• 3 Mar 2016

    Recording a User Group Session - The First Attempt

    We’ve been running the Telligent Community UK User Group for almost a year now, and I think we have now started to get the hang of organising them! As Telligent is a product used worldwide, and we are currently the only user group, we’ve been asked by a few people since the first session if they could be streamed or recorded for people who can’t get to London on the day. With the new year, we decided...
    • 3 Feb 2016

    Deploying a Web Deploy Package to AWS ElasticBeanstalk

    AWS provide an extension to Visual Studio to make interacting with your AWS services easy, including deploying to a Beanstalk environment, which is the recommended way of deploying to a Beanstalk . This works great, and if you are able to, you should obviously use the recommended approach, but there may be times you don’t have the extension available, or already have a build system setup to use Web Deploy packages. As...
    • 31 Jan 2016

    Redirecting or Rewriting all requests when using AWS Load Balancers

    If you are hosting a ASP.NET App using an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (or Elastic Beanstalk), you may want to redirect all requests to another site, or rewrite all requests to a holding page for some amount of time. With a ASP.NET applications and AWS there are many ways of doing this, In this post I’m going to look at two options that you may have used when working on a site running “On-Premise” (Note...
    • 14 Dec 2015

    Open Live Writer and Telligent Community

    Last week Scott Hanselman announced the release of Open Live Writer . This is an Open Source version of the excellent Windows Live Writer tool for authoring blog posts, which hasn’t been worked on for several years. Whilst trying out the new ver...
    • 24 Nov 2015

    Bug bash and Bug Squash

    Recently I've been working on a redesign of a community site, we've been approaching this in an agile way, working on a group of pages each sprint, and then showing them to the stakeholders (and where possible real users). We're a pretty ...
    • 22 Oct 2015

    Adjusting auto load scroll position in Telligent Community

    Many widgets in Telligent Community use "endless" or automatic paging, loading the next page of content when the user reaches the bottom of the page. By default the next page of content is loaded when you are 150 pixels from the bottom of t...
    • 5 Oct 2015

    Embeding Gist's in Telligent Community

    Github Gist's provide a simple way for storing and sharing code snippets linked to your GitHub account. Gist's can be embedded in web pages, this requires a Javascript snippet to be placed on the page where the Gist should appear. Telligent Community removes any script added into user content to stop users running any scripts that may be dangerous. One easy way to get around this problem is to implement a IFileViewer...
    • 1 Oct 2015

    Customising Activity Stories in Telligent Community

    When browsing a community site created with Telligent Community (formally Zimbra Social) one of the first things you are likely to see is the Activity Stream. This shows a summary of the recent Activity that has taken place. Since Telligent Commun...
    • 17 Aug 2015

    Telligent Community and Visual Studio 2015 - Failed to Emit Module

    You may be unable to build a solution that references the Zimbra Social DLLs after upgrading to Visual Studio 2015, and receive a "Failed to Emit Module" message. This only happens if you call certain methods. Currently there is no fix available for this, you can either use an earlier version of Visual Studio, or update the calls to the methods.
    • 25 Mar 2015

    Zimbra Social Task Service fails to start - Invalid Times and Daylight Savings Time

    As part of our deployment process the Telligent Task Service on our test environment is updated with every deployment, on Monday the service deployment started to fail due to the service not starting. Looking back through the checkin history there we...