Do Enterprises Need An Independent Browser Strategy?

Microsoft Australia is currently driving a campaign where using Internet Explorer 6 is compared to drinking 9 year old milk. The by far biggest share of IE6 still used is in large enterprises. There are certainly many reasons why this is the case but in my opinion most of those reasons in one or another…

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A Few IE8 Tips for Developers And IT-Professionals

Use the WebSlice title for dynamic user related content The only information of a WebSlice that is visible while normal usage of the browser is the caption of the button in the favorites pane. This caption is provided by an HTML portion which is annotated with the keyword entry-title  in the WebSlice’s update source. So…

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Application Partitioning with MEF, Silverlight and Windows Azure – Part II

Welcome back to the partitioned blog post about application partitioning with Silverlight MEF and Windows Azure. In this second and last post I will talk about how you can retrieve the information about the deployed parts of the application and retrieve the actual XAP files from the Azure Blob Storage. Still we only have one…

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Application Partitioning with MEF, Silverlight and Windows Azure – Part I

The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) supports you in creating loosely coupled and partitioned applications. To embrace those paradigms makes sense for many reasons. Some of the various benefits are: Share work across multiple developers or development team and have a well defined boundaries for the work items of the teams based on MEF components Dynamic…

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Tales About Working With The Azure Service Management API – Chapter III

After my last post I was a little bit dissatisfied with the fact that if you use the scripts frequently the blob storage container will fill up quite a bit. As already outlined this will affect the monthly charges billed to your account especially when you are deploying in a high frequency and have to…

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Tales About Working With The Azure Service Management API – Chapter II

After I elaborated a bit on one of the base requirements to work with the Azure Service Management API at all which is enabling a valid certificate to authenticate your calls to the API I want today share some thoughts about how to automate tasks related with Azure deployments. As already pointed out in Chapter…

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Tales About Working With The Azure Service Management API – Chapter I

For enterprises, power users and people who simply don’t like the Azure administration portal but do use Windows Azure as an deployment option for their applications or services it may be desirable to integrate deployment and administration tasks into automatic processes and/or customized tools. To support that Microsoft provides a REST based Service Management API….

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