Windows 7 Excel 2007 and connecting to SQL Server Analysis Services

The problem A customer of mine has recently had a problem on one of the first Windows 7 machines he installed; the problem was that when trying to connect to a SSAS from Excel it kept asking for credentials.   So what was the problem with this machine besides the different OS, when all the…

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Designing for Resilience in n-Tier applications (part 1)

The n-Tier headache The huge growth of the Multitier application architectures has drastically changed the way we envision, develop and support software solutions. The notions of greater scalability, reutilization of services and independent software developing processes are concepts that play a fundamental role in the IT world. Keywords like SOA, Cloud and n-Tier are basic…

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Air Draw

One of the long waited features of Silverlight was Web Camera and Microphone support. This feature was welcomed with great enthusiasm and passion when Silverlight 4 Beta was unveiled at the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) last November. This is just one of the many new features SL4 comes with. A whole new world of possibilities…

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My First Silverlight Behavior

Blend/Silverlight 3 introduces a new powerful feature – Behaviors. Behaviors allow designers to take advantage of new levels of interactivity declaratively, without writing code. In short, a behavior is a reusable piece that encapsulates some functionality that can be attached to an object to extend its built-in interactivity capabilities. For instance, a behavior can be…

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The marvellous SPList.RenderAsHtml

One of these days a customer asked me if there was an easy way to build a Web Part that would be able to switch between the list views, and also wanted it to look and feel like a view of any list in Sharepoint. The first thing that crossed my mind was “huummm, that…

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Object variable or With block variable not set: how to eradicate these tongue-twisters haunting from the past

  In a perfect world, computer applications would be syntactically and semantically correct and complete, thus exhibiting no errors nor flaws. Ours is not a perfect world, though, and even worse is that a significant part of those computer applications are still being coded in Visual Basic 6.0. Great!! This way, we are being given…

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How to Enable IE 8 Compatibility View for your whole Web site or for specific Web site directories

  With the release of Internet Explorer 8, many customer sites suddenly had rendering errors and problems displaying the site correctly. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.aspx   In order to avoid expensive and time consuming corrections Internet Explorer 8 has a new functionality called Compatibility View which enables the browser to emulate Internet Explorer 7.   Internet Explorer 8…

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Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Revisited (Part III)

On my previous post I wrote about the complexity of implementing perspective projections with Silverlight 2 since it only supports 2D affine transforms. Well, as you surely already know by now, with Silverlight 3 you’ll be able to apply 3-D projections to any Silverlight UIElement using “perspective transforms”, this is, non-affine transforms of objects in…

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Reusing web user controls

“Why”?   With this post I want to demonstrate how to reuse Web User Controls in multiple web projects to avoid the duplication of code and interface. How many times many of us needed a Web User Control created in another web project, and use it directly in the project you are working on? The…

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Rui Veloso

Name:Rui Pedro Henriques Veloso Skills: .NET Development Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Application design and architecture Hobbies: In my spare times I enjoy playing soccer with friends, go to the cinema and playing with my gadgets. Quote: “Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.”Dr. Robert…

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