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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MiniProfiler– A simple but effective mini-profiler for ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET.

Once in a while a good tool that I find out about that helps me developing solutions comes in real handy.  MiniProfiler is one of those tools. Developed by the StackOverflow folks it’s available in source or binary, and NuGet packages Take a look http://code.google.com/p/mvc-mini-profiler/ http://nuget.org/List/Packages/MiniProfiler

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Creating Wildcard Certificates with makecert.exe

Be nice to be able to make wildcard certificates for use in development with makecert – turns out, it’s real easy.  Just ensure that your CN=  is the wildcard string to use. The following sequence generates a CA cert, then the public/private key pair for a wildcard certificate REM make the CA rem CA Certificate:…

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Lorem Ipsum–Generating in Word 2010

Well, apparently I missed this hidden feature having used the Lorem Ipsum website for some time, but if you enter the following in blank Word document – you’ll get 10 paragraphs of generated text: =Lorem(10) Such as: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies,…

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Who needs reflector? ILSpy to the rescue..

Reflector has been invaluable over the years.  I’m torn about the idea it’s become a paid for tool, and by all means folks should be compensated for great work.  Not sure where Lutz is in the cash flow. But, the ICSharpCode guys have released ILSpy at www.ILSpy.com  (http://wiki.sharpdevelop.net/ilspy.ashx) Right now the limitation is it’s NetFx…

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Note to self – cURL download utility…

Time to time, we all need this capability.  I keep forgetting what the link/name of this tool is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CURL http://curl.haxx.se/

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Live Mesh – becoming Windows Live Mesh…

Good to see it’s sticking around and most importantly, they’ve increased the initial 2 GB limit to match what we had on Live Mesh – 5 GB. I’ve been loving this tool since it came out and becoming one of those things I can’t do without. http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/08/27/windows-live-sync-to-be-named-windows-live-mesh.aspx

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Copying Properties between 2 Different Types…

I’m not sure where I had seen some of this base code, but this comes up time & time again on projects. Here’s a little method that copies all the R/W properties (public) between 2 distinct class definitions: It’s called as follows: private static void Test1() { MyClass obj1 = new MyClass() { Prop1 =…

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Need a simple LDAP server for Windows 7?

Well, in the past we had ADAM – which has migrated to AD LDS for Windows – under Vista, we really only had a hack to get it (ADAM) running on Vista. Now, we have it for both Server and Client – and it’s known as Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services – aka LDAP!! Download…

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