Category Archives: Development

Minimal path to awesome–VSTS Release Management and Classic mode Azure Website

I’ve been doing a whole lot of work with Visual Studio Team Services, formerly Visual Studio Online, and making heavy us of the Release Management feature as I discussed recently on the Microsoft Cloud Show Episode 146. As this can … Continue reading

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The future of SharePoint development is cloudy

I’ve seen the future of SharePoint development and it’s decidedly cloudy. And that’s a good thing, no, that’s a great thing for the health of the SharePoint developer community. A few months back I was fortunate enough to be invited … Continue reading

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Migrating questionable date strings

I’ve been having a lot of fun with data migration lately /s Anyway I have an evil source database that has free-form strings that allegedly represent dates. I look at this data and think to myself, this is why we … Continue reading

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Don’t get burned by Redis ConnectionMultiplexer; A sample wrapper

Every had a latent bug go undetected and then jump up and bite you? Yeah, not the nicest feeling. I’ve been working on a pretty interesting project that now makes use of Redis to provide a caching layer as the … Continue reading

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MVPComCamp: PowerShell Automation for Everyone

Last weekend around the world there was a global series of events hosted by Microsoft known as MVPComCamp. I was one of the people to present here in Auckland, New Zealand. I was speaking on a topic dear to me, … Continue reading

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Name ActiveX controls for public sites AKA go away name.dll prompt

So, I use Chrome, there I said it. They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to solving it. Anyway when I’m browsing the web using what is, in general, a pretty good browser I’ll every … Continue reading

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SPDisposeCheck: Do not use for SharePoint 2013

I like many SharePoint developers out there I am user of SPDisposeCheck. My team and I use this as in our Continuous Integration builds as one of our quality checks on to determine if our code is passing the checks … Continue reading

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