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En esta semana he recibido la alentadora noticia de que Microsoft me a otorgado el reconocimiento “Microsoft Community Contributor” 2011.

Lo cual, me llena de satisfacción al saber que Microsoft reconoce el esfuerzo que se realiza por ayudar a la comunidad Técnica.

If you have a web site using Umbraco and you wish to add the ability to comment on submitted articles then UComment is a quite brilliant little package, the functionality can be added in no time at all. My problem was that the web site in question uses Umbraco 4.0.x.x and I couldn’t upgrade to the most recent (4.7 at the time of writing) due to not being able to back up the database before I begin (shared web hosting). This meant I was forced in to using UComment 1.0 because 1.1 is tied to Umbraco ...
I try, I really try, to keep this blog as much about technology and as little about other topics, but honestly its too annoying to try and keep multiple blogs. So, here we are. As you can tell by the title, this will be a religious-based post. If you’re not down with that, that’s kewl…please view another of the fantastic tech-themed posts on my blog or on another GeeksWithBlogs contributor’s blog. Rob Bell. Rob Bell is the pastor of a church in Michigan. I actually used to mock Rob Bell because (sorry ...
Intro I’m sure by now you have heard that the Silverlight 5 Beta has been released. I recently had a chance to Guest Blog for SSWUG on “Getting Started with the Silverlight 5 Beta” Now before we get started learning about it, let’s look at a few new features: What is new in the Silverlight 5 Beta? Multiple Window Support - Trusted app can create additional Windows. Ancestor RelativeSource Binding – Enables a DataTemplate to bind to a property on the control that contains it. Implicit DataTemplates ...
If you are: a senior technologist (Application Architect, Senior Developer or similar) with strong experience in developing solutions using the Windows platform (Visual Studio, SQL Server, IIS etc) fancy working for Microsoft UK and are not put off by these pictures of my team (and it is before 1st May 2011) then I would highly recommend you check out the job posting for two positions as Architect Evangelists in my team. My personal ideal “new colleague” would also: Enjoy online FPS gaming and be ...
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I haven’t been able to get my work email syncing with my Samsung Focus since I started the new gig due to some certificate issues. When I try to connect, I’m just told there’s a problem with the certificate. The real underlying issue is that the certificate for my work email isn’t installed on my WP7 device. Unfortunately, this ends up being a manual task that you have to perform, but its not a difficult one once you know what to do. Jerome Laban’s blog post talks about the root cause of the issue: ...
In this Issue: Tony Champion, Oren Gal, David Catuhe, Anuj Seth, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Prosise(-2-), WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), and Jesse Liberty(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reverse geocoding in a Silverlight application" Oren Gal WP7: "Phoney Tools 1.0 Released!" Shawn Wildermuth Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow made their top 5 from last week available: SilverlightShow for April 18 - 24, 2011 From SilverlightCream.com: PivotViewer Lessons Update Tony Champion added a new lesson to ...
This article is a Part 4 of the Interview Questions series. Part 1: BizTalk: Questions for interview without answers Part 2: BizTalk: Interview questions and principles Part 3: WCF: Questions for studying and interviewPart 4: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: DiscoveryPart 5: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: Routing Service Part 6: BizTalk: Advanced Questions Q&A: WCF, Discovery · When the WS-Discovery standard gets approval first time? · Is the WS-Discovery using the XML format ...
In this Issue: Derik Whittaker, Morten Nielsen, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Harold Martinez, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Martin Krüger, and Xianzhong Zhu. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multithread Programming in Silverlight 4" Xianzhong Zhu WP7: "Silverlight for Windows Phone Programming Tip #8" Jeff Prosise XNA: "Basic XNA" Harold Martinez From SilverlightCream.com: Adding Runtime Intelligence to your Windows Phone 7 Application Derik Whittaker has a post up that all the WP7 devs should be interested ...
