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Now Available: Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. The KB...

Author: mehndi Date: 01/24/2017

Now Available: Update Rollup 11 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Update Rollup 12 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. The...

Author: mehndi Date: 01/24/2017

System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

Demo: Deploy Network Controller: In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service...

Author: mehndi Date: 01/20/2017

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) offline bulk scan process

The MBSA tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft.com website.  The current address for...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/15/2013

My sail as a Project Manager

Captain of the Ship is what a Project Manager is referred toand yes I have been captaining various...

Author: mehndi Date: 08/27/2012

BizTalk Server Roadmap

The next release of BizTalk Server will be BizTalk Server 2010 R2, which will focus on three primary...

Author: mehndi Date: 06/16/2012

BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration : Executing EDI Party Migration Tool

Follow the steps below to execute EDI Party Migration Tool in case you are not running the tool from...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/25/2012

BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration: All about Legacy SQL Adapter and migrating it to WCF SQL Adapter

These steps needs to be performed once you have successfully migrated BizTalk 2006 solution to...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/25/2012

BTS: BizTalk 2006 to BizTalk 2010 migration: An alternate for Xml UpdateGrams

ADO.NET Entity Framework – Overview The ADO.NET Entity Framework enables developers to create...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/25/2012

TFS: Sync Microsoft Project Plan with Visual Studio TFS tasks – Step by Step Guide

  1. Install Visual Studio Team Explorer...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/23/2012

TFS: Restrict users to Source Control and Deny access on Work Items, Build, Test

You can use Visual Studio follow the steps below to create a new group that only allows user to use...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/23/2012

My way of using technology, hubs of USB–the way to go :).

Author: mehndi Date: 03/15/2011

What does a Team expect from a Project Manager?

Open Communication Transparency Empathy Should be part of team activities Represent true status in...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/26/2010

WCF Oracle Adapter for BizTalk Server 2009

Installation Steps: 1. BizTalk Server 2009 x64 is installed and configured properly. 2. Install WCF...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/21/2010

Retrieving the Time scaled data from MS Project (mpp)

The TimeScaleValue method is very sensitive to multiple access without garbage clean up.  Note:...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/19/2010

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Diagnostics.STrace, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Another error on executing SQL Server 2008 Management Studio and just trying to connect to Database...

Author: mehndi Date: 08/14/2009

Fixing BizTalk ENTSSO Failure on Windows 7, Vista or Server 2008 after VS 2010 Beta Installation

I've been running BizTalk 2009 on my Windows 7 machine, and after installing VS 2010 beta 2, the...

Author: mehndi Date: 08/14/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Configuring Message Properties in BizTalk Server for sending data to Microsoft Dynamics AX

The configuration that needs to be performed on BizTalk Server Message properties in order to send...

Author: mehndi Date: 06/30/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Part 4.2 - Error Identification at Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX Queue Manager The Queue Manager is internal queue maintained in Microsoft Dynamics AX....

Author: mehndi Date: 06/30/2009

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) - Transport, Message Security and Mutual Authentication using Certificates

At a high level the steps required to use self signed certificates for Transport & Message...

Author: mehndi Date: 05/06/2009

BizTalk and Dynamics CRM Integration

Here are a great series of articles on integrating BizTalk Server with Dynamics CRM: 1. Using...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/04/2009

WCF Champ Web Campaign

The schedule: 1. April 2nd, 2009 9:00 PM EST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXQtZsC0JZ4 2. April...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/04/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Part 4.1 - Error Handling with BizTalk Administration

Categories of Exceptions related to BizTalk / Dynamics AX Interfaces 1. When error Event Source:...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/01/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Part 3 - Receive Data from Dynamics AX in BizTalk

Microsoft Dynamics AX adapter pulls the data available in the Dynamics AX Queue and publishes it...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/01/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Part 2 - Send Data from BizTalk to Dynamics AX

The following configuration needs to be performed in BizTalk Send Port which would send the data...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/01/2009

Remote Debugging basics

Here is the article that explains the basics for remote debugging in details: “Remote debugging with...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/01/2009

32 bit vs 64 bit

Check out the the article: “How 64-bit version of Windows differs architecturally from 32-bit...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/01/2009

Conceptual Diagram of Dynamics AX and BizTalk Integration

  Courtesy – Ashish Shukla

Author: mehndi Date: 01/28/2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration - Part 1 - Configuring Microsoft Dynamics AX – Application Integration Framework (AIF) for Integration with BizTalk

This is the first part of the four part series where I would be sharing what all needs to be...

