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May 2004 - Posts

IIS/ADSI/Microsoft.Net

ADSI (Active Directory Services Interface) provide the accessibility to the developers to work with different ADSI compliant providers, like LDAP, Novell DS, WinNT and IIS . Microsoft.Net ’s System.DirectoryServices namespace (you might need to reference
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Televantage/SQL's Explicit Data Conversion

My current employer gives consultancies in Computer Telephony (CT) applications, and I have experienced working with couple of hardware and software vendors of this field. At one site, Artisoft ’s Televantage Call Centre is running. Today they reported
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Visual Studio Team Services: Brian Harry

Few days ago at TechEd, Microsoft announced the Visual Studio Team Services, that will hopefully replace many tools we use in enterprise development, like Rational Rose, Borland Together, SourceSafe, SubVersion, NUnit etc Many people are welcoming this
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Patterns & Practices : Application Blocks

Patterns have been in use for years in different fields, farmers have patterns and best practices for complete growth cycles of breeds they grow, civil engineers have patterns for building plazas and bridges. Similar ideas have emerged in the software
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Never Trust Inputs; Data Validation in Business Layer

Due to recent increase of security concerns across computer industry, software developers also need to play their role by writing secure and trustworthy code. One of the foundation rules of the trustworthy code is, Never Trust Inputs. According to the
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SubVersion v1.0.3

In case you are using SubVersion as your version control server, you should upgrade to v1.0.3 that fixes the buffer overflow bug. The bug can be exploited for denial of service attacks and arbitrary code execution. Here is another important piece of information

Security Concerns for Administrators Hosting Asp.Net Applications

Generally, in production, there are multiple Asp.Net applications running on a single machine. (ISP environment) The administrators usually create separate windows accounts for each application, set them as the web application’s anonymous users and set
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SqlAdvice.com

SqlAdvice.com is a family of mailing lists that are focused on SQL (Structured Query Language) and the technologies that utilize SQL. This includes (but doesn't limit) popular databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle. As demand
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Mono Beta 1

Novell Mono ’s Beta 1 is out. They have plans to release Mono 1.0 by June 30 th . Microsoft.NET is the super set of CLS/CLR (Common Language System/Common Language Runtime). The best thing about C#, the language and CLS/CLR is its ISO standard status.
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Running SubVersion With Apache On Windows

Source Controls are important in iteration based software development. They can even be used for personal use, and can be handy to see what changes were made in past, or to recover old version of files in case something has gone tremendously wrong. Microsoft’s