Many time developer required specific port for development when he/she using Visual Studio for asp.net application development. They specify port by taking Properties of the Web Site and select Web option. Under Server option select Use Visual Studio Development Server and then set port in Specific Port option. Ok when Windows Azure developer need to set a specific port to the WebRole application they need to take different approach. From Solution Explorer Window select open WebRole Section in my ...
Over the last months, I have been putting a considerable level of effort recovering databases. That would be databases in dev, staging and prod. Somewhere, somehow someone got access to Prod and decided to mess with it. All in all this has created some heartburn and so on. Again, not only from the downtime it has caused and the lengthy recovery process. We figured we could use interim solutions that would become active only when we knew a transition period had arrived, while effective, the changes ...
The list provided below is my “Best-Of” FREE Frameworks, Tools and Controls for Windows Phone 7. I have used everything listed below in an my WP7 applications. Most of them are in the marketplace at this point and some are still in development. Let’s get started. If you are developing WP7 Applications, this is one that you have probably heard of already. It is Microsoft’s official set of controls that comes complete with full source code of course. Project Description: Welcome to the Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Morten Nielsen, John Garland, Bil Simser, Adam Nathan, András Velvárt, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Martin Krüger, Damon Payne, and Xianzhong Zhu. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using ICustomTypeProvider in Silverlight 5" Damon Payne WP7: "Hardware Back Button + Marketplace Certification" Adam Nathan Lightswitch: "Deploy Your LightSwitch Application As A DotNetNuke Module" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: Deploy Your LightSwitch Application ...
In this Issue: Dave Davis, Oren Gal, Colin Eberhardt, Dan Wahlin, Jeff Prosise(-2-), @yuriylsh, Bill Reiss, Richard Waddell, Andrea Boschin(-2-), András Velvárt. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Working with User Names and Roles in Silverlight Applications" Dan Wahlin WP7: "Silverlight for Windows Phone Programming Tip #7" Jeff Prosise MIX11: "MIX11 Mass Download Tool" @yuriylsh From SilverlightCream.com: Controlling Silverlight Child Windows Using MVVM Dave Davis has a post up that revisits a subject ...
In TFS2008, deleting a build removes it from the database itself. If you delete a build called Build_20110423.1 or 1.0.0.1 from Build Explorer and trigger the build again then you will see that new builds starts with same number (Build_20110423.1 or 1.0.0.1) but not with an incremental number (Build_20110423.2 or 1.0.0.2). But, it doesn’t work the same way in TFS2010. I queued a build in TFS2010 which got failed with Build Number 1.0.14.0 due to compilation errors. I wanted to reuse the same build ...
Check out the post over on the StaffOfGeeks blog outlining our participation at TechEd 2011 Atlanta. We are so excited to see how Geekswithblogs.net, the best Microsoft blogging community in our opinion, can change the way people blog at TechEd. We are doings so by facilitating a new area we helped design called The Blogger Hub. In this area we have dedicated areas for writing blog post with hardwire network drop and power for your laptops, an education area for learning how to create a blog and ...
Going to TechEd 2011? If so, you have an amazing opportunity at TechEd 2011 with the TechEd Bloggers Hub, facilitated by Geekswithblogs.net. Located in the Connect Zone, the TechEd Bloggers Hub is a wonderful resource for the new blogger and the experienced one. In this area, there are experts that can assist you getting started, great tips and tricks on how to run your blog, resources and tools that can make your blog and writing experience better! And Geekswithblogs.net is proud to facilitate!!! ...
