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Introduction We have a requirement at the moment to modify AD FS 3.0 (which is a role in Windows Server 2012 R2) to allow users to authenticate without having to specify the domain name.  This is for two reasons – the current external system doesn’t have a requirement to prefix […]

Using alterative AD attributes to authenticate to AD FS 3.0


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Introduction Hello and apologies for the long delay between articles, I am now returning to the Entity framework.  Following on from the previous article (Entity Validation) I’m back to review the latest edition of the generic data access class. In the time between my original series of articles concerning disconnected […]

Update: Entity Framework Generic Data Access


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Hi there and happy new year.  2011 promises to be quite an interesting year, and I hope that I can continue to contribute here at Sanders Technology.  To kick off the new year, I decided to revisit the Windows Workflow article I started late last year. A little while ago […]

A quick and dirty Rules Engine using Windows Workflow (Part ...



Recently I put my mind towards developing a fairly light rules based utility for applying various logical patterns on top of some linear business data.  Honestly, my initial thoughts were “oh no, not another boring rules based implementation” because we (ought to) know how boring that can be – and […]

A quick and dirty Rules Engine using Windows Workflow (Part ...


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Introduction Now if you are like me, you’ve probably had some interest in POCO (plain old CLR objects) objects for at least some time.  They are an invaluable tool in the distributed systems and service oriented architecture areas, but up until now they’ve been inaccessible for those designs. In a […]

The ADO.Net Entity Framework, POCO Objects and You


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This is part of a series of entries written about Microsoft’s new SQL Azure database service and the Entity Framework v4. Following on from my previous posts (check them out before continuing) – this article assumes you have followed steps outlined in the  previous posts to create various models and […]

A Dynamic Data Website with SQL Azure and the Entity ...