Files, folder and disks on the web: Live Mesh, SkyDrive or Groove?

I admit it, I’m not at the front of the technology curve. Why? I just recently learned about Live Mesh and I got really impressed (have I been hiding under a rock?, no I’ve been on paternal leave for six months :-). When SkyDrive (part of the Live offering) was launched I tried it with…

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AutoCollage: Automatically arrage photos in a collage

Microsoft Research has released a tool that analyze all the pictures in a folder, picks the "most interesting" ones and makes a blended collage. You can download a trial version at http://research.microsoft.com/AutoCollage/ that runs for 30 days, then you have to buy a license from the online store. I have tried this tool for an…

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News about BizTalk Server 2009 and alignment with Oslo

The roadmap for BizTalk Server has been updated with details about BizTalk Server 2009 (previously known as BizTalk Server 2006 R3). Some highlight are: Support for the latest and greatest development platform; Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, SQL Server 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. It also adds support form virtualization through…

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Postback Event when using SharePoint:PeopleEditor

I’m using the SharePoint PeopleEditor to select a user and when the user is selected I want to populate a few fields with information about that user, I retrieve the data from AD. The problem I had was how do I make the PeopleEditor send a signal to my code that a value has been…

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Prepare SharePoint to Send Mail from an Application

In my previous post I made a walkthrough of mail enabling your development environment. What I did not include in this was how you should configure SharePoint, but I’ll address that in this post! What you need to do in SharePoint is to set the SMTP server, fróm address and reply-to address. You do this…

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Steps for mail-enabling your development VPC

I use a separate VPC image for each customer I work with as it makes sense to isolate customer from each other, otherwise you may end up with doing a demo for one customer and suddently the branding for the other customer suddently appear on the Settings page (it has happened :-). Every time when…

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Bind a <asp:DropDownList> to a SharePoint List

This may be a bit too simple for most SharePoint developers but as I struggled to find the correct code I’ll drop it here, perhaps someone will get a hit if they search for the same thing… What I wanted to achieve was to have a DropDownList which automatically retrieved its value from a SharePoint…

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