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ASPHostDirectory.com SSRS Hosting :: How to- Install or Uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in

clock April 30, 2010 06:14 by author Darwin

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The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies is a Web download that you can install on a server that has an instance of a SharePoint product or technology. It provides a set of features that enable you to run a report server within a larger deployment of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Features include a Report Viewer Web Part, a URL proxy endpoint, and application pages so that you can create, view, and manage reports, report models, and other report server content on a SharePoint site. The Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies is a required component for a report server that runs in SharePoint integrated mode.

Important: A deployment of Reporting Services integrates with a deployment of a SharePoint product or technology at the farm level. If you have multiple SharePoint Web applications in a farm configuration, you must install the Reporting Services Add-in on each computer that has a Web front-end. It is recommended to use the Installation Wizard to install the Reporting Services Add-in on one of the Web front-end computers first. Then use the files-only mode installation to install the add-in sequentially on the other Web front-end computers in the farm. After one files-only installation completes successfully, start the installation on the next Web front-end computer, and so on until you have completed the installation on all Web front-end computers in the SharePoint farm. Then, start Central Administration to configure report server integration for all the Web front-end servers in the SharePoint farm.

Preparing to Install
Installing the Reporting Services Add-in is one of many steps that are necessary for integrating a report server with an instance of a SharePoint product or technology.

To prepare to install the Reporting Services Add-in:

1. Log on as a SharePoint farm administrator to install the Reporting Services Add-in.

2. Verify that you have two server installations - a report server and a SharePoint server - that meet the requirements for integrated operations.

3. Download the Reporting Services Add-in to a server that has an instance of the SharePoint product or technology.
- Go to the SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies page on the Microsoft Download Center.
- Select the language version you want to install. The Report Viewer Web Part (ReportViewer.dwp) will be available only in the language that you choose. The application pages and messages will be available in all supported languages, regardless of the language you select on the Download page.
- In the Files in this Download section, click Download to install the rsSharepoint.msi.

4. If you are integrating Reporting Services with a SharePoint farm that has multiple Web front end applications, copy or download the rsSharepoint.msi to each computer in the farm that has a Web server front-end. Do this only for Web front ends that will be used to access report server content.

How to Install Reporting Services Add-In Using the Installation Wizard
Run rsSharepoint.msi on a computer that has the Web front-end for a deployment of the SharePoint product or technology that you want to configure for report server integration. You can use the Installation Wizard to install the Reporting Services Add-in, or run Setup from the command line and specify command line arguments for a files-only mode installation.

Setup does not configure the server for integration with Reporting Services. You must configure integration after Setup is complete. Setup uses the existing folder structure of the current deployment and creates a new folder for the Reporting Services Add-in application files.

1. Navigate to the folder that contains rsSharePoint.msi.

2. Double-click rsSharePoint.msi to run the Installation Wizard. The wizard displays a Welcome page, the license agreement, and a registration information page.

3. Click Install to run Setup.

4. After Setup is finished, go to Administrator Tools and click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.

5. Click Application Management. You should see a new section named Reporting Services. This section has links to pages used to specify integration settings.

How to Install Reporting Services Add-In Files-Only Mode
You can install the Reporting Services Add-in in files-only mode if you encountered errors during a normal Setup. In files-only mode, Setup will run the Installation Wizard to copy the application files to your computer. After the files are copied, you must run custom actions to complete the installation.

1. Run rsSharePoint.msi SKIPCA=1.

2. Find the rsCustomAction.exe file on the file system. This file is copied to your computer by the Setup program. The file will be located in the %Temp% directory.
To get the path information for this file, click Start, click Run, and then type %temp%. The file should be located in \Documents and Settings\<your name>\LOCALS~1\Temp.

3. Open a command prompt window. To do this, click Start, click Run, and type cmd.

4. Navigate to the folder that contains the rsCustomAction executable.

5. Enter the following command:
rsCustomAction.exe/i

6. After Setup is finished, go to Administrator Tools and click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.

7. Click Application Management. You should see a new section named Reporting Services. This section has links to pages used to specify integration settings.


How to Remove the Reporting Services Add-In
You can uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Technologies by running the Setup program (rsSharepoint.msi)) in uninstall mode. Uninstalling the add-in will remove server integration features that are used to process reports and models on a report server.

To uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in, you must have a Windows SharePoint Services or Office SharePoint Server 2007 installation still running. If you uninstall the SharePoint product or technology first, you must reinstall it to uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in.

1. On the SharePoint site, remove any reports and other report server items that you no longer use. They will not run after the Reporting Services Add-in is removed.

2. In Control Panel, in Add and Remove Programs, select Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies.

Click Remove.

The steps for uninstalling the add-in are the same for both stand-alone servers and server farms. Setup will remove program files and any configuration settings that were added during installation.

Setup will not remove the following:

1. Logins created for the Report Server service account used to access the SharePoint configuration and content databases. You must delete any logins for the Report Server service account from the SQL Server Database Engine instance used to host the SharePoint databases.

2. Permissions or groups that you created for report users. If you created custom permission levels or SharePoint groups to grant access to report server features, you should revoke any permissions that are no longer required.

3. Data files that you uploaded to a SharePoint library, including report definition (.rdl), report model (.smdl), and shared data source (.rsds) files. They are not deleted, but they will no longer run. You must delete the files manually.

4. Setup will not delete the report server database or modify the report server instance that was used for integrated operations. After you uninstall the add-in, consider switching the report server to run in native mode if you want to use the instance as a stand-alone reporting application.

How to Run rsSharePoint.msi form the Command Line
You can run Setup from the command line to repair or uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in.

