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Thanks to Seif Attar for highlighting this problem. It seems MSMQ doesn’t like sending to computers with names longer than 15 characters (which some may remember is the NetBIOS limitation). To try it out, I created a queue on a Windows XP machine with a computer name of VeryLongMSMQServer and sent off some test messages to DIRECT=os:verylongmsmqserve... I requested acknowledgements so I could see any errors and wasn’t disappointed: As soon as I renamed the machine to ShortMSMQServer, ...
If you have seen the Windows Phone commercial where the father is in the grocery store with the shopping list in OneNote you have gotten you first taste of the flexibility that can be had with OneNote. I like most consultants have a lot of fires going and once and I am finding that the templates in OneNote are helping me to get a handle on the different projects and tasks I need to track. I started using OneNote to do simply what its name suggests: take and organize notes. Lately though I am finding ...
Disclaimer Firstly, I must come clean, I work for a digital music company which is involved in digital music streaming and downloads. In no way are the views expressed are the views of the company for which I work. They are merely the subjective views of an atypical music consumer. I say atypical because despite being over 40, I seek out new bands on the radio, using listen again on 6Music and BBC Introducing programmes, such as Christian Carlisle’s excellent BBC Sheffield programme. I make an effort ...
Back in 2009 I was tasked with automating database dictionaries and schemas outputs for the CI (Continuous Integration) Server called Hudson ( which is probably now owned by Oracle and will become a name like Jenkins, but I digress. CruiseControl and CruiseControl.NET for Windows is another popular free CI, both of which are superior to the lightweight CI of TFS ).I setup ANT scripts with regular expressions that would get called nightly to rebuild the creation of html and image files with the schemaspy ...
I ran into this particular issue and didn’t find any answers to this specific question online. Here’s how I was able to accomplish this. A couple notes about my scenario: I used slsvcutil.exe to generate my service. I could not get connected to a service through “Add Service Reference” when connecting from outside the ISA server protected connection. This connection was tested and successfully retrieved data from a Windows Phone 7 device. I figured on the scale of success this was the platform that ...
PSC Group is proud to announce that the Windows Phone version of its Project Risk Profiler application is now available in the Marketplace. This application allows project managers and stakeholders to evaluate the high level risks and benefits associated with proposed project before committing to it. The application is based on a methodology used by PSC when initiating projects and is a port of the iPhone version of the application. Each negative and positive attribute of a project is given a raking ...
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Applied WPF 4 in Context"Applied WPF 4 in Context shows developers that applications don't exist by themselves—they sit in the real world, with its attendant business challenges and requirements. This book shows how WPF technologies and best practices can be drawn together effectively to create powerful and elegant Windows applications." ...
In my previous post, Using LINQ to Twitter in Windows 8 Metro Apps, I cheated a little (some might say a lot) on my UI architecture by using code-behind. In this post, I’ll make it all better by showing you how to separate the model and interaction logic from the UI design – proper separation of concerns. I’ll accomplish this with a pattern, named Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM), which is widely used for WPF, Silverlight, and (soon) Windows 8 Metro Apps. I’ll start by discussing what MVVM is, move to ...
I am happy to announce that I have open sourced and released my first Windows Phone 7 Application to Marketplace a few days back. You can get the source code from http://gtasksplus.codeplex.... I will also do a series of few blog posts to take you all through developing the application from scratch. Check back regularly. Sorry for not posting anything for a long time, I have been concentrating on learning some new things and did not really get a chance to continue blogging. Will try and be consistent ...
Today I was finally able to post the registration site for an upcoming full day workshop that our .NET User Group had been anticipating for quite some time. Although this seems like a trivial thing to get head over heels excited about, getting to this point took months of planning, organizing, polling, budgeting, begging and cold calling. So pardon me while I round a few cartwheels to celebrate this milestone. When the good folks at Microsoft put forth the offer to the User Groups to host a full ...
I have seen a number of questions lately regarding how SQL Azure handles throttling and how to determine why the throttling occurred. Sometimes those questions are followed by another question asking how to handle throttling conditions in their applications. Troubleshooting SQL Azure Throttling GREAT NEWS! There actually is a way to find out if you are throttled and why, and the results of the throttling. The key is to look at the error message coming back to you. You’ll typically see an error message ...
While the title of this post suggests focus on LINQ to Twitter, it also indicates that I’ll be discussing how to build a Windows 8 Metro application. The application itself will display a list of tweets from Twitter’s public feed. In the sections that follow, you’ll read background information on pre-requisites to understanding the post, learn how to get LINQ to Twitter working with Visual Studio 11, and then see a step-by-step on how the application is built. Getting Started You can build Metro ...
