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---------------------------... Mission turn an 8Gig RAM, quadcore desktop with Vista into a Hyper-V Host ---------------------------... My 8 year old laptop finally died, so I bought a new 8Gig RAM, quadcore deskdop & 23 inch monitor for under $750 including tax and will replace/partition Vista Home with Windows Server 2008 + Hyper V Goal: 1) VM#1 - Sharepoint ...
I am proud to announce that SkypeGadget was downloaded more than 100.000 from gallery.live.com. There is a problem with the posted date but I remember that I uploaded it on gallery.live.com at the beginning of 2008 (or late 2007). So, I think that it was downloaded 100K times in ~19 months. SkypeGadget is a Windows Vista Sidebar gadget that allows you to control Skype. If you want to download SkypeGadget and/or get more info about it, visit the project page at: http://victorhurdugaci.com/... ...
The download link for Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) would be unavailable post August 20, 2009. If one has a physical media (DVD, downloaded bits), they can still install post this date but the download option would not be available. Windows 7 RTM would be available before end of this year and it should also be available in stores etc., by then. This post is just to create awareness that if you would like to install and play with Windows 7 RC, do it right away before the download becomes unavailable. ...
*Moved to: Office 2010 InstallNow I have uninstalled Office 2007 32bit I am ready to get this 2010 thing going… I am installing on Vista 64, I know, but I cant get Windows 7 in the office yet…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
The latest computer arrived today – an Asus EeePC 1005HA, the perfect Netbook Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz 2Gb RAM / 160Gb HDD / 1024x600 Wired 100BaseT / Wireless N Bluetooth 2.0 (stereo audio) Camera, SD slot, microphone $400 The Perfect Netbook The Asus EeePC 1005HA is a beautiful machine. For the same (little lower) price than Dell, Acer, HP, etc., you get the best in network screen resolution (1024x600), reasonable camera, great low-power CPU (hyper-threaded N280), super battery life (8+ hours real) ...
REadyBoost is one of the very usefull feature that was introduced in Windows Vista. Recently I asked few of my colleagues and friends about this feature and only couple of them knew about it, so thought of adding a blog post on this one. You can increase the performance of your machine by using a high speed USB flash drive to supplement your RAM. Upgrading RAM on a machine can be expensive plus the machines have their limitations on how much can you add more. Even though it won’t be same as upgrading ...
This is a completely non-dev related post, but something that had been really getting under my skin for about a month now. I have one Vista PC and it always turned of the monitor like it should. Then it just stopped working. I looked around a bit off and on, since it wasn’t a huge deal I didn’t look that hard. But I had some time the other day and found a super easy fix. I have the power configuration set to run the screen saver after 10 minutes and then turn off the monitor after 20 minutes. The ...
Today the news about Google coming out with its own operating system "Chrome" is all over the Internet and I was wondering can they make an in-road into the OS field which is basically been dominated by Microsoft for decades. And the answer to that is possibly yes, if not as a full fledge OS for desktops and servers but for portable devices. There are 2 things that I hate most about windows OS first it takes forever to boot the OS, since I had SP1 installed on my Vista it takes more than 5 minutes ...
What version of Windows 7 for Developers? It has become quite cliché to point out that owners of Windows Vista Ultimate Edition got ripped-off. True, the ultimate extras never really materialized (a poker game or two and animated wallpaper do not count), however, most software developers like myself just had to get the Ultimate Edition for seven simple reasons: We wanted Media Center, even though we did not need it We wanted DVD authoring, event though we could live without it We could not live without ...
There is some confusion in how-to setup a BlackBerry in tether mode to share internet with your laptop or PC so I would like to share my setup process. Overview: Since you are already paying for a data plan why not take advantage of this data connection when you are away from home? Hotels and other facilities can charge you $15+ per day for Internet access. BlackBerry and other hardware providers allow you to tether your smart phone as a modem to your laptop or computer. Keep in mind that your tethered ...
Resumen MSMQ is a component of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and will be included in Windows Vista and future server versions of Windows. It allows cooperating applications to send and receive messages to each other—even if the intended recipient application is not running, or the computer on which the sender or recipient application is running is disconnected from the network. Messages are stored and forwarded by MSMQ until they reach the destination queue. A recipient application ...
Building web-apps using the new MVC-framework for ASP.NET can be challenging if you need to build the boiler-plate code for the SMART controls that come standard with ASP.NET, like the GridView, ListView, etc. However, jQuery's (see jQuery in Action for an excellent resource) plug-in, jqGrid, makes this easy. Although it can be time-consuming to setup the template that specifies the requirements for the grid, it is easy to duplicate once you have it set up. So basically you specify the columns you ...
