Friday, July 6, 2012

New Dynamics CRM Blog

For those Guild Members who are looking at Dynamics CRM or are looking at revolutionary and out of the box ways of getting the most out of it, there is a new blog starting up that will be providing a wealth of information on just those topics.

The Dynamics CRM Unleashed Blog is written by someone with hands on experience working with large scale and cloud based CRM.

I know I will be reading it on a regular basis, so I thought I would pass it on to you as well.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share with the Guild please email them to Susan Fischer at or Chris Williams at

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sitecore Guild

I would like to take this opportunity to invite the Sitecore Guild to the family.
You can access the Sitecore Guild at:

You may also follow them on Twitter at:

Sitecore is an amazing CMS built on ASP.NET. It is flexible as it includes full source code but is also easy for an end user to edit and publish content. For those who have not checked it out yet you need to. You will be amazed.

The next user group meeting for Sitecore in Toronto is in February. Check out the Sitecore Guild often for information on the next user group and for tips on using Sitecore.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share please email Susan Fischer at

Friday, May 21, 2010

Login and Registration Tips and Tricks

This link provides tips and best practices for creating user management pages for your sites. Since this blog is about I thought you might find it useful.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Session keeps timing out when debugging iis7

I found out why this is happening.

In IIS7 on the Application Pool, there are ping settings that will kill a session if it gets not response. This is great for production as it keeps iis running slim but when debugging in Visual Studio and stopping on a breakpoint that is nasty.

I found an article that explains how to disable the ping or extend the timeout period.
Application Pool Ping setting in IIS

If you come across any tips, tricks or resource you think the group will find helpful please email them to Susan Fischer at and we will post them here.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

If you are like me you find dealing with regular expressions both powerful and frustrating.I found a couple links that may help you on your journey to build regular expressions.

Roy Osherove has a few tools here that will be useful. The first is the Regulator that allows you to build regular expression with intellisense included. The second tool is the regulazy that allows you to typein text select it and via right click create your regular expression:

The third is not really a tool but a library that helps you find regular expressions that others have created for you:

This posting is also available at: You can check out this blog for additional information related to c#

If you find any regular expression tools or other tools you find useful please email them to me at

Friday, May 2, 2008

Perpetual Beginner

For those just learning some of the newer technologies such as subsonic, linq, mvc, etc this is going to be fast becoming the place to go. It is definitely a blog to keep an eye on. The perpetual beginner, Jesse Naiman, will soon be a name you will remember.

Here is the link to his blog:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Visual Studio Slows or Goes off in limbo

AutoRecover is a feature in VS 2005, which used for automatically saving work on a regular basis. This will be helpful when power failure or system crash. Anyway, we could turn off it in VS 2005 optionsEnviornmentAutoRecover [AutoRecover in the IDE]
If you go into Tools/Options and click on the environment tab you may see an option for AutoRecover.
If not there is a checkbox at the bottom that says show all options then it will show up.
When you click on AutoRecover you will notice that it tries to save your work every 5 minutes.