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    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Today I installed Windows 7 RC on my Lenovo T61p laptop.  Things went very well.  It runs very fast (teammate clocked it at 41 seconds to boot).  I was then approached by a team member that we will be using Hyper-V images.  Now, these...
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    ASP.NET MVC based Apps for SharePoint 2013 (on-premises)

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    Recently I was asked the following question: "Can we use ASP.NET MVC 4 for an App for SharePoint?" My answer was "Yes, you can." This blog post will walk you through creating and deploying on-premises provider-hosted app for SharePoint. We will utilize...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR

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    At TechEd, we announced the availability of the first public CTP of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR. Watch the Channel 9 video with Gert Drapers as he explains some of the enhancements and shows off some of the new enhancements. The...
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    Exporting Binary Files Inside SharePoint WebPart

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    So today I ran into an issue that has sure to have plagued the SharePoint developer community in the past. My requirement was to export data rendered in a grid to Excel. Seems simple enough. So I have a DevExpress ASPxGridView control and a DevExpress...
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    Free CSS Web Templates

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    If you are graphically challenged like I am, check out this site .  You can browse for a look and feel that suites your need.  Then download the template and apply to your website.  The templates are pure html and css and they are free...
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    Book List

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    I keep a running book list of technical books that I have interests as a task item in my Outlook mailbox.  I am going to share with you that list.  Now, these books are books that I have not purchased yet but plan on purchasing in the near future...
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    WPF and Directory Services

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    A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked a question about using WPF to display Organizational Units in a TreeView control.  My friend had a good grasp about getting OU’s from Active Directory.  He just needed to be shown the way to bind his results...
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    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 1)

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    Summary: This how-to post will introduce you to building REST-based services using WCF.  This series is split into three parts.  Each part is built on the previous part. Prerequisites: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Web Development Helper WCF...
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    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 2)

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    Summary: This how-to post will introduce you to building REST-based services using WCF.  This series is split into three parts.  Each part is built on the previous part.  Here is a link back to Part 1 if you need a refresher. Prerequisites...
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    Transaction Around Non-Transaction Pieces

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    Modern databases deal with transactions seamlessly.  But what do you do when you want an entry added/removed to/from a database table after you perform some task on a non-transactional portion of your system, say Active Directory or even the file...
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    Future of Silverlight–Special Event Invite

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    You’re invited to a very special event on December 2 nd , 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight,...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    At TechEd, Soma Somasegar and Bill Gates announced that Silverlight 2 Beta 2 will be publicly available later this week. The features include the following: · UI Framework : Beta 2 includes improvements in animation support, error handling and reporting...
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    Multiple Startup Projects

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    It has occurred to me that a very useful feature of Visual Studio 2008 has gone unnoticed by some.  That feature is the ability to have multiple startup projects when you run (F5)  from Visual Studio 2008. I was working with a gentleman that...
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    VS2010 Beta 1 Extensibility

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    While reading my email, I came across a message that looked very interesting.  It was an email in regards to the extensibility of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.  Back in fall at the PDC conference, the Visual Studio team showed off how easy...
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    "Repair Information Rights Management" in Office 2007

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    I know that it has been awhile since my last post.  I have been extremely busy and have a few blog posts to put out there.  I have had this problem since the last time I built my laptop.  I installed the corporate image from the RIS server...
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    IIS SEO Toolkit Beta

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    The IIS team today announced the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit beta – a free toolkit that helps Web developers, hosting providers, and server administrators improve their site’s relevance in search results by recommending how to make them...
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    Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Launch Date

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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, April 12, 2010.  In February, there will be a public Release Candidate of both technologies to gather further feedback. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010 , .NET Framework 4
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    Top Selling Books At Tech Ed

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    As of Day 4, the list of the top 10 selling books at Tech Ed 2009 are: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Professional ASP.NET MVC 1 Mastering System Center Configuration Manager Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed Professional Silverlight 2 with ASP.NET Windows...
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    Windows 7

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    I have upgraded my machine from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM.  I have found two new tips that I thought I would share with the world.  Although I think these tips were in the previous builds but I just came across them.  So if these are...
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    VSTS 2008 Database Edition Error Creating Unit Tests

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    I ran into an issue using Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition with the Power Tools installed.  When using the Schema view inside a database project: Right click on a Stored Procedure.  Select "Create Unit Tests" Answer...
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    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 3)

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    Overview: This how-to post will introduce you to building REST-based services using WCF.  This series is split into three parts.  Each part is built on the previous part.  Here is a link back to Part 1 and Part 2 if you need a refresher...
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    Enterprise Library 4.0

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    This just came across my desk, so I thought I would share it with my readers. Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: Enterprise Library 4.0 May 2008 Release...
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    Parallel Extensions June 2008 CTP

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    Download the Parallel Extensions June 2008 CTP Parallel Extensions simplifies development by providing library-based support for introducing concurrency into applications written with any .NET language, including C# and Visual Basic. It includes the Task...
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    Sync Framework v1.0 RC0

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    A Release Candidate (RC0) of Sync Framework v1.0 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 for Desktops and Servers is now available. These components can be found as a top level feature within SQL Server 2008 RC0.  RC0 is the final step before SQL Server...
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    Information about Hyper-V

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    The next time I clean my machine, I am going to put Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V.  Here is a list of information that you might find useful if interested in Hyper-V. Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization...
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