Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Could not load type System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule


Just faced one problem with my Windows Server 2008 R2 server while configuring my Silverlight WCF application for demo…

my application was working fine on my localhost and it fail to start when I uploaded to my demo server, and I got following error message…

“Could not load type 'System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule' from assembly 'System.ServiceModel, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.”

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

This error can occur when IIS is installed after installing .NET Framework 4, or if the 3.0 version of the WCF Http Activation module is installed after installing IIS and .NET Framework 4.

simplest solution to resolve this issue, run the following from command line:

aspnet_regiis.exe /iru

you can locate aspnet_regiis.exe at

  • %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319
  • %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319 (on a 64-bit machine)

Monday, November 01, 2010

PUG Live Webcasts - An exclusive series of webcasts by Pune User Group

We are pleased to announce the launch of PUG Live Webcasts, an initiative by PUG team through which you will enjoy series of Webcasts on various Microsoft technologies. We are starting with Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Development series; very soon we will be coming up with SharePoint 2010, Silverlight and many more technologies.

for more details visit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Microsoft Press eBooks available for download

List of some of Microsoft free eBooks:

From Microsoft Press web site  thanks to Abhishek Kant for sharing the list.

Friday, October 08, 2010

WebMatrix Beta 2 released

Microsoft announced release of WebMatrix Beta 2 and the Web Platform Installer is available for download at

WebMatrix is a free tool which offers developers a one-click solution to create, build website faster and make their job easier. It provides easy way to customize and build Web sites from popular open source apps like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla as well as a powerful tool to build sites from the ground up using ASP.NET, PHP, HTML and a number of other leading technologies. it also provides facility to publish websites with integrated deployment tools and gallery of hosting providers that meet their needs. this is a great tool for web developers who want to find a new and easier way of building web sites, or who want to learn how to build web sites quickly.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ASP.NET security Vulnerability Found

Few hours ago Microsoft released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET.  This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET. Microsoft recommend that all customers immediately apply a workaround to prevent attackers from using this vulnerability against your ASP.NET applications.

here are details and a workaround from Scott Guthrie’s Blog as it is…


Important: ASP.NET Security Vulnerability

A few hours ago we released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET.  This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET.

This vulnerability was publically disclosed late Friday at a security conference.  We recommend that all customers immediately apply a workaround (described below) to prevent attackers from using this vulnerability against your ASP.NET applications.

What does the vulnerability enable?

An attacker using this vulnerability can request and download files within an ASP.NET Application like the web.config file (which often contains sensitive data).

At attacker exploiting this vulnerability can also decrypt data sent to the client in an encrypted state (like ViewState data within a page).


Friday, September 17, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools RTM now

Today Microsoft announced the final release of its Windows Phone 7 Developer tools (RTM) which will enable developers to create beautiful Windows Phone 7 apps that take advantage of the phone’s new application platform, unique features and capabilities. The developer community was very excited for this release specially from the day Microsoft announced its WP7 RTM and we are happy that as promised they released the RTM version of Developers tool on today.

Click here to download the web installer.

Click here to download ISO image.

as mentioned by Scott G on his blog, this download includes following tools which are required for any one to write an application for WP7, and good news is all these tools are FREE.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone – Free edition of VS 2010 for Phone development.
  • Express Blend 4 for Windows Phone – Free version of Blend for Windows Phone 7 Development.
  • Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 – Rich framework for building great applications for Windows Phone 7.
  • XNA Game Studio for Windows Phone 7 Rich framework that enables you to build great 2D and 3D games for Windows Phone 7.
  • Windows Phone Emulator – A hardware accelerated emulator that allows you to run and debug your applications and games without requiring a phone.
  • Phone Registration Tool – When you get a device, this allows you to “unlock” the device so you can run/debug your application on it, using your Marketplace account.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Consuming RSS Feeds in your ASP.NET website

Yesterday my friend suggested me to publish Feeds of my Blog on my company website, and I too liked this idea, so decided to update the website. now question is how to consume those RSS feeds in ASP.NET Page ?
There are various ways to use this, you can search for some standard third-party controls, or you can use JavaScript for this, but I think the simplest way is use XMLDataSource, because if you have checked the format of RSS feed then you must be knowing that RSS is nothing but XML file. and once you created this XMLDataSource then you can easily bind this with standard ASP.NET controls like DataList, Labels, Hyperlink etc. so lets see how we can do this in simple 4-5 steps.

