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    Windows Azure Action – Community Newsletter – April 10th 2013

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    WINDOWS AZURE IN ACTION – LOCAL NEWS TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY Avancert   Finding the right person for the job made easier Cloud computing assessment delivery and video interview service Avancert Readify Student Edge -  aiming to improve the lives...
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    Sharepoint RSS ticker

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    One of the MOSS 2007 SharePoint web parts is an RSS or XML web part which can take XML content and transform it. Making a new ticker was tricky in 2003, though there was a nice solution I found here . In the new web part you can use this code to display...
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    Wifi - bad for you = bad science

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    Having recently returned from the UK, where Wifi scaremongering is the flavour of the month, I was relieved to see that, at least online, the findings of programmes like Panorama were being panned. Read more about it here . Thanks to David Watson...
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    Smooth streaming on StreetSide thanks to Bing Maps Silverlight

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    There have been some great new features released overnight to beta for Bing Maps. Whilst, at first glance, you might say this has been done before, I’d hasten to add that its very fast, involved smooth transitioning and other meta data to maps (even PhotoSynths...
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    The impact of customer service on technical decision making

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    True to form, my recent purchase of a new gadget, a Turbo Tent, didn't go according to the book. Truth be told I really didn't follow the book. This whole experience did leave me with some interesting perspectives on customer service, brand loyalty and...
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    Fixing multi country errors use with the Windows Azure Store

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    When you activate a service and create a subscription for the first time (e.g. XBox, Windows Azure, Office) the profile is created with the region the Microsoft Account (previously Live ID) has been setup with. The billing side of the account is accessed...
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    TFS lock checking

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    Im working my way through an unusual TFS issue: The item $//Security/Security.vsd is locked for check-out by (null) in workspace (null). The problem appears to be a changed workspace while the item was checked out. Thanks to James Manning for the...
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    Windows 7 – XP Mode

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    Do you want to move to Windows 7 but worried about that XP application that will require some changes? Introducing XP Mode for Windows 7 What XPM actually does is allow you to run Windows 7 and XP side by side so applications that don’t run on 7 can be...
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    My experiences with Windows 7 Beta on MacBook Pro & Mac Mini

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    Short story: Build 7000 works just fine. MBP better than MacMini Today the Windows 7 Beta was made available/announced (you can view the CES webcast here ), to select audiences. Even to Microsoft employees its been held back. This has created some anticipation...
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    RC1 experiences

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    Vista RC1 was available to me as an employee to try. So, having prep'd myself with my Maxtor Mini Onetouch and backed up my home computers I went about installing the new OS. My home PC is a Sony Vaio A190 and its quite handy and portable as well as...
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    SOA/ESB Integration in the Real World

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    Yesterday I helped at the Australian Architecture Forum as a Scribe for Dr. Don Ferguson. The event as a whole was excellent. Thanks to Nigel Watson and Charles Sterling for letting me assist. On my personal to-do list is the IASA . Anyway onto the round...
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    Larger 2.5" drives, but how to clone

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    At home I have a Mac Mini as my Vista Media Center. My two upgrades I would like to do are: 1) CPU - E.g. http://www.o0o.it/mini/ 2) HDD - E.g. clone existing drive but make Windows partiion bigger Only 6 months ago I put in a 200gb drive which...
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    Data Protection Manager 2007 - Protect Exchange, SQL and SharePoint

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    A new member of the Systems Center family has RTMed . For more on Data Protection Manager see the team  DPM blog and the DPM Microsoft.com site .      Protect Microsoft SQL Server Protect Microsoft Exchange   Protect your Windows...
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    Posters

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    Windows Server 2008 Component Posters http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2b9e44e-0bbd-47cb-bc09-b3d48be7f867&DisplayLang=en Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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    Getting my head around Live Mesh

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    If you are a developer then you need to see Live Mesh . I also recommend PDC 08 (I have previously been to PDC 03 and 05 but will miss this one - no longer in full time dev role) :( I joined up to the mesh (Tech Preview) a few weeks ago thanks to Yuri...
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    Highlander to be re-made

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    Slightly off topic but sci-fi enthusiasts, like myself, will be pleased to read the following Scotsman report : "the original film is to be remade, featuring a £25m budget, stars of the calibre of Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy, Scottish locations and...
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    Linq to Sharepoint

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    As part of my outstanding "Sharepoint Today" gadget I wanted to use CML to query various Sharepoint sites. Thanks to these Linq to Sharepoint projects this could be much easier than learning CML: Codeplex project: http://www.codeplex.com/LINQtoSharePoint...
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    Issues when editing editing PDFs via Sharepoint 2007

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    Earlier this year I had a customer who had some trouble editing PDF's from within SharePoint. Edit Document is a standard feature of SharePoint. It requires Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) to open the document (specifically Owssupp.dll file) http:/...
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    Changing Team Foundation Server Credentials

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    Clearing the cache may rid of credentials being cached: C:\Documents and Settings\<you>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\1.0\Cache When you connect to TFS from the standard Visual Studio Team Explorer it remembers the credentials...
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    My Windows Mobile Phones

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    As some of my friends and colleagues know I like my gadgets. Thanks to ebay and others I have turned around one Microsoft Mobile (CE/PocketPc) every year for the past 10 years. Here are the phones: Picture Model Year (ish) Reason for change Other Philips...
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    ReadyBoost Compatibility

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    I purchased a USB stick at the weekend to speed up my ailing Sony A190. Unfortunately the ReadyBoost gamble didn't pay off. Windows Vista ReadyBoost requires uniform behaviour of the memory - my transcend jetflash 110 has, apparently, got 128Mb fast memory...
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    WCF fault - The creator of this fault did not specify a reason

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    I was throwing a simple WCF FaultException yesterday and came across the same problem as this on the forums The client was trying to catch a fault as below: catch ( FaultException < InvalidOperationException > fexc) { MessageBox ...
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    Team Foundation Server - Working folder is already in use

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    I have been using TFS in anger for a bit now, thanks to Grant Halliday from Readify for the setup. Typically I had a bash at changing things, notably users ina a different domain and adding them to a domain group. Things from that point went pretty pear...
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    Team Foundation Server Tools

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    A dump, of various tools, thanks to Zeeshan Shah. Note: this is not an endorsed list. Utilities Team Foundation Server Administration Tool Project Server Connector Team Foundation Power Tool v1.2 (Feb 2007) TFS Installation Utility ...
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    Banned words

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    Thanks to Darren Pearce, for adding to my banned words list following the word I, I'm or It Apparently Can't Don't know Guess Have no idea Is too hard Possibly Presume Pretty sure Probably Should be Sorry Supposed...
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