- Run rsSharePoint.msi -r to repair an existing installation.

- Run rsSharePoint.msi -u to uninstall an existing installation of the Add-in.

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- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
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ASPHostDirectory.com .NET 4 Hosting :: File Uploads in ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RTM

clock April 30, 2010 06:10 by author Darwin

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Before we start off you need to know that in order for a form to post uploaded files you are going to need to add a particular enctype attribute to the form. In order to do this, we need to create a form tag like this:

<% using (Html.BeginForm(“Edit”, “Person”, FormMethod.Post, new { enctype = “mul

Then we just need to add an input of type “file” onto the form along with a submit button. You must be sure to put at “name” attribute on the input. We can also put whatever else we want on the form:

<table>
    <tr>
        <td><input type=”file” id=”picture” name=”picture” /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td><input type=”submit” value=”upload” /></td>
    </tr>
</table>

Then we just need to add an input of type “file” onto the form along with a submit button. You must be sure to put at “name” attribute on the input. We can also put whatever else we want on the form:

[AcceptVerbs(HttpVerbs.Post)]
public ActionResult Edit(HttpPostedFileBase picture)
{
    if (picture !=null)
    {
        picture.SaveAs(“C:\wherever\” + picture.FileName);
    }
}

Pretty easy! Now all that is left is to test it. We are going to use Moq 3, and we just need to mock out the file and pass it into the method:

var personPicture = new Mock<HttpPostedFileBase>();
personPicture.Setup(i => i.FileName) .Returns(“person.jpg”);

var controller = new PersonController();
controller.Edit(personPicture.Object);

personPicture.Verify(p => p.SaveAs(“C:\wherever\person.jpg”);

All we had to do was mock out the image, fake a few properties and then call the method on the controller and then verify that the proper method on the picture was called. Simple as that!

Hopefully you enjoyed this post!!

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ASPHostDirectory.com .NET 4 Hosting :: 5 Ways Social Networking Has Improved in SharePoint 2010

clock April 30, 2010 05:41 by author Darwin

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One of the biggest paradigm shifts in today’s computing environment is the influence of social networking, and how it affects day-to-day business activities. So how will SharePoint 2010 (news, site) get with the times when it comes to social networking?

The same engine that helps you upload and share pictures of your last backyard BBQ is also helping Fortune 500 businesses make billions of dollars through creative marketing campaigns. In fact, the 2010 #1 ranked Fortune 500 company, Walmart, has a Facebook page with nearly 1 million fans and counting! The idea of not being part of a social network like Twitter or Facebook has become much more uncommon than it was in the early days of SharePoint 2007.

MySites in SharePoint 2007 are looking pretty bland these days when compared to modern social networking sites. In each of the sections below I’ll show you what’s new and improved, and it won’t take long to identify Microsoft’s commitment towards the social experience in SharePoint 2010.

1. New and Improved Profile Page
The SharePoint 2010 user profile page is the beneficiary of a lot of great design work by the SharePoint product team. It has also benefited from a lot of useful functionality similar to the features you are used to using on your Facebook and Twitter pages. A lot of these features are self-explanatory, but we’ll mention each one in its own right.

- Overview — This page includes a quick snapshot of your social content. It includes the note board (which functions like a “wall” for various postings), a small colleague web part and another web part showing your commonalities with other users. It also displays basic profile data, your picture and presence information linking back to Office Communicator.
- Organization — This page includes a very slick org chart that is bigger than the smaller version on the overview page. It shows your peers to the right and your superiors above you in a top to bottom hierarchy.
- Content — Includes content like recently touched documents and blog posts.
- Tags and Notes — Not much need for an explanation here. Start tagging and posting notes on other pages and your activity will be seen here.
- Colleagues — A running list of employees in your organization that you consider colleagues. When on another user’s profile page, you can add them as a colleague. You can also see suggested colleagues from your own colleague tab.
- Memberships — This displays the distribution lists and sites that you belong to. Items can be made private if need be.

2. Dynamic activity feed
The activity feed aggregates content you track and content you publish into a dynamic listing much like what you would find on your Facebook news feed. This listing is customizable and the SharePoint team has made this feature highly extensible.

3. Central Picture Library
This is a very interesting and useful addition to SharePoint 2010. Basically they’ve added a better way to manage your users’ profile pictures by utilizing a central repository that can then be pushed out to AD for usage in other applications.

It will automatically resize the image to fit the different specs required for the SharePoint profile page as well as AD and/or other apps that can utilize it. This has generally not been possible without using a 3rd party Windows utility to embed the pictures in AD, so this is a nice shortcut.

4. Knowledge Mining
Although the intricacies of SharePoint 2010 KM are outside the scope of this article, there are some nice changes relating to this topic worth mentioning here. The overview tab on a user’s profile includes an “Ask Me About” web part that helps users in your firm find answers from people with the right answers. Simple but extremely effective.

You’ll also be able to expose your skills and interests for all to see. You can easily pick your skills and interests from available keywords already stored in SharePoint or create new ones that are immediately available in the keyword store. Once added, these terms are displayed on the overview tab, where you can click each one to find other users with similar traits.

5. Tags & Notes
Tags and notes are two features built into the very framework of SharePoint 2010. Microsoft is really driving home their social networking improvements with features like these.

Essentially you have the ability to tag any page with an ‘I like it’ tag that will immediately be added to your public activity feed (unless you made it private). You’ll also be able to make notes on any page that you’ll be able to see on your activity feed as well as the page itself.

