A couple years back, I outlined how you could get Sitefinity running on an Azure VM. However, with a new dev environment to setup, more advancements in hosting platforms, I went back to see if I could get my Sitefinity site running through the typical Azure App and Database services. Good news is you can and it’s quite simple. Continue reading “Running Sitefinity in Azure Services”
Entity Framework migrations are a great thing. They’ve made my development life a LOT easier. Automated migrations can cause problems, especially on a project with multiple developers involved. For that, we use manual migrations through the Package Manager Console.
But how do you manually run these migrations against your test (or live) server when your deployment tool doesn’t run them? If you have access to the database in question, you can add the ConnectionString and ProviderName parameters at the Package Manager Console prompt and make life a lot easier:
Update-Database -ConnectionString "MY_CONNECTION_STRING" -ConnectionProviderName "System.Data.SqlClient"
You can pull your connection string direct from your web.config transform, no special “magic” needed.
Sometimes progress can be slow, but it is still worth it…
As technology continues to grow more and more in our lives (and family), here are a couple tools that we have really been enjoying as of late: Life360 and Prodigy. Continue reading “Family Tech: Life360 and Prodigy”
We’re moving into a time when most apps need to run on multiple platforms in order to be impactful and effective. I’m working from a MacBook Pro, but will often do quick followups on issues from my iPhone, or even from my Android tablet if I’m really in a bind. Sometimes I just need to borrow a web browser really quick to make sure that a certain task was completed. One of the key things to this however is to have consistent functionality across these platforms. Case in point, the current state of Microsoft Outlook. Continue reading “Technical Note / Rant: Keep Core App Functionality Consistent”
I’m not sure about you, but for myself, I have a hard time thinking what lies beyond this coming week… Continue reading “The Long Game”
So here we are, a brand new year and I thought I’d go off on a tangent and see if I can shock and amaze folks with a few things you may not know about me… Continue reading “Five Random (and semi-famous?) Things You May Not Know About Me”