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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Office 365

Microsoft unveiled today their cloud  productivity suite dubbed Microsoft Office 365, the link was not online until sometime 14:00 CDT. The audiences being targeted vary from organizations with less than 25 people for $6 per user per month throughout the Enterprise version, you can also sign up for the beta to try it out at:

It is quite an impressive arrange of products combined with their services:

Further details are found in the FAQ.

Friday, October 8, 2010

SharePoint 2010 and Application Pool Passwords

If by any chance you ran across the need to recover the Application Pool Password(s) in either WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007, they were stored in an unsecure and clear text fashion. Like illustrated nicely in the listed blog postings below:


That has changed in SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010, the methods in the Object Model have been deprecated. Furthermore, when they are called you receive an error which leads to have to handle it correctly.

That certainly is a step forward to securing the Application Pool Passwords.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ASP.Net MVC 3 Beta Released today!

Today quite a few goodies were released:

Very interesting changes in ASP.Net MVC 3, the razor engine is a welcome addition. While it is a different way of coding, it has a hint of the throwing ASP and C# together. A WebGrid has been added to the controls, much needed in my opinion.

But do not take my word for it you can read all the details at Scott Guthrie's blog and Phil Haack's blog posting.

Last but not least a roadmap for ASP.Net MVC is available as well.