Visual Studio 2010–Publish ASP.NET MVC Website to IIS7.5

  Recently – After finishing the final touch, I was to deploy an ASP.NET MVC application with IIS 7.5.   This error was coming each time, I did publish and change anything in the code. Simply – when I clean the solution and republish again, it works. Seems like a bug in VS…


Using PDFConverter ( with Https in ASP.NET MVC

  During one of the ASP.NET MVC projects, we encountered a challenging scenario. First is – every request was supposed to made via HTTPS and Second – there was a requirement to generate PDF for a search output screen. Well – I thought the first one was quite straight forward and implemented a [RequireSSL] attribute….


Prepare for Microsoft Certifications

With Microsoft Certification, you can prove your ability to successfully implement, build on, troubleshoot, and debug a particular Microsoft technology, such as a Windows operating system, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Visual Studio. This validates your experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. In a nutshell, it gives you &…


ASP.NET MVC Intermittent exceptions public action method ‘abc’ could not be found

  In one of our ASP.NET MVC applications, we have enabled email notification/DB logging on exceptions. When we promoted the application from Staging to Production, we started getting exceptions for our Logout action. The exception used to look like this: Message: A public action method ‘Logout’ was not found on controller ‘MyMvcApp.Web.Controllers.AccountController’. Stack Trace: at…


ASP.NET MVC – Control page not found exceptions with IgnoreRoute for known files

  When our site was promoted to Production recently, we started getting exceptions for Page Not Found errors. The surprising aspect of these errors where the files like robots.txt, xmldata etc… I found a nice blog which explains the best possible routes to ignore while working with ASP.NET MVC.  You can also take this…


BizTalk Server 2010 training kit

The BizTalk Server 2010 training kit (that includes labs and training videos) to help you learn about the new features of BizTalk Server 2010 can now be downloaded here. This is a free training kit so please share this great news generously with your customers & partners. These labs are designed to be executed in…


Top 7 reasons why people join a user group community

A very good blog post for Community Members and Leaders to understand their community needs and benefits better:


Learning jQuery – Great ways to learn jquery

From Marc Grabanski at These jQuery resources will set you on the path towards mastering jQuery. Written Articles · Getting Started with jQuery – this is the official jQuery getting started guide. · jQuery for JavaScript Programmers – Simon Willison (creator of django) gives you an introduction to jQuery for people who already understand…


Step #1:Understanding Cloud Computing (Windows Azure Step-By-Step Tutorial)

This is the first video of the step-by-step series for Windows Azure/Cloud Computing. Due to constraints on duration of video, I had to upload it on SkyDrive. The contents are available both in wmv and mp4 format for you to download at: