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Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for SilverlightShow Top 5 News for June 27 - July 03, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: WCF RIA Services series now available as a fully offline resource Download Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta 2 (Mango) - Web and Offline Installer Telerik XAML controls Q2 2011 Beta Release Using the Task Parallel Library (TPL) for Events Developers Get Goody Basket Full of Mangos Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the ...
One of the tough tasks in web development and in particular CSS styling, is to find the RGB and hexadecimal value of uncommon colours. As a web developer working in CSS, I longed to give that nice blue/green tinge colour for my UI and always struggled with the hexadecimal value. Particularly in finding the same for colours I find in other sites. Thanks to the IE9 Developer Toolbar which has this nice colour picker, one can find the hexadecimal code (and the RGB equivalent) from any web page. To demonstrate, ...
I'm looking for a way to providing users (administrators) of a web application to automatically (meaning it's opt-in to update, but the installation should be automatic when started) update said web application when new versions are released. The reason why I want an automatic approach is that I want the users to be able to update the web application while it's running remotely, without having to gain physical access to the machine (including RDP). I could of course write my own code for this, but ...
...Continued from the previous post. If you all are keen, and if you want to play real-time on iPhone with other players, you can download this Panda-Tetsuki client from AppStore, it connects to IGS server, and allow you to play with other players. For those keen on playing on computer, try http://www.gokgs.com/ or 1-day per move (you can make more moves, if your opponents also response to your moves within the same day) mode – http://www.dragongoserver.net or http://nwgo.braindog.org/ If you are ...
Hace unos días recibi un email de Microsoft con noticias sobre Visual Studio, y algo que me encanto fue ver que por fin tenemos soporte para HTML y CSS 3 en el editor de VS. Así que, me di la tarea de leer el contenido de los blogs recomendados en el artículo y tome la decision de traducir el contenido del blog de Scott Hanselman’sa español (por supuesto con algunos cambios), para que toda la comunidad que no tiene aún un buen conocimiento de inglés pueda aprovechar el contenido. Inicamos… La gente ...
UPDATE! July 8th, 2011 -- I’ve been reading Chris Poteet’s blog for a while (probably since Day of .Net Ohio in 2008 or 2009) and he recently started a new blog covering odd user interface quirks and inconsistencies with SharePoint. He’s titled the blog, Unexpected Error. Well, today Chris was kind enough to mention me for follow Friday on Twitter and I followed the link to his blog again – and was stunned to see that I had written a post this week that is pretty much the same one he wrote two weeks ...

Raffaele Rialdi has been adding features to his certificate management tool.  Already supporting wildcard certificates, he’s now added SAN cert support.

But it’s more than certificate management too.