This gives every page a note board that works the same way as it does on the profile pages. Users can post notes that will remain visible for the benefit of other users looking for more personalized information about that page.

The Growing Importance of Social in the Enterprise
SharePoint 2010 is right around the corner, and these new features will no doubt factor into your organization’s decision of how to properly implement social networking in the workplace.

Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the recent trends with social networking. Many organizations are changing their culture to support these methods simply because of the power of empowerment. Not unlike the many other improvements Microsoft has made to SharePoint, these new features are sure to please your users.

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ASPHostDirectory.com .NET MVC :: Turn on Compile-time View Checking for ASP.NET MVC Projects in TFS Build 2010

clock April 29, 2010 06:49 by author Darwin

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When you create a View for an ASP.NET MVC web application, you add an .ASPX or .ASCX file that uses the ASP.NET engine to render a combination of mark-up and code. Unfortunately, those Views don’t get compiled until IIS renders them for your web site which means that something as simple as a typo in a namespace could break your site. You could manually visit each and every view to verify that it compiles successfully or you could create automated UI tests that do it for you. Fortunately, there’s an easier way to verify your views at compile-time.

To let you detect these errors at compile time, ASP.NET MVC projects now include an MvcBuildViews property, which is disabled by default. To enable this property, open the project file and set the MvcBuildViews property to true, as shown in this example from the ASP.NET MVC Release Notes:

<PropertyGroup>
  <MvcBuildViews>true</MvcBuildViews>
</PropertyGroup>

Note that enabling this feature will add some overhead to your build process.

Unfortunately, this feature won’t work out of the box with TFS Build 2010 because of the way the post-build processing is done. If you look at the .csproj file for your ASP.NET MVC project, you’ll see an overridden AfterBuild target that invokes the AspNetCompiler task on your web application project’s sources. The problem here is two-fold:

1. The AfterBuild target shouldn’t be overridden directly since that’s reserved for end-user post-build processing.
2. The PhysicalPath attribute passed to the AspNetCompiler task needs to be updated to a value that will work both locally and on the build server.

Fortunately, both of these issues are easily resolved. In the example below, we’ve introduced a new BuildViews target that will only execute if the MvcBuildViews property is set to true. It also takes advantage of a new feature in MSBuild 4.0 that simplifies the task of injecting a custom target into the dependency chain. The AfterTargets attribute tells MSBuild to execute this target after the Build target has finished. For the PhysicalPath attribute on the AspNetCompiler task, we’ve used WebProjectOutputDir which is defined in Microsoft.WebApplication.targets as a location that resolves correctly for builds in both Visual Studio and TFS.

<Target Name=”BuildViews” Condition=”’$(MvcBuildViews)’==’true’” AfterTargets=”Build”>
   <Message Importance=”normal” Text=”Precompiling views” />
   <AspNetComplier VirtualPath=”temp” PhysicalPath=”$(WebProjectOutputDir)” />
</Target>

Note that after adding this custom target at an appropriate location in your web application’s project (.csproj) file (I’d recommend placing it just above the AfterBuild target, you’ll want to comment out the AfterBuild target.

Now, if you have an error in one of your views, it will show up as a compile-time error in Visual Studio and in your TFS builds. If you don’t want to take the performance hit of the additional compilation step, you can conditionally set the MvcBuildViews property to true for a specific configuration only (e.g. Release).

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ASPHostDirectory.com SharePoint Hosting :: How to Open an InfoPath Form and Template that were Moved or Copied

clock April 29, 2010 06:41 by author Darwin

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It's never the first thing that we get asked on an engagement. It's never the burning question in the minds of my customer as they seek out a consultant to help them with SharePoint. However, sooner or later it eventually comes to the topic of navigation. Although the fundamental concepts behind a sensible navigation framework are simple, they are not well understood by developers or designers. This article is designed for both audiences as they seek to make SharePoint usable.

Foolish Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds

Emerson (who said "Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds") is a personal favorite author of mine; however, he didn't have to train hoards of users how to use a new interface. There's definitely something to be said for creating the kind of navigation that users are accustomed to. In the world of the Web that means navigation belongs on the top and on the left.

Nearly every non-marketing Web site will follow a pattern with navigation on the top and on the left-hand side. While what is on the top and left side differs, the fact that these spaces are reserved for navigation normally does not. So if you've got a wild side, or feel like training scores of users, you can move the navigation — otherwise we're more or less stuck with the accepted norm.

Interstate Travel

Navigation can be conceptualized as the roads system that we all use everyday to get from point A to point B. There are different types of roads: winding roads that snake their way through a subdivision, the neat squares of most city streets, and beyond to limited access highways and interstates. Each type of road is different in its scope, its speed, and its purpose.

We use interstates as a mechanism for traveling long distances. In navigation terms, this is the global navigation. Global navigation takes you from one very large area of a site to another, completely different area of the site. This is much like traveling from Indianapolis, Ind., to Columbus, Ohio. The distance is far in relative terms, but because of the interstate (I-70) that connects the two cities, the trip can be made in little more time than people spend commuting to work. Two and a half hours is a bit longer than the average commute, but it's certainly much less time than the distance between the two cities would seem to imply. The cities are 180 miles apart.

In SharePoint terms, the global navigation moves you from one large area of the portal to another large area of the portal. Global navigation on the portal generally goes across the top and includes both a home link and a help link. The other links — the rest of global navigation — will appear, which map to the top levels of the taxonomy you develop. Global navigation generally appears across the top of the Web site.

In larger sites, the global navigation breaks down into smaller, but still somewhat large, sections. This is much like the "loop" interstates that encircle many large cities in the U.S. They are still interstates, still moving you rapidly from one area to another, but they aren't intended to get you quite as far away.

