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Upgrading TFS 2013.4 to TFS 2015

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) was released on August 6, 2015. In 4ward we upgraded TFS on all the major and minor versions from 2010 to 2013, and this week we updated our TFS 2013.4 architecture to TFS 2015.

As usual, in this post I’ll show you how to do an in-place upgrade of Team Foundation Server 2015.

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Upgrade Lync 2013 to Skype for Business – Step by Step

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 was released a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to upgrade from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business.

First of all: why should I upgrade my installation?

Here the reference to Technet with the new features and changes introduced with SfB Server2015: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn933785.aspx

 

There are not so many changes in the architecture: we have a new role for the interoperability with some Cisco devices (I’m curious to see how it works), support for SQL Server AlwaysOn ...

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Upgrading TFS 2013.3 to TFS 2013 Update 4 (2013.4)

Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 4 (aka TFS 2013.4) was released on November 12, 2014. In 4ward we upgraded TFS on all the major and minor versions from 2010 to 2013, and this week we updated our TFS 2013.3 architecture to TFS 2013.4.

So in this post I’ll show you how to do an in-place upgrade of Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 4.

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Upgrading TFS 2013.2 to TFS 2013.3 (Update 3)

Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 (aka TFS 2013.3) was released on August 4th, 2014. In 4ward we upgraded TFS on all the major and minor versions from 2010 to 2013, and this week we updated our TFS 2013.2 architecture to TFS 2013.3.

So in this post I’ll show you how to do an in-place upgrade of Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3.

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Rate limiting with Redis

The rate limiter pattern is a special counter that is used to limit the rate at which an operation can be performed.

There are a few classes of rate limiting or velocity checking you can do:

  1.  Per user or API key: ensure that any given user account or API account key holder can only perform (n) actions per minute.
  2.  Per IP address: ensure that any given IP address can only perform (n) actions per minute.
  3.  Per global action: ensure that a particular action can ...
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AngularJS Filter

In this post we’ll analyze the filter functionality provided us by AngularJS.

Filter is a way to format the data displayed. There are several built-in filter but we can create our own filters.

To invoke filters, in the HTML code, we have to use the pipe (|) inside the double braces ( {{ }} )

For example, in this way we’ll capitalize all characters of string:

// result: TODAY IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY
{{ 'Today is a beautiful day' | uppercase }}

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Sharing data between controllers in AngularJS

I wrote this article to show how it can possible to pass data from one Controller to another one.

There are two ways to do it, using a service or exploiting depending parent/child relation between controller scopes.
In this post, we’ll analyze the last one method.

It is possible to send data from parent controller to a child controller and viceversa.
To transmit data from the FirstController to SecondController, which the scope of the first one is parent to the scope of ...

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Create an e-mail attachment by retrieving from the network

During an implementation of an existing project I have had to add a feature to send an e-mail with attachment that has to be a report of reporting services.

The chosen format is pdf so you need to get the parameters to be passed via url querystring to export the report in pdf format.

I have chosen to download the pdf file, and then I have attached them to the email on the fly without saving it to db or ...

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How to direct bound ports to message box

 

Recently in a project we needed to unbound an orchestration receive port from a physical port.

We had to have a common application with all components ,orchestration included and we needed to create other applications that had all ports for a particular integration environment.In this way we were not limited to use a single receive port with a receive location for different environments.

So we used Message Box direct bound ports that allows for publish-subscribe design pattern.Messages sent on a message box ...

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Upgrading TFS 2013 to TFS 2013 Update 2 (2013.2)

TFS 2013 Update 2 (aka TFS 2013.2) was released on 2th April 2014. In 4ward we upgraded Team Foundation Server on all the major and minor versions from 2010 to 2013, and the last week we updated our TFS 2013 architecture to TFS 2013 Update 2.

There is no Update 1 for TFS 2013, like Brian Harry explained in this post.

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