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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 ...
If you try to execute 32-bit version of mstsc.exe in Vista 64-bit by passing a .rdp file as an argument, it will act as if you do not pass any argument. I experience this a lot since I use IE 32-bit to open .rdp files on the web which will redirect to 32-bit version of mstsc.exe. Nelly kindly answered me that it will be fixed in Vista SP1. I don't know how long I have to wait given that RTM version hasn't been available to retail yet.
I picked up a SanDisk 4gb usb key this weekend hoping to take advantage of the Vista ReadyBoost feature. I plugged it in, selected ReadyBoost and waited for greatness. I'm still waiting, it doesn't seem to be speeding up my system, but I haven't really been pushing it too hard either. Tom Archer has a great post about ReadyBoost, but I didn't see an answer to "at what performance level does ReadyBoost make a noticeable difference?" Technorati tags: SanDisk, ReadyBoost, Vista, Tom Archer ...
Still loving Vista...but I'd love it more if the mobile device center would actually recognize my device. I mean, it says Treo, but its like talking to two people that have totally different takes on their relationship. Treo: Oh yeah, we're definately in a partnership! Whenever I plug in, my status is full on connected! I just don't understand why he doesn't synch his emails or gives me new applications... Vista: OMG, can you say "stalker"? Treo keeps connecting to my USB port, but we are NOT in ...
As Vista gains momentum, and many of us get our hands on it - we're quickly faced with a question that not many seem able to answer. More disconcerting - there is nothing solid out there to provide direction. If I am a ASP.Net developer - I want IIS available for my development pleasure. More important, I will probably be using Visual Studio to crank out my applications. There is a lot of effort in the launch of Vista and the new Office products - but what about the development community? Especially ...
Virtual PC 2007 runs so well on Vista. VPC 2004 always worked, but it was buggy and slow. VPC 2007 is clean and crisp. You can still sign up for the beta here. Technorati tags: Virtual PC, Vista ...
Today we dug into the new Group Policy features found in Vista. There's 800 new policies altogether, so wow is there lots to see! Plus there's a new XML-based format used to store the information, the ADMX files by which you create the "Central Store" on the domain controller. So lots of neat new things there. After having fun implementing policy around the classroom, we dug into PowerShell in the afternoon. That's truly a significant feature, one that will change the landscape of network administration. ...
Bryant and Chris reported this issue a while ago. Now Microsoft just acknowledged the problem and put in a knowledge base article about this problem as KB911895. Hopefully Microsoft will release a resolution to this problem for Microsoft Vista Home Premium ...
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I was invited to teach a class I wrote about Vista to the good folks at Dell, and so far it's been a very fun experience. A great group here, very passionate about the technology. The first day talks lots about installation and software deployment, and in one of the labs we set up some WinPE discs and created some WIM files from the students' machines. Then for deployment we set up Windows Deployment Services (WDS), which installs a copy of Vista over the network using a simple PXE boot. We had the ...
notepad.exe, *cough*sucks*cough*. But what do you expect? Its obviously supposed to be very limited, but its a little too limited for the year 2007 IMO. Fortunately Matt Berther showed me how to replace notepad on Vista with Notepad2, which rocks. Now when I view source in IE I actually get something I can read. Technorati : Vista, notepad, notepad2 ...

How horrible is Tim's Vista score?

Tim's Vista score is so horrible...

Pheeeeeew - 2007 sure has got an exciting, futuristic start! You've gotto see this to believe it - Ok Steve Jobs announced the iPhone a few hours back - Apple products apart from their looks fail to impress me - but this one with its capability to Sync with Exchange - innovative Interface and sweeet looks has my attention - I'll wait for June to conclude though. But the Real exciting part is this... Ever wanted to win a trip to (almost) Outer Space? Well thats where the Ultimate Vista is - you've ...
I installed Vista on my main development computer today and am proud to report my score: .score, { font-weight:bold; font-decoration:none; font-size: x-large; cursor: hand; background-image: url(http://www.shareyoursco... color: #ffffff; font-family: verdana, arial; width: 80px; height: 80px; background-position: center center; vertical-align: middle; background-repeat: no-repeat; text-align: center; } 2.6 Honestly, I'm just happy to have glass, unlike my laptop. P.S. ...
Talking with Microsoft, I learned of some of the additions they are making for .NET Orcas (due at the end of this year). I am investing quite heavily into Windows Forms projects here at my company; therefore this environment is quite important to what I am doing here. Some of the highly touted items that are being added to Windows Forms are a lot of WPF interoperability items. This was announced at last year's TechEd, but the idea is that you will be able to host WPF controls directly inside of a ...
*Moved to: Screenshots of Vista from 2002 to TodayAn interesting look at Vista (Long Horn) as an Alpha release in 2002, the first Aero features in 2004, to what we have todayread more | digg storyTechnorati Tags: Misc *Moved to: Screenshots of Vista from 2002 to Today ...

A friend gave me this link, which shows off the Vista Yahoo Messenger.

Doesn't that UI look sweet?

