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If you’ve recently upgraded to SP1 and tried to build a solution checked out from TFS you might have come across the following dialog. Not only does it not allow you to cancel the build process, but it also REPEATEDLY THROWS THE DIALOG PREVENTING YOU FROM STOPPING THE PROCESS. Very annoying. There is a hotfix available via connect and code gallery that will stop this problem. Connect Bug Entry: http://connect.microsoft.co... ...
Every now and then I find that it is necessary to apply self signed SSL certificates when implementing Exchange servers. Self Signed Subject Alternative Name (SAN) Certificates that is, because Exchange uses that kind of certificates since Exchange 2007.BackgroundThe need for self signed SSL certificates can have different reasons. One of these reasons can be that a company has an internal Windows Active Directory™ DNS domain name, that this company does not own on the internet. As a result, no public ...
A while ago, (and by that I mean over a year ago now) I was catching up on the blogs I read and came across this post: http://blog.iso50.com/14644... I thought – Awesomeness! I’ll give that a go… downloaded the app, and ran it, all good – but only on one monitor… :( I work with two monitors, and found that a lot of the time I’d end up with a no lines as I was on the other monitor… So, I thought I’d give it a go and write one myself… I actually had a working version pretty ...
Hey guys, I'm new here and nice to meet my fellow GeeksWithBlogs bloggers here. This is the first time I really spent my time looking for a blog community for the developers and IT professionals. I usually blog at my own site but I have not have that much of tine to maintain it. so I have chosen to look around and to lighten my burden a little bit. I've been looking around for quit a while before I decided to try my luck with GeeksWithBlogs (GWB). I know it doesn't give out account just for any applicant ...
When we started our Exchange 2010 deployment, we ran into an issue with not being able to modify distribution lists. I documented how to fix this issue in a previous post. Not too long ago, we started getting a few reports from users with Exchange 2010 mailboxes that they could not modify their distribution lists and the error message they were getting was the same error message we saw when we started deploying Exchange 2010. When an user attempted to modify a distribution list they owned, they would ...
Next week is a huge week for us at @StaffOfGeeks. We will be at what we think is the best tech conference of the year, Microsoft TechEd. John and I have been going to this event for years and now we have the honor of running the Blogger Hub (formerly the Blogger Lounge) to help generate some buzz around the event, sessions, and experience. So if you are attending, how do you find us? To the cloud….just kidding. We will be in Atlanta! Then we will be at the Georgia World Congress Center: Then we will ...
In this almost entirely submittals Issue: Andrea Boschin, Manas Patnaik, Alex van Beek, Michael Washington, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Michael Crump, Richard Waddell, Jeremy Likness, Mike Taulty, Alexandra Rusina, and Pete Brown. Above the Fold: Silverlight 5 Beta: "Silverlight 5: Debugging Bindings with Xaml Breakpoints" Pete Brown Silverlight: "Dynamic Types to Simplify Property Change Notification in Silverlight 4 and 5" Jeremy Likness LightSwitch: "Using The LightSwitch Filter Extension" Michael ...
Let’s focus on Exam 70-583 this time. This exam is PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications. This guide itself will be a different approach to preparing for the exam itself. Instead of just taking the individual topics, let’s review the topic in as much information as we can. Here is a set of resources to get started. This is the topic I will be presenting at TechEd North America 2011, so expect more information after 5/18/2011. Here is the link to the session: http://northamerica.msteche... ...
The published SQL Azure documentation indicates that authentication may require the suffix "@servername" attached to your username (where servername is your SQL Azure server name), but there is little additional information provided to differentiate the required scenarios from the non-required. I recently attended a user group chat with David Robinson, Program Manager for SQL Azure. During his presentation, he also mentioned the occasional need for "@servername", but didn't get into detail. When ...
Introduction I don’t do web programming… I have been programming client applications for years and consider myself a WPF/Silverlight developer. The web thing always seemed a bit scary in its stateless environment with limited functionality and cross browser headaches. That was until recently when apparently HTML5 was going to kill Silverlight and I eventually decided that I would need to get educated and up to date. Since that decision I have re-accustomed myself with HTML, CSS & JavaScript. ...