It doesn’t matter how good you are, the tools do make a difference. That is not to discount the skill of the person that is using the tools. That is not to say that the tools are more important than the person. The most important thing is still the abilities of the person. I recently got a new laptop with SSD. I can say this is the nicest thing I have ever had for a laptop. I can also say that I am definitely enjoying what I like to call “instant” Visual Studio. It’s not really instant, but it loads ...
Recently I upgraded Vista Home to Ultimate. I could not get the context menu back. I thought I was going crazy trying to get it back. I uninstalled and reinstalled many a time trying to get it back. I still couldn’t get TortoiseSVN to show up. So I uninstalled and started a rampage through the registry to find what I needed to remove. I came across this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\... It had an entry for Context Menus (which I had modified). I backed the key up and deleted it. Then re-installed ...
After I upgraded to Vista I found that I could no longer connect to my remote file shares over SSH. We use Tunnelier as an SSH client which works great, but unfortunately after I did the Vista upgrade I was out of luck when it came to file sharing over SSH. In case any of you have had problems with this there are a couple of threads that may offer you some guidance. https://fogbugz.bitvise.com... http://social.technet.micro... ...
I had an opportunity to catch up with UK Software Startup IPrinciples. IPrinciples specialises in building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on the Microsoft Platform, predominantly using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) but also using Silverlight. I have known Richard and Paul who run IPrinciples for many years and I have been impressed with what they have been building over the last year using XAML. When I last popped in I had my trusty Flip Mino with me and I took the opportunity to interview ...
Recently I surfaced this error while trying to add reference of a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 running on Windows 7. Even when the WCF Service was browsed normally, it didn’t expose the Service Description Page that usually shows an implementation sample. I tried removing all code in the service, tried commenting, nothing worked. The ‘Root element is missing’ didn’t give much details on what could be the issue. Every time this error throws up, The “Add Service Reference” operation could not ...
Why would a company act against its own best interests? A while back, I purchased a Dell Inspiron 6400 from the small business store. My first boot experience can only be described as a nightmare – many minutes of disk crunching craziness only to be left with a useless machine running 79 processes! Seventy-nine! I tried to shut the piece of junk down, but got tired of waiting – killed the power. All I had was the “Dell Recovery DVD”, which promised to restore all 79 processes in their over-bloated ...
Recently, I upgraded to Windows 7 RC and found that the experience has been great. Zero compatibility issues, all works as it worked in Vista and the integration with Windows Easy Transfer (WES) has been phenomenal. If you don’t know WES, it is a tool available by default with Vista and Windows 7 that allows you to migrate your Outlook, IE, Desktop and other personal settings easily, in addition to backing up your files across different locations. Coming back to the original intent of the post, as ...
Translation of original post by Scott Guthrie: / Tlumaczenie oryginalnego posta napisanego przez Scott’a Guthrie: http://weblogs.asp.net/scot... Jedna z najciekawszych aplikacji wychodzacych w tym roku jest maly menadzer pobierania – Microsoft Web Platform Installer – ulatwia on instalowanie i konfigurowanie serwera i róznych aplikacji badz modulów uzywanych przy rozwijaniu witryny. Jest to darmowe narzedzie, które mozesz pobrac ze strony www.microsoft.com/web ...
Last night, I got around to investigating the new Web Slice functionality in IE8. I browsed to http://uk.msn.com/ and found various slices in the home page. I installed the 'News' slice and then clicked on the button in my Favourites Bar...to be greeted by a rude message saying that "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page". Bemused, I went binging and soon discovered that Google Gears and Web Slices don't play nicely together. Unfortunately, this wasn't the answer. I don't have Google Gears ...
This is the third podcast pilot to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. This is an example of a “bonus edition” which we will from time to time interleave with the regular fortnightly podcasts. The good news is we now have a permanent subscription courtesy of Feedburner which will work with ITunes and regular RSS readers. Feedback good and bad is always welcome. And yes, the audio quality isn't going to win a prize. Still working on that :-) Enjoy. Show Notes: This is an interview with ...
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ...
Last week, i.e. in a single week, Microsoft was on real tear: the company announced a release date for Windows 7, disclosed details of Zune HD and Zune’s integration into Xbox Live, discussed Project Natal and other coming improvements to Xbox, and launched its Bing “decision” engine. And all this week, at a special software design review (SDR) event, Microsoft is introducing major new business intelligence features coming in SQL Server 2008 R2, including its project Gemini product that helps rogue ...
