Tag Archives: Microsoft

Using reCAPTCHA in your ASP.NET MVC app

The Internet is full of bots. There’s no denying it, bots have been created to perform tasks on the Internet for many purposes, a good example is Ticketmaster, who have calculated that approximately 60% of all bookings are made by bots (src nyt). One of the most common practices for fighting back against bots is… Continue Reading

ASP.NET MVC4 AuthorizeAttribute throughout app

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Control access to your webpages with the AuthorizeAttribute

If you’re developing a website where there should only be a couple of publicly accessible pages in ASP.NET MVC, then at first you may try to go through all your controllers decorating them with the AuthorizeAttribute. Although you will still want to allow anonymous users access to the login page otherwise anonymous users can never… Continue Reading

Google Calendar events in Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook 2013

I recently bought Microsoft Office 2013 Professional for use at home, while I am not a fan of the hefty price tag associated with Microsoft Office I got a really good deal on it through the company I work for. I am quite a fan of Microsoft Outlook and despite looking there is no free… Continue Reading

Windows Azure Free Global Bootcamp

I recently took the decision that I wanted to start to get more involved in the wider programming community, by giving back (through this blog and online through things like StackOverflow) and by attending bootcamps, so I was really pleased when I heard about how Microsoft are doing a free Windows Azure¬†Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will… Continue Reading