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Suppose you have three tables in your database where one of them specifies a many-to-many relationship between the other two (example from AdventureWorks): Suppose also that you have a method such as GetVendors(int productID) that will retrieve all the vendors for a given product through the ProductVendors table (that is , the many-to-many table). Now, if this method is exposed via a WCF service, when your client calls it you will see an exception like this one: "System.ServiceModel.Commun... ...
Continuing on from what I started in the Part 1 post, I’m going to show you how to get set up with Windows Live mail for your domain (assuming GoDaddy, but correlations will be present). It’s easy, relatively quick, and will result in a free service that ought to minimize your mail frustration. Step 1: Get an account started on domains.live.com To get started, browse over to http://domains.live.com. Towards the bottom of the page, click get started and then enter in your domain information. Leave ...
So you’re running your fancy blog, and you bought a domain from somewhere that you’re using to point to that blog. Next step? You’re really wishing you had a consistent solution (or even any solution) for mail, so that you can have that admin@yoursuperawesomedomai... address to impress your friends and colleagues. Well, Windows Live has a powerful option for you, and best of all it is completely free! Here are some of the great features of getting Windows Live Hotmail to host your domain’s mail: ...
If you are using Windows Live Services, here is an update for you. The Wave 3 of the Windows Live Services Beta is now available for download from http://download.live.com The things which attracted me the most were Windows Live Movie Maker Beta Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta Windows Live Messenger New Version (super cool UI) Windows Live Calendar & Outlook Integration for Windows Live Contacts Enhancements to Windows Live Writer Beta (Now, one can upload videos to Soap Box directly) Optionally ...
I have talked about Windows Live FolderShare in the past and have always really liked what it offers. As part of the new Windows Live Wave 3 release, although not an official part of the release yet, is the fact that FolderShare is being renamed and rebranded as Windows Live Sync. As I said, its not part of the beta releases today, but you can download the beta if you want an early look. This is looks like it is still an early beta, so a lot of features don’t appear to be working and I can’t get ...
The beta downloads for the new Windows Live Wave 3 applications are here. This includes new versions of: Messenger Mail Writer Photo Gallery Movie Maker Toolbar Family Safety Microsoft Office Outlook Connector To give you an idea of what’s new in some of the products: The look and visible features have been updated in all of the products, but the ones that are most noticeable are Messenger, Writer, and Mail. There are a lot of new features in Messenger, but some noticeable ones are that “Shared Folders” ...
If this posts, then I've successfully installed a very funky little module on the DotNetNuke framework, called metaPost, which provides Metaweblog API functionality to the DotNetNuke Blog module! It means that I can use Windows Live Writer, or even Microsoft Word, to post direct to my blog(s)! Anyone running a blog on DNN needs to give this module a try, at least until the DotNetNuke core team build Metaweblog API functionality into the Blog module (which is planned as part of a future release, but ...
*Moved to: Windows Live Wave 3With the new Windows Live Wave 3 betas now available I am looking forward to many of the features I have already previewed in the beta of Windows Live Messenger 9. These are the English installs, but other languages are available.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Productivity Tip Series from Murray Gordon, Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. Recently lots of folks have been asking me how I expose my calendar to folks on the Internet. So I thought I would give everyone a little how to. First you need to open outlook. Then go to to the calendar view Click the calendar you are trying to share In this case it's just "Calendar" Then you should click "Share My Calendar…" This is how you share your calendar with someone you work with. This is NOT how you share your ...
I received a support call from a client today, for which I provide a moderation system for viewer text messages for broadcast on a television channel. The engineer said messages weren't getting through, and I was leaving the office within 30 minutes to travel by tube and bus to a meeting in Chelsea, West London. So here's the busy day for the TyTN II Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone. 12:00 -12:30 Kew office Various voice calls to client and SMS gateway provider. Initial sms messages to SMS gateway provider. ...
