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What is Microsoft SharedView (Beta)? SharedView is a service that allows communication across firewalls with no IT involvement, and runs on Vista, XP SP2, and Windows 2003 Server. It is designed for ad hoc meetings, either face to face or remote (users are in different physical locations). SharedView also provides integration into Office applications and Windows Live Messenger. It's essentially a free "LiveMeeting Light" What is Microsoft Windows Meeting Space? Windows Meeting Space is an application ...
Recently, I got a link to The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. This is an amazingly well done 20-minute video about how stuff is made, sold and disposed. She does a phenomenal job of putting the Story of Stuff together and selling the viewer on the importance of being Green. If you only have 20 minutes, I'd rather you watch her video than read this article, so go do that if you haven't already. Then I got to thinking, as software engineers, what's our responsibility for being green? I did a couple ...
Having trouble making that connection to the console session via RDP? If you have applied SP1 to your Windows Vista installation the switch has changed! Instead of "mstsc /console" it is now "mstsc /admin." Go figure. Personally, I would just add a "console" checkbox as one of the options in the expanded connect configuration on the client. Why do you have to go and be all mysterious Microsoft? Technorati Tags: RDP,Terminal Services,Console Session,/console,Windows Vista,Vista SP1 ...
Phishing attacks are nothing new and you can usually spot them in your email with half of your brain tied behind your back. You've seen them - bad grammar, syntax and spelling. The obvious links to knock-off URLs. The pleas from Nigerian-Kings-in-hiding. Today in my GMail I received a note from Hallmark that I was the recipient of a e-card. Now, Valentines Day was a week ago so this seemed suspicious, but my mother is not above sending these cute little e-cards every once in a while so I took a look. ...
Working in corporate America, in a company that does not solely do software development as a product or service, has its challenges. As an example, hardware and software are always "good enough". I have seen Vista but have never used it. Every company I have worked for wipes the new PC's of Vista and installs XP. And processes will inevitably gravitate to BDUF (big design up front). One of the comments was that we did not have enough documentation and project artifacts. As my previous posts have ...
Chris Cavanagh gave up the source for his WPF Skinning application, Mike Ormond shares his OnFullScreenChange event pain, and the Expression Team Blog has a great Expression Design button tutorial. From SilverlightCream.com: WPF Skinning your Websites - Source code now available! Chris Cavanagh came back quickly with a post with the source and some documentation for his last post... including some enhancements! Silverlight OnFullScreenChange and AddEventListener() Mike Ormond had some difficulty ...
You won't find me on the next episode of 'Show us your Home' geek edition (Check out Scott Hanselman's); I am not that hardcore, but I have a similar setup which (IMO) is worthwhile for you @home developers. We won't get into my structured cabling or distributed audio design today; we will leave that for a 'architecture' track. Scott has some great posts to get you on your way. Why virtualize your home networking system? The answer is simple, because it is the smart thing to do; CPU horsepower and ...
Now that the code camp is over, it's time for some reflection of what went well, what we'd do differently, and what others should watch out for in planning their own code camp. Do get a solid team for pulling off a Code Camp The guys we had organizing our event were top notch and is the main reason the event went off without a hitch. Organizing an event like this is not trivial, and you need to ensure that you have a team around you that buys into the event. Do contact sponsors and don't be afraid ...
You have a host file found at C:\Windows\system32\drivers... that allows you to specify IP addresses and their mappings to a URL. For instance, when you type in http://www.reuters.com or something similar - you are actually going to an IP address (216.35.67.135) that is mapped using a DNS server somewhere. Sometimes you are not going to want to do the DNS lookup, but instead use a specific and known IP address when a URL is typed in within your browser or if your application is using URLs ...
So as I sit in the airport, hoping that one of the beyond-overbooked flights has an opening so I can get home early and not have to go through Vegas, I thought I'd share my thoughts about the Windows Live platform that we picked up during partner training here in Redmond. Single Sign-On Without a doubt, the coolest feature enabled by the platform is single sign-on. And, while we're at it, the way it's implemented is really cool. When a user goes to a site that uses the single-sign-on feature (that ...