Cross-posted from tariqayad.com

So, for Christmas I got this great desktop set from Logitech. The most expensive desktop set on the market. Yet that seems to count for nothing as I have now sent this back; the keyboard was fine and I really miss the "laptop type" keys but the mouse had such a huge lag it was almost un-usable just playing with Windows, playing games was a complete waste of time. Now, I am running Vista and the software doesn't support Vista; I did force the install but continued to get error from the bluetooth connection ...
So, I don't want to gripe or sound really ungrateful for all the wonderful things that us Canadians do get, but seriously...SERIOUSLY...what's up with all those contests or promotions that are "US Only"?! Like, for example, the one here. Yes, I'm talking about how, if you go to the Office/Vista launch event in the states, you get a FREE license for Office Pro 2007 and Groove 2007! Y'know what us Canucks got at our launch event? A t-shirt. And some marketing materials. And a pad of paper. I don't ...
Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007* when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event near you! At a launch event you’ll be able to: · Attend breakout sessions for developers and IT professionals · Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality · Network with peers, Microsoft, and local technology partners · Ask the experts · Receive valuable resources to help you take ...

I found this cool application called Visual Task Tips today.

It shows you a preview of the running app when you hover your mouse over the its task bar entry like on Vista

Link: http://www.visualtasktips.com/

I was reading the IT news today, as I usually do at some point during the day, and of course there were several things about the opening of the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas. The big news is that Bill Gates (Chairman at Microsoft - but if you didn't know this, I must ask: in what planet do you live?) started to talk about a "home server", a server that the average home user would have at home, to store their files and stuff like that. Personally, I think it's a great idea to have a server at ...
So after the long break before anytime to blog anything cool I am off to school tomorrow... So I throw out a few links and hope to hit the blog space again in a few weeks. In case you're a caveman or new to this computer thing, this is geek community second xmas CES season - http://ces.engadget.com In case you need more screen Sq-Ft and have some old PPC's laying around - http://www.pocketgear.com/s... [And for the pro version of above for developers is SOTI- http://www.soti.net/default... ...
This post is directed toward my direction in my 3D education. My first step started with Managed DirectX 1.1. I read Tom Millers first book, and I read a bunch of articles online for it. I absolutely loved MDX. I started playing with MDX 2.0 when that started coming out, but unfortunately it's been discontinued. However, in it's doom came XNA to bring back the light. XNA is a wonderful step toward bringing game development to the masses. However, it's a step. It has a long ways to go to allow somebody ...
People at my office think I’m obsessed with Virtual PC, and a few of my posts have mentioned it already. I’m glad to see that is not just me that sees the product as the answer to all of their problems. The guys at SSW (www.ssw.com.au) have put together a whitepaper on using Virtual PC 2007 to help with developing applications for Vista. The Virtual PC 2007 Beta is available, and it’s the first version to work out the box on Vista, as well as hosting Vista as the virtual operating system. I installed ...
Ok, I've been lucky enough to get a copy of Vista Ultimate RTM. Firstly the disclaimer, trying any of the suggestions in this post is taken at your own risk. If you have data you want to keep ... back it up! And don't try this on a system that doesn't first pass the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor test. I had installed many Vista Beta's under VMWare on my machine and they had worked but hadn't exactly been fast enough to be really useable or try features I wanted to check such as Aero so I decided ...
So after much wrestling with getting the Treo 700wx to work within the Mac environment, I've finally waved the white flag. We talked about it, and she was saying that she wasn't super comfortable with the Treo anyway...she just wanted something easy to use and she said she wouldn't have used most of the features anyway. So we went out and got a Mac-friendly device instead: Palm Tungsten E2. I still needed to purchase the Missing Synch for Palm though to be able to easily synch with iCal and the Mac ...
The 2nd semester of the school year starts next week after a two week hiatus to rest, relax, and be with family. Most of my classes are semester long classes so I get a chance to meet new students when I go back to school next week. My AP students will be the same and there's always pressure with that class to meet the goals of the AP curriculum and prepare them for the AP exam in early May. They have much more to learn in OOP like inheritance, polymorphism, and they need to learn about recursion ...
Recently, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Looking at this release, you would have maybe noticed that it was fine and dandy for Windows XP, but it isn't going to work on Windows Vista. Microsoft is building a special release of VS2005 SP1 for Windows Vista. The bad news is that it isn't ready yet – but the good news is that it just made beta today. You can download this beta here. Enjoy ...
From the This just in department... Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007* when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event near you! At a launch event you’ll be able to: • Attend breakout sessions for IT professionals and developers• Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality• Network with peers and local technology partners• Ask the experts• Receive valuable resources ...
I added my main workstation to our new Active Directory domain last night with out a hitch. This morning, I added my Vista laptop and ran into a bit of a problem. So I added a DNS role to the server and was able to add the laptop to the domain. Then we started in on Kyle's laptop. When attempting to log on, we got "The system cannot log you on now because the domain engraph is not available". After much googling, I discovered that the DNS role was incorrectly set up. I thought that just removing ...

