It's Spann, not spam

Technical blog to provide content that developers find useful.

Posts
  • It's Spann, not spam

    ASP.NET MVC based Apps for SharePoint 2013 (on-premises)

    • 22 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    • 28 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Free CSS Web Templates

    • 7 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    WPF and Directory Services

    • 4 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 1)

    • 4 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    IIS SEO Toolkit Beta

    • 2 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Private Cloud SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0

    • 1 Comments
    Today, is the public release of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (VMMSSP) 2.0 Release Candidate. What is VMMSSP? VMMSSP is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V , and...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Exporting Binary Files Inside SharePoint WebPart

    • 8 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Launch Date

    • 2 Comments
    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
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Customizing Sandcastle Output Using SHFB

    • 0 Comments
    Recently I was asked to customize the output that Sandcastle was compiling.  My requirement was as follows: "I have a custom attribute that I have decorated on my classes. When I use SHFB, the attribute appears on the property's page. I would...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 2)

    • 4 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    "Repair Information Rights Management" in Office 2007

    • 2 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    New Word 2010 Features I Just Found

    • 1 Comments
    While working on deliverables for my current project, I was tasked with doing test plans.  Now, as every good test plan has screenshots of the user interface to help the next developer or tester understand what they should expect to see in the UI...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Silverlight 2 Beta 2

    • 2 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Transaction Around Non-Transaction Pieces

    • 3 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Building REST-based Services Using WCF - (Part 3)

    • 1 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    SSIS Performance

    • 1 Comments
    I am a .NET developer who likes to write code in C#.  When given the task to transform customers data from an Oracle 8i database to SQL Server 2005 Database, I immediately though of SSIS.   Well what I didn't know was the learning curve...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Future of Silverlight–Special Event Invite

    • 3 Comments
    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,...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR

    • 15 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Office 2010 Products Available to MSDN Subscribers

    • 0 Comments
    I received the following message at 1:10 PM today.  If you have an MSDN Subscription, then today is your lucky day with Office 2010. “As of 9 AM Redmond Time today, 14 language versions of the following products are now available to MSDN subscribers...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Multiple Startup Projects

    • 2 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Book List

    • 6 Comments
    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...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    VHD Booting

    • 0 Comments
    In the past I have used dual booting on my system to handle server development versus client usage on a single machine. Up until Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that was one way of using both scenarios utilizing the bare metal of the machine. Well...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    Silverlight Postings

    • 0 Comments
    This week I realized that there are so many good blog entries going on around me on the subject of Silverlight.  I have decided that I would share with you the ones I have found this week.  So here they are! Graphical Skinning Comes to Silverlight...
  • It's Spann, not spam

    VS2010 Beta 1 Extensibility

    • 2 Comments
    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...
Page 1 of 2 (39 items) 12