Well, the annual feeding frenzy known as the WWDC keynote is now over. There was a lot of good information presented on both Snow Leopard and the iPhone. It was pretty demo-heavy as well – better if you see it in person than if you are at home waiting for the next great tidbit of information. One thing I found interesting were the OS X active users statistics shown at the opening of the keynote. Now, perhaps I missed it – feel free to correct me if I did – but they make it come off like they sold ...
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have any questions – if you tell ...
Ah, I love it! All of the tension of the Palm Pre vs. the Apple iPhone on one page. I wonder if this was intentional or just sheer coincidence? I will be following it live like many others. I will also be getting a Palm pre in the coming days to play with and of course, a review to follow. I will be curious to see if Apple outright calls out the Palm Pre in the keynote. Do they do a straight-up comparison a la OS X vs. Vista ...
Good news for those of you waiting to move past Vista… Windows 7 will be available in stores on Rock-tober 22nd. I had my ear to the ground listening for the distant rumblings of boxes being pack up and trucks movin’ ‘em out. If I’m not mistaken, one really good ground rumble translated into “look for Windows 7 to RTM (release to manufacturing) in late July”. While earth tremors don’t always make the best sources, this one wouldn’t surprise me. I can hope at least. Have a day. :-| ...
Is your applications are completely compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2? You can outstrip the competitors, having checked up your applications on compatibility with Windows 7 already today. If your company is ISV you can be helped by a isvappcompat.com resource. On this resource you can be registered in the program “Green light” and specify the reference to your application. In this case you receive the necessary information, toolkit and resources for check of compatibility of your ...
As a developer I’ve become used to multiple monitors to increase my productivity. Debugging applications is much easier when one monitor is running Visual Studio and a second monitor is displaying the application being debugged, or SQL Management Studio, or your Locals window. When I plugged my latest HP 6910p laptop into the docking station I was amazed to find that it supported dual external displays; both the DVI and analogue VGA ports can be active simultaneously. It’s a real advantage to get ...
“Out Of Browser (OOB)” for Silverlight is a possibility to install RIA application on local computer and run it without web browser or even internet connection (occasionally connected applications). That’s why we have in title abbreviation RDA (Rich Desktop Application). In this article I would like to present how it’s working and how to implement it in our application. It also contains demos, descriptions and a lot of images. Demo First we start with already working application, created for MIX09 ...
This can be a really irritating problem when suddenly the EXCEL file on your desktop you used to double-click on no longer gets viewed via Microsoft EXCEL, but instead gets viewed through the Microsoft Excel READER program instead! In essence, either a new program you've installed has reset the file association, or you are working on a new computer that may have different software--overall, this area has to do with File Management/File Extension types. Here's what to do: In Windows XP: 1. Look for ...
The Windows team put up quick work and released the SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 despite the parallel Windows 7 work that has been keeping them busy. So if you are running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008, you can install SP2 released from http://www.microsoft.com/do... or better turn on automatic updates and it should do the update sometime during this month. Currently it is available for 5 ...
If you try installing Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows Server 2008 then you encounter a generic error message saying: The Update could not be installed because at least one windows component requried by Windows Mobile Device Center is missing. The Resolution is simple. Install the Desktop Experience feature from the Server Manager --> Add Features. Windows Mobile Device Center requires Media player which gets installed using the Desktop Experience Feature. Other Things which get installed ...
Recently, I was trouble shooting an error for my friend. Despite having all the necessary framework and service packs installed, this error “Could not load file or assembly 'System.Transactions, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934... or one of its dependencies. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.” was surfacing, every time we tried connecting to a SQL Server instance using SQL Server Management Studio. At first, I thought the issue must be with SQL ...
Are you looking for meaning to smooth, clean, lightweight installation of a software? In recent days Oslo May CTP is one of them! It’s cleaner than the cleanest. I just downloaded it and installed on my vista business machine. Now you can customize the installation. The tools (iPad and Quadrant (Yes! Quadrant is available to play now)) are more self-contained and intuitive! I am liking it and going to explore it for next couple of months! Here are the installation screens…which is much self explanatory! ...
*Moved to: Stuck with Vista?If, like me, you are stuck with the old and decrepit version of Windows that is Vista SP1 at work then you may be interested in Service Pack 2 which became available on the MS Download site today. Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone (KB948465)Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
A couple of notes about my environment that I didn’t state before. The laptop I’m use is a typical laptop 4Gb of memory standard dual-core, with 64-bit Vista Ultimate as the OS. There don’t appear to be any limitations Pex in on 64-bit, but there are a few messages you’ll see on the dashboard that state that Pex Explorations are going through some kind of “(x86) cold-start”. The first time saw this I thought that I might need to spin up a test project on a 32-bit VM, but it works fine on a 64-bit ...
