May 29

What is LINQ to SharePoint

What is LINQ? and why use it with SharePoint List data?
LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query, and what LINQ does is add a native querying syntax reminiscent of SQL to .NET Framework programming languages.
Where to get LINQ to SharePoint?

LINQ to SharePoint Server is available in several forms. Next to a regular installer (MSI-package) the project’s source code is also available for download. The reason for making the code available is to help others in implementing custom LINQ query providers. In order to use LINQ to SharePoint Server 2010, one needs the .NET Framework 3.5. If you want to profit from the Visual Studio 2008 integration, you should have Visual Studio 2008 Professional or higher.

The installer and source for the latest release can both be found in the “Releases”-tab on http://www.codeplex.com/LINQtoSharePoint. The latest sources can be found via the “Source Code”-tab on the same web site. Read more

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May 22

Internet Risk from clicking on risky sites lessen

Category: News

If there’s anything you should be worried about, it’s viruses and their elk. It gets even worse that just by viewing certain sites, you get them on your PC:

The investigation, conducted by McAfee(R) SiteAdvisor(TM), studied the five major U.S. search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Ask) and found that the overall chance of clicking through to a risky site declined by 12.0%. Still, McAfee estimates that consumers click through to risky sites more than 268 million times each month.

“It’s good to see that clicking on search engine results has gotten modestly safer,” said Chris Dixon, director of strategy, McAfee SiteAdvisor. “But when almost one of 12 sponsored links still clicks through to a risky site, there remains significant room for continued improvement.”

So be very careful when clicking on unknown sites…

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May 15

Compliance and Oracle’s Identity Manager

Category: News

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Oracle recently released its latest version of its software, Identity Manager. For those who are new to this, it’s a user provisioning and administration software application that enables companies to update, upgrade, and add or remove user accounts from other applications and directories. Oracle states that the latest version of Identity Manager improves compliance since it provides “granular” reports which identified which users has access to specific data and other pertinent and sensitive information – which has always been a challenge for companies who wish to meet “regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FFIEC and PCI.”

SOURCE: Internetnews

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May 8

Facebook users complain- again

Category: Facebook,News
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This is the second time that Facebook has made a booboo. Wasn’t it only last year that this particular social utility added a “news feeds” feature which only resulted to threatened protests from many of Facebook’s users. The company apologized, and I think it needs to do that again as there are reports of new complaints regarding a recently launched marketing program that apparently allows users and friends to see their online purchases. Facebook has been making steps to alleviate the situation but personally I think they need to hasten as a lot of users are getting pissed about how they put it as an invasion of their privacy.

Source: Yahoo! Internet News

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May 1

Online Business

Category: Business

Majority of the people today are active users of the internet. The increase in users of the Internet made it possible for people to take advantage of this in business. Look at some of the more popular online businesses today which vary from the search engine of Google and the social networking of Facebook. These are just two examples of what one can do with the right idea in the online world. They started with an idea and expanded it into the business it is today. This is possible for anyone with courage to start and the right idea to succeed in the online world. Starting a business online is perfect for starting entrepreneurs since it is accessible through the comfort of your home. It is high time for people to start taking an idea and applying it to the online world since this caters to a large chunk of the modern person.

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Apr 24

Young Europeans prefer the Internet over TV

Category: News,Survey

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Poor old television has just lost to the Internet according to a survey released by the European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA). Apparently, a majority of the 7,000 survey participants in 10 European go online between five and seven days a week. Only 77 percent watch television just as often with 48 percent saying that their TV consumption has been reduced because of the Internet. A European teen spends an average of 11.9 hours of Internet time every week. 32 percent of the respondents cite the e-mail as particularly indispensable. Participating countries were Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

I wonder what the results will be like in the rest of the world. I guess it must be the same. I myself don�t even watch TV anymore. And if I do access my TV, it�s to watch DVD�s. Ask me about the recent TV commercials and I won�t be able to answer you. I even get my news over the Internet.

Source: Yahoo! News

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Apr 17

Fundamentals on How to Advertise your Business

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If you’re planning to start business online then you should always take note about your relationship with the people around you because they are your possible costumers. It is better to start a business if you are recognized and it is also much better if you have initially built a relationship with your target market. In this way they will start recommending you to other people. Being advertised by the word of mouth is a good strategy and free.

If you have a budget then you can advertise your business through magazines, newspapers, billboards and most importantly through the internet. However, advertising is not free. Other business minded people also make use of famous speakers to help promote their business. For example if your market are students then introduce your products and services in a Thai school or Thai classes by an enthusiastic speaker.

