How to use string.Format with LINQ Select

When I project new data types using the Select operator I sometimes want to create new strings from the combination of existing properties.  Naturally I turn to string.Format.  However, if you attempt a call like the one below: public object Get(int id) {    return this.db.Peopl... [More]

Building Ubuntu Servers in Hyper-V

Download Ubuntu server Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ISO from In Hyper-V Manager select New / Virtual Machine Before You Begin Click Next Specify Name and Location Name: <Stage> i.e. Dev, QA, Prod Click Next Specify Generation Select ... [More]

Never forget -Verbose again

Working with DSC I am constantly having to type –Verbose on my Start-DscConfiguration calls.  However, I stumbled across this cool feature of PowerShell that I thought I would share that will set the –Verbose switch on all your calls for you. PowerShell has a collection of Preferen... [More]

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Keller VM share issue

Problem: When I attempt to open the drop folder of a build on the Update 3 version of the Visual Studio 2013 Keller vm I get the follow error. Solution: Give Everyone read permission to the c:\ffdrops folder. If you get promoted by a Network discovery and file sharing dialog select "Yes, tur... [More]