City Streets

As necessary as interstates are to some travel they do not get you everywhere you want to go. While we can get from Indianapolis to Columbus, we cannot get from my home to our client's location. To get to the precise places we need to be, we need to use city streets. City streets connect to the interstates and offer the capability of getting me from my home to the interstate and from the interstate to the client location. City streets aren't as fast as interstates, and they are much more varied, however, they do perform an essential navigation function as they connect the last few miles. In SharePoint, navigating from one site in a hierarchy to another — or more specifically navigating within a site to another page — is the responsibility of site navigation

Site navigation is typically found on the top side of the left column of a Web page. It allows you to get to adjacent sites such as the parent of the current site, the children of the current site and perhaps even siblings. It also allows you to navigate to different sections within the site itself. This allows users to find their way to the specific area in the site that they want to get to.

Site level navigation is the city streets. It still speeds you from one place to another in a relatively structured way. It's also like city streets in that there are many more variations of roads in city streets than there are in interstates. Site navigation will differ not only between organizations but will likely change slightly to accommodate the specific needs of some sites within the organization.

Subdivision Drive

City roads are great for most situations. You can get to most of the population via city streets; however, there are occasions when you need to use the winding roads of a subdivision to get to where you need to go.

In the SharePoint world, this happens when you have an application that you've integrated into SharePoint that needs its own navigation. This navigation is separate from the site navigation and provides more detailed navigation into an area. For instance, navigating to a different view in a list would fit into this category. You've navigated to the list, but you need to further navigate to the correct view.

This kind of navigation isn't needed for every situation, but it's important for special use cases where the site navigation just doesn't get you to the level of detail that you need. The application level navigation is often found below the site navigation, and occasionally above it, in the left bar. This is a further refinement of the closer range navigation.

One important note is that SharePoint itself breaks this model slightly when it provides toolbars over items to edit in a list. Despite the fact that many of the links for the list are in the left navigation bar, a few of the navigational links appear in the search bar ’ creating confusion on where to go to be able to navigate home.

The Impact of Search

The navigational paradigm laid out above is a simple framework for developing the specific navigation that your site needs. It doesn't address the use of specific navigational technologies such as hover (expanding) menus, how to implement tree-views, or other details that are important to how your specific site is implemented. That's because those details are important to the branding of the site but they aren't a critical component of a navigation framework familiar to users of Internet Web sites . However, there is one implementation detail that does have an impact on navigation organization that should be addressed here — that is the impact of search on navigation.

Navigation is about allowing people to get to where they're going quickly. No matter how organized the taxonomy and how efficient the navigational tools, there will always be times when search will be a more efficient mechanism for navigation. From the perspective of navigation, search offers an interesting opportunity. It's like the phone booth from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. You dial up the place you want and a few short moments (or clicks) later you end up there.

Generally, if search is well configured you have the opportunity to get to the item you're looking for in two or three clicks. This is irrespective of where the information is in the organization. However, much like the phone booth, you have to dial the right number — or in this case enter recognizable keywords. If you don't, the place you end up may not be where you want to be.

Users will use search when they don't know where the information that they are looking for is, or if they know a keyword that they can use to find the specific result they are looking for. In other words, they will always use search when they're lost. They may also use search when they know that the link they want will appear high in the search results list. Gone are the "quick codes" from systems of the 80s; instead users use quick keywords to navigate directly to the page they need.

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- FREE domain for Life - ASPHostDirectory gives you your own free domain name for life with our Professional Hosting Plan and 3 free domains with any of Reseller Hosting Plan! There’s no need to panic about renewing your domain as ASPHostDirectory will automatically do this for you to ensure you never lose the all important identity of your site
- 99,9% Uptime Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory promises it’s customers 99.9% network uptime! We are so concerned about uptime that we set up our own company to monitor people’s uptime for them called ASPHostDirectory Uptime
- 24/7-based Support - We never fall asleep and we run a service that is opening 24/7 a year. Even everyone is on holiday during Easter or Christmast/New Year, we are always behind our desk serving our customers
- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
- Money Back Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory offers a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee with all our plans for any cancellations made within the first 30 days of ordering. Our cancellation policy is very simple - if you cancel your account within 30 days of first signing up we will provide you with a full refund
- Experts in Sharepoint Hosting
- Given the scale of our environment, we have recruited and developed some of the best talent in the hosting technology that you are using. Our team is strong because of the experience and talents of the individuals who make up ASPHostDirectory
- Daily Backup Service - We realise that your website is very important to your business and hence, we never ever forget to create a daily backup. Your database and website are backup every night into a permanent remote tape drive to ensure that they are always safe and secure. The backup is always ready and available anytime you need it
- Easy Site Administration - With our powerful control panel, you can always administer most of your site features easily without even needing to contact for our Support Team. Additionally, you can also install more than 100 FREE applications directly via our Control  Panel in 1 minute!

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ASPHostDirectory.com Silverlight Hosting :: RIA at Work - Silverlight 4 Released

clock April 29, 2010 06:37 by author Darwin

This article contains the news about Silverlight 4. If you seek more information about Silverlight 4, you can choose ASPHostDirectory as alternatives. You’ll get the best service at an affordable price. Only with @ 3.99/month, you can directly get the services you want. So, what are you waiting for? Try it!!

Microsoft released Silverlight 4 to the Web today. The latest version comes with updated tooling from Microsoft for Visual Studio 2010, the Silverlight 4 SDK and the release candidate of Expression Blend 4, which supports Silverlight 4.

