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An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

In the world of Azure there are many ways to perform the same task, but right now Azure Resource Explorer seems to be a power-up mushroom in the maze of options.  It allows users to quickly and design, execute and template PowerShell scripts.

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Sometimes your CSS needs to come from a database.  Ever wonder how to minify that return value.  This article is about returning dynamic CSS from an MVC controller and minifying it on the way out.

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Many times I try new features and I wonder how to use them in azure.  This one is very easy to use and provides me a search indexing service provided with the support of the robust backend of Azure Search Services.  This is an an intro of how Azure search services can work for you.

Windows 10 Mobile - Buggy But still my favorite

Windows 10 Mobile - Buggy But still my favorite

Not sure why but Windows 10 Mobile has more bugs than an alien ant farm.  The basics are key, even for a phone OS that has less than 1% market share.

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

Create a Powershell script that will provide information on all computers on your domain.  Performance is not there as we are still working on that, but this is optimized for small networks where you need to gather computer information quickly and easily.

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

This script will gather all computer information to a file that can be used to audit the computers on your network.

Calendar Service for UWP and Raspberry Pi Windows Core

Calendar Service for UWP and Raspberry Pi Windows Core

Below is some code that shows how to create a service for your Windows UWP apps to access your google calendars, and display them how you feel is best for your users.  This has been used sucessfully on a Raspberry Pi 3 board running windows Core to create a calendar for a kitchen touch screen display.

Install IIS on Windows 10 - Its that easy

Install IIS on Windows 10 - Its that easy

Using the control panel in Windows 10, you can easily install IIS so that your local desktop can be a webserver to serve content to every one.  This is part 1 in a series to describe how to publish a website to the internet.

Raspberry PI IOT Screensaver

Raspberry PI IOT Screensaver

This tutorial will explain how to install an MP4 file as a looping screensaver for raspberry pi devices that do not need to shut off.

Grammar Alert Class - Part 2

Grammar Alert Class - Part 2

Now to use the grammar file.  In this article you will see the encapulated commands I have used to isolate the voice activation and recognition. 

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Cheklist High availability - You want to know how to do it, I will give you some pointers!

Create Azure Storage Account

Create Azure Storage Account

Step 2 in a series documenting how to copy an entire virtual network to a secondary environment using powershell

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

A Tutorial on how to copy an entire azure virtual network with a subscription to a new environment for testing, training or QA.  The goal here is no down time.

Knockout Custom Binding Handler - Hidden Input

Knockout Custom Binding Handler - Hidden Input
This function allows you to add change events to a Knockout Hidden Element

Custom Drop Down Box - Javascript

Custom Drop Down Box - Javascript
This creates a custom dropdown box that you can style anyway you like.  It is a simple experiment to see what is possible.  This uses the ul and li HTML elements to create the Drop Down

Custom Modal - Javascript

Custom Modal - Javascript
This JavaScript implementation of the modal dialog allows you to show a modal dialog using Ajax with a wait timer and pass in a save Callback so that your popup is simply a view in the project and does not require custom code for each AJAX call.  The openModal Method will provide the interaction with the underlying JavaScript code.

HTC Touch Diamond C# Implementation

HTC Touch Diamond C# Implementation

The HTC Touch Diamond has an SDK for its sensor that was created by a user on blog.enterprisemobile.com. The SDK that was created allows you to access all of the movements of the HTC Diamond from a G-Sensor Perspective. This provides some extensions to the SDK.

Downloading File in .NET CF

Downloading File in .NET CF

This sample provides you with a method to download a file via the .NET compact Framework

Reading a CSV

Reading a CSV

Reading a CSV using an OLEDB Adapter uses very generic drivers allowing it to run on many different platforms/.NET versions without changing code.

Spell Check in a Web Service

Spell Check in a Web Service

Have you ever needed to preform a spell check operation from a web server? Here is an implementation that uses Micorsoft Word on a web server as opposed to Word needing to be installed on the client.

Silverlight Controls in .NET Windows Form

Silverlight Controls in .NET Windows Form

Did you know it is possible to have a standard (legacy) windows forms application with a WPF user control. I will tell you how.

Google Maps - Get Map Position using GPS

Google Maps - Get Map Position using GPS

This post will show you how to gather some information using the GPS API from the Windows Mobile device. This will then allow a user to download the 640x640 map from Google's Static Map Service with the center location as the current position of the GPS Device. This is an interim solution until Google Maps supports the ability to use the Map service without Javascript having to be enabled.

Google Android - An introduction to development

Google Android - An introduction to development
The android is taking the world by storm and we have been working on how to setup new android apps. The android far exceeds the iPhone because anyone can develop for this platform. The basic language is Java...and the android framework

Eclipse Development for the Android - Got Ya's!

Eclipse Development for the Android - Got Ya's!
There are a few aspects of development for the android that originally threw me for a loop. I was getting unexpected errors...Below are ways to tackle them

Training Video - Creating a Windows Mobile Application - The Basics

Training Video - Creating a Windows Mobile Application - The Basics

This video will show you how to create a windows mobile using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. This will work for any Windows Mobile device and will provide the what you need to get started with development for the WM devices.

Turning a Data Page into RSS - LINQ Data Source

Turning a Data Page into RSS - LINQ Data Source

Taking a page that uses a linw Data Source and exposing it as an RSS feed can allow you to reach new audiences. RSS allows users to subscribe to content in other applications and view updated information. This tutorial will show you haw to use a LINQ data source and expose an RSS feed using the same page that displays the data to the normal web browser.

Step outside the world of Microsoft

Step outside the world of Microsoft
While working on porting some applications from .NET to Android Java platform, I have learned many interesting abilities of this new technology.

WIP - Remote Keyboard

WIP - Remote Keyboard

This uses quite a bit of different technologies to present a user with a keyboard from a remote device that will activate a computer monitor. Kind of like using a network connected device to control a computer like VNC or Remote desktop, but allowing full API interaction with the actual monitor using Windows Communication Foundation and Services for Windows Mobile Device and any other device that can connect to a LAN.

Writing Files To Disk

Writing Files To Disk
In this short coding tip we will show you how to write files to disk on an Android Phone.