Recommendations for Code Analysis

In my previous post, I briefly mentioned the Code Analysis feature of Visual Studio in the context of using check-in policies with Team Foundation Server (TFS). However, there’s a lot more to talk about with regards to using Code Analysis. If you are ever find yourself “starting from a clean slate” on a software development…

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Recommended Check-In Policies for Team Foundation Server

I love using Team Foundation Server (TFS). There’s just an amazing amount of “goodness” for software development that comes out-of-the-box; and there’s even more available from Microsoft and other sources in the form of add-ons (many of which are free). From a source control perspective, one of my favorite features is check-in policies. Anything that…

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Latest Version of Opera Ignores Hosts File

As I mentioned in my previous post, I discovered a rather nasty UI bug last week with the new portal we are building for a customer. Unfortunately, the layout issue only occurred in the Safari browser. Since I couldn’t repro the issue in Internet Explorer or Firefox, I decided to see if Opera exhibited the…

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Troubleshooting Layout Problems with Safari

I discovered a rather nasty UI bug last week with the new portal we are building for a customer. Unfortunately, the layout issue only occurred in the Safari browser. Even worse, I discovered it only a day before the CEO of customer discovered it himself on his Mac! Ouch. Note that I typically test Web…

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DataNavigateUrlFormatString Does Not Allow "javascript:"

I encountered an interesting bug last Friday with the ASP.NET HyperLinkField control. To understand the scenario, think of the typical “view detail” feature when showing summary data in a table. In other words, you want to provide users the ability to click a cell in a table (e.g. a GridView control) in order to see…

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Essential Add-Ins for Team Foundation Server

In a previous post, I mentioned how I use SourceGear’s DiffMerge instead of the out-of-the-box tool that comes with Team Foundation Server (which is also called DiffMerge). If you haven’t at least evaluated the SourceGear alternative, I definitely advise you to take a look. The other “add-in” for TFS that I consider to be essential…

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Is AutoCorrect making me stupid or just plain lazy?

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about something. Do you find yourself occasionally typing one word when you are actually thinking of a different word that sounds the same? A faint recollection from one or more of my English classes long ago suggested that these words are called homonyms. However, a quick search just now on…

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The Original "Jameson Datacenter"

This morning I was doing some cleanup of my documents folder and I stumbled across a rather old Visio document that showed the beginnings of what I now refer to as the “Jameson Datacenter” (a.k.a. my home lab). For some geeky reason, seeing this again brought a smile to my face and a sense of nostalgia….

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Configure IntelliMirror Using Group Policy

Yet another Group Policy object that I use in the “Jameson Datacenter” (a.k.a. my home lab) is one to automatically configure roaming profiles and redirect the Desktop and Documents folders to a server(a.k.a. “IntelliMirror”). Even though I don’t have many users in my Active Directory domain — it’s not like I have eight kids, just…

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Eliminate MBSA Warnings Using Default Security Settings Policy

Another Group Policy object that I use in the “Jameson Datacenter” (a.k.a. my home lab) is one that I created a couple of years ago in order to eliminate various warnings from the Microsoft Baseline Security Advisor (MBSA). To automatically change the default security settings in the “Jameson Datacenter”, I defined a Group Policy (named…

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