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As of today, the official release of Lightswitch is now available. Visit: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... or you can download from your MSDN subscription. What is Lightswitch? It is basically a simple to use application generator that can be used to build applications within minutes in many cases. If you have an existing, well structured (primary keys, relationships) SQL Server database you are just a few clicks away from an administration tool and well on the way to a full ...
I have to admit that I’m a basic user when it comes to JSON serialization/deserialization. I’ve used JSON.NET and the DataContractJsonSerializer. I’ve read that JSON.NET is faster and more efficient than the built-in .NET serializer, but I haven’t had to build a system that is dependent on squeezing microseconds out of my serialization routines. That said, I do prefer JSON.NET because it is more flexible when it comes to using DataContractAttribute and DataMemberAttribute for customizing your JSON ...
As I get more and more proficient with Windows PowerShell, I find that my profile is getting more and more useful. I thought I’d post my current profile’s content here, in case anyone finds any of these functions useful. set-alias gh get-help set-alias gcmd get-command set-alias wo where-object set-alias ss select-string function sync {tfpt online /adds /deletes /diff "$args" /recursive /noprompt} function kil {kill -name $args[0]} function e {explorer $args[0]} function sn { & 'C:\Program Files ...
Recently I began studying for the 70-400, System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration. Before I was told that we needed someone certified in SCOM I didn't even know what it was! I began like every student does. I went to www.google.com. I learned that this was a very powerful tool that Microsoft has developed which is part of the System Center product line. This particular piece of software focuses on monitoring and recovery of systems. So instead of realizing that a server is offline, you ...
This is a unknown issue with Certificates in BizTalk Server. You see the error every time when you open or save send port configuration, it won't affect the functionality, but very annoying. It usually happens when you remotedly log on to a BizTalk server at which the "Other People Certificate Store" is not initialized. Microsoft has an article talking about this issue, and it suggests to initialized the "Other People Certificate Store" during the Group configuration. However, if you have your BizTalk ...
Recently whilst rewriting some VB6 applications into C#, I found I missed the ability to use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll forward and back through the code. So I hunted around and found: http://support.microsoft.co... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pow... With the help of these articles, I quickly downloaded and installed the scroll utility, Once the DLL was registered and enabled in the Add-in manager, I was able to scroll easily through the VB6 code ...
Someone on Serverfault noticed that the TechNet article “Network Ports Used by Message Queuing” states MSMQ over HTTP(S) requires TCP port 1801: Delivery mechanism Required ports HTTP TCP port 1801 The TCP port that is used for HTTP traffic by the Message Queuing Server which has the HTTP Support feature enabled. By default, Internet Information Services (IIS) uses TCP port 80 for HTTP traffic. HTTPS TCP port 1801 The TCP port that is used for HTTPS traffic by the Message Queuing Server which has ...
Oliver Ogg Oliver Ogg, occasional salsa dancer, blogged the other day about a problem he was having installing MSMQ. The root cause was an invalid registry entry for the Event Log Service. MSMQ needed to write an event during setup but would fail as this service was not working. Once the Event Log service was fixed, MSMQ would install successfully. The problem was specifically the ServiceDll registry value referring to an empty string so the event log service could not find the service DLL file to ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/c... What is the best approach for developing a WCF client application that sends messages to the WCF on-ramps exposed by the BizTalk ESB Toolkit? I had considered various approaches: Generate an xml message from a string template using string replacements. Then submit the message to the ESB endpoint using code similar to the Itinerary Test Client provided with the ESB Toolkit. Then for the response use XPath to get the required data. - This is obviously ...
Continuing my “From Soup to Nuts” series or sometimes referred to as “The Busy Developers Guide” series, I will take a look at the Surface 2.0 SDK recently released by Microsoft. Before you read ahead, here are the other articles in this series: The Busy Developers Guide to the Kinect SDK Beta. The Busy Developers Guide to Mango. What is it? With the Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK, you can easily create applications to take advantage of the next generation Surface computing device or any Windows touch-enables ...
Lately i have seen the below remarks coming through in the communities, Get Latest does not work in TFS I always have to use Get Specific version to get the server changes on my local Why get latest misses updating some files while get specific works I’ll be using the TFS API to show you how the “Get Latest” is suppose to work and show you how you can avoid getting in a situation where you might have to use “Get Specific” to get the latest version of your workspace. I would assume that you know the ...
Microsoft Expression Blend is a design tool that allows you to create fantastic user interfaces for such Windows based applications and Web applications. You can use Expression Blend with .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 applications. What Blend can do for you One of the prime advantages of Expression Blend is its ability to separate code from design. Using Blend, designers can work independently on one set of deliverables for a project while developers can work on another. But this doesn’t mean ...
