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Goal: Since the system disk is a RAID 1 mirrored set, we can rebuild the shadow set by replacing one of the good sets with a blank disk Steps Shutdown and power down server Remove the disk from bay 9, which is part of the system shadow set. Put this disk on the shelf Insert blank/old disk into the empty bay Label the new disk before inserting it into the empty bay Power up server During the booting process, the following message appears: “Some configured disks have been removed from your system…” ...
The St. Louis .NET User Group is proud to announce that the St. Louis Day of .NET 2011 developers conference is officially open for registration. The fee for the two-day event remains the same as last year at $200.00 per attendee. However, if you register now through July 1, you will qualify for an “early bird” discount of $75.00, making the total cost only $125.00 per attendee. Act quickly to take advantage of this discount! (Invoicing is available for groups of 5 or more.) There are already 33 ...
I’ve been playing with the Kinect SDK Beta for the past few days and have noticed a few projects on CodePlex worth checking out. I decided to blog about them to help spread awareness. If you want to learn more about Kinect SDK then you check out my”Busy Developer’s Guide to the Kinect SDK Beta”. Let’s get started: KinectContrib is a set of VS2010 Templates that will help you get started building a Kinect project very quickly. Once you have it installed you will have the option to select the following ...
The Membership API came in .NET 2.0 and was a huge enhancement in building web applications with users, managing roles, permissions etc., The Membership API by default uses SQL Express and until Visual Studio 2008, it was available only through the ASP.NET Configuration manager screen (Website – ASP.NET Configuration) or (Project – ASP.NET Configuration) and for every application, one has to manually visit this place to start using the Security and other settings. Upon doing that the default SQL ...
I’m starting to see a whole bunch of tweets and blog posts on how Silverlight/WPF is dead, or how the XAML team has been disbanded at Microsoft, or how someone predicted Silverlight would die, blah blah blah. They all have a similar ring to it though: “Told ya so!” “They were stupid ideas anyway!” “Serves Microsoft right, boy are they dumb!” Let me tell you something, all those that are gleefully raving about Silverlight/WPF’s demise are nothing more than death trolls. Let’s assume that everything ...
When restoring a database backup, by default, SQL Server places the database files in the master database file directory. In this example, that location is in L:\MSSQL10.CHTL\MSSQL\DATA as shown by the issuance of sp_helpfile Hence, the restored files for the database CHTL_L2_DB are in the same directory Per SQL Server best practices, the log file should be on its own disk drive so that the database and log file can operate in a sequential manner and perform optimally. The steps to move the log file ...
Introduction In the second part of my “Game-changing Features” series, I investigated how to create multiple windows in a trusted Silverlight 5 application. Now, it is time to explore another set of features: SoundEffect Class for Low-Latency, Supporting Double- and Triple-Mouse Clicks and Linked Text Containers. If you followed my previous tutorial, then you should be ready to get started. The full source code for all three of the projects will be available as a separate download with this article. ...
I scheduled a task to perform a windows backup of a single disk on the my server. When I tested it, the task ran successfully – no problems, no errors; just as I expected. However, when the task ran as scheduled, it failed with error value 2147943645. I wondered was this the answer to life, the universe and everything in it? No. That is 42. After doing some research and reviewing the task configuration, I realize that the task will only run if the user of logged on: So, this was the answer!! I have ...
One of the things that is keeping us busy is the Web Camps we are delivering across 5 cities. If you are a reader of this blog, and also attended one of these web camps, there is a good chance that you have seen me since I was there in all the places, so far. The topics that we cover include Visual Studio 2010 SP1, SQL CE, ASP.NET MVC & HTML5. Whenever I talk about SQL CE, the immediate response is that, people are wow that Microsoft has shipped a FREE compact edition database, which is an embedded ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Oren Gal, Rudi Grobler, Stephen Price, Erno de Weerd, Joost van Schaik, WindowsPhoneGeek, Andrea Boschin, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multiple Page Printing in Silverlight4 - Part 3 - Printing Driving Directions" Oren Gal WP7: "Prototyping Windows Phone 7 Applications using SketchFlow" Vikram Pendse Shoutouts: Not Silverlight, but darned cool... Michael Crump has just what you need to get going with Kinect: The busy developers guide to the ...
