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Using Team Foundation 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets

add-pssnapin Microsoft.TeamFoundation.PowerShell

get-command -module *TeamFoundation*

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2011 12:37 PM | Comments (0)

ADO.NET Entity Framework – Code First Development Pattern

Here’s a quick start introduction to the ADO.NET Entity Framework Code First Development Pattern. For a more complete (but still intro) walkthrough, check out ScottGu’s blog. At the time of this writing, you’ll need the EF 4.1 Release Candidate. After EF 4.1 is released you’ll no doubt be able to find it on the ADO.NET team blog. 1. Create a new empty ASP.NET MVC2 Web Application, add a reference to System.Data.Entity. If using the EF4.1 RC - add a reference to the EntityFramework dll that comes ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:42 AM | Comments (0)

Exception setting "ThreadOptions" in SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

Right after you install SP2010 (Foundation or Server), even on a completely updated Windows Server 2008 SP2, when you go to start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell (the recommended PowerShell interface for working with SharePoint), you get a real ugly looking error: Exception setting "ThreadOptions": "This property cannot be changed after the Runspace has been opened." At C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONF IG\POWERSHELL\Registration\... char:48 ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:56 PM | Comments (1)

Changing Page Layout with SharePoint Designer 2010

Don't like one of your page layouts on your SharePoint Site? No problem, you can solve this problem quickly and easily using the free SharePoint Designer. It doesn't take any programming, just a couple minor HTML tweaks. Note: This is different from modifying the master page, which will effect every page on the site. Instead, we'll be detaching the page from the master page, therefore making it unique on the site. This obviously has its cons when its comes to long-term site style. Here's how a site ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:09 AM | Comments (6)

Listing SPQuery FieldNameRefs

It took me a while to figure out how to get a list of all the available fields for a particular type of list in SharePoint (for performing custom queries in SPQuery). I was looking for a published list of these fields, which as far as I know does not exist. Instead, you just use the GetList method of the Lists SOAP service. Here’s an example SOAP request: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://sche... SOAP-ENV:encodingStyle="htt... ......

Posted On Monday, December 7, 2009 4:24 AM | Comments (0)

10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts #9

This post is the ninth in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #9 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM The credit for this particular web part template goes to one of my co-workers Shannon Prue. I asked him if he could put together a MS CRM template example for me, and a few minutes later I had in my inbox a 10 line example template! In the past, integrating ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 10:13 AM | Comments (1)

How to embed Excel in a .NET WinForms App

Download and install owc11. Run AxImp on OWC11.dll, which will have been installed in the microsoft shared\web components directory (ie C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Components\11\). AxImp.exe can be found in the Windows SDK (ie, C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin\AxIm... In Visual Studio project, drag OWC11.dll to a toolbox tab and drop the Excel component on form. Voila. When it comes deployment time, you’ll need the AxInterop.OWC11.dll. Some sample code: ......

Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:19 AM | Comments (1)

Four New Developer Toolkit Releases from /n software

Last week /n software announced new versions of three different toolkits, and a brand new SharePoint Integrator product. From nsoftware.com: NEW: /n software UPS Integrator V2 Released! Includes easy access to the most popular UPS mail capabilities including shipping, tracking, address verification, rate calculation, and much more. NEW: /n software SharePoint Integrator Released! Enables developers to build applications that integrate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, including components for working ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:53 AM | Comments (0)

Usenet Newsgroup Browser in SharePoint

I added a little newsgroup browser to my SharePoint site with about a one page RSSBus SharePoint WebPart template. It works by importing the RSSBus NntpOps Connector. It calls its nntpListArticles operation to list the articles of a particular newsgroup and displays them in a table. Then when an article is clicked on, it calls the nntpGetArticle operation to retrieve the actual article – don’t worry – it will only retrieve the first 1000 lines of the article – if the thread is larger than that it ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:12 PM | Comments (1)

Managing MS Exchange Remotely From Unix, Phone, Windows, etc.

