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TechNet Guru Award: Jan 2015

The TechNet Guru awards for Jan 2015 is out! This month I won 3 medals!


Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - January 2015

Miscellaneous Technical Guru - January 2015


Windows Phone and Windows Store Apps Technical Guru - January 2015

Visual Studio Tools for Bootstrap

This article is also available on the Microsoft TechNet Wiki.Introduction Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Bootstrap makes front-end web development faster and easier. It's made for folks of all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.
When creating Web Apps in Visual Studio, bootstrap is included by default in the project which helps developers create high end responsive Web Applications.
To enhance the development experience, there are lots of tricks, tools and Visual Studio Extensions available. This article demonstrates some of these tools which may really improves developer productivity make development much easier.

Top Contributors Awards! First of 2015!

The first Top Contributors award for 2015 is out. This week I won the Ninja Edit Award.

Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime

This article is also available on the Microsoft TechNet Wiki.

Introduction
Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime has been released as a NuGet package last year. 
It enables developers to easily add text recognition capabilities in your Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store apps.
It was designed with flexibility and performance in mind, as it allows for OCR of high variety of image types and has numerous performance optimizations. 
Another cool feature is that the image processing is done on the client side.
This article demonstrates how to get started with the Microsoft OCR Library and provides an example where it ti used in a windows Store App.
Using the Microsoft OCR LibraryStep 1: Install the nuget package ​https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.Windows.Ocr/  ​Step 2: Create and instance of OcrEngine.
OcrEngine ocrEngine = newOcrEngine(OcrLanguage.English); The code above Initializes a new instance of the OcrEngine class and specifies the language to use for optical character recog…