By now you have heard about the printing, right-mouse click, microphone, new forms controls, enhanced data binding and elevated trust features in Silverlight 4; functionality that opens up new opportunities for building business apps.

What you may not realize is that Silverlight 4 supports extensibility. It ships with a subset of the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4. MEF enables you to customize a Silverlight app or add functionality incrementally even after it has been deployed, to satisfy third-party or customer requests. The framework is designed to support composite apps, but how does that work in a rich Internet application?

The concept of extensible rich Internet apps is appealing because you can start with a small footprint and then have extensions delivered as it's running, instead of having to stop and download again and again, explained Glenn Block, a program manager for the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4, during his session last November on MEF and Silverlight 4 at PDC.Corporate developers extend Office, will Silverlight be next?

Microsoft offers a great rundown of what's new in Silverlight 4 and the downloads for Silverlight 4 for Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4 SDK, WCF RIA Services and the Silverlight Toolkit.

Microsoft developer David Anson, who works on the WPF and Silverlight platforms, announced the release today of an updated version of the Silverlight 4 Toolkit April 2010 on CodePlex.

The toolkit supports VS2010 and offers controls, and source code under the Ms-PL.

As Microsoft rapidly advances its Silverlight everywhere pledge (Windows Phone 7 and Nokia mobile phones, Intel/Broadcom set-top boxes) developers welcome the new Silverlight designer in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET CLR support of the same compiled code for Web and desktop apps.

The cross-platform support isn't on the same trajectory, however. Silverlight rocks on Internet Explorer, Windows and Windows Phone. How important is support and version parity on non-Microsoft platforms?

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We will work tirelessly to provide a refreshing and friendly level of customer service. We believe in creativity, innovation, and a competitive spirit in all that we do. We are sound, honest company who feels that business is more than just the bottom line. We consider every business opportunity a chance to engage and interact with our customers and our community. Neither our clients nor our employees are a commodity. They are part of our family.

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- FREE domain for Life - ASPHostDirectory gives you your own free domain name for life with our Professional Hosting Plan and 3 free domains with any of Reseller Hosting Plan! There’s no need to panic about renewing your domain as ASPHostDirectory will automatically do this for you to ensure you never lose the all important identity of your site
- 99,9% Uptime Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory promises it’s customers 99.9% network uptime! We are so concerned about uptime that we set up our own company to monitor people’s uptime for them called ASPHostDirectory Uptime
- 24/7-based Support - We never fall asleep and we run a service that is opening 24/7 a year. Even everyone is on holiday during Easter or Christmast/New Year, we are always behind our desk serving our customers
- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
- Money Back Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory offers a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee with all our plans for any cancellations made within the first 30 days of ordering. Our cancellation policy is very simple - if you cancel your account within 30 days of first signing up we will provide you with a full refund
- Experts in Silverlight Hosting
- Given the scale of our environment, we have recruited and developed some of the best talent in the hosting technology that you are using. Our team is strong because of the experience and talents of the individuals who make up ASPHostDirectory
- Daily Backup Service - We realise that your website is very important to your business and hence, we never ever forget to create a daily backup. Your database and website are backup every night into a permanent remote tape drive to ensure that they are always safe and secure. The backup is always ready and available anytime you need it
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ASPHostDirectory.com Silverlight Hosting :: Graphics in Silverlight 3

clock April 28, 2010 11:12 by author Darwin

This topic contains information about key features and improvements in Silverlight 3. This topic doesn’t provide comprehensive information about all new features and is subject to change. So, if you seek more information about Silverlight, you can choose ASPHostDirectory as alternatives. You’ll get the best service at an affordable price. Only with @ 3.99/month, you can directly get the services you want. So, what are you waiting for? Try it!!

Retained Mode
A retained mode API enables you to do the following:
- Construct a set of graphics elements
- Change properties of the graphics elements
- Build a graph representing the relationship between those elements
- Manipulate the graph structure

A retained mode graphics API is easier to use than an immediate mode API and enables the underlying system to provide automatic performance optimizations such as drawing incrementally and avoiding the drawing of occluded shapes. Silverlight provides a retained mode system to optimize for ease of use, animating vector graphics content, and for building applications composed of UI controls.

In Silverlight, you can construct the retained mode graph declaratively with a XAML file:

<Canvas xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007">

 

    <!––  triangle ––>

    <Path

        Fill="Green"

        Data="F1 M 128,12L 12,224L 224,224"

    />

 

    <!–– rectangle ––>

    <Rectangle

        Fill="Blue"

        Canvas.Left="96"

        Canvas.Top="160"

        Width="256"

        Height="224"

    />

 

    <!–– circle ––>

    <Ellipse

        Fill="Red"

        Canvas.Left="230"

        Canvas.Top="288"

        Width="200"

        Height="200"

    />

 

</Canvas>


Alternatively, you can construct the retained mode graph with code:

Canvas canvas = new Canvas();

 

//

// Make the triangle

//
 

Path path = new Path();

 

path.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);

 

PathFigure pathFigure = new PathFigure();

 

pathFigure.StartPoint = new Point(128, 12);

 

LineSegment lineSegment1 = new LineSegment();

lineSegment1.Point = new Point(12, 224);

pathFigure.Segments.Add(lineSegment1);

 

LineSegment lineSegment2 = new LineSegment();

lineSegment2.Point = new Point(224, 224);

pathFigure.Segments.Add(lineSegment2);

 

PathGeometry pathGeometry = new PathGeometry();

pathGeometry.Figures = new PathFigureCollection();

 

pathGeometry.Figures.Add(pathFigure);

