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Cannot tell you how much fun this can be if it is not working correctly. First make sure SMTP is set up correctly in your IIS install (IIS6-IIS7.5(which uses IIS6 but thats for another story)) Direct Mailer Not working or not sending email or just needs to be configured correctly? First lets make sure the server and users/groups are created right. To grant the Marketing Web Service access to the Direct Mailer Service 1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click ...
So as you all know I am a Non-MVP for Commerce Server 2007 however I have worked tirelessly with this server. I know a ton of the in’s and outs of the architecture and have written a good number of scripts and modified others scripts to work. Recently I have had the pleasure of making Commerce Server 2007 run (play nice) with Windows Server 2008r2. This was interesting in many many ways to which I will document down the road. For this post I wanted to share a great little script that helps with your ...
This is a very short post. so bear with me. SELECT * FROM Northwind..Orders ORDER BY NEWID()The Magic here is NewID() Flickr Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL BuzzNet Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL Technorati Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL del.icio.us Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL IceRocket Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL LiveJournal Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL 43 Things Tags: NewID(), Random Records in MSSQL ...
To those whom love Commerce Server 2007 as much as I do. Here is a little script to help you determine the Service Pack level of each database. use MSCS_Admin select s_PropertyName, s_Value From dbo.resourceProps This will return multiple values. This is helpful in knowing if you have Commerce Server 2007 installed correctly as well as helping you to identify the correct service pack upgrade number per database. SP1 Transaction Database = 7.0 Transaction Config Database = 7.0 Product Catalog Database ...
In case you are wondering what is the “Shadow” command? Well in most server installs that have been built on the NT kernal there has been a version of the shadow command. What is the “Shadow” command? Lets for instance say you are using windows 2003 and want to gain screen(session) access to another users screen(session). Perhaps the person you are asking for shadow permission has an issue on his desktop and cannot figure it out. Think Remote Desktop access without the Remote part. To “Shadow” you ...
Youtube - You know that site with videos and all. Yeah! It turns out that its quite popular and you happen to visit and use it quite often. Instead of just searching and playing here are some top Youtube URL tricks that you should know about: 1. View high quality videos Youtube gives you the option to switch to high quality videos for some of the videos, however you can check if a video is available in high quality format by appending ‘&fmt=18'(stereo, 480 x 270 resolution) or ‘&fmt=22'(stereo, ...
So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to back up your data on a windows(XP(home and Pro) Vista (all versions)) machine. Some great little apps to backup data to external drives even to a network allocated storage device. Did you however think great I have a way to backup the data and its working however my hard drives are filling up quickly. What do I do now? Well you have options: Backup Less often (this can make things a bit interesting if you are constantly changing files and you may lose ...
Being a System Administrator as well as a Web Developer I run into issues with the Mail protocol SMTP. Things hang or people want their email better formatted. Or simply test out you spam messages you are going to blast before you well blast them. Of course you run into issues like is my ports open correctly, is the SMTP server setup to block relaying? Has my domain been blacklisted from spamming? These kind of questions are important. While I can’t fix the blacklisting domain issue the rest is well ...
I just found out today that the Bartlesville .NET User Group I started has now become an official INETA user group! This is great news for the group as it will just help us continue to grow. If you are ever in Oklahoma stop by and say Hi. Technorati Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA LiveJournal Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA del.icio.us Tags: Bartlesville,Bartlesville .NET User Group,BDNUG,User Group,INETA IceRocket Tags: ...
From their site: ALERT!!! - Campus will be closed which means that the TechFest is postponed, we will try to have reschedule but not until 2009 at the soonest. Thank you all for being part of the Houston TechFest. This is disappointing as I was really looking forward to it. However, I fully understand as ConocoPhillips, my employer, has closed the Houston offices because of Ike as well. I hope everyone ends up OK and this ends up just being precautionary. I will make sure to attend the Houston Techfest ...
