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  • mschray

    INTXHACK Resources

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    Resources for INTXHack Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin up a VM)? Quick Start Challenge- Python and...
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    Resources for 1871 Student Hackathon

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    Resources for 1871 Student Hackathon Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin up a VM)? Quick Start Challenge...
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    WebJob Not Running Consistently? Make sure always-on is on

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    I had a WebJob that wasn’t running consistently.  It was more of a learning experience than a production system.  I did a little research and found a couple of issues.  First of all I was running in the free tier of Azure Web Sites meaning...
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    Examples from Azure Dev Camp Talks

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    Readiness Content - https://github.com/Azure-Readiness/DevCamp Elastic DB article - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-elastic-scale-introduction/?clcid=0x409 Azure DocumentDB Example - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us...
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    Hack Madison hackathon resources

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    Take the survey to win Surface Pro 2 – http://aka.ms/madhacks Resources for Hack Madison Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted...
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    Creating your Azure Linux VM without a SSH cert

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    From a security standpoint configuring your Linux VM without a cert isn’t to secure, but at a hackathon simply using a user id and password is expedient.  How you setup a user id and password?  Don’t use the quick create as you won’t get this...
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    Hack Illinois –Microsoft Resources

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    Take the survey to win Surface Pro 2 – tbd Resources for Hack Illinois Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin...
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    Easy diagnostics for your Azure website

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    I was going a bit of work on an Azure website I have been building.  There is a bit of PHP code that I am using that a DePaul colleague shared with me.  I wanted to easily get access to my weblogs, other diagnostics as well as some debug type...
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    Microsoft Cloud Dev Camps

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    Join us on 3/19 in Downer Grove, where Microsoft experts will show you how Microsoft Azure makes it easy to build, deploy or move existing applications to the cloud. Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible platform, so all developers (and dev languages...
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    Chicago Microsoft Ventures Pitches

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    These are the pitching companies. Company Pitch Order Presenter Facebook Twitter web ClearNDA 1 Carl Gatenio https://www.facebook.com/clearnda @clearnda http://www.clearnda.com/ ParkNav 2 Gerhard Boiciuc https://www.facebook.com/parknav @parknav http...
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    WordPress on Azure Setup: useful links

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    Creating WordPress Site from the Azure Gallery - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-php-web-site-gallery/ Generating the keys and removing the $ which Azure doesn't allow - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2014/02...
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    NIU OMIS 351 Fall 2014

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    Let’s do the pre-work to publish an app Hello fall OMIS 351 Students.  Instructions for getting started and building your app can be found here: http://aka.ms/OMISPrework Need help?   Start here: –> Martin’s slides and the step-by-step publishing...
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    Free Microsoft Stuff for College Faculty

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    •Azure University Grant (e.g. free cloud access for you and your students) ( apply ) •150 days of access to the Microsoft Cloud (Azure) for your students •1 year of access for faculty •Run PHp, python, ASP.net websites, Linux and Windows Virtual Machines...
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    Azure Dev Camps

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    Here’s your chance to roll up your sleeves and learn about the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join Microsoft technical experts at your local Microsoft Cloud DevCamp and leave with code running in the cloud! You will learn how...
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    Finding Martin-Office Hours

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    1871 Office Hours: 03/16/2015 - http://slottd.com/events/loph3bcf5c/slots 03/23/2015 - http://slottd.com/events/kdeovelmf4/slots 03/30/2015 - http://slottd.com/events/ufwjwveoom/slots 4/13/2015 - http://slottd.com/events/tqsruusa79/slots 4/20/2015 - http...
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    Building Your First WinJS Universal App (code and Screen cast)

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    I did an event on 9/11 covering creating a WinJS Universal App.  The topic was building applications for Windows and Windows Phone using Windows Universal apps.  Universal apps allow you to build app targeting Windows Phone and Windows 8 with...
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    Disabling Lenovo Track Pad Edge Swipe

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    For me the track pad edge swipe happens when I don’t want it to, so after a bit of digging I found the approach to disabling it.  From the control panel I selected Mouse and then walked the dialogs below to disable edge swipe.
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    Multi-cursor in Visual Studio

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    If the lines are consecutive select the location in the first line and then use Shift-Alt and the up and down arrow keys to select multiple lines.  In the image below see the light blue highlight before the time…. indicating these four rows are selected...
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    Building Your First Windows Universal App V2 (Screencast and code)

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    Doing a second event on 9/3 with some updates (e.g. improvements) to the code from 8/27.  I did an event at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) where we had students from Computer Science (CS), Information Technology & Management (ITM...
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    Microsoft Student Partner

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      Become a Microsoft Student Partner Are you passionate about technology? Do you aspire to a career in technology? Are you ready to get going now? The MSP program is for you - a great opportunity to be the voice of Microsoft on campus and lay the...
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    Windows 8 Task Manager - App History the megabytes of a telling tale

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    I hit Ctrl-Shift-Esc to bring up the Task Manager on Windows 8.  This time around I paid a bit more attention to the tabs at the top of the Task Manager.  Yes, you know these… This time around I took a look at the tab labeled App history Now...
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    Scanning a QR Code with Windows Phone 8.1

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    It turns out things have moved a bit in Windows Phone 8.1 when it comes to scanning QR codes.  The QR code scanning is no longer hung off of search.  To scan QR codes you need to access the Bing Vision lens.  How do you access Bing Vision...
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    WinJS for the C# guy: Getting started.

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    I have been learning about building Windows 8.1 apps using WinJS.  This has been a pretty big paradigm shift for me as I have been a strongly typed C# Win Forms, WPF and then WinRT guy for quite a while.  However, learning something new is always...
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    Windows RT Application where are my app directories

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    I have found and lost this information a couple of times, so now it’s time to make it a more fixture on my blog that others may need to benefit from as well.  As you might be aware for Windows RT apps your have unrestricted access to the local, roaming...
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    begin

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    private void TextBox_OnKeyDown(object sender, KeyRoutedEventArgs e) { // Supports numbers and a single decimal // By default this should be the "." for US English, but lets get the system assigned value just in case String decimalString = System...
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