Il blog di Giulio Vian

Notes and considerations of small consultant, lately on ALM

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    Installing Application Center Test... and nothing else

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    Can't believe. It worked at first try: installed Application Center Test without all other stuff in Visual Studio.NET 2003. Type D:\ENGLISH\VS.NET2003\setup\setup.exe /NO_BSLN_CHECK Then unselect everything but ACT [:O].
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    Convert TimeSpan to/from string

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    I never remember what to type in config file TimeSpanConverter tsc = new TimeSpanConverter(); TimeSpan ts = new TimeSpan( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ); // 1 day 2 hours 3 minutes 4 seconds 5 millisec string s = tsc.ConvertToInvariantString( ts ); // 1.02:03:04...
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    Resolve a $ path in TeamBuild

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    There are some really useful TeamBuild tasks whose purpose or usage is not immediate. Such is WorkspaceItemConverterTask : it allows to transform a $ path — that is the path to a file or folder in TFS Version Control — to the physical path that the file...
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    ASP.NET 1.1 debugging

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    Using the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Debugger with ASP.NET Applications I saw something similar two or three years ago in some internal FAQ, but this is very well written and complete. In the past you had a bunch of KB articles (e.g. 306172 ), useful...
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    Blocking Ads

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    Very nice idea for fighting unwanted ads and pop-ups. http://www.everythingisnt.com/hosts.html
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    Gotcha: MSBuild nested loops (double batching)

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    I admit I didn’t get it on my first, quick, reading of “ Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build ” that MSBuild batching is somewhat counter-intuitive. I needed to have a nested loop in my script, like this pseudo code...
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    Builds: how many?

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    Update ( 2011-03-21 ) Changed table layout. An interesting question I rarely see discussed is: how many build should I plan for in my project and how do they relate each other. This latter point is of paramount importance as it drives us...
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    Silverlight Hi-def

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    Carl Franklin ha messo in piedi un video demo ad alta definizione (1280x720 29 frames al secondo) con Silverlight http://perseus.franklins.net/homeatlast/ . Un modo gradevole di capire le potenzialità di Silverlight. Un avviso se vedete che l'audio...
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    Lo script del consulente

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    Come consulente devo seguire più progetti su clienti diversi, ognuno dei quali ha una configurazione (rete, server, stampanti) diversa. Nel listato che segue ho riprodotto uno schema di script da usare per riconfigurare il portatile. 1: @echo off 2...
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    Per gli appassionati di PowerShell

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    e magari anche per altri che vogliono trovare un punto di appoggio in italiano , ecco che è nato http://www.powershell.it/ Buona fortuna,
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    Sprinkler on CodePlex

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    Today I published on CodePlex my first project, Sprinkler . It is both a tool and a framework, based on Powershell v2, aimed at simplifying deployment of applications, especially BizTalk-based. It stands on the shoulders of giants as it extends the Deployment...
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    SettingsMerger on CodePlex

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    Yesterday, I published Sprinkler on CodePlex and today I completed my efforts with another tool: SettingsMerger . This tool takes a number of Excel files, in the format required by XmlPreprocess / EnvironmentSettingsExporter , and outputs a single...
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    BizTalk 2009 and TFS 2010

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      A very welcome news, today. The BizTalk team released to public an hotfix to let BizTalk projects (.btproj) to compile successfully under TeamBuild 2010 ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2406405 ). I discovered the issues myself and worked with...
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    Unix profumeria (perfume shop)

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    When they'll open, I want to smell the difference between the scents of System V, BSD Net, Solaris, and AIX . [ITA] Quando aprono vado a sentire la differenza tra l'odore di System V, BSD Net, Solaris e AIX.
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    Quick-list for testing and demoing on a real device

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    In the last days I set up a demo app running on a SmartPhone / PocketPC. I needed to wake-up an app on the SP by sending an SMS. This is well described in http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/ReceivingSMSMessages...
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    HOWTO: Using IE proxy settings (including credentials!)

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    Very easy but hard to find. System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol proxy = ... System.Net.WebProxy ieProxy = System.Net.WebProxy.GetDefaultProxy(); if (ieProxy != null && ieProxy.Address != null ) { ieProxy.Credentials =...
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    HOWTO: Setup for SmartPhone Development (UPDATED)

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    The right installation sequence for using both managed and unmanaged: Active Sync 3.8 eMbedded Visual C++® 4.0 with Service Pack 2 eMbedded Visual C++® 4.0 Service Pack 4 Visual Studio .NET 2003 choose Mobile / CompactFramework ...
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    Script for network configuration

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    This is a simple batch to force a static IP address on my machines. ECHO interface ip > " %temp% \z.netsh" ECHO set address "Local Area Connection" static 192.168.100.173 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.1 3 >> " %temp% \z.netsh" ECHO set dns "Local...
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    PowerShell: Verdi praterie

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    Una caratteristica di PS è la vastità di aree Windows che copre. In pratica se un framework, una applicazione o un sottosistema espone un modello (a oggetti) amministrativo in termini di classi .NET, oggetti COM o classi WMI, esso diventa banalmente controllabili...
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    Configuration file for .NET objects running under COM+ 1.5

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    From http://blogs.msdn.com/florinlazar/archive/2003/12/04/41369.aspx : setting the Application Root Directory for that component to point to a directory where you have two files: application.manifest and application.config. The manifest can be as simple...
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    503 Too busy

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    It's time to start writing something down again. It's been a very very busy period (maybe vacation & UR target has some impact on this) but it will not slow down any time soon so I must force myself to spend some time here.
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    Back to writing

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    It’s been a looong time since I posted anything on this blog. I apologize with my twenty-five readers, but I prepared a bunch of posts, mostly on the build and deploy as it' has been my duty in the last months. See you soon.
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    Creare uno shortcut

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    La domanda del cliente pareva banale, ma ho faticato un po' a capire quale fosse la strada più agevole e con meno dipendenze per creare uno shortcut, così alla fine son arrivato a questo. Nel progetto si aggiunge una reference alla libreria COM " Microsoft...
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    Rafal Lukawiecki

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    Stamattina leggevo il post di Sudano ( http://blogs.ugidotnet.org/janky/archive/2007/11/11/teched-speaker-profile-rafal-lukawiecki.aspx ) sulla sessione di Lukawiecki e mi ha ricordato della bravura di quest'uomo. Durante un TechEd (credo del 2003), andai...
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    Channel 9 in italiano

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    A Redmond (località vicina a Seattle dove si trova la sede centrale di Microsoft) c'è un discreto gruppo di italiani, così che abbiamo la fortuna di avere una nuova serie di filmati e registrazioni in italiano direttamente dall'America! Guardate qui ...
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