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How did I build SharePoint Home Lab Server: Part II – Assembling PC & Installing OS

Second part of this series is continuation of what I had started with first part to discuss end to end process of building SharePoint 2013 home lab. At the end of the first part, we were at the stage where … Continue reading

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How did I build SharePoint Home Lab Server: Part I – Shopping PC Parts

Over the last summer with the new SharePoint 2013 hardware requirements, I built home lab to host my personal SharePoint virtual machines. One of the main goals was to have 64 GB RAM (or at least 32 GB RAM) to … Continue reading

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Applying new look & theme on My blog

I have been using Andrea09 word press theme for a while (almost two years) and finally, I have decided to change look & feel to more contemporary theme “Twenty Ten” with lots of white background & large fonts in the spirit … Continue reading

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How to derive RSS feeds for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Profiles

Recently I have been working on the Social Media integration for the one of our Office 365 clients and One of the key tasks was to derive RSS feeds for all their Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts. As many of … Continue reading

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Step by Step: Add Content Controls in the Word Documents for the Open XML Automation

Although it’s not necessary to have the content controls on the Word document to manipulate the documents using the Open XML SDK, it is always one of the best practices to have the documents with the content controls processed by … Continue reading

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ASP.NET Trick – How to Return to the previous page regardless of where you came from?

ASP.NET has a very sophisticated methods to navigate from one page to another page but there isn’t any method which allow programmers to wire the page to return to the previous page you came from. Think of the situation of … Continue reading

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Third-Party Development Tools for the .NET application

Recently I had a previledge to architect ASP.NET web application and we leveraged many third-party tools to improve the code clarity and to apply the consistent coding conventions to manage development chaos. I would highly recommand these tools to any … Continue reading

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LINQ-to-SQL Best Practices

LINQ-to-SQL is a Microsoft Object Relational Mapper tool released part of Microsoft.NET 3.5 Framework, C# 3.0, and Visual Studio 2008. There are rumors that ADO.NET Entity Framework will destroy LINQ-to-SQL but I think otherwise. I am sure Microsoft will try … Continue reading

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ASP.NET Trick – How to reference javascript file from the ASP.NET master page?

First thing first, why would you reference the JavaScript file from the master page? Well, the best reason for this is whenever you have a application wide javascript, you would like to refer it from one code base instead of … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 3.5 – How to send an email using exchange server from the ASP.NET Application?

The .NET Framework 1.x had a System.Web.Mail class to send an email from the ASP.NET framework. While this namespace and these classes still exist in the .NET Framework version 2.0 and later, they have been deprecated and replaced by the … Continue reading

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