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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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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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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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Penetration testing: removing excessive HTTP response headers in Azure/IIS8

Headers response fields like:
1.    Server: the web server software being run by the site (examples: “Microsoft-IIS/7.5”, “Apache”)
2.    X-Powered-By: the collection (there can be multiple) of application frameworks being run by the site (examples: “ASP.NET”, “PHP/5.2.17”, “ ServiceStack/4.011”)
3.    X-AspNet-Version: obviously an ASP.NET only header (examples: “2.0.50727”, “4.0.30319”)
4.    X-AspNetMvc-Version: Again, you’ll only see this in the ASP.NET stack and typical examples include “3.0”, “2.0” and “1.0”.
can revealing critical information that may allow the server machine to become ...

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Monotouch – Repository Pattern – Proxy Pattern – IoC

I’m a .NET technician. I have been developing .NET solutions (web apps) since more than 10 years. I’m a mobile developer too… now… IOS developer. I develop IOS solution using .NET (Mono) framework, thanks to Monotouch and many thanks to Xamarin Studio.

What I was looking for was a way to join my past experiences with my new needs.

One of the most important needs that my customers ask to me is to allow application running without an internet connection even if ...

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