Where do you go to find answers?

There are more and more sites coming online that allow you to ask questions.  So which site(s) do you use? Traditional These sites are more of the old way of finding out answers, you don’t really interact, just find your answer on the existing documentation that is posted: http://support.microsoft.com http://technet.microsoft.com http://msdn.microsoft.com Forums There have been…

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Linq features to make smaller code

I have been working on some code that involves using Linq to query a database and came across something that I thought was really useful.  So here is the situation: We have a query that we want to be able to sort in multiple ways.  This will allow the user to click on columns and…

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What do you need to troubleshoot Azure?

Looking to the future with cloud computing, it is going to become increasingly important to have good information about what is happening with your site in order to properly maintain it. Keeping development type of issues aside, what types of things do you think you will need in order to be able to properly troubleshoot…

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Insides of Azure

Want to get more details about Windows Azure?  There is a really helpful video done by Channel 9 that talks about this upcoming product and how it works. I think this gives great details about the architecture and also how you will use this and what it will be good for.  Check it out: Dharma…

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Windows Azure and you

So I have started to look at the new Windows Azure that we just announced, you can download the framework from here.  You can also read more about it at Azure Services Platform Developer Center. As I started looking at this, the main sample I was focused on was the PersonalWebSite Sample.  It gives me…

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IntelliSense for jQuery

As for reported here, we now have an official IntelliSense documentation file that will allow you to get rich intellisense for jQuery from inside of Visual Studio. When you go to download jQuery, you will see a Documentation link.  Or you can download it directly from here: http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js Using this file is simple, if you…

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Strange callstacks

How many times have you been troubleshooting a dump or application, you look at the callstack and you see something that just doesn’t quite look right.  Chances are the problem is that you don’t have correct symbols. For example, if you see something like this: Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+0xb02a0 Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+0xb8ef4 Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+0xb2203 Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+0xb248f Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+0x2c406 Vswebdesign!DllCanUnloadNow+105a89 … That usually is…

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Web Site Stops Responding for 15-25 seconds

There are a number of reasons that a web site could have a delay (hang) that could cause problems.  I am going to talk about a common one that we see which is the CRL. What we have seen in the past is the Crypto API’s are trying to update the Certificate Revocation List (CRL)…

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Creating an Auto-complete textbox

It seems that auto-complete is very popular these days with different sites.  So I wanted to show you how you can create your own Auto-complete textbox on your web sites.  There are two ways that this can be accomplished depending on what you are using and what you want to use. Ajax control toolkit This…

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Linq – Do we need another way to access databases?

This was the question that was burning on my mind when I first heard about Linq.  I was skeptical and didn’t think it was something that we needed.  But after having started to use this new language, I have quickly become a believer. Linq stands for language-integrated query and that is exactly what it is,…

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