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What a nice surprise, today. I had been hearing about improvements to the Windows audio stack for Windows 7, but I did not expect them to show up in Vista Service Pack 2. (Maybe I should have?) Connecting a Bluetooth Audio Device I have a Motorola HT820 stereo Bluetooth headset. Great device. When I turn this device on and pair it with the computer, it is logical to assume that I wish it to become my primary audio output device. Right? Previously, I had to use the Bluetooth control panel, connect ...
I’ve been running Windows 7 RC for a little over a week now and can’t imagine going back to Vista at this point. I decided to start with a fresh install of Windows 7, so I’ve been in the process of reinstalling all of my applications and cleaning up my disk drives. In the process, I went searching to see if there are any interesting Windows 7 power toys or tricks available. While I didn’t find any power toys, I did discover that all of the Windows Vista tricks are still available on Windows 7. Tim ...
I have a laptop running VISTA Ultimate with an 80 GB hard-drive. Something unseen to me is consuming my hard drive. Here's my steps in figuring out what is happening. I have not resolved the issue yet, but will keep updating this post until it is resolved. I had already deleted all of my Temporary Internet Files using the IE Browser. After digging through the folders via Windows Explorer, I discovered that C:\Users\<my name>\AppData\Local\Micr... folder was 25GB. Yet when I look inside ...
On Vista: Right click on “My Computer”, choose “Map Network Drive…” Choose a drive letter, and click “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.” Click on “Choose a custom network location”, type in the address for the network location. For Shared Documents Library, this will be something like: "http://yourserver/yoursite... Documents". a name for the network location, and click next. Voila. Technorati Tags: SharePoint ...
Up to now I haven't explained what my mobile test application does. The main thing I wanted to test was calling a WCF service. If you use .NET CF 3.5 WCF will be available in your application to make the call but you can also call the service as "web service" (asmx) (1) Calling the service as ASMX In you Smart Device Application project just do "Add Web Reference", enter the url of the service (no "mex" part but with final /, like this: http://server:port/Design_T... ...
I might have to develop an application for a mobile scanning device and I have been playing around with the .NET mobile components in preparation. Not easy at all: the documentation is not very clear and there are lots of different components/versions. Here are some of the problems I encountered and how I solved them. My constraints: a) My development environment is Windows Vista + VS 2008 Team System. b) The device will probably be Datalogic Memor which runs Windows CE 5.0. This means I need to ...
I recently upgraded my office workstation to Windows 7 RC from Vista SP1. Everything in the upgrade went smoothly, until I after installed the IIS 7 server components and tested my sites on my local IIS server. When loading any asp.net site, I received the following error: Request for the permission of type 'System.Web.AspNetHostingPe... System, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934... failed. I configured my usual permissions for the temp folders, .NET Temp folders, ...
As you know, in Windows 7 Beta the bug which did impossible contained to debug appendices for Azure. The bug did not allow to start Development Fabric on Windows7. All it created the big inconveniences. The main recipe was to use the virtual machine with Windows Vista / Server 2008. However, when Windows7 RC (7100 build) is released a situation has changed to the best and in new build Windows 7 this problem is eliminated and now it is possible to develop for Azure directly from Windows 7 ...
Last year Microsoft pre-released SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as build 6002.16497 under KB948465. One of the most annoying features of using this build is that it would apply an evaluation watermark to the bottom right hand corner of each of your desktops (if you have 2+ monitors it will appear on both screens). Honestly, for months I thought the watermark meant my license was detected as a evaluation license but I know I am using an OEM license. Afterwards I found some guides to ...
I am currently downloading the Win7 RC from MSDN even as I type this, so believe me when I say I am interested in seeing it. I installed the beta months ago, and worked in it. It’s not a bad OS, of course. Honestly, as someone who is still on WinXP Pro SP3 and absolutely hates Vista for development or gaming (which is about all I do on my PC), I am hoping Win7 lives up to the hype we’ve all heard. Seriously, if Win7 can deliver the performance with all those added features and without the incredible ...