Last week at MIX11, Preview 4 of WCF Web API was released. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. One way to get Preview 4 and start playing with it is to download it here. However, an even easier way to to just grab the bits from NuGet: When you download the latest Web API bits, there are a couple of sample applications that show off the latest features of the Web API (these are in the CodePlex download, not the NuGet packages). The first one is a Contact Manager “Simple” project which ...
In this all submittal Issue: Manas Patnaik, Walter Ferrari, Kevin Hoffman, Joost van Schaik, Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-, -4-), Dave Davis, Tony Champion, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Rudi Grobler, Colin Eberhardt. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Safe event detachment ‘pattern’ for behaviors" Joost van Schaik WP7: "A Fast Loading Windows Phone 7 NavigationList Control" Colin Eberhardt From SilverlightCream.com: Implicit DataTemplates in Silverlight 5, With practical case study Manas Patnaik's latest post is a Silverlight ...
One of the greatest benefits I’ve found in simple web output in ASP.NET is the GridView. I regularly use it to display data from objects or databases where the output can simply be shown in a grid form (similar to instances where I would deliver a read-only spreadsheet). I attach the GridView to the <asp:PlaceHolder /> inside of a <form /> on the aspx page: A simple, bulk method of getting the data into the GridView is with the GridView.DataSource property. A GridView.DataSource must ...
The application I'm currently working on performs user authorization using authorization objects injected into Service Layer methods using Unity Interface Interception. For a simplified example, the CustomerService Service Layer object implements ICustomerService: public interface ICustomerService { void UpdateCustomer(int customerId, string name); } ...and has an authorization object injected into UpdateCustomer() method calls which checks that the user currently assigned to the thread is allowed ...
I'm currently using WinCvs 2.0.2.4 from http://cvsgui.sourceforge.n... Delete a file: Select the file or files that you want to remove. Click the right mouse button on the selection, and choose the Remove selection menu item. As the files are only marked for removal, you have to commit them to remove them from the repository. Beware, this will send your file to the recycle bin. When you commit the file, it will pernamently remove it from your harddrive. The files will now be removed from ...
I recently encountered the Ambiguous Symbol error, specifically: “error C2872: 'IMasterLoader' : ambiguous symbol” when using an interface I wrote in C# with a class built in C++. 1: namespace IMasterLoader 2: { 3: public interface IMasterLoader<T> where T : class 4: { 5: bool Load(T master, ref string strError); 6: } 7: } Code producing the error: 1: // LmCellSectorLog.h 2: #pragma once 3: using namespace System; 4: using namespace System::Collections::Generic; 5: using namespace System::Data; ...
*Moved to: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 with move to new domain I had a particularly complicated upgrade this time that required me to do two things: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Move new TFS 2010 server from one domain to another I followed Vasu Sankaran’s post on Guidance for upgrading to TFS 2010 along with domain move to make sure I did not fall into any of the known pitfalls, but unfortunately everything went screwy when we tried to move domain. Read more...Follow my ...
I’ve recently had the requirement to allow my user to choose between two items in my Windows Phone 7 application. The first way that I thought of tackling this was using the standard MessageBox.Show that is included with the System.Windows class and seeing if the enum provided a way to allow custom text. Unfortunately, it did not. As you can see from the image above, it only includes an OK and an OKCancel. If we run this application, then we get the following: Kinda boring and doesn’t allow any real ...
How doing some asp.net deevelopment and i decided to use one of the asp.net controls. But need to use Jquery to do some extra stuff I had a link in the page i wanted to let popup like a modal dialog like so: <td><a id="mdialog" href="details.aspx?scode=&l... Eval("Code")%>">[..]&... Then refrenced Jquery like so: <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function () { $("#mdialog]").fancybox({ 'width': '75%', 'height': '100%', 'autoScale': false, 'transitionIn': ...