A week or so ago, I mentioned my gear was evolving. The newest member of my gear arrived yesterday, an Alienware M11xR3. Here are the specs: Intel Core i7-2617M 1.5GHz (2.6GHz Turbo Mode, 4MB Cache) NVIDIA GeForce GT540 graphics with 2.0GB Video Memory and Optimus 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz 11.6in High Def (720p/1366x768) with WLED backlight 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled Intel Advanced-N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology with WiMax Gobi Mobile ...
Great! You have reached that point where you would like to extend TFS. The first step is to connect to TFS programmatically. Download: Working Demo - VS 2010 Working Demo - VS 2012In this blog post I’ll be showing you, How to connect to TFS programmatically using TFS 2010 SDK How to connect to TFS programmatically using TFS 2012 SDK DLL references required to connect to TFS programmatically Connectivity classes & scope How to establish a connection interactively How to establish a connection ...
Hopefully nothing. But if you have to do more than simple XCopy deployment and you need to support updates, upgrades and perhaps side by side scenarios there is no way around MSI. You can create Msi files with a Visual Studio Setup project which is severely limited or you can use the Windows Installer Toolset. I cannot talk about WIX with my German colleagues because WIX has a very special meaning. It is funny to always use the long name when I talk about deployment possibilities. Alternatively you ...
The Kinect is awesome. From day one, I’ve said this thing has got potential. After playing with several open-source Kinect projects, I am please to announce that Microsoft has released the official SDK beta on 6/16/2011. I’ve created this quick start guide to get you up to speed in no time flat. Let’s begin: What is it? The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. This SDK enables the academic research and enthusiast communities ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Rajat Jaiswal(-2-), Peter Kuhn, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Michael Crump, Daniel Vaughan, Chris Rouw, WindowsPhoneGeek, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Cubelicious - Silverlight 5 + Balder + Physics + SLARToolkit Augmented Reality = Triple Win!" René Schulte WP7: "Binding the WP7 ProgressIndicator in XAML" Daniel Vaughan LightSwitch: "Adding Static Images and Text on a LightSwitch Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion is ...
Released today. Updated HTML5 support and CSS 3 and more new APIs to JavaScript intellisense. Installed without a hitch http://visualstudiogallery.... ...
The approach takes advantage of the SP 2010 OOB Session Token handler and FBA claims provider implementation that during a period of token lifetime, if there is activity during the period of time that can be defined as "EW" in the image in the section "Background" below, that the SPSecurityTokenManager will, with the FBA provider, reissue a Session Token with new SessionToken ValidTo and ValidFrom times without forcing a re-challenge for user credentials (username and password). Additionally, it ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Stephen Price, Mark Heath, Oren Gal, Jesse Liberty, and Laurent Duveau. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Implicit Data Template in Silverlight 5" Laurent Duveau WP7: "Fast Application Switching Made Easy" Jesse Liberty XAML: "StringFormat for TimeSpan" Stephen Price Shoutouts: Rudi Grobler has a post up of all the WP7 competitions he has found... Windows Phone 7 Competitions Bill Reiss has a similar post up, with contests and even a way to get your $99 reimbursed! Windows ...
I wrote a post last August with details about what materials I used in order to study for the two Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Exams (70-667 & 70-668) : http://kellydjones.com/arch... This question still comes up a lot, so I thought I’d post an update with some more learning materials. First, I’ve recently discovered Safari books online. Safari books online has a lot of SharePoint books, including Wrox books – which I’ve found that I keep gravitating to. There’s ...
If you're like me, you've probably clicked/clacked, docked/undocked the window with the edmx file while you were working on it in visual studio without intending to--and now, the entity diagram is gone and you are unable to open the file again from the solution window! Luckily, the edmx file is just another visually displayed xml file. From the solution window, right click on the edmx file -- select "Open with..." -- choose Xml . Once you see the xml for the edmx file close it. Go back to the solution ...