Author: mehndi Date: 01/20/2009

Enabling SQL Dependency in SQL Server Database

This script would help you to enable the SQL Dependency on SQL Server Database. You simply needs to...

Author: mehndi Date: 08/28/2008

BizTalk Best Practice Analyzer v1.1 Released!!!!

The BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer performs configuration-level verification by reading...

Author: mehndi Date: 04/13/2008

Receiving large amount of data using WCF

A scenario where WCF services were hosted to get large amount of data from another ASMX Service. The...

Author: mehndi Date: 03/27/2008

Create Table without using mouse and menus

Do you know its possible create Table without using mouse and menus in MS word and Outlook. Here its...

Author: mehndi Date: 03/25/2008

BizTalk Server Operations Guide released!

I wanted to let everyone know that the BizTalk Operations Guide has been released. The guide can be...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/19/2008

Using BizTalk Oracle Adapter - NativeSQL

Steps to run a sample scenario which retrieves data from the Oracle DB 1. System DSN - ODBC - keep...

Author: mehndi Date: 11/28/2007

How to image your PC and apply the image!!!

ImageX Procedures The tool used to create and apply these images is ImageX—which is included in the...

Author: mehndi Date: 11/14/2007

Create a good Threat Model in 10 minutes

This is an excellent blog entry by Threat Modeling Team addresses how to create an effective Threat...

Author: mehndi Date: 09/20/2007

Tips for anger management

Anger is a normal reaction to any situation or person that we perceive as frustrating or threatening...

Author: mehndi Date: 09/14/2007

Don’t trust developers with project management - A good debatable blog entry by Udi Dahan - The Software Simplist

What with all the warm and fuzzy feelings around trusting developers (here, here, and here) I just...

Author: mehndi Date: 09/14/2007

Using Visual Studio Intellisense to Edit WCF Configuration files.

Please check out the blog entry by govind:...

Author: mehndi Date: 03/29/2007

How can I see IL code when debugging managed code?

The solution for VS 2005 In VS2005 -> Tools menu -> Debugging -> General -> uncheck...

Author: mehndi Date: 03/26/2007

Static and Instance methods

“Given the internal implementation, you perhaps save a few IL operations if you have static methods....

Author: mehndi Date: 03/26/2007

Use of IDisposable interface

  1. If a class implements IDisposable, its Dispose method releases resources that are expensive or...

Author: mehndi Date: 03/26/2007

Authorization using AZMAN

Authorization needs to be done in most of the ASP.NET applications. There are many ways to do...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/19/2007

Clearing Session variables effectively

Session clearing pattern for ASP.NET applications: Almost all ASP.NET application use sessions and...

Author: mehndi Date: 02/17/2007

AzMan Store Import / Export

Please find attached a simple and great tool for exporting AZMAN XML to AZMAN ADAM and vice-versa....

Author: mehndi Date: 12/01/2006

Permissions for accessing ADAM (Active Directory for Application Mode)

To enable application to access the ADAM partitions, we need to do the following permissions using...

Author: mehndi Date: 12/01/2006

NTLM vs KERBEROS - Windows Communication Foundation

To understand the windows authentication mechanism better please refer:...

Author: mehndi Date: 11/10/2006

A cool tool for testing Web Services

Download Web Service Studio

Author: mehndi Date: 10/05/2006

WSE 3.0 Resources

  1. First go to the WSE Home Page here Download the WSE 3.0 SDK and read the documentation...

Author: mehndi Date: 09/21/2006

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