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Here is a collection of approaches I've pulled together from my archives for telling if MSMQ is installed without being able to physically go and bring up Computer Management to check yourself. Please feel free to let me know if you have developed any of your own tricks to do this. Points 5.12 and 5.13 are from the MSMQ FAQ: 5.12 Is there a programmatic way to know if Message Queuing is installed on a computer? Yes. Try to load Mqrt.dll (using the LoadLibrary API). · For MSMQ 1.0 and 2.0, the DLL ...
La primera tarea en la preparación para un despliegue BPOS es garantizar la compatibilidad de la plataforma con todos los dispositivos cliente. En cuanto al software, el sistema operativo es bastante simple: Windows XP (Professional o Tablet Edition, tanto SP2), Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate o Home, todos los Service Pack 1), o MacOS X 10.5. Para aquellos curiosos sobre el manejo de dominio utilizando Vista Home, BPOS no sincroniza sus credenciales con el Dominio de Windows, conservando ...
Back in April I began to work with Oracle again after a multiple year absence from doing so. So naturally I decided I would install Oracle on my home system so I could reacquaint myself with it. That proved to be more difficult than I expected. I was able to get Oracle 10g Express downloaded and installed but could not connect to it. So, to save someone else some of the grief I went through let me go through the final sequence of steps that resulted in a solid working Oracle development environment. ...
Please do NOT edit the registry without backing it up first, the results could be disasterous! Step 1: Back up the registry in Windows XP as follows: a. Go to Start>Run then type %SystemRoot%\system32\resto... Click OK. b. On the System Restore page, click "Create a restore point". Click Next . c. On the Create a Restore Point page, type a name for the restore point you will remember. Click Create d. Once created, click Close. NOTE: If the restore is turned off, you will see a message ...
Since I'm working from homw 3/4 of the time now, I needed to straighten out my home 'office' at least a little ... I needed to move the party in there and one of the things killing that was a longish table with two large nice but old-school monitors hooked up to the XP box under the table. I needed to scrunch them over so I could make room for my laptop and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted those two monitors to be hooked up to my development machine: the laptop. Enter MaxiVista. Using ...
Overview of what is upcoming and new from Microsoft for the 2010 Christmas season (Windows Phone 7, Kinect, and the slate), consumer keynote from the Microsoft Partner Conference: http://digitalwpc.com/Video... (Windows 7 and Office 2010/SharePoint 2010 are already "old news", although potentially huge opportunities especially Office 2010/SharePoint 2010, subject of another blog post. If you hear any companies saying they are going to go ...
Recently, I had to hard reset my HTC Touch phone running Windows Mobile 6.1. Post that, I couldn’t connect my Touch with the PC using Active Sync (Windows Mobile Device Center). That is, WMDC stopped popping up, when plugging the phone through USB. I was troubleshooting and thought that WMDC might have been corrupted and went ahead and removed it. I reinstalled, did soft reset of the phone, restarted the machine and did everything that I could see in some forums. The phone would be detected by the ...
We have come a long way since IE 1… image property of wikipedia …to IE9 In case you are living under a rock, IE9 Beta was released today. This browser is a major update to the previous version IE8. It is also supposed to give Firefox/Chrome a run for its money. How did it turn out? Read below to find out. So what are the best features of IE9? Lets give it a quick run-through then we are going to look at a few key features and a benchmark (note the benchmark is against a beta – so things may change). ...
New KnowledgeBase article "No Microsoft Message Queuing 4.0 components are enabled after you use the Turn Windows features on or off wizard in Windows Vista" The user interface rules for the "Turn Windows features on or off" part of the Control Panel do not seem to have been followed for enabling MSMQ. Here is the screen before you decide to install MSMQ. As expected the box next to "Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server" is empty: Now click on the box to select MSMQ and you get this: Tradition would ...
