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What is a Microsoft Application Development Consultant

Microsoft Application Development Consulting offers a continuing relationship with a skilled and trusted advisor who will build an in-depth understanding of your people and your business to help you address your software development challenges.

The ADC will bring with them access to a tremendous range of Microsoft support and knowledge and their recommendations are based on broad industry experience and Microsoft best practice. Although the majority of the work you do will be with you primary ADC, you have the ability to call upon other specialist ADCs when your project requires development expertise in a particular area.

The ADC will work with you throughout the development lifecycle from inception to delivery. They can help you select the best application architecture or review your proposed designs. They can help your people to develop new technical skills that help to improve your productivity and code quality. They can conduct code reviews or help to troubleshoot and solve hard to find software bugs.

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    Yet another Death by the ViewState – Part II

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    It´s been a while since my post on ViewState. This is just a update about the article i mention that everyone should read to truly understand what viewstate is all about. http://weblogs.asp.net/infinitiesloop/archive/2006/08/03/Truly-Understanding-Viewstate...
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    Silverlight Concepts Samples

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    Yesterday I made a presentation entitled “Best Practices in Silverlight 2 (Intro)” where I showed several small samples to illustrate the concepts I wished to expose. Some listeners asked me about the samples source code and I agreed to publish...
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    Adapting SQLDiag to your needs

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    Often times, our team is confronted with SQL Server performance issues and in most of those times, the issues are due to locking and blocking in heavily loaded scenarios. As such, our typical approach consists in gathering a SQL Server Profiler trace...
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    Making Dependency Injection your friend

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    Imagine…You are happily in the final steps of your project, and suddenly the client “decides” that the logging mechanism that you development in your Solution does not met the requirements of their processes, instead of the good old Enterprise Library...
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    Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Part II

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    In my last post I talked about the difficulty of implementing a “vanishing point” perspective effect with Silverlight since (currently) it only supports 2D affine transforms . As a result, most of “Cover Flow” implementations with Silverlight “avoided...
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    A Simply but Great Visual Network Tool to Improve Web Site Performance and Best Practices

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    A few days ago, I needed to analyze and profile a start page of a web site. My main concern was performance (time to get all the page, network issues, unnecessary round trips, unnecessary bytes, ...). My first question: Which tool can help me? I found...
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    Event Handlers returning Values

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    By default most event handlers return void, however, it is possible for handlers to return values. In a project you can have two events, a Save event that save data to the database and a Submit event that would send my data to another department. The...
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    Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Part I

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    The "Cover Flow" graphical user interface gained high popularity since iTunes adopted it in 2006. Although it has become a little “overused” it is still a very attractive three-dimensional GUI for browsing through files and digital media libraries via...
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    Solving the Morris Puzzle with F#

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    It’s been 11 years since I attended a class which presented both the functional and logic programming paradigms in a single semester, materializing in a Prolog and a Caml Light projects. That class shook the grounds on top of which I had been building...
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    What if you don’t want your workflows to just handle the exception and move on?

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    Workflows are very cool! You can just drag some activities onto your IDE, rearrange them as needed and in no time you have a fully functional sequence diagram workflow or a state machine workflow. Starting with .NET Framework 3.5, you can also implement...
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    How to rename AD Group Name in Site Collection

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    If you have ever tried to change an AD Group Name, you would have seen that the old name will still appear in the Site Collection. Probably you will try to solve the problem in the SSP Profiles, or using “stsadm migrateuser”, but after some time you...
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    How to Apply Changes Made to a Detached Object without passing it or retrieving it in .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Entity Framework

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    If you are using .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Entity Framework inside a Web Service the solution proposed at MSDN in How to Apply changes to a Detached object may not be the best solution. How to: Apply Changes Made to a Detached Object (Entity Framework...
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    PAL - Performance Analysis of Logs

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    Keeping track of your infrastructure’s health can easily become a big challenge. More and more applications mean more machines, different requirements and a lot more places to look for when your users call you complaining that something is wrong. One...
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    Yet another Death by the ViewState

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    Yesterday I ran into an issue where the users were complaining about the application being very slow in a specific page. If you read the title you will probably think “here is another post around how viewstate can cause all sort of problems in my application...
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    Get Internet Explorer and Google Desktop divorced and they will live happily ever after

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    Every once in a while, you get these annoying application crashes for which you do not seem to find the reason. For these end-user applications, we may think of 3 distinct kinds of crashes from a timing perspective: o An exit crash - aside from a dialog...
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    Can a SharePoint Implementation be Out of Control or Chaotic?

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    Many articles and many people that implement large applications on Sharepoint 2007 sometimes have a frustrating feeling about the product as the solution grows. Surprised? I am not …. In fact I consider this is a normal situation in software implementations...
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    Debug Jscript with Internet Explorer 8

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    As a developer a big pain was (after reading this it will be no more J ) troubleshooting JavaScript errors. Internet Explorer has never been a big friend in helping me looking at these issues … this is, until Internet Explorer 8. When the first beta came...
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    Silverlight 2 Page Turn

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    Do you remember Silverlight 1.0 Page Turn Sample ? I Do. It was probably the first Silverlight application I saw and I was delighted with it. Then Silverlight 1.1 came up, followed by 2.0 Beta 1 and Beta 2 (soon we'll have RTM) , Beta 2 and now 2.0...
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    Are you a terminating process? Then please pay the toll…

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    Recently, I had the chance to participate in a performance review of a Line of Business application which dynamically creates portable document files (PDF, in short) which are then sent to the web user over the wire. The process of PDF creation has several...
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