Http Client Protocol Issues (and other fun stuff I support)

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Remove ‘Server’ and ‘X-Powered-By’ headers from your Azure Mobile Apps

// Knowing the server type and what it is running can be information that an attacker may leverage....

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 10/07/2015

Azure Mobile Services .NET backend - Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly

If you get an error similar to this: Changed service health to 'Critical' (Service is unhealthy....

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 10/10/2014

  Mapping types: Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in the .NET Backend using...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 09/06/2014

Cannot upload xap error: 2004

Just a quicky post… This is only ONE reason you may have gotten this error and I wanted to share...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 07/10/2014

Walkthrough: Attaching an Azure SQL database to your .NET Backend

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 07/09/2014

Always Drop and Create Local Database .NET Backend for Azure Mobile Services

In my early testing I wanted to always seed my Local Database.  By default the db was only...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/05/2014

Creating a WebSite for Polling Live Tiles

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/10/2014

Create a Staging .NET Backend for Testing

Debugging on your Live Service is bad!  For instance if you are breaking in the debugger while...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/09/2014

  Quickstart: Add a mobile service (.NET backend) – covers debugging etc… Use this for...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/09/2014

How to use Fiddler with Windows Azure Mobile Services .NET (Preview) Backend

I was using the Windows Azure Mobile Services .NET (Preview) Backend and wanted to see the HTTPS...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/06/2014

PowerShell Script to backup Windows Azure Mobile Services scripts

Listing for a PowerShell Script to backup Windows Azure Mobile Services scripts and configuration...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 02/25/2014

Setting up Eclipse for Windows Azure Mobile Services Development

There were no detailed instructions for this and I ran into some problems when following our...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 02/18/2014

Quicky Post: Troubleshooting Receiving Push Notifications using Android Eclipse

Preview/Draft Sometimes I like to fire off information without making it pretty in hopes it will...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 02/14/2014

How to: Convert an Image to Grayscale

I ran across an issue where I wanted to convert an Image in a Windows Store app  to grayscale...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 11/25/2013

Problem Signing with SafeNet EV Certificate

I had an interesting case that I want to share in the event anyone else experiences this...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 10/30/2013

How To: Popup a XAML WebView UI async and wait for results

I needed to popup a WebView and wait on an event before continuing.  There really was no...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 10/19/2013

Attaching to a Windows Azure Mobile Services database in ASP.NET

The preferred way to talk to the database you are using for you Windows Azure Mobile Services is...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 08/12/2013

Use PasswordVault to Store Your Tokens–Windows Azure Mobile Services

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/24/2013

Using Parameters with Tables for Different Views – Windows Azure Mobile Services

In my two previous posts I discussed how to move your table filter logic server side, and how to use...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/17/2013

Using Virtual Tables for Different Views – Windows Azure Mobile Services

Building on my last post (Move Your Client Logic to the Server - Windows Azure Mobile Services) I...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/12/2013

Move Your Client Logic to the Server - Windows Azure Mobile Services

The Client Libraries for Windows Azure Mobile Services are powerful and allow you to embed logic...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/12/2013

How to troubleshoot Windows Azure Mobile Services

Undoubtedly when developing application using Windows Azure Mobile Services you will get unexpected...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/31/2013

Use Fiddler to Retrieve Data from your Windows Azure Mobile Service

Fiddler is a powerful tool that can help you isolate problems with your Windows Azure Mobile...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/29/2013

Using an existing Azure SQL table with Windows Azure Mobile Services

You can use an existing Azure SQL table with your Mobile Services by moving the table to the schema...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/24/2013

Upgrading or Adding References to Mobile Services when there are Multiple projects in the Solution

When you have multiple projects in a solution (for example a Phone and Windows Store app) and you...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/07/2013

Hey all… Thanks for attending the Windows Azure Mobile Services Troubleshooting talk! Here are the...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/04/2013

Windows Azure Mobile Services - Accessing a Stored Procedure from a different Schema

I needed to access a stored procedure in the same database but for a different schema and call it...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/02/2013

PhoneGap and Windows Azure Mobile Services error: Login is only supported from http:// and https:// URLs. Please host your page in a web server

Just a quicky! If you are building a PhoneGap app using the preview bits of Windows Azure Mobile...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/17/2013

Configuring Fiddler to be a proxy for Android Emulators in Eclipse

I struggled with getting Fiddler to work with the emulators shipped with Eclipse.  Here is a...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/03/2013

How to: Add a ‘Copy Code’ Link to Your Blog Post and Colored Code Blocks

A nice touch to your blog is to have a link to copy the code you have entered. Another great feature...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/21/2013

Server Script to Insert Table Items in Windows Azure Mobile Services

// I needed a script to load a database with dummy items.  I created a Scheduler script with a...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/20/2013

How To: Decode Event Viewer logs to see What Tile Notification data is

Using Push Notifications for my Windows Store app I needed to debug what message was being received...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/13/2013

How To: Send and Expire a Tile Notification from Mobile Services Server Scripts

We document how to send push notifications using Mobile Services fairly well.  You can use the...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/13/2013

Windows Store Developer Solutions blog!

Hey all! Check out this blog for more Windows Store and Windows Phone developer issues!...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 01/30/2013

ATL Library and Windows Store apps

Just a quick post in case you run up against this issue. You can use a subset of ATL Library code in...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 12/27/2012

Portable Class Library error when building a Windows Phone 8, Windows Store app library

I had a customer issue that I thought I would share in the event you run into this issue (it may...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 12/14/2012

Building Package for the Windows Store–The package contains a Debug framework reference

I was helping a customer with a problem they were encountering when trying to build a package for...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 11/23/2012

Windows 8 Video Driver for Inspiron 1521 - Radeon Xpress 1270

I have an old (circa 2007) Dell Inspirion 1521 laptop and wanted to get a better Video driver...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 08/15/2012

How do I figure out what the hex error codes from WinJS.xhr are?

These codes are hex representations of the underlying WinINet error codes. You can use calc to...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 08/08/2012

Client and Server certificates in Windows Store applications

I answered a couple of certificate questions in the C# Windows Store applications forum that you all...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 07/18/2012

Where is the Windows 8 Product key?

Here! http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/01/2012

How to take a System.Net trace from Windows Store applications (Developer Preview)

In desktop applications and services we frequently take System.Net traces to diagnose issues using...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 12/16/2011

Walkthrough–Creating an IIS server to use with WNS Push Notifications and Windows Store apps (RTM update)

Moved to our new blog here:...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 12/02/2011

Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One Netbook - Screen Resolution etc...

I was anxious to see what real memory usage would look like on my low end netbook. It was better...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 10/15/2011

A simple WildCard mapped ISAPI extension, to remove a header

I needed a simple WildCard Extension to remove a header and could not find one. This needs a little...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/20/2011

You cannot use Geolocation (Geo-location) in an IE 9 WebBrowser control

If you build a WebBrowser control based application you will notice that Geolocation does not work...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 05/09/2011

How To: Set the proxy for the WebBrowser control in .NET

I see some horrible solutions for this out on the web. Most involve setting the proxy for the entire...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/26/2011

Failed to install Visual Studio Update KB2455033

I had trouble installing this update this morning. I found that since I had installed the Windows...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/19/2011

Super secret. How to decode Base64 Basic Authentication!

OK, really not that secret. Basic Authentication headers are pretty simple. When the server returns...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/17/2011

Using a Client certificate when moving from the 2.0 to 4.0 Framework - The request was aborted, cannot create SSL/TLS secure channel

Code that was working on a machine with the 2.0 (3.5) version of the .NET framework all of a sudden...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 03/03/2011

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