Simple answer - you don't. MSMQ is part of the operating system so you cannot install a different version to the one that came with it: Version of MSMQ Operating system 1.0 Windows NT4, Windows 95/98/Me 2.0 Windows 2000 3.0 Windows XP, Windows 2003 4.0 Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R1 * 5.0 Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2 * * - Windows 2008 R1 and R2 are regarded as separate operating systems for this discussion. If there is new functionality that you need then you will have to upgrade the operating system. ...
Due to the decision to exclude MSMQ from Windows XP Home edition, there is obviously a question over what Microsoft has done in Windows Vista. Way back in time a tiny note was put in Windows XP's Read1st.txt (which no-one reads): 3.3.1 Message Queuing ---------------------------... Products: Windows XP Home Edition only Message Queuing is not supported on Windows XP Home Edition. If you are upgrading from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition ...
Security. You've got to love it. Spent a little while trying to work out why my test messages weren't going over HTTP to a Windows Vista destination before I realised what was wrong. The IIS service may have been running but, of course, the Windows Firewall is blocking port 80 by default. So... Control Panel Windows Firewall Click the Change Settings link Choose the Exceptions tab Enable "World Wide Web Services (HTTP)" Enable "Secure World Wide Web Services (HTTPS)" Press OK and test again ...
There is a KB that covers an HTTP message delivery problem on 64-bit Vista. 936497 BUG: Error message when you try to send messages to a Message Queuing queue on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista: "404 not found" The problem occurs when Internet Information Services (IIS) is configured to run in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista. 32-bit IIS is expecting to interact with 32-bit MQISE.DLL but that file does not exist in the %WINDIR%\SysWOW64 directory - there ...
MVC uno de los dos modelos de programación incluidos dentro del framework de ASP.NET para construir aplicaciones web. El otro modelo es el tradicional ASP.NET web forms. El modelo MVC separa la aplicación web en las siguientes tres partes: Modelo: administra y estructura de la toda aplicación. Aquí se regula aspectos como el acceso a la información, reglas de validación, entre otros. Vista: encapsula la información en una forma presentable; aquí es donde se incluye el HTML y CSS. Controlador: contiene ...
Just a quickie convenience tip. Some mornings it seems to take my computer a little too long to “wake up” after being hibernated overnight. This annoyed me, but as of today it annoys me no longer. This morning my computer was fresh and ready to go as soon as I sat down at my desk. These instructions are for Windows 7, however the same basic idea will work fine in Vista and XP. From Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools, and then Task Scheduler. Create a basic task. This task can be for anything ...
I recently bought a new PC and I choosed a machine based on the 64bit version of Windows 7. Using a 64bits OS will allow me to use more than 4GB of RAM and this is quite important for me because it will allow me to run multiple virtual machines to test beta products and keep some customers' development environment isolated from the others (for example for customers that need to test and certify each installed QFE and may allow me to install them on my development machine some time after their availability). ...
Update 1 (Sept. 17, 2010): While the part below about using SLSvcUtil.exe to generate the service reference undoubtedly still works, it is no longer necessary. The RTM version of the Windows Phone Developer Tools now properly supports right-clicking on your game project's "References" item in the Solution Explorer and adding a Service Reference that way. ChannelFactory and related methods remain unsupported. For more details see http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... (Networking ...
On its face, enabling the account lockout policy seems like a good idea. Get the password wrong (n) times and you’re ok, get it wrong (n + 1) times and your account is locked out for a period of time; typically 30 minutes. Sometimes a call to the help desk is required to reset the password if the lockout duration has not been defined. Even if it is defined, most users are not likely aware of the policy and call anyways. Even if they are aware of it, how many users do you know that can afford to sit ...
UPDATE: 22/09/2010. I have posted an update on this issue. My root problem turned out to overheating, although I still advocate a number of optimisations for VirtualBox. I have a Dell laptop with 8GB RAM and a dual core processor running Windows 7. I use my machine quite intensively. Quite often I run virtual images under Oracle's VirtualBox. I'm currently using an image that contains an installation of the BizTalk Server 2010 beta. For months, I found that every time I fired up images under VirtualBox, ...