Recently I saw a question come to my friend Spencer here at /n software about whether or not it was possible to use the Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 PowerShell cmdlets through the /n software PowerShell Server. The person wanted to be able to manage Exchange from a remote Unix machine. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before, it could be done from anywhere that supports SSH – like an Apple iPhone or a Blackberry. The PowerShell server uses impersonation - it impersonates the user that the SSH client authenticated ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:55 PM | Comments (1)

RPC and SharePoint

If you’re doing SharePoint development that requires accessing and modifying SharePoint over HTTP, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the RPC protocol (HTTP posts) used there. Unfortunately its not the greatest thing in the world, but it gets the job done I suppose. Here’s a hard to find but very useful MSDN resource: FrontPage Server Extensions RPC Protocol. Technorati Tags: SharePoint, RPC ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 5:01 PM | Comments (2)

Automatically Email SharePoint List and Library Items

Tutorial - Automatically Email SharePoint List and Library Items By Lance Robinson, /n software, Requirements: /n software SharePoint Workflow Extensions Contents Introduction Default Actions Workflow Configuration Customizing Actions Introduction SharePoint administrators who manage lists and document libraries may wish to configure specific lists or libraries to automatically send out emails when items are added or updated. Administrators can quickly and easily configure a workflow to handle this ......

Posted On Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:18 PM | Comments (5)

PowerShell function to determine if running on 64 bit machine

Easy a pie: function is64bit() { if ([IntPtr].Size -eq 4) { return $false } else { return $true }} Explanation: the size of an IntPtr will be 4 bytes on a 32 bit machine and 8 bytes on a 64 bit machine. I came across the tip somewhere (blog, usenet??) but I couldn't find it again - so I thought I'd share it here for anybody else who is looking for it. Technorati Tags: PowerShell ......

Posted On Friday, February 20, 2009 10:21 AM | Comments (3)

Remove Folders from Library in Windows Media Center

It seems there is a known bug in certain versions of Windows Media Center (ie, Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Beta) in which even when you remove a folder from a music/picture library in Media Center, items from those folders are not actually removed. I searched around and didn't see much help, until finally I found this solution from a guy who works at Microsoft: I had no problem with doing that as I just wanted to reset the library completely and do a re-index. The instructions are: Exit Windows ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:31 PM | Comments (19)

How to Execute SQL PowerShell Commands Anywhere

SQL Server 2008 PowerShell Cmdlets + /n software PowerShell Server v2 = Execute SQL Queries Anywhere. If you don’t already have the SQL cmdlets for PowerShell, you’ll need to download and install SQL Server 2008. A warning for those of you running on x64 machines - you’ll have to export the SQL Server keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... (there should be 2 in PowerShellSnapIns and 1 in ShellIds) and reimport them to Wow6432Node. If you don’t already have /n software’s PowerShell ......

Posted On Monday, December 22, 2008 3:13 PM | Comments (3)

PowerShell NetCmdlets -debug

Its easy to forget about the –debug parameter, but a lot of times it can be very helpful, especially with NetCmdlets where in many cases –debug will output the protocol interface (the “PITrail” as we call it at /n software) of the connection. The PITrail includes a trail of communication between the cmdlet and the remote host it is talking to. Rob emailed me to ask for help diagnosing a 425 error he was getting when using the NetCmdlets get-ftp cmdlet. As I described to Rob, in a nutshell the 425 ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:41 PM | Comments (0)

Building Enterprise Mashups using RSSBus

Microsoft MVP Richard Seroter started a series of posts on building enterprise mashups using RSSBus. Part 1, and Part 2. A few weeks ago our Executive Director / Chief Architect / Technology Overlord recently asked me to build a real, live enterprise mashup application to demonstrate for our IT leadership group. Our goal was to show that RSSBus could be used to quickly and efficiently aggregate data in compelling new ways. In the next few posts, I’m going to walk through our use case, and how I built ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 9, 2008 10:09 AM | Comments (0)