The roll-out of the latest IE (either IE8 or IE9 depending on the operating system) as an important security patch started this month for users in Australia and Brazil according to the Windows blog at http://windowsteamblog.com/... ...
Its been a few weeks since I talked about my Windows Phone project. I bunch of things have happened during this time. I finished my primary requirements and began paper mock-ups of the screens. I say paper, but its really PowerPoint. I have done this technique for Android applications and found it very helpful. I also want to take this time to thank Michael Crump for assisting me with these mock-ups. He has given me some valued advice and my next revision of this mock-up will have additional screens. ...
It's important to understand the account that IIS is running under when you need to make changes to the security settings. If, for example, your Web application writes to files or to a database, you'll need to grant the correct permissions to the folder or database. Before you can change these security settings, it's important the know what account IIS is using. This FAQ details the various options available, both for "classic" ASP and ASP.NET applications. There is a big difference between classic ...
Udi Dahan briefly chats about MSMQ on his blog and provides a useful link: Microsoft has put MSMQ in the Developer Preview of Server 8 (as Brian Buvinghausen has written here). There’s good news on Brian’s blog: “Finally! Microsoft added MSMQ to Server Core in Windows Server 8” So it will be interesting to see how they got round the limitations of previous versions of Windows Server Core ...
It’s known that on web Farm using of eTags under IIS doesn’t work properly unless all servers are synchronized.http://support... suggests to synchronize the ETag values on all the Web servers that are running IIS using Mdutil.exe that should be extracted from Windows CDhttp://developer.yahoo.co... to use iiscnfg.vbs script (with the /copy switch) to keep cluster configuration synced up, this keeps the MDETAGCHANGENUMBER ...
Environment what we are building consists of: Operating System: Windows Server 2008 SP2. Database Server: SQL Server 2008 with SP2. PeopleSoft Application: PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Resources Management System and Campus Solutions 9.0 PeopleTools: PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.52 Web Server: Oracle Web Logic Server 10.3.4 The machine name given for this environment is WIN2K8 and currently only 1 user, the default username is Administrator and it is the local admin. The below steps are performed with ...
In this article, I will show you some tips to improve your ASP.NET performance. 1. Disable the Debug Mode or Set Debug =”false”How it affect performance: By default this attribute is "true" when you create new application and is useful when you are developing the application. Debug = true means that pdb information to be inserted into file and this results a larger file size and it's performance issue. Before deployment you should set the following tag <compilation defaultLanguage="Vb" debug="false"> ...
Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview isn’t always simple. It was troublesome on a 32-bit machine, but much easier on x64. Since Win8’s debut at Build last September, VirtualBox supports installing Win8 natively, so you’ll want to download the latest version of VirtualBox to make sure you don’t have problems. Another good option is VMWare. They have a free product, VMWare Player, that runs well. The only problem is it doesn’t have native Win8 support, but don’t let that get in the way. This blog ...
After reading this chapter you should be able to Identify and explain the functions of the core TCP/IP protocols Explain how the TCP/IP protocols correlate to layers of the OSI model Discuss addressing schemes for TCP/IP in IPv4 and IPv6 Describe the purpose and implementation of DNS and DHCP Identify the well-known ports for key TCP/IP services Describe common Application layer TCP/IP protocols Characteristics of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) TCP/IP is a suite of specialized ...
After reading this you should be able to Identify a variety of uses for WANs Explain different WAN topologies, including their advantages and disadvantages Compare the characteristics of WAN technologies, including their switching type, throughput, media, security, and reliability Describe several WAN transmission and connection methods, including PSTN, ISDN, T-carriers, DSL, broadband cable, ATM and SONET Describe multiple methods for remotely connecting to a network WAN Essentials A WAN is a network ...
Windows Azure Fieldnote Summary Windows Azure Drives [1] provide a means to represent a file based (disk drive) persistent storage option for the various role types within Windows Azure Compute. Each of the roles within Windows Azure can mount and utilize for persistent storage (that survives reboot, reimaging, and updated deployments, of a role instances). During the mounting of a VHD as a CloudDrive, the managed classes have no means to control the drive letter assignment this directly through ...
One of the great things about 2012 is that I am not in our office nearly 100% of the time during business hours. This is the first time I have been able to work from our office this much in about 4 years. In fact, we have moved three times during that four years and I have only averaged about 10-25% of my time in the office. This means I can actually setup my desk for development instead of business related tasks only. That means THREE MONITORS! My first reaction after a week with this setup: I never ...
With support for Windows XP coming to an end on the 8th April 2014 and IE6 standing in so many people’s way of migration, what better time to start taking the leap to a more modern browser? Microsoft have teamed up with Camwood, Citrix Systems and Quest Software, all application compatibility experts, to help jump-start your move. Join the road shows being organized around the UK between Feb and April to learn more about the technical challenges faced by departments and how you can get around it. ...