I received my MBA from the University of Tulsa in 2002 while working full time. I learned a lot from grad school and home to get another Master's degree in the future. The one thing I regret is that I should have looked at more schools for my MBA. TU at the time was rated in the Top 25 for Graduate schools in US News. So academia wise it was a great choice. The biggest thing I have learned since graduating is academics are not the only thing you should evaluate a school on. Even with getting a 3.5 ...
I really enjoyed this video on Advance ASP.NET from Channel 9. I was listening to it today at work and found there were a few tidbits of information gold. geekSpeak recording: Advanced ASP.NET with Michele Leroux Bustamante Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 LiveJournal Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 del.icio.us Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 IceRocket Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 43 Things Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 BuzzNet Tags: ASP.NET,Channel 9 ...
There is a good video on practicing test driven development on ASP.NET's website. You can view the video here. If your new to TDD this should be of interest to you. Technorati Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET LiveJournal Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET del.icio.us Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET IceRocket Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET 43 Things Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET BuzzNet Tags: TDD,Test Driven Development,Training,.NET ...
I just found these videos on ASP.NET for Team Foundation Server. I find that many developers new to .NET could learn a lot from these videos. Almost any developer could learn something or two from at least one of the videos. Check them out at let me know what you think. Team Foundation Server Training Videos Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,Team Foundation Server,TFS,.NET,.NET Framework,Training LiveJournal Tags: ASP.NET,Team Foundation Server,TFS,.NET,.NET Framework,Training del.icio.us Tags: ASP.NET,Team ...
I have been coding using Microsoft technologies for a long while. Recently I was given the chance to do a little bit of web mastering. Due to my system admin background I was most definitely game for this. Learning IIS 6.0 was not a huge leap as I had done a lot of development using IIS5.1(Windows XP Professional); however I had not as yet used Host headers in IIS (IIS 5.1 only allows for one site. I will post about that later.). This was a learning experience (Don’t even get me started on the issue ...
Too Many cooks in the kitchen. When is too many developers one project a bad idea? So I had the chance to meet with some friends the other day. Of course they work as developers like me. They work for one of those companies with allot of money to throw at a web site (a == 1). I found it interesting having 20 developers writing code for a web site. They called it Agile programming or Extreme Programming (Developer Humping). The reason I called it this was as they (my friends) described agile as two ...
I found a new Twitter toy today. It is called TweetMyPage. It is not an application that needs an installer. You setup your settings and TweetMyPage gives you a javascript you add to your bookmarks. When you are reading a page you want to Twitter, you click on your TweetMyPage bookmark and it will ask you for your Twitter user id and password. Once you give it your credentials it will tweet a message similar to the following: Reading (http://linktoarticle) title of article. Currently TweetMyPage ...
I know what your thinking. Oh crap here he goes again with recommending tools and or services. My question is have I ever steered you wrong? Yes I normally deal in freeware tools. Mostly due to me being cheap and thinking my skills should push me past that latest issue with code. So why recommend a commercial tool? Good question. A friend recommended to me this tool. I had used tools like .net reflector to look into DLL’s to understand the application I am adding. I had heard rumor of NDepend however ...
Have you ever been styling your page and the design asks for a 1px dotted? Take a moment breath and I mean breath without expelling a whole lot of cuss words due to the fact IE 6 and 7 see 1px dotted as a solid line. Let the designer know you have to bump up the pixels to 2px for dotted lines to work. This hint would have helped me in hours of pulling out my hair and arguments. Enjoy! 43 Things Tags: Dotted Pixels, IE6, IE7, Help Dotted pixels Flickr Tags: Dotted Pixels, IE6, IE7, Help Dotted pixels ...
If your like me you develop in multiple servers. Using Terminal Services is a easy way to move through these servers remotely and with ease. Often I have 6 or more Remote Sessions open at one time. This as you can well imagine can get very confusing. I got to the point I felt I needed better way to brand my Desktop sessions. I tried wallpaper which by the way works well also. However this trick works as a supplement to the wallpaper trick.This registry edit will add text to the login string on the ...
