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Technorati Tags: Tutorials Team Foundation Server Power Tools 2010 Beta 2 (Free) The following are the Power Tools supported in this release. Team Foundation Server Best Practices Analyzer Check-In Policy Pack Work Item Templates Alert EditorWindows Shell Extension PowerShell Support TFPT Command Line To read more go to the http://visualstudiogallery.... Last Updated: Friday, December 04, 2009 Supported Versions Visual Studio 2010 ...
So, I finally got around to installing SharePoint 2010! I will get a chance to poke aroudn this week and take a look at the new features and start blogging. I had a couple of issues I thought I would direct people in the right direction. I run all my vm's on Mac OSX, I had to upgrade to Snow leopard which has is an x64 OS and I upgraded my vm version. I actually run Parallel's for Mac. The newest version is version 5. I am not 100% sure but I don't think that creation x64 OS on parallels is a new ...
So I set out on a quest to install a SharePoint 2010 VM with Bob Davis, one of our 101 instructors for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City and a Co-Leader of the KC Office Geeks. We started around 5 pm and ended around 11 pm. Everything that could possible go wrong went wrong in triplicate. Here is a list of things you need to know: Turn on Virtualization in your bios: Bob did not have virtualization turned on in his bios, so the virtual machine I had stubbed out did not work. You need to make sure that ...
[Update: 2009-12-30] We got it working using SSIS. Read this post: http://geekswithblogs.net/L... [Original post] Would love to know if there is a way to kick off a SSRS report and pass some parameters into it via T-SQL or SSIS. Unfortunately, we can't have MS SQL Enterprise edition. Guess this is the true list of possible solutions: VB script PowerShell WMI script batch file T-SQL Sad thing is I know how to make this ...
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After reading Tim Anderson’s blog article (here) on his installation of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 I glibly added a comment that R2 now includes PowerShell 2.0 for local management of virtual machines using PowerShell scripts. Of course, I hadn’t actually tried this before commenting .... Why would you want to use scripting on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 If you have never installed Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 you may not realise the limited options provided by the local management tool. Based on Windows Server ...
Presenters: Simon Skaria and Umesh Unnikrishnan This was my second session during the week. It was one in which my hopes were that they would talk about the deployment differences that SharePoint 2010 would have over 2007. I was not disappointed. So to sum it up a bit: 2010 has a much more flexible model compared to 2007. Improved security model Claims Based Authorization/SAML Better administration with Central Administration and also PowerShell Service Isolation Now the Services that you deployed ...
The October Service Update for Microsoft Online Services includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. The Service Update is currently being deployed into production data centers. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback. The following features and capabilities are included in the October Service Update: Bulk Activation of Users PowerShell commandlets will be added to streamline ...
There was a question the other day on the MSDN SSAS forum asking how to find out the Edition of SSAS which is running on a given server. The answer to this question could be either Standard, Enterprise or Developer. The Object Explorer in Management Studio displays the current version next to the server name, but not the Edition. Now at a basic level I know that this is stored as a property of the server, so you could run a DISCOVER_XML_METADATA command like the following. <Discover xmlns="urn:schemas-microsof... ...
I have been working in Selenium (see previous posts) building a test suite at my job. I spent quite a bit of time architecting the design and attempting to build bricks with which others could build buildings. I was beginning to instruct the folks on my team (who had not previously written code) on how to use these bricks and understand the mortar. This all in a language (Java) with which I wasn't terribly familiar. The framework design was sound and was beginning to grow on it's own. Then, the massive ...
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Thanks to Ray and Gavin for organising another top EdgeUG meeting in Microsoft Cardinal Place and for everyone who attended my talk on Hyper-V for Developers. The audience had to deal with a huge amount of technical information that I crammed into the hour - hopefully it didn't put them off their pizza. Fortunately the Stack Overflow master and author of C# in Depth, Jon Skeet, was on hand after the break for a interesting glimpse into code contracts coming with VS2010 and C# 4.0. For those who weren't ...