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I found out last night that I have been awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for my contribution to the Silverlight community. It is a honor, a privilege and one of the biggest moments in my professional life. I cannot tell you how excited that I am to be acknowledged by Microsoft for doing something that I love. According to Microsoft, this award is given by Microsoft to outstanding members of Microsoft's technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline ...
IE9 Toolbar’s Browser Mode allows us to test for different versions of IE. This feature has been there right from IE8 Developer Toolbar. But, I always thought that the testing was just limited to the different versions of IE i.e. IE7, IE8 and IE9. One of the advantages of having a technical boss is that, he points to the right set of information when needed. @harishV pointed out that you can test even for other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari from within the IE9 Developer Toolbar. For the ...
Check out for the first webinar on TeleSharp, an enterprise configuration management tool for .Net applications and more.... Also check out at Tellago Studios and Jesus Rodriguez's blog... Who should attend this webinar? If you are a .NET Developer/Architect working on enterprise applications, you MUST attend this webinar ...
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/info/... is Ultra-Fast ASP.NET: Building Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable Websites Using ASP.NET and SQL Server by Richard Kessig - ISBN 978-1-4302-2383-2 I won a copy of this book at 101 Books. Richard Kessig is an all-star member of forums.asp.net - see http://forums.asp.net/membe... - this book has been on before as deal of the day. If you did not get a copy then, I suggest getting it today. " Ultra-Fast ASP.NET provides a practical ...
There comes a time when computers die. So it was with our HP MediaSmart Home Server. At the age of 4, I was not expecting it to die. Oops. It has never really been an easy life before the death of that machine. It’s anemic 512MB of memory got upgraded to 2GB. The 500MB primary drive got expanded with two 1TB drives. The power supply fan started sounding like my lawn mower, so it had to be replaced. Things seemed stable until the primary drive croaked – and me unable to locate the recovery disk – ...
Initial troubleshooting As always, one of the first things to check is the event viewer to see if an event was generated detailing the error. Additionally check the %windir%\debug for the adamsetup.log and adamuninstall.log (this last one is only created during the uninstall process). These two logs will tell you where the setup is failing and what should be checked. It also pays to know that setup errors are written to the registry. If you cannot find the following key there was no failure as the ...
My dear fellow programmers/developers, how you kill your time while you're not coding? Some people go jogging, some listen to their favourite tracks, some catch movies, some read, and the list goes on and on. For me, one of the stuff I enjoy doing is Go. So what the heck is this Go, you may ask (of course if you're already playing and enjoying it, you won't need to ask me). Go is an ancient board game carrying the 5000 years history with it, while still keep getiing improved on the rules and styles ...
Ron Jeffries challenged me to show how Flow-Design and Event-Based Components can help software development. This is the problem he posed in the Software Craftsmanship discussion group: Solve bowling scoring. Here is the specification. Note that this is a simpler version than the one Bob Martin often uses. I'll take questions if you have any. Given a list of the rolls of a legal game of ten pin bowling, which you may assume are provided without error or omission, produce the total, final, score of ...
I hope you haven’t come here looking for an answer!!! Because I want one too!!! I have recently been playing with JQM…and initially loved it….but…. I mean, jQuery mobile is fantastic...whats been done here I think is awesome. I'm enjoying working with it. (I know its beta 1!, but the below seems odd for even a beta release) There seems to be some fundamental bugs knocking about. Links for example. I have a fixed footer toolbar...3 buttons, Home, New, Settings. Home - I wanted to be non-ajax, so I ...
It’s cool when you have to use a map of the world to show how your application is deployed. I’ve added a webcast on AppFabric Caching using a very distributed application. The application is tested in Stockholm Sweden with the database located in South East Asia, and the Cache in South-central US. The application is then deployed to the South-central US data center, accessing the database in South East Asia. The point of all this is to show how the AppFabric cache can be used to reduce latency in ...
Introduction The official Kinect SDK has been out for a while now and I haven’t seen many people actually doing “how-to” post to get others started developing for it. I decided that I would help kick-start the movement by creating a series called, “Kinecting the Dots”. This is going to be a series of blog posts covering questions or concerns that I’ve seen in the community. I am planning on answering questions so if you have one that you want answered then please contact me by using the form above. ...
One of the things that I have really enjoyed in the process of working with SQL Azure is the SQL Azure Management options. Mind you, it does not have a built-in backup tool, yes there are other options. redgate SQL Azure Backup Currently, Red Gate has a SQL Azure Backup tool (since it is Beta, it is free for the time being). Obviously, in order to use the tool the network/ip address from which you will be connecting has to be enrolled into the Azure Firewall for your account. The first step … connect. ...
The installation process took some getting used to. but understanding the purpose and work done with the Azure Companion helped tremendously. There are 3 different ways from getting this in place, using the With SSL package, the Without SSL, and the source code version. It is always helpful when someone has gone through the trouble of documenting their steps. So, in implementing my Intentional Thinking 2.0 blog site running WordPress on Azure, I followed the post/article published by John White. ...
String Resources For string resources we will use local/global resources connecting to DB using DbResourceProvider from “Creating a Data Driven ASP.NET Localization Resource Provider and Editor” http://www.west-wind.com/pr... It also has DbResourceControl, that shows controls with Localizable attribute and connect them to editor. From http://guysmithferrier.com/... and http://www.guysmithferrier.... ...
In this Issue: SLMPerf, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), WindowsPhoneGeek, Mike Taulty, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin, and Alex Golesh. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reactive Extensions RTW" Mike Taulty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 21 - Small Demo of Accelerometer Application" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Using SharePoint Data in your LightSwitch Applications" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow released their list of the top 5 posts on SilverlightShow for June 20 - 26, ...
My team at work has been growing and evolving. With that came a group of guys that challenge me to do more and learn more … faster. So, one of them is a virtualization junkie (no, geek does not apply). And I have seen him do some pretty cool stuff on his home gear. I have some gear just laying around and I decided to give some stuff a go. Enter VMware Go, deploying VMware’s Hypervisor remotely was one thing that attracted me. How complicated can it get? Right? I already have a background with virtualization, ...
I’m quite happy , just recieved the mail that I’m MVP again ...
I just got a great news from Microsoft that I’m re-awarded as Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for this year. This is my 3rd year in a row as an MVP and I’m of course very happy about and feel honored by it. Woohoo!! Here’s the Proof =} “Dear Vincent Maverick Durano, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate ...
Tellago Studios proudly announces its newest product, a third one within a year of time : TELESHARP .NET Configuration Management has always been a nightmare for any enterprise. TeleSharp is an innovative product that addresses the most common challenges of .NET applications in the enterprise. After years of struggle developing and managing large .NET applications, we decided to create a tool that makes .NET applications truly agile. You can read more about Telesharp and what difference it can make ...