Lately, I have been taking some time to learn some new technologies. For me, the best way to learn a new technology is to jump head first into a project: Daily deal websites such as GroupOn, LivingSocial, DealFind, etc. have really taken off over the last 6 months. With so many sites out there, my inbox was being flooded with emails from all these daily deal websites. This seemed like it might be a fun project, so I set out to build a daily deal aggregator. First, I built a Windows Phone 7 app. I ...
Last saturday I participated the Code Retreat organised by Agileminds.be There were 6 code retreats at the same moment arround the world. In Belgium, UK, Spain, USA and 2 in Romania. We all had the same challenge, to implement the Conway's Game of Life. By writing beautiful code, using TDD . For me, TDD is a new thing. I allready read about it, but thinking in a TDD way is really different and difficult. I met interesting people, and it was great to skype with the other Code Retreat around the world. ...
I ran into an interesting scenario when a colleague of mine was setting up a list in SharePoint 2010. He was creating a list, with a phone number column, a phone extension column, and a calculated column for phone display. Things were working fine, until he entered some data and the display column didn’t look right. When he opened the settings for the phone display, he saw this in the formula: #NAME?-#NAME?After some tinkering, we got it to work by changing the name of the phone extension column. ...
This past week the company I work for re-launched our external facing internet site, all powered by SharePoint 2010. I already blogged about it, but have you ever wondered, what does it take to build a great looking site? There are 3 basic levels of Branding in SharePoint 2010: Low Effort Remember the themes in SharePoint 2007? well its incredibly easy to build them in SharePoint 2010.The best examples out there are the ones that use Power Point 2010 to produce color schemes and styles and apply ...
This pas week, the company I work for re-launched our external facing Internet site, complete powered by SharePoint 2010! Check it out at www.imaginets.com. I get two concerns when clients look at doing something like this, either internally or externally: You can't really get a great looking site with SharePoint. We can't justify a great looking site. Well if you facing the same issues consider the great looking site that was put together by some very talented guys. If you think it can't be done ...
It’s not often I let my personal life creep into affecting the things I’m involved in and doing. I usually let my hobbies kind of get me through the tough parts. And while I’ve been having fun distracting myself with playing games and coding this week, I’ll admit my eye wasn’t on the community like it normally is. I apologize for the late posting of the notes and for how light and sparse they are. I’m sure there was more going on in the XNA community (and if you were missed in this weeks notes, shoot ...
One of the little known facts about MSE is that it can be used as an antivirus solution on Windows 2008 R2 Server. I use Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter as my workstation OS and I have been looking around for a good antivirus solution to be used with my OS and tried out many of the free antivirus softwares and none of them would even get installed on the Server machine, but as it turns out MSE works just fine on WIN2008 R2. it is free and doesn’t hog too much resources also. You can get it from here http://www.microsoft.com/se... ...
Introduction Now that the MIX 11 conference is over and we have heard the news of the Silverlight 5 Beta being released, it’s time to explore some of the new features. If you followed my previous tutorial, then you should be ready to get started. In this piece, I am going to provide information about one of the most important and game-changing features in the Silverlight 5 Beta. - XAML Debugging. In my opinion, this is one of the most important features in the Silverlight 5 beta. In a future article, ...
Últimamente he visto muchas consultas sobre como colorear las celdas o filas de un gridview basados en un determinado valor o condición. Así que el objetivo de este post es mostrar como realizar este procedimiento, pero además añadiremos un elemento mas, que es como mostrar una imagen dependiendo de una condición. Empezaremos trabajando en como cambiar el color de una fila del Gridview: Supongamos que tenemos un Gridview que tiene un campo de tipo Literal en un TemplateField que muestra un total ...