RAR and Other Alternative/Annoying Archival/Compression Formats

I hate when people send me an email with a .rar (or similar non-.zip) attachment. I realize that rar has some special features that set it apart - but those features are not really very important when you're just talking about sending me a small non-commercial c# project in an email. I think I will create my own custom compressed archival format, and start sending out .lnc files (which doesn't stand for "lance", but something creative that implies its the worst compression format ever, like "loco ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2008 11:23 AM | Comments (7)

ASP.Net Medium Trust and IPWorks/IBiz ASP.Net Editions

This great MSDN article: "How To: Use Medium Trust in ASP.NET 2.0" will probably answer nearly all of your questions about how to work in medium trust and how to customize medium trust permissions. Here are a few extracts from this document that serve as a sort of "quick start" to medium trust. By default, ASP.NET 2.0 Web applications and Web services run with full trust and applications can perform privileged operations and access resources subject only to operating system security and Windows access ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:58 PM | Comments (1)

IMAP ACL Manager

Download Here Email me IMAP ACL Manager V2 Features Connect to IMAP servers and manage access control for any folder. Choose between lookup, read, keep, write, insert, post, create, delete, and administer rights. Add and remove rights for any user. Server port is now configurable. Support for SSL/TLS implicit and explicit connections. Support for classic User/Password authentication, as well as CRAM-MD5 and NTLM. IMAP communication log available for viewing. Requirements Windows 2000, XP, or later. ......

Posted On Monday, December 31, 2007 11:24 AM | Comments (4)

IJabber Instant Messaging Client

Download Here Email me IJabber The IJabber XMPP IM Client, built with IP*Works! Features SSL Support (implicit or explicit SSL connections). Works with Google Talk, Wildfire/Openfire, eJabberd, etc. Multi-User Conferencing. Source code provided (requires license of IPWorks and IPWorks SSL in order to recompile). Requirements Windows 2000, XP, or later. Microsoft .Net Framework v1.1. Origin This project was started as a simple demo for the IPWorks XMPP component. Over the years it has morphed to provide ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:45 PM | Comments (4)

LDAP PowerShell User Account Control

The userAccountControl attribute is used to control the access of a user account. This value can be set to the bitwise OR of a set of flag values, documented here: Property flag Value in hexadecimal Value in decimal SCRIPT 0x0001 1 ACCOUNTDISABLE 0x0002 2 HOMEDIR_REQUIRED 0x0008 8 LOCKOUT 0x0010 16 PASSWD_NOTREQD 0x0020 32 PASSWD_CANT_CHANGE Note You cannot assign this permission by directly modifying the UserAccountControl attribute. For information about how to set the permission programmatically, ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:22 PM | Comments (1)

Retrieve Remote MAC Address in PowerShell

Shay Levi played off my mac address retreival code yesterday and shared his own PowerShell script to retrieve a mac address. Here's another PowerShell script to retrieve a mac address using get-snmp from NetCmdlets: ## Retrieves the MAC address of an snmp-enabled device ## Returns a hex string that is the MAC address ## ## usage: get-mac [-agent] <string> ## param( [string] $agent = "10.0.1.11" ) #a function to convert an octetstring into a hex string function get-hex($octectstring) { $len ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:52 AM | Comments (4)

EDI AS2 Adapter for BizTalk Tutorial

Spencer Brown published a tutorial, "AS2 Adapter for Microsoft BizTalk" that walks through installing the /n software BizTalk Adapters and configuring send and receive ports for the included AS2 adapter. Technorati Tags: EDI, AS2, BizTalk Share this post : digg it ......

Posted On Thursday, August 2, 2007 5:12 PM | Comments (1)

E-Banking API - OFX

Shane Witbeck has found a new interest: OFX: I started looking into OFX because there seems to be a need for a good personal finance application for Mac OS X and the one feature missing from existing apps is live connectivity to banks. Shane is already linking to /n software's IBiz OFX Integrator, which has just been updated and re-released as IBiz E-Banking Integrator. The new E-Banking Integrator includes new components for bill payment, account discovery, and funds transfer I can answer a few ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:43 PM | Comments (2)