Microsoft SharedView - a free LiveMeeting for the masses. [Sorta.] Rock on! http://www.connect.microsof... Not sure how much easier does this get: Microsoft SharedView is a fast, easy way to share documents and screen views with small groups of friends or coworkers; anytime, anywhere. Use SharedView to put your heads together and collaborate - create, convey, and communicate…across physical boundaries, through firewalls, and down to the smallest details. Some important ...
For those of you attending the Jacksonville Code Camp 2008, the presentations for my sessions are available on my public Windows Live SkyDrive folder. My sessions are: Memory Management Fundamentals – IDisposable and the Dispose Pattern 8:30 AM– 9:30 AM Code Styles & Standards (Open Space/Chalk Talk) 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Memory Management Fundamentals – Garbage Collection Deep Dive 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Unfortunately, it looks like most of the sessions that I want to see are at the same time as mine, ...
Recently I attempted to setup an editor to connect to GWB. Until this post I used MS Word 2007 to post to GWB, as I was unable to get Windows Live Writer to install. WLW consistently gave the following error when installing: There was a problem with this installation. Windows Live Suite was not installed. Code: 0x800070643. I tried a number of steps to resolve this with MS's Help: Ran the installation outside my firewall, while downloading the executable to disk first. I also stopped my OfficeScan ...

It has been I have posted to this blog, and I am hoping a blogging writer (such as Word 2007 or Windows Live Writer) will help me to post more often. Unfortunately although I have seen recommendations for Windows Live writer, I have not been able to install it successfully. Hence this test post through MS Word 2007.

The last time I wrote about the Outlook Connector it was to talk about the lack of Calendar synchronization and the fact that a new version of the connector was in internal Microsoft testing. I am happy to announce that the new version is out of internal testing and is available as a public beta. This new version synchronizes with your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail, contacts and calendars. I installed the new version and so far it works great. It remembered ...
Ok, I have been trying out Microsoft's new Live Writer product. Although, I find the product extremely helpful, I keep running into the same error. It seems to happen to me everytime I hover over certain links. It is starting to really get annoying. Below is the error. I so far enjoy Windows Live Writer, but if I cannot find the source of this error, I may have to stop using it ...
When I was at Lucent, everybody on the project was colocated in New Jersey, except one guy who was out in the Chicago area. But he was the most important guy on the project! We made this work, and one of the reasons was NetMeeting. But Microsoft can't leave well enough alone. NetMeeting has been superceded by Windows Meeting Space. That's great except that Windows Meeting Space is available for Windows Vista only and there is no NetMeeting for Windows Vista. In other words, if you want to do peer ...
Late Cream again today! DeepZoom ion Renault Laguna Coupé, Dan Wahlin with Part 2 of Duplex WCF, Silverlight Streaming by Rob Blackwell, and Pete Brown on Yahoo Pipes. From SilverlightCream.com: Renault Laguna Coupé For all the folks that want a REAL or Production page, here's an awesome Silverlight DeepZoom app on a Renault site. I got this via a tweet by Adam Kinney, and it's going through the twitterverse pretty fast... if you're not signed up, you should be :) ... When you open this site, go ...

Microsoft has launched a new website, http://www.pc2mobile.ca, to show users how they can use Windows Live Messenger to send text messages to contact's cell phones. I want to test it out with some buds to see how it actually works in practice, but if you check out the site it has a great tutorial and a game where you try to text your "friend" into a date with a girl.

Anyway, interesting feature.

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The daily list still remains high: Peter McGrattan(3), Lee(3), Dave Relyea with a Dialog Class, Michael Sync raffling off eBooks, Karen Corby's TechEd material, Pete Brown with a streaming upload work-around, 6 Webcasts by Lindsay Rutter, and Koen Zwikstra on his P2P Library. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2.0 Unhandled Exceptions I had been tracking an old link for Peter McGrattan and had completely missed some good stuff on his site, so we're going to play catch-up: First is this short ...
