Magenic Blogger's Digest

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We’ve been keeping tabs on the Magenic MVPs for several months on our blog, and with good reason – their work to constantly better the technology community through sharing their expertise is commendable. It deserves to be highlighted. But that’s just one element of Magenic’s Microsoft expertise.

Magenic’s developers, designers, and testers are all constantly sharing their thoughts on the software development universe. With so many blogs on the Internet, it can be difficult for an individual to find the premier content that really speaks to his/her needs. Bearing that in mind, we’ve decided to begin compiling an archive of Magenicons’ technical blog posts. For our readers who have begun to recognize Magenic as a top-flight source of development troubleshooting, these posts will give you a high-level overview of the latest and greatest content from the minds of Magenicons.

Magenic’s goal isn’t only to build the best custom applications we can for our clients – we also want to share the knowledge that goes into those applications in order to strengthen the technology community worldwide. So, like an a la carte menu, feel free to pick and choose the blog posts which speak to your own interests.

David Lozzi recently examined how to determine which W3WP processes are linked to which SharePoint services by matching PIDs to the IIS application pools using a command prompt.

Chicago’s Aaron Lowe highlighted the first SQL Friends Lunch event, which will take place in March at Buca Di Beppo on Rush Street in Downtown Chicago. Aaron created the event to allow a family of SQL minds who can improve their practices through friendly discourse with a subject matter expert (in this case, Brent Ozar).

Steve Hughes recently imparted some of his business intelligence knowledge on a Market Research class at the Minnesota School of Business. He recounts his presentation over at his blog, Data On Wheels.

Ted Krueger cranked out an incredible five posts in three days, with three of them relating directly to SQL issues he’s recently encountered. Some of Ted’s topics:

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Like Ted, Sergey Barskiy has been a man on a blogging mission. In the past few weeks, he’s covered several topics:

  • How to create a single WCF Service and expose it via standard SOAP and REST endpoints using Entity Framework, WCF, and WCF REST. As with all of his troubleshooting posts, Sergey includes code excerpts and walks users directly through the process.
  • Sergey discussed automatic publishing to Azure from TFS Build earlier in February. The goal of this automation is to simplify testing for QA resources. It’s also a very agile-friendly feature, ensuring a shippable version of the software with regularity.
  • Sergey looked at the beta version of SSRS Azure last week, and showed first-time users the simplicity of creating a new report server.
  • With only one web-based report viewer for SSRS, Sergey also walked users through the steps necessary to integrate SSRS with an ASP.NET MVC app as seamlessly as possible.
  • Most recently, he documented his own solution to a recent issue he encountered when working with Microsoft TFS. While working on an automated build, he found that there was no build task available to automatically increment the version number, so he came up with one himself and documented it for all to see.

Our technical blog post series and technical white papers in our portfolio have been well-received, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our developers sharing their knowledge. Look for more entries in the Magenic Bloggers Digest to learn about technology events around the country and fixes to challenges in and around Microsoft application development.

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