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Office 365 Migration – Lync Credentials are required

By Jason Taylor


After a recent customer migration to Office 365 we encountered a rather obscure and difficult problem to overcome regarding Lync only (everything else went smooth).

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Migrating Exchange to Office 365 Tips

By Jason Taylor


During our company wide adoption to Office 365 we ran into a snag and although it was simple to overcome once we discovered the right steps, it was a challenge at the time. To help others with their migration from Exchange to Office 365 we have put together a few tips.

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Making the decision between LLBLGen 3.0 and Entity Framework 4.0

By Gama Martinez


Torn between LLBLGen 3.0 and Entity Framework 4.0? Let Gama make the decision for you.

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Implementing the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Solution (Consolidated Server Platform) 3.5 on Windows Server 2003 R2.

By Jason Taylor


Guidance on planning for and implementing the Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Solution 3.5 (Consolidated Server Platform)

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DDE - Combining Windows 3.11 functionality with Windows 7 platforms

By Jason Taylor


Once upon a time I was a Visual Studio 6.0 developer, and thankfully it was a long time ago. Before last week I thought most of my day to day toolset experience from that era was left in the past where it belonged. Nonetheless I found myself adding DDE inter-process communication support to an ActiveX control written in .NET and C# last week. This means marrying Windows 3.11 era functionality with Windows 7 platforms. I doubt most developers will ever need to climb this mountain and I would not be surprised to find out I was the last man on earth. Just in case DDE lives on until the next decade though, I present you this chronicling of our experience.

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Custom Software Design - Why it's so important to write a well documented software design

By Jason Taylor


Jason discusses the importance of investing in a well documented custom software design prior to the development phase of a software development project.

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Overcoming HMC 3.5 Provisioning bugs related to Mailstore size allocation

By Jason Taylor


How to overcome a bug in HMC 3.5 which prevents allocating more space on Business Mailstore1 when an organization has Exchange Mailboxes on both Mailstores.

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Using LLBLGen Pro ORM, Nullable DateTime and NullableDateTimePicker

By Sonny Wilson


Here are a couple of examples of how to retrieve and update a nullable db column of datetime datatype using LLBLGen Pro and present the editable/nullable value within a NullableDateTimePicker object.

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LLBLGenPro - How to Update and set a NULL value

By Sonny Wilson


To set a null value, instead of using Entity.Column = value, use Entity.SetNewFieldValue(ColumnName, null) method.

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Controlling default counter behavior in Hosted Exchange public folders

By Jason Taylor


Jason explores the difficulty in controlling “total number of unread items” vs. “total number of items” counter settings in hosted exchange public folders.

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How to get around Internet Explorer's Flash restrictions.

By Sonny Wilson


With the release of Microsoft's ActiveX Security Update, websites containing Flash objects have been bombarded with the annoying message "Click to activate and use this control". In this article, I talk about how to remove this annoying popup message. Also, I talk about the challenges that I faced when implementing the fix on DotNetNuke websites.

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Overcoming MailEnable Webmail and DotNetNuke incompatibilities

By Jason Taylor


Jason launches a new DotNetNuke 3.02.02 site only to find MailEnable Webmail (enterprise 2.11) is no longer working, and then comes up with a solution.

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Migrating a DotNetNuke production instance back to development.

By Sonny Wilson


Suppose you need to make some DNN core changes to a DNN instance that is already in production. Because the changes will be affecting the server-side code, you must migrate the DNN production instance back to your development environment where you will be able to re-compile the project after you have implemented the code changes.

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