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  • September 24
    SharePoint 2010 Scrolling error in Safari
    ​As we continue to get more Mac and Safari browser users, we've run across a scrolling problem in Safari that we used the following blog post to resolve: Yes, this is one of ‘those’ posts, about how to fix/workaround the issue of SharePoint having the Body set to scroll=”no” causing issues with scrolling. As a recap for those unfamil...
  • September 17
    Simplify Asynchronous Calls in .NET
    ​Since .Net 4.5, the async/await pattern has been a great tool to simplify asynchronous calls.  However, in WPF I frequently need to make async calls from a non-async function or event.  Often, this happens because I'm overriding a virtual function in an inherited class of a framework I'm using and that function is synchronous.  To ...
  • September 08
    Versioning Your Angular Application with Gulp
    ​A current AngularJS application I am working on has a requirement to show the application version number on the login page.  I wanted to find a solution that would both update the version number automatically and also store the version number in a way that the Angular application could reference to display on the UI.  Since we are alre...
  • August 26
    Working with git - The git-bisect Command
    ​git-bisect is very cool.   If you have ever had a situation where a commit was made that had a bug - but you are not sure which commit it is - then git bisect is the tool you need.  To use git-bisect, you need to know a good commit and a bad commit.  It does not matter how recent the good commit is - as long as it is free of t...
  • September 03
    Spacial Data in SQL Server
    ​It’s not very often which you deal with spacial data in SQL. In fact, I find it to be a very rare occurrence, but when it does happen, it’s nice to know that there are two libraries for it. geometry which is for Euclidean Geometry, and geography which uses lat/long, and takes into account the curvature of the ea...
  • August 21
    HostId is not registered SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service
    ​When configuring the User Profile Service for a client I was unable to the start the User Profile Synchronization Service on the application server.  The service would stay in the “Starting” state for 10 minutes and eventually return to a “Stopped” state.  Being that I have done this configuration 1,000 plus times (wish I was exaggerati...
  • August 14
    Working with git - Ignoring Merge Conflicts For a File
    ​An issue I had to solve recently with git was how to ignore merge-conflicts for a single file in a repository.  The application is an AngularJS application, and as is common with a Single Page Application (SPA) there is a single index.html file that is the starting point of the app.  As part of the client-side build tooling, we are...
  • August 07
    Microsoft Exchange Cutover Migration Domain Issue
    ​We recently performed a mock cutover migration for a client from Exchange 2007 to Exchange Online and ran across a very odd issue.  Following the guidelines regarding cutover migrations on TechNet we had configured OWA and verified remote connectivity. When we went to verify the domain it let the client go through the process annotated in th...
  • July 30
    Developer Challenge 2015!
    ​It's almost August, but summer is far from over... What better way to head into the home stretch than with a cool new gadget? You've got a chance to win one of the great prizes above, plus  a bunch more by playing the IBS Developer Challenge! We put together five puzzles designed to test your skills and technical knowhow. Do you have what it...
  • July 22
    Compatibility Switches
    ​ In the new version of .NET (version 4.6), Microsoft came out withAppContext. This little class has two methods: SetSwitch andTryGetSwitch.   The idea behind these two methods is to allow op-out functionality of new features. If for example, you want to change the format of the logs your library creates. You can have a switch ...
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