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Kyle blogs about his issues (and resolution) with installing Adobe Reader 8 on his Vista machine. For more of his thoughts on Vista and how Access 2007 sucks, see this post. Technorati tags: Vista, Adobe, Kyle Archer ...
VMWare version 6 beta has a feature that integrates with Visual Studio 2005 debugging. This seems to have a problem with VS2005 right now. I'm running Vista but don't know if this is part of it or not. The message you will see when opening VS2005 involves an error writing to a log file. If you reinstall VMWare, choose modify, and unselect the option for the VS add-in, you'll be fine. ...

Print it and hang it in your office.  You know you want to.

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Hey INVIDA, In case you weren't aware of it FREAKIN' VISTA WENT ON SALE TUESDAY. You seem to be aware of the existence of Vista but you don't support any of the hardware I have that had "Vista Ready" written all over the packaging when I bought it. Your site has "Vista blah blah blah" all over it but most of us with your hardware CANNOT run it because of your lack of drivers. Get busy on drivers for us or I, for one, will make sure the SLi board and the 2 INSANELY expensive GeForce cards I have right ...
This is shaping up to be a pretty good week. Maybe Thursday Bush will announce that the U.S. is finally joining the Kyoto accord, and Friday everyone's favorite Iranian -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- will discover that those 3000 new centrifuges he bought are much better used for making delicious milkshakes than enriching uranium hexafluoride. (Hey, I can dream, can't I?) At least one more good thing is coming this week -- on Saturday we're having our community Vista launch event. If you're anywhere near ...
Michael Geist has a great column that talks about the fine print associated with Vista. I thought I'd share my views on some of his points. "Users activate Vista by associating it with a particular computer or device and transmitting certain hardware information directly to Microsoft" Um...wasn't this part of the activation process for Windows XP as well? I recall that there may have been an issue if you did too many upgrades to your machine and XP saw it as a different machine. If you purchase a ...

I'm so jealous...Matt Ranlett went to a Vista launch party in Atlanta and got his picture taken and an autograph of the most prolific running back ev-AR in the NFL!

So...jealous...

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*Moved to: The Windows Vista Ultimate ElementTechnorati Tags: Misc *Moved to: The Windows Vista Ultimate Element ...

This week I'm back on Dell's campus, delivering a class about software development for Vista.  In another couple hours I'll be heading out to the Round Rock 1 building to pick up all the freshly-printed courseware.  The front of the building is all dressed up in honor of the big Vista launch:

It's a great time to be in IT.

The blessed creators of PowerShell have smiled upon us and now provided the release version of their rich shell interface for Vista. In honor of this momentus occasion I have decided to also bring a gift to the table. I took a couple of hours and updated the great introductory walkthrough document for PowerShell done by Ryan Paul so it's consistent with the release version. Ryan comes from a strong background in Linux, with lots of experience using great shells. His write-up is the perfect thing ...
Well, I recently got a new Toshiba Laptop. I bought it in December, so no Vista. It was running Windows Media Center Edition. It's a nice machine, Dual Core, 2GB RAM, etc... So, I decided to put the MSDN copy of Vista Ultimate edition on it. Everything seemed to run fine except for a few issues. I couldn't run a program called IsoBuster, Vista just wouldn't let me open the .exe no matter what I tried. And then there are still compatibility issues for VS 2005, which weren't giving me any warm fuzzies.. ...
Microsoft has an Ultimate Extra listed on their site called DreamScene that allows you to use video as your desktop. It was demoed at CES, promised at the consumer launch, and it is listed as a current extra on Microsoft's site: http://www.microsoft.com/wi... But it doesn't show up on my available Extras list. Anyone know what the status of this feature is? UPDATE 02/05/2007: Windows Ultimate Blog Microsoft is finalizing testing of Windows DreamScene ...
Adobe has announced plans to submit its Portable Document Format specification to the Enterprise Content Management Association (AIIM) with the intent of having the PDF format approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an open standard. First launched in 1993, the PDF has since become a de facto standard for cross-platform document exchange. Adobe's decision to submit PDF to AIIM for approval as an open standard may defuse some of whatever momentum XPS (short for XML ...

Interested in Vista Launch Video's?