One of the new features of the BizTalk Build Generator is a provider pattern for the build script generation. This means if you prefer to use a different format/structure in your build scripts or even don't like MsBuild and would rather use NANT, Powershell or traditional batch scripts then you could create your own provider which would take advantage of the metadata used by the BizTalk Build Generator and then produce scripts in your own format. In order to create your own provider you must create ...
For clarity it is best to start with what a filter is and relate it to a function. So here are both descriptions: Function: A function is a named sequential set of Powershell commands grouped into a code block that my be called once or many times by its name from anywhere in the rest of the script. Filter: A filter is similar to a function but is used in an entirely different manner. A filter is an output target for a pipeline and its job is to filter and then present that data. Filter Syntax: Filter(Keyword) ...
On a recent project I needed to test my application with lots of data so I remembered my good friend the Faker Gem from the Ruby world. I didn’t know how to connect ActiveRecord to SQL Server, so I searched the webs and found this article by Ray Houston at Los Techies. Unfortunately since the article was 13 months old, the Ruby libraries have evolved to not work that way anymore :) So after some head scratching I got it to work again. How to connect ActiveRecord to SQL Server If you don’t have Ruby ...
Historically I have always viewed ASP.NET session state as “pure evil.” In-proc session state is about as unreliable as you can get given that you can have timeouts, ASP.NET might recycle itself, IIS might get bounced, no scalability, and cannot work in a web farm. SQL Session state is very resilient and works in web farm scenarios but the performance is not good and at that point you might as well be better off writing your own strongly-typed data access layer rather than blobbing everything in ...
Thanks to Alex and Matt for organising another top DevEvening user group in Woking and for everyone who attended my talk on Hyper-V for Developers. Apologies for over running and hope it didn't stop you from enjoying your meals. I think I achieved a good warm up for Sebastien Lambla's talk on best practices in MVC. For those who weren't there last night, the presentation provides an overview of Hyper-V Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V, tools that you can install to help you out, ...
I’m a huge fan of StExBar. I posted about it awhile back and have since found more reasons to think this is a must have tool! It’s got an ability to give you great shortcuts at your keyboard finger tips. How often have you been like “I need a command window here” and then went through a bunch of trouble to get it there? How about {Control} + {M}? BAM! Command Window opened and pointed to that directory. I’ve been starting to use PowerShell more and I thought…hmmm – I could add PowerShell to this ...
Came across this FREE eBook the other day. Definitely going into my Reference material folder. Almost every project involves some management activities where scripting is required. However, I’ve not invested enough in PowerShell (learn as I go). This eBook looks like a good general reference and the price is right. Technorati Tags: PowerShell ...
Well, the hayfever has got me again! Here I am at 6am with a bunged up nose and itchy eyes wide awake. So I thought I would do the sensible thing and give you a heads up on what’s due in the next release of SAF. Here’s the Feature list : New Actions STSAdm Action. This allows us to call STSAdm commands and pass arguments from a SAF Macro. Powershell Action. Allows us to to call Powershell “Function” and pass arguments from a SAF Macro. Adapters In SAF, we think of “Adapters” as being components that ...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Looking to master PowerShell? Windows PowerShell MVP Dr. Tobias Weltner has released a free book just for you, Mastering Powershell! This isn’t a little cheatsheet; it’s 567 pages long. Here’s a linked chapter list if you want to jump directly into a topic. Chapter 1. The PowerShell Console Chapter 2. Interactive PowerShell Chapter 3. Variables Chapter 4. Arrays and Hashtables Chapter 5. The PowerShell Pipeline Chapter 6. Using Objects Chapter 7. Conditions ...
I recently wrote a Windows service for the development team here at work. Apparently, the devs were all committed to other projects and this extra curricular activity popped up. Being a developer in tester's clothing, I was asked if I'd do it. Interestingly, this was originally to be a Powershell script, but the more I worked on it the less it sounded like PS and the more it sounded like a service...pretty straight forward stuff: comes alive at configurable times, looks for files in a folder, processes ...
As a developer / administrator, I'm always on the look out for tools to help me do my job. Power shell is just that. I don't think we've seen the impact of the product yet. When the light bulb goes off in more peoples heads as to just how innovative Power shell is, I think we'll see more interest. I've recently picked up the following books on Power Shell: Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette Professional Window PowerShell by Andrew Watt Windows PeowerShell Pocket Reference by Lee Holmes ...
