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Migrating Legacy Apps to the New SimpleMembership Provider

Asp.Net MVC4 uses the new SimpleMembership provider, changes the table structure and adds a new hashing algorithm. The reasons for the changes can be found in this article by Jon Galloway. This article shows how to migrate your existing apps to the new provider.I’m assuming that you stored your passwords in the unrecoverable SHA-1 format. If you didn’t, then you’ll have to change a couple of things. All of my apps are done this way so… I’m also assuming that you have created the basic skeleton of the new app and ran it once so the correct tables will be created.First, we’ll look at the new tables. Previously, we had all of those aspnet_xxxxxx tables. Here’s the new ones.UserProfileContains all of the elements relevant to the user. This is a combination of the aspnet_Users table and the aspnet_Profiles table.webpages_MembershipStores the password info when not using OAuth, Live, Facebook, etc. This table is somewhat of a match to the aspnet_Membership table.webpages_OAuthMembershipStor…

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

There are numerous posts on the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8. I’m not going to regurgitate those. Here are the common things you’ll want to do.Shut Your Computer Off, Network / Wi-Fi, Volume, Keyboard Press Windows+I which brings up the Settings bar (below left). Search, Change Application Settings, Manage DevicesWindows+C which brings up the Charms bar (above right). Want to find a song or artist in Music, useThe rest of the storyIf you want to read about other short-cuts and print a handy-dandy cheat sheet, visit the Windows Experience Blog.IE 10 Want to get the most out of IE10, then How-To Geek’s The Best Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most out of Internet Explorer 10 is exactly what you need. There’s also Internet Explorer 10 Shortcut Keys In Windows 8 which has some Windows 8 stuff also.

What A Week!!!!

I just returned from BUILD 2012 and I can’t say enough about it. If you’ve never been to a Build or PDC, you haven’t been to a conference. Microsoft pulls out all the stops!!! It is amazing. Of course, the goodies are great but they pale in comparison to the people you meet and what you learn.The PeopleI met some amazing folks but my Hackathon team is at the top of the list: Glenn Henriksen, Geir-Tore Lindsve, Laura Thompson and Joseph Tu. Five folks who had never met came together win the Windows Azure category! These folks rock!I also met some ‘softies who just plain kick tail! Sreekanth Kannepalli was our mentor for the Hackathon and was invaluable in our win. We also got help from Denis Delimarschi. Of course, I can’t forget the Dan Fernandez, the host and moderator. It rocked, Dan!!! Arif Shafique and Theo Yaung are two other folks I met through the days. I’m telling you, Microsoft has some smart cookies!! The GoodiesEach attendee got a Microsoft Surface RT 32GB, a Nokia Lumia 92…