Visit the following link to watch the Vista Launch Video's:

http://geekswithblogs.net/scottkuhl/archive/2007/01/30/104931.aspx

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables any size organization to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and more reliable applications that take advantage of Windows ...
I've been reviewing the features and such for Vista, and compared versions via this link. I also compared prices for the versions on various sites, and here's my thought: Why? I've seen it, and it looks great. No doubt of it. Has some nice bundled features, but ones easily replaced by my current tools. I keep searching for a single, compelling reason to shell out the cash at the moment. I can't find one. I mean, the gadets rock, but it is worth an upgrade? Hardly, in my opinion. We also noticed that ...
Window Vista will finally be released officially tomorrow, and there is a lot of buzz on some blogs about the good, the bad and the ugly of Vista. Suffice it to say Vista looks great but has some frustrating usability issues related to security. What interests right now (as I am in the market for a computer) is the general lack of readiness by many software and hardware vendors (read drivers) to support Vista. Currently Computers on Dell.com come with the Vista OS on them, you can not select Window ...
Like the OS, hate the OS, love the OS and you're upgrading today? Well, it only really matters a little. The vast majority of consumers only upgrade to a new operating system when they buy a new computer. So what Microsoft needs to do is win them over at the purchase point. It's not going to come down to does Vista have this specific feature or not. It's going to come down to one of two things. First, maybe knowing Microsoft has a new OS will peek their interest into getting a new PC. If this happens, ...
Well, I just thought of continuing my earlier post to share my day to day experiences of using Vista so that it benefits everyone and more so, the folks who keep questioning - "Why Windows Vista". One of the key features that I could see is the "Search" that comes as an integrated component with Windows Vista. The ability to search for keywords, phrases from "Start" Icon brings productivity and ease of access to information to the greatest possible levels. With Windows Vista, you dont need to install ...
http://news.com.com/2061-10... Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, January 29, the eve of Microsoft's Windows Vista launch. News of the interview was confirmed by Tony Fox, the executive vice president for Comedy Central. "He sure is!" said Fox, when asked if Bill Gates would be appearing on the program and talking about Vista. Gates' visit to The Daily Show could be a particularly ...

Neowin reported minutes ago that the new Windows Vista Home page is up and running - and it sure looks awesome - check it out.

Join Bill Gates at Time Square, New York via Web cast at http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/webcasts.mspx?wt_svl=20049a&mg_id=20049b

 