I have been a big fan of Windows Live Writer since it was first available, and that continues with the latest CTP release. There have been a lot of changes between the last beta and this CTP, including some much needed UI improvements and new features, including: Upload videos to Soapbox Image cropping and tilting Additional border styles Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others) Support for centering images Auto Linking Smart quotes/typographic ...
For the last month I've spent as much time writing Java code as C# code. And its definitely been a great learning experiences. Even though the core languages are very much alike, and you can usually find a function in .NET that corresponds to Java and the other way around, I've spent quite a bit of time yesterday trying something that should have been completely trivial. The Problem: having a Date variable loadDate that includes Date and Time, create two variables startDate and endDate where StartDate ...
I finally got the nerve and installed Windows 2008 Server on my x64 laptop. It is rocking so far! It was a little confusing at first because there are lots of things turned off by default (it IS a server OS after all). But I found a post on Building a Windows 2008 x64 Laptop and it worked. First, it is NOTICEABLY snappier than Vista Business x64. Maybe because there is nothing set up by default. I almost cried when my Windows Live Writer told me it didn't support Windows Server OS and I thought I ...
Here's what I've learned in a recent fight with a nasty object disposal bug. Every .NET developer needs to understand object disposal. Start with DG Update: Dispose, Finalization, and Resource Management for a complete discussion of the topic. Carefully implement the pattern. Here's the bug I had to deal with: protected virtual void Dispose(bool disposing) { if (!disposed) { if (disposing) { // dispose of managed objects // dispose of unmanaged resources } disposed = true; } } Both the managed objects ...
A heated discussion broke out at work today over the pros and cons of allowing the UI to reference the data access layer. I'm agnostic about this myself, but we have enforced this restriction and thus have a lot of pointless pass-thru methods that need to be maintained. Without discussing the merits of any of this, I was wondering, theoretically, how we could avoid writing pass-thru methods were we to use a more dynamic language. Enter boo and its duck typing. Say I have a TestRepository, and it ...
I've made allusions to my current project several times, and while I can't discuss it with specifics, but I'm working with hardware; part of the device is an armature that extends to receive a piece of equipment from the user, and then it will once again extend to re-dispense the object at the conclusion of its task. The armature controller hardware is strictly asynchronous, and as such, I decided initially to write it with asynchronous callbacks. It's fairly straightfoward to have a method called ...
I've been reading about the Windows Home Server for quite some time and finally decided to get one. The only thing I noticed is most of the vendors only sell the server online, so call to make sure you won't be making a useless drive to the store. The installation was super easy. I registered for a windows live domain and was able to get remote access within one day, just had to configure my router. I would recommend buying the 500BG server over the 1TB server b/c hard drive prices keep dropping. ...
I had to search through an audit table to find times when the value changes in a specific field. Considering an audit table DateModified DateTime ID varchar() Quantity decimal Price decimal I wanted to find the rows when Quantity changed for the same ID. I've been able to accomplish that using the ROW_NUMBER function of SQL 2005 Here's the query: select Row_Number() OVER (PARTITION BY ID Order BY ID, DateModified) as RowID, DateModified, Quantity, ID INTO #TempData from AuditTable select a.ID, b.DateModified, ...
I have been a user of AVG Anti-Virus for quite a while and AVG recently released version 8.0 First, I think version 8 rocks; it has anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, and a Web Shield product. However, it is the Web Shield product that is causing a problem for some people with Windows Live Messenger. After installing AVG 8.0, attempts to log into Messenger are met with error code 8100030d, which says the service is temporarily unavailable. The answer is to disable the "Instant Messaging protection" option ...
Courtesy of the Windows Live Digital Memories Experience blog come instructions on clearing tag suggestions in Windows Live Photo Gallery. I'm glad for this because I've fat fingered a few tags into WLPG and have wanted to remove them for a while. It's basically an instruction for digging into the registry to delete the key(s) you wish to remove. I'm sure this will be cleaned up in a future release to make it easy to remove tag suggestions via the UI. BTW, I love Windows Live Photo Gallery and have ...