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Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 2 was released on 6/29/2011. Are you ready for it? If not then let my guide help you get your system prepared and go through a few new features. Download links: Web Installer of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK ISO Image of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK - (723 MB) To get started you are going to need to remove the previous version of your Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 1. This kicks off the process of uninstalling the Beta. Once it is uninstalled then you ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for SilverlightShow Top 5 News for June 20 - 26, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Metro UI for RadControls for Silverlight and WPF Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed 'Sea Ray' List of standard icons for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Is Adobe’s new HTML5 Edge tool Expression Blends replacement? The Ultimate Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Preview Visit and bookmark SilverlightShow. Stay in the 'Light ...
This is the presentation I did June 29, 2011 at PHILLYNJ.NET. It is the first in a multi-part of a series on the Applied Design Patterns. The solution files are working code with design pattern notes in the comment blocks. After the overview and higher level discussions on Enterprise Design Patterns I reviewed the low level Database Access Library of code. With walk-throughs of the the code and unint test. After that we went through the ProductPhotoConsoleTest Application that performed intergration ...

Just found a few websites that show some Visual Studio tips that I haven't seen before, so I thought I'd share:

Read more at http://blog.danskingdom.com/visual-studio-tips-and-tricks/

The "scour" or Rootkit.Win32.TDSS virus has a long history which can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Here is the primary symptom: after searching for something in your web browser using google, one of the results that you click on redirects you to scour.com. If you've executed ClamWin, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Norton, etc. to find and isolate the virus without any luck--this isn't really a surprise, since this virus attaches to existing system drivers. I only know of one reliable package ...
Goal: Defining Knockout-style input controls can be tedious and also may be something that you may find obtrusive, mixing your HTML with data bind syntax as well as binding your aspx, ascx files to Knockout. The goal is to make specifying Knockout specific HTML tags easy, seamless really, as well as being able to remove references to Knockout easily. Environment considerations: ASP.Net MVC2 or later Knockoutjs.js How to: public static class HtmlExtensions { public static string DataBoundCheckBox(this ...
We have created a new section on our site: SilverDiagram Learn In this site you will find: Links to our codeplex extensions / samples. How to… videos, right now: How to build the codeplex samples. How to create custom shapes. Link to articles / post / documentation. I hope this will make easier to let you get started with SilverDiagram SDK. More videos and samples coming soon… ...
Spoke at the session on Webforms in CTU 2011 (Community Technology Update) in Singapore. Had a good interaction with the Developer community here in Singapore. I covered the following topics during the session: *Dynamic Data *Routing *Web Form Additions *Predictable Client IDs *Programmable Meta Data *Better control over ViewState *Persist selected rows *Web Deployment The Slide Deck used can be accessed using the following URL: http://www.slideshare.net/a... ...
Last night, (Tuesday, June 28), at the KC .NET User group meeting, George Westwater gave a terrific presentation on NoSQL. The best way to define it (the best way is to see George explain it, and he says he will record his presentation and make it available through his blog – link above) is databases that does not use relational technology. And his point, and this is true – I have been around awhile – is that non-relational databases have been used for over 50 years in the business. He points out ...
In this Issue: WindowsPhoneGeek, John Papa, Mike Taulty, Erno de Weerd, Stephen Price, Chris Rouw, Peter Kuhn, Damian Schenkelman, Michael Washington, and Manas Patnaik. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Binding to View Model properties in Data Templates. The RootBinding Markup Extension" Damian Schenkelman WP7: "Storing Files in SQL Server using WCF RIA Services and Silverlight – Part 3" Chris Rouw LightSwitch: "Saving Files To File System With LightSwitch (Uploading Files)" Michael Washington Shoutouts: ...
When we migrate some BizTalk apps from BizTalk 2006 R2 to BizTalk 2010, and we ran into issue when a .net component called inside the orchestration. In the .net component we are trying to retrieve some promoted property and we also checked in the BizTalk group hub to validate it was promoted, no issues there. Only when we try to access the data into the .net component we had issue. We just moved all the assembly what we had in BizTalk 2006 R2 to BizTalk 2010, didn’t recompile anything in BizTalk ...
