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I ran across a unique scenario recently, and I’m not sure if I should be proud of the solution, or appalled at the Frankenstein result. Either way, I thought I’d post about it to possibly help others in the same situation. I was developing a website leveraging jQuery / AJAX to query views of data at runtime. The kicker? I didn’t know which views. The ......

If you’re in southern California on February 16, 2012, come out to NuCon 2012. Spend the day building an IT strategy for your organization through business and technical tracks. Meet with peers and experts in your field, demo technology, and win prizes ......

If you’ll be at the Sharepoint Conference this year, here’s something you’ll want to tuck into your back pocket. See the following information on some cool Sharepoint solutions and some fun stuff to boot, courtesy of my employer. From Oct. 3 to 6 at the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, Calif. Neudesic experts will be on hand to demonstrate innovative ......

If you use Windows Azure simple storage, there’s a tool that you can use to browse your artifacts in storage.  Go grab the latest version.



A significant security vulnerability was discovered in ASP.Net (all versions) over the weekend. To learn about the issue and how to protect any sites you may have running on ASP.Net, check Scott Gu's link. http://weblogs.asp.net/scot... ......

I have been experiencing an ongoing issue with the Delicious Firefox add-in where the list of local bookmarks didn’t jive with the list on the Delicious website – I had more locally than on the Delicious website. After an unfruitful exchange with Delicious support (does anyone ever really get any help with first level support? No offense intended, people), ......

I’ve been working on converting a complex, distributed, real-world application to the cloud. It’s been an exciting journey, but also one filled with little gotchas. One such gotcha was a failure on startup of dev fabric when running a web role containing a series of WCF services. The specific exception I got ended up being a PathTooLongException. I ......

I experienced this error recently and spent an eternity trying to resolve it. I finally found the solution to my problem and wanted to document it for others. For me, the issue only appeared when I tried to invite people to a scheduled meeting. Under normal circumstances, blank (no invitees) scheduled meetings worked fine. Ad-hoc meetings worked fine. ......

I’m constantly having to search for the local development storage endpoint Uris when I create a new Azure storage project from scratch, not to mention the account name and shared key, so I’m posting them here for my own reference. Hopefully others will also find it useful. 1: <ConfigurationSettings> 2: <Setting name="AccountName" 3: value="devstoreaccount1"/> ......

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