There was a question in the SSAS forum recently on how to replace one group name with another within the membership of a number of SSAS roles in a number of databases. While you could possibly do this with XMLA it would be tricky as you have to re-submit the whole membership list, you can't just add/remove single members. The easiest way to do this is to write something using the AMO library and in my opinion the easiest way to write a script for AMO is using Powershell. Below is my short script ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... Often in BizTalk deployments you need to do additional work after installation. Typically your full install process may need to: Install BizTalk artifact assemblies to the GAC Install application dependencies to the GAC Register an application source name in the registry, for logging to the Event Log Create FILE send or receive locations on the local filesystem Add application store configuration settings to Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) Add log4net ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The sample BizTalk application provided with the BizTalk Cache Adapter on CodePlex illustrates three approaches for using the cache: Simple Messaging – routes all messages configured for caching to the cache adapter, and sends cache-misses on to the service provider; Orchestration – explicitly routes messages to either the cache adapter or service provider in orchestration logic; Complex Messaging – routes messages configured for caching either to ...
Available immediately from Code Gallery, download the Windows Azure MMC. The Windows Azure Management Tool was created to manage your storage accounts in Windows Azure and makes it simple to help debug, create, and explore your storage solutions. In our testing, this tool has been invaluable to us to inspect messages in our queues. debug, create, explore… Developed as a managed MMC, the tool allows you to create and manage both blobs and queues. Easily create and manage containers, blobs, and permissions. ...
I'm beginning to write simple scripts in powershell. One of the things items that really isn't straight forward is the write-output command. At first glance, one would think that this would simply output a string. Well, there is a trick I found. PS>write-output xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyy really outputs xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyy PS>write-output "xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyy" really outputs xxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyy PS> $A = 10 PS>$B = 20 PS>write-output "A = $A B = $B" really outputs A = 10 B = 20 ...
I am happy to announce that we recently put out a new release of BIDS Helper. I have copied the release notes out below, but one important "feature" that is not listed is that we now have a build script which is a modified version of the psake Powershell build script written by James Kovacs. It had gotten to the point where it was a bit of an effort to do a build. You had to start by making sure you had the latest version of the source code, then version number had to be updated in a number of spots, ...
The new site for the Belgian Community Day 09 is open. “Eleven Microsoft User Groups combine their efforts to organize this unique networking and knowledge sharing event. A unique opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s latest developments and technologies like Exchange 2010, Silverlight 3, Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008, Windows 2008R2, Powershell V2, Forefront Identity Manager 2010, XNA 3.1. and OCS R2. Microsoft Community Day will take place on Thursday 25th June 2009 in Utopolis, Mechelen, ...
(in dutch as the target audience is dutch speaking!) Ik geef twee seminars over mijn favoriete .NET technologien (WCF en WF) voor SyntraWest SyntraWest IT CLUB for Developers/Architects Seminars 26 mei 09, Windows Communication Foundation Deep Dive 10 Scenarios om een WCF Service aan te spreken. WCF is een zeer breed toepasbaar platform voor distributed applications en services te implementeren. In deze demo georienteerde sessie worden 10 uiteenlopende scenarios besproken waar bij een clientapplicatie ...
Developing With Velocity - Phase II In my limited testing environment I have decided to try only the basic sample of MS Velocity found in CTP2 Samples, and what I thought would be the most often used properties of Velocity. By default, the Velocity's DistributedCache service after the installation is not running and is set to manual start, so to begin working with it you will need to launch it. This can be done using the admin PowerShell applet or by starting the Microsoft project code named “Velocity” ...
Velocity - Installation Phase Today I have proceeded with the installation of the MS Velocity CTP3. I would like to mention that first one needs to verify one's system for prerequisites. Basically the most up to date components as a Service Pack of the Windows OS and the latest .Net Framework are needed, also PowerShell 1.0 is a required component because the administration can be later done using PowerShell applets. I also recommend reading the velocity_help.chm file that can be downloaded separately. ...