This is the second post about SQL Azure Federation. In my first post I described a little bit about the theory of data partitioning, included the different between the horizontal partitioning and the vertical partitioning. I also talked about the features need to be done when we implemented the horizontal partitioning. And finally, I described some basic concept about SQL Azure Federation. In this post, I will demonstrate how to use SQL Azure Federation in the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). ...
TOMBSTONING (Application Lifecycle) Today we are going to talk about “Application Lifecycle” of an application in Windows Phone. Before we write our first application it is good to have a good understating on how your application is going to be treated by the phone (OS) depending on any user action. Every stage of the application is critical to think before we create our first application. Our application is going to run with so many other things that are on the phone (apps, songs, radio, mail etc.). ...
I just got back from the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES) which was held in Las Vegas. This is a good show for me and the company that I work for as it shows us some of the possible future trends of digital media consumption. Things presented at CES may just come and go and be quickly forgotten, but at the same time, there are definite themes on the conference that companies need to pay attention to. 3D is so yesterday! This was actually the second CES that I have been to and both were focused ...
I have recently been turned on to the world of microcontrollers while doing some hobby development. Here is the first “real” program I have written with the Texas Instruments MSP430 LaunchPad development tool. Check it out…$4.30 to get a development board with 2 devices and a USB connection to your Windows PC for programming and debugging. It’s a lot of fun…especially if you enjoy bit-twiddling! The MSP430 processors specialize in low power operations. They accomplish this by enabling peripherals ...
We’ve used dbdeploy.net on a number of projects and have found it to be a useful tool, especially around CI environments. We recently started a Windows Azure project that uses SQL Server and discovered that DbDeploy.Net didn’t work. There have been a few nagging issues with DbDeploy.Net as well, like the lack of support for recursive script directories, and when we looked into the code base, we discovered that it’s not really written to modern software development standards, and that getting it there ...
In a previous post I talked about using the JSON to LINQ features of JSON.NET. Thanks to Bil Simser I was able to do some testing of the deserialization capabilities of this library. The key was his hint to leverage the json2csharp web site. Below is the C# representation of the search results for a Twitter query created by putting an example of the search result into this site. public class Url{ public string url { get; set; } public string expanded_url { get; set; } public string display_url { ...
As many of you may already know that, I'm working at a global gaming and entertainment company taking the responsible for design and implement the next generation platform which will be running on the cloud, and also design the cloud platform as well. Currently one of the goal is to replace the active directory integrated security and identity solution with certificate-based solution in our product. In short, we need to work with Active Directory Certificate Service to request and issue the certificates ...
I attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to follow and cover Microsoft, both in terms of its announcements at the show, and those of its competitors. From that standpoint, and since Microsoft announced that this year’s CES would be its last, I attended again this year and I think it was the best CES Microsoft’s had since I started attending. But the reasons for that are unexpected and surprising. Let me give you a little more context and explain why. Microsoft has, since 1998, delivered the kickoff ...
ASP.NET Enterpise Manager is a web based database management system designed specifically for the management of Microsoft SQL databases through a web browser, without the need for any desktop database management systems such as Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio. ASP.NET Enterprise Manager is included as default with an installation of Plesk for Windows, meaning that if you are a customer who uses Plesk based Windows hosting, you will most likely have used ASP.NET Enterprise Manager at least ...
Hi Everyone, By now you are very well aware of the Windows Phone and the development environment that you get after installing Windows Phone SDK on your computer. And if you have tested the tools you might have seen the Windows Phone Emulator which looks like the Test Phone Microsoft showed when they launched Windows Phone last year. Since the launch of the first Windows Phone, we have enough options to choose from on what type/size/memory/color/specs that we want in the phone that we use. Among ...
Once you upgrade to the Windows Azure SDK 1.6 you also get the updated Microsoft Service Bus assemblies (version 1.6.0.0) that you can use for working with Windows Azure Service Bus (yeah, no longer AppFabric Service Bus) One of the standard implementations of Service Bus is to use the CredentialType, Credentials (the service bus namespace and the issuer key and issuer name) to create the service bus namespace URI. Once you upgrade to Windows Azure Service Bus (Microsoft.ServiceBus) version 1.6.0.0, ...
I have been working on Windows Azure Service Bus for the recently concluded Azure Camps Yes, it is no longer referred as “Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus”. All the 3 components i.e. Service Bus, Access Control and Caching are hereinafter referred to as simply Windows Azure Service Bus, Caching & Access Control Service, to minimize the complexity in referring to them. Also, Service Bus and the related releases usually come as an out of bound release and are usually behind in terms of the Windows ...
