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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: www.Cicoria.com May 2006 Entries
Download details: Authentication and Access Control Diagnostics 1.0 (x86)
Authentication and Access Control Diagnostics 1.0 (more commonly known as AuthDiag) is a tool released by Microsoft aimed at aiding IT professionals and developers at more effectively finding the source of authentication and authorization failures.These users have often seen behavior from Internet Information Services (IIS) that doesn't seem appropriate or random when users authenticate to the IIS server. The complex world of authentication types and the various levels of security permissions necessary ......

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 6:13 AM

Optimize and reduce the size of your VMWare Virtual Machines...
Invirtus - software to make virtual machines more accessible to more people - Products. I could use anything to make this process easier; sure you could do many of these steps manually, but to automate it and get it done with little effort would be great ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 5:30 AM

Check out if you PC/Notebook can Run Vista - Aero check...
Upgrade Advisor Windows Vista Capable and Premium Ready PCs. Nice to see that our COO was right, the Toshiba M3’s that were bought 1+ years ago CAN run Aero… In fact passes all the tests in the Upgrade Advisor… ......

Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:25 PM

Skype - Voice Calls to Ordinary Phones - Great Quality
How to get calling. I’ve been using Vonage for about 6 months. For $25/month the service is pretty good. Nice features with voice mail being saved to WAV files for download and automatic email. However, today I tried out Skype’s (SkypeOut) where you can from your PC call any other phone. The sound quality is great and the latency is short. With this kind of capability, I’m now rethinking what I need vonage for. ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 1:40 PM

Podcast Mentions... Chuck Boyce from SSWUG.org
Here Chuck Boyce, who helps run the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group, mentions a couple of my SQL Related posts. Chuck is also on the PASS board and runs the Phila PASS chapter. Thanks alot Chuck… http://www.sswug.org/sswugr... http://www.sswug.org/sswugr... ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 7:27 AM

Article on SQL .NET CLR - Application Configuration Settings Posted to SqlJunkies.com
An article I wrote a couple weeks back has been posted to www.Sqljunkies.com Accessing Application Configuration Settings from SQL CLR Recently, one of my peers asked a question regarding the ability of SQL CLR classes to read configuration data from an Application Configuration file. After doing some quick Google searches on the topic, I came up with a couple of links that indicated the potential, but no concrete HOWTO on getting it all wired up. Now, I don’t want to debate whether this makes ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 5:22 AM

SQL Server Service Broker - It's place in the World....
Have Data Will Travel : Where does Service Broker Fit?. This is a good “perspective” post on where Service Broker, MSMQ, BizTalk, and WCF fit in architectures. I was at an MGB (Microsoft Global Briefing)* about 2 years back. So, the presentation I’m sitting in is on Service Broker. So, another MSFT guy in the audience asks a question regarding product positioning with BizTalk. Well, that exchange turned into a great nasty fight between the 2 MSFT folks with applause coming from ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:19 AM

Fantastic External USB 2.0 Drive Enclosure @ Newegg from SimpleTech
SimpleTech STI-HD2.5/USB2 External Enclosure - OEM at Newegg.com. This so far is the best external USB 2.0 Drive Enclosure that I’ve used. Great design with a short USB cable that folds away. Wish they had 2 other things: Way to get a longer USB cord and power switch. CORRECTION: They give you a longer USB, I was thinking the built-in USB if it could extend a bit more would be nice. But, this think looks cool, connects easily and I don’t have to drag around one of those long USB cables ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:23 AM

Microsoft Exception MessageBox - Nice little gem
If you're developing WinForm applications, generally at some point in the project you develop an Exception Dialog box that provides a user friendly interface for error messages. Usually, it's a generic box that displays parts of the exception stack and perhaps a way to log or allow users to initiate some other action such as proceeding, ignoring, or even reporting the error. Usually the solution hooks in as the Application or AppDomain unhandled exception handler at startup. Thing is, I don't see ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 9, 2006 12:03 PM

Pre-Built Virtual Machines - This is another reason why Vmware Rocks..
Virtual Appliances: VMTN Appliances. VMWare has done a great job of leveraging the community to build ready-to-go Virtual Machines build on Linux core and other open source software. These are download and start machines that do all sorts of things. So, if you want to ramp up on some technology this is one way. Now, for Microsoft, the biggest struggle is the OS licensing cost. Is really a shame but if Microsoft could get product in trial form out the door and download-able in VM form it would be ......

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 4:06 PM

Scrum for Team System
Scrum for Team System is a free Agile Software Development Methodology add-in for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, developed by Conchango, in collaboration with Ken Schwaber and the Microsoft Technology Centre UK.Scrum for Team System provides development teams with deep support for the use of Scrum, when running projects using Visual Studio Team System’s integrated suite of lifecycle tools. Scrum for Team System ......

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 1:17 PM

Team System Utilities
Looks like the TFS utility aftermarket is begining to grow. Now, if they can get TDD right…. Here is a short list of some Team System utilties that you may find useful. If you know of a Team System utility that has made your life simpler, please let me know about it and I'll add it to the list. Digerati Technologies, LLC. And thanks to Nestor for another great list: http://accentient.com/widge... ......

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 1:16 PM

Windows Vista Aero support in WPF & WinForms
I’m starting to see more applications leveraging Aero Glass on Vista. They look quite cool. Here’s a couple of posts on getting Aero on WinForms and Windows Presentation Manager Tim Sneath : Windows Vista Aero Pt. 1 - Adding Glass to a Windows Forms Application Adam Nathan's Win32 to WinFX Blog : Aero Glass inside a WPF Window ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 3:55 PM

Add-in for Visual Studio 2005 Available to "faciliatate" Contract First...
Contract first forces you to design your service interfaces in ways that should remove implementation issues that affect that design. Here’s a Visual Studio add-in that helps you in that quest – it’s from The thinktecture folks. There has been a lot of buzz around contract-first Web Services design & development lately. A number of people thinks that it is a good thing and that we finally should reach a state where we all can live and breath it. But most people have been complaining ......

Posted On Sunday, May 7, 2006 8:27 AM

Non-Profits - get a Makeover - Free consulting services from Avanade, Microsoft Technologies, Server and Storage - Valued @ $350,000
Avanade, NPower NY and Microsoft invite local nonprofits to apply for an “Xtreme Techover” organizational makeover, to help transform their community technology centers and administrative systems to better serve their communities. Organizations can apply online by May 26, 2006 at www.avanadeadvisor.com/xtre... One nonprofit will receive the grand prize, consisting of: Consulting services worth $150,000 – including two consultants for 4-6 weeks – from Avanade, the leading ......

Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 3:53 AM

Excellent Series of posts on building a Custom Transport for WCF
Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog : Building a Custom File Transport, Part 7: Request Channel. I was looking at building my own File Transport when I did a search and up comes this excellent series. Can’t wait till Nick’s all done ......

Posted On Monday, May 1, 2006 12:46 PM

Accessing Application Configuration Settings from SQL CLR
Recently, one of my peers asked a question regarding the ability of SQL CLR classes to read configuration data from an Application Configuration file. After doing some quick Google searches on the topic, I came up with a couple of links that indicated the potential, but no concrete HOWTO on getting it all wired up. Now, I don’t want to debate whether this makes good architectural sense to store static settings in the file system when you’re already working inside a database management ......

Posted On Monday, May 1, 2006 6:13 AM

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