After much careful consideration, I have decided to host my primary blog with WordPress

Software Development in a Dynamic Environment

Working with the team at GeeksWithBlogs.net has been a wonderful experience, and I will periodically make posts here.

Please stop by the new blog, and see what is happening....

I have stepped it up a notch and am speaking at numerous user groups and technical conferences in the South East in the coming months. These include .NET & SharePoint user groups as well as SQL Saturday and SharePoint Saturday all day conferences. I will also be submitting to a couple of more regional events that I’m considering including Houston TechFest. If you are in the area, I’d love to have you come by to check out these events. Also, if you are interested in having me present at your event, ...
In this 2nd Post-MIX11 Submittal Issue: John Papa, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bart Czernicki, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Kevin Dockx, Manas Patnaik, Michael Crump. Above the Fold: Silverlight 5 Beta: "Announcing the Silverlight 5 Beta Release and the Silverlight.net Redesign" Pete Brown and "Silverlight 5 Beta–A guide to the new features" Tim Heuer WP7: "Getting started with Windows Phone 7 and Azure" Michael Crump From SilverlightCream.com: Lightning Strikes at MIX11! UX Lightning, That Is John Papa ...
In this Issue: Peter Kuhn, Michael Washington, Benjamin Gavin, Joost van Schaik, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to access Control Template parts from Code Behind?" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Bing Maps control with MVVMLight on Windows Phone 7" Joost van Schaik Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Procedural Operations: “Do This, Then Do That”" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Colin Eberhardt has a post up visualizing data from a Gartner mobile smartphone sales prediction report: Gartner ...
Windows Azure SDK 1.4 Refresh proporciona WebDeploy, una tecnología que permite actualizaciones rápidas de un Web role sin tener que publicar de nuevo toda la aplicación en Azure para facilitar las tareas de desarrollo. Es un procedimiento de IIS descrito aquí hace algún tiempo por Wade Wegner. Cuando la instancia se recicle todos los cambios realizados a través de WebDeploy se perderán. Ahora WebDeploy se incluye en el SDK. No he podido encontrar ninguna información explicando como utilizarla, pero ...
Recently i faced a bizarre problem in IIS 7.0 where none of my configured local sites worked. Hitting the starting URL of each application took me to the general error page. Infact when i tried to check if IIS is running or not i tried with http://localhost. But no success i still got the same error page. The IIS Manager was launched and checked if everything was okay? I found everything perfect over there. But still IIS was not working and none of my application was launching. Then i tried several ...
MIX 11 happened this past week and I’m still trying to find and catch up on all the announcements changes that came from that. It looks like we can now use XNA on the web via Silverlight (and am I reading that we can do 3d?). We can now use Silverlight in our XNA projects with Windows Phone 7 (yay for having an easy way to make UI’s in XNA now!). And I’m still searching around to see if there were any other big news. The Silverlight + XNA news is pretty big because that opens up a lot of new game ...
This post is extension to BRE Data Services how to expose the On-Premise REST based service thru Azure appfabric service bus to your partners outside your enterprise securely. We at Tellago have created numerous REST based service for monitoring and managing for BizTalk Server, BRE and RFID Data services etc. Want if your enterprise wants to leverage the service to be accessible outside your enterprise in secured manner by external parties or mobile apps. So by using Appfabric Service Bus you’re ...
For most of us, springtime is exciting. The warm weather and the sun puts us in a better mood and makes us want to venture out into the world. But as I am so familiar with, many people out there reach a critical mass and enter an almost depressive state during springtime. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had many (over 5) close friends reach out about the tough times they are going through. Each one expressing a loss of self worth and value due to a failure in a relationship. For some it was a poor ...
As I discussed in my last post, we created a TimeSpinner control based on the Extended WPF Toolkit’s ButtonSpinner. Now, the toolkit has a DateTimeUpDown control that will display a date or time and allow the user to click the spinners for each time part, but I needed a little more. I needed the raw text to be editable and I wanted the spinners to just modify the minutes portion. I also wanted to have special parsing based on the number of characters entered. 4 chars:Parse as military time. 3 chars: ...

At MIX11, I am releasing a new preview of MVVM Light version 4. This new preview contains one small change and one large change.