I've finally been able to connect my Treo 700wx to Vista, and I'm happy to report it wasn't a Vista issue at all! Back when I was trying to get my Treo to play nice with my Mac, I had to install this application (USB Switch) on my Treo to get it to sync with Parallels...or at least that's what I hoped installing it would do. Unfortunately, it didn't. USB Switch allows you to decide whehter you want your mobile device to connect via Serial or the native RNDIS. For what I needed to do for Parallels, ...
I have had Vista installed for about a month and although I haven’t specifically spent time to find out exactly what’s new I have developed likes and dislikes. I think somewhere on GWB I saw a post along the lines of “What’s all the fuss about?”, I don’t agree with that; from what I have seen at the Vista Developer launch and .net 3 the world of development is getting better in the Vista era! Especially from a UI perspective. So anyway my likes and dislikes (please post yours; I would like to see ...
Wow, everyone is getting worked up about Robert May's Vista posting. I didn't realize that we had so many zealots. I don't really have an opinion about Vista because I have not extensively personally used it. From a business standpoint, I think that it will take quite a while to be adopted. Let's face it, most business types are quite satisfied with Windows XP. Unless they are forced to switch (because of leveraged security concerns) or by new PC purchases, it will not be widely adopted soon. The ...
It is interesting in the blog-o-sphere, when somebody speaks their mind and shares their true feelings about something how it can generate such buz. I think that is when you know something is really important. Robert May hit one of those topics this week with his post Response to Vista? That's it? I haven't seen blog banter like this since the good old VB vs. C#, Oracle vs. SQL Server, IE vs. Firefox wars... Robert got himself stuck between 2 zealots... Mr. Windows.... how dare you insult the greatest ...
I've just got my new laptop. Dell INSPIRON 6400 with 2GHz Intel Core 2 Due CPU, 2GB RAM, 256MB ATI VGA, 120GB HD, and had my Vista installed on it. Man, the REAL Aero is more than terrific. :):):) Much better than the weird eye classic one I had on my old laptop and caaaused pain to my eyes at least! I was considering installing only Orcas on this new machine as I knew it can open VS 2005 solutions without messing with them, but Dody just found out a bug that the project dialog does not open there ...
Hey, c'mon guys, Rob May was just putting his opinion out there...let's all have a big GWB hug and lovin-in...Kumbya...Kumbya... But anyway, I wanted to voice my own opinion on part of Rob's comment...and not as a slag to Rob, but as a slag to the many who think the same thing as what Rob posted, and what I've even though before I started running with Vista. Here it is...ready? Vista kicks the f#%$^'n s%#%t out of OS X. There. I said it. Let all the Steve Job fanboys begin their flames. I can make ...
I pinched this excellent articule from Patrick Rouse : http://www.msterminalservic... There are many advantages and some disadvantages to any VDI Solution, but some common usage scenarios are: Enterprise Desktop Consolidation – many organizations struggle with management of their client computers. Tasks like procurement of desktop computer hardware, deploying or patching desktop operating systems, updating antivirus signature, securing data, ...
Microsoft is making its way across the country to announce the new VISTA operating system, Office 2007 and other products for businesses to use. Twenty Lake Highland programmers went to the event at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL and made Microsoft history. There were over three thousand in attendance at this event which was a larger crowd than in New York city. Way to go Floridians. We're ready for a change!
Some have wondered why Vista took so long to get to us. What's the big deal about it anyway? Well, it's much more than a pretty face and the fancy new communication features of WCF. Okay, so that was all it was going to be originally. A marginal upgrade. A hop between Whistler and Blackcomb, and its code-name told it all: Longhorn is just a small bar nestled between those two giant mountains. But when Blaster and other embarassing attacks surfaced in the 2003 timeframe, the original plans to make ...
Here's and interesting thought for this week...does Microsoft lead or lag the world of BPM? At the beginning of this week BPM suite company Metastorm announced their plans for 2007. What was most striking about their announcement was the way in which they are going to leverage the latest Microsoft technology including Office 2007, Vista and MOSS 2007. In particular they make reference to the Office 2007 ribbon and Vista gadget's. What is the message from Microsoft? Well putting aside the BPM picture ...
Why Windows Vista is the question that previals in many of our minds. Many of the users running Windows XP SP2 must be much happier with the features, security and other related things and would wonder on why Windows Vista is required. One of the top reasons I felt was the world of improvements that have been made with regard to Network Sharing and Connectivity. If you are person who keeps travelling frequently, there are a variety of places where you would require to change the network connection ...
O.K.--so I got a shiny core duo 2 from dell the other day, and have vista loaded onto it. The performance thingy rates me as a 3.5 (because of the video card), and says I should be able to enjoy all of the snazzy new features of Vista.I start to tinker, and soon find that the Aero stuff is really only skin deep--as soon as you go into any of the dialog boxes for more advanced stuff (like the system dialog boxes, the "advanced properties" of the display, etc), you quickly find that this is just XP ...
ATLAS / ASP.NET AJAX Extensions has finally graduated to RTM. Exams are done and it's time for fun :):):):) ;-) That's true. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 is coming with source. The Microsoft AJAX library is code complete of course, while the core server side controls will have their source code posted within a week or so. Download the Core Extensions Download the Futures January CTP (this is the only one still CTP of course) Download Microsoft AJAX Library (that has its own source of course) Download the Sample ...

Scott Hanselman has released a Vista SideBar Gadget for his AirLink Web Cam.  Changing it to work with your webcam or an internet webcam (use your imagination) is not difficult.