 

path.Data = pathGeometry;

 

canvas.Children.Add(path);

 

//

// Make the rectangle

//

 

Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle();

 

rectangle.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue);

Canvas.SetLeft(rectangle, 96);

Canvas.SetTop(rectangle, 160);

rectangle.Width = 256;

rectangle.Height = 224;

 

canvas.Children.Add(rectangle);

 

//

// Make the circle

//

Ellipse ellipse = new Ellipse();

 

ellipse.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);

Canvas.SetLeft(ellipse, 230);

Canvas.SetTop(ellipse, 288);

ellipse.Width = 200;

ellipse.Height = 200;

 

canvas.Children.Add(ellipse);

Cross Platform Consistency
An important goal for the Silverlight graphics engine is to enable a developer to write his or her application once and have it run consistently across a variety of operating systems and browsers. Each operating system has a local graphics library. However, these local operating system graphics libraries differ significantly in feature set, performance, and image quality. To ensure cross-platform consistency and performance, Silverlight includes its own rendering engine.

Tools
Silverlight is capable of loading vector and image content from designer tools and integrating with developer written application code. For vector graphics and animation, you can use Expression Design and Expression Blend to generate XAML content for use with the Silverlight runtime. There are also a variety of free XAML exporters available to generate XAML content including an Adobe Illustrator exporter, an XPS print driver, and several others.

Balancing Image Quality and Speed
In addition to displaying static XAML, Silverlight provides real-time animation at 60 frames per second. However, real-time performance is highly dependent on the application content, the specific hardware configuration of the target machine, the resolution of the target display, the operating system, and the hosting Web browser.

When an application does not meet the 60 frame per second goal, the Silverlight team uses the following two options to improve performance:

1. Make optimizations to components in the Silverlight runtime
2. Lower image quality to achieve better speed

Reducing image quality for speed is the most controversial optimization technique. The Silverlight application must look good. However, it is possible to trade off image quality in a manner that is generally acceptable to the end user. For example, vector graphics rendering makes some quality sacrifices but still maintains an acceptable visual bar. On the other hand, end users have a much higher standard for text quality and the Silverlight runtime spends more CPU time rendering text clearly.

The above article contains only brief explanation. If you are interested in Silverlight 3, you can visit ASPHostDirectory site.

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- FREE domain for Life - ASPHostDirectory gives you your own free domain name for life with our Professional Hosting Plan and 3 free domains with any of Reseller Hosting Plan! There’s no need to panic about renewing your domain as ASPHostDirectory will automatically do this for you to ensure you never lose the all important identity of your site
- 99,9% Uptime Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory promises it’s customers 99.9% network uptime! We are so concerned about uptime that we set up our own company to monitor people’s uptime for them called ASPHostDirectory Uptime
- 24/7-based Support - We never fall asleep and we run a service that is opening 24/7 a year. Even everyone is on holiday during Easter or Christmast/New Year, we are always behind our desk serving our customers
- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
- Money Back Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory offers a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee with all our plans for any cancellations made within the first 30 days of ordering. Our cancellation policy is very simple - if you cancel your account within 30 days of first signing up we will provide you with a full refund
- Experts in Silverlight Hosting
- Given the scale of our environment, we have recruited and developed some of the best talent in the hosting technology that you are using. Our team is strong because of the experience and talents of the individuals who make up ASPHostDirectory
- Daily Backup Service - We realise that your website is very important to your business and hence, we never ever forget to create a daily backup. Your database and website are backup every night into a permanent remote tape drive to ensure that they are always safe and secure. The backup is always ready and available anytime you need it
- Easy Site Administration - With our powerful control panel, you can always administer most of your site features easily without even needing to contact for our Support Team. Additionally, you can also install more than 100 FREE applications directly via our Control  Panel in 1 minute!

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ASPHostDirectory.com SSRS Hosting :: Cutting IT Costs with SQL Server 2008

clock April 28, 2010 11:07 by author Darwin

This topic talk about how the SQL Server 2008 help your company in cost saving. But we are describing only a short description about SQL Server 2008. So, if you seek more information about SQL Server 2008, you can choose ASPHostDirectory as alternatives. You’ll get the best service at an affordable price. Only with @ 3.99/month, you can directly get the services you want. So, what are you waiting for? Try it!!

Information management, access, and delivery platforms such as Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 lie at the heart of many organizations' IT infrastructures, and these platforms are available from a number of vendors. But one of the ways in which Microsoft SQL Server 2008 stands out from other vendors' offerings is the sheer number of features the platform includes that enable your organization to cut its IT related costs significantly.

Here are eight ways that SQL Server 2008 can help your organization save money:

1. Reduce your hardware, power and licensing costs though virtualization
Using Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor it's easy to virtualize SQL Server 2008 servers and run multiple SQL Server 2008 virtual machines on a single physical machine. That means less physical hardware needs to be purchased and maintained, you spend less on power and cooling, and you free up valuable data center space. You can also make significant savings on licensing costs too. That's because you need only one Windows license and one SQL Server 2008 license per physical processor running in each host server, regardless of the number of virtual machines that run in them.

2. Cut data and backup storage costs with compression
SQL Server 2008 can save you money on disk hardware, reducing your storage requirements by as much as two-thirds using data compression to compress tables, hardware indexes, and partitions. It can also reduce backup storage requirements (and costs) significantly using backup compression to store backups more efficiently — while actually speeding them up by reducing the number of writes needed to complete them.

