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  • Blog Post: Who will win the World Cup 2010?

    This poll is hosted on http://restpoll.cloudapp.net
  • Blog Post: Configuring WordPress for SQL Azure

    Microsoft released a Patch for Wordpress 2.9.2 which enables SQL Server Support. With the SQL Server Support you also have SQL Azure in the bag. There are enough installation docs and posts out there, but I was missing a concrete one for the parameters given in the WordPress database connection details...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 - Fun with DynamicObject in C# 4.0

    This morning I just played around with the new C# 4.0 dynamic feature. Using the dynamic keyword allows you to bind to properties, indexers and methods during runtime. This means that during compile time there is no check if the methods, properties or whatever you are calling are really existent, you...
  • Blog Post: CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database ‘master’ – My Fix

    Normally I always install SQL Management Studio for my development environment. But this time I just thought I would not need it. I installed my machine outside of the domain network. The SQL Server 2008 Express installation was done with a local administrator user which I enabled to have dbo admin rights...
  • Blog Post: Improving Entity Framework Performance

    Important Update: This post is not any more valid for current Entity Framework versions. Current Versions don't have this performance impact as seen here. This is out dated! Sorry for any inconvenience on applying this to current versions! I was really shocked when I saw this blog post: Entity...
  • Blog Post: Coding 4 Fun: Slide Tweet 0.1

    What is Slide Tweet? A Powerpoint Add-In twittering slide titles. If you are not familiar with http://twitter.com I suggest to read the post “How to Twitter – First Steps and a Twitter Glossary” from Scott Hanselman . Why do I want to have an add-in for powerpoint twittering slide titles? Well, I had...
  • Blog Post: Giving my account rights to create service endpoints on port 80

    Note to myself: new OS, missing configuration: Start command shell in administration mode netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:80/ user=DOMAIN\user Update: If you are doing this, your local IIS might not be able to display websites on port 80. See this post: Service Unavailble HTTP Error 503 mit IIS 7...
  • Blog Post: How to find and install the Live Framework SDK (CTP)

    It is not easy to find the Live Framework SDK introduced during PDC 2008. Therefore I just snapshot and wrote down the steps to find and install it. Apply for the Live Framework SDK This is something you should do first. If you are at PDC 2008 you have an alternative way of doing the Hands-on Lab and...
  • Blog Post: How to install the Nortwind sample database in SQL Server Express

    One of the things when setting up an demo environment (a fresh install) is to integrate the Northwind sample database on the demo environment. I normally just use a SQL Server Express for demos and I take Northwind to have data to play with, what else. I know there is some discussion around Northwind...
  • Blog Post: Twitter WCF 3.5 API Library

    I just published the API declaration library, even it is just experimental and has not been tested. I think it is still a time saver to get at least the declarations. If anyone has an improved version, I would be interested to be updated. You can find the library here and some more info here . The library...
  • Blog Post: Programming Twitter with WCF 3.5

    Do you Twitter? If so, this could be of interest for you. If not, maybe you are interested in how to use the Twitter REST API to write own client applications. Imagine you could just use Twitter from your code like this: 1: TwitterStatusProxy proxy = new TwitterStatusProxy( "username" , "password"...
  • Blog Post: Yet Another Windows Live Demo Video

    Daniel Walzenbach and myself are demoing Windows Live with all its possibilities. In this scenario we have a mom, missing her son, but she always knows where he is! How this magic works, see and guess who is playing Daniel's mom? Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ Event in Bad Homburg, Germany

    On April, 17th we have Boris Jabes from the Visual C++ Product Team in Germany. This Community Event is free of charge and will have the following Agenda: Agenda Community Event What's new in Visual Studio 2008 walkthrough new C++ features VSTS for C++ developers A deeper look into the VS2008 Feature...
  • Blog Post: Mambo speed run install - Check this out!

    My colleque Bernhard "TigerDuck" Frank has created an amazing video about the Raktajino project. I did a podcast in December with him (just in German) and we discussed what Tigerduck in general is. So, if you want to see, how you can install Mambo , without reading a single How-To document on a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Evangelism Jamboree, I'm looking forward for the next one

    Today was our first Evangelism Jamboree among France, United Kingdom and Germany. It is actually the first time I met some Evangelist from France and UK (ok, I met the architects two weeks ago in Prague) and it was a really interesting conversation we had all together. Then it came to the demo competition...
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft - Popfly Mashup

    Due to the new World of Warcraft Patch, leveling from 20-60 became much easier. Therefore I think I will give it a try and would like to level up a Warlock, had none so far. By the way, this was done with Microsoft Popfly.
  • Blog Post: Ale Contenti on the new MFC Update (Video)

    Two weeks ago we had Steve Teixeira and Ale Contenti in Germany. As we have recorded nearly every session of them, I just thought that this one might be of interest for all you folks who are awaiting the new MFC Update which is coming first half of 2008. Enjoy! http://techfiles.de/dparys/videos/MFCUpdate...
  • Blog Post: What Online Survey Infrastructure You Are Using?

    As I was in the need of creating an online survey, I just found www.surveymonkey.com . It was really simple and fast to use. The free account gives you the possibility to use the infrastructure to a certain response limit and view the results online. Drawback is that you can't download the data without...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ Interest Group Germany

    For anyone interested in Visual C++ I have created a Facebook Group " Visual C++ Interest Gropu Germany ". You will find here informations, resources and planned community events around Visual C++. I have also posted the Slides from the Visual C++ 2008 ISV Workshop and Visual C++ 2008 and Beyond event...
  • Blog Post: Web Application Installer

    My collegue Bernhard Frank published a Web Application Installer project on Codeplex. It helps deploying a web application for Internet Information Server as it packages everything into a single msi setup file. Interesting that he supports beneath ASP.NET and SQL Server also PHP, Perl and MySQL. If you...
  • Blog Post: The dark side...

    Inspired by Scott Hanselman and Dave Reed I'm using a black Visual Studio settings environment. From time to time customers ask me if they can get my settings, so I decided to dedicate a website to it. May I introduce... www.darksideofvisualstudio.net May be the dark side with you!
  • Blog Post: Meet you on geekSpeak

    A while ago Christian Binder and Steffen Krause did a great roadshow on High-Performance Computing here in Germany. After that I joined the team and I'm pleased to announce that we all will be on geekSpeak on October, 24th. We will chat on this show together with Glenn Gordon and Lynn Langit about the...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Merging C++ and C# code into one assembly

    I just produced a little screencast on the previous german post . This is just a test of the soapbox infrastructure to realize if the quality is good enough. Any feedback is welcome. By the way, I know that my english has lot of space for improvement.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Feature: Extending the Marshaling Library for C++

    Anmerkung: Hier geht es zum deutschen Beitrag . As posted before (sorry just in German) Visual Studio 2008 comes with a nice marshaling library for C++/CLI. With that it is easier to convert various native types into managed types and vice versa. Unfortunately the library just supports string conversion...
  • Blog Post: IIS7: Using IIS7's Web Core feature in a Windows Forms App

    During my investigations in various Windows Server 2008 features I realized that IIS 7 comes with a neat little web core engine which can be rehosted in own applications. The cool thing is it is completely configurable, it has just own drawback: One application pool. But that is not a real deal as IIS...
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