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sharpSTS for DotNetNuke
Just found out today that Daniel Bartholomew is using SharpSTS to implement a Secure Token Server for DotNetNuke. He announces... Soon, you'll be able to issue your own managed cards through DotNetNuke, which include all the users personal information. I'm also going to write a new provider for DotNetNuke that will allow webmasters to declare what information they should save in their databases. As a webmaster you'll be able to offer your customers all the personalisation they expect, while offloading ......

Posted On Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:16 PM

Developer Day Scotland - Session Voting now open. Have your say!
You can influence decisions and make DDD Scotland your very own simply by voting for the sessions you would like to watch on the day. Take a peek over at the official DDD Scotland website and complete the simple survey. Here are my votes: Barry Dorrans Web services? We don't need no web server Remoting is dead. Long live WCF. This session aims to cover the creation of web services with WCF, inside and outside of IIS, including one way and two way services, as well as contracts, faults, authentication, ......

Posted On Monday, February 11, 2008 2:35 PM

OpenID session proposed for Developer Day Scotland
OK Ok, a bit late with the news but the excellent and very popular UK Developer community driven event Developer! Developer! Developer! is heading to Scotland on Saturday 10th May, 2008 for Developer Day Scotland, at the Glasgow Caledonian University. The call for speakers is open and in response I have submitted a proposal to the organisers for me to host a session on implementing OpenID into your .NET Web Applications. More over I will be demonstrating the OpenID 2.0 specifications attempts to ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 8:58 PM

Are you going to TechEd Barcelona - November 2007?

TechEd Developers - 05-09 November 2007, Barcelona, Spain

I've just put together my first draft session agenda for the developer week - and really can't wait for the week to arrive.

Are you going? I'd really be interested to learn what sessions you are looking forward to. Did you manage to get a hotel within 50miles booked? More to the point did you manage to not spend a fortune on your flights?

Posted On Sunday, October 14, 2007 4:28 PM

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD) - Day 6 :: Session Voting Open!
All submissions for presentations are in. Now you have the opportunity to cast your vote for which presentations you would like to watch. Head on over here to cast your vote now! DDD6 happens on the Saturday 24th November at Microsoft, Reading, UK. Personally, I will be voting for Barry and his rants on WCF, and Cardspace, Liam Westley on CIFactory, Guy Smith-Ferrier on Astoria, Internationalizing ASP.NET AJAX, Richard Fennell on SCRUM, Chris Hay on Silverlight (with a 1.1 feature focus), Chris Seary ......

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 3:23 PM

Stop Virtual Machines BEEPING in Virtual Server
This is a problem that has really annoyed me (and those in my office, and others) for a while. Basically, every darn message box or system alert causes the 1970's speaker in your PC to shreak out a hangover-unfriendly beep. Goood news tho, it's a Simple fix! Win2k3 / XP run sc config beep start= disabled from the command line There is also a knowledge base article which details a couple more fixes at ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 7:59 AM

SQL 2005 Database Mirroring - Providing automated failover for legacy systems
Well, it turns out that you can (as a DBAdmin) interogate the sys.database_mirroring, sys.database_mirroring_enpo... views to find out all the information you require about your database mirroring 'collective' including which servers are involved, their roles (Principle, Mirror, Witness), their state and the ports that they have been configured on. Click here to read more ......

Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:38 AM

Get Logging with the Enterprise Library
Piers Lawson has published an article on giving you the basics on the Enterprise Library's Logging and Instrumentation Application Block. Click here to view the article ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2005 1:25 PM

not that I am lazy or impatient....but...
You know what would be really handy ??... if those boys at the Enterprise Library - Patterns and Practices team developed a CodeSmith template for building an Enterprise Library aware DALC.... I have downloaded and looked into developing numerous n-teir templates however never really have the time to start one from scratch... Unless someone out there has already developed an Enterprise Library - Codesmith template using at least the data access block (and config block) ???? :: Update 07/03/2005 11:45 ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2005 1:09 PM

Webcasts - Enterprise Library
Scott Densmore has released information about a series of Patterns and Practices Live! webcasts on the Enterprise Library... Further information available here Refer to the patterns and practices Web site and guides for related information: Microsoft patterns &practices Application Architecture for .NET .NET Data Access Architecture Guide Building Secure ASP.NET Applications Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability Monitoring in .NET Distributed Application Design Deploying .NET ......

Posted On Monday, February 21, 2005 10:50 AM

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