Most of you would rather the the first title before or. Can't Remember where I got most of this script(if you know please send me a hate email) however I did some enhancements and I am reposting it. DECLARE @DBName varchar(255) DECLARE @DATABASES_Fetch int DECLARE DATABASES_CURSOR CURSOR FOR select DATABASE_NAME = db_name(s_mf.database_id) from sys.master_files s_mf where -- ONLINE s_mf.state = 0 -- Only look at databases to which we have access and has_dbaccess(db_name(s_mf.d... = 1 -- ...
So here is a question why would you want to add your Meta Tags via code? Kinda silly right? Cause if you were a great developer you probably have a whole list of meta tags you have created for your portfolio of web sites right? Well if you are the developer who has those templates you most likely will stop reading here and think this mikedopp character is kinda wierd or is one of those "because you can" type people. I know I am adding much too much fluff to this whole entry and spending too much ...
If you don't know by now you can reset your web applications and or web sites with a simple change to the web.config. For example you can FTP(if remote or hosted) to your server and edit the web.config by adding a space or removing a space. Basically you want the application your using editing with think something has changed since you touched the document. Save the form after this has happened and IIS will recycle the application / web site. This however can be tedious and just well feel like a ...
This has been pooled together from a number of resources: What is ASP.NET? Microsoft ASP.NET is a server side technology that enables programmers to build dynamic Web sites, web applications, and XML Web services. It is a part of the .NET based environment and is built on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) . So programmers can write ASP.NET code using any .NET compatible language. What are the differences between ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0? A comparison chart containing the differences between ASP.NET ...
I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ...
I love Yahoo for this and the YUI Install it on your blog today. Yahoo Media Player. Adds audio to your site with one line of HTML Uses simple, easy-to-hack HTML instead of complicated proprietary markup, ushering in the REAL Media Web Magical floating design never gets lost, is available when you need it, gets out of your way when you don't need it Automatically finds all audio links on your page, turning your page into a playlist Plays all your blog entries with a single button click Allows you ...
I being a very intelligent web developer (This is true). Decided it might be fun to delete the Default Web Site in IIS6.0 not thinking much of it. Of course it wouldn't have mattered at all, at least until I decided to install commerce server 2007 enterprise on the production server that I had deleted the Default Web Site. Why was this a problem you ask? Wow good question. Here's the long and short of it. When installing Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 sp1 you can get about oh I'd say 5 minutes into ...
I believe it was Joe Levi who was running into vista vs. Visual Studio 2005 memory issues while compiling our latest build of www.lifetime.com . We both run Vista as our development environment (We watched all the sessions at mix07 and vista looked like it worked fine with Visual Studio 2005 + 2 hours of patches). We did some MSDN surfing and found a way to clear the memory within Windows Vista ( basically it kills all idle running applications). Here is how: Create a shortcut: Add Location of Shortcut: ...
Getting back into the swing of things post MIX08. On another note. I have disabled my comments and track backs until further notice. Reason was over 3-4000 spam comments were effecting my database and slowing down my site. So please if you were offended I have been working to stay clear of the crap and deliver less crappy posts. On to the links: How to get Vista Breadcrumbs for Windows XP - Thinktechno.com 403day - An arrogant initiative in defense of the web Captain Obvious Mixtapes Public Domain ...
One of the great features of Windows Vista is the Snipping tool. It is just about the only redeeming application in Windows Vista. However when I installed Service Pack 1 The Snipping tool was gone. So a digging I went trying to find the root of the snipping tool to reactivate it. Here is the how to: "Go to Control Panel and open Program and Features (you may have to click Programs first). In the task pane on the left, click Turn Windows features on or off. If necessary, click Continue when prompted ...
Download Video FeedSync (Project) Astoria Offline (Project) Take Data offline? Alter Remote Offline Data and use FeedSync to update when connected. Reasons: App availability Network Utilization Lower costs Leverage client UI Leverage Service Extend for collaboration Flexible: Write a provider for Service Desktop Devices Protocols extensions Metadata Handles arbitrary topology peer to peer mesh and point to point Layers: End to End Solutions Ado.NET Sync Astoria Offline Protocol and Store Providers ...
