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Posting to Office 365 OneNote via PowerShell

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This is a guide of links and gotchas of how to post a new page to your OneNote document sitting in Office 365.Lots of this was learning for me, so thank you:@richdizz for a quick tip: which points to@FoxDeploy for this article: @coatsy for running O365dev Day in Sydney, which I attended and all the OAuth stuff is very fresh in my head.  This stuff one needs to do it, and practice and practice and you'll get it.BackgroundTodd Klindt asked over the weekend if there's any examples of manipulating OneNote with PowerShell.Now
Todd is a master of PowerShell, which is NOT A DEVELOPER TOOL.  But I did recall OneNote has an ongoing REST API and recently announced they have it working on Office 365 (Preview). as a developer I thought I can at least try to write some PowerShell to get this working.  Besides, I want to play with the OAuth stuff and new APIs.The LEGO pieces are in place, and the cogs in my head are churning.To talk to Office 365 Unified API you need an Azure Application. Register it like this's mine: These are the OneNote permissions you need  What...(Read whole news on source site)

dftw - decoupled for the win

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it doesn't matter if your service is "micro" or "oriented", if it's tightly coupled -- especially if your service is on the Web -- you're going to be stuck nursing your service (and all it's consumers) through lots of pain every time each little change happens (addresses, operations, arguments, process-flow). and that's just needless pain. needless for you and for anyone attempting to consume it. tight coupling
is trouble tight coupling to any external component or service -- what i call a fatal dependency -- is big trouble. you don't want it. run away. how do you know if you have a fatal dependency? if some service or component you use changes and your code breaks -- that's fatal. it doesn't matter what code framework, software pattern, or architectural style you are using -- breakage is fatal -- stop it. the curcuit you can stave off fatalities by wrapping calls to dependents in what Nygaard calls in his book Release It! a Circuit Breaker but that requires...(Read whole news on source site)

amazon, W3C and Tomorrow's Internet

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i'll make this brief and to the point: Amazon's decision to bar Google- and Apple-tv products from its store is both disturibing and, IMO, an indication that the W3C is failing to live up to one of it's key principles. Web For All one of the key principles for W3C is the "Web for All" The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical
or mental ability. when a single vendor has the power to block others' access to competitive products, the Web is a place that doesn't live up to this principle. I know that Tim Berners-Lee is not responsible for the way Amazon operates. Neither is W3C CEO Jeffery Jaffe. however, this unfolding battle to pre-empt Web user's ability to access any content anywhere is just another iteration of the same battle that timbl (Berners-Lee's handle) has called out numerous times at the network level. what he calls the Battle For The Net. users over all others. i know the W3C...(Read whole news on source site)

Working with a private npm registry in Azure Web Apps

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Using Azure Web Apps, we can deploy and host Node applications quite easily. But what to do with packages the site depends on? Do we have to upload them manually to Azure Web Apps? Include them in our Git repository? None of that: we just have to make sure our app’s package,json is checked in so that Azure Web Apps can install them during deployment. Let’s see how. Installing node modules during deployment In this blog post, we’ll create a simple application using Express. In its simplest form, an Express application will map incoming request paths to a
function that generates the response. This makes Express quite interesting to work with: we can return a simple string or delegate work to a full-fledged MVC component if we want to. Here’s the simplest application I could think of, returning “Hello world!” whenever the root URL is requested. We can save it as server.js so we can deploy it later on.
var express = require("express"); var app = express(); app.get("/", function(req, res) { res.send("Hello world!"); }); console.log("Web application starting..."); app.listen(process.env.PORT); console.log("Web application started on port " + process.env.PORT);

West Wind Web Connection 6.0 Beta 1 released

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 West Wind Technologies has released a beta version for the next version of West Wind Web Connection. Web Connection is a Web development framework for Visual FoxPro that allows you to use your FoxPro skills to build Web applications, services and APIs. Version 6.0 is a major update that provides many improvements to the development process. A new project system facilitates setting up, moving and deploying of projects. Layout Page, Partials and Sections allow for more module MVC style HTML applications. There's new support for extensionless URLs, easier Authentication support, a Markdown parser and many new HtmlHelpers. Beta 1 is
stable and can be installed side by side with existing Web Connection application....(Read whole news on source site)

Philadelphia VFP User Group meets October 13--Christof Wollenhaupt

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Christof Wollenhaupt returns to Philadelphia to do a Southwest Fox preview on his way to Phoenix. He?ll present ?Computer Sensors in Business Applications.? Abstract: Most notebooks have a variety of sensors that were uncommon when Visual FoxPro 9 was released. In this session we cover a variety of modern sensors and devices and how to access them from Visual FoxPro by using some .NET helper code. These devices include the camera to take pictures and the microphone for audio recording, the touch screen to respond to finger input and multi-touch gestures, the GPS receiver to determine the current location, the compass
to obtain directions, and the accelerometer to measure device movements. Sensors are useful in many mobile business applications. For instance, you can automatically track time and route of mobile workers. The camera takes pictures that are directly added to the VFP application when entering orders at a client site....(Read whole news on source site)

TouchPro V5.4

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Can now read and modify the timestamp properties of newer Microsoft Office document file formats (.docx, .xlsx, etc.) as well as the older formats.
New context menu item: "Capture a timestamp from the focused item".
"Touch with..." context menu items now show the timestamp that will be used.

Tab2Desk V3

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Updated to work with Windows 10.
Under Windows 10, earlier versions of Tab2Desk fall foul of "phantom" windows that are programmatically visible but not actually visible. This version identifies these windows and takes them into account.