MSDN Blog Platform Upgrade

After many years of dealing with an out-dated blog platform, all MSDN and TechNet blogs (including mine of course) will be migrating over to a new platform.  You can’t believe how happy this makes me!  Sean Jenkin, the Program Manager for MSDN and TechNet blogs has details.  The biggest impact is that comments will be…

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Determining Caller Identity within a WCF Web Service

This post is the second in a series of upcoming MSDN articles.  It builds on the web service that was built in Getting Started Building a WCF Web Service, which shows how to create a very simple web service using Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) and host it using Internet Information Services (IIS).  To follow the procedure…

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Getting Started Building a WCF Web Service

This post is the first in a series of upcoming MSDN articles on creating a claims-aware web service and consuming it from SharePoint BCS.  In the short time that I’ve worked with claims-based authentication, what I experience is that while there are not very many steps to get it working, if you get anything wrong, then it…

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Removing Speaker Notes from a set of PowerPoint Presentations

Sometimes you want to prepare a set of PowerPoint presentations for distribution outside your company, and you want to remove all speaker notes from the presentations.  This is easy enough to do if you only need to scrub a few presentations, but if you have a lot, then manually scrubbing each one will be tedious. …

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