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Wow! That is all I have to say after three fun filled days in a world that fed the geek, sparked the competitor, inspired the humanitarian, encouraged the inventor, and continuously warmed the heart in me. First Robotics FRC 2012 First Robotics is an amazing program that strives to inspire young people to get involved with science and technology. To accomplish this goal, they team up young people with engineering minded mentors to create machines with a goal of competing both on the field and by ...
I’ve had my 15” Mac Book Pro for a little over a year now, and its hands-down the best laptop I’ve ever owned…hardware wise. And I tried, I really really tried, to like OSX. I even bought Parallels so I could run Windows 7 and all my development tools while still trying to live in an OSX world. But in the end, I missed Windows too much. There were just too many shortcomings with OSX that kept me from being productive. For one thing, Office for Mac is *not* Office for Windows. The applications are ...

OK this is just a first post to see how Windows Live Writer works. I’m sure as I become more familiar with it the easier it will be.

I am new to the world of contracting and am finding it very similar to my permanent roles I’ve had. Anyone have any advice for a new contractor in the software development and/or software configuration management role?

 

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For the last decade, I have repeatedly, in my imitable Microsoft fan boy style, offered an alternative view to commonly held beliefs about Microsoft's stance on open source licensing. In earlier times, leading figures in Microsoft were very vocal in resisting the idea that commercial licensing is outmoded or morally reprehensible. Many people interpreted this as all-out corporate opposition to open source licensing. I never read it that way. It is true that I've met individual employees of Microsoft ...
This post is continued HERE. Go to Part 1 – List of Product Updates for information on Visual Studio and TFS 2012 updates Looking for the VS 2010 extensions ? Go to Visual Studio 2010 - List of Product Updates (Part 1) + Extensions (Part 2). Looking for links to the test adapters, go to this blog post. UPDATE Aug 18th 2013: Updates: Visual Studio Tools for Git, TypeScript, ReSharper, TFS Power Tools, Code Contracts, Build Manager, Web Essentials, Code Contracts, tangible T4 editor , Just Decompile, ...
This is the fourth entry in a series of descriptions & demos from the “Using HTML5 Today” user group presentation. For practical purposes, the original XHTML standard is a historical footnote, although XHTML transitional will probably live on forever in the default web page templates of old web page editors. The original XHTML spec was released in 2000, on the heels of the HTML 4.01 spec. The plan was to move web development away from HTML to the more formal, rigorous approach that XHTML offered, ...
The new mobile framework we released today extends to Enterprise Mobility the revolution that Visual WebGui brought to Enterprise RIA Applications. Just like Visual WebGui for Web, the new Enterprise Mobile framework also provides a classic .NET development paradigm within Visual Studio. This allows leveraging existing development skillset for building HTML5 mobile applications and extending enterprise IT to the post PC era. The new framework is optimized for enterprise mobility and supports the ...
Okay this isn't going to take long.THIS IS A CALL TO ALL YOU PROGRAMMERS OUT THERE....maybe more of a challenge. Augmented reality is a cool function utilizing your GPS, camera, and software to change your view of where and what you are looking at, (simplest explanation). I challenge you to use Augmented reality to become revolutionary. When you view something with augmented reality software, how about doing live translation of signs. Say you're in Paris, and don't know what the sign says, because ...
What you need / What you've got? Pretty obvious, when a user edits/changes a page, you need someone to check its all good before it goes live! Aka Publishing Approval You can use the "Publishing site with workflow" template or enable it manually or set it up in your custom site definition. BUT...you've got an entire site collection full of web sites and you need to do it "en-mass" … step up Powershell. A common scenario could be you were working in Stage or Pre-go live and having Approval workflow ...
If you have not heard the latest technical news yet, the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch event is today March 8, 2012! Register to not to miss this opportunity to interact with technology experts and win cool prizes! I am thrilled and excited! Why? Because like in the automotive industry, every new iteration of a vehicle is more fuel efficient, safer, more polished, looking more attractive and fun to drive. Sure, the the new version of the SQL Server is ready to take me further in what I can deliver ...
Last week was the Microsoft MVP Global Summit, where Microsoft brings together their independent experts and community leaders for a week of sessions, product group interactions, and some fun along the way. These nights are always epic, stretching into the wee hours of the morning. I brought my camera and flipcam with me this year to capture the events, and so I give you The Most Epic MVP Attendee Party EVAR in Three Acts! It has everything – Playing football on an NFL field, singing karaoke with ...
