Preloading View Model Data into a Knockout Model (Without the extra JSON call) in ASP.Net MVC

I’ve recently been playing around with Knockout and working it in with to my MVC apps.  It dramatically simplifies some of the complexities of keeping an interface up to date when performing JavaScript changes. One of the very first issues I ran into was, how do I load in some initial data from C#?  The … Continue reading Preloading View Model Data into a Knockout Model (Without the extra JSON call) in ASP.Net MVC

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Windows Azure Backups with Bacpac – Automating Exports with Data Sync enabled (Part 4)

Here comes the final installment of my azure backup series.  This time we’ll be looking at doing backups on databases with Data Sync enabled. Since I originally wrote the first post and made plans to do the four posts in the series, Microsoft has since fixed the issue with restoring a database with Data Sync … Continue reading Windows Azure Backups with Bacpac – Automating Exports with Data Sync enabled (Part 4)

Windows Azure Backups with Bacpac – Automating Cleanup (Part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of my azure backup series.  We’ll be looking at automating cleanup of your blob storage.  If you will be using this method of doing backups to blob storage (taking snapshots of the database every XX hours/days), eventually you’ll have a large build up of old backups that will be outdated.  So … Continue reading Windows Azure Backups with Bacpac – Automating Cleanup (Part 3)

Exchange Calendar Syncing with Exchange Web Services (EWS) API

I’ve been working with the Exchange Web Services managed API on and off for the past year and surprisingly there isn’t all that much documentation.  Sure there is the standard Microsoft documentation (here) but it only gives basic examples.  Which as it turns out worked out for the majority of the functions I need to … Continue reading Exchange Calendar Syncing with Exchange Web Services (EWS) API