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Using Project Files in .NET Core Projects

October 24, 2016

Before .NET core, project files are made up of complex XML which is automatically generated using Visual Studio. Individual files were listed, including build steps for each file. This was arduous and required Visual Studio to keep files up to date. MS Build natively support these files, but other build engines and services didn’t always provide support.

.NET, Visual Studio

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Improve your Twitter links using Cards

October 18, 2016

Twitter is a great way to promote blog articles to your followers. This article explains how to make your tweets look more appealing using an image and description metadata. Cards are not new to Twitter, however it took me a while to find the right links, and to get it up and running.


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Allow Authentication Forwarding When Using SharePoint WebDAV with FQDN

August 24, 2012

A common scenario for using WebDAV is for a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package to read an Excel spread sheet stored in a SharePoint document library. The package imports the contents into a SQL database. Business users are able to upload Spread sheets using SharePoint (no IT involvement required), data can automatically be imported (using scheduled SQL Jobs), and users can view reports (through Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode) with up-to-date data. Here’s a diagram:

SharePoint, Server

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