The company always has a substantial incentive to ship. Usually, it's financial. If you don't ship the software, you can't sell it. If it's an internally used tool or a line of business application, then the company's incentive to ship is to increase user productivity (again a financial incentive). To the company, shipping the software affects the bottom line and the incentive to ship is clear. But what's the incentive to ship for the software developers? Those are the guys that control the real ...
Little known(unless your a XP expert) Applications from Microsoft that really never went anywhere. Like the "shplayer" that is or was supposed to be the Shell media player for XP however rumor has it being axed on or before RTM. On a different note another outsourced XP(media player 9)powertoy for having a video screen saver was very cool until Microsoft released Media player 10 and 11 and the app broke. Since the original writer (AnalogX) of the app has not been heard from for a while no more updates ...
Ok, I have a signup .aspx form using masterpages and a footer usercontrol with a "Contact Us" form (and a bit more to the layout, but I'll just focus on the to main area to this "Note to Self"). I'll start with the footer since that is the source of my problem. On the footer, I have a "Contact Us" panel form using the modalpopup AJAX toolkit control which in turn is using validations for that particular form with it's own submit button. The masterpage, of course, "ties" the footer form to the .aspx ...
I bought a KVM to open up some more room on my primary desk. Now I have my 1 Dell E207WFP (awesome wide screen - I'll never go back. I can't! I won't!) and 1 keyboard and mouse. Pushing the little Belkin Flip button swaps from my laptop to my server. Nice, however, when I boot up my Vista laptop, it detects the monitor as Unknown Monitor with a max resolution of 1,440 x 900 instead of the 1,680 x 1,050 that the E207WFP provides. Solution: I swap out the monitor cable back to the laptop, boot, then ...
There has been a lot of talk around the technical Microsoft blogs about the RTM of Windows Vista SP1. There has been even more chatter around the fact that even though the final, gold bits have been released, Microsoft wasn't going to give any public access to them until some time in March. I understand the reasons, but like many, railed at the logic. However much I disagree with a Microsoft decision, I like that they listen. So beginning immediately they are making it available to the technical ...
Just want to make sure everyone saw this from Scott Gu today One of the things we are trying to do with VS 2008 is to more frequently release public patches that roll-up bug-fixes of commonly reported problems. Today we are shipping a hot-fix roll-up that addresses several issues that we've seen reported with VS 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 web scenarios. Hot Fix Details You can download this hot-fix roll-up for free here (it is a 2.6MB download). Below is a list of the issues it fixes: ...
A question was posed to our user group's listserv yesterday. After typing up a response I saw that I had written a short novel on the subject, and thought it may be of use to those outside our group. First the question posed: > My employer doesn't want to expose it's production databases to the world, so they sit safely behind a firewall. The production web servers want to talk to those databases, so we open the right ports to let them talk through matching, local machine user accounts. This way ...
So long ago and many many times infinity(2nd grade reference there). I downloaded the Internet. Any cool app I found. Some I wish I had kept. I then found myself in a pickle when the downloaded software had been updated or duplicated in another folder so I had multiple copies of different versions (good or bad) and no way to keep track of any of them. So I found Dupelocater.exe. Drag folders from Windows Explorer into the DupeLocater.exe window and press Search. When finished, drag the report duplicates ...
So someone was bound to do it sooner or later... might as well be me ;-). I got the new shinny Windows 2008 ISO from MSDN and install in a VM. 20 min later I was logging into W2k8. Very nice. I then add the IIS 7.0 feature and following the TFS install guide info about 2008 selected the proper added features ASP.NET HTTP Redirections IIS 6.0 Compatibility Default options Windows Authentication So far so good... I then used my scripts to install SQL 2005, I got the incompatibility prompt for SQL 2005 ...
