Serializing A DataSet With DateTime Columns

by Scosby Friday, March 01, 2013
Learn how to control time zone information offsets when a DataSet is returned from a web service or serialized to XML. This technique is useful when returning values from a database that do not have any time zone information. [More]

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Disabling the Windows Server 2012 Lock Screen Timeout

by Scosby Thursday, December 13, 2012
After upgrading to Microsoft Server 2012, I was excited to take advantage of the new Modern apps offered via the Store. One of my favorite features is displaying detailed App information on my lock screen. Usually, I forget to check the outside temperature before I lock my machine to go walk to lunch. I really enjoy being able to simply glance at my lock screen to see the current temperature. In Server 2012 by default, the lock screen will put the monitors to sleep after 1 minute. I found mysel... [More]

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A Fistful of WaitHandles - Part Two

by Scosby Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This two post series is about running multiple jobs. The primary purpose is to run a job after a certain amount of time has passed. A secondary purpose is to enable any job to be run on demand regardless of its schedule. You will see how these purposes can be encapsulated in a Class. Finally, you will see some ways the Class can be extended to suit your needs. [More]

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A Fistful of WaitHandles - Part One

by Scosby Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This two post series is about running multiple jobs. The primary purpose is to run a job after a certain amount of time has passed. A secondary purpose is to enable any job to be run on demand regardless of its schedule. You will see how these purposes can be encapsulated in a Class. Finally, you will see some ways the Class can be extended to suit your needs. [More]

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Detecting SharePoint Forms Services

by Scosby Friday, September 30, 2011
The reader will learn how to use the Forms Services Feature Detection Protocol. The solution demonstrated will post a HTTP request to a SharePoint detector page without calling a SharePoint web service. This approach allows even a SharePoint Reader to use the Forms Services Feature Detection Protocol. Future posts about Forms Server will utilize the solution presented in this post. [More]

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Remotely Opening Office Files From SharePoint 2010

by Scosby Monday, August 22, 2011
Learn how to remotely open Office files from SharePoint 2010 using the SharePoint.OpenDocuments ActiveX Control from managed code. [More]

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Cancellable Events

by Scosby Sunday, June 05, 2011
Learn how to create .NET Framework events that can be cancelled. This special kind of event can be cancelled based on one or more event handlers. [More]

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Xml Serializing Internal Classes

by Scosby Monday, May 16, 2011
Learn how to XML serialize an internal class with the .NET Framework. Learn what serialization is and how the user can save a class to an XML file. [More]

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SharePoint 2010 Content Organizer - Client Object Model

by Scosby Wednesday, March 16, 2011
SharePoint 2010 introduced the Content Organizer to provide a more formal routing infrastructure for site content. Based on a list of configured rules, content is routed to a library based on conditions such as column values or content type. Learn how to use the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model with the Content Organizer. [More]

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Shawn Cosby Awarded Microsoft Community Contributor for 2011

by Scosby Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Today I got a suprising email from Microsoft. I was honored when I found out my contributions to the Microsoft online technical communities at MSDN have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor for 2011. You can view my MSDN Profile here.  

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