I recently obtained a Samsung Omnia 7 with the WP7 OS. Straight off the bat - let me say how impressed I am with this phone and how easy it is to use. It took about 3 minutes to have all my Gmail and Facebook contacts loaded and merged and be connected to the Wifi. Another huge plus is the Zune software.This absolutely beats the ITunes for Windows software hands down when it comes to podcasts. Other pluses included the screen being so bright and the physical size of the phone which is comfortable ...
Motivation Wie gehen Sie in dieser Situation vor: Eine von Ihnen verwendete .NET-Drittbibliothek liegt in einer neuen Version vor und Sie müssen die Abhängigkeiten in all Ihren Projekte aktualisieren. Je nach Projekt und Notwendigkeit hatten wir bei ESRI Deutschland dafür bisher u.a. folgende Lösungs-Szenarien: Policy-Files Sie dienen zum „Umbiegen“ der von den eigenen Projekten verwendeten Version auf die aktuelle. Das geht allerdings nur bei GAC-basierenden Assemblies und die sollte man aus diversen ...
In a number of talks I’ve given, including a session at last year’s Microsoft BI Conference, I’ve mentioned that if you’re not looking at partner offerings in the Microsoft Business Intelligence ecosystem, then you’re not getting the full Microsoft BI picture. This rubs two ways: Microsoft BI may look misleadingly deficient, in comparison to its competitors, if partner solutions are not taken into consideration If you’re an MS BI user and you’re not looking at partner products, your MS BI investment ...

I always seem to spend ages looking for this when i need it so this is the link to terminator

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I purchased Office 365 subscription recently, and wanted to bind my own domain, because wanted to use e-mail address like alias@some_custom_domain.com If you want to use custom domains, manual page suggest to change name server records for your domain to ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com and ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com. After doing this you can use aliases with your domain for Exchange mail and Lync. If you don’t want to change by any reasons name servers for your domain, just go through steps: 1) open ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for SilverlightShow Top 5 News for July 11 - 17, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tutorials You Must Read Screencast: Modular WPF with MEF & MVVM Tutorial Part 1 The Windows Phone 7 Exam 70-599 is now available Consumerization of IT and Silverlight Line of Business Only on SilverlightShow: Brand New Windows Phone 7 eBook by the 4-time Silverlight MVP András Velvárt Visit and bookmark ...
Last week I was at the Microsoft WPC conference in Los Angeles. I’ve been to other Microsoft developer conferences like Tech Ed and PDC before, but this was my first WPC and it was a great experience. For one thing, the target audience is blatantly business, sales, and marketing. It was a weird feeling attending a Microsoft conference and not knowing *anybody* (although some familiar faces were found). I have links below to notes I made for the individual days of the conference, but I wanted to point ...
Introduction One of the first things I wanted to do after installing the Azure AppFabric June CTP was to create an AppFabric application that used the Bing Map SOAP services. That was when I hit my first roadblock. There is currently no option in the AppFabric Application Designer to add a reference to an external service. After asking around in the forums I learned that I should build an external service to do this. There is currently very little documentation on creating external services for Azure ...
Last day of WPC, so what should we start with? You guessed it – KEYNOTES! But Thursday was all about the regional keynotes, so all the Canadian partners packed into a room to hear from Canadian Microsoft executives. In Canada there are three different groups within Microsoft Canada – Small/Medium Business, Enterprise Business, and DPE. While in the past partners were slotted into one of the different groups, now moving forward we’re all just identified as playing in a certain area, not committed ...
We kick off Day 4 at, you guessed it, another keynote (maybe they should rename this to the Worldwide Partner Keynote Conference?). We kick off with the Canadian Tenors singing some song they wrote for the Vancouver Olympics, and then a parade of partners carrying their country’s flag enters. I feel like I’m at Folklarama back in Winnipeg. ;) So today we have some big names speaking. Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO and Sir Richard Branson are on the schedule. Kevin Turner If you have never seen Kevin ...
The keynote session for the morning was a mixture of things. It started with an all-female rock band singing Cold Play’s “Viva la Vida”, then had all partners-of-the-year winners parade on stage, and then we got into the specific messaging part. There were five separate keynotes this morning from different business units within Microsoft. First up was Cloud. Note that I didn’t say Azure, although that’s part of it. Azure is the public cloud, but Microsoft talked up the Private Cloud a lot at this ...
