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June 2005 - Posts

ASP :: Reading Binary File

On one mailing-list someone was asking how to read/write binary data in ASP. Last few weeks, I had been busy in some work, and couldn’t remained in touch; and now I am forgetting where that person asked that question, I am posting it here thinking someone
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Maintaining Product Variations

Developing first version of a new product is the simplest software engineering. Developing version of an existing product from scratch is little difficult, you have to track that no existing feature is missed. Maintaining existing product is tough, you
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mySQL, its .NET Connector and FlexWiki plug-in

For quite some time, my colleague is involved in a project whose one module is using mySQL as the data store. Few weeks back I got a chance to work on a .NET module that needs the data that’s being stored in that mySQL database. I downloaded mySQL Connector
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Driving Upto Chaklala Air Port

My parents flown to Saudia for Umra yesterday. I had to drive them to Islamabad air port. Thanks to M2 and M3 (Motorways), its not a big deal anymore. Best of all; the weather was fine too. I still remember when I used to go to my university in my undergraduates
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Managed triggers can do wonders!

Triggers, constraints and relationships are cool to implement business constraints in the data layer. Many people don’t bother to use them and try to implement business constraints in the application/business layer, but believe me, having them in database
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Permission Error In Retreiving Exchange Public Folders

These days I am trying to explore Microsoft Exchange 2003, that how we can use it affectively as collaboration platform for small teams. Today I tried setting up Public Folders , but I was not able to expand, Internet Newsgroup folder, and Outlook was
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Looking for .NET based web-mail

I am looking for .NET based web-mail, which is free/open source and support IMAP. If anyone knows any, drop its URL. Thank you!
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Why we cannt access manually created Tasks/Calendar folders?

Exchange is one of the richest collaborative platforms I have ever come across in my short professional career. One can share his Calendar, Tasks etc across different domain users and groups. One can even create multiple folders for Calendar, Tasks and
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Sharepoint Managed Paths

In case you are using Sharepoint Team Services; and have extended your Default Web Site , you will be unable to access web sites that are created as Virtual folders. Recently on one server, its administrator installed Exchange Server and was facing problem
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Removing Dormant Data of Removed Domain Controller

If your Active Directory based network has multiple domain controllers, and one of them is permanently made offline. You may experience problems when installing programs that extend Active Directory Schema. (Microsoft Exchange is one such application)
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An Accident!

Last night due to rain and all that storm here in Lahore, I had to go to pick my wife from the hospital (her workplace), and while driving there, I had an accident. I struck with the next car whose driver applied breaks all of a sudden due to some open
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SQL Server Procedure Template

From SharpCoders Wiki create procedure dbo.SomeProcedure ( @inputParameter datatype = defaultvalue, @outputParameter datatype output ) as --Dont send rows affected to client set nocount on; --Automatically rollback transactions on error set xact_abort
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Reporting Services :: Report Manager giving 401 after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 2003

Installing Service Pack 1 on the Windows 2003 box resulted problem in accessing Report Manager web site of SQL Server Reporting Services. We were having “ The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized” I checked logs of IIS, Report Manager and

Contract-First Development ::Leveraging COM habits into Web Engineering

COM is past; it has nothing to do with modern platforms like J2EE or .NET? I don’t agree on this, may be COM implementations and frameworks have no future, but technology itself and methodologies that surround this are not going anywhere. The best thing
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