I have been a big fan of SkyDrive since it was first available as a beta release. Now that it has been officially released, it has continued to get better. Just recently, the SkyDrive team announced the top list of feature requests that they are looking to implement. The list so far is: Allowing multiple downloads at once. Displaying how many times a file has been downloaded. Supporting file synchronization from the desktop. Providing an API for storing and retrieving files. Adding SkyDrive access ...
I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ...
A while ago I talked about Windows Live FolderShare. As a reminder, for those of you who don't know: FolderShare allows you to synchronize files across multiple computers and access or share files with colleagues and friends. You no longer need to send large files via email, burn them to CDs/DVDs and mail them, or upload them to a website. FolderShare allows you to share and sync important information instantly with anyone you invite, making it the perfect solution for personal or small business ...
Don't even think this is all there is... this is just the surface 10%, I think it'll take me a few days to catch up with just all the SL2 stuff already published! Joe Stegman posted MIX code for his session, JoseFajardo (Liquid Boy) is reproducing Windows Live Messenger with SL2, Jesse Liberty on core presentations and cool dev tools, Chris Cavanagh's SL2-updated 2D physics demo, and Sean Blakemore's SL2 RegEx Evaluator and Blogengine.NET extension for SL2. From SilverlightCream.com: Mix08 Content ...
dotNETwork third gathering has been announced. It's Saturday of the 3rd week of the month as planned since the 2nd gathering. If you are unfamiliar with dotNETwork as a whole, that's simply (as I mentioned before here & here) the first big offline .NET usergroup in Egypt. So far the main activity of the group though is to provide FREE monthly events ton .NET related topics, focusing on the latest topics that matter for the average .NET developers. Windows WorkFlow Foundation, AKA, Mohammed Hossam ...
Atom Syndication Format IETF RFC 4287 XML format Organized in feeds, entries and links Extensible data and metadata Atom Publising Protocol IETF RFC 5023 Protocol for publishing and editing resources Represents over HTTP Simple RESTful interaction model Demo Photos: https://cumulus.services.li... -Authorization via LiveID http://dev.live.com/liveid -Browse and create folders and photos Folders/Photos as Atom feeds and entries Photos are Atom "media link entries" <feed> ...
I'm very glad to tell you that your ".NET Research" personal blog is compatible with Windows Live Writer. You can compose, format, insert photos inside your posts offline and publish when you become online totally from this client without even opening the ".NET Research" site. Let us the steps to do this assuming you have properly installed Windows Live Writer. Step 1. Run Windows Live Writer and Weblog > Add Weblog account.. Step 2. Choose another weblog service like the following screen and ...
What do these all have in common? On Wednesday, David Treadwell posted to the Windows Live blog, giving a sneak peek into what you can expect to hear more about next week Mix08. "At MIX we are enabling several new Live services with AtomPub endpoints which enable any HTTP-aware application to easily consume Atom feeds of photos and for unstructured application storage (see below for more details). Or you can use any Atom-aware public tools or libraries, such as .NET WCF Syndication to read or write ...
Mary Jo Foley has an article on bringing back creating Windows Workstation 2008 (Part I) and proposing the idea that in the past there was a “server” version of NT4 and Windows 2000 and a “workstation” version that was the same product with limits on concurrent usage when running IIS, etc. She says that since Windows Server 2008 is the best version of Windows Server ever by a wide margin, why not capitalize on that an offer a “workstation” version. Some people, especially in the consulting field ...
Well, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you would have noticed that I have recently uploaded a few videos on Visual Studio and ASP.NET AJAX, powered by Silverlight. A lot of you might want to upload your videos into your web pages, web logs, site etc., and would be wondering on where to upload the videos, how to host it etc., Also, some of you might be waiting to use Silverlight in your website. Well, this post (inspired with my own experience) helps understand on how you can achieve both (use ...
