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dotnet (ASPNETCORE) MSBUILD: error MSB1008

Dec 15, 2017

MSBUILD : error MSB1008

At Antares, the development team has a standard process when applying updates to solutions which helps ensure our build and deployments of source code remains efficient. After performing such an update earlier this week, and once committing the source code to our code repository for safe

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dotnet (ASPNETCORE) Package Restore Failed

Dec 08, 2017

Visual Studio 15.4.2 – Package restore failed. Rolling back package changes for ‘Antares.Shared’.

Earlier this week, after opening a pre-2.0.0 netcoreapp project to apply enhancements based on client feedback, one could not miss a glaring new issue: Package restore failed. Timing of essence, this particular solution was updated last week (November

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.NET String Templates

Nov 30, 2017

By Kyle Manuel

NLightTemplate Version 1.0.2 (current version as of this post) Full source on github released under the MIT License.  A lightweight string template renderer for .NET Framework, .NET Standard or .NET Core.


NLightTemplate was born out of a recurring need (and subsequent fractured code bases) for server-side rendered, user-defined templates.

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Network at Morton’s with Michael Hecht

Nov 28, 2017

Join us and the Support Service Alliance for a free educational networking event.

Michael Hecht is the President & CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., the regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. Come learn how he is improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives.

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SQL Server Management Studio: Lessons Learned 2

Nov 14, 2017

By Daniel Sauer

Backup failed for Server ‘ANT-‘. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

A straight forward task; yet, here we are. As this was certainly not planned to be a series of events while maintaining a single database in development, the A-Team plans for risks in essentially every task that we are assigned. Overcoming a previously

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SQL Server Management Studio: Lessons Learned 1

Nov 02, 2017

By Daniel Sauer

Shrink failed for Database ‘LCRAA’. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

Periodic database maintenance is simply a must to ensure that business systems are tuned for efficiency and readily available during both user-peak times and those seemingly quiet times. To augment normal maintenance plans based on database and system needs, we may

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