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As a follow up to the post I made in preparation of the 70-480 exam, I’d like to continue the series now with a look at the 70-486. Just like last time, we’ll look at a list of resources based on the individual exam criteria! General Resources Microsoft Hands On Tutorial: http://www.asp.net/mvc/tuto... ......

If you’re familiar with NetSqlAzMan or CanCan, you know that checking permissions based on a user’s activities is easier to manage and more flexible that working with the roles a user is in. Whatever method you take to add activity based authorization, if you are working in MVC you will run into the issue that AuthorizeAttribute only cares about Users ......

If you have an MSDN account and, like me, systematically claim keys just as well as you systematically forget which keys you’ve used in which test environments! Well, in a meager attempt to help myself track my keys I created an importer for KeePass 2 that takes in the XML document that you can export from MSDN and TechNet. The source is available at ......

Here’s a list of sources of information for the different elements that comprise the 70-480 exam: General ResourcesEDIT: http://www.microsoftvirtual... This is the end all source for video coverage of the exam, including information on the followup exam for building Windows Store apps with HTML5, CSS and ......

Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP) is a principle of object oriented programming that many might be familiar with from the SOLID principles mnemonic from Uncle Bob Martin. The principle highlights the relationship between a type and its subtypes, and, according to Wikipedia, is defined by Barbara Liskov and Jeanette Wing as the following principle: ......

Applications these days have more options than ever for a user interface, and it’s only going to grow. A successful product might require native applications for mobile devices, a regular web implementation, or even a gaming console. These systems often will be centralized and data driven. The solution is one that’s fairly solitary, a service layer! ......

Since I recently went through this I figured it would be worthwhile to compile the downloads, regedits and other steps into one location. Downloads for Visual Studio 2008 You’ll need to download and install the following for Visual Studio 2008 in this order. You may need to reinstall SP1 if you already have it installed to ensure TFS 2008 behaves properly: ......

For the past two years SQL Saturday and Tech Day in Baton Rouge has offered tracks across the Microsoft stack to its attendees. This event is one of the largest SQL Saturdays and attracted 400 registrants last year. We are looking for speakers experienced in SQL Server, .NET development, Sharepoint, Windows IT Professionals and other professional skills ......

If you’re familiar with SSRS and development you are probably aware of the SSRS web services. The RS utility is a tool that comes with SSRS that allows for scripts to be executed against against the SSRS web service without needing to create an application to consume the service. One of the better benefits of using this format rather than writing an ......

Last year I had the pleasure of attending one of Markus Egger’s sessions at Houston Techfest. Markus is the President and CSA of EPS Software, creators of CODE magazine and a company that I have a great amount of respect for. The people I’ve met from EPS have consistently been great programmers and speakers who have a commitment to creating great software. ......

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