Available now: December 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

Is it December already? That means that holiday treat we know at the December cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems is out, available as kb 3013410. As noted, this update replaces the previous August 2014 CU 2981580 and includes all the time zone and daylight saving time changes released as hotfixes since then,…


Upload an image to an Azure Blob container using the Gadgeteer (Part 1)

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-12-upload-an-image-to-an-azure-blob-container-using-the-gadgeteer-part-1.html I wrote an article here that explained how I got an HTTPS request to work from my Gadgeteer.  This was one of the steps I took during the process of achieving my ultimate goal of storing an image, taken from a camera and placing it into…


Upload an image to an Azure Blob container using the Gadgeteer (Part 2, source download)

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-12-upload-an-image-to-an-azure-blob-container-using-the-gadgeteer-part-2-source-download.html If you have not already read the first part of this blog, please check it out Part 1 here. Uploaded the image to the Azure Blob container This…..was…..hard….  The code wasn’t hard, but getting the header formatted into the correct format was a hurdle, using…


IIS Admin Service fails to start

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-12-iis-admin-service-fails-to-start.html I was working on an unrelated issue and all of a sudden I started getting some strange errors in IIS.  Something like the errors shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2.  Figure 1 was rendered when I opened the IIS management console and attempted to…


My SSL Certificate doesn’t work on Azure Websites

This articles has been migrated to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2014/2014-12-my-ssl-certificate-doesnt-work-on-azure-websites.html In this post I will discuss 2 issues you might encounter when configuring an SSL certificate on Azure Web App. The certificate does not show in the drop-down. Browsing to your website over SSL / HTTPS you receive a security warning and the Azure Website…


How I got HTTPS to work with the .Net Micro Framework and my Gadgeteer

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-11-how-i-got-https-to-work-with-the-net-micro-framework-and-my-gadgeteer.html I have begun my pursuit of the Internet of Things (IoT) via the .NET Micro Framework and a FEZ Spider.  I am currently using the following SDKs: .NET MF 4.3 RTM (QFE1) .NET Gadgeteer NETMF and Gadgeteer Package 2014 R3 When I was trying to…


Using TLS 1.2 with WCF

This article has been moved to it new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-11-using-tls-1-2-with-wcf.html NOTE: Security is a very serious topic and you should always engage an IT security expert before deploying an application that needs to be secure.  This article is intended to share my experience versus being an article to use as a guideline. With all the…


Drive Business Transformation by Reenvisioning Your Operations

Note:  This post is updated at Drive Digital Transformation by Reimagining Your Operations. When you create your digital vision, you have a few places to start. One place to start is by reenvisioning your customer experience.   Another place to start is by reenvisioning your operations.   And, a third place to start is by renvisioning your…


Driving Business Transformation by Reenvisioning Your Customer Experience

Note: This article is updated at Drive Digital Transformation by Reimagining Your Customer Experience. You probably hear a lot about the Mega-Trends (Cloud, Mobile, Social, and Big Data), or the Nexus of Forces (the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and data insights patterns that drive new business scenarios), or the Mega-Trend of Mega-Trends (Internet of…


How Digital is Changing Physical Experiences

Note: This article is updated at How Digital is Changing Physical Experiences. The business economy is going through massive change, as the old world meets the new world. The convergence of mobility, analytics, social media, cloud computing, and embedded devices is driving the next wave of digital business transformation, where the physical world meets new…