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11th October 2011
ASPAlliance Times
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Featured Article
Book Review - Windows 7 Administrator's Pocket Consultant
By Anand Narayanaswamy, 11th October 2011
If you are a Windows geek or an Administrator then you should master all the advanced concepts associated with Windows 7. Windows 7 Administrators Pocket Consultant by renowned Windows expert William R. Stanek provides a glimpse of all the concepts related to management and administration of Windows 7. Does this book help you in your quest to master Windows 7? Find it out by reading Anand's review.
Editor's Comments
By Steven Smith

Microsoft's ASP.NET web site is trying a new look. You can check it out here: http://beta.asp.net/

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Like it? Hate it? Let them know via their UserVoice forum here (specifically for the site): http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/136460-www-asp-net-website-

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ParallelLoopState and Parallel.ForEach
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Performance Tricks to Metro Style Web Applications
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WCF errors after Installing Azure SDK 1.5
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Take pain out of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) configuration (2)
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“The world of a digital creative is a lot like a video game…”
Adam Walker
Infolinks Self-Serve Ads Marketplace Reaps Rich Dividends
Anand Narayanaswamy
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State of Apple
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ASP Alliance Most Popular Articles
Downloading Files - Forcing the File Download Dialog
By Steve Sharrock , 3rd November 2003
Ever try to force the "Download File" dialog in a clients's browser window when you download files that may be supported with a MIME type? Here is an example that works with many versions of IE.
Dynamically Templated GridView with Edit, Delete and Insert Options
By G Mohyuddin , 22nd January 2007
In this article the author presents a comprehensive solution to build a GridView with template fields generated at run time with in-place Insert, Delete and Edit operations with a full description of an effective implementation and usage of ITemplate interface.
How to Implement 2-Step Verification in ASP.NET MVC
By Keyvan Nayyeri , 16th August 2011
Nowadays security is more important than ever on the internet, and the majority of security issues on websites are caused by user accounts being compromised. As a good prevention strategy, the use of 2-step or phone verification mechanisms is becoming common on the internet. In this article Keyvan discusses the implementation of a 2-step verification system in ASP.NET MVC by developing a simple prototype.