Secure, Personal RSS Feeds

I was reading an old post on Scott Hanselman's blog about accessing private feeds via RSS. The discussion turned toward comparing RSS reader requests to OFX requests that applications like Microsoft Money make to banks. A comment from "Jordan": No CTO wants to have his face on the cover of the Wall Street Journal because his site provided an RSS feed to Bloglines and Bloglines has a security breach that exposes all that information. I have several private RSS feeds that I would not trust a third ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:32 PM | Comments (0)

Adding support for credit card/paypal to your website/application

In the latest installment of MSDN Magazine "Toolbox", Scott Mitchell wrote a few paragraphs about how a developer can add to his applications/websites the ability to accept online credit card payments. The process does seem complex and a bit intimidating at first, but with the right tools it can be pretty easy. Scott points his readers to Authorize.Net (Internet payment gateway through which one can process the charges), and also mentions the availability of some third-party shopping cart products ......

Posted On Friday, May 11, 2007 12:55 PM | Comments (2)

Excel's external data capabilities (web query files)

Here is an example of a dynamic Excel spreadsheet that populates itself with data from an RSS feed of stock quote details. Each time you open the document, it will automatically reload the data from the feed. Also the feed, while open, will even auto-refresh periodically (whether or not this happens and the interval at which it happens are all configurable inside Excel). The stock quote feed itself is generated using the RSSBus yahooStockQuotes operation (pictured below) which consumes a Yahoo service. ......

Posted On Monday, May 7, 2007 2:05 PM | Comments (0)

Upcoming conferences: Etech, MMS, Web 2.0

/n software will be at several upcoming conferences, including the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, the Microsoft Management Summit, and the Web 2.0 Expo. If you will be there, stop by and say "Hi!".

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:26 AM | Comments (1)

How to prevent Outlook 2007 from blocking unsafe attachments

A lot of times I need to be able to look at .reg, .vbs, .vb, etc - attachments that people send me via email. I don't go haphazardly running them, but I need to at least be able to save them to disk and drag them into my text editor. Here's how to make the changes in Vista to prevent Outlook 2007 from blocking these files. Note that with these changes, you still won't be able to just double-click on the attachment and run it (this is good), you'll have to save it to disk first. Make sure you really ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:28 PM | Comments (4)

PowerShell and NNTP

Recently Marco Shaw posted a little nntp-stats script in the microsoft.public.windows.po... newsgroup that I thought was pretty neato, and right up my alley since we were in the middle of adding get-nntp and send-nntp cmdlets to the /n software NetCmdlets product. So as a tip of the hat to Marco, here is my version. Poster Stats: Get-nntp returns a collection of objects containing the subject, articleid, sender, references, etc of articles posted in a particular newsgroup. I put together a few ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 5:56 PM | Comments (0)

PowerShell console buffer to html

Adrian at soapyfrog posted a function recently for grabbing the contents of the PowerShell console buffer and pushing them out as html. I saved it and finally got around to using it today. Very useful, added to my profile. Thanks Adrian! PS C:\> (get-nntp -server msnews.microsoft.com -newsgroup microsoft.public.windows.po... -list 5) | sort From Number : 7804 Subject : Re: More.com?? Quirk From : "/\\/\\o\\/\\/ [MVP]" Date : Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:53:16 +0100 Size : 2610 References : <9eo6r256msnc3cvm527hm62... ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 2:19 PM | Comments (3)

nunit testing 32-bit apps on 64-bit machine

I'm trying to run nunit tests of a 32-bit assembly on a 64-bit machine. When I load the assembly (compiled with VS target platform set to x86) into nunit, I get a FileNotFound exception. The problem is that nunit is running as 64-bit. I found this post by Matevz Gacnik pointing me in the right direction to get around this problem. Here is the fix: You can use corflags to find out what settings the nunit assembly already has: C:\> corflags "C:\Program Files (x86)\NUnit-Net-2.0 2.2.9\bin\nunit-console.exe" ......

