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No Clipboard support in Windows Phone 7 Series – iPhone points laughs
What exactly were you taking of late MSFT? So much for a spanking new mobile OS which wants to emulate the iPhone OS so badly that it even copied and pasted the iPhone’s erstwhile lack of clipboard support as well? The reason given is so lame (shall I say differently able?) that deserves pity rather than lament. According to MSFT people don’t use the clipboard that often. Being a WinMo user for the better part of my life and having developed for the platform for worse part of it I could say with ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:04 PM

LinqPad with Azure Table Storage
LinqPad as we all know has been a wonderful tool for running ad-hoc queries. With Windows Azure Table storage in picture LinqPad was no longer in picture and we shifted focus to Cloud Storage Studio only to realize the limited and strange querying capabilities of CSS. With some tweaking to Linqpad we can get the comfortable old shoe of ad-hoc queries with LinqPad in the Windows Azure Table storage. Steps: 1. Start LinqPad 2. Right Click in the query window and select “Query Properties” 3. In The ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:42 PM

Ping.eu
Found an interesting resource thanks to a close friend. Ping.eu is a free service which would let you test various aspects related to networks which would typically be pain inducing doing it on your own. For seasoned network professional having a MAC address of their own instead of a name :) this might not be that useful. However for a layperson like me this an invaluable resource. These guys provide you with following services: Ping – Shows how long it takes for packets to reach host Traceroute ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 2:21 PM

Firefox for NTLM secured sites

Spent the last weekend fighting to get firefox to connect to a sharepoint portal hosting my homegrown TFS instance's TFS/WEB and team project portal from a friends' place.Firefox is THE favourite browser and I was hating to se it fail miserably with NTLM authentication.

Posted On Friday, March 5, 2010 7:48 PM

Thou Shalt not Iterate! : Part 2
Last time we saw some interesting initialization constructs possible with LINQ. Hope some of you have tried it out. If not, it’s never too late. LinqPad is a good friend in need. This time around we’d take a look at two common looping scenarios. 1. Looking up an object by name: Object lookup is commonplace while dealing with collections. Let’s look for an object with a given name. Previously we’d run a for each and come up with something like. public MyObject FindByName(string value) { foreach (MyObject ......

Posted On Monday, March 1, 2010 10:29 AM

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