Deviations

Help InfoPath forms and MOSS 2007 get along…

Have i talked you about real life stories J… well here is another one. This time is about MOSS 2007...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/30/2010

Reflections on troubleshooting

I spend most of my work time troubleshooting or managing the process of troubleshooting technical...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/24/2010

"The action could not be completed. Try again.” How many times before calling it a day?

The end-user just called you and stated that no matter how many times he keeps trying, the result is...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/23/2010

How to use Fiddler and HTTP replay to have an offline copy of your site

Very often, I’m asked to troubleshoot some client-side issue regarding web applications. Because,...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/22/2010

Quick Tips: using debugger scripts to your advantage - .shell

Hi, After debugging for quite some time, and looking almost every day at memory dumps you start to...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/16/2010

Don´t recommend a backup restore to anyone after 3 days…

Hi folks, here it is, another real life story…  A while ago when I arrived to a customer site,...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/16/2010

Quick tips: Is there any exception out there ?

Hello, Let me start by clarifying that this only applies to x86. The reason for this is that on x86...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/14/2010

Silverlight Splash Screen In Action

No, this is not “just another” article about implementing Splash Screens in Silverlight...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/10/2010

Quick tips: Getting detailed info on modules and setting breakpoints on .net

Hello, Sometimes i have to do live debugging in order to understand what’s going on inside a...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/08/2010

Quick tips: Kernel Dumps, Blue Screens and !Analyze -v

Hello, This time I’m going to address something that most times is somewhat straight forward...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/07/2010

Quick tips: How to easily identify a thread in a thread object

Hello, It´s been a while since my last post. I´ve decided to start a new topic regarding...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/04/2010

Debugging kernel objects using windbg & kd

One of the most common issues I deal with are related to blocking. Some of this are pretty straight...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/03/2010

Windows 7 Excel 2007 and connecting to SQL Server Analysis Services

The problem A customer of mine has recently had a problem on one of the first Windows 7 machines he...

Author: ptadcs Date: 12/17/2009

Designing for Resilience in n-Tier applications (part 1)

The n-Tier headache The huge growth of the Multitier application architectures has drastically...

Author: ptadcs Date: 12/15/2009

Air Draw

One of the long waited features of Silverlight was Web Camera and Microphone support. This feature...

Author: ptadcs Date: 12/04/2009

My First Silverlight Behavior

Blend/Silverlight 3 introduces a new powerful feature – Behaviors. Behaviors allow designers to take...

Author: ptadcs Date: 06/06/2009

The marvellous SPList.RenderAsHtml

One of these days a customer asked me if there was an easy way to build a Web Part that would be...

Author: ptadcs Date: 05/25/2009

Object variable or With block variable not set: how to eradicate these tongue-twisters haunting from the past

In a perfect world, computer applications would be syntactically and semantically correct and...

Author: ptadcs Date: 05/19/2009

How to Enable IE 8 Compatibility View for your whole Web site or for specific Web site directories

With the release of Internet Explorer 8, many customer sites suddenly had rendering errors and...

Author: ptadcs Date: 05/07/2009

Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Revisited (Part III)

On my previous post I wrote about the complexity of implementing perspective projections with...

Author: ptadcs Date: 04/24/2009

Reusing web user controls

“Why”? With this post I want to demonstrate how to reuse Web User Controls in multiple web projects...

Author: ptadcs Date: 04/13/2009

Rui Veloso

Name:Rui Pedro Henriques Veloso Skills: .NET Development Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 Microsoft...

Author: ptadcs Date: 04/06/2009

HTTP Error 401.5 – Unauthorized: a very plausible scenario

Recently, my customer started complaining that an externally-facing web site was not working...

Author: ptadcs Date: 04/01/2009

Where can the new Ignoreisactive Parameter for the STSADM Sync Operation be used?

After the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server build 12.0.6314.5000, the stsadm Sync operation...

Author: ptadcs Date: 03/25/2009

Authorization Manager … Why not?

One of this days, when I was just talking with some of my colleagues we start wandering about...