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt;"Calibri",... From past 3 days I am struggling to access internet from Virtual PC Guest operating system. My host operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. Even though Microsoft officially does not support virtual PC on Windows Vista Home premium, it is working fine with ...
Yesterday I started getting Windows Activation errors in the system tray within a Windows Server 2008 development environment I recently setup. The error displayed from the system tray indicated something about a Key Management Server which then lead me to System Center Operations Manager. As I started digging around, the task of setting all this stuff up became more daunting, all I really wanted to do was to activate my valid copy of Windows Server 2008. Luckily as outlined here[^] there is an alternative ...
My good friend and fellow Microsoft Regional Director Adam Cogan asked me the following question today. I was curious what you thought so I decided to ask you as well: What are you going to be using going forward (and why)? 1. WINDOWS 2008 R2 Release Candidate 2. WINDOWS 7 Release Candidate 3. VISTA ? 4. OTHER Respond in the comments if you would. I'm really curious! Thanks ...
Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 (Important if working with Dynamic Data) http://support.microsoft.co... ASP.NET Compilation Enhancement Fix http://code.msdn.microsoft.... (for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008)https://connect.micros... (for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003) Microsoft .NET RIA Services May 2009 Preview http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
Decidí comenzar (y no serán raros los posts sobre programación) hablando de LINQ, que es un tema al que le había sacado la vuelta durante mucho tiempo porque me parecía algo complicado y no había visto la funcionalidad y valor agregado que nos ofrece a los desarrolladores. LINQ (Language Integrated Query) ofrece una especie de abstracción respecto a la fuente de datos de la que se obtiene la información y proporciona una estructura sintáctica consistente (similar al SQL) que se puede utilizar para ...
Well I obviously couldn’t resist the temptation to install the Windows 7 RC. Well I’m actually speechless (which says a lot if you know me). This is a great OS I mean I was expecting good even great but I’ve been extremely pleased. It’s fast, I mean really fast. I didn’t really have issues with Vista on that front when it was booted but it did feel sluggish at times. Windows 7 is very snappy I sold. I almost never reboot (If I can avoid it) and coming back from sleep is very fast in Windows 7 it ...
*Moved to: Installing .NET 4.0 Beta 1 on Windows Vista 64xToday we see the first beta release of Microsoft's latest version of the .NET Framework. I will document the install process here, because well, some people just need assurances that it works ;) Microsoft are adding some excellent features like the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and huge improvements to Domain Specific Languages. There will also be Visual Basic 10 and C# 4 that add a lot of features and bring the two languages closer together ...
The new Point & Click web design tool - the Control & Theme Designer - presents a ground breaking simple, intuitive developer/designer interface to creating advanced, customized, and creative customer-facing Web user interfaces (UIs) without any need to code in HTML and CSS. The new tool will allow to easily create custom themes for Visual WebGui applications or download complete themes. New themes created by Gizmox that would give your Visual WebGui application familiar, cool looks are going ...
The reliability manager, introduced in Windows Vista and included in Server 2008, is a great tool. At one glance, I can see installs, windows updates, crashes, etc, all laid out on a graph by date. For example, this machine I am typing on now crashed back on April 9th, an instance of Visual Studio 2005 (devenv.exe) hung when I ran it (April 21), and various updates were installed since then. In Windows 7, the Reliability manager snap-in is gone, and does not appear in the Computer Management console ...
Windows 7 includes a lot of improvements in the Windows Explorer. Most of them are fairly obvious, but the new preview pane is likely to go unnoticed (or passed over as the same as Vista’s preview pane) by a lot of people. The new preview pane supports a much wider range of formats than the Windows XP and Windows Vista preview pane did, including the ability to preview HTML, text files, XML files, images, videos, music, and WordPad files without any additional software installed. If you have Microsoft ...
Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) is out and the incredible thing is that Microsoft has provided this operating system (OS) for free to the entire world. They will only let you download the OS for a limited time – so if you are thinking of getting it – you should be getting your hands on a copy of it as quick as you can. Microsoft is offering both a 32bit or a 64bit version that you can download. This is NOT the final version of the OS though – that is something to be aware of. If you install this ...
When: 5/20/2009 11:30:00 AM Register Are you tired of using a manual checklist to create new desktop images? Would you like to find a way to reduce desktop imaging and deployment costs while implementing best practices? In this FREE 90-minute webcast, Microsoft Consulting Services and Virteva will share their desktop deployment processes and methodologies as well as lessons learned, covering the following topics. 1. Best Practices and Lessons Learned Performing OS Deployments This session will use ...