Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting

April 18th, 2013 Comments off

On the one hand I don’t like to shill for people too much; on the other I like to endorse people or services that make my life easier or better.  I’m a big fan of Samsung for their line of Galaxy products (S3, Note 2, Tab 10.1 and 7), Microsoft for Visual Studio and .NET and for their training material.


I used GoDaddy for years because I got some good deals with them.



Win8 & iTunes 11.02 Installation Opportunities

February 21st, 2013 Comments off

PREFACE:  The issue described herein is most likely a product of what’s installed on my computer is because of my profession as a computer consultant.  This post isn’t meant to disparage Apple or Microsoft‘s hardware, software or support options.  It’s merely intended to recount my experiences.


I’m two hours into something that I wish would “just work” but because of the vagaries of what I install on my computer to support my career path I don’t fit some assumptions about users.


My goal:


Azure DB Connection errors

February 16th, 2013 1 comment

I was working through a training and ran into an issue that occurs often with technology.  Examples and expectations of someone presenting seem to consistently diverge from real world experience.  It’s not the presenter’s fault; it’s the nature of the material.

In my example I was studying about Microsoft ASP.NET applications and the presenter made course material available but PluralSight charges $49/month (or $499/year) to get that and I’m trying to stick with the $29/month (or $299/year) model.  That means that to follow along I have to do whatever it takes to reproduce the same kind of environment.  Since I didn’t have the database available but I have access to Windows Azure development platforms from my corporate MSDN license (thanks, work) I thought a good option would be to host an SQL database on Azure and use that for my training.


ECM, CMS, WCM terms – Twitionary

March 4th, 2010 Comments off

It doesn’t take much activity in the realm of Twitter to find that these acronyms (ECM, CMS & WCM see the Glossary at bottom of page) produce some strong opinions at 140 characters per post.  There are arguments to exclude programs or include SaaS solutions under the CMS umbrella.  There are polemics about some mainstream systems like Sharepoint.


Microsoft’s BPA Tool

February 26th, 2009 Comments off

I post this because (A) I’m a geek and (B) I like some juvenile humor on occasion.

I opened an e-mail from Microsoft this morning and the first topic asked whether I’d seen the new Best Practices Analyzer in the Beta release of Windows Server 2008.

I’m surprised, I thought Best Practices were epistemologically anal. I had no expectation that anyone needed a tool to make Best Practices anal.

In an effort to atone for my earthy humor I’ll say that I have not downloaded Windows Server 2k8 and, therefore, have not seen the tool.