Author: ptadcs Date: 03/25/2009

Under the hood with live debugging

Often, i get the question on how to see what the framework is doing, how to set breakpoints, do live...

Author: ptadcs Date: 03/18/2009

Yet another Death by the ViewState – Part II

It´s been a while since my post on ViewState. This is just a update about the article i mention that...

Author: ptadcs Date: 03/18/2009

Silverlight Concepts Samples

Yesterday I made a presentation entitled “Best Practices in Silverlight 2 (Intro)” where...

Author: ptadcs Date: 02/19/2009

Adapting SQLDiag to your needs

Often times, our team is confronted with SQL Server performance issues and in most of those times,...

Author: ptadcs Date: 01/20/2009

Making Dependency Injection your friend

Imagine…You are happily in the final steps of your project, and suddenly the client “decides” that...

Author: ptadcs Date: 01/14/2009

Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Part II

In my last post I talked about the difficulty of implementing a “vanishing point” perspective effect...

Author: ptadcs Date: 12/27/2008

A Simply but Great Visual Network Tool to Improve Web Site Performance and Best Practices

A few days ago, I needed to analyze and profile a start page of a web site. My main concern was...

Author: ptadcs Date: 12/17/2008

Event Handlers returning Values

By default most event handlers return void, however, it is possible for handlers to return values....

Author: ptadcs Date: 11/27/2008

Silverlight and "Cover Flow" – Part I

The "Cover Flow" graphical user interface gained high popularity since iTunes adopted it in 2006....

Author: ptadcs Date: 11/27/2008

Solving the Morris Puzzle with F#

It’s been 11 years since I attended a class which presented both the functional and logic...

Author: ptadcs Date: 11/24/2008

What if you don’t want your workflows to just handle the exception and move on?

Workflows are very cool! You can just drag some activities onto your IDE, rearrange them as needed...

Author: ptadcs Date: 11/19/2008

How to rename AD Group Name in Site Collection

If you have ever tried to change an AD Group Name, you would have seen that the old name will still...

Author: ptadcs Date: 11/12/2008

How to Apply Changes Made to a Detached Object without passing it or retrieving it in .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Entity Framework

If you are using .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Entity Framework inside a Web Service the solution...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/21/2008

PAL - Performance Analysis of Logs

Keeping track of your infrastructure’s health can easily become a big challenge. More and more...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/17/2008

Yet another Death by the ViewState

Yesterday I ran into an issue where the users were complaining about the application being very slow...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/16/2008

Ricardo Henriques

Name: Ricardo Luís Ferreira Henriques Skills: .NET Development Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/15/2008

Get Internet Explorer and Google Desktop divorced and they will live happily ever after

Every once in a while, you get these annoying application crashes for which you do not seem to find...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/12/2008

Can a SharePoint Implementation be Out of Control or Chaotic?

Many articles and many people that implement large applications on Sharepoint 2007 sometimes have a...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/12/2008

Debug Jscript with Internet Explorer 8

As a developer a big pain was (after reading this it will be no more J) troubleshooting JavaScript...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/09/2008

Silverlight 2 Page Turn

Do you remember Silverlight 1.0 Page Turn Sample? I Do. It was probably the first Silverlight...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/06/2008

Are you a terminating process? Then please pay the toll…

Recently, I had the chance to participate in a performance review of a Line of Business application...

Author: ptadcs Date: 10/05/2008

Bruno Aleixo

Name: Bruno Aleixo Skills: Windbg .NET Dev CMS MOSS Biztalk CRM IIS SQL Certifications: MCAD IPMA -...

Author: ptadcs Date: 07/23/2008

Nuno Silva

Name: Nuno Silva Skills: .NET Development Microsoft Commerce Server Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0...

Author: ptadcs Date: 07/23/2008

Alexandre Baptista

Name: Alexandre Gomes Baptista Skills: NET Development Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 Microsoft...

Author: ptadcs Date: 07/20/2008

Nuno Nunes

Name: Nuno Miguel Nunes Skills: .NET Development Microsoft Commerce Server 2002, 2007 Windows...

Author: ptadcs Date: 07/18/2008

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