 365 will be released in June 28, this is no more bate version.

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"June 28th is the date for General Availability of Office 365! > 100,000 real customers on beta…Partners, are you ready???" Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group, said via Twitter.

Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses is a subscription service that combines the familiar Microsoft Office Web Apps with a set of web-enabled tools that are easy to learn and use, that work with your existing hardware, and that come backed by the robust security, reliability, and control you need to run your business.

The second is Apple revealed Apple’s cloud computing service today. They named it iCloud.

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Apple announced iCloud will replace MobileMe, ending the products lifetime and moving all services over to iCloud. It was also announced that iCloud is free of charge. The cloud based system allows users to store Music, Photos, Apps, iBooks and Contacts, as well as serving as a platform for Apple’s email servers, and calendars. Each account has 5GB of free storage.

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Since many years ago we have used Microsoft Office software to handle our document works. We use Word to write general document, we use Excel to build spreadsheets, we use Power Point to write presentation files.

We knew if we need to use Microsoft Office software, we should have a legal Office software version and have to install it on our local computer. That means 2 parts: the one you should pay, the two you should install software which you might have to consider how the left hard driver size available .

Now the world tech turned to a new thing – the Cloud Service. Here we don’t want to talk too deep about Cloud, but you just know: at least you do not need to install the heavy Microsoft Office software on your computer if you use Cloud Service.

Let us start and let the thing simple, what we are talking about ?

OK, go to your hotmail or live email account. and check your top menu, you can see a “Office” menu:

(If you don’t want to open Office web apps through your hotmail or live mail, you can directly visit this address: http://office.live.com)

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Click Office menu, and then you can see the following page, on the right side, you can see there are 4 icons which indicate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Currently in the world wide range, Microsoft only provides these 4 apps for free which are the most popular office software.

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You can try to click “Word” or “Excel” icon to go to a online Word document edit page or an Excel edit page, see below:

Word edit page:

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Excel edit page:

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You can see they are almost the same interface as your local Word and Excel. so you can use them just like you use your local office software.

Tip: You can not find the “Save” button or menu to save your document, because Microsoft said we do not save document by manually, all saving is automatic, you don’t need to be worry about you lose your document.

When you created some files, and return to main page, you can find more features as below showing such as you can Change permissions and share with other people:

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By the way, Microsoft Office Web Apps are not only for computer browser , but also available for mobile phone.

Please read more information on Office Web Apps official site.
Also, you can go to their facebook page