Cloudstore – A marketplace for Government Microsoft Marketplace and the Everything Apple's App Store have revolutionised how we all buy and use software. It's now the best way to 'buy bits'. So why shouldn't government consumers be able to connect with their suppliers in a similar way? That was the challenge to Solidsoft from the Cabinet Office. We responded with the CloudStore. It replaces a complex system which had different applications from different providers spread across multiple locations. ...
Some Background The AdventureWorks database has been around for over a decade; a staple amongst sample databases. The first version of the AdventureWorks database appeared in time for SQL Server 2000. Microsoft has been good at keeping the AdventureWorks sample database up to date as new versions of SQL Server are released. Case-in-point: SQL Server 2012 is at RC0 and yet you can already find a version of AdventureWorks for it (albeit, it really isn’t that different from the SQL Server 2008 R2 version). ...
May I remind you that today being the second Tuesday of the month is Patch Tuesday. Later today, Microsoft will issue more patches. Several of the updates are rated critical, so patch your development PCs, patch your UAT, TEST, get client sign-off and then patch your live systems.For more information see:http://technet.microsof... ...
This was a big week for Windows 8 news (given the relative secrecy around the whole project). At the beginning of the week we learned that the Consumer Preview (fka the "Beta") of Windows 8 will be released at the very end of the month in concert with the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona (MWC). Then, just yesterday, Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky uploaded an 8600+ word post to the Building Windows 8 blog detailing Microsoft's plans for Windows on ARM (i.e. ...
Before I get into this I am not an Office Live Small Business or Office 365 expert but I have used Office Live Small Business for number of years as a light weight way of managing some parts of my business. I now need to migrate to Office 365 and one of the areas which concerned me was around custom lists which had attachments. I had a number of these with lots of rows and I had been waiting for some information on how these would be migrated and hoped they would just be migrated for me automatically. ...
Disclaimer Firstly, I must come clean, I work for a digital music company which is involved in digital music streaming and downloads. In no way are the views expressed are the views of the company for which I work. They are merely the subjective views of an atypical music consumer. I say atypical because despite being over 40, I seek out new bands on the radio, using listen again on 6Music and BBC Introducing programmes, such as Christian Carlisle’s excellent BBC Sheffield programme. I make an effort ...
We’re well under 2 months to Prairie Dev Con – West in Calgary, and it appears some of you need an extra push to register. So why attend? Well, there’s the three days and over 80 sessions spanning software development, IT Pro, and Agile topics. There’s the pre-conference workshops available on WP7, TFS, and Agile as well as the Microsoft IT Pro Camp and Azurefest events. And there’s the value – comparable conferences in other cities will run you almost double the cost in registration, hotel, and ...

Well this is a very dull post, I’m simply trying to post to tumblr from live writer. That is all.

I am writing my last post Firefox 7 Released when Mozilla release Firefox 7 now they have 9 soon they have 12. Now I am show you a little problem with word processor we use daily. let’s take a look at issue Suppose my name is Anirudha. what happen if I use some different different software. Windows Live Writer:- window live writer have no suggestion about it show RED border in bottom of text. Microsoft Word 2007 :- Maybe it’s a little bit better because when I type anirudha they make it capitalize ...
I just spent a good portion of today of part of yesterday on a really weird issue. Our sites had some custom branding for a client and the quick launch displayed perfectly for the root site. When you clicked on all the subsites the quick launch bar would not display. Myself and one of the branding guy’s at Planet, Jaimie Luetjen, were spinning our wheels (and I don’t think it helps that I have a cold). Finally Jaimie is able to login to the site and he threw up a live meeting, so we could figure ...
Four or five years ago I was “introduced” to ComponentOne’s Winform controls while working on a fairly large, data-intensive application. I remember being very surprised at how easy their controls were to use compared to others I had worked with. Based upon my earlier experience with their products, I had pretty high expectations when I started evaluating Studio for Entity Framework. I’m happy to say that the product easily met my expectations and in some areas, moved the bar a bit higher. Before ...
We often hear people say things like “Live with no regrets”, but I don’t think that’s literally what people mean. I know I’ve regretted many things in my past and there are some things I look back on with great disdain. One of those things is my high school football career. I played 1.5 seasons with my high school team. The problem – I didn’t take it seriously enough. I wanted to have fun, not focus so much on winning and losing…not focus so much on conditioning and honing my skills…not focus on ...