Hi All ,

To those that were a sleep for the past next months , Microsoft hit the market with lots of new Technologies and Products like :

Vista , Office 2007 , Expression , .NET 3.0 , Atlas ...

And has several new technologies coming up like : Linq , Orcas  and more 

So an event like This One  was not a big surprise.

See you there

Interesting blog entry 'Looking at FIJI and VIENNA' that talks about the future paths of Windows releases.
With the update of signatures dated 1/3/2007, eTrust is no longer being reported as "out-of-date" by Security Center. Talk about Y2K issues, this was an "every year" issue. I can see the logic inside the WMI provider from CA eTrust: bool productUptoDate(){...if (signatures_Year < current_Year ) return false; Link to CedarLogic - Shawn Cicoria : eTrust 7.1 AntiVirus Out of Date issue on Vista RTM - Forefront looking better each day ...
Via digg There's an article on Arstechnica that says that a study has been done that shows the Aero interface in Vista does not affect performance. I am not digging that too much coz on my Vista Capable notebook (Dell Inspiron 6400 w/ the Intel 945GM Express graphics card & 1GB of RAM) I found that explorer.exe was taking up 35 - 40% of my CPU. Performance was much better after I disabled glass. Glass was enabled by default when I installed Vista, but now I keep it off. So the bottom line is ...
You can download it from: https://connect.microsoft.c... Important changes from the previous version: PXE Boot Keyboard and performance issues on laptops fixed Virtual Networking on wireless adapters enabled Fixed to include installing Vista off of physical DVDs Technorati tags: Virtual PC 2007, virtualization ...
What an year 2006 has been? There were major releases such as Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. There were interim releases of Microsoft Ajax Library Beta 1, Beta 2 and RC1. There has been an SP1 Release for Visual Studio 2005. Clearly, it has been an year of new technologies. Secondly, the term "Web 2.0" caught up attention everywhere and suddenly everyone seems to have swallowed "Web 1.0" which never existed. Well, I am planning for a detailed post on Why it is never "Web 2.0" later ...

Vista's looking more and more like a supported operating system!!

First Zune folks release their Vista update; Virtual PC 2007 RC is now ready. 

Link to Scott Woodgate's OutBursts : Happy New Year - Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate ready for download

I've been using eTrust 7.1 on my Vista builds with absolutely zero issues until the New Year. As of 1/1/2007 Security Center is informing me that CA eTrust 7.1 AntiVirus is out of date. The Virus Signatures inside of eTrust and it's all up to date with 12/29/2006 being the last update. Running the following WMI script from an elevated prompt and the "productUptoDate" property is coming back false. I'll be checking this out on an XP SP2 machine shortly, but something's up with eTrust 7.1 not reporting ...
Well, hello. How are you doing today? I ran across Geeks With Blogs today and thought that was a great idea. I had been wanting to write some different aspects of IT, but I didn't want to fully manage the blog portion of it. So I thought that joining this great community would be a great way to achieve this. I am a NetAdmin for a small local municipality in Central Alabama. I am a Windows guy to the bone...but I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro as soon as Leopard starts shipping on them. I started ...
It’s easy to forget that mere mortals have to live with ought an up to date MSDN subscription to hand. After my triumphant installation of Vista (I’m coder at heart, any other IT related achievement sees me flushed with pride), I had to flatten and re-install the mother-in-laws pc at the weekend (there must be a gag here somewhere). Back at the lab this wouldn’t present a problem, but cut off from the internet (the reason for the rebuild) and armed only with the dell re-installation cd it was another ...

When working with your new version of Windows Vista, after you install your Cisco VPN Client software - which I did - you might get the error:

"Reason 403: Unable to Contact Service Gateway"

This is due to the fact that your VPN software will not work on Vista. There is presently a version out there (in beta) that works on Vista and you can find it here:

UPDATE - NO GOOD INSTALLS AT THE MOMENT. THERE ARE SOME IN THE COMMENTS.

Installed Windows Vista back on my machine. Took it off for a while due to the fact that the new Zune software didn't work on Vista. It does now - so I'm back! :) In installing Windows Vista, for the second time - one thing that took me a while was finding all the software for my Microsoft Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader. You can find the software for both the keyboard and the fingerprint reader here: http://www.microsoft.com/ha... It is two separate pieces of software ...
In a great vote of confidence in Microosoft's CardSpace identity system (Part of .Net 3 release and Vista) Kevin Miller published an extension for Mozilla Firefox that enables Firefox to support Windows CardSpace. This move takes CardSpace into the mainstream. Once you've installed the Firefox extention test it here. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
I encountered a bit of weirdness with Virtual PC 2007 Beta while upgrading to Vista. When I went to run it after the upgrade, it told me that the beta had ended and wouldn't launch the app. I checked the site and the beta is still listed as lasting until March of 2007. Odd... So long story short, I uninstalled the VPC 2007 I had on my machine, then re-downloaded and re-installed it from the beta download site, and its working no problem. So just in case anyone else experiences it, the beta is still ...