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18th October 2011
ASPAlliance Times
The industry newsletter for Active Software Professionals
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Featured Article
Book Review: Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant
By Anand Narayanaswamy, 18th October 2011
It is essential to optimize Windows 7 in order to make use of the features to its full potential. However, it is difficult to find and locate the various elements which require optimization. In this review, Anand examines the contents of Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant book authored by William Stanek. After reading the review, you will be in a position to judge whether the book will be suitable for you or not.
Editor's Comments
By Steven Smith

If you're trying to keep up with the latest stuff coming with VS11, WinRT, and BUILD, check out the latest training kits available here:

VS11 Developer Preview Training Kit

There's also a brief writeup of them here:


I'm in Bulgaria this week speaking at DevReach. There were some great sessions - go to DevReach.com or search for DevReach on YouTube and you can probably check out some of them (I know at least one of the keynotes is on YouTube already).

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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.
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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.
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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.