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The Morning Brew #1099

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Monday is a Bank Holiday here in the UK, so inkeeping with Morning Brew tradition there will be no edition on Monday, with normal service resuming on Tuesday - Enjoy the long weekend. Information C#/.NET Little Wonders: The Enumerable.Repeat() Static Method - James Michael Hare continues his Little Wonders series looking at less well known parts of [...]

Site Map Provider Integrated Authorization

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The ASP.NET out of the box included site map provider, XmlSiteMapProvider, allows specifying one or more required roles for each node it knows about. Let’s say you have something like this on your Web.sitemap file:
1: 2: 3: 4:
5: 6: 7:
What it means is: Page /Default.aspx is publicly accessible, since it has no roles attribute specified; Page /About.aspx is also publicly accessible, for the same reason; Page /SomePage.aspx can only be accessed by users with the Administrator role. Of course, the site map provider doesn’t actually enforce these permissions; what it does is, if, for example, it is...(Read whole news on source site)

Live Tile News – Download Stats

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“Live Tile News” had a very favourable review on the BBC’s technology program “Click” last week and I have had a lot of questions around the impact on downloads. The first chart shows downloads for April – with the healthy spike being a result of the coverage received. The second chart is specific to “Live [...]

Microsoft dropping Windows Live branding, streamlining into connected services in Windows 8

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Microsoft is getting rid of the Windows Live branding and streamlining the product offering into connected services that run as apps under Windows 8. The collection of add on products known as Windows Live Essentials (Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Live Mesh and Family Safety) will all be reimagined as apps under Windows 8. The exceptions are Mesh which will most likely be rolled into SkyDrive, and SkyDrive itself which Microsoft has confirmed will be integrated into Windows 8.