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  • Somasegar's blog

    Visual Studio Extensibility

    Have you ever thought that Visual Studio would be even more incredible with this one additional feature? Why not add it yourself? It is probably easier to do it than you think. Visual Studio has a built-in mechanism for hosting custom “add-ins” to the...
  • Aaron Elder's WebLog

    Night of the living dead logos...

    This is a fun one... I was going through some old files and came across a collection of Microsoft CRM "logos that never were". Some of these were used for internal builds, others were used in external Alpha/Beta builds and still others have never been...
  • Matt Powell

    WSE 2.0 UsernameTokens and Hashing Passwords

    Hervey posts another great entry in his blog that digs into the whole confusing issue about whether clear-text passwords are required for using hashed UsernameTokens. He hits all the ins and outs. Ultimately the string you pass to the constructor of the...
  • Riding Herd

    Useful, and free: Lookout, XP Backup

    Nothing better than finding a couple of free utilities that are actualy useful. Lookout : this is a local search client that integrates with Outlook. I am quite impressed, it took about 15 minutes to index my exchange content, plus a couple .pst archives...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Oil and water...chlorine and ammonia...Scrum and big companies?

    Well, my dear readers, I now have a dangerous idea in my head. One of the projects I'm responsible for is a very important but someone obscure effort involving a relatively small number of people. This project has been plagued with many common misfortunes...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Things you don't want to see when you boot your laptop

    On the positive side: The laptop immediately cranked down its CPU speed to avoid overheating A sharp whack on the desk seems to have brought the fan back to life - at least for now...
  • Tim Rains' WebLog

    Assessing the Risk: which TCP/UDP ports does your favorite application use?

    In order to determine how to implement security on your Windows system(s) you need to assess and understand the ways in which your individual systems can be compromised. Systems can be very unique depending on the role of each system and the software...
  • Roberdan

    CorasWorks Demo site

    CorasWorks Workplace Suite for SharePoint The CorasWorks Workplace Suite is a toolkit of modular, configurable components that are add-ins to SharePoint and make it easy and cost effective to transform the basic collaboration platform of SharePoint into...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Interested in Enterprise Architecture?

    Well, we've got an event for you, if you're in the mid-Atlantic region: The Enterprise Development Reference Architecture is our reference architecture for creating a service-oriented architecture. Previously codenamed Shadowfax, it provides code and...
  • Kevin W. Hammond

    Implementing a custom binary security token with WSE 2.0

    Herein lies some detail regarding how to go about implementing your own custom binary tokens with our Web Services Enhancements 2.0 for Micorosoft .NET. If the topic interests you, read on! If all you want is the code, you can get it here . Note that...
  • .NET Banana

    Enterprise Development Reference Architecture: Washington, DC, Wednesday, September 15th

    The Enterprise Development Reference Architecture is our reference architecture for creating a service-oriented architecture. Previously codenamed Shadowfax, it provides code and documentation on Microsoft’s recommendations for the architecture of enterprise...
  • simon.says

    Command Line Shortcuts

    Coming from a UNIX background, I'm a huge fan of keyboard and command line shortcuts. Anyone that has had the chance to stare over my shoulder when I'm working may have noticed: I live in multiple command line windows. I didn't grow up with Windows Explorer...
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