Setting PowerShell console color when running elevated

Recently I’ve just started delving into Powershell and I’m really growing fond of it! One tiny feature I missed about classic console (dare I say I miss it!) was how the console foreground color changed to yellow when you are running in elevated mode (through Run As Administrator). Then I stumbled onto the creation of … More Setting PowerShell console color when running elevated

When does a requirement need to quit being a requirement?

In recent times I’ve done the unmentionable, the disgusting, the horrifying, the unheard of: I said “we’ll just have to change their requirement then” and “stuff the requirement, they just didn’t know what they wanted”. When you make this sort of statement it almost becomes like the old western movies when the odd looking but … More When does a requirement need to quit being a requirement?

Using SiteMap for external links and additional attributes

In a website we are currently developing we are using the WCSF (from the Patterns and Practices group) and we wanted to inject in some links to a few external websites. The WCSF uses a custom SiteMapProvider that is part of its framework. A coworker highlighted how he solved the problem by simply overriding the … More Using SiteMap for external links and additional attributes

Tiny Tip: Use Consolas font pack for Visual Studio

This one has been often blogged but a good tip came around on email to use Consolas mono-spaced, clear type font inside Visual Studio. I’ve been using it for a little while and think it looks great. You can download it from MSDN. A good visual comparison between Consolas and the standard Courier is here. … More Tiny Tip: Use Consolas font pack for Visual Studio

Archive: ASP.NET impersonation and SQL Server

From: http://blogs.ssw.com.au/andrewweaver/archive/2005/03/11/3968.aspx Its a frequent situation where you want your ASP.NET application to connect to the SQL Server using the integrated security account. For example, you have all of your roles setup on the SQL Server and want your web application (secured via IIS integrated authentication) to get data specific to your role on the … More Archive: ASP.NET impersonation and SQL Server