3. Slash your administration overheads using automation
Freeing IT staff from routine database maintenance tasks by using automation saves money and enables IT staffers to be redeployed to more productive tasks. The SQL Server Agent service can be set up to execute many scheduled administrative tasks such as index management and back up automatically, notifying you in the event of a problem. Alternatively, you can automate your own complex tasks by using Microsoft's PowerShell command-line shell to write custom management scripts. You can also use SQL Server 2008's Policy-Based Management to implement and maintain policy compliance for all your databases and servers — or bring them into compliance — with a minimum of manual intervention.

4. Reduce purchasing requirements by optimizing hardware with the Resource Governor
Contention between applications for server CPU and memory resources can lead to application performance that is sluggish, or that varies widely at peak usage times — especially on older hardware. The Resource Governor, new to SQL Server 2008, helps solve this problem by enabling you to give priority to your business-critical applications and to limit the resources that other workload groups can be allocated. This helps eliminate runaway queries and ensures that your business-critical applications always offer acceptable performance levels without the need to spend money upgrading your severs.

5. Save money by consolidating your systems
Using SQL Server 2008's multi-database support you can consolidate databases with similar security and compatibility requirements into a single SQL Server 2008 instance, using the Resource Governor to ensure that all your databases run according to your performance requirements. If you have databases with different security or compatibility requirements you can also cut costs using SQL Server 2008's multi-instance support to consolidate up to 50 instances of SQL Server onto a single physical server. In addition to reducing hardware costs you can make significant license cost savings this way because only one SQL Server license is needed for each processor, regardless of how many SQL Server 2008 instances are installed.

6. Reduce lost revenue from downtime thanks to high availability
System downtime means lost revenue for many organizations, and in many cases every second counts. SQL Server 2008 has been developed using a number of technologies that aim to minimize both planned and unplanned stoppages, including rock solid 16-node clustering, database mirroring, peer-to-peer replication, online backup and restore, and support for hot-swapping failing hardware.

7. Enterprise class Business Intelligence (BI) at no extra cost
Good decision making requires access to the right information, and good BI systems rarely come cheap. But SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition saves you unnecessary expenditure because it includes a full BI and integration platform to go with the enterprise-class database system at no extra cost. Using SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Analysis Services, and the database engine it's even possible to build a complete data warehouse solution using the SQL Server 2008 platform.

8. Save on your security infrastructure using the secure SQL Server platform
Protecting your systems and data can be extremely expensive, and the cost of losing your data or having it compromised by malicious intruders can be even higher. SQL Server 2008 has been designed from the ground up to be secure, offering a minimum attack surface to hackers. It also includes built-in support for transparent data encryption (without expensive custom client application development) to help keep your data safe and minimizing the risk of revenue loss or liability costs from compromised data.

SQL Server goes beyond relational data structures, supporting XML, spatial, and unstructured data. That means that if you need to support these kinds of data structures as your organization develops you can do so without any additional outlay. It's an example of how, while SQL Server 2008 can help your business reduce its IT costs immediately, it's also been designed to continue saving you money well into the future as well.

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We will work tirelessly to provide a refreshing and friendly level of customer service. We believe in creativity, innovation, and a competitive spirit in all that we do. We are sound, honest company who feels that business is more than just the bottom line. We consider every business opportunity a chance to engage and interact with our customers and our community. Neither our clients nor our employees are a commodity. They are part of our family.

The followings are the top 10 reasons you should trust your online business and hosting needs to us:

- FREE domain for Life - ASPHostDirectory gives you your own free domain name for life with our Professional Hosting Plan and 3 free domains with any of Reseller Hosting Plan! There’s no need to panic about renewing your domain as ASPHostDirectory will automatically do this for you to ensure you never lose the all important identity of your site
- 99,9% Uptime Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory promises it’s customers 99.9% network uptime! We are so concerned about uptime that we set up our own company to monitor people’s uptime for them called ASPHostDirectory Uptime
- 24/7-based Support - We never fall asleep and we run a service that is opening 24/7 a year. Even everyone is on holiday during Easter or Christmast/New Year, we are always behind our desk serving our customers
- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
- Money Back Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory offers a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee with all our plans for any cancellations made within the first 30 days of ordering. Our cancellation policy is very simple - if you cancel your account within 30 days of first signing up we will provide you with a full refund
- Experts in Reporting Service Hosting
- Given the scale of our environment, we have recruited and developed some of the best talent in the hosting technology that you are using. Our team is strong because of the experience and talents of the individuals who make up ASPHostDirectory
- Daily Backup Service - We realise that your website is very important to your business and hence, we never ever forget to create a daily backup. Your database and website are backup every night into a permanent remote tape drive to ensure that they are always safe and secure. The backup is always ready and available anytime you need it
- Easy Site Administration - With our powerful control panel, you can always administer most of your site features easily without even needing to contact for our Support Team. Additionally, you can also install more than 100 FREE applications directly via our Control  Panel in 1 minute!

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ASPHostDirectory.com ASP.NET 4 Hosting :: Generating Code Using Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

clock April 28, 2010 11:01 by author Darwin

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Microsoft included its T4 generation language in the box in Visual Studio 2008 and added important new features in Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2010 makes generation easier to find and supplies a powerful new feature called preprocessed templates. Code generation lets you automatically create significant portions of your application. It has the potential to decrease bugs and increase your ability to alter code across your application as needs change. Microsoft’s generation language is T4 and it is included in the box starting with Visual Studio 2008. Visual Studio 2010 makes T4 easier to find and supplies a powerful new feature called preprocessed templates. I’ll show you how to use T4 in Studio 2005 and beyond.