Hey NVIDIA, I for one have put a TON of money into my machine here at home, you know staying current has its price. I have a super nice Asus SLi motherboard, dual eVGA video cards that were rediculously expensive (they still are come to think of it), loads of memory and freakin' fast hard drives and all of this for what? So I can run Vista. When are you going to deliver on your promise and release drivers for SLi on Vista (x86 of 64-bit, doesn't matter)? I'm a developer and understand that it takes ...
This code will load the MapInfo.Application object into a listbox and display the sample US County data. It assumes your form has a listbox called listBox1 and a "using System.Reflection;". It also works in Vista! string mapName = "C:\\Program Files\\MapInfo\\Professiona... System.Type oType = System.Type.GetTypeFromProg... object o = System.Activator.CreateInst... oType.InvokeMember("do... ...
Craig Tanner (whom I have tremendous respect for) did a podcast on process of creating the RadiantVista Podcasts. In the podcasts Craig mentions that he/they use an open source tool called Audacity for their audio editing. I tried Audacity today and it's pretty good. I am not an audio guru so have no in depth knowledge of what to expect of an audio editor, but as far as I am concerned, audacity lets me do all the basics, select, play, cut, copy, paste, loop. Tags: Radiant Vista, Podcasts, Craig Tanner, ...
For those of you with the Cojones to go Vista full-time, of which I am one, make sure you try the ReadyBoost feature. It actually works !!! ReadyBoost is suppossed to give you extra cache by plugging in a thumbdrive into your machine - great for laptops. I can't tell you how noticable the difference is. I bought a Sandisk Cruzer 4gig thumbdrive with the intention to fully allocate it to this so right now my experience is from an extra 4gig boost. My laptop has a built-in card reader and I happen ...
Many of you would have read my earlier post on the What is what on Visual Studio 2005 SP1, ASP.NET AJAX RC1 and .NET Framework 3.0. While the other two are more or less a future preview releases or a little new, let us talk about Visual Studio 2005 SP1 since Visual Studio 2005 is already in the market for quite some time. Visual Studio 2005 SP1 covers a number of bugs such as slowness in the editor, default HTML Validator turning on and quite a few related to performance reported by folks like you. ...
Now I have Vista installed I want to protect my installation with some decent security software. NTL NetGuard the free Internet Security software for NTL subscribers which is made by Radial Point is actually very good and meets my needs very well but during installation under Vista an Error 1321!? appears. After speaking to NTL technical support it seems they will support Vista eventually but the operative couldn’t supply me with any dates. Jan 30th I suggested! Another reminder that I would have ...
I have been using Onfolio blog reader since I installed MSN Live toolbar sometime ago; its nothing special but does the job. The biggest problem for me is that onfolio stores state offline so when I read a blog at work (during lunch of course!) it gets marked as read but then when I go home I have to mark it as read again....bit of a pain but at the time I had a look at Google reader and didn't like it so stuck it out with Onfolio. Recently I installed Vista and Office 2007 and to my surprise lots ...
Biztalk is a fantastic piece of software but many I.T. professionals haven't had an opportunity to see it and understand what it can do. Our next session at NxtGenUG is going to one of our best yet as it will be topical with a nugget by Tim Leung about Microsoft latest operating system, Vista, and the main presentation will be Ben Goeltz, 'The Business of Biztalk' which went down extremely well at the Birmingham chapter in November. I can also report that we are now completely and utter SWWWWAAAGGGEDDDD ...
I was asked to be one of the folks answering questions at the big Phoenix "Ready for a New Day" launch event. Definitely a fun experience, and pretty well attended. A common question that came up is what level of hardware runs well with Vista? The answer I had given to everyone is to have 1.5 gigs of RAM, and a nice DirectX 9 video card if you want the cool Aero effects. Over the past couple days I got to experience what it's like when you don't have enough RAM. I originally had two sticks of DDR ...
Interested in knowing up coming features in BizTalk Sever 2006 R2, you may find following information useful Ø BizTalk Server 2006 R2 builds on BizTalk Server 2006’s business process management capabilities by extending a company’s core process management technologies outside of the corporate boundaries, and into supply-chain and trading partner scenarios. Ø BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will include new capabilities that address core challenges found in key vertical industries such as manufacturing and ...
Clarification - The specific program I am working with here has the word "updater" in the name. This flags the UAC that it needs admin rights. Full Trust ClickOnce plays nicely with UAC otherwise. I've been battling all day with how one of our ClickOnce applications works with the UAC in Vista. I've found two ways to get past the "Cannot Start Application" message: Run IE as an administrator The first way is very painful and not useful for a repeatable process, but it works. Assume your ClickOnce ...
Our book is printed, and out. Source code is now online on the Apress site. Already seeing a few ratings on Amazon and a question regarding what version of WCF (.NET 3.0) was used. The book and supporting code works with the RTM version of .NET 3.0 released in December on XP SP2, along with Vista RTM (which has .NET 3.0 already part of the distribution). It's a great feeling to see this thing actually in print after a long road from concept to print (1.5 years easily). I had one advantage over my ...
I received today the confirmation to my registration for MIX07 in Las Vegas. I am very excited to go and attend this event again. Last year's MIX06 has been a defining event for me, followed by intensive work to introduce WPF into my firm. So far this activity was a success, and I am very excited to see the "real" development activities starting (as oppposed to prototyping, which we did most of last year). This year's MIX07's major technology is probably going to be WPF/E. While we don't plan to ...
Please sign up - there are still a spots left for the Tampa,FL Vista & Office 2007 Launch. Register here - Click here -> http://msevents.microsoft.c... See me at the 12:30-3:30 in the ATE area. Also don't forget to visit INETA booths. Ask for Nikita, they know who I am. If I am not around, someone will call for me and I will come meet you. We look forward to seeing you on launch day (details below) and celebrating the next generation ...