Atom Syndication Format IETF RFC 4287 XML format Organized in feeds, entries and links Extensible data and metadata Atom Publising Protocol IETF RFC 5023 Protocol for publishing and editing resources Represents over HTTP Simple RESTful interaction model Demo Photos: https://cumulus.services.li... -Authorization via LiveID http://dev.live.com/liveid -Browse and create folders and photos Folders/Photos as Atom feeds and entries Photos are Atom "media link entries" <feed> ...
http://www.hanselman.com scotths@microsoft.com New web project type for asp.net More control over your </html> Testable framework Not for everyone Master Cheif GU! .NET 3.5 MVC web application template. Options: Enable testing right out the gate. NVUnit or any Unit. No testing option System.Web.MVC System.Web.Extension System.Web.Routing [Namespace] Controllers Models and Views Controller is a base class Index and about public class's {controller/action} Direct relationship. Flexible Fundamental, ...
Using new features in .NET 3.5 Framework. blogs.msdn.com/justinsmith What in .NET 3.5 for services: The New HTTP Programming model: New support JSON Services Syndication in .NET 3.5 Service Stack Evolution -Sockets->HttpListener-&... WCF one stop shop for services Myth:WCF is only for enterprise services Reality:WCF gets around(enterprise and web) .NET 3.5 WCF web-centric upgrades: Make REST a 1st class citizenish Embrace SOAP-less representations JSON messaging capabilities ...
Microsoft Data Platform Rich data services from SQL Server Using of course SOAP REST and APP within SQL Server SSDS. Live contacts has ADO.NET Connections... SYNC Framework synchronize contacts between endpoints. pulling or GET from url into xml or web service. Metadata file with Vcard info. No invoke needed within browser just service on box? SQL Server Data Services: Application Agility Scales without limits Business Ready SLA Scalable or downgradable to 2005 or 2000? SQL Server Data Services Layers: ...
I am a huge fan of Pablo Castro(the presenter). Astoria has become ADO.NET Data Services Framework. Data in the web: Ajax applications Silverlight applications Online Services Mashups Restful Interface for Data: Just Http Data as resources, HTTP methods to act on it. Uniform URL syntax Every piece of info is addressable Multiple representation Use regular HTTP content-type negotiation Atom, JSON, Plain XML Book: Restful Web Services Drill down data using Astoria(http request or get) Model and Operation ...
Long name good times. Topics: Delivery mechanisms Hands on encoding Best practices Goals: Deliver content(compelling) Maximize ROI for encoding. Two most common audio/video delivery Progressive download Streaming real time without caching Progessive download: Pros: Easy management and config Lower server resource usage Supports Secure sockets Layer(SSL) Firewalls Cons: No Live No advanced No buffer Streaming Download: Pros: Basic and advanced media features Bandwidth optimization Enables Live broadcasting ...
Applications interact with the outside world. mmm? Mashups and such. ok Many types of outside data.... Images RSS Business services Intranet services Mashup API's silverlight1.1 xaml and fun -no easy way to connect to other services. What does client code look like? Custom services. Recommended uses of services in silverlight Using silverlight front end connecting to webservice or database directly. Using C# void list<product>getproducts (string searchstring) Create service Define What does ...
So breakfast was good. Microsoft really finds great catering. Plenty of meat and well I am praying that was yogurt. Anyway working up an appetite for a keynote I will post as the goodness arrives. I am hoping silverlight 2 is all that it is billed up to. Ladies and Gentlemen by Saliva Anyway Mix it up! Technorati Tags: Mix08,MIX,mikedopp.com,micr... gu,web technologies,silverlight,si... LiveJournal Tags: Mix08,MIX,mikedopp.com,micr... gu,web technologies,silverlight,si... ...
