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Yesterday, I faced a wired yet crazy issue. My machine has a bit freshly installed windows 7 and so while running web site hosted on local IIS, I was getting a pretty plain asp.net pages without CSS and Images being loaded properly. After a little investigation, it appears to be a problem with Windows feature installation. All you have to do is run ‘optionalfeature’ command and make sure ‘Static Content’ option is checked. Hope this would help you, if you face similar kind of issue.
When building Service communication applications using Windows Communication Foundation, we often come to a situation where we have multiple clients communicating with WCF Service and we need to pass additional parameters from client to service. This may be due to number of reasons such as sharing a unique customer ID to identify certain elements for that particular client. In such scenarios, for every communication between client and server, you need this unique ID to treat each client accordingly. In a typical disconnected environment over the internet you need to pass such data on each call to service and of course … Continue reading Client Additional Parameters using Custom Headers in WCF
This is second post of the Dev11 series. If you have not installed preview bits, you may like to read my previous post on “Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview”. In this post, I am going to share some of the improvements in Visual Studio 11 IDE. //Disclaimer #1: This post is written for Developer Preview version, and features may change in later releases. //Disclaimer #2: The views expressed in this post are mine alone neither of my employer nor of Microsoft. //Disclaimer #3: This is a long post The Visual Studio 11 IDE contains bunch of improvements/enhancements and some of … Continue reading Visual Studio 11 IDE Improvements
Like me, if you work on .NET platform and Visual Studio, you must be excited about the recent announcements of “Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview” or “Dev 11” at BUILD conference on September, 14, 2011. The next version of Visual Studio and .NET framework contains many new features and enhancements, making job of .NET developer easy. Over the next few weeks, I am going to write series of posts on some of the new features and enhancements in Visual Studio IDE, C# and .NET Framework 4.5. Getting Started: To begin with, you can download Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: For … Continue reading Visual Studio 11 Dev Preview
/* DISCLAIMER: This blog post is purely based on my personal observation and experience. The views expressed are mine alone */ Whether you call it Technical Lead or Dev Lead or Team Lead or Lead Programmer, this blog post is about the role and some of the characteristics Good Technical Lead must have. A Central Role Trust me, Dear Reader, if you are a technical lead or in a similar role you really have a central and significant position in the overall software development life cycle. Being the owner of the technical solution, your job is to ensure the smooth … Continue reading As A Good Technical Lead
Higher Education Commissions (HEC) and Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) recently organized a 2 day workshop on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for faculty and I was invited as trainer. The overall agenda of the 2 day workshop was to introduce Microsoft’s platform for building Windows client applications. The audience comprises of faculty from University of Karachi, NED UET, IBA, LUMHS etc. However, I consider it as an honor and opportunity for me to interact with the academia and share with them some of the current trends in technology and near future. The best part was that we utilized our lunch and … Continue reading 2 Day Workshop on WPF for Faculty
I have recently returned back from USA after attending Microsoft MVP Summit 2011. The MVP Summit, an event hosted by Microsoft, provides a great platform for Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) to connect with each other and with Microsoft Product Groups. It is always exciting and interesting to attend summit and getting updates on Microsoft Product roadmaps and future improvements. The overall summit lasted for 3 days which I have summarized below. Day 1 – Developer Day The day started with Developer Day kick off session by Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander, where they demonstrated the overall direction and future … Continue reading MVP Summit 2011–Trip Summary
*Excited* – I will be attending “2011 MVP Global Summit” from 28th February till 2nd March at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, USA. “The MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. With a large catalog of deep dive sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.” *Long Flight* – Yes that is pity, the flight duration from Karachi to Seattle is around 20-24 hours 😐 … Continue reading Attending MVP Summit 2011