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with all the different options available for source control, i began looking at some of the more public available libraries.  i've used sourceoffsite and vault and liked them both...but the problem is that the price is a barrier for entry for a small business (yes i know the single user license is free but that doesn't help a team).

so i looked at a few blogs [can't remember them now will update later] and came across the SCCBridge project and started taking a look.  this provider implements a web service and can utilize your existing ms-vss repository...allowing local users to keep doing what they are doing as well as enabling remote users such as subcontractors, etc.

i encourage you to take a look.  because the setup was a bit dispersed, i've included a step-by-step of what i did to get it working and have included all required download links for you to make sure you have everything.  check out my step-by-step process for the SCCBridge setup.

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an thought provoking comment from the recent ruling in canada where file-sharing was found not illegal by one judge:

In his ruling, von Finckenstein compared the actions the file sharers to the presence of a photocopy machine in a library. "I cannot see a real difference between a library that places a photocopy machine in a room full of copyrighted material and a computer user that places a personal copy on a shared directory linked to a P2P service," he stated.

source: http://www.web-user.co.uk/news/48323.html

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remember the devdays lesson on securing your environment


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while messing with virtual pc for some testing, i came across truly the killer app (bug free)...throughout modern times it remains unscathed remember:

solitaire, circa Windows 3.11
solitaire in windows 3.11

solitaire, current day (Windows XP)

remember the days when you could shutdown windows from the file menu...

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if you haven't seen/used the sputility class before, you might want to take a look at some useful, built in functions that may come in handy from time to time...here are some highlights:

  • ChangeAccountPassword
  • CreateDateTimeFromSqlString
  • EnsureSiteAdminAccess
  • GetAllAuthenticatedUsers
  • GetFullNameFromLogin
  • GetNTFullNameandEmailfromLogin
  • GuessLoginNameFromEmail
  • MapToIcon
  • SendEmail
  • SendRequestAccessToOwner

some good stuff...