Vista SP1 to debut Monday A couple of months ago I applied the security patches to my lapttop running VISTA Ultimate and McAfee antivirus. I was unable to access several pages that I had previously accessed; among them Yahoo Mail and my employers Web Access for GroupWise. After much googling I uninstalled the latest security patch. The problem did not clear. I worked with McAfee support and finally uninstalled McAfee and then reinstalled McAfee followed by the security updates. Everything was now ...
Edited to change the date to February... geez... how many timezones off would *that* be?? Imran Shaik moved his blog to GWB, Jeff Paries has an artile on Custom Cursors, and Jesse Liberty showcases Kelly White's SLTOD Sidebar Gadget From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2.0 Quintessential Rambling Imran, who heavily supports the forums as 'Cass' has moved from BlogSpot to GWB, and that's a good thing, since I can't get to BlogSpot from the office! Custom Cursors In addition to 'Re-Paving' his blog ...
This past week I blogged a problem I was having with a friend's Sony Vaio Vista laptop and wireless randomly dropping. After some digging on the Sony site, I came up with this: http://www.iq.sony.com/srvs... Details from the Sony KB article Knowledge Article C568483 The wireless network connection intermittently fails to connect. When using the internal LAN-Express (Atheros) wireless network adapter to connect to a wireless network the following issues may occur: * Not able ...
I finally switched to Vista the other day, which also meant that I lost my blog settings in Word. I just spent much more time than I felt necessary to find the API URL and so here it goes the info again for the record: Login to your geekswithblogs administration screens | Options | Configure, and check the box "Allow Web Service Access". Open Word and choose New …. | New blog post If this is the first time you bring up the blog post template the Account wizard should pop up automatically. Otherwise, ...
I woke up this morning to a very interesting email from Steve Ballmer conveying the fact that we had made a public bid to buy Yahoo! In addition to that, Yahoo! is into a second beta of their Yahoo! Messenger for Vista. Check it out on my blog at Josh Holmes - Yahoo ...
System Requirements To view and run the Service Factory assets in your development environment, you need the following software installed on your computer: Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista operating system Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Visual Studio Professional Edition or Visual Studio Team Suite) Guidance Automation Extensions (July 2007 Community Technology Preview) In addition to the preceding requirements, if you want to install the Service Factory source code, ...
When working with Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista and create web applications running out of IIS 7, you need to perform a few steps before getting it work. I had blogged about it, in my earlier post However, after performing all the above, you might still get "An authentication error occurred while communicating with the web server. Please see Help for assistance" when trying to create a website / debugging a website created using Visual Studio 2005 running on a Windows Vista with IIS 7. There ...
If you are working with Windows Vista and IIS7 and developing web applications using Visual Studio 2005, you might want to know certain things before you panic on getting issues with creating http://localhost applications running out of the IIS Webserver. With Windows Vista, we ensured that security is the utmost important aspect and anything that needs an administrative privielege (could be running a script, could be creating a website in your webroot or simply could be changing your desktop resolution) ...
Not much hoopla this year over the one year anniversary of Vista. In fact, when I was part of the Microsoft Foots program last year which allowed me to talk to customers at a popular Best Buy in Orlando, FL there was no excitement with customers when I showed them all the new features of Vista along with the new version of Microsoft Office 2007. I often wonder if Vista will ever get accepted at all. Sure all new notebooks have Vista installed on it but what about those PC's that could upgrade to ...
If you have been keeping up to date with developments within the Connected Systems Division within Microsoft you will be aware of the “Oslo” initiative. Microsoft has released information about this here, and Charles Young has a very informed summery of the initiative here. I’m not going to discuss too much about what Oslo is, what I will look at is how current and future BizTalk developers can start to consider the impact that Oslo will have on development, and how we can start looking at technologies ...
This is not a review. This is just me complaining. If you like that sort of thing, keep reading. If you're looking for a review, check back in a month or two. My Radeon 9800 AIW card was serving pretty well under Vista, but I hadn't upgraded in a few years and figured why not... time for a boost. My ASUS mobo isn't PCI-e so I looked around for a high end AGP card. I found the Radeon HD 2600 XT (512MB, AGP 8x) and thought... hey this looks like a good card. It says it supports Vista and DX10 so I ...
