Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) offline bulk scan process

The MBSA tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft.com website.  The current address for version 2.1 is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F32921AF-9DBE-4DCE-889E-ECF997EB18E9&displaylang=en. MBSA can be run offline (if the machine being used to scan is not connected to the Internet). If using it in this configuration, it is necessary to ensure the latest updates are used. Security update catalog…

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My sail as a Project Manager

Captain of the Ship is what a Project Manager is referred toand yes I have been captaining various ships now from last one year. The shipshave sailed through silent waters and thunder storms. As a captain I owned thefull responsibility of making sure that ship reaches from one shore to another(scope), safely (in defined schedule,…

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BizTalk Server Roadmap

The next release of BizTalk Server will be BizTalk Server 2010 R2, which will focus on three primary themes: BizTalk On-Premise BizTalk on Azure IaaS  BizTalk on Azure PaaS All the capabilities will have seamless connectivity between each other. Benefits: Seamlessly connect with Azure artifacts, enable hybrid scenarios and access on premise LOB systems from…

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BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration : Executing EDI Party Migration Tool

Follow the steps below to execute EDI Party Migration Tool in case you are not running the tool from CD drive but are trying to execute using the ISO image: The tool has to be exectuted from the BizTalk 2006 R2 machine with OS. Copy the “MSI\Program Files\Schemas” folder and the dependent dlls from the…

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BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration: All about Legacy SQL Adapter and migrating it to WCF SQL Adapter

  These steps needs to be performed once you have successfully migrated BizTalk 2006 solution to BizTalk 2010 solution. Legacy SQL Adapter is configured to Stored Procedure which has SELECT and INSERT statements. Update Gram INSERT  Issue # 1 WCF SQL adapter: Need to change to Strongly Typed Stored Procedure in case the default one…

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BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration: An alternate for Xml UpdateGrams

  ADO.NET Entity Framework – Overview The ADO.NET Entity Framework enables developers to create data access applications by programming against a conceptual application model instead of programming directly against a relational storage schema. The goal is to decrease the amount of code and maintenance required for data-oriented applications. Entity Framework applications provide the following benefits:…

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TFS: Sync Microsoft Project Plan with Visual Studio TFS tasks – Step by Step Guide

  1. Install Visual Studio Team Explorer http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=329 2. Install TFS Power Tools http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c255a1e4-04ba-4f68-8f4e-cd473d6b971f 3. Identify list of tasks / groups which need to be synced to TFS, example all task in “Analysis Phase”, deployment task, or whole project as the case may be. 4. Get/grant “Admin Access” from an Administrator/to consultant. a. Right Click…

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TFS: Restrict users to Source Control and Deny access on Work Items, Build, Test

  You can use Visual Studio follow the steps below to create a new group that only allows user to use source control and prevent viewing Work Items, Build, and Test features. 1. Create a New Group a. Right Click on the Project, go to Team Project Settings è Group Membership b. Click on New…

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What does a Team expect from a Project Manager?

Open Communication Transparency Empathy Should be part of team activities Represent true status in the Reports so that management is aware of what is going on. Should be a great negotiator and change manager. Negotiations needs to be done openly with Team as well as Customer Should never ask the team about status during meetings…

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