• Ben Waldron

    Extend Team Foundation Server To Enable Continuous Integration

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    My latest MSDN Article is the March Edition of MSDN Magazine. The article outlines Extreme Programming (XP) and how continuous integration fits into it and other Agile development methodologies. It goes onto to describe how to extend Team Foundation Server to use continuous integration. ...
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    Alternate Data Stream Questions

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    I received the following question today regarding NTFS Alternate Data Streams and it is a good topic to post: I just found your NTFS ADS article and class (thanks!) on GotDotNet, yesterday - after seeing most everything else on ADS over the past month...
  • Ben Waldron

    Thanks again to Josh Ledgard

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    Just another thank you to Josh for his post on how to create update the style for blogs hosted with .Text . I have updated my style using his tips and thank him for saving us all a ton of time.
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    Managed Smart Tags - Another Shameless Plug

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    The February Issue of MSDN Magazine is out and an article the I wrote about writing Managed Smart Tags for Office applications is in that issue. When I began to write the article, I asked a bunch of developers if they had ever written a Smart Tag (managed...
  • Ben Waldron

    Feedback on Master Templates

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    There is a good discussion going on about ASP.NET 2.0 Master Templates and the types of templates to include in Whidbey. My personal opinion is the more types of templates the better because it gives developer's good starting points to creating their...
  • Ben Waldron

    Small Business Server

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    I got my copy of MSDN out and decided to install Small Business Server 2003. I have to say that it is probably one of the most complete solutions that we (Microsoft) have ever put together. After a 30 minute install, I had a fictitious company intranet...
  • Ben Waldron

    Determine MIME Type for Content

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    A while back I was looking for an API to determine content types. One API that I found useful was the FindMimeFromData API. You cane give this method the first 256 bytes of a file and then determine its MIME types (eg. text/plain, text/html, binary content...
  • Ben Waldron

    Developing .NET COM Callable Wrappers (CCW)

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    There is quite a bit of information posted on developing COM Callable Wrappers in .NET. Below is some information that I've compiled after developing quite a few. Developing COM Callable Wrappers, all types exposed to COM should follow the guidelines...
  • Ben Waldron

    Migration to Virtual Server 2005

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    I have gotten quite a bit of questions from people that are starting to plan migrations to Virtual Server. Most people are looking to take existing testing environments or production systems into virtual machines. Some others are have existing virtual...
  • Ben Waldron

    Virtual Server 2005 - Shameless Plug

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    I've working alot over the past few months on Virtual Server 2005. One of the great uses of Virtual Server is the ability to quickly stand up a development and test enviroment. To facilitate that, I created an application called Rapid Test that automates...
  • Ben Waldron

    Active MCS Federal Bloggers

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    I just wanted to link to a couple of the other active bloggers within MCS Federal: Stephen Cohen – posts about Enterprise Architecture. He the one that reminds us that the line of business we help our customers create must be part of the grandiose...
  • Ben Waldron

    Comment on Security Analysis

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    I have heard and read the following statement quite a bit lately: “If a malicious app or hacker has already obtained access to the file system (or some other entity) then you have bigger problems to worry about.” What this reallys says is...
  • Ben Waldron

    Regex Time Saver

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    I just don't think in regular expressions like some people. I don't use regular expressions often, but every time I need them I wish that I would just learn the syntax because I end up going through a ton of time in debug more trying out various expressions...
  • Ben Waldron

    Researching Mobile Development Environment

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    I've been using Virtual PC to create a common development environment to take with me when I travel. It is nice to have VS.NET set up in a VM with macros and preferences customized to me. I also have editors and (licensed) third-party components installed...
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    NTFS Alternate Data Streams

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    I have always found NTFS Alternate Data Streams interesting. It is an easy way to hide metadata from users. I wrote a utility called ADSFile as a .NET Wrapper for the Win32 API calls. Someone asked for me to provide the ability to enumerate data streams...
  • Ben Waldron

    GotDotNet Postings

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    I've added links to the projects that I've recently added to the www.gotdotnet.com/Community/UserSamples/ . GotDotNet has really grown into a nice community and am impressed with the utility and quality of the code. The cool thing added today is the PINVOKE...
  • Ben Waldron

    View from inside and outside

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    Moving my blog into the weblogs.asp.net and blogs.msdn.com world and starting fresh because I really haven't said anything interesting anyway. I am with MCS in Washington D.C. People within MCS have a unique view because on one hand we are Microsoft employees...
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