Microsoft introduced TCP/IP Auto tuning with Vista and Windows 2008 server. Its also a part of Windows 7 and 2008 R2. This feature resizes IP packets which can improve network performance. Older network devices, however, like Cisco PIX firewalls do not support Auto tuning and can cause connection issues. I had a client that was getting email undeliverable errors from a certain domain while successfully sending to various others. After investigating OBL listings and various other possible culprits, ...
I’ve been syncing my calendars for years. If you’re interested in why I am using Google, then read the history section, otherwise skip down to the how to section of this post. History For past six years or so, I’ve been using Plaxo to synchronize my calendar and contacts between my work computer and my home computer. My work computers have been Windows XP/Vista/7 with Outlook 2003/2007/2010, so I used the Plaxo Outlook Toolbar to sync calendars and contacts. At home, our main family computer has ...
Continuando con esta serie de artículos acerca de Cloud Computing, conforme se ha revisado los conceptos de Cloud Computing se han observado varias de las ventajas que brinda el modelo de tercerizar los diversos servicios de tecnología, tanto a nivel de infraestructura como de software. Sin embargo, los que hemos visto hasta este punto no son todos los factores a considerar si se piensa seriamente en adoptar este modelo. Como no todas las organizaciones son iguales, ni en sus necesidades, ni en su ...
En el artículo anterior se definieron los conceptos de la Nube y Cloud Computing, y se repasó rápidamente la evolución de tecnologías que favorecieron el surgimiento de dicho paradigma. En el presente artículo se definirán los diferentes conceptos “*aaS” relacionados con el concepto de cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.). SaaS digamos que ya es un término hasta cierto punto conocido, pero ¿y los demás? Eso es lo que se aclarará en este artículo. Los servicios de computación en la Nube, así como ...
What is the MSMQ problem that you are most likely to encounter? The dreaded "Insufficient Resources" error. Unless you have a working knowledge of how an operating system actually operates then this error is going to cause mass confusion. For starters, which resources does it mean? Disk space? No, that has GBs free. Memory? No, task manager shows that there is more than enough still unused. So what's up? I've had a look at the MSMQ FAQ for the following list of possibilities (plus one or two others): ...
One of the new features of XNA 4.0 is the Content Project. Those of us who’ve worked in XNA 3.1 and earlier are familiar with the old Content folder, which was simply a folder inside your game project into which you’d place your raw content and from which your game would load the compiled XNB files. In theory it could be named anything since one of the things you would do in the constructor for your game is specify the name of the Content folder. XNA 4.0 has moved content (i.e. game assets like music, ...
If you haven’t seen the video demo in my last post, I suggest you watch it first to get a better understanding. So in this post we are going to see how the WCF service, the .NET Compact Framework application running on HD2 and the Silverlight application running on the Windows Phone 7 emulator work together. The Objective We are going to write three applications, a simple WCF service hosted in a windows console application which implements two functions, one called UploadAccelData() and the other ...
In this blog post I’ll show you a quick an easy way to create a shortcut to the HOSTS file on Windows 7/Server 2008+. By itself that wouldn’t be a huge deal, but I’ll throw in a nice bonus so that you’ll add the “Run as Administrator” property so you can save the edits you make. If you are like me and frequently need to edit the HOSTS file on a computer running with UAC enabled (Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008+) you may have run into the following error when trying to save changes: “C:\Windows\System32\driver... ...
I have used a utility called Maxivista for a while now that allows me to extend my desktop to other laptops. Recently, I have been using an HP Envy 15 and also carrying my iPad. Today while checking for updates on Maxivista, I became aware of the Maxivista for iPad utility. Installed it (yes, a $9.99 App) on the iPad and downloaded the utility for Windows. So far so good! If you are interested in giving this a try … http://www.maxivista.com/ipad/ ...