Recently I had several questions concerning how to process files that carry a header and trailer in them. Typically those files are a product of data extract from non Microsoft products e.g. Oracle database encompassing various tables data where every row starts with an identifier. For example such a file data record could look like: HDR,INTF_01,OUT,TEST,3/9/2011 11:23 B1,121156789,DATA TEST DATA,2011-03-09 10:00:00,Y,TEST 18 10:00:44,2011-07-18 10:00:44,Y B2,TEST DATA,2011-03-18 10:00:44,Y B3,LEG ...
In my quest to read all the books I have lying on my bookshelf I have finally got round to finishing C# Concisely (ISBN 0-321-15418-5). While this book was fairly old, I found it to be quite useful for a student wanting to learn C# for the first time, and a nice way to review and make I hadn’t missed something when I was learning the language. The book is simple and explains the basic concepts in a clean manner, but is really intended for the beginner programmer – it also had a few chapters dedicated ...
· XNA communication must by default be lightweight – if you are syncing game state between players from the Game.Update method, you must minimize traffic. That game loop may be firing 60 times a second and player 5 needs to know if his tank has collided with any player 3 and the angle of that gun turret. There are no WCF ServiceContract / DataContract niceties here, but at the same time the XNA networking stack simplifies the details. The payload must be simplistic - just an ordered set of numbers ...
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010,Team Foundation Utilities,TFS2010 Oh no! Did you just check in a changeset in to TFS and realized that you need to roll back the changeset because the changes were suppose to go in a different branch? Or did you just accidently merge a wrong changeset in your release branch? There are several ways to undo the damage, Manual: Yes, we all just hate this word but for the record you could manually rollback the changes. Get Specific version on the branch and ...
Blue Syntax is happy to announce the release of their SQL Azure database backup product! Enzo Backup for SQL Azure offers unparalleled backup and restored functionlity and flexibility of a SQL Azure database. You can download the beta release here: http://www.bluesyntax.net/b... With Enzo Backup for SQL Azure, you can: Create a backup blob, or a backup file from a SQL Azure database Restore a SQL Azure database from a backup blob, or a backup file Perform limited backup and restore of SQL ...
After reading DLinq (Linq to SQL) Performance and in particular Part 4 I had a few questions. If CompiledQuery.Compile gives so much benefits, why not to do it for all Linq To Sql queries? Is any essential disadvantages of compiling all select queries? What are conditions, when compiling makes whose performance, for how much percentage? World be good to have default on application config level or on DBML level to specify are all select queries to be compiled? And the same questions about Entity Framework ...
I’ve read Combining Client Scripts into a Composite Script and wanted to use it. Then I’ve read Julian Jelfs concerns ScriptManager.CompositeScript issues However the article Combining javascript files with Ajax toolkit library describes workarounds, that make the solution workable. You also can use Script reference profiler: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/... Related posts: Using ScriptManager with other frameworks MSDN documentation: CompositeScriptReference The older implementations, ...
Much has been talked about the F12 developer toolbar in IE and the support it provides for web developers. Starting IE8, the Developer Toolbar is a menu item that helps you view the page source, scripts, profiling and many other details of the rendered page. It even allows script debugging from within and that makes it a truly powerful web developer tool bar. With IE9, the developer toolbar got even better with the Networking Tab that allows you to inspect the traffic/time taken and drill down into ...
In one of our prod server we recently ran into issue when we went and update the web.config and try to browse the service. We started seeing the service was not responding and getting the following warning in the application log. Our service is WCF service, BizTalk orchestration exposed as service. We have other prod server where we never ran into this issue, so what’s different with this server. After going thru lot of forum and came up on some Microsoft service pack and hot fix which related to ...
The Problem The following iterative sequence is defined for the set of positive integers: n n/2 (n is even) n 3n + 1 (n is odd) Using the rule above and starting with 13, we generate the following sequence: 13 40 20 10 5 16 8 4 2 1 It can be seen that this sequence (starting at 13 and finishing at 1) contains 10 terms. Although it has not been proved yet (Collatz Problem), it is thought that all starting numbers finish at 1. Which starting number, under one million, produces the longest chain? NOTE: ...
Traveling in from out of town? (Or just interested in a night away from home with your spouse in a beautiful suite?) You can call the Ameristar at 636-940-4301 and ask for the St. Louis Day of .NET 2011 group rate. You can also make reservations online using the conference code GDNET11. We encourage you take the opportunity to hang around, spend the night, and enjoy the social events and networking opportunities that we have planned. Friday and Saturday sessions start promptly in the mornings. There ...