Download Windows 8 Release Preview from MSDN Subscriptions

MSDN Home: (Visual Studio RC Banner)http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/  MSDN Subscriber Downloads: (Windows Client and Server, Visual Studio)http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads TechNet Subscriber Downloads: (Windows Client and Server)http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads   ThanksRV


Download Windows 8 from MSDN Subscriptions

MSDN Subscriptions just released windows 8 files on msdn subscriptions, you can get it with your subscription. Windows 8 – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx?pv=36:481 Windows Server 2012 – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx?pv=36:483 Thanks RV

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Localized String Lengths and UI Design

Creating a UI design with right button widths and field lengths are quite challenging when you consider using image spriting techniques. When I was designing a page I would go to www.microsofttranslator.com and use it to translate words to see if everything works as expected. However, I had to do it for multiple languages which…

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I am back with Subscriptions!!!

Its been almost a year since my last blog post, I have been extremely busy with stuff around moving jobs to getting used to the new job. BTW, I moved from Information Security Tools to MSDN Subscriptions. MSDN as a whole is an awesome place to work, from Library to Visual Studio Snippets, patterns and…


Anti-XSS Library v4.0 is released

Barrage of changes were made for this release including CSS and LDAP encodings. You can get more details about the release at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytools/archive/2010/09/30/antixss_2d00_4_2d00_0_2d00_release_2d00_notes.aspx. You can download the installer from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f4cd231b-7e06-445b-bec7-343e5884e651 and source from http://wpl.codeplex.com. Thanks Anil RV


How to View a Report in WACA?

Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 is the latest tool released by our team that scans a machine for deployment best practices. Here is how you can use this tool to view a scan report which provides resolution details for failed rules. 1. From the presented Launchpad under the “Quick Actions” Section screen click on the…

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How to Scan a Server using WACA?

Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 is the latest tool released by our team that scans a machine for deployment best practices. Here is how you can use this tool to scan a machine for these best practices. 1. Launch the application by going to Windows Start Menu and selecting “Microsoft Information Security”, “Web Application Configuration…


Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 RTW is live!

I am excited to announce the release of Web Application Configuration Analyzer v1.0 tool. The following is the quick overview of the tool and its features. Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) is a tool that scans a server against a set of best practices recommended for pre-production and production servers. It can also be used…

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Increase cheap netbook performance using Windows Embedded Standard 7

With recent release of Windows Embedded Standard 7 you can get all the goodness of Windows 7 with the power of componentization, which means you now split windows and remove the unneeded components to increase your performance. Here is the problem I had, I bought a ASUS EEEPC 900HD for $200, putting entire windows 7…


Custom build activity for TFS 2010 to send email with build details – Part 2

My previous blog post talked about how to develop a custom workflow activity to use it in the build workflow process to generate email with work item and file information. This second installment talks about how to integrate the custom workflow activity in your build process. First step in this integration is to compile the…

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