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Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 09h15
From West Wind Technologies: ".NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0 are finally here, and in this post I'll show how to get started with these new tools using the command line tooling. This is not meant to be your typical getting started tutorial that jumps right into Visual Studio and creates a Web project from there. Rather, the purpose of this post is to demonstrate some of the core underpinnings of how .NET Core and ASP.NET Core projects are bootstrapped and using the command line tooling is actually the best way to demonstrate..."

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 09h08
From SQL Authority: "This is a 130th episode of Notes from the Field series. In this episode we are going to learn something very simple but effective about SIS and Zip. This subject is not very much discussed about and hardly there are many information about this subject available. In this episode of the Notes from the Field series database expert Kevin Hazzard explains the how to use ZIP with SSIS. Read the experience of Kevin in his own words."

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 08h56
From MS SQL Tips: "In Part - I of this tip series, we saw how to create a SQL Server Linked Server to Oracle and pull tablespace information into a SQL Server database table through a SQL Server Agent Job. In this tip we will create an SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report for Oracle tablespace and schedule the report to run via an SSRS subscription to deliver the report to your inbox every 8 hours."

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 09h21
From West Wind Technologies: "The problem is if you use Web Deploy from Visual Studio with a Web Site Project (and only a Web Site Project), the publish will overwrite the ACLs on the server by clearing them to the inherited defaults of the parent. Needless to say this is usually not what you want - if you have any ACLs set at all on the server this will simply undo them which is rarely a good idea. The intent of the default at some point was likely to ensure that no extra rights are available so data isn't accidentally s..."

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 09h14
From SQL Authority: "As you new versions of SQL Server come, the amount of capabilities just increases exponentially. It is tough to keep up in pace with the innovations and learning that one needs to go through. I have in the past written few articles around working with JSON over the blogs earlier. These games of playing with the new capabilities will show up tons of errors as we are not completely aware of what is possible. These experiments lead you from learning to another."

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 09h10
From PC World: "Microsoft’s latest major refresh of Windows 10 will be released publicly on August 2, the company confirmed Wednesday morning. In a blog post, Microsoft outlined the full list of new features coming with the update, including security upgrades, improvements to Cortana and features aimed at making touchscreen devices with Windows 10 more useful."

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 08h52
From MS SQL Tips: "In this tip we look at how to use the Entity Dependencies Explorer to analyze dependencies / relationships between entities. While defining an entity, we can create domain-based attributes that are based on other entities. You can read more about this in this tip. This creates a dependency of one entity on other."

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 08h35
From .NET Rocks: "Ready to go deeper into Elixir? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard caught up with Rob Conery to see how his obsession with Elixir and Erlang has evolved. Rob talks about getting comfortable in the space and getting serious about building software using the Phoenix MVC library and other tools. The conversation turns to the Actor Model pattern and how it becomes a way of life when you're working in Elixir - as fundamental as objects are to C#. Rob discusses the building, testing and deploying ..."

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 09h10
From MS SQL Tips: "Cortana works hard to bring the Power BI processing power to decipher our natural questioning ability. It picks out the appropriate key words and phrases in order to select the appropriate Power BI dataset and then present the results using the most appropriate visualization. These results are all displayed within the Cortana search box. As with most any tool with the power of Cortana, there are required setup items which much be completed to allow Cortana to interact with Power BI."

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 09h05
From Developer drive: "When crafting a User Interface, there is?—?what feels like?—?an infinite number of constraints you have to work with, one of them being “is it doable?” We started a series with MaterialUp exploring just that, the intersection between code and design, where front-end developers take up the challenge of coding a developer’s concept: “Can You Code This UI Concept?”, Vol 2, and Vol 3! Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Gannon, an immensely talented interaction and motion designer from the ..."

Universal Thread News
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 17h05
Level Extreme Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive Universal Thread acquisition agreement with DMIB Inc., a renowned IT services/software development Montreal-based consulting company.

Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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