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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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    New UP some Linq

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    This post is yet another technology placeholder. I found the other day my PDC 05 notes and specifically Linq which I thought I better check in on again. I came across Wes Dyer's blog , which is sensational but my head hurts. Instantly like the guy...
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    TFS and Vista Gadgets with WPF

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    I was reading Mick Badran’s blog and noticed he belonged to the TechEd 2007 community bloggers site I picked up on two key articles Configuring TFS to use SharePoint 2007 and the CC.NET Vista Sidebar Gadget CC.Net I have used a few projects...
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    WPF Master Details with an Object Reference

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    I've been creating some WPF examples to hook up with my WCF applications by using Expression Blend I first started reading this article match my GridView and databinding If in doubt goto the MSDN there is just some excellent writing and samples done here...
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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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    .net @ work - network mashup examples and links

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    At a customer we are some creating a mini series of information sessions about key developments in the Microsoft development space Neal Cross demonstrated a nice mortgage gadget last night. Here is the link to the programmable web mashup site Neal was...
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    Defining a basic Development Architecture

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    What’s in a development architecture? I've had this posed at several customers where no set practices are evident. More often than not an organic development process is adhered to. Regardless of SDLC methodology a development architecture I propose...
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    The problem with incrementally fixing an application?

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    I quote a recent article as it struck me as a rational for a comprehensive development architecture and environment. The article begins: "A software 'fix' sent up to NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in June 2006 ultimately led to its failure...
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    Singleton becomes PerCall - ReleaseInstanceMode

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    Beware: Adding the following attribute to a member of the the underlying service class [ OperationBehavior (TransactionScopeRequired = true )] when the class is marked with the the follow attribute: [ ServiceBehavior (InstanceContextMode = InstanceContextMode...
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    Using the Action Generic Delegate for callbacks

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    When creating a new subscriber interface for a WCF service recently I discovered this elegant little pattern "firing" a list of Action generic Delegates . Basically for each subscriber it calls the anonymous method // create a delegate for the call...
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    Addressing Man in the Middle Attacks

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    One of our customers pointed out this interesting article to me today: ABN Amro compensates victims of 'man-in-the-middle' attack It shows why key fobs are really only part of answer to one problem. It worries me that the executive board member...
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    Finally a new version of Apple's Bootcamp

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    After reading an article titled Apple delays Leopard to October I discovered that Bootcamp had indeed been updated. The annoying thing is that I have been checking the site for a while but not realising that the version number changed from 1.1.2 beta...
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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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    Vista wallpapers

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    I've been meaning to create a post to host some of my Vista links I like. Here is a nice link for some Vista tools and one of I like particularly is the Vista wallpapers that were not included in the final build.
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    WGA Internet Explorer 7 issue

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    Last week I had some issues convincing my machine that it could indeed run the WGA tool I came across a bunch of genuine advantage tips and tricks to help along the way: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=956524&SiteID...
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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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    Bald Buccaneers

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    Thanks to Roger not only did I get to help out by being bald (and scaring people judging by picture below), but also we got to enter the corporate games Sailing, not my favourite passtime, was ok on the trial run, but a bit more work on the day. This...
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    TeamPlain Web Access free for Team Foundation Server

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    Thanks to Rod Le Quesne for the heads up on this: " TeamPlain Web Access is a web interface for Microsoft® Team Foundation Server that allows managing work items, shared documents, reports and source control repositories." "As a result of Microsoft's...
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    Enable missing Australia content on Media Center

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    I'm really starting to get the media center vision. The new partnerships that Microsoft has with Bigpond, Sanity and Kodak are really helpful. That is if you don't go playing with your machine or use pre-release software. So, If you like the idea...
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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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    Baldness - Raising funds for the Leukemia Foundation

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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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    Another reason to goto Vista Ultimate

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    I realised only late in the day that Virtual PC (a free download here ) is not intended to run on Vista Home Premium (I say intened because my version did, but the XP OS never appeared). This is a bit of shame because otherwise my home premium version...
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    More thoughts on IT Forecasting...

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    If forecasting Is the science of predicting outcomes then I would say that in the IT industry it’s a very loose science. On the one hand you have companies such as IBM would like very much for you not to forecast and rely on them, and on the other you...
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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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