Today being the second Tuesday of the month is Patch Tuesday and it promises to be a busy one.See http://www.itpro.co.uk/6381... to the above report, the Microsoft patches to be released today include a critical one for Microsoft Media Player on Vista and below. (For Windows 7, it is merely important.) Whether critical or just important, you should ensure the patches ...
Axiom can be a little daunting when you first start working with it. This guide is designed to get you through the first initial hurdles and get you going on your first project using the library. A Brief History Axiom was started in 2003 by Chris McGurk ( leedgitar ) as a port from the popular OGRE project . Chris led the project until 2004, adding many features and providing a solid base from which to continue. I ( borrillis ) became the project lead in September of 2005 after a long pause in the ...
Apart from the Introduction that I gave from my previous blog posts about the book and the Windows Phone 7.5 Development, I think we have to jump into the technology of it. In this post we are going to talk about the Design Language, Real Estate, Input Patterns. Design Language: Design Language in my view is something that first strikes to the user/developer when they think of the application usage/development. How you want to design your application or how they users react with the navigation screens/patters ...
If you are not following Shawn Wildermuth or haven't bought the Essential WP 7.5 Application Development with Silverlight I would highly recommend. I am not going to talk about why we need a smartphone or how smartphone is taking over all the World, We all know how it started and where it took and where is going to take us in the future. Since we all know the future of the Mobile Eco systems I think it will be a good time to be a part of. lets jump into our series of blog posts of Windows Phone 7.5 ...
I wanted to introduce to you all to a wonderful book that I came across recently by, Shawn Wildermuth “Essential Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with Silverlight”. I never bought a text book but I decided to buy this and start reading it, as I was going thru the book I decided that I made a good buy here. This book is very easy to read and a very good place to start developing Applications for Window Phone 7.5 with Silverlight. This series of blog posts are going to be on just Windows Phone ...
The SQL Azure Federation had been publically launched several weeks ago and this is one of the most existing features I’m looking forward. This might be the first post of SQL Azure Federation, and hopefully not the last one. Some Backgrounds SQL Azure Federation was mentioned in about 2009. The Microsoft told that there will be a feature in SQL Azure allow users to split one database into many based on some sort of rules But from the client side perspective, user can interact their data as if in ...
Next month, the TechDays edition 2012 (14-15-16 february) will take place in Belgium. The last three years, the event passed in Antwerp, but now they are moving to a new location. Kinepolis Imagibraine in Braine l'Alleud (Eigenbrakel).The location isn't that important.The hard thing will be, to pick out the most interesting sessions, because there any many sessions in the same time-blocks. Here is a list of some sessions, i'll certainly attend:Introducing Windows Runtime in Windows 8What's new in ...
In my quest to improve speed with developing software I have been investigating how to put as much as possible to the keyboard. This has opened a world of shortcuts. Today I thought I would blog about the top 5 shortcuts that I didn’t know about before that I have found useful. These are shortcuts that I haven’t seen to many people use, see how many you know… 1… Selects the Address Bar Alt + D Most useful when you are in a Web Browser and want to change the url address. 2… Move active window to other ...
Today's APress Deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010"ASP.NET 4 is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 raises the bar for high-quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft's dynamic web solution." This is an excellent book that I recommend to all C# Development teams ...
If you follow the MVP program a bit, you might have heard about Rob Eisenberg and his struggles with the MVP program. If you haven’t, well, just move along, there’s nothing interesting to read here. Still here? Good. For those of you who don’t know who Rob is: he is the creator of Caliburn and Caliburn Micro, a MVVM Framework I truly love, support and have written about here before. He is one of the bigger contributors to the Open Source community in the Microsoft technologies. If you work on anything ...
Happy New Year! I am excited to be speaking at the first meeting in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Windows Phone 7 User Group As usual at Tampa WP7UG there is a jump start session for beginners before the meeting: 5:30PM An Intimate intro to WP7 Development with a local MVP Kevin Wolf in room 1, or a work session in the main room. Come on by early to hangout with other developers or attend the intro sessions. Here is the description of my presentation starting at 6:30PM: Live Tiles, Toasts and Push Notifications ...
I presented two talks on windows azure recently. One among them was focusing on Windows Phone 7 app development. The other one was on MVC3 ASP .Net app. The idea was to introduce how Windows Azure can be leveraged in both these exciting platforms. The talk was demo centric; below are the slides and the demo / webcasts recordings links for the same. Talk one- Building Windows Phone Applications with Windows Azure Platform and Visual Studio 2010 Demo included: Creating a Demo application from VS 2010 ...