Random thoughts of a dev

Running a Scheduled Task after another

Within the Windows Task Scheduler it is possible to fire off processes based on a lot of different...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 10/25/2011

Simple grep in .net

I have been meaning to write a simple grep program which looks through the incoming pipe for a regex...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 06/15/2011

Making a healthy application with HealthVault

I have done some projects in the past utilizing Microsoft HealthVault (http://healthvault.co.uk/),...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/15/2011

The Cool Wall is Back

For those of you who are fans of the BBC show Top Gear, you may remember the Cool Wall, and now you...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 09/21/2010

Security Best Practices in Azure

Recently the Azure and security community published the “Security Best Practices for Developing...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 06/17/2010

Lambdas and anonymous delegates for Debugging

I was posed the problem a few weeks ago that someone has a coding project where the execution engine...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/17/2010

Eye On Earth on BBC News

A couple of announcements to be made, Firstly: BBC news has written an article on Eye On Earth, my...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/05/2010

Using WCF Tester with Azure

If you’ve tried to use the wcf testing tool wcftestclient.exe (\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/25/2010

Entity Framework 4.0

With .net 4.0 comes Entity Framework 4.0 which will help with data access and rapid development of...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/19/2010

Code Contracts with .Net 4.0

I don’t know how many times I have seen a method which I have been trying to debug with a whole...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/12/2010

Dynamic XML Reader with C# and .Net 4.0

Last week I was at a brilliant .net 4.0 training session lead by Richard Blewett of Developmentor...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 12/14/2009

Add Eye On Earth to your site

If you have an environmental site, or would like to embed Eye On Earth to your site this can be done...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 11/30/2009

Add SSL Security to your Azure Webrole

As the new Azure toolkit allows upload of certificates to be associated with the roles, and multiple...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 11/24/2009

Eye On Earth Launch

Last week during PDC the press release went out launching our project Eye On Earth (AirWatch)....

Author: DaveT2 Date: 11/23/2009

Differences in Azure November 2009 SDK

I have been playing around with the new SDK and VS Tools for Azure when I have had time and have...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 11/16/2009

Installing Azure SDK and Tools November 2009

It seems a long time since I last blogged as I have been on a long azure project which is launching...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 11/15/2009

Updating the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Hi all, I know I haven’t posted for quite a while now, though I have been on a cool project doing...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 06/18/2009

Useful Code Snippet for finding columns in Excel

Hi all, I have been working on a project for a while now and needed a quick converter between an...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 03/20/2009

Map your devices with Live Framework

I’m glad to see that this blog is getting quite popular, so I’m going to keep the same strain for...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/10/2009

Share your Mesh data with Contacts

Now to one of the most powerful items in the Mesh: ability to share the data between anyone with a...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/06/2009

Media in the mesh

Hello again, last time I covered how to create and view Data Entries within DataFeeds and also said...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 02/06/2009

Further into the Live Framework – Data Entries

Well on Monday I blogged about getting started with some of the Live Framework Resource Model within...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/30/2009

Introduction to the Live Framework

Technorati Tags: Mesh,Live Framework So I have just come off of a project and I’ve got some bench...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/26/2009

Windows 7 Beta

Hi all, Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I have been experiencing some alias issues, but it’s...

Author: DaveT2 Date: 01/15/2009

In Training

Well, this week I have been in training (Guerilla .NET), and next week I will be doing some grad...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/28/2008

Coming to the Surface

In my last blog entry I posted a link to the Surface Session in PDC :...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/11/2008

Back in black, well Reading anyway

So I've just come back from Seattle for MSSU, and unfortunately missed PDC :(, however the few...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/06/2008