Posted On Thursday, December 28, 2006 9:57 AM | Comments (4)

NetCmdlets support PSCredentials

Previously with NetCmdlets, authentication details were only accepted using plain text parameters. This is still supported, but now these cmdlets support PSCredentials through a new -credentials parameter. This works for almost all of the cmdlets included in NetCmdlets, like FTP, LDAP, HTTP, SMTP, Rexec, RSS, IM, SMS, SSH, etc. Here's an example with get-ldap. Before, you had to bind to the directory server using plain text parameters, like this: PS C:\> get-ldap -server testboy -binddn mydomain\admin ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 27, 2006 1:27 PM | Comments (0)

NetCmdlets Part 3: PowerShell and Active Directory using /n software's LDAP cmdlet

MOW's "PowerShelled" blog is another awesome PowerShell resource. Of particular interest to me was MOWs series on PowerShell and Active Directory. He used the .Net System.DirectoryServices classes to do all the work. here is how you can use /n software's LDAP cmdlet to manage directory servers like AD. The LDAP cmdlet supports plain connections as well as secure SSL connections. The LDAP cmdlet will work with any directory server, including AD, ADAM, OpenLDAP, Novell, etc. The LDAP cmdlet uses its ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 27, 2006 1:25 PM | Comments (1)

PowerShell 1.0 Released

PowerShell 1.0 was released yesterday in Spain, and /n software was there! When you go to download it (for free), don't forget to pickup NetCmdlets too. Also check out Jeffrey Snover's 12 Cool Features of Windows PowerShell. You'll need to uninstall previous versions of PowerShell before you can install the new one, but PowerShell won't appear in Add/Remove Programs unless you check the "show updates" box. Technorati : cmdlets, netcmdlets, powershell ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:34 AM | Comments (2)

Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code

Update: I changed the feed to default to partial length, only the first 1000 characters of the article body. To change it to get the full body, add another querystring parameter named full with value true, ie: http://www.textbox1.com/exa... Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code. Thats pretty impressive, really. How? With RSSBus and a little script that calls RSSBus NntpOps. Here's ......

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 5:08 PM | Comments (0)

PowerShell verb list

Here is a list of PowerShell cmdlet verbs on MSDN. Technorati : PowerShell, powerShell verbs ......

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 2:34 PM | Comments (0)

Powershell scripting contest

Windows PowerShell Scripting Sweepstakes. I think its kinda funny, though, that the first prize teaser in the description of the contest is two "all-expenses paid trips to Redmond, WA to meet the Windows PowerShell team". You know I'm sure I would enjoy meeting you all and everything...but I'd rather just have the Xbox. Unless I can get the xbox AND the trip to Redmond. :) Submit your entry scripts in one (or all) of 12 categories: Active Directory SQL Databases IIS 6.0/7.0 Networking Partner Category: ......

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 1:41 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus SLE feed example: stock quotes

As it turns out, a lot of the operations provided by RSSBus work great as lists using Microsoft's Simple List Extensions (see previous post if you aren't familiar with SLE). As an example, consider the yahooStockQuotes operation. If you only wanted to be able to track the latest quote of your favorite stock(s), a list would work perfectly. No need to store historical items about previous quotes in your feed reader. If your reader is smart enough to analyze historical data and give you charts and ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:40 PM | Comments (3)

RSSBus and Simple List Extensions

One of the changes in beta 3 of RSSBus is that by default all feeds produced use Microsoft's Simple List Extensions. For anyone who's not familiar with SLE, the cool thing about it is that it can tell the feed reader to treat an RSS feed as a LIST rather than a regular feed. One effect of this in your feed reader is that when you subscribe to a LIST, the reader knows that it shouldn't accumulate all of the items in the RSS feed forever. Instead, it will only maintain whatever is provided in the current ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:22 PM | Comments (0)

Top 10 most useful extensions to use in syndication feeds

In August, the Google Reader Blog posted a list of the most commonly used extensions in feeds. Here is my list of the top 10 most useful extensions for syndication: 10. iTunes This one really shouldn't even be on this list, but I include it because it did make a big splash when it was released. It also generated a lot of frustration and anger amoung podcast producers. The iTunes namespace extension was created to allow podcast feed producers to integrate their feeds with Apple's iTunes music player. ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:26 PM | Comments (0)

How to get your own Zune NOW

Here's a project for those of you who dislike functionality love iPods want a Zune, but are cursed with PocketPC ownership. You can convert your Pocket PC into an iPod a Zune in just a few simple steps. I am going to walk you through it. Introduction: Convenience, mobility, and function. Nice, but unnecessary. You know, there are times when you just don't need bluetooth. There are times when you don't need wifi. There are times when you don't need a phone. After all, these features are really just ......