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 running Vista that I think from the beginning had the Wandering Mouse problem that various people on the interweb have complained about. A few notes before I say what my solution was: I do NOT have that stupid little goober between the G and H key I do NOT rest my hand/finger/or part thereof on the touchpad The touchpad is a small contained area, no large touch areas In the original setup, I had no control over the touchpad either, which sort of surprised me. My solution? ...
On July 21st I received a tweet on Twitter from Engadget pointing to an article entitled “Build a Blu-ray / TV Tuner-equipped HTPC for under $1,000” That day I essentially used the shopping list from that article to load my shopping cart on Newegg.com. I slept on it and finally completed the order the next day – July 22nd. No fancy shipping. (As a matter of fact most of the items had free shipping.) My boxes arrived on my doorstep last night – July 23rd. nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Steel HTPC 2000B ...
This week, Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft’s Developer Division, announced, via blog post, the early Beta release of a new tool called WebMatrix. WebMatrix is a free developer tool that enables Web development geared toward what might I might call Markup-and-Script developers (more on that in a minute). And although WebMatrix draws upon technologies already, or soon to be, present in the fuller ASP.NET Web development platform and the Visual Studio integrated development environment ...
¿Sabe usted cual es la diferencia entre SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server? Hay que empezar por el principio. Veamos, cuando pensamos en construir una casa, normalmente (y con justa causa recomendable) tenemos que planificar la elevación, la planta, etc. para esa casa. Vamos a pensar en la solidez de la fundacion y de lo elemental de los pilares en la base de la casa. Dicho esto, la casa ofrecera servicios esenciales, tales como habitaciones, areas de servicio etc. Todo desde un punto de ...
I have always used "Send To" menu when I need to open a file in Notepad. This is much easier than going through Open With menu. However, customizing Send To menu in Windows 7 is a little different then the previous versions of Windows. Send To menu is now under the Roaming - AppData folder. Here is how you can access it, copy and paste the following in your Windows 7/Windows Vista Search box or Run Dialog. %UserProfile%\Appdata\Roami... Right click on the folder and click ...
What I’ve seen in most corporate environments is that PCs are up all the time; at the end of the day people either just log off or lock the machine. You can take advantage of this to reset Windows every night for best performance the next day. I’ve found three things make for a useful reset: defragmenting the hard drives booting the machine defragmenting the system files that are skipped in step 1 This can be done by modifying the ScheduledDefrag task that comes with later versions of Windows or ...
Like the style and theme of Microsoft Expression Blend? Me too! Want to get this look? Here is how: Historically I liked the darker chrome in Windows since Vista. Same in with Windows 7 now: Since Office 2007 – I’ve used the Silver and Black theme. Most people don’t know about this feature hidden in Options menu of the Office 2007+ apps. [In Office 2011 you can get to this option in the Outlook Options, in 2007 use Word] In the last year I got infected with passion for Expression Blend and SketchFlow ...
Since installing Option Pack 4 for Windows NT to get IIS running Classic ASP, we have all felt the lack of ease from Microsoft to actually create websites on a developer box. There has always been an expressed need to not need a custom configured machine to install Visual Studio and create web sites right away. Why must we open Windows Configuration and add all these pieces if a solution for our OS could be added to the development product line. My first development job was 10 years ago when I worked ...
For Immediate Release Iron Speed, Inc. Kelly Fisher +1 (408) 228-3436 kfisher@ironspeed.com http://www.ironspeed.com Iron Speed Version 7.0 Generates SharePoint Applications New! Support for Microsoft SharePoint speeds application generation and deployment San Jose, CA – June 8, 2010. Software development tools-maker Iron Speed, Inc. released Iron Speed Designer Version 7.0, the latest version of its popular Web 2.0 application generator. Iron Speed Designer generates rich, interactive database and ...
