Creating Your Own XML Namespaces for Silverlight

When you need a visual element from anywhere other than the main Silverlight namespaces/assemblies, it can be a pain to register namespaces. If I want a control from the Silverlight toolkit System.Windows.Layout.Toolkit assembly:

These are a pain because either you wait for Intellisense to pop up once the cursor is inside the quotation marks…

Drama Addiction

In my last post, I lamented the common scenario of people being rewarded for heroic efforts despite the fact that their earlier actions caused the problems in the first place. A couple of people commented that these "heroes" usually didn’t intentionally cause the near-disaster situation. More often, they caused the situation by neglecting to follow…

Documenting your Lync Voice Configuration

First off, all credit for this post goes to my colleague Chris Cook.  He provided all of the powershell scripting behind the tool. UPDATED: Added download of file HERE I have found it very difficult to easily document a voice configuration within Lync.  That is when I approached my scripting buddy Chris.  He developed this…

How To – System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Installation

New in System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Simpler setup with no database installation An improved user interface that allows better control of managing software updates Improved applicability rule authoring experience Improved performance when importing and managing software updates The ability to create software update bundles The ability to define prerequisite and superseded updates as part…