Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms

A colleague of mine got this error after deploying an application which uses the reporting services report viewer control.  By default when you add a reference to an assembly which resides in the GAC  it does not copy the dll to the local bin folder. So the application runs fine locally in debug mode however you then get this error when you deploy it to a server where the report viewer controls have  not been installed.

The easiest thing to do is to the change the reference in Visual Studio so that Copy Local is set to true so that the assembly gets copied to the bin directory when you do a build.

If you just want to deploy the report viewer dll rather than rebuild and deploy just copy it from the  C:\Windows\assembly directory to the deployed bin directory

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Web Sites added to Azure

If case you missed the news Microsoft have added Web Sites to the Azure platform and as you can see from below it's dead easy way to create simple web sites with the option on creation to use an application template if you want CMS, Blogging, etc

This must be going to make life difficult for the good people at Blacknight and their like as Azure Web Sites are free on a shared hosted basis.

To create an Azure Web Site you first need to add Web Sites to your subscription and once enabled just select the create option entering you web site and the region where you want it deployed

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CRM Anywhere

Microsoft recently announced details of the next upgrade to Dynamics CRM entitled “CRM Anywhere” and this will definitely push xRM as a development platform for mobile devices.

It will include support for all the major browsers including IE, FireFox, Chrome and Safari and the most exciting aspect is support for native apps on Windows Phone, iPhones and Android.
With this release you will be able to develop applications confident your users can access it from a variety of browsers and devices. More details here

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SQL Server Saturday Dublin 24th March

Well done to the SQL Server User Group in Dublin who have organized a great day of SQL server talks taking place on 24th March.

This is a community event and free to attend with many of  the world top sql experts speaking.

More details and registration here   Well done all involved.