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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is Your Technology Solution a Good Fit for the Cloud?

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Are you considering, or just wondering about, how you might be able to leverage the “cloud” for your software application?

Let’s put this into a scenario… You are at an organization where all of your information technology resides on-premise. The desktop workstations and laptops are all interconnected via an internal network and connectivity is available to internal email, application, database, and file storage services. Heck, let’s say that even your phone system uses a centrally managed IP based software solution.  Everything you need for your day-to-day operations is available within your organization’s self-managed and on-premise technology infrastructure. Read More »

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys

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With Windows 8 there is some adjustment in getting around to find common things that you were use to in Windows 7. Here are the keyboard shortcuts you can use:

Windows  – Toggle between Desktop and Modern
Windows + I  – Settings (Restart, Shutdown, Network, etc.)
Windows + X – Common administrative tasks menu
Windows + (number) – Opens the (nth) application on the taskbar in desktop view
Windows + Ctrl + Shift + (number) – Opens the (nth) application on the taskbar in desktop view with elevated privileges
Windows + C – Charms bar
Windows + D - Desktop
Windows + B – When in Modern, shortcut to notification area
Windows + M – When in Modern, shortcut to Desktop and minimizes all apps
Windows + Q – Shows Apps with search
Windows + W - Settings search
Windows + E – Opens Windows Explorer
Windows + R – Opens Run Window
Windows + T – Display thumbnails of open apps for each Taskbar icon, repeat to cycle through
Windows + U – Ease of Access Center
Windows + P – Projector, extend display options
Windows + = – Zoom
Windows + F – File Search
Windows + H – Share options
Windows + K – Share devices
Windows + , -  Preview desktop
Windows + L – Lock Computer
Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Task Manager

Microsoft LightSwitch – HTML5 Client

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Filed under .NET, LightSwitch

Oh Yeah!

Just when you got over the excitement of LightSwitch’s oData support, Microsoft has announced upcoming LightSwitch support for HTML5 JavaScript based clients!

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Article source: http://www.paulspatterson.com/technology/lightswitch/microsoft-lightswitch-html5-client/

Windows Communication Foundation Security Must Reads

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I’ve been on a bit of a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) security kick lately. Maybe because of all the Azure and cloud based development we’ve been doing here at Quercus Solutions.

Here are my top reads for all things WCF Security (so far):

  1. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Basic Programming Lifecycle : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms732098
     - Note section titled Parameters and Return Values : Data Contracts
  2. Securing Services and Clients : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms734736
  3. Message Security in WCF : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms733137.aspx
  4. How to: Use Transport Security and Message Credentials : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms789011
  5. Microsoft Patterns and Practices – Improving Web Services Security Guide : http://wcfsecurityguide.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Ch%2007%20-%20Message%20and%20Transport%20Security%20in%20WCF-
    - Note the Protection Level section for ServiceContract the attributes.
    - Pay attention to the Internet Scenarios section.

Also, another great reference: http://wcfsecurityguide.codeplex.com/






Microsoft LightSwitch – List of Printers

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An interesting LightSwitch question came up on the MSDN forums. A developer was asking how to get a list of printers from the “server” side of a LightSwitch application. I posted an answer (see here), however thought it worth while re-posting the information here. Read More »

Article source: http://www.paulspatterson.com/technology/lightswitch/microsoft-lightswitch-printer-list/

Devs Are Smart.

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