The chances are pretty high that you are creating a multi-tiered application with a solution that may be calling several different projects, one of which is the ADO.NET Entity Framework DAO-layer. In order for the entity frame work to work outside the immediate project that its been created under, you'll have to import the connection string built by the EF wizard at create time to your other project's application or web config file. Here's an example. I have two projects under a single solution, ...
After Dmitri posted DataObjects.Net beta2 last night, I couldn’t wait but test the security framework included. If you have been watching you may know that I worked on the provider for MySQL for DataObjects.NET. I was curious to see how the security framework will feel on MySQL. Well to my ‘extreme’ happiness, after I translated the SalesPoint database into MySQL and testing the sample it worked very beautifully. I only had to change the URL in the App.Config file. I have attached the SQL script ...
You’ve all seen this team, maybe you’ve even been on this team. I certainly know that I have! What kind of team, you might ask? It’s the team that is simply dysfunctional. Many reasons can exist for a team that isn’t working, and team dysfunction is a complex thing that can’t necessarily be isolated into a simple formula that will always work to make people function well on a team. Cynefin Recently, I attended RallyOn in Boulder with Rally Software Development. This was one of the best user conferences ...
MVC 3 is becoming hugely popular thanks to Razor and the Helpers that make building web applications much easier. One of the common requirements in web development, both with web forms as well as MVC based development, is the cascading dropdownlist. Now, for Web Forms, we can use a variety of options viz. server side programming, jQuery or using the AJAX Control Toolkit’s cascading dropdownlist control for accomplishing this. I saw a few samples on the internet that used the erstwhile Microsoft AJAX ...
I hit this error when I deployed an app built with Entity Framework onto Windows Azure. Obviously, I wasn’t explicitly using DataReader so it kind of puzzled me. As it happens every time It worked well with local database, application running local and database on SQL Azure. But once I used the Dev Fabric to test the application locally, it failed and gave the above error. Entity Framework relies on using Multiple Active Results Sets (MARS), and it would be a part of connection string multipleactiveresultsets=True. ...
In this Issue: Vikram Pendse(-2-), Christian Schormann, Pete Brown, Kunal Chowdhury, Andrea Boschin, SLMPerf, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5: Vector and Bitmap Printing for Reports and more" Pete Brown WP7: "New SketchFlow Template for WP7" Christian Schormann LightSwitch: "Integrating Visual Studio LightSwitch Application Into An Existing Website using IFrames" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Laurent Duveau presented on LightSwitch ...
One of the best features that IE9 offers is seeing all your "Most Visited Sites" when clicking new tab button. As show below We can tweak IE9 with just a few steps to make this Popular sites Page as our home page, just press Alt + T, and click Internet Options On the homepage Text Box Type "about:Tabs" , as show on the screen shot Below Click OK, Now everytime you open IE9, your Most visited sites will be your Home Page =)...... Happy Browsing ...
We are proud to announce, that we have released a new version of our Silverlight Diagramming Engine SDK (you can check the details in the product page), the major improvement of this version is the creation of a SilverDiagram extension site where you can find sample source code (please check the video about how to build them) and startup articles: About SilverDiagram SDK it allows you to add diagramming features to your Silverlight applications, it contains two kind of licenses for commercial and ...