Posted On Monday, July 24, 2006 7:25 AM | Comments (1)

MSN and Yahoo IMing each other

I saw over at Pete Cashmore's Mashable that Microsoft and Yahoo to integrate IM services, FINALLY. Its still not open, but at least some progress has been made and MSN Messenger users will be able to talk directly to Yahoo Messenger users. As for those apps that let you login to multiple services simultanously, I did try out Meebo the other day, and it's pretty good. I tried Trillian but it was too buggy ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:39 AM | Comments (2)

Will Microsoft follow my step-by-step for converting Pocket PC to iPod?

Dave Winer pointed out this NY Times article, which clearly shows that Microsoft has stolen my plans to convert a Pocket PC to an iPod in 7 easy steps.Technorati tags: microsoft pocketpc ipod ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:35 AM | Comments (0)

Links

http://www.georss.org/ - A standard for representing location in RSS/Atom feeds Scoble Exit Interview - From Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft-Watch. Shame on Microsoft - VistaTorrent.com C&D, this makes me sick. Where's Tim On Demand - This is pretty cool, real time mapping of your location. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:50 AM | Comments (0)

Three new "/n software Tips and Tutorials" items: SFTP Biztalk Adapter walkthrough, Commerce Starter Kit payment provider, Certificates

AnyGatewayPaymentProvider for the ASP.NET 2.0 Commerce Starter Kit - A Multi-Gateway payment provider for the ASP.NET 2.0 Starter Kit using IBiz E-Payment Integrator [more..] SFTP Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk - Introduction to the /n software SFTP Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk [more..] An Application Security Overview. Part I: A Certificate Introduction - An Overview of Digital Certificate Concepts using the CertMgr Component [more..] ......

Posted On Monday, February 6, 2006 9:40 AM | Comments (0)

IE7 public beta

Internet Explorer 7, beta 2 is out.  You can Get it here.

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2006 11:34 AM | Comments (0)

Primetime Podcast Receiver

Download Here Email me Other Popular Posts 10 DIY SharePoint WebParts Guide to Free HDTV IMAP ACL Manager 100+ more ways to use RSS Custom SharePoint RSS Feeds FTP Error 425 FTPS Through NAT LDAP Password Changing Pocket PC to IPod USPS and FedEx APIs Primetime Podcast Receiver Features Automatically import subscriptions from OPML format. Integration with Windows Media Player and/or Apple iTunes Playlists. Manages your subscriptions, automatically updating feed locations if they change. Allows you ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2005 8:34 AM | Comments (119)

WM5.0 Emulator Networking

Using networking in the device emulators in VS2005 is not as nice as it should be. The first time you try to use the network in the emulator you'll probably get this error: "Failed to open the VPC Network Driver. Verify that the driver is installed, or install the driver from the Web download location at http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... Or if the first time you try to use the network is with the IP*Works! .Net CF Edition components, you'll get an even uglier error saying: "A socket ......

Posted On Friday, November 11, 2005 6:08 AM | Comments (0)

Did you fall asleep at PDC? Miss some sessions you wanted to be a part of?

Hundreds of hours of PDC 2005 videos.

Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:32 AM | Comments (0)

Google Talk and IP*Works! - updated

I've updated the Jabber demo that was the result of this Create Your Own Jabber Client With IP*Works! tutorial, so that it now uses SSL so that it is compatible with Google Talk and other Jabber servers that support SSL and SASL/Plain authentication. Here is the updated demo. If Microsoft supported Jabber on Messenger, I would not have to ask all my MSN contacts to move to Google Talk. Same for AIM. Oh well. See ya MSN. See ya AIM. No more multi-IM client on my machines! Technorati tag: jabber Update: ......