I had a blog reader ask me this question: I see the INotifyPropertyChanged in demos all of the time, most of the time it is in a huge MVVM project and I cannot wrap my head around why it is important and why should I use it. Can you create a simple demo that shows off the feature? I looked around on the net but couldn’t find something simple. I decided to write a quick demo and hopefully it helps clear things up. If you want to go ahead and grab the source code then it is provided here. (Please note: ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/c... How do you send "Call Context" information in the header message to Dynamics AX 2012 WCF services from BizTalk? One difference between AX 2009 and AX 2012 services, is that you no longer always need to provide destination endpoint context information. This is described here: In previous releases, each AIF endpoint was associated with a specific company. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 does not require that you associate integration ports with a specific ...
I just noticed that I get to the top contributor list again for the last 30 days at the Microsoft official Asp.net Community Forums (http://forums.asp.net/). Feels great! =} Technorati Tags: Community ...
Last weekend I went up to Iowa Code Camp in Cedar Rapids and had the opportunity to do two presentations, one on NuGet and one known as the Automation Tools Roundup. ICC is one of my favorite conferences every year. It is twice a year and I try to make it to at least one of them. The people that attend this conference really make it worth the money you spend in travel expenses. Definitely recommended. Automation Tools Roundup This is my favorite session to give because it requires crowd participation ...
In this Issue: Pete Brown, Victor Gaudioso, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, John Papa, David Anson, Mike Taulty(-2-), Lazar Nikolov, Alex Knight, Deborah Kurata, and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Simulating rain in Silverlight Part 2 - Optimization" Lazar Nikolov WP7: "Creating a Windows Phone 7 Trial Application: Implementation and Best Practices" WindowsPhoneGeek Lightswitch: "LightSwitch: 10 Times As Many Silverlight Developers As Today" Michael Washington ...
It looks like the folks in Redmond are trying to bring Clippy back with Ribbon Hero 2, but due to limitation of the platform, I am unable to play. I understand because I am on a Mac, but I do find it pretty funny that the OSes that were around when Clippy was used (Windows 95/98/ME/2000) are not supported by this application. Come on Clippy, did you forget who your friends are? Sellout! Technorati Tags: Clippy,Microsoft,Redmond,Ri... Hero 2 ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Peter Kuhn, David Anson, Rob Tiffany, Paul Sheriff, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Mike Taulty(-2-), and Andrea Boschin. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Performance Optimization of Silverlight Applications using Visual Studio 2010 SP1" Jeremy Likness WP7: "The Reactive Snake for Windows Phone 7" Andrea Boschin From SilverlightCream.com: Step-by-Step Using ImplicitDataType in Silverlight 5 Beta Kunal Chowdhury has a good tutorial up on Silverlight 5 Beta's ImplicitDataType ...
Looks like I'm going to TechEd 2011, thanks to GeeksWithBlogs.net and all of you that helped get me there by clinking the Tech Ed link in my previous posts. I'm really looking forward to going, and I wouldn't be if not for your help, so seriously... THANKS!! If you're going too, hit me up on Twitter (@ChrisGWilliams) or Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/2atcqbg) or maybe catch me at the INETA booth or the Blogger Hub (run by the fine folks at GWB.) ...
One of the recent perks we have added to the Geekswithblogs.net community is an influencer program made up of those bloggers who have the most influence on the site. Being apart of this program gets you access to some awesome products for review and special contests we run. The latest contest was a free attendee badge for one of our influencers to join @StaffofGeeks at TechEd and as you see from title Chris Williams is our winner. This means Chris will be having the time of his life (well hopefully) ...
I just finished delivering 4 sessions for www.sswug.org at the end of April 2011. Above is a screenshot that was taken inside of the studio. Now, I am going to do a webinar on Silverlight 5 then head to Knoxville, TN and finally Chattanooga, TN. Keep reading for details on the events: SilverlightShow.net Webinar on “Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta.” Wed, May 11th, 10 am PST (check your local time) Register for this webinar This webinar is designed for people who want to quickly understand ...
Hi there, After the successful launch of the new website for Tellago, today we announce the new series of webinar’s called the Tellago Technology Updates. Today in the fast growing IT Industry it is very difficult to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest Technologies out there in the market. Doesn’t matter if you are a Developer or an Architect or CTO for a company but you are every now and then challenged to evaluate new technologies and implement them. Understanding that challenge, we at ...
