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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Windows 8 Pre-Orders Prevalent

With Windows 8 just 3 days away from being officially released to consumers, manufacturers are pushing machines out to distributors everywhere. Don’t wait in line or miss out on the machine you’re looking for. Pre-order from one of the following websites today:

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Verizon Needs to Step Up

Verizon and other telecommunication organizations are falling behind. Technology companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are announcing cutting edge technology every day. When was the last time Verizon announced expanding FiOS coverage?

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Windows 8 Color Palette

So Windows 8 has a new custom Start screen that allows live tiles to be displayed and rearranged on a per user basis. They also allow complete customization of the new Start screen. This includes a few backgrounds that are updated based on the color choice the user selects. Each color choice comes with two colors – a default color for the live tile and a background color for the start menu.

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Marking Code as Deprecated in .NET

Do you work on a team that shares code libraries? Have you ever wanted to implement a new method to replace an old one (with a differing signature) and simply deleted the old method? You can handle these situations easier by using an attribute on a class or method. The attribute is called Obsolete. This allows you to gracefully mark code as deprecated as shown below:

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Im a Microsoft MVP… Again

So, I’ve been officially renewed as a Microsoft MVP again.

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Authentication, Cross-App Redirects, and ASP.NET 4.5

I started to test out the migration of our web applications with ASP.NET 4.5. In many cases, we have a login page that redirects from one domain to another domain or sub-domain. In those instances, we’re setting the enableCrossAppRedirects property in the configuration files. You can find out more about setting this by visiting MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/eb0zx8fc(v=VS.100).aspx.

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Remembering 9/11 (from a Developer's Perspective)

I can still remember today, 11 years later. I was just about to walk in late to my English class at Penn State University when I heard that the first tower was hit on 97.9x. At the time Freddie Fabbri (the insignificant significant one) was the DJ (known best for his role in assisting Breaking Benjamin). He was about to break to another song when when he said that he received word that one of the World Trade Center towers was hit. From that point forward, none of us could ever imagine what was about to happen.

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Save Sent Items in Correct Folder when Using Multiple Exchange Mailboxes

In Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013 (beta), you can add multiple Microsoft Exchange mailboxes by going into your Outlook account, and adding mailboxes like so:

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Setup and Deployment Options Abandoned in Visual Studio 2012

One of my colleagues found out earlier today that a project he recently upgraded to Visual Studio 2012 was broken. What caused this? The setup project that was added to his solution. Back on July 15th, 2010, a program manager from Microsoft posted that Microsoft was abandoning the Visual Studio 2012 setup options in favor of InstallShield LE. While InstallShield does have it’s purpose and many consider it to be the best (or only) real setup solution out there, the Microsoft team offers no standalone installer out of the box. This means developers must be forced to use ClickOnce, Windows Store, InstallShield LE, or another product they purchase.

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