Visual Studio: Build vs Rebuild

Build solution only builds those projects which have changed in the solution, and does not effect assemblies that have not changed, ReBuild first cleans, all the assemblies from the solution and then builds entire solution regardless of changes done.

Installing Services Application

Command Line Make sure you open up Command Prompt and run in administrator mode. App should now appear in Services. App should now be removed from Services. Batch File InstallMyAppAsService.bat UninstallMyAppAsService.bat Sources:

TSQL Encrypt By Pass Phrase

Encrypt data with a passphrase using the TRIPLE DES algorithm with a 128 key bit length. Sources:

Microsoft Xamarin

Xamarin is a Microsoft-owned San Francisco-based software company founded in May 2011 by the engineers that created Mono, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, which are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure and Common Language Specifications. .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications. Xamarin... » read more

Find the Report Definition Schema Version (SSRS)

A report definition file specifies the RDL namespace for the version of the report definition schema that is used to validate the rdl file. When you open an .rdl file in a report authoring environment such as Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), Visual Studio, or Report Builder. If the report was created... » read more