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Hosting the VS 2013 ALM VM in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine


I am recommending the use of a Windows Azure Virtual Network for this exercise so the virtual machine does not have any ports open to the internet (public facing).  If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the steps in the article feel free to leave a comment. Steps we’ll be performing in this […]

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Downloading PDC 2009 Content


Mike Swanson’s downloader and renamer If you’d like to download all of the keynote and session content, download a recent build of cURL (~250K), and extract it to your folder-of-choice. Then, download PDC09Downloader.zip (1.49KB) and extract the PDC09Downloader.bat file to the same folder. From a command prompt, start PDC09Downloader by passing it one of the […]

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Tech Days 2009 coming to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto


Tickets are still available for $299 (plus tax), click on your city to buy now. With forty skill-strengthening sessions across five technical tracks, Tech•Days is a perfect way to learn the technology, connect with experts and peers, and apply what you learn with a Learning Kit that includes a TechNet Direct Plus Subscription—to continue growing […]

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Free e-book: “Foundation of Programming”


Karl Seguin is a developer at Fuel Industries, a former Microsoft MVP, a member of the influential CodeBetter.com community and an editor for DotNetSlackers. He has written numerous articles and is an active member of various Microsoft public newsgroups. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He has released a free 79 page eBook for .NET […]

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Shipping Packages to Ogdensburg, New York


If you live in or around the Ottawa area you can save yourself some money and not ship your packages from the United States to Canada which is some cases can be quite costly.  Ottawa is approximately 45 minutes from upstate New York and The UPS Store in Ogdensburg. The UPS Store will accept your […]

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The Developer Highway Code book has been updated


Paul Maher announced today on his blog that the updated book is available for download: Download the full book in XPS format Download the full book in PDF format Don’t forget to let him know what you think of the book.

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Team Foundation Server – WSS issue


Got my hands on the RC of TFS and performed an installation of it.   It seems that during the creation of a Team project I am getting an error during the creation of the Team Sharepoint site due to site creation permissions.   I have been unable to find a satisfactory solution on the net […]

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ASP.NET 2.0 — Nested Masters/Controls


I have come across a problem and notified Microsoft when using nested master pages and nested user controls, the site gives the following error:   Could not load file or assembly ‘App_Web_0zvakuju, Version=0.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.   The temporary solution that I have been using […]

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SQLServer 2005 will fail with invalid SSL certificate


If you have run Selfssl from the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit and installed a certificate on your server the install will fail.  You must remove the SSL certificate prior to installation of SQLServer.

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10Mbps HighSpeed Internet


Cogeco made my day on this past thursday when they came to my house and installed High Speed.  The fact that I live on a dirt road and have access to this kind of speed just blows my mind!   They are using an RCA broadband modem Model DCM425.   I can’t wait for VOIP! […]

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