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  1. Creating HSTS and Pre-load with Cloudflare

    Most people are familiar with HTTPS and the concept of secure websites. Securing websites become more and more common, which is a really good thing. Not only do we know that the data sent and received from the website is secure, but we also get a sense of knowing we will be alright. We expect that we get confidentiality, authenticity and integrity from modern websites. After all, we see sites every day with this:This is becoming more and more common, and according to Scott Helme almost 31% of the...
  2. Securing your Exchange Online

    If your company its using Exchange Online services and you are responsible for email security, you have many options that you can implement to improve email security. By default every new Exchange Online tenant come with a defaults protections policy such as:Every default policy can be viewed, edited but not deleted. Its so recommended that you review all of this policies.As administrator, you can create additional malware or spam policies and applies it to specific users or groups.The malware filter...
  3. Custom user roles and role-based authorization in ASP.NET core

    I've recently been trying to contribute to the developer community, in more ways than I previously have. One of the areas I decided to delve into, is spending more time on tech forums and resources like StackOverflow.  Well not for asking questions or checking for answers, but more for answering as many questions as I possibly can. The aim is to provide answers primarily to questions budding developers are asking. so Let's hope I do a lot of that as time goes on. Hey, I might...
  4. How to debug Django web apps using chrome developer tools and Django Debug Panel

    Django is a great framework for developing fast web applications with python, and it can certainly save you a ton of time if you are using python.  It's one of my favorite frameworks that is around right now, and I think they do best at describing why right on their website. "Django, the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines"It's the framework that I choose if I need something up and running, yesterday, but I still want it to be something I would not be embarrassed that I'm the...
  5. Scheduled SharePoint workflows

    I have created a custom list called Reclamations with a few new columns:The purpose is to send an email to the responsible people 2 days before the expiration date. There are quite a few solutions to accomplish this task. Some of them involve another list with calculated column, custom timer job, SQL Server Agent, Windows Task Scheduler, PowerShell script …But I am a fan of simple solutions. All you need is one-step declarative workflow (created with SharePoint Designer) and a workflow scheduler....
  6. Visual Studio: Creating and managing digital certificates in C#

    Digital Certificates are used for secure communication between two parties. In digital certification we ensure that the peoples who are using our apps or services are securely communicating with each other and those peoples can be individual consumers or businesses.In Digital Certification we use both Hashing and Asymmetric encryption for creating digital signatures.After encrypting the hash of data we obtain a digital signature later which is used for verification of data.As there are a lot more...
  7. Develop application on SharePoint Online Using CSOM

    Steps:1- Install Visual Studio 20152- Download and install NuGet client and integrate it with Visual Studiohttps://dist.nuget.org/index.html3- Go to Visual Studio Create New project (console, windows application, web forms,… whatever you are comfortable in using) for sake of demo I will use Windows Forms Application.
  8. Retrieve list items from a SharePoint list

    Returning items from a SharePoint list is very simple task so this article is going to be one of the shortest I have written. You can use GetItemById() method to return a single list item or GetItems(CamlQuery) to return multiple items. CAML or Collaborative Application Markup Language is an XML-based language that is used to define the fields and views that are used in sites and lists. Passing an undefined CamQuery object to the GetItems method will return all of the items in the list.The next code...
  9. Creating custom entry forms for task list

    This is the first post from a series of posts related to lists in SharePoint and what we can do with them. I will start with creating a simple task list, edit and add columns, create custom view and create custom entry forms for the list.My task list named Maintenance should have the following columns:Open the site where you want to have your task list and from Settings select Add an app.Figure 1. Add an appFrom the gallery of available apps select Tasks, enter the name of the task list (in my case...
  10. Creating a Timer Job in SharePoint, complete guide

    Timer jobs are tasks that run at a scheduled time. Just like MSSQL Server Agent jobs, which executes different database task, SharePoint uses timer jobs to maintain or monitor the server farm. If you have the curiosity bug and want to see the timer jobs that are on your server then go to SharePoint Central Administration, select Monitoring from the menu and in the Timer Jobs section click on Review job definitions. Depending on your SharePoint edition and your web applications you can have quite...
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