Shawn Cicoria

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  • Blog Post: Turning off the Visual Studio “Attach to process” security warning…

    When you’re urnning under x64 you have to affect 1 addition spot in the registry to disable this warning – which clearly should only be done by folks that know what they’re doing. NOTE: affecting the registry can be harmful – do so at your own risk. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 Windows Registry...
  • Blog Post: Viewing the User Token from Visual Studio 2010 Debugger

    When you’re debugging security related things, sometimes you need to take a look at the thread identities user token. When you’re inside of Visual Studio 2010 – in the watch windows you enter ‘$user’  and you’ll get the same as when in windbg with !token –n  
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet–Create PDF Takeaway chapters for your set of topics–great feature just added..

    If you’re like me, having those PDF version for offline review are great.  It was a pain before as I had to individually print web pages to single PDF using tools. Now, TechNet can track a “book” of topics for you, and then generate HTML or PDF for you to download – personal publishing Roll-your...
  • Blog Post: Identity Claims Encoding for SharePoint

    Just to remind myself, the list of claim types and their encodings are listed here at the bottom. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg481769.aspx Where for example: i:0#.w|contoso\scicoria ‘i’ = identity, could be ‘c’ for others # == SPClaimTypes.UserLogonName . == Microsoft.IdentityModel.Claims...
  • Blog Post: Creating Wildcard Certificates with makecert.exe

    Be nice to be able to make wildcard certificates for use in development with makecert – turns out, it’s real easy.  Just ensure that your CN=  is the wildcard string to use. The following sequence generates a CA cert, then the public/private key pair for a wildcard certificate REM make the...
  • Blog Post: Lorem Ipsum–Generating in Word 2010

    Well, apparently I missed this hidden feature having used the Lorem Ipsum website for some time, but if you enter the following in blank Word document – you’ll get 10 paragraphs of generated text: =Lorem(10) Such as: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue...
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