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" (http://go.microsoft.com/fw... 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ...
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Here's a Powershell script I whipped up to copy all bak files from C:\TEMP to Y:\DEST. It checks to make sure the file is present at the destination before it deletes it from the source. I placed it in a ps1 (the extension for Powershell files) file and scheduled a task to execute a batch file that executes the ps1 file. The reason I had to check for null is that Powershell is kinda dumb and if the source folder is empty it picks it up as a child and performs the Copy-item. $oldPath = "C:\TEMP" $newPath ...
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
A friend of mine was looking for a tool today to extract a list of names and email addresses from a folder in outlook. I know that Outlook has a comprehensive COM based object model which I figured that I should be able to access from Powershell. I quick search turned up articles from both James Manning and Lee Holmes on automating Outlook from Powershell (which I think I have come across before). A bit of poking around using the get-member helped me locate the properties I needed and resulted in ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage of the newer version of Live Maps and ...
Visio is my primary diagramming tool. I wanted to point out a couple of recent links I came accross that help in diagramming various things. The first are stencils that are used on MSDN and TechNet diagrams – these are a set of stencils that can be used in Visio just by adding the stencil to the list for your diagram. Located here: Visio stencils for IT Pro posters http://www.microsoft.com/do... The other is Visio Toolbox. ...
. BizTalk: What features we would like to see in future releases After the MVP Summit [http://geekswithblogs.net/... we, the BizTalk MVPs, have been asked to give feedback to the product team on what features we’d like to see in future releases. I created the list of features and separated it into parts. One is from the global, crazy things than never be implemented. But why don’t imagine? Second ...
On April 1st, 2009, Microsoft is putting on a free 24 hour virtual event covering developer-related topics. There will be 95 live sessions provided via Live Meeting in the following tracks: *Windows Development and Frameworks *Windows Mobile Development *Office and SharePoint Development *Developer Tools, Languages & Practices *Web Development & User Experience More information on each track can be found here: http://www.msfttechdays.com... Macro Shaw will be presenting ...
Recently a few of us were speaking about what would be the future of BizTalk after the 2009 release. I already had a few thoughts on what I think would be great additions to the product and what strategic directions it may move in. I have checked to ensure that none of my thoughts breach the MVP NDA and after getting the thumbs up I've listed my thoughts below so there might be a bit of discussion on these ideas. AreaThoughtNotesImproved or New FeatureConfiguration SubsystemWithin BizTalk solutions ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
Currently, by the time I am posting this stuff SQL Server 2008 is in CTP. And off course, it has several installation issues. For the very first time, when I sit for the installation of SQL Server 2008 Express believe me I run the setup up to four times. So let me share with you, you must need to have the following items installed on your system. Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributed .net Framework 3.5 SP 1 or .net Framework 3.5 SP 1 (Full Download) Power Shell 1.0 Without installing the above component, ...
I really like TDD (Test Driven Design) and like to push messages through the system as soon as possible. I have really enjoyed using Powershell to drive the input of XML files into file receive locations. Here are two of the simplest recipes. Repeatedly dropping the same file This will copy a single file one hundred times, each with a different numeric filename (i.e. 1.xml, 2.xml, etc...) for($i = 0; $i -le 100; $ += 1) { Copy-Item .\SampleMsg.xml C:\FileDrop\IN\msg_$i.xml if($i % 10 -eq 0) { $i ...
Read or watch ============ Read “What is Azure” web site http://www.microsoft.com/az... Read the white paper by David Chappell http://download.microsoft.c... Watch the PDC 2008 session “A Lap Around Windows Azure” by Manuvir Das http://channel9.msdn.com/pd... He has an alternative presentation (40 minutes) here http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Install ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...
For this month’s MN System Center User Group meeting on Wednesday 1/21, we have the privilege of Lu Patrick presenting a session titled:" Monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 with Operations Manager 2007". Lu is one of the Instructor at New Horizons of Minnesota and she focuses on SCCM/SCOM, VB and PowerShell scripting. This month we will be meeting at the New Horizons of Minnesota building, about a mile North East of the Microsoft building, and they will provide pizza and beverages. Tentative agenda: ...