Enabling OCR of TIFF images for SharePoint 2013 Search

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search has the built-in ability to OCR and index the content of your scanned tiff images during a crawl (whether they are are stored in SharePoint or not). This is a very powerful feature, yet a bit mysterious to configure as the configuration steps have changed since the 2010 version. I’ll outline […]

Texas Road Side History – There’s an App for That

Have you ever wondered what that historical marker says that you just passed while driving down the road? Well, there’s an app for that, if you live in Texas. Please cut to the chase and give me the links WP7 Fanboys – Open in the WP7 Marketplace iPhone/iPad Fanboys – Open in the App Store […]

Windows Phone 7: Custom Tool Error failed to generate code for service reference

Stumbling here because you are having trouble updating a service reference in your Windows Phone 7 application? Are you getting a warning that reads something like this? Custom tool warning: Cannot import wsdl:portType Detail: An exception was thrown while running a WSDL import extension: System.ServiceModel.Description.DataContractSerializerMessageContractImporter Error: Could not load type ‘System.Runtime.Serialization.DataContractSet’ from assembly ‘System.Runtime.Serialization, Version=, […]

SharePoint 2010: Programatically Retrieve Credentials from the Secure Store Service

SharePoint 2010’s Secure Store Service provides a way to map credentials and delegate access to remote resources. You may already be familiar with the MOSS 2007 Single Sign-on Shared Service, which was the former equivalent. The Secure Store Service integrates seemlessly with Business Connectivity Services (BCS), but it also features an API that can be […]

Linq to Entities Wild-card LIKE Extension Method

To build a wildcard-enabled Linq query for Entity Framework, you have several methods available to use from the System.String class that Entity Framework supports and transforms into SQL: Contains(string value) StartsWith(string value) EndsWith(string value) A simple query example might be: var q = (from c in db.Customers where c.CompanyName.Contains(name) select c) .ToList(); The above example […]

Avoiding SOAP Bloat with JSON Services

In this post I am going to walk through writing and consuming JSON services using ASP.Net, WCF, and jQuery to request the stock price for a company. Visual Studio 2010 Web Application Project Template Additions jQuery Intellisense – let Visual Studio write your jQuery for you AJAX-enabled WCF Service – item template that auto-generates the […]