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Week roundup

Last week recap and links: Azure Resource Manager Compute Templates, that’s right resource manager now include Compute, Network, and Storage Get started with Pester, PowerShell unit testing framework Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8, … Continue reading

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Shrink MS Word document

A docx document of Microsoft Word is actual a zip archive. You can open it and see why some documents are so large yet contain only a few pages. First drill into the folders to find the file that is … Continue reading

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SpiraTeam database hack for user access

My test colleague uses SpiraTeam and needed some help restoring a backup. After restoring we granted access to the database from IIS (network service). But now he tells me nobody knows the Administrator password. What to do? Solution The SQL … Continue reading

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Remove package from octopusdeploy built-in nuget

Octopusdeploy has an built-in nuget feed as of version 2.1. This nuget feed is based on Nuget.Lucene. It is read-only and not usable from visual studio or other tools. A nuget delete will fail with “Not found” every time. During … Continue reading

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Remove titlebarbuttons from Visual Studio 2013

Hack the registery [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0_Config\MainWindowFrameControls]. I removed the Feedback Button, UserNotifications Badge and User Information Card with the registry hack. There is an Option in Visual Studio to hide the Quick Launch or I could use the registry to hide that. And finally a clean development environment. Continue reading

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Executing Unittests in parallel

My machine has a multi core processor, but my unittests only run one at a time. In Visual Studio 2010 the option to use more than one core and run unittests in parallel is there, but well hidden in the … Continue reading

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DataContract weird characters and Mono

My solution will run on dotNET and Mono in a variety of mixes. Connecting the pieces of the Service Oriented Architecture design using WCF. Testing some setups showed me another difference between dotNET and Mono. The returntype of an operation … Continue reading

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