Recently, when I'm working on a ModalPopUp for my own custom alert with ModalPopUpExtender, I encountered an issue which myself can't explain. Here is what I did: First, I design a panel (pnlPopUp) with a title and message body labels, and then an OK button to close the pop up message. <asp:Panel ID="pnlPopUp" runat="server" BackColor="#FFFFCC" BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="1px" CssClass="panel" Height="150px" style="position:absolute; top: 407px; left: 478px;" Width="300px"> <table class="style12" ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Pavan Podila, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin(-2-), David Kelley, Dhananjay Kumar, SLMPerf, Jaime Rodriguez, and Vikram Pendse(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "TIP: Routed events in Silverlight" Andrea Boschin WP7: "Useful Mango Developer Resources" Jaime Rodriguez HTML5/WP7: "Building an HTML/HTML5... Based Application for Phone 7" David Kelley Shoutouts: Mark this one just for fun... Rudi Grobler has a WP7 app of Duke Nuken Sound clips: Duke ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Michael Crump(-2-), Xpert360, Jesse Liberty(-2-), John Papa, Vikram Pendse, and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Michael’s “Mega Collection of Silverlight 5 Beta” Demos" Michael Crump WP7: "Silverlight TV 76: Animations on Windows Phone in the Bird Hunt Game" John Papa Training: "I Want To Make Cars Not Car Engines" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness has a post up about the Telerik controls for WP7... not only does Telerik utilize Jeremy's ...
A few years ago I wrote a post describing how I creating many of my blog posts. When I had a new question/issue that required some research, Usually I do a Google search, open a few articles and extract what is useful from them. Usually I was not able to find exact answer, so I had to make a solution of my problem based on the ideas from different articles add my own ideas, combined the ideas from different sources, and finally describe my sollution in a blog post. Recently I realized, that from ...
Technorati Tags: TFS 2010 Database,TFS 2010,TFS 2010 Administration Considering you have an advanced TFS installation such that the app tier and the data and reporting tier are spread across multiple servers and the data tier goes down because of a network failure. The below error message may seem familiar, Team Foundation Services are not available from server xxx. Technical information (for administrator): Unable to connect to the remote server. Now your first reaction would be to verify whether ...
Hello, my name is Alan Jackson. No, hot Him. The other guy. I am new to geekswithblogs.net, so a quick intro might be nice. I have been doing computing / IT functions for both public and private industry since my intern job of 1985. From teaching myself C/Unix in 1985 to forging a new path to VC++/VB/C# in 2005, I think that I have just about worked on every kind of software or design effort. I am passionate about making quality software, and constantly struggling to keep up. At my age, you either ...
This is to provide a little bit of explanation on the implementation of FBA authentication with SP 2010. There have been blog posts that indicate there are no sliding sessions, but with a little manipulation and understanding of some of the settings, there is somewhat of support for sliding sessions and re-issuance of tokens. The current model provides for a little trade-off on performance as re-requests to the FBA providers and also any SP Custom Claim providers can have impact on overall performance. ...
I just have to write about design data because it makes my life so much easier. More than I could imaging before I started to use it. There are two ways for creating design data; Either you let Expression Blend do it for you or you just write your own in visual studio. Basically it is a xml file representing your model. Creating The fast way: - Right click a view (or any xaml-file) in your project and choose "Open in Expresion Blend" - Click here: - Choose "Create sample data from class" and then ...
Everybody are raving about new HTML5, the latest changes old HTML went thru. What that means to us, how our work is going to be affected? Finally I found some time to explore the new changes. What HTML5 is bringing new? W3C site provides a good overview of new features HTML5 has to offer. http://www.w3schools.com/ht... One new, great feature is support for video and audio. They can be easy integrated into a page and additional software will not be required. Only drawback is that these ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Chris Rouw, Sean Nolan, Peter Kuhn, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Taulty, Paul Sheriff, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Storing Files in SQL Server using WCF RIA Services and Silverlight – Part 1" Chris Rouw WP7: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 12 - Mango (1)" Peter Kuhn From SilverlightCream.com: Slide-out keyboard support on Windows Phone Rudi Grobler has a quick post up discussing the slide-out keyboard ...
This article is a Part 5 of the Interview Questions series. Part 1: BizTalk: Questions for interview without answers Part 2: BizTalk: Interview questions and principles Part 3: WCF: Questions for studying and interviewPart 4: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: DiscoveryPart 5: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: Routing Service Part 6: BizTalk: Advanced Questions WCF, Routing Service Q&A • What are the features of the Routing Service (RS): Protocol bridging; Message transformation; ...