As you might have noticed, my last post included Technorati tags. This blog has been listed with Technorati for quite a while now, but I've never actually tagged any of the posts. Even when Subtext added tag cloud support, I didn't bother with it. I'm not sure why I am now (perhaps the fact that the actual post categories aren't being displayed correctly has something to do with it), but I'm starting to add tags to my posts. I can't guarantee that every post will get them until tagging becomes second ...
One of the more irksome qualities about the Outlook Connector was the lack of Calendar synchronization, particularly with the new Windows Live Calendar. If you were an MSN subscriber it would work, but if you had just a Hotmail (or Windows Live) account it wouldn't. This also applied even if you had purchased the additional features of Hotmail Plus. According to LiveSide there is a new Outlook Connector currently in internal Microsoft testing that reportedly allows synchronization with Windows Live ...
Last week, some improvements to Windows Live Search were announced which will improve the efficiency of how Live Search crawls and indexes a web site. The main improvements are: HTTP Compression, which allows faster transmission time by compressing static files and application responses, reducing network load between the web server and the Live Search crawler. Conditional Get, as defined by RFC 2616 (Section 14.25). What this means is that generally a page will not be downloaded unless it has changed ...
I received an e-mail (copied below) about Microsoft ending the paid referrals to new subscribers of adCenter. I find this extremely perplexing because of Google's dominance in this area, plus Microsoft's bid for Yahoo!. The number one reason for Microsoft to buy Yahoo! is so it can merge the two online advertising programs. So why kill the one program that helps encourage people to use their online advertising? At least this program encouraged me to list it and recommend it, whereas I never would ...
Windows Live SkyDrive today made two announcements: You've made two things clear since our first release: You want more space; and you want SkyDrive where you are. Today we're giving you both. You now have five times the space you had before — that’s 5GB of free online storage for your favorite documents, pictures, and other files. and SkyDrive is also available now in 38 countries/regions. In addition to Great Britain, India, and the U.S., we’re live in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, ...
What is Microsoft SharedView (Beta)? SharedView is a service that allows communication across firewalls with no IT involvement, and runs on Vista, XP SP2, and Windows 2003 Server. It is designed for ad hoc meetings, either face to face or remote (users are in different physical locations). SharedView also provides integration into Office applications and Windows Live Messenger. It's essentially a free "LiveMeeting Light" What is Microsoft Windows Meeting Space? Windows Meeting Space is an application ...
When I started blogging here on GeeksWithBlogs it turned out that if want to publish any code samples I have to find yet another place to host the source code. I didn't own any web servers that I could use for this, so I started looking how other bloggers do this, and came across ProjectDistributor.net. It did exactly what I was looking for: ProjectDistributor is a web application for distributing small pieces of software - such as tools, components, widgets and controls. Users create groups to store ...
The Unity Application Block Feb 2008 CTP (from now on called Unity) is released on www.codeplex.com/unity. It's a lightweight dependency injection container with support for constructor, property and method call injection. To get people started with this, I created a small example. Actually I ported my Dependency Injection with Spring.NET example from some posts ago to this release of Unity. This sample shows how a class can get an reference to another class through its constructor. Hit this link ...
So as I sit in the airport, hoping that one of the beyond-overbooked flights has an opening so I can get home early and not have to go through Vegas, I thought I'd share my thoughts about the Windows Live platform that we picked up during partner training here in Redmond. Single Sign-On Without a doubt, the coolest feature enabled by the platform is single sign-on. And, while we're at it, the way it's implemented is really cool. When a user goes to a site that uses the single-sign-on feature (that ...
As my interest grows to learn more about the J2EE development platform (I strongly believe that knowledge of both platforms is needed to work in an IT architect role) I started looking at Spring.Net. Spring is the most widely used application framework in the Java world. Spring is somehow comparable to what the Microsoft Enterprise Library is offering. (Hmm, not exactly ...) Spring (and also Spring.net) supports the Inversion of Control (IoC) principle in a really easy and efficient way. Not as complex ...