Fiddler and Direct Access

Fiddler puts some stuff in the registry that breaks Direct Access. The following will cleanup after Fiddler runs reg delete HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iphlpsvc\Parameters\ProxyMgr /va /f

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Updating email address for SharePoint online users if they’re a Live / Microsoft Account…

If you have a SharePoint online ()365) site, and you invite users that logon with a “Microsoft Account”, those users won’t be able to receive email.  Things such as alerts won’t work. However, you can run the code below and it will parse out all users that are “invitees” and part of the Microsoft account…

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Why it doesn’t take an army to build a usable web site…

We should hopefully learn a lesson from how http://healthcare.gov was build vs. http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/ http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2013/11/12/sf-programmers-build-bare-bones-federal-exchange-site-alternative For too long, the idea of throwing commodity developers and large quantities of them at a problem has some believing that you can achieve good quality and results faster and better. Far from the truth. Building software is still a craft….

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Running ASP.NET admin site from command line

Great tip from Dominic Baer.   http://leastprivilege.com/2012/06/28/managing-asp-net-membership-and-roles-without-visual-studio/       & ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\DevServer\10.0\WebDev.WebServer40.EXE’ /path:”C:\Windows\ Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ASP.NETWebAdminFiles” /port:8080 /vpath:”/asp.netwebadminfiles” Afterwards you can navigate to the site using this URL: http://localhost:8080/asp.netwebadminfiles/default.aspx?applicationPhysicalPath=path&applicationUrl=/vdir

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Host named site collections and Web Application Extensions

The question came up about whether the mix of an SharePoint 2013 extended web application that may have different authentication providers, could also support Host Named Site Collections (HNSC). Well, they can.  The documentation isn’t that clear, never seen it explicitly called out. But, just from a foundation of setting up a web application, extending…

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Building an Office Web Apps (OWA) WOPI Host

UPDATE: January 31, 2014 The solution and project have been updated to MVC5, and Web API 2.  In addition, editing PowerPoint (PPTX), and Excel files has been added.  Word Editing is not part of the solution. Also, PDF viewing is enabled.  See the updated post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/scicoria/archive/2014/01/31/wopi-host-sample-has-been-updated.aspx //end The latest version of OWA in an…

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Getting a user’s SID via PowerShell…

For future ref… $user = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount(“contoso”, “user”) $sid = $user.Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier]) $sid.Value

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Planning Poker Win8 App.

Check out an in process App for Win 8 that makes use of TFS OData for planning poker http://www.teamplanningpoker.com/HowTo/Win8/CreateYourFirstPlanningPokerSession About: Team Planning Poker was created by Mike Douglas and Deliveron Consulting Services to help distributed and co-located teams effeciently point your projects’ backlogs that are using Team Foundation Server or Team Foundation Service. Deliveron is…

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Office Web Apps–WOPI Host and url paths

If you’re following along with the post on creating a WOPI host, it’s never fully apparent that you MUST adhere to the path shown in the article here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officedevdocs/archive/2013/03/20/introducing-wopi.aspx That is, the path to your host must contain ‘/wopi/files’.  It wasn’t clear to me in that article, nor could I find it in the WOPI…

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