Yesterday, Windows 7 RC (release candidate) was published on MSDN, so the subscribers are currently downloading it. I have been using Windows 7 since October 2008, when it was pre-released during the PDC conference. Then I moved to the beta when it was released, and have been using it as my main system since then. I almost never had to go back to Vista (which I kept installed on another partition of my main laptop, just in case). Read the rest of this entry » ...

For the last couple weeks I’ve been running the Windows 7 beta and really love it.  The last OS I installed was XP back when that was new so I moved from XP to 7 skipping Vista (not by choice, by happening).  It’s really slick and I love the Aero theme it has.  Now I just need to grab the Windows 7 RC when it comes out publicly in a few weeks (rumor says May 5).

New OS Windows 7 contains a considerable quantity of innovations and improvements. These improvements concern safety, productivity, reliability etc. Also, the big attention is given to the user interface. In several posts we will talk about the innovations and program model. The first that is appreciable in Windows 7 is, of course, updated task bar. In new taskbar many conceptual changes. One of such changes - possibility of display of progress of performance of a task (progress bar). In this picture ...
Microsoft has reached a critical milestone in the Windows 7 development cycle with the limited release of the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) today for Microsoft TechNet and MSDN subscribers and general availability from the Microsoft Download Center on May 5th. There has been a lot of excitement about Windows 7 and, so far, the excitement has been justified. The Windows 7 RC comes after extensive beta testing and feedback from the MVP community with a lot of enhancements and bug fixes since the ...
NOTA (2009-06-26): Existe una librería oficial de NHibernate Validator con validadores adicionales específicos para ciertos paises, NHibernate.Validator.Specif... (descargar) y ya cuenta con un validador de CUIT. Gracias Fabio Maulo por el dato. La aplicación en la que estoy trabajando está basada en ASP.net MVC y utilizamos Sharp Architecture como base. Sharp Architecture utiliza a su vez NHibernate Validator para la validación de las entidades de negocio por lo que, continuando con el tema del ...
I recently posted about Windows 7 application compatibility which was aimed at giving developers a steer on what they need to consider to make sure applications originally built for Windows XP work great on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. However there is a completely different approach which is to run the Windows XP applications inside a virtual machine using something like Virtual PC. It works – but it is not seamless to the user and typically involves an additional license for XP. Which brings me ...
Microsoft has tools available that add SharePoint templates for things like Web Parts, Site Definitions, and List Definitions. I tried to download and install them onto my Windows XP system but (cue the sad tuba), it complained that WSS 3.0 wasn’t installed on my machine. Unfortunately WSS 3.0 won’t install on XP or Vista…its an OS supported install only. And if you look at the requirements for the VS WSS extensions, it clearly says: In our situation, I don’t eve really want WSS 3.0 installed on ...
[Update 29/04/2009: I recommend you also take a look at the supersite Windows 7 RC Review and Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 which allows Windows XP applications to run unchanged] I apologise. I’m sorry. I sympathise. I do, really. I completely understand that: Discovering an application is broken that previously used to work great is simply not fun and Fixing the application to work again is also simply not fun Especially if you didn’t originally write the application or if you did, it was many years ...
Dave Allen works in Microsoft UK helping partners build solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies from Microsoft. He also happens to be a mate, a jolly nice chap and is leading our efforts in the UK to help partners get their applications working on Windows 7. I sat down with him on Thursday of last week (23rd April) and quizzed him on the thorny subject of compatibility. Check out this companion post I did on resources for getting ready for Windows 7. When did you first start looking ...
Good news for us all is that the RC build of the much-anticipated Windows 7 is going to be made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on April 30. For the rest of the world, you won’t have long to wait, as the Windows 7 RC will be available on May 5th as I previously reported on my Twitter account. For those that are not aware, RC means Release Candidate, as this is the pre-final version of the operating system and it is supposed to include everything that will be in the final shipping version ...