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Following the TMG installation wizard, you are advised to run Windows Update and install all updates, before installing TMG. As a good citizen, I therefore installed all updates and Internet Explorer 9. At the end of the installation of the TMG software I tried to start the TMG management console. The following two errors were displayed and the management console did not function. Error messages The easiest way to solve this, is by removing Internet Explorer 9. There is a workaround available. To ...
[These days I’m mainly active on my teams blog – but I will highlight the best over here] A great article by Ulf Avrin to help companies prepare for a move to the Cloud. Read the full article Introduction Cloud services is definitely passed the hype stage and into the mass adoption stage of the technology life cycle. Therefore an ISV must understand what Cloud means for them, in every aspect of their business. And the changes are not small! There are threats, and change management might be difficult, ...
Great video by Brandon Foy ...
Last week, I was interviewed by Zandra Nilocas from Microsoft Philippines. It was my first time experience to talk about something in front of the camera so it's not surprising that I looked like an idiot in that interview (you know swiveling my chair back and forth without noticing it). Anyway in the interview we talked about ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and Web Matrix in general and just to elaborate a bit of what we talked about and to clarify things out, I have decided to write this post... WebForms ...
After the excellent Azure news from MIX 11 yesterday, I thought now would be the best time to release a brand new article about how you can get started with Azure and Windows Phone 7. Intro I’m sure by now you have heard of Windows Azure. Now before we get started learning about it, let’s take a look at the definition: The Windows Azure Platform[2] is a Microsoft cloud platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft datacenters. Windows Azure Platform is thus classified ...
Since my blog is mainly about Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7, I decided that I’d make a recap of today’s MIX 11 Event for those of you who missed it. I only included things that I thought were big enough to mention to not waste any time. Of course, you can check out the keynote yourself by visiting the MIX Site. MIX11 Day 2 – Windows Phone 7 – “Mango” update coming shortly. Microsoft showed a fan-made video that if enough people like it Microsoft will make it a Television commercial. They are ...
I am very excited to help share this news with you today! I feel as excited today as I was when Windows Phone 7 developer story was revealed at MIX10 last year. I see so many more application scenarios with the new tools and features in Windows Phone 7. There has been a few announcements made at MIX11 – let me recap some of what I find important. There was not a disclosure or showing of any new end-user features. There is a commitment to delivering the next update later this year as a free updates ...
I had a good laugh this morning when going through a legacy app of a project a friend of mine had developed. I think only a programmer may find this is funny. Random Moo’s ...
Ahhh, the beauty of having Windows Live Writer on the mac again, I love it. So when I bought this machine, I said I would never run Boot Camp, Parallels, or Fusion on it because it only has 2GB of ram that is not upgradeable and who can run a VM with under a 1GB ram dedicated? Well the answer is Windows 7 Starter Edition. How did I come to that conclusion, trial and error. We are prepping for a big event at TechEd 2011 (the announcement will be coming soon) and I needed Windows Live Writer on my ...
If you provide external access to Microsoft Office 2007 R2 Communicator Web Access Server for your users, you need to make sure your users are enabled for remote user access. If your users are not enabled for remote user access and they attempt to access OCS 2007 R2 externally, they will get an “Cannot sign in because your user account does not permit external access to Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access server. Contact your system administrator.” error message ...
Our software will automatically generate pick up and drop off times based on distance of trip, how many other people are on the bus, how long it takes to drop them off, etc. We display these times in our custom TimeSpinner control based on WPF Extended Toolkit’s button spinner. Since the computer is generating the time, they are often not human-friendly. 6:00 AM is a lot easier to remember than 6:03 AM. So we give the users the option to modify these times. Using the spinners, they can adjust the ...
A business analyst colleague asked me to comment on how he could improve a use case diagram he had inherited. Someone had carefully transposed the outcome of a whiteboard session into a Visio UML diagram. We discussed the difference between <<includes>> and <<extends>> and I whinged on about how 'traditional' UML use case diagrams don't always convey very useful information. I made one practical suggestion, though. The use cases and associations were all neatly colour-coded ...