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ReSharper 2.01 maintenance release available

JetBrains has released version 2.01 of the popular (and must have!!) ReSharper tool for Visual Studio. You can find the release notes here:… And you can find the download itself here: (Note, this is actually build 259, so … Continue reading 

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Using ReSharper as an essential part of your TDD toolkit

I have been a long time and fan and user of JetBrain's ReSharper add-in for Visual Studio .NET. At a high-level, ReSharper is a productivity and refactoring plug-in for Visual Studio, but that simple description belies the genius behind the product. … Continue reading 

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Presentation to DC MICSUG on MIIS AD/RACF Synchronization

Last night I had the opportunity to present a recent case study on an MIIS implementation to the Capital Area Microsoft Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG). My presentation followed an introduction to MIIS by Microsoft Principal Technology Evangelist Joe Francis. Thanks go to … Continue reading 

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MIIS Operational Information: High Availability, Disaster Recovery resources

A question was posted to the Yahoo! (Microsoft Meta Directory Users Group) MMSUG (link) requesting information about Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) disaster recovery and database management. Here are a list of resources that have been helpful for us in planning … Continue reading 

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Password reset challenge questions: More trouble than they are worth?

Keith Brown states that password “security questions are considered dangerous” in the context of web applications, in particular as it relates to the new Membership Provider functionality in ASP.NET 2.0, because “there’s nothing stopping the user from asking a question … Continue reading 

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