Microsoft’s code-generation tool emerged from the DSL Toolkit. DSL stands for Domain Specific Language and code generation transforms information written in a DSL into a .NET language, which creates the run-time artifact for representing the DSL. While I won’t cover DSL in this article, aspects of T4 are easier to understand in connection with this perspective. When you have time to explore it, the DSL Toolkit provides a nice visual DSL, particularly in Visual Studio 2010. Oslo will provide a textual DSL. This article discusses using the T4 generation language outside DSL to generate portions of your applications.

We’ll show the generation language itself, and then return to cover a few approaches to executing templates and which portions of your applications are most likely to benefit from generation.

Starting Out with T4

T4 stands for Text Templating Transformation Toolkit. If you’re running Visual Studio 2005, you’ll need to download and install the DSL Toolkit to have T4 available. If you’re running Visual Studio 2008, T4 is already on your box, although it’s well hidden. Visual Studio 2010 includes T4 in the Add Item dialog. The T4 language is very similar in all of these versions of Visual Studio. T4 is part of Visual Studio, not the .NET Framework because it’s a design-time tool.

Generation is a transformation process. You take some sort of template and some sort of input data and create a new file as output. The input data is called metadata. The output file can be anything-including documentation, configuration, and code files such as C#, Visual Basic .NET, or T-SQL. You can create one or many files depending on the capabilities of your tool. With the default Visual Studio behavior, T4 has limited metadata capabilities and outputs only one file per template.

To create a T4 template in Visual Studio 2005 (after you’ve installed the DSL Toolkit) or 2008, create a text file and save it with a .tt extension in a Visual Basic .NET or a C# project. If you’re working in Visual Studio 2010, select Text Template in the Add Item dialog. Visual Studio provides a default custom tool based on the file extension.

To create your first template, type the following into the editor window:

<#@ template debug=”true” #>
//Hello World

When you save, you’ll find a dependent file created with a .cs extension. The dependent file appears as a child node to your template file. If you can’t see the dependent file after saving, select “Show All Files” at the top of Solution Explorer. You can also right-click and explicitly run the custom tool. The dependent file created from the template above contains the single Hello World comment.

If you’re using Visual Basic .NET, you’ll need to specify the output extension, change the comment character, and then select “Show All Files” in Solution Explorer to find the dependent file:

<#@ template hostspecific=”true” #>
<#@ output extension=”.vb” #>
’Hello World

All current versions of Visual Studio offer only a “Notepad” editing experience for T4-no code coloration and no IntelliSense. In Visual Studio 2010, you can download the Tangible T4 Editor from Tangible Engineering. In earlier versions, you can download the Visual T4 Editor (professional or community edition) from Clarius Consulting. Thanks to both companies for offering free versions to get you started.

All code-generation templates interleave code that represents the logic of the template with the output code. Good editor support is essential to distinguish these two types of code, especially in the common case where both languages are the same.

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clock April 27, 2010 07:22 by author Darwin

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Installing a new instance of SQL Server at the command prompt enables you to specify the features to install and how they should be configured. You can also specify silent, basic, or full interaction with the Setup user interface.

Note: When installing through the command prompt, SQL Server supports full quiet mode by using the /Q parameter or Quiet Simple mode by using the /QS parameter. The /QS switch only shows progress, does not accept any input, and displays no error messages if encountered. The /QS parameter is only supported when /Action=install is specified.

Command prompt installation is supported in the following scenarios:
- Installing, upgrading, or removing an instance and shared components of SQL Server 2008 on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified at the command prompt.

- Installing, upgrading, or removing a failover cluster instance.

- Upgrading from one SQL Server 2008 edition to another edition of SQL Server 2008.

- Installing an instance of SQL Server 2008 on a local computer by using syntax and parameters specified in a configuration file. You can use this method to copy an installation configuration to multiple computers, or to install multiple nodes of a failover cluster installation.

When you install SQL Server at the command prompt, specify Setup parameters for your installation at the command prompt as part of your installation syntax.

Note: For local installations, you must run Setup as an administrator. If you install SQL Server from a remote share, you must use a domain account that has read and execute permissions on the remote share. For failover cluster installations, you must be a local administrator with permissions to login as a service, and to act as part of the operating system on all failover cluster nodes.

Proper Use of Setup Parameters

Use the following guidelines to develop installation commands that have correct syntax:
- /PARAMETER
- /PARAMETER=true/false
- /PARAMETER=1/0 for Boolean types
- /PARAMETER="value" for all single-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space
- /PARAMETER="value1" "value2" "value3" for all multiple-value parameters. Using double quotation marks is recommended, but required if the value contains a space

Exceptions:
- /FEATURES, which is a multivalued parameter, but its format is /FEATURES=AS,RS,IS without a space, comma-delimited

Note the use of escaping characters
- /INSTANCEDIR=c:\PathName is supported.
- /INSTANCEDIR=c:\PathName\ is supported
- /INSTANCEDIR="c:\PathName\\" is supported.
- /INSTANCEDIR="c:\PathName\" is not supported.

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- 24/7-based Support - We never fall asleep and we run a service that is opening 24/7 a year. Even everyone is on holiday during Easter or Christmast/New Year, we are always behind our desk serving our customers
- Customer Tailored Support - if you compare our hosting plans to others you will see that we are offering a much better deal in every aspect; performance, disk quotas, bandwidth allocation, databases, security, control panel features, e-mail services, real-time stats, and service
- Money Back Guarantee - ASPHostDirectory offers a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee with all our plans for any cancellations made within the first 30 days of ordering. Our cancellation policy is very simple - if you cancel your account within 30 days of first signing up we will provide you with a full refund
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