After years of one night community and volunteering tasks; and even running cool events like ]inbetween[ weekend, I finally get to go to the actual event! And this time it’s not in Orlando – it’s in New Orleans - which is also exciting! I will be attending many Windows Phone 7 sessions. And will hover over the Windows Phone booths. I am also extremely excited about this short exchange I had on twitter with the brand new Windows Phone Partner Community account: @wppartner #WindwosPhone 7 Enterprise ...
If you’re going to TechEd 2010* (North America), be sure to check out the TechEd 2010 Schedule and Twitter Tool. If you have a mobile device (Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, iPhone), a tablet (Windows 7, iPad), or even a laptop (Windows Vista or Windows 7 gadgets) then this tool is essential. It allows you to view all of the session details and build your own customized schedule. You can also keep up with all of the TechEd related Twitter traffic from the same application. By default, the #TechEd hashtag ...
This question has come up several times recently as we take several hundred UK developers through 6 Weeks of Windows Azure training (sorry – we are full). Short answer: In the main, yes Longer answer: The question is sparked by the requirements as stated on the Windows Azure SDK download page. Namely: Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows ...
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[Oh – and Windows XP, Vista etc] Every so often I yearn for the virtual desktop functionality that is implemented so well under Linux. Unfortunately every time I start looking for a great tool for Windows I ultimately end up disappointed. But … I think this time around I have actually found one that will outlast the first day or two and become a must have. Check out http://www.dexpot.de/ So far this is 100% stable, 100% sensible and offers awesome functionality, yet still is very simple to use. There ...
This is something I've been wondering about for about a year now. Microsoft has a history of creating very useful products, with lots of useful features. But useful does not mean usable. A lot of stuff coming out of Redmond the past 10 years don't really seem to have been well thought out from a user design point of view. Lots of extra steps, lots of popup windows...very little innovative thinking going on about the user experience of these products.But about a year ago I started seeing changes in ...
A customer recently contacted me because after installing an SDK it didn’t show up in Visual Studio 2008. So being a good vendor I installed VS2008 and then installed the SDK – no problem the SDK showed up and I could create projects based on it. I let the customer know that the SDK definitely works with VS2008. The customer got back to me and asked what OS I was using. Hmm, how could that play into this? I told him that I use Windows XP, and it turned out that he is way more modern than I am and ...
To be honest I have not been very interested in the caching before I’m going to a project which would be using the multi-site deployment and high connection and concurrency and very sensitive to the user experience. That means we must cache the output data for better performance. After looked for the Internet I finally focused on the Memcached. What’s the Memcached? I think the description on its main site gives us a very good and simple explanation. Free & open source, high-performance, distributed ...
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless toolkit that finds computers on a network and performs a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and the Remote Registry Service. The data and analysis provided by this toolkit can significantly simplify the planning process for migrating to Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, Microsoft Application Virtualization, Microsoft ...
MVP in Virtual Machines Last week, on 1st April, I received an e-mail from Microsoft letting me know that I had been presented with a 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award for outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year. It was an honour to be nominated, and is a great reflection on the vibrancy of the UK user group community which made this possible. Virtualisation for developers, not just IT Pros I consider it a special honour as my expertise in virtualisation is ...

I’ve reimaged my home laptop.  I’m trying to populate it with as much free goodness as possible to see if the free way is as good as the old pay way.  Turns out, I’ve got access to Windows Live Writer.  I’m not sure where that came from, maybe with Vista Ultimate.  I don’t know.  Either way, it makes my blog posting a whole lot easier.  So, maybe, just maybe, it will make me more likely to post.  We’ll see.

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Kurt Kennett from Microsoft has offered up a handy new tool. This tool is useful for creating a boot disk for x86 Windows CE systems that use the BIOSLoader. This is especially useful for creating disks with formats other than FAT16, which are fairly easy to create. I am letting you know about this new tool, but I have to be honest in telling you that I haven’t used it myself because it is for Windows Vista and Windows 7 – which I don’t have available right now. But you can bet that I will be setting ...