In the past few months, we at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group have been busy soliciting your feedback on topics you would like covered at our upcoming meetings. We have also been encouraging our members to step up and share on the projects they work on and the technologies they use. The result is the schedule below which we hope brings a good variety of today’s hottest topics. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and to receiving your feedback as we continuously strive to improve the ...
Why .NET LinkedList does not support Concat and Split operations? Download SimpleLinkedList source code Concat O(1) or O(n) ? The .NET LinkedList is a circular doubly linked list, where each node holds a reference to its previous and next nodes. The last node’s next is the head node and the head node’s previous is the last one. Linked lists are attractive because of O(1) insertion and removal operations. Instead of shifting elements in array you just chain nodes in appropriate order and that’s it. ...
I just got back from Microsoft’s 15,000 attendee-strong Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles, and I have to say, the company and its partners are pumped. How can this be, given the number of people who have written Microsoft’s eulogy of late? If Amazon owns the cloud, if Apple owns the consumer, if Google owns search, if Cisco owns unified communications, if EMC/VMWare owns virtualization, if Oracle and SAP own ERP and if Oracle/Siebel and Salesforce.com own CRM, how can Microsoft be ...
If you upgraded your system to Windows 64 bit one and try to run 32 bit web application registry key entries are not going to be located at the same place. Apparently, 64 bit based version of Windows has a new registry branch for 32 bit programs. It is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software registry folder named ‘Wow6432Node’. New program installations are monitored by system and registry entry are placed in proper folders based on is 32 or 64 bit program. For more info: http://support.microsoft.co... ...
Yesterday I started a discussion about adding a new command to nuget.exe. It ended in creating an extension to the command line that behaves in the same way without having to dive into the nuget code base or add more complexity to it. I haven’t seen any blog posts or documentation surrounding this new concept (new in nuget 1.4) of extending the command line except for Matt Hamilton’s posts on using NuGet for plug-ins and NuGet with MEF (which are not quite this concept). Here is my experience. I ...
At http://www.mindscapehq.com/... there is a new free Visual Studio 2010 add-on. "You may have noticed that this new-fangled Web thing is getting quite a bit of traction at the moment. And these days you can’t get away with static Web pages built with table-based layouts and presentational markup. It’s all script this and stylesheet that and jQuery the other. Why, even those time-hallowed animated GIFs of little men digging ...
MvcScaffolding is a tremendous productivity improvement for MVC developers. Earlier this year, Steve Sanderson posted the definitive 7-part series on MvcScaffolding which is a must-read for anyone serious about doing scaffolding. The best part about the scaffolding infrastructure is that MvcScaffolding is actually built on top of another package called T4Scaffolding. T4Scaffolding can be used as the basis for *any* scaffolding – not just MVC projects. To that end, we can enjoy the same power of MvcScaffolding ...
I wanted to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Roger O'Dell Jr. My development training is in .NET, but my current job requires me to work with Java and Android. I have been doing mobile development now for almost a year. And what a year it has been. I had the opportunity to go to a Microsoft Conference in Overland Park, KS last year. While I was there, I was one of the lucky few who was introduced to Windows Phone 7. Coming from an ASP.NET background, I found the new Windows Phone to ...
Yesterday I received an email from Jetbrains to notify me of the release of ReSharper 6. Highlights of ReSharper 6 include: Rich support for JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) Bundled assembly decompiler New navigation actions and valuable additions to existing navigation features Code inspections and quick-fixes for code quality analysis in VB.NET code Multiple new code inspections and quick-fixes for C# Improved refactorings and context actions, including those helping convert LINQ ...
A very brief answer is F# is the latest Dot Net Language included in Visual Studio! There is a good introduction on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... At http://www.ctocorner.com/fs... there is "The F# Survival Guide" The Microsoft F# development Center is at http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... ...

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation last night at TriNUG. The code samples as PowerPoint can be downloaded here.

I’ve been looking through the temp directories on my production machines and had realized some overlooked design points in a number of programs; namely the deletion of certain temp files. One situation that particularly caught my attention was some email attachments that should have been deleted. Even though the code was actively calling File.Delete() on some email attachments, they were not being deleted. An error log showed the program was throwing an exception when attempting to delete the files. ...
Instead of making a list here of what requirements or needs for hardware hosts exist, I’ll make it plain and simple: CPU, memory and network links. Those are the most important things in a virtualization host and is all well documented in build guides across the internet. What I would to talk about is the following: Whitebox vs. Branded servers! Throughout the years I’ve been pretty much brainwashed (no kidding) that in a professional, production environment you only use “real” server hardware. And ...
