//BUILD/ Hackathon – 3D Printing winning entry

This year I went to the Microsoft //BUILD/ Conference in San Francisco. And once again I signed up for the Hackathon. A hackathon is a programming competition that typically runs during an event and it themed towards the conference, in this case Microsoft and Windows.

I teamed up with Nia and Joey and convinced they, that we should do a 3D printing App since there where 3D printers all over the place. But when we asked about the printers, all the Microsoft people got a distance look in their eyes and would not answer any questions. The reason was that we asked before Ballmer announced the 3D printing support windows 8.1.

After the announcement we got a lot of answers, and ended up creating a nice little App that let people customize models and then print them.

And to crown it all, we ended up winning the Windows Store App part of the hackathon.

Watch this video for all the details (We are the third act) Channel9 – Hackathon Vinners 2013


Protection NAV 2013 Codeunits or Odata behind a IIS Proxy page

As part of my “Get On The App Wagon” talk at Directions EMEA 2013, I talked about hiding a NAV 2013 Application Tier Server behind a Internet Information Server.

The design is a simple Proxy that get requests from the internet, and sends them to a NAV2013 behind the IIS.

Download the ASP.NET pages here NAV Proxy – Right now the NAV URL is just hard coded inside the pages, so remember to change the URLs to match your NAV installation.

Easy way to add adblock to IE 11 (Incl. Windows RT Version)

One thing that always bothered me, is the lack of a good adblock in IE – And since I’m actually quite fond of my Surface (RT) I’m stuck with IE as a browser, at least until Firefox comes out later this year.

By accident, I discovered that the Easy List adblock is available as a “Tracking Protection List” from  IEGallery – So now I can browse on the Surface with ads 🙂