Thursday, January 21, 2016

How I solved connection issue in my Hyper-V VM


Today I started a VM in Hyper-V. After I logged in to the VM using remote desktop, I noticed that I had no internet connectivity.

To solve this, I just restarted the ICS on the host system.

Below are the PowerShell commands to do so:

get-service sharedaccess | stop-service

get-service sharedaccess | start-service

Now it works fine.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Overview of SharePoint Dev training possibilities


On the Dev Center of Microsoft is an large amount of online training programs including possibility to do exercises using Virtual Lab or your own VM.

You can find it here.

SharePoint 2013 is also there with 18  modules !!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Training kits available at Microsoft

There is large list of training kits available, amongst others containing:

  • SharePoint 2010
  • Office 365
  • Azure
  • Windows Phone

You can find it here


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Removing a left-over Feature


After deactivating and uninstalling a SharePoint 2010 solution, I got an error message.

The result: the solution was removed, but the feature was still there. When I installed and activated the solution again, there were two of features with the same name. So, I could not remove the feature by reinstall/de-install of the solution.


I used the Feature Admin Tool to find the left over feature and removed it.

You can find the tool : (Both 2007 and 2010)

BTW: it is also advised by SharePoint Joel ! and I’ll now add this to my SharePoint tool belt. Smile

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Windows Azure Guidance on DeepFried

On my way to work, I just listened to a podcast of DeepFriedBytes. Check it our here:

It was an episode about Windows Azure Guidance. This Guidance is developed by the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team and can be found here:

The podcast shortly touches the easiness of deploying your SQL to SQL Azure. The existence of the X-drive, meant for migrating legacy applications to the Cloud. Minor issue: only one worker process can write to it.

Azure has three types of storage: Table, Queue and Blobs. Table is the SQL part, Queue for the communication between the Web Role process and the Worker Role process and of course the Blobs to store files. There are samples to code against the Storage API.

Also mentioned the security model, used in Azure: Claims Based Authentication. Background to be found on Codeplex.

Just read read it and listen to it !