Hello, My name is Victor Hurdugaci, I am a Software Engineer at Dynamic Ventures and student in the final year at the faculty of Mathematics and Informatics in Brasov, Romania. I am also a MCP and I'm interested in Software Architecture and Software + Services. I work with computers since I was 13 (now I'm almost 22) and started programming when I was14 years old. I am new to GeeksWithBlogs but not new to blogging. I have another blog on http://victorhurdugaci.com where I also post some of my projects. ...
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I just read a ZDNet Article by Jason Hiner, and I strongly believe he is missing the point. Before I delve into the details, I would just like to state my opinion. The browser has become frankenstein - these word processors (if you can call them that) and so forth are using the browser for things that it was never designed for. Sure you have V8 in Chrome now - but JS will never match real OOP languages like C# and Java in terms of maintainability. These are 'cool' things that should have remained ...
April .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: Ultix Presenter(s): Lance Dunnahoo Lance Dunnehoo Lance is a Development Manager at Ultix Technologies. Lance has over 9 years of experience in delivering custom software solutions. C# 4.0 New Features Discussion on the new 'dynamic' keyword, contra and co-variance, named and optional parameters and code contracts. Agenda 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks 6:15 ...
If you recently faced any security alert showing MS AntiSpyware 2009 and possible messages of your computer security being compromised, take a deep breath and cool down. It is a fake program (spyware) and installs itself with some codec's into your system. It keeps popping up from your Tray Icon saying that your computer system’s privacy is compromised and you would need to activate the trial version by purchasing the licensed version. In fact this one keeps alerting every 5 minutes and shows fake ...
I spent last week enjoying the sun (and rain and wind and fog) in Yorkshire and managed to pretty much avoid email/work all week which was great. I did manage a little “evangelism” during the week though. My dad has an old compaq notebook which has been playing up for months. I decided to use Live Mesh to create a copy of his files and rebuild it using a Windows 7 Beta DVD I had handy. After sourcing just one driver from the hp site (for the wireless card) it is now running great and he is blown ...
Problem: Recently, when I was trying to run an InfoPath form (.xsn file) as different user from a client vista machine, which doesn't have the SQL server database access which the InfoPath form needs. The problem is more specific to InfoPath (as it allows only two types of authentication to SQL Server through InfoPath (NT and SQL User).So when you design InfoPath form to use NT access which is not a SQL User, it must run InfoPath natively as the NT user who have access rights on SQL User. But if ...
Hi there, I have been struggling with my laptop for about a day now, trying to get it to dual boot with vista and xp. And I am happy to say that it is working now! My laptop came pre-installed with Vista home edition and I wanted to install xp on it because I knew that some of the programs I use will not work on Vista. The Mistake I inserted my xp cd and restarted my machine to boot from the cd and the first speed bump came along real quick. As soon as the first screen came up I got the infamous ...
One of the key configurations to get AJAX working on IIS 7.0 [Windows Server 2008 | Vista] This should be added within the web.config of the SharePoint site. The <system.webserver> Element The <system.webserver> element contains configuration settings used by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. The following example shows the <system.webserver> element for ASP.NET AJAX. Add this section to the existing Web.config file as a child of the <configuration> element. ...
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to back up your data on a windows(XP(home and Pro) Vista (all versions)) machine. Some great little apps to backup data to external drives even to a network allocated storage device. Did you however think great I have a way to backup the data and its working however my hard drives are filling up quickly. What do I do now? Well you have options: Backup Less often (this can make things a bit interesting if you are constantly changing files and you may lose ...
Well, finally after fiddling and trying everything to partition my single gigantic drive on my laptop for close to 4 hours, I have done it! The drive is finally broken. I tried using Vista's disk manager utility to partition but with partial success. I got my C drive from 280GB down to 180GB. And when I further try to shrink C, it says total available shrink space is zero! What the heck! Time to use google and a quick search shows that I am not the only one facing this problem almost half of the ...
About two years ago I talked about a very common problem in Windows Vista where the network, volume, and power icons in the system tray disappear. In that post, I provide a solution which involves editing the registry. Several people posted comments that provide slightly more automated ways to make the registry changes through a batch/command file and through a registry file. Jump ahead to today and Microsoft has a Fix it solution for this problem. Fix this problem Technorati Tags: Fix it,Vista,System ...
