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A Guided Tour of the Graph API Preview’s Graph Explorer Application

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The Preview’s Graph Explorer reads the graph of the Tenant, its Users and their Managers, which WAAD exposes in OData v3 format. The graph’s schema is defined by the metadata resource at https://directory.windows.net/$metadata: Note: The preceding page displays about 10% of the total metadata lines. Following are detailed instructions for using the Graph Explorer to display a raw OData feed: 1. Launch the Graph Explorer, which runs under Windows Azure, at https://graphexplorer.cloudapp.net/, click the Use Demo Company link to add GraphDir1.OnMicrosoft.com/ to the URL, and click
the Get button to display a list of the available EntitySets (collections): 2. If you have a Office 365 subscription, click the Sign Out button to return to the default resource, and add 3. Add one of the of the EntitySet names, such as TenantDetails, as a query suffix to the resource text box (see step 4) and click Get to open the resource page with the Company text box populated. Copy the Principal Id and App Principal Secret values from the PowerShell script’s command window and paste them into the...(Read whole news on source site)

A Guided Tour of the Windows Azure Active Directory Developer Preview Sample Application

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Alex Simon posted Announcing the Developer Preview of Windows Azure Active Directory to the Window Azure Team blog on 7/12/2012. Logging in to a Tenant’s Office 365 Active Directory   Image #4 elided for security reasons. Adding Users to a Tenant
Designating Managers and Adding Direct Reports with Exchange The Fabikam demo documentation’s Creating Managers page notes an Issue: Managers can only have Direct Reports added through [the] Exchange Console: 1. Log in to your Office365 Administrator Portal 2. Click the Outlook and Exchange Settings button: 3. Select the mailbox of the person for whom to add a manager: 4. Click Details to open the Mailbox form, scroll to and expand the Organization section and, optionally, add...(Read whole news on source site)

Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Device from ISO Image

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Yesterday we discussed “How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Device from ISO Image using WinUSB Maker?” and later mentioned that, today we will show you another tool to achieve this. Today we will use the “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” which you can freely download from Microsoft Store.   You will feel it like click of 1-2-3 and your bootable USB device will be ready with the Windows 8 installation files which you can use in your systems to install the Windows 8 OS without using the DVD drives. As I mentioned yesterday, this process is much
faster and has chances of less error. So, continue reading to know about it.   Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is a freely available application in Microsoft Store, which you can use to burn a bootable Windows ISO image to either in DVD or in USB drives. There are plenty of softwares available to burn an ISO image to a DVD ROM but if you want to create a bootable USB device to install Windows in a clean PC, either you can go......(Read whole news on source site)

Improved Toolbox Performance Delivers Highly Responsive Visual Studio 2012

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As mentioned in the previous performance post on Typing and Editing we would follow with a post on the improvements to Visual Studio 2012 from enhancements in the Toolbox. I would like to introduce Duke Kamstra and Chuck England from two teams in Visual Studio to describe to you the work done to improve responsiveness via the Toolbox. Visual Studio is packed with awesome rapid application development features. Sometimes getting all of these great features comes at a price. Producing Intellisense, red squiggles, smart rename, refactoring, etc. can require quite a bit of work. As features have become more versatile, and
solutions have grown in size and complexity, we’ve seen that the additional workload can cause the UI to become slow to respond, repaint, or even hang. In Visual Studio 2012, we wanted to improve this experience. In today’s blog post, we will discuss one of the features, the toolbox, and the performance enhancements we have made. Why Focus On Toolbox? In previous blog posts on performance we mentioned PerfWaston. The Toolbox is one of the features that generated a lot of hits. Armed with this data we designed several test scenarios. We profiled these scenarios using solutions provided by customers as...(Read whole news on source site)

TFS Integration Tools: TF237165: The Team Foundation Server could not update the work item

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Issue While running an integration platform import you get a “TF237165: The Team Foundation Server could not update the work item because of a validation error on the server. This may happen because the work item has been modified or destroyed, or that you do not have permission to update that work item.” Figure: [...]-Do you want to move to Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Service NOW? Microsoft is providing a Go-Live licence (that means that it is supported in production) and you can use it today! For help moving forward contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Connecting with the Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2012. Thank you for joining us!

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Last week we hosted a record-setting 16,000+ attendees in Toronto for our Worldwide Partner Conference 2012. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE Worldwide Partner Conference and it is my favorite week of the year here at Microsoft! I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to connect in person with so many of our partners from around the world, whether it is seeing partners I haven’t seen in awhile, partners I’ve had the chance to connect with via social media but have not met in person before, or meeting partners I am meeting for the very
first time. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference brings these opportunities to life, and for the past couple of years, I have been posting my “Fantastic People of WPC” posts just after Worldwide Partner Conference to share pictures of just some of the fantastic people (partners, press, analysts) I had the opportunity to meet, see, and spend time with while at WPC12. Here is this year’s collection of some of the Fantastic People of WPC12: (You can click on any picture below to view them in larger size) ...(Read whole news on source site)

Model binding with ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012

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I have written a whole series of Visual Studio 2012 features and this post will also be part of same series. You can get the whole list of blogs/articles from the Visual studio 2012 feature series posts there. Following is a link for that. Visual Studio 2012 feature series In earlier version of the asp.net we have to bind controls with data source control like SQL Data source, Entity Data Source, Linq Data Source if we want to bind our server controls declaratively. Some developers prefer to write whole
data access logic and then bind the data source with databind method. Model binding is something similar to asp.net mvc binding. Model Binding in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012: With ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual studio 2012 we have a new method of binding data called ‘ Model binding’. It’s a code focus approach of data binding.  Just like  now all the controls will have ItemType property which will implement strongly type binding. The server controls will then call appropriate methods at the proper time in page life cycle and bind the data. So what we...(Read whole news on source site)

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