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  • Nasty Microsoft

    Not the kind of language one has ever seen used to describe Microsoft but they are up to nasty tricks with Windows 10

  • a thread with no name ??

    , kettch wrote

    Does the Contact Us form still work, or is it just a placebo?

    I posted in the site feedback when this post was made, there is a channel 9 team member that has responded to some posts there, clearly they are not interested in what some people post.

  • a thread with no name ??

    @MasterPi: I don't think the poster was even trying to break anything, just someone looking for some help. 

  • Reached my limit for accepting advertising

    @elmer: Thanks for that, I think I gave up a long time ago thinking that they were just a part of the internet, I will give that a go

  • Channel 9 title accepts malformed markup

    User's title contains the following text and shows as blank in the main list view

     <asp:EntityDataSource not working in VS2015 Visual Web Part


  • Reached my limit for accepting advertising

    I am trying to send an urgent email and each time I log into outlook.com in a browser I get a modal dialog that does not close in IE that says The Outlook app is now available on your phone

    When I use google search I am always confronted with their data policy that won't go away until it forces you to agree (I have moved to Bing)

    Visit any news website Forbes, independent.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk etc. and the main page always loads quickly but it is always unbearably slow due to being delayed by adverts loading

    Log into facebook in a hotel when you are tethering your phone and your allowance is soon used up by all the videos they post

    I really am sick and tired of using the Web now


  • Surface Phone - a year away

    @elmer: To date Microsoft partners have been producing hardware the fails to be updated after three years even though Microsoft are hiking their prices up e.g. the Surface and Windows Phone.

    Until Microsoft continue to support their hardware the way Apple does, this will be as popular as Windows Phone. iPhone sales are falling for the first time in 13 years so they are over a decade late trying to join the phone game, I don't see me buying anything other than Apple for the next 10 years

  • Xamarin "Hello World"

    @Ian2: Petzold has a free eBook https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/xamarin-forms/creating-mobile-apps-xamarin-forms/

    He is also working for Xamarin (or was as it is Microsoft now)

  • OneDrive problems

    , bondsbw wrote

    But if you insist on using OneDrive for this purpose, consider creating a ZIP or TAR of the changes and then using OneDrive's large file upload API:  https://dev.onedrive.com/items/upload_large_files.htm

    That would at least guarantee a transactional sync.

    I agree, at least you can date the files, as most experienced developers will tell you once you have written a huge bit of code, and you have an off week  and develop a buggy module, I would rather you than me, trying to extricate this.

    Also, don't think you can apply for a Programming job and get anywhere near a decent salary, I would never hire someone who did not know how to use source control (or al least show an awareness why it is necessary), your resume will be binned.

    @magicalclick this community also has some very bright folks that give you the best advice for nothing

  • Scoop

    The individuals that broke the Panama Papers are answering a live Q+A.

    Unlike Snowden there is no condemnation of this leak of confidential information. This leak had been planned for a year which is why it wrong footed so many Heads of State and Celebrities.

    The source of the problem was cloud hosted services. Like Ashley Madison and Snowden, it appears that individual whose job it was to protect their organisation decided to clear their conscience publicly, stealing information that did not belong to them and whistleblowing.

    Is it time SQL started locking data down by year, allowing you to control what years individuals can see, or maybe dividing huge databases into partial databases with enhanced security. Common tasks that an IT administrator does like creating a snapshot in VMWare is to also have enhanced security.

    I realise the public stand to gain the most in this situation as any taxes will end up in the public purse, how long till then next leak with terabytes of data, and what are you doing to eliminate the possibility of you being in the headlines next?