I think the tools that we use and the way we use them define us in some ways. Some people prefer to work with command prompts even though a GUI is available, some people always stick with their editors that they use and switching to a new editor is very unsettling. As you progress as a developer you become greatly attached to these tools and the first thing that we do on a new PC is setup the tools the way we want. So here goes the list of tools that I use. TextPad TextPad has always been the editor ...
…an evolving list: Stability. It’s behaving better than Windows XP did on this box. Not that I had many problems (once I dumped some defective NVIDIA software); but it was sometimes slow for long stretches while something somewhere hogged the CPU. Never could figure out what, but it’s gone in Win7. Arranging the task bar the way I want it: Outlook, then VS2008, then Paint Shop Pro, then Journal, then IE8. Probably need to add Word, Excel, Powerpoint Presenter, and LoungeWorks. Pinning apps to the ...
There’s a woot-off going on today (http://www.woot.com) So, I’m feeling the need to be clever in my post and maybe do it as lyrics to a song? Can I be that annoying? By the way, if you don’t know what Woot is, please leave now. :) So, stop.. Collaborate and listen… Just kidding, would not force you to endure Vanilla Ice again. Where was I? Oh yes, SharePoint VM’s. If you are anything like me (and God help you if you are), the first time you heard about development in SharePoint you thought it was ...
There are 13 Seagate disk drives in the house, installed in 7 computers. Only one of them really matters. That’s the one that failed. Domain Controller Missing The disk that failed was the primary drive in the domain controller. This disk contained the operating system for the single domain controller in the house. It’s secondary disk, now inaccessible, contained: Home directories for everyone in the house iTunes Libraries for everyone in the house Source code repository for subversion Source code ...
Yesterday I was installing Microsoft Expression Blend 3 March CTP on my Windows 7 Box. After following 2-3 Screens in the setup wizard, following screen came: God! What to do next? Where is the next button? Where to click. Literally I clicked every single pixel of this screen but nothing happened :(. Neither did I know if installer is doing something or downloading some updates to be installed. I kept the installer running for next 3-4 hours and do my own work hopping that it’ll proceed but nothing ...
As many have been complaining about for a while there appears to be no x64 version of the Cisco Systems VPN Client. I am required to use this to connect to my network at work. This application will only install on an x86 box and I am currently running x64 at my home. I have no desire to switch back to x86 and was frustrated trying to locate an x64 client. I have heard that Cisco made available a new client called AnyConnect, but have heard that this requires a new hardware device on the server side ...
*Moved to: We’re sorry, but you won’t be able to download Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Beta at this timeAlthough if you are a Windows 7 user like me, you will not be able to download the newly released Internet Explorer 8, if you have XP or Vista you can dive into the experience that many people have been using for a while now. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
By default IE7 does not allow the prompt() method to be executed. But you can enable this again. In IE go to the menubar, select "Extra", "Options". Take the tab page "Security". Click the customize button at the security zone part. Look for "Websites are allowed to use scripts to prompt for information" and enable it. (screenshot on Dutch Vista) Clikc "Ok" twice. Close your browser and open it again. The pompt() function should now work ...
I wanted to make sure and draw attention to the effort that Brandon King in Harrison, Arkansas has given towards promoting this event. There are some major giveaways, and we will be arranging a carpool from Springdale to drive the 1:30 to give a good showing from the NWA DNUG crew. Details: Who: CLAUDIO LASSALA What: Details at http://odnug.org When: April 2nd 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: North Arkansas College (Center Campus - Durand Center - Old Regions Bank Building), Harrison, AR Grand Prize Inspiron ...
CLR Profiler is a free and incredibly useful tool offered by Microsoft. I'm fairly certain its primary use (at least from Microsoft's perspective) is to illustrate use of the CLR Profiling COM APIs, which aren't exceptionally clear-cut (in my opinion), particularly from a .NET programmer's point of view. The really difficult part of using CