# Monday, 17 December 2007

I noticed on Gill's blog that there's an interesting contest.


Grz, Kris.

Monday, 17 December 2007 21:46:08 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
I just found out about these samples:
Could come in handy when you're playing around with LINQPad.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 17 December 2007 10:31:11 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 16 December 2007

I got notified that the latest issue's out. It's nice to see that magazines are also offering their material online for free. Of course it comes with adds but that's their survival of course. Another very nice magazine which puts their content online is MSDN Magazine. Nice to see that Microsoft spreads the .NET word this way.

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 16 December 2007 14:13:32 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Not so long ago I blogged about new video material on ASP.NET 3.5 and LINQ. Since I didn't have much time lately to keep up with my blogreading I just found out through the blog of my buddy Bilal that there are also videos available on:
Anyone got some time left?

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 09:01:48 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 
# Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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# Monday, 10 December 2007

Ok, it seems this year has been the year of new technologies from Microsoft and yet new stuff's coming out. I found this blog post from Julie Lerman that had a talk with Scott Guthrie on how to handle everything that comes out of the firehose: ScottGu on how to deal with the Microsoft firehose.

Grz, Kris.

Microsoft | MSDN | MVC
Monday, 10 December 2007 20:01:22 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 09 December 2007

If you want to learn a bit more about LINQ and don't directly want to use Visual Studio 2008, you can use this free tool: LINQPad. I just did a quick test run of it. The only thing at first glance that it lacks is Intellisense.


Grz, Kris.

LINQ | Tools
Sunday, 09 December 2007 19:28:53 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 05 December 2007

Our every day IDE of choice, Visual Studio, is a nice tool. I already know quite a lot of keyboard shortcuts and how to handle the IDE myself but this blog has quite a lot of handy tips. And today's tip's how to reach the navigation bar via the keyboard. One keyboard shortcut I was still craving for.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 19:27:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 03 December 2007

To build software that meets your security objectives, you must integrate security activities into your software development lifecycle. This handbook captures and summarises the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of your software development processes.

These security engineering activities have been developed by Microsoft patterns & practices to build on, refine and extend core lifecycle activities with a set of security-specific activities. These include identifying security objectives, applying design guidelines for security, threat modelling, security architecture and design reviews, security code reviews and security deployment reviews.

It's not a book that you would read but rather a security best practices checklist. Download the free eBook if you're interested.

Grz, Kris.

MSDN | PnP | Security
Monday, 03 December 2007 12:03:54 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 02 December 2007

Setting up a new environment sometimes gets you into troubles. On my new laptop I didn't want to install SQL Server Express but only the developer edition of SQL Server 2005. Since I know there's a tool that ships with the .NET framework called aspnet_regsql, with which you can install the needed database for membership etc, I wanted to create such a database. Running the tool however I got this error message:

System.Web.HttpException: Unable to connect to SQL Server database. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)

So ok, I set on remote connections for TCP/IP only but still got the same error. Strange, but true. So I searched for the error and found more information about it. Apparently the instance name of my database didn't get filled in automatically when using the wizard. Quickly inserting the correct instance name and all worked out like a charm.

ASP.NET SQL Server Setup Wizard

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 02 December 2007 14:39:06 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |