EWS: Push Notification Sample

I wrote a sample application quite a while ago showing how to write a push notification client using WCF.  This seemed a little complex to me, and I have now got another sample that uses the managed API and a custom listener (taken from SOAPe) to respond to the notifications.  The listener form has been…


How to Embed SQL Server Express in an Application

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article can be found here. It was originally authored by Larry Franks. =============== Which Edition of SQL Server Express to Use There are several editions of SQL Server Express, from a database only install to database, advanced services, and manageability tools installation. SQL Server 2008R2 Express Management Studio Basic Runtime Only…


Business Intelligence – BI Pro Survey: SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services, BIDS, SSDT

Are you a Business Intelligence Professional? Do you use technologies and tools like SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services), BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio), SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio), and SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools)? The SQL Analysis Services team is doing a survey of BI Professionals and we’d love to get input from you.  This survey is about…


Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

An update to Visual Studio 2012 is now available for download. For full details, see the following blog posts: Visual Studio team blog, Somasegar’s blog, and Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server blog. This update includes support for targeting Windows XP with the Visual C++ 2012 toolset and CRT. This provides C++11 Language and Standard…


How to use a SQL Server database with your ASP.NET web site

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article can be found here. It was originally authored by Larry Franks. ===============   Intended audience: Web developers who are not familiar with SQL Server, yet want to learn how to use a SQL Server database with their ASP.NET web sites. This information assumes that you are already familiar with ASP.NET….


Featured Article: BizTalk Server 2010 Host Throttling

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article can be found here. It was originally authored by Tord Nordahl. BizTalk host throttling and host threshold, is a scary topic. It is vital to know these settings if you are working with BizTalk. Knowing the uses of BizTalk and host settings can simply improve and change how BizTalk acts…


Small Basic – Elementary & Middle Student Testimonials

Last Updated: 06/23/16 – Added the video of kids using and talking about Small Basic. 09/23/15: JCGarrido’s son, Adrian, age 12. 11/28/14: Der_Programmier, age 9. 10/21/13: Added Anne’s son. 8/25/13: Added Lisa M’s daughter, Amber. This blog post is a work in progress. It will grow as we collect testimonials. Please add to it by leaving comments below. Please…


New ProcDump version 5.0 released, using the –f parameter

I really like to use ProcDump for troubleshooting crashes, memory/cpu utilization issues and hangs.  I have written a number of other blogs that discuss how to use it here, here and here. The tool is small and unobtrusive, yet very powerful.  The new version of the tool has recently been released and can be downloaded…


Roslyn September 2012 CTP Available for Download!

VB Enthusiasts, Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP. We’ve been hard at work since the first public…


Why does my !runaway command not work

Sometimes when I execute: !runaway in WinDbg I receive the following error: ERROR: !runaway: extension exception 0x80004002.  “Unable to get thread times – dumps may not have time information” The error message says it all, but how do you fix it.  In my case ProcDump was used to create the dump and it appears that…