Though just rumors at the moment, there has been some talk in some computer journals that they are hearing that Vista's Service Pack 1 is going to be released in the next few weeks. One reported that Microsoft is aiming for February 15th for the *much anticipated* release. I, myself, have seen these rumblings in both Wired and Computer World magazines. Though the RC1 build has been out for some time, I have always been rather wary of installing a beta or an RC build of a service pack. I really worry ...
Oh dear, what a long time since my last blog - a hectic pre Christmas projects, a three week Christmas and another major software development in January have really had an effect. Fortunately I'm getting back on track with new development and once I'm back from a holiday in the Caribbean I'm hoping to get some serious research into new technologies including the MVC framework from Microsoft and getting my CI Factory installations up to date. As part of this new push, I looked into finally taking ...
Anyone having problems where they get an intermittent connection to a Wireless AP using a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista? The only thing that seems odd to me is that you have to set the Wireless AP settings in both Windows Network & Sharing and also in the Vaio Communications center. I have a friend who can connect fine, but every so often, only for 10 to 15 seconds, the wireless LAN drops to "Local Only" and after a couple page refreshes (and no other interaction from the user) the connection ...
In the earlier post, we saw the "Dynamic Data Website" shipped with ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview that can be used for rapid application development of data driven websites using Visual Studio 2008. The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview can be installed from here Once you install the same, you get a few things. One, is that you get the 'Dynamic Data Website' template I talked about earlier. The other thing is that you get the "ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Website" template that allows you to create an ASP.NET ...
I knew it's there all over the web, and people are still asking, so, let's go through it together! Most simple Visual Studio 2005 add-ins could actually work with Visual Studio 2008. I'm not talking about huge add-ins like Resharper here, but most of the small utilities we find online. If you really want to keep using your add-in, and it doesn't provide a VS 2008 version yet, and you didn't have VS 2005 installed on the machine when you installed VS 2008 (as it tries to migrate the add-in when you ...
Is it just me or are we all back up to full speed now that Christmas and New Year are finally over? an example of this is that it feels like the firehose has been opened wide today :) Anyway Snippets, samples, resources, oh my!! The MSDN Code Gallery has just been launched, and it promises to bring tons of goodies for us developer types, see Soma's blog for more details here, also see Pablo's post here for a great sample app, I wonder if this will replace my use of my notes on the Vista Sidebar ...
The Question is why and the answer is: Please be better than Vista! Notice how much it still looks like Vista however you would have to expect that. Start Menu PowerShell Display Properties Control Panel Desktop Welcome Center System Tray. LiveJournal Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista BuzzNet Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista Flickr Tags: Windows 7, Windows ...
So I was surfing Youtube for my latest and greatest music videos when I got the urge to see if anyone had posted some interesting videos on Rockband. Rock Band Drums on the PC. To my suprise I found this dude had put together an app to use your drums that are included with the Rockband game on you pc. This is so cool. I can now play the drums record my session and share it with the world via Youtube or your favorite video site. Another great how to get windows xp to recognize your usb drumset head ...
My work laptop is a fairly beefy machine. Dual Core Intel T7800 with 4 GBs of ram, running Vista Ultimate 32-bit. Some firmware and OS limitations limit my effective memory addressing to 3.26 GB, but still this machine is no slouch. I could never figure out what about my configuration caused seemingly simple operations like extracting the contents of a zipped file to take SO LONG. I fiddled with this setting and that setting but to no avail. Finally I got fed up and turned to the all-knowing Google. ...
Great new book: "Administrator's Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers". Explore the features, the installation, and the configuration of these seven new servers and gain a conceptual understanding of how your users will be working with them. Forms Server 2007 Groove Server 2007 Communications Server 2007 PerformancePoint Server 2007 Project Portfolio Server 2007 Project Server 2007 SharePointA (R) Server 2007 for Search Along with the release of Windows Vista and the revamped suite of Office 2007 ...