These are only simple options on how to advertise your business. You can make your advertisement personalized through relationships or you can advertise it through modern technology. Always remember that in starting a business you have to be patient before earning and when talking to clients to help you be known as a reliable company.

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Apr 10

Links: a tricky subject

To get a decent ranking these days, you need to do a fair amount of work on your link profile. You can optimise your pages as far as you like, but without the reputation indicator of a good links profile, your SEO plans are not going to get you very far.

The topic of links is a very tricky one for those new to SEO to get their heads around. Links are far from simple. They’re not simple to obtain, and they’re definitely not simple to work into your rankings calculation. Even experienced search engine optimisation experts have difficulty judging what difference a particular link is going to make to a site’s SEO.

Links were once judged in a fairly democratic fashion. One link counted as one popularity vote. This system was a simple one, and made things simple for sites in terms of search engine optimisation. If a site owner wanted to get ahead in the search engines and had completed their on-page SEO, all they had to do was arrange for a few more links to point to their site. One link, one vote. Read more

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Apr 3

FaceBook Still Dominates Social Net

Social Networking SitesThe social internet is still in total flux with them growing in terms of member numbers that have swelled immensely, the winner of dominance still remains to be seen as they grow by leaps and bounds day after day. People have been scooping up social site memberships by the thousands with Facebook still at the helm with more members mainly due to it’s roots in the America’s. There are a lot more social sites all over the world, each with their own local favorites like Google’s Orkut, China’s QQ and more. Read more

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Mar 26

Use Desktop Pop-up Application with Asterisk PBX

Reminders, alerts, pop-ups, etc. are very important in this busy running world. Multi-tasking is what all of us do and so chances of overlooking certain alerts is likely. But what if we overlook something which is really significant? Not done, right? Yes! As a result, to avoid this confusion, desktop screen pop-up was introduced. Desktop pop-up application delivers integrated web searches with GoogleMaps and GoogleSearch to locate, dial and save new contacts.

Desktop popup application combines the power of the Microsoft, the power of Google, and the power of your Asterisk PBX based phone to speed up and simplify all your phone communications. Desktop applications use Asterisk AMI link to control any phone connected to a hosted Asterisk server, or control any phone connected to a Broad Soft server.

Possible instant messaging and other Asterisk call notification tools you could utilize: include the following:
1. smbclient (SAMBA)
2. YAC (windows & TiVo listener)
3. YAACID (open source in .NET/C#): Yet Another Asterisk Caller ID
4. Jabber (various methods), ICQ, MSN, …
5. Covide (CRM software)
6. FOP (Flash Operator Panel)
7. HooDaHek (collection of CallerID scripts and tools for Asterisk VOIP PBX)
8. App_notify network caller notification. Mac OSX client available (3rd party tool)
9. app_broadcast: Works with YAC etc. (3rd party tool)
10. asteroid (Open source, JAVA)
11. iBCallMan (Windows Desktop Call Manager)
12. PL Call Notify
13. MythTV OSD
14. NetCID (talking callerid)
15. Emerald Caller-ID Search
16. ADM – Asterisk Desktop Manager
17. U-Rang II (Screen Pop Utility for Windows)
18. Asterisk Dial & Announce Tool (ADAT). Free call-notifier (Outlook/CRM integration, event handling, click-to-dial, BLF panel and more).
19. Pbx Screen Popper (Opens a web page on incoming calls based on specific matching criteria)
20. StarJunction Free Edition Caller ID pop. Integration with Salesforce and SugarCRM
21. OutCall (Pop-Up as well as Outlook integration, free and open source)
22. Email
23. CallerIDpop Perl Script
24. DialApplet, Windows, Mac & Linux
25. AsteriskCallNotification Mac
26. Asterisk+Twitter
27. VoIP Operator Free Windows call notification and dialer for Asterisk. Very easy to use and install.
28. InGenius Connector Search-and Dial PC Application, Caller ID pop, integration with MS Outlook, Active Directory and Google. Optional Softphone.
29. Thirdlane Dialer Free dialer and screen-pop application for Asterisk based PBXs. Integrated with Thirdlane PBX and Thirdlane PBX MTE, MS Outlook, any web based CRM, dual-mode – floating or Outlook toolbar, supports call to URLs.

To add to all this, Apps4Rent offers you the best application hosting solutions, such as, hosted VOIP PBX, Exchange, SharePoint, etc. These software hosting solutions has become the preferred way for companies to implement business software.

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