After reading this chapter you should be able to Identify and explain the functions of the core TCP/IP protocols Explain how the TCP/IP protocols correlate to layers of the OSI model Discuss addressing schemes for TCP/IP in IPv4 and IPv6 Describe the purpose and implementation of DNS and DHCP Identify the well-known ports for key TCP/IP services Describe common Application layer TCP/IP protocols Characteristics of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) TCP/IP is a suite of specialized ...
The following procedures describe my approach toward a minimal error prone migration of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to MS CRM 2011. 1. I start by installing CRM 2011 with a dummy organisation, yes, I don't import the CRM 4.0 organisation, because I want to make sure CRM 2011 is installed and deployed with out any problems. More over it gives the flexibility to map user, if it is from a different domain. (1,5 Hour) 2. I install all the latest updates and roll-up for the CRM 2011, verify if everything ...
After reading this you should be able to Describe the basic and hybrid LAN physical topologies, and their uses, advantages, and disadvantages Describe the backbone structures that form the foundation for most LANs Understand the transmission methods underlying Ethernet networks Compare the different types of switching used in data transmission Simple Physical Topologies Physical topology is The physical layout or pattern of the nodes on a network It depicts a network in broad scope (does not specify ...
I had originally planned to write this using the live writer, however it isn't wanting to install so I guess it will have to wait until next time.I was working along the other day and one of the users I had added in was displaying as his domain account instead of his first and last name. I was in a semi rushed mode at the time, so I decided to skip the "steps" as I call it to find out all you can about your problem user(s). But I will list out what I would have done had I had more time.Side note: ...
Apart from the Introduction that I gave from my previous blog posts about the book and the Windows Phone 7.5 Development, I think we have to jump into the technology of it. In this post we are going to talk about the Design Language, Real Estate, Input Patterns. Design Language: Design Language in my view is something that first strikes to the user/developer when they think of the application usage/development. How you want to design your application or how they users react with the navigation screens/patters ...
If you are not following Shawn Wildermuth or haven't bought the Essential WP 7.5 Application Development with Silverlight I would highly recommend. I am not going to talk about why we need a smartphone or how smartphone is taking over all the World, We all know how it started and where it took and where is going to take us in the future. Since we all know the future of the Mobile Eco systems I think it will be a good time to be a part of. lets jump into our series of blog posts of Windows Phone 7.5 ...
After reading this chapter you should be able to Identify organizations that set standards for networking Describe the purpose of the OSI model and each of its layers Explain specific functions belonging to each OSI model layer Understand how two network nodes communicate through the OSI model Discuss the structure and purpose of data packets and frames Describe the two types of addressing covered by the OSI model Networking Standards Organizations What are standards? Standards are documented agreements ...
Software Engineering is the rare field that produces a product that is never consumed nor decays. A working piece of software will last forever as long as there is functioning hardware on which to run it. I once attended a class where a student honestly said that the act of writing software made him feel "immortal".But most programs (thankfully) don't last forever. Why? Because their quality is so poor. Businesses often treat software like a disposable product because the act of maintaining it is ...
There’s an ongoing discussion in the community about various aspects of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awards and this is a quick contribution I’ll make to share a few thoughts. Recent events in this discussion include MVPs who either weren’t re-awarded and/or declined their award. There are alignments and differences between their perspectives and mine, particularly in the areas of expectations and values. This is one of my contributions to that on-going discussion. In it’s simplest ...
If you follow the MVP program a bit, you might have heard about Rob Eisenberg and his struggles with the MVP program. If you haven’t, well, just move along, there’s nothing interesting to read here. Still here? Good. For those of you who don’t know who Rob is: he is the creator of Caliburn and Caliburn Micro, a MVVM Framework I truly love, support and have written about here before. He is one of the bigger contributors to the Open Source community in the Microsoft technologies. If you work on anything ...
I live in a world of continuous integration servers, extensive unit, integration & regression tests and a whole bunch of other checks and balances to insure the quality of the systems we develop. I live in this world because I know things can go wrong and I want to have a safety net to make sure I am not going to mess things up. I didn’t always have these checks in place – I remember the cowboy days where we would click build, if it compiled we were good to go and would release to the world. ...