In the month of May we met again for the .NET Usergroup, and I presented some introductory material into software design and architecture. The talk was aimed at looking into new ways of software design and managing of complex software components by using domain driven approach. I talked about best practices, coding patterns and DDD, TDD and DataObjects.NET (http://dataobjects.net). I advocated for best practices presented by the best practices team http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... ...
I wanted to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 because I have noticed how the market is starting to demand it. Also, most of the SharePoint 2010 guides on the net are outdated. They show everything from registry hacks/editing xml files to installing hot fixes/service packs. My guide uses the latest bits as of 6/7/11 to create a SharePoint 2010 server inside of an Virtual Machine. This will be more than enough to begin creating Silverlight Web Parts inside of SharePoint 2010. NOTE: I did not want to ...
Yes, Microsoft is getting quite a reputation for abandoning or deprecating it's data access products/libraries. One thing you can do is download a 3rd party product called dotConnect by DevArt. The express edition is free. http://www.devart.com/dotco... ... however, if you are working in a shop that doesn't like its development team to use not well known third party tools, there's an alternative--but it still requires that you go to a non-microsoft source. Use Oracle.DataAccess.dll ...
Workflow 4 State Machine – Distributed Tracking Visualization · Disclaimer: This post requires an understanding of WF 4.0.1 , WCF and WPF. · Before I explain the how, look at the following image for the what: I am debugging a REMOTE workflow STATEMACHINE instance, and from tracking information sent from server, I am able to highlight the current state in my client! Visual Workflow Tracking Sample – a Big Ball of Mud · Workflow 4 provides the System.Activities.Presentat... class which ...
I wanted to take a moment and jot down some of my initial impressions on the announcements coming from the Apple hype machine today at the keynote. Not being able to attend - largely due to it selling out in two hours - made me especially bitter that Apple would not allow the event to be streamed live. Steve said during the keynote that if they sold more tickets he didn't know where they would hold it. Considering it takes place at Moscone West, the smaller of the two centers, try moving it across ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5 : Multiple Click Support aka ClickCount" Vikram Pendse WP7: "Metro In Motion Part #6 – Rolling List Location Indicator" Colin Eberhardt PivotViewer: "PivotViewer Shorts Part 2: Hide View and SortBy Buttons" Xpert360 Shoutouts: Check out the recently redesigned (and looking good) SilverlightShow, and their top 5 for last week: SilverlightShow ...
In a previous post, I talked about how to build your own custom Media Type Formatter with the WCF Web API. In this post, I used HAL as the media type to expose an API for Nerd Dinner. There are a core set of guiding principles to building RESTful services and one of those principles is that documentation efforts for a service should be focused on defining the media type(s) and link relations that the service uses. While it’s important to have a consistent pattern for URI design, it’s really not that ...
Technorati Tags: TFS 2010,TFS Power Tools,UnShelve Often i have seen fellow developer working on one branch and later realizing that they intended to check in the code in a different branch, a simple example, working on the MAIN branch and later realizing that the code needs to be checked in to the QA branch. TFS power tool comes to your rescue… when you need to unshelve to a different branch. The power tool command /> tfpt.exe unshelve can be handy for the following, Allows a shelveset to be ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Oren Gal, Michael Washington, Vikram Pendse, Kunal Chowdhury, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, Jaana Metsamaa, Charles Petzold, and Peter Kuhn. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting Driving Directions in a Silverlight Application - Part 2 - Advanced Features" Oren Gal WP7: "Windows Phone Screen Shots" Charles Petzold LightSwitch: "How to Create A LightSwitch Popup" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Congratulations go out to my buddy András Velvárt for SurfCube Wins Microsoft Innovation ...
Media Type Formatters in the WCF Web API provide a way for the consumer of your service to not only specify the format they want for their response, but also specify the format they are using on their request. Typically the desired response format is specified in the “Accept” request header and the request body format is specified in the “Content-Type” request header. Media types are central to building any RESTful service. Two of the most common media types are “application/xml” and “application/json”. ...