Updating your TFS Service urls to from TfsPreview.com to VisualStudio.com

If you haven’t heard, TFS Service has gone live at http://tfs.visualstudio.com/. While the old DNS name works, at some point it may retire. So, Jesse Houwing has a post/script that makes it easy. http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/11/updating-your-team-foundation-service.html Here’s the script as well.   Get-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\*\TeamFoundation\Instances\*.tfspreview.com Uri | %{set-itemproperty -Path $_.PSPath Uri -Value ( $_.Uri -Replace ".tfspreview.com/", ".visualstudio.com/"…

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RealTime communication with SingalR…

The upcoming Fall Release of VS2012 has some really great updates, bringing back OData, SPA, and now SingnalR. If you get a chance take a look at Scott Guthrie’s keynote session where he goes through it (SignalR — along with a demo of New Relic – which rocks). SignalR is a hub/client model that leverages…

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Starting fresh with the Visual Studio 2012 RTM bits…

Sometimes you can’t do a clean install of the OS and move to Win8 RTM.  One of my machines I’ll be using for an ongoing project it’s in that “perfect” operating mode – except for the RC versions of Visual Studio 2012. The following links provide the upgrade paths as needed (note that with Win8…

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Good use of the Charms Bar in Windows 8 Metro.

If you’re using Win8 yet, no doubt you’ve run into the charms bar.  There’s a feature to extend via Share, links to your application. Details on the HOW are here: Adding share (Metro style apps using JavaScript and HTML) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh758314.aspx So, Digital Folio has taken their shopping tool to Win8 and enabled some really cool…

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Updated WIF tools for VS2012 RC are out–be safe…

The updated tools for the RC along with the samples are out.  The samples from the prior 1.0 release will still work as well Windows Identity Foundation Tools for Visual Studio 2012 RC – Vibro.NET – Site Home – MSDN Blogs Samples are at the bottom : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbertocci/archive/2012/03/15/windows-identity-foundation-in-the-net-framework-4-5-beta-tools-samples-claims-everywhere.aspx

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Turning off the Visual Studio “Attach to process” security warning…

When you’re urnning under x64 you have to affect 1 addition spot in the registry to disable this warning – which clearly should only be done by folks that know what they’re doing. NOTE: affecting the registry can be harmful – do so at your own risk. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 Windows Registry Editor…

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Getting a SecurityToken from a RequestSecurityTokenResponse in WIF

When you’re working with WIF and WSTrustChannelFactory when you call the Issue operation, you can also request that a RequestSecurityTokenResponse as an out parameter. However, what can you do with that object?  Well, you could keep it around and use it for subsequent calls with the extension method CreateChannelWithIssuedToken – or can you? public static…

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Learn More about Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" – TechNet Articles – Home – TechNet Wiki

Many companies, ISV’s, and solutions have concerns about data in the cloud.  With PKI based encryption, Trust Services provides key management for your publisher/subscribers and a simplified SDK set of classes to abstract the encryption, decryption process.  Both managed classes and PowerShell add-in provided… Learn More about Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" – TechNet Articles –…

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Making Windows Azure Drive Letter Persistent

Windows Azure Fieldnote Summary Windows Azure Drives [1] provide a means to represent a file based (disk drive) persistent storage option for the various role types within Windows Azure Compute. Each of the roles within Windows Azure can mount and utilize for persistent storage (that survives reboot, reimaging, and updated deployments, of a role instances)….

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