You can turn this feature on and off by going to Tools > Options in Visual Studio. Navigate to the “Projects and Solutions” node and tick/untick the “Track Active Item in Solution Explorer” check-box.
Recently, I accidentally sent an internal email to a client (fortunately, a forgiving one!). Since then, I’ve decided to look at ways of avoiding this. It turns out, you can do it with a macro. I found this one on Slipstick Systems’ website: Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean) Dim recips As … More Warn before sending emails outside the company in Outlook
You’re probably already using HTTPS (that’s SSL/TLS on HTTP – it encrypts people’s connection to your websites), but if you’re not you really should be.
I came across an issue today where Internet Explorer was rendering my development environment in IE7 emulation mode.
Sachi Williams explains how to do this on Northwest Cadence’s blog. I have outlined the basic steps below: Clone the VSO Git repo into Visual Studio. Add the GitHub (or any other Git repo) as a remote for the new one: git remote add GitHub [Your GitHub repo]. Pull from GitHub: git pull GitHub master. … More Migrate GitHub to VisualStudio.com Git
Freenom (the provider of .cf, .ga, .ml and .tk domains) will be giving away .gq domain names from 1st December 2014.
Azure Websites (Free and Shared instances, specifically) like to shut themselves down if they receive no traffic for a while. This can lead to slow page loads when a user arrives to the site after a period of activity. Monitoring the site will poll it on a regular basis which, in turn, keeps the site … More Keep Azure Websites Warm with Pingdom
IIS, by default, blocks access to any file types it doesn’t recognise. If a dot (.) is in the URL, IIS assumes its a file name and blocks access. To allow dots in a URL on an IIS site (perhaps for domain names/email addresses/etc. in a MVC routing path) you have to make a couple … More Allow Dots in URL (IIS)
Scotland faces a decision tomorrow: to stay or to go. As a British citizen, this is likely to have a large impact on my life. These changes might also impact techies across the world. Here’s how.
Websites hosted on Microsoft Azure’s data centre in Dublin, like this one, went down this morning and returned 503 errors. I’m pleased to announce Average Joe is back up but other sites may not be so lucky! Keep up to date with Azure’s Status here.