Man my feet are killing me. Walked all over vegas(ok only about 3 blocks) gathering images for the silverlight contest that Wintellect threw for our first day here at mix08. Here is some of the killer stuff give at the event. Seen here was the silverlight "faucet" Seen here was joe levi with the silverlight "flame" Seen here was the Silverlight "quicksilver" Seen here was the Silverlight "Slot Machine" Seen here Silverlight! The silver Christopher Columbus? Ah silver water... Making bronze into silver. ...
Ever need a minute away from the craziness of school, home or even work? However you can't leave your office due to way to much on your plate? Well here is two ways of getting that stress out and making your Windows desktop take the punishment. Desktop Games and Chicken destroy. Basically when you launch this software it takes a screen shot of your current desktop and allows you to put various tools of destruction on or act upon your Desktop(screen shot). Works in all versions of windows as far as ...
Simple and Pretty Cool. Originally Posted on mikedopp.net <a id="login-link" href="javascript:showLogin(... <div id="login-panel" style="visibility: hidden;"> <fieldset onkeydown="checkForEnter();... <label> UserName: <input type="text" id="userName" /></label> <label> Password:<input type="password" id="password" /></label> <label class="checkbox" for="rememberMe"> <input type="checkbox" id="rememberMe" checked="checked" ...
Little known(unless your a XP expert) Applications from Microsoft that really never went anywhere. Like the "shplayer" that is or was supposed to be the Shell media player for XP however rumor has it being axed on or before RTM. On a different note another outsourced XP(media player 9)powertoy for having a video screen saver was very cool until Microsoft released Media player 10 and 11 and the app broke. Since the original writer (AnalogX) of the app has not been heard from for a while no more updates ...
So long ago and many many times infinity(2nd grade reference there). I downloaded the Internet. Any cool app I found. Some I wish I had kept. I then found myself in a pickle when the downloaded software had been updated or duplicated in another folder so I had multiple copies of different versions (good or bad) and no way to keep track of any of them. So I found Dupelocater.exe. Drag folders from Windows Explorer into the DupeLocater.exe window and press Search. When finished, drag the report duplicates ...
A long time ago in a remote windows 95 machine I had a cool little game called Scorched Earth. Scorched Earth is one of many games in the loose genre of "turn-based artillery games". Such games are among the earliest computer games, with versions existing for mainframes with only teletype output. Scorched Earth, with a plethora of weapon types and power-ups, is considered the modern archetype of its format, on which the popular Worms, Hogs of War and GunBound games are based. Its slogan, "The Mother ...
Joe Beat me to the post. I am going to be in Las Vegas Nevada for MIX08 This year listening to Steve Balmer. I will be pulling my hair out getting all 5 projects in test before I step on the plane however It will be awesome. Thanks, Steve and John mix•ti•fy [micks-tuh-fahy] — verb (used with object), -fied, -fy•ing. 1. to share with everyone you know the coolness that is MIX08! 2. to download the latest and greatest MIX stuff by checking back here often! — Related forms mix•ti•fi•ca•tion, noun mix•ti•fied•ly, ...
The Question is why and the answer is: Please be better than Vista! Notice how much it still looks like Vista however you would have to expect that. Start Menu PowerShell Display Properties Control Panel Desktop Welcome Center System Tray. LiveJournal Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista BuzzNet Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista Flickr Tags: Windows 7, Windows ...
So I was surfing Youtube for my latest and greatest music videos when I got the urge to see if anyone had posted some interesting videos on Rockband. Rock Band Drums on the PC. To my suprise I found this dude had put together an app to use your drums that are included with the Rockband game on you pc. This is so cool. I can now play the drums record my session and share it with the world via Youtube or your favorite video site. Another great how to get windows xp to recognize your usb drumset head ...
Remember when I talked about a free game will be given out for lack of network performance from Microsoft? Well without much fanfare Microsoft decided the game: "Undertow" would be the freebie. I understand that the game will only be available until tomorrow **unconfirmed**. So get it fast before its not free. del.icio.us Tags: Undertow,Xbox360,Xbox 360,mikedopp.com,mikedopp,h... Live,Interesting Technorati Tags: Undertow,Xbox360,Xbox 360,mikedopp.com,mikedopp,h... ...