NuGet (pronounced NewGet), is an open source .Net Package Management Tool compatible with Visual Studio 2010 both Express and Commercial Editions. This simple-yet-powerful tool offers a simple way for incorporating and managing .Net packages in Visual Studio 2010 projects. In leveraging NuGet, we get an intuitive user interface allowing the selection of available packages and an easy way to subsequently manage version upgrades or uninstalls for packages already installed via NuGet. I recently spoke ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Roy Dallal, Colin Eberhardt, Deborah Kurata, David Anson, Mike Taulty(-2-), Jesse Liberty, and Jeremy Likness. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The BestFitPanel collection of layout containers provides flexible, easy-to-use options for Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone applications" David Anson WP7: "Metro In Motion Part #4 – Tilt Effect" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: John Papa has a 3rd part up on his blog conversion to Orchard CMS: Walking Through the Orchard Part 3 - ...
When you have Microsoft Office Communicator or Lync installed, and you visit a SharePoint site, you will get these presence indicators next to peoples’ names These indicators (or jelly beans as they are affectionately called) show whether the person is available, in a meeting, out of the office, on a call, etc. When you hover over them, they provide details about the person In SharePoint 2007 (or any other web page), whenever I needed to display a presence icon in custom code, I just use the following ...
RedGate SQL Source Control is a Management Studio add-in that allows you to seamlessly (hopefully...) connect your existing source control system to SQL Server. It is advertised as doing all the typical stuff you'd expect: Source control schemas and data within SSMS Connect databases to TFS, SVN, Sourcegear Vault, Vault Pro, Mercurial, Perforce, Git, Bazaar, and any source control system with a capable command line Work with shared development databases, or individual copies Track changes to follow ...
In this Issue: René Schulte(-2-), John Papa(-2-), Jeremy Likness(-2-), Andy Beaulieu, Arik Poznanski, Page Brooks, Deborah Kurata(-2-), Microsoft, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "WriteableBitmapEx goes NuGet" René Schulte WP7: "Windows Phone Developer Resources" Microsoft Shoutouts: SilverlightShow posted their top 5 from last week: SilverlightShow for April 25-May 01, 2011 Koen Zwikstra has announced an update of Silverlight Spy... read his note about Silverlight 5 Beta... Silverlight ...
Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th May 2011) I’m lab proctoring at the first of the Windows Azure Bootcamps taking place over the next month. Steve has created these Bootcamps to enable developers to get hands on experience of much of the Windows Azure Platform in a half day. If you are a follower of this blog then you are likely working for a UK ISV. If you also happen to be attending on the 4th then please say hi when you see me. Hopefully you are attending one of the labs (there is still spaces) but if you ...
Luego de varios días de trabajo pesado, nuevamente tengo tiempo para publicar en mi blog. Para este post trataré de dar respuesta a una pregunta que se genera constantemente en los foros de MSDN, como encryptar los valores enviados a través del queryString en una URL. Primero que nada he de decir que métodos de encriptación hay muchos, desde los personales hasta el MD5 y todos los conocidos. En nuestro ejemplo, trabajaremos con un código de encriptación utilizando el DESCryptoServiceProvider de asp.net ...
I have found myself using more and more of the tools Red Gate software makes. They have proven (to me) to be effective and to the point. This time I am talking about SQL Source Control. Simple to use, simple to add a database to be under Change Control, which really is the goal. Don’t take me wrong, Visual Studio is a great tool, yet it is a developer’s tool. As a DBA or Database Developer (referring to an individual who codes T-SQL) we want to launch SQL Server Management Studio and be able to control ...
I recently purchased an Otterbox Defender case for iPhone 4. It does the job as intended, protecting your phone from knocks and dust. Great bit of kit, making you’re iPhone look a little like a mid 80’s Walkman . The biggest issue, is that Otterbox don’t make a car-phone holder for it. Having broken my 5th universal in air-vent phone holder I wanted to get something decent for phone+Otterbox comibination. Googling the issue of Otterbox and Car mounts didn’t prove to fruitful. So I took matters into ...
