January 2011 - Posts

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Applying Quotas Across all My Sites by Bil Simser

Just a quick snippet this morning. If you need to apply a new quota template to all users My Sites here's a quick script to do it. Changing an existing quota is fine but if you're migrating users from another system or you just want to up everyone's storage...
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Imperative vs. LINQ Performance on WP7 by Bil Simser

Jesse Liberty had a nice post presenting the concepts around imperative, LINQ and fluent programming to populate a listbox. Check out the post as it’s a great example of some foundational things every .NET programmer should know. I was more interested...
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Generic Pop and Push for List<T> by Bil Simser

Here's a little snippet I use to extend a generic List class to have similar capabilites to the Stack class. The Stack<T> class is great but it lives in its own world under System.Object. Wouldn't it be nice to have a List<T> that could do...
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WP7 “Phantom Data” Source Possibly Revealed? by Bil Simser

Recently there’s been rumours floating around regarding “phantom” Windows Phone 7 data being magically sent and received on the latest WP7 phones. The news has mostly been floating around twitter so I didn’t pay it much attention. The BBC Technology News...
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Do’s and Don’ts Building SharePoint Applications by Bil Simser

SharePoint is a great platform for building quick LOB applications. Simple things from employee time trackers to server and software inventory to full blown Help Desks can be crafted up using SharePoint from just customizing Lists. No programming necessary...
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500 Metro Style WP7 Icons by Bil Simser

I was inspired by The Noun Project , a project that offers up “Metro-style” icons in SVG format. The project is licensed under a public domain license and while it’s a great project, all of the content is in SVG format. Jon Galloway has a great post ...
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