So after searching in vain for a 64 bit driver (of any kind) and on the verge of giving up I decided to just try the 32 bit driver and had success. Vista 64 made the appropriate adjustments and away I went. Obviously, this is not a guarantee for others out there using this TV tuner who are also trying to run Vista in 64 bit, but if you are, I have copied the link to the driver (for those of you with Gateways) below. http://support.gateway.com/... ...
According to TechSmith, JING is a project and not a product. Whatever they want to call it, JING is an excellent communication tool where you can capture a screen, add your voice and voila you have yourself a movie file to share with anyone. In education, this is great. For example, I can use this on any of my powerpoint slides or software demos that I use in class and put them on my website for students to view as a review. What's even better is that you save on 200 MB of space provided to you by ...
Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft is ostensibly the most popular massively-multiplayer roleplaying game available in the present market. It was released to the United States in November of 2004, and just last fall reached 7 million subscribers. It seems to be the holy grail of online gaming - imagine, at $15 per month (the U.S. price - international prices vary), 7 million subscribers sends a cool $105 million per month to Blizzard out in California. Now of course they've got consistent ...
Novell’s NetDrive. Transferring files to and from your blog’s web server can become a nuisance. Most of the pain is from having to use an FTP program to move your files instead of the file manager you are accustom to. Novell’s NetDrive can make this file juggling almost transparent. NetDrive lets you map your FTP server just like a local drive. Manage your files exactly like you would your offline files and NetDrive will do the uploading and downloading almost transparently. Licensing restrictions ...
So we all love windows vista right? Right? mmmm... ok well how bout the next version? Maybe a complete rebuild of the NT kernel? Sounds like the promises we heard for windows vista that took 6 years to deliver without the promises. Makes Vista sound alot like windows ME? Eric Traut talks Windows 7 and MinWin from Long Zheng on Vimeo. The new kernel is called MinWin? MinWin, a much smaller kernel of the operating system that takes up only 40 MB of memory. This will definitly be something to watch ...
So, in the past when I wanted to allow a user to impersonate using the .NET framework, I had to go into the frameworks directory (i.e. "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\F... and grant the impersonating user rights to read and write to the correct directory. However, in Windows Vista the rights to these directories are locked down and you might get an error such as the following...The current identity (DOMAIN\USERNAME) does not have write access to 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\F... ...
Have a look at this site: http://www.microsoft.com/em... With the advent of the Windows Vista Presentation Foundation and the new Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) stunning 3D visualizations of your applications and animations will be easy to implement. The new Windows Live™ services and Vista Sidebar Gadgets lead to a new generation of customized mini-applications meeting your customers' needs. The Panel is the place to collect showcases of the new user experiences ...
As noted today, you can now register for the Launch of Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. You can find the closest event to you from here. For all you DC folks like me, our event is March 25th and you can find that registration information here. Here is the basic information: Take a test drive Come to an event and test drive Windows Server® 2008 operating system, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008. Meet the experts Enjoy hands-on labs, face-to-face ...
If you have gone through configuring Selenium in Windows system by Setting up Selenium RC server in Windows and Setting up PHP in Windows using Abyss server, next thing you need to setup is the Selenium PHP client. Let me show you the steps I've gone through to accomplish this: 1. Open up the console with all administrative privileges especially in Vista 2. Go to the directory where PHP is installed 3. Execute command: php PEAR/go-pear.phar 4. Follow the instructions, and ignore the additional offerings ...
Seriously...this is SO FRUSTRATING! All I want is an ISO mount program for Vista...but it needs to handle Vista 64 bit, since that's what I'm running. After scouring the web, I *thought* I found something on MagicISO...which I *thought* alluded to it working on V64...but apparently it doesn't: it just hangs after I specify an ISO to mount. Anyone running Vista 64 have any success getting an ISO mount app to work? [Update: Thanks to Scott Kuhl for pointing out that Daemon Tools does in fact have a ...