In this Issue: David Catuhe, Paul Sheriff, Bill Steele, Den Delimarsky, Bill Burrows, Doug Rathbone, Matthias Shapiro, Jason Alderman, Jessica Fosler, John Garland, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, and Jeff Prosise. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5’s New and Improved Threading Architecture" Jeff Prosise WP7: "Silverlight Game Development webcasts" Bill Steele Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty has a short post up describing some of the features we can expect with the Tooling in Mango From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Just had a stupid fake anti virus software program try to infect my computer. Two scary things about it; first, it tried to present itself as a legitimate operation by Microsoft trying to copy a file while browsing images of a band in Bing using IE9. I got the User Access Control (UAC) prompt (that thing that pops up and grays out the rest of your screen) twice. After telling it no twice, it crashed IE then presented itself not just as the fake anti virus software but also with its own fake “Action ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Michael Crump(-2-), Gill Cleeren, Peter Kuhn, John Papa(-2-), Nigel Sampson, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Application Events in Silverlight" Gill Cleeren WP7: "Creating a delete animation using Expression Blend" Nigel Sampson Lightswitch: "It Is Easy To Display Counts And Percentages In LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: John Papa has a 2-part series up on rebuilding his blog in Orchard... Part 1: Walking Through ...
If you have the latest version of the Visual Studio 2010 extension VSCommands you can give your solutions friendly names that display in the window’s title bar. This is nice when you are working in different branches, so that you can differentiate which solution you are actually looking at. I wrote the following regex to put the Branch Name after the Solution name, so for example if you have the client solution open in both Dev and Release, one will be called “Client.sln – Dev” and the other “Client.sln ...

En esta semana he recibido la alentadora noticia de que Microsoft me a otorgado el reconocimiento “Microsoft Community Contributor” 2011.

Lo cual, me llena de satisfacción al saber que Microsoft reconoce el esfuerzo que se realiza por ayudar a la comunidad Técnica.

If you have a web site using Umbraco and you wish to add the ability to comment on submitted articles then UComment is a quite brilliant little package, the functionality can be added in no time at all. My problem was that the web site in question uses Umbraco 4.0.x.x and I couldn’t upgrade to the most recent (4.7 at the time of writing) due to not being able to back up the database before I begin (shared web hosting). This meant I was forced in to using UComment 1.0 because 1.1 is tied to Umbraco ...
I try, I really try, to keep this blog as much about technology and as little about other topics, but honestly its too annoying to try and keep multiple blogs. So, here we are. As you can tell by the title, this will be a religious-based post. If you’re not down with that, that’s kewl…please view another of the fantastic tech-themed posts on my blog or on another GeeksWithBlogs contributor’s blog. Rob Bell. Rob Bell is the pastor of a church in Michigan. I actually used to mock Rob Bell because (sorry ...
Intro I’m sure by now you have heard that the Silverlight 5 Beta has been released. I recently had a chance to Guest Blog for SSWUG on “Getting Started with the Silverlight 5 Beta” Now before we get started learning about it, let’s look at a few new features: What is new in the Silverlight 5 Beta? Multiple Window Support - Trusted app can create additional Windows. Ancestor RelativeSource Binding – Enables a DataTemplate to bind to a property on the control that contains it. Implicit DataTemplates ...
If you are: a senior technologist (Application Architect, Senior Developer or similar) with strong experience in developing solutions using the Windows platform (Visual Studio, SQL Server, IIS etc) fancy working for Microsoft UK and are not put off by these pictures of my team (and it is before 1st May 2011) then I would highly recommend you check out the job posting for two positions as Architect Evangelists in my team. My personal ideal “new colleague” would also: Enjoy online FPS gaming and be ...
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I haven’t been able to get my work email syncing with my Samsung Focus since I started the new gig due to some certificate issues. When I try to connect, I’m just told there’s a problem with the certificate. The real underlying issue is that the certificate for my work email isn’t installed on my WP7 device. Unfortunately, this ends up being a manual task that you have to perform, but its not a difficult one once you know what to do. Jerome Laban’s blog post talks about the root cause of the issue: ...