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    Results of upgrading my Mac Mini HDD, cloning, partitioning to maintain Vista setup

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    I spent the weekend, amongst other things upgrading my mac mini hard-drive from the standard 80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive to a Toshiba GB (note: 20GB must remain for MacOSX when using Bootcamp) MK2035GSS 4200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA/150 Notebook...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Sharepoint - Can not add the user because a user with that name already exists

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    I have been having some trouble aligning Sharepoint and Team Foundation Server source control security. More on this later. My current problem was that my domain account was taking precedence on the Sharepoint site. It made no sense to have both user...
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    Blackjack II and GPS

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    Recently, when starting my new ATS role, I was given a choice of a HTC Touch or the HTC Cavalier in the form of the Dopod (C730). Thanks Grace! (she looks after Windows Mobile in Australia) I decided upon the Dopod as I thought the keyboard would be good...
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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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    5 Steps to run a Classic ASP page on Windows Azure

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    My colleague Rishi Agrawal was trying this out today and asked me to assist. Not remembering that ASP (without .NET suffix) is better known as "Classic ASP" I didn't recollect the good advice from Steve Marx on Cloud Cover Episode 31 (see 15 mins in)...
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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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    WCF - Could not find default endpoint element

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    I am implementing a WCF reference model this week as part of a presentation. You realise some basics in the process of hosting your new services Principle 1: Services needs hosting (adding a service to config doesn’t host it) ServiceHost host...
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    Windows #Azure Caching – Performance considerations

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    Windows Azure Caching can help your application access state, store SQL Azure database data and serialize/deserialize objects regardless of location. Some of the key benefits of caching is to increase application performance, data distribution and data...
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    Data backup strategies for Windows and SQL Azure

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    There are many tools and strategies for data backup in Windows and SQL Azure. This post is to outline a few that exist today. Its also worth noting that recently added to the SQL Azure portal was an Import Export feature . In terms of approaches the following...
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    Build your own Halo Master Chief Helmet

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    Thanks to M3 Sweatt for his post on building a Halo Master Chief Outfit for Halloween from a Pepakura model . Opening up the designer you can get some great models that people have built. I'm going to give this one a go for some fun for the family. There...
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    The Green Data Center

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    When I was last in Seattle I heard the Microsoft leaders in this area speak about the creation of a Green Data Center and power reduction enhancements being built into the OS and Server products. I discovered via TechNet email today the following article...
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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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    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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    Publishing a ACS v2 Federated Identity Web Role

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    After implementing the Windows Azure Platform Toolkit Introduction to the Access Control Service v2, I thought I would migrate the same ACS v2 project to a Web Role. This post is to share with you the steps I followed and how I resolved the issues I came...
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    Adding new TFS user and not being able to login

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    After adding a new user to a Windows Group which is already part of a TFS group then you may get one of the following errors logging in as that user: 1) If you are getting a Team Plain error: TF50309: You do not have sufficient permissions to perform...
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    Agile Project Management Using Scrum

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    Thanks to eBay and www.PM-Audiobooks.com I purchased a scrum audio book. It's taken me 8 months or so to finally get round to listening to it. Primed with a new opportunity to use Scrum I thought it pertinent to remind myself what enthused me in the...
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    Best practices for TFS - The TFS Guide

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    Whilst reading about backup and restore (specifically moving ) for Team Foundation server I found this new publication from the patterns and practices team. Link: The patterns & practices Team Development with TFS Guide I was also reading...
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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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    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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    My simple approach to pagination in Windows Azure Table Storage

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    As part of my simple Azure Assets application I first focussed on Pagination.  Although my test data was relatively small I knew that there were a number of categories for the data and many types which, if not paginated, could look daunting to the...
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