There used to be a time where the whole concept of a data center was limited to (very) large companies due to the cost and housing, not even to mention the cooling and electricity required, of all those machines humming along in giant, underground lair. It was a huge undertaking that got a bit simpler with the rise of VMware and their virtualization techniques, but still required a massive amount of resources. Now that different players have come to the market, all with their own possibilities, things ...
Internet Explorer 10 was voted highly in a small survey last week of UK ISVs looking at the significance of new Microsoft technologies to their own product roadmaps. Hence it is a timely to point out that last week we released IE10 Platform Preview 2 which is is now available for download at http://ietestdrive.com There are plenty of new demos to look at but I also recommend you check out: Channel 9 videos on IE 10 Platform Preview 2 (listed below) the engineering team's blog. the Internet Explorer ...
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A combination of lack-of-wifi, long bus rides, and no time to spare is getting me behind in my blog posts for WPC. Below is what happened the afternoon on Day 2 (Monday). I have lots more to post from yesterday and today, hopefully I get around to it tonight. Anyway, about Day 2… We were supposed to meet with some members of the Microsoft Digital Marketing team, but they no-showed (thanks guy! :\ ). That was ok though, as the wi-fi in the one-on-one meeting area was *way* better than the rest of ...
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010,Power Tools,TF254027 Error Recently moved from TFS 2010 server to another TFS 2010 server and trying to configure a backup plan using the Backup plan wizard that comes along with the TFS Power Tools. The tool allows you to set up Team Foundation Server backups - The tool can schedule backups for the following databases that your deployment of Team Foundation Server uses: the configuration database the database for each team project collection the databases ...
A new release of Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is available on July 13th. We expect that its 17 new code samples would reduce developers’ efforts in solving the following typical programming tasks. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... Alternatively, you can download the code samples using Sample Browser or Sample Browser Visual Studio extension. They give you the flexibility to search samples, download samples on demand, manage the downloaded samples in a centralized ...
Today it will be a concise post, but I hope quite helpful and informative. As most SSIS developers know SSIS Expressions are used to drive several key tidbits of a package components as the Conditional Split, Package Variables value assignments, Derived Column Transformation, form a SQL statement for Execute SQL task, drive precedence constraints, set package properties as connection string for example and more. So it is hard to underestimate the importance of the SSIS Expressions for a SSIS developer. ...
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert .NET Micro Framework "Expert .NET Micro Framework will teach you everything you need to know to use the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework, a small and efficient .NET runtime environment for running managed code on devices that are too small and resource constrained for Windows CE and the Compact Framework." ...
In exploring the SQL Server site at microsoft.com, I came across the Learning Center option. It is a wealth of information to become familiar with the features and capabilities of the platform. It has as I mentioned, a wealth of information. Available for versions 2008 R2, 2008 and 2005. Go check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/sq... A sample clipping of what the site displays: ...
SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 has become available for download and testing. Here is where you go for it: http://www.microsoft.com/sq... And when you get there this is what the site looks like. Once there, click on the Download CTP3 link. This will take you to another screen. Select Language and version, this will take you a sign in with your Live ID, and then you will get to the following screen … Pay close attention to the banner in red: The Akamai download manager will ...
I would like to invite you to visit us at WPC LA 2011 and learn how to move your mission-critical/Enterprise apps to the Win Azure Cloud. We will present our innovative migration solution Instant CloudMove at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)tomorrow (July 13). Find us at the Windows Azure Building Blocks demo station where we’ll be showcasing the unique tools for moving business client/server applications such as é.VISOR by Limón GmbH to Azure Cloud. The original application is a data-centric ...
I noticed while using the jQuery UI Progressbar 1.8.7 that there was some extra space at the bottom of the progress bar. Turns out there was a bug in the jQueryUI/aristo/jquery-ui.css file, and adding a white background fixed the problem. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; ...
I was checking the Windows Azure Appfabric June CTP; I was looking at the Azure Service Bus queues and topics. I noticed something interesting to me and hope we can take advantage of these new capabilities in applications like RFID. Working on BizTalk RFID or any RFID project for that matter, you would have noticed using duplicate tag elimination events during tag processing. For any one new to RFID, when RFID device reads tags it can read the same tag information more than once at a given interval. ...
Okay, so the title may have been a little misleading. I'm not going to show you how to avoid warning CA0060, but how to avoid your build failing because of this warning. This is only helpful if you are running FxCop as a Post-build Event. When FxCop fails due to its inability to find indirectly referenced assemblies, it exits with error code 512 (0x200 - Assembly Reference Error). So all you need to do is check that error code, send out a simple warning message, and reset the error code to 0. The ...