Lync Addin – Send SMS

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Many companies I work for are using Lync for communication inside and outside the company, unlike most IM tools Lync doesn’t allow offline messaging. Which means that when you try to send a message to a contact that is offline you’ll receive the following message: We couldn't send this message because User is unavailable or offline. So I decided to provide a workaround (no I’m not adding offline messaging to Lync) that allows me to send an SMS message to anyone directly from Lync (also pulling user name Mobile Number). * Sending SMS requires a server that supports that...

R&D Managers Forum – Hybrid Mobile Development Lecture

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thanks for everyone who attended my lecture on Hybrid mobile development, below you can find the presentation and the Cross-Platform benchmark I’ve used in my lecture. For those who missed it, here’s the lecture abstract: More and more companies are building their applications to support smart phones and tablets, as a result of tremendous growth on those markets. The big questions is how you can build your application to support multiple devices and operation systems? Building the same application for different platforms is not just time consuming but also require a lot of maintenance and different skill set for each platform  -...
no comments

TFS Cleaner Tool

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I few weeks ago I wrote a post about Control\Reduce TFS DB Size after received a “There is not enough space on the disk” message. That post shows how to identify what Test Attachments types are taking so much space and using the MS Test Attachment Cleaner to remove them from TFS repository. Two things, first I don’t like using Command Line tool – I prefer UI, so using MS Test Attachment Cleaner isn’t my favorite. Second, there are other things beside Test Attachment what consume a lot of space in TFS. So I decide to create a...

WPF Global Exception Handler

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I decide to write this post because I’m facing too many applications that crash, yes just crash – no massage or recovery just crash!!! For some application it feels like 50% chance to get an exception, for me when an application crashes frequently I stop using it when I can find a proper replacement, but not always I can find suitable a replacement. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about here is a small application I’ve created to demonstrate what I’m talking about. Now, it doesn’t required a lot of work to handle those unhandled...

Getting Started With Application Insights (AI)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Application Insights for Visual Studio Online lets you monitor your application by tracking events, exceptions, usage, counters and custom telemetry of your application.Currently AI is in preview and available only on VSO, but you can jump and start using it Today! Currently there is two versions of AI out there – the VSO version and Portal Version, if you’re using Visual Studio Update 3 or later, you’re probably using the portal version.As I wrote AI is currently in preview and doesn’t provide all the information this kind of service should provide - OS, Browser, GEO and more analytic data...

How To: Enable Coded UI Html Logger

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many of my customers has already build large amount of Tests based on Coded UI, those tests running every build and every day, for a second everything looks just perfect, until a test failed with unexpected exception…. Then we need to understand why? the test failed because the new build broke the test? maybe something wrong with the test? So the obvious choice is adding logs to Coded UI, Coded UI has some basic logs capabilities, you can use either console, trace and TestContext to write logs inside your Coded UI Tests. Console.WriteLine("Console Writeline"); Trace.WriteLine("Trace Writeline"); TestContext.WriteLine("TestContext Writeline"); Now, if you...

Lifetime Dev Center Registration for Windows Phone 8 & Windows 8

Monday, September 22, 2014

A week ago Microsoft announce that she’s dropping her annual fee, Starting September 16, 2014, all Windows and Windows Phone developer accounts in Dev Center will transition to a one-time only Dev Center registration fee. Microsoft Announcement Each developer will still have to pay 19$ but this is for lifetime account, a company will have to 99$ (once), the new entrance will allow you to choose which dashboard you want to enter and from there everything is pretty much the same. Dropping of annual fees that is the big news for developers, pay 19$ for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows...
no comments

VS 2013 CA0053 : Error Running Code Analysis

Friday, July 4, 2014

I have a lecture next week on performance and developers tools and I went to an old project (TicTacToe – Created in VS 2010 ) I’m using to demonstrate code analysis. I’ve open the project and ran Code Analysis, and I received the following error: CA0053    Error Running Code Analysis    CA0053 : Unable to load rule assembly 'c:\program files (x86)\microsoft visual studio 10.0\team tools\static analysis tools\fxcop\rules\globalizationrules.dll': Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.        (Global)      Right any I tested new project created in VS...

Windows Azure Storage Emulator – v3.0 – Installation failed

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today I faced a very annoying and strange issue while installing newer version of Azure Storage Emulator on my machine. Tried to remove almost everything related to Azure but still nothing worked…. Although I ran DsInit to work on SQLEXPRESS instead of localdb I decide to delete sql local db by running the following commands: sqllocaldb stop v11.0 sqllocaldb delete v11.0 sqllocaldb create v11.0” The result should be - “LocalDB instance "v11.0" created with version 11.0.” After recreating SQL local db Azure Storage Emnulator worked. Hope this helped.