Happy New Year! I am excited to be speaking at the first meeting in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Windows Phone 7 User Group As usual at Tampa WP7UG there is a jump start session for beginners before the meeting: 5:30PM An Intimate intro to WP7 Development with a local MVP Kevin Wolf in room 1, or a work session in the main room. Come on by early to hangout with other developers or attend the intro sessions. Here is the description of my presentation starting at 6:30PM: Live Tiles, Toasts and Push Notifications ...
2011 started with a bang and ended with a boom for me. Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about in this blog post. I am not looking back I am walking forward. I was reckless with my life for several years and thought it was the best idea to act in a certain manner. I was reckless because I was neglectful of my happiness. I am changing that in 2012. I am instituting a travel policy where I will be traveling only once a month for an event or user group and no more than once a month. That means I ...
January 2012 will go down as one of the most memorable months! What a fantastic way to start the year, received an email from Microsoft telling me that I have been presented with the Microsoft MVP Award in the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Competency for 2012. Dear Tarun Arora, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise ...
I'm a big believer in the benefits of having automated tests live with your code. I'm not an aspirant to Red-Green-Refactor Nirvana, but I believe there is a huge value to be gained by taking the code from Button1_Click in the only Windows Form application you've ever written and placing it instead into a method that can be used by a unit test framework. Some of the benefits that I glean from this include my test being preserved past the initial implementation (when you write the next feature of ...
Over the past few months we have been tweaking the usability of the Geekswithblogs.net Admin Tool for editing posts. We definitely suggest using Windows Live Writer for publishing you blogs due to the awesome plugins and support of image uploads, we understand the need for a non-Windows editor for posts or updates. One of the bugs submitted to us in the usage of our text editor was reformatting of posts when you publish from WLW and then make changes from the admin tool. The tool was eating up all ...
I was recently inspired to write on this topic after two client experiences that demonstrated serious misconceptions about the role that software architecture plays in producing quality software. After performing an assessment of a mid-sized company, it was obvious that they were in dire need of a good software architect to design and maintain the design of the application that they were in the process of planning. After making the recommendation, the CIO began to explain that they had already chosen ...
Recently (as in, last night) I started playing with jQuery Mobile. My experiences with jQuery, while occasionally frustrating, have been overwhelmingly positive. So when a friend mentioned jQuery Mobile to me, I figured I'd give it a try. A little Googling revealed some helpful tutorials and other resources, one of which was this handy basic page (which I got from here) <!DOCTYPE html><html><hea... Title</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.co... ...
Let´s get real about software development: It´s never going to be a quietly flowing river. Never. And that´s why the current approaches to software development like XP, Scrum, and Kanban will always cause pain. Their basic assumption is you should be able to isolate a team for a while to work on features. Leave it alone during an iteration or a sprint to complete a set of features, or at least sit still until the current feature is done. Certainly that´s what we all want as developers: being able ...
What could you build with the XBox Kinect? Well we want to know! Connect your Kinect to your PC and build an application using your favorite .NET language. Kinect for Developers is a 2-day workshop for developers, artists and technicians interested in Kinect hacking or 3D scanning. This hands on workshop will teach you the basics of programming for Kinect and the potentials for developing on video and depth sensor cameras. Expect live demonstrations, presentations, food, and lots of hacking. You ...
Microsoft just released the version 5 of Silverlight! It’s a great news and I really want to congratulate the whole team on this impressive collective effort. The official announcement is on the Silverlight team blog! Read the rest of this entry » ...
If you haven't already checked out WebMatrix , go check it out now. It's awesome for a variety of reasons. It’s very cool feature.Anyway, one of the cool features of WebMatrix (and Visual Studio 2010) is the ability to publish straight from the IDE to a compatible web host. Not all web hosts support Web Deploy but I know HostForLife.eu support this technology.Here is a quick walk-through with screenshots showing the publishing process from WebMatrix. I try to publish Orchard CMS here. J OK, let’s ...
Renaming SharePoint service app databases When you install SharePoint 2010 and use the wizards, you will be asked which services you’d like to install. By default all but Lotus-Notes-Connector are preselected. SharePoint will install the services and assign a plethora of databases to serve these services. Alas, horror of horror, all these databases are named by Microsoft and all end with GUIDs. DBAs and other keepers of standards abhor it. Sometimes they even go a step further and want the DB names ...