Posted On Monday, October 3, 2005 1:26 PM | Comments (0)

Google will set IM free

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Microsoft, AIM, Yahoo, etc - please take note. OPEN UP and say "Ahh", or get uninstalled. Finally, one IM client is in sight.

My google talk name is “lmrobins”

Posted On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:34 AM | Comments (1)

Flickr Checkr

Flickr Checkr is a free Windows application written in C# that will let you see photos that your Flickr contacts have uploaded as soon as they come online, without getting in the way of your work. Flickr Checkr will silently poll the Flickr web service for recent photos from your contacts. If any new photos are found, you'll be discretely notified by a small thumbnail version of the new photo appearing in the corner of your screen. This thumbnail will not steal focus, and so will not interfere with ......

Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:56 PM | Comments (0)

Longhorn to be named Windows Vista

Longhorn to be named "Windows Vista", and the first beta will be available soon. via Steve Smith

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2005 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

RSS and Attention Metadata

Nick Bradbury evangelizes attention metadata. Steve Gilmor is right, companies sure as hell aren't going to want to give attention data away because its too valuable. Data about me should belong to me, no matter who collects it. Depending on who you are, I might *allow* you to collect data about me or my activities - but certainly not if that data is not accessible to me ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:41 PM | Comments (0)

Microsoft Including AJAX Libraries in VS2005

News.com reports that "Microsoft gets hip to AJAX". "Microsoft's Atlas is a "Web client framework" designed to make the job of building AJAX-style applications simpler". Atlas will be supported in VS2005 and ASP.Net 2.0, though it is not clear exactly when Scott Guthrie says that the Atlas project will be available as a developer preview in September ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:21 PM | Comments (0)

"IE Dean" Points to Simple List Extensions Spec and More

Dean Hachamovitch write on the IE Blog about his presentation at Gnomedex earlier today. The new RSS functionality in Longhorn will enable developers to build on top of RSS as a platform. Dean points us to the MSDN Longhorn RSS page, where the Simple List Extensions spec can be found, as well as more details on RSS support in Longhorn ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 4:47 PM | Comments (0)

Microsoft's RSS announcement at Gnomedex

"Simple List Extensions", an extension to RSS which Microsoft will release into Creative Commons. Channel 9 Team: New RSS features in the next version of Windows. The video of the presentation will be uploaded on Channel 9 Videos soon. eWeek.com: Microsoft Bakes RSS into Longhorn ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 2:11 PM | Comments (0)

Microsoft RSS Team?

Dave Winer hints that we'll get a peak at what Microsoft is doing with RSS tomorrow at Gnomedex.

Posted On Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:27 PM | Comments (0)

XmlDocument.SelectSingleNode

Andrew Mooney just showed me the SelectSingleNode function of the XmlDocument class, which I'd previously overlooked for some reason. Doh! In searching for a node in an XmlDocument class with a particular attribute value, I was stepping through the entire tree! Instead, it is much easier to simply use: Dim place as System.Xml.XmlNode place = Msgs.SelectSingleNode("/myr... = '" + myvalue + "']") ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2005 3:52 PM | Comments (6)

Visual Studio Team System - mstest.exe

For those of you who haven't been following the betas, Visual Studio 2005 contains a new project template for testers - the Test Project template. This project type allows you to create unit tests, web tests, and load tests (which can include unit and web tests side by side). The test project will compile into a dll. VSTS has an excellent user interface for managing and running the tests, however I need a way to run the tests easily and on a regular basis from outside of the IDE: mstest.exe is the ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:33 PM | Comments (1)

Smart Client Development Links

Definition: Smart ClientMSDN Smart Client Developer CenterSmart Client FAQ>Smart Client FAQSmart Client Architecture and Design Guide ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:27 PM | Comments (2)

MSDN Chats Page Needs RSS feed

The MSDN Online Chats site could really use an RSS feed.

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