  • Open Visual Studio and Create a Website or a web application Project.
  • on Default.aspx page in design area just drop a XMLDataSource control from Toolbox.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Office 2010 Community launch in Pune

office 2010
Office 2010 another major revolution in Microsoft's most cutting edge technologies is here to get your work done the easy way. Check out the latest news and views on Office 2010 from the experts, attend Office 2010 Community launch event hosted by Pune User Group.
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 - Sat, 7 Aug 2010
Time: 09:00:AM - 01:00:PM

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Download Visual Studio 2010 RTM Virtual Machine with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs

Visual Studio 2010 RTM version Virtual Machine is now available for download, you can download these different VMs from following links
Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Hyper-V)
Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Windows [7] Virtual PC)
Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Virtual PC 2007 SP1)
Brian Keller, Evangelist from Microsoft recently announced

Friday, May 14, 2010

Microsoft IndiMix 2010

Microsoft IndiMIX 2010 - An exclusive Conference for Web Developers and Designers building some of the world’s most innovative Websites.
The web belongs to you. Whether you're a developer or designer, or a little bit of both, together we build the most powerful and innovative websites that the world uses and loves.
Attend IndiMIX 2010 and….

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Windows Azure Tools for VS 2010 RC

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the application development for Windows Azure platform.
The Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 (February 2010) support the Visual Studio 2010 RC and Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
What's New in version 1.1:
Windows Azure Drive: Enable a Windows Azure application to use existing NTFS APIs to access a durable drive. This allows the Windows Azure application to mount a page blob as a drive letter, such as X:, and enables easy migration of existing NTFS applications to the cloud.

VS 2010/.NET 4 Release Candidate (RC) is Available for MSDN subscribers


Today Microsoft announced the RC for Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.  MSDN subscribers can can download it here:

this will be made available to the public on Wednesday February 10.

You can report your feedback through  survey site and you can file any issues you find on the VS Connect site.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

VS 2010 Beta 2 and TFS 2010 Beta 2 VPC image for download


Links to download Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 and Team Foundation Server® 2010 Beta 2 -

virtual image for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1

virtual image for Windows Virtual PC format

virtual image for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

The virtual machine image in this download contains both Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta2 and the requisite trial software.

along with this you can also download Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit - January Release

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rangers shipped Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide

Team System Rangers ( or now Visual studio ALM rangers) deliver out of band solutions for missing features and guidance in the Team System suite of products.
This time rangers came up with Visual Studio 2010 TFS upgrade guide on CodePlex. This guide covers scenarios which may be encountered during and after the upgrade process. It provides examples of most common and potential issues. It covers scenarios related to general Upgrade Process, Work Item Templates, Reports, and Enterprise TFS Management (ETM). Although this guide refers to TFS 2008 scenarios, almost all the concepts apply also to TFS 2005.
This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PUG Developer Summit 2010

PUG Developer Summit 2010 is an event for developers to gain and share knowledge on the cutting edge technologies. Along with the interesting interactive sessions, this time we are presenting some out of the box topics like Concept Visualization. You will get a chance to meet the industry gurus and explore the intricacies of working on Mobile Devices with SharePoint 2010. You will experience some of the coolest features of upcoming release of Silverlight 4 and WCF. . You will see how Visual Studio 2010 can give you a whole new development experience. So be there to feel the technology on…
16th January, 2010 9:00 am...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Commercial Availability of Windows Azure Platform

Today Microsoft announced commercial availability of its Windows® Azure™ platform which include Windows Azure, SQL Azure and  Windows Azure platform AppFabric. In addition, Microsoft also announced  new pricing and availability for Windows Azure platform AppFabric.
If you are CTP user then starting today you can upgrade your Community Technology Preview (CTP) accounts of the Windows® Azure™ platform to paid commercial subscriptions. If you upgrade your CTP accounts during the month of January, 2010, all Windows Azure platform usage incurred during this month will be at no charge. You will also have full visibility during this month to your Windows Azure platform usage. Billing and SLAs for all commercial accounts will begin on February 1st, 2010.
Customers with CTP accounts must upgrade their accounts prior to February 1, 2010. New customers can start using the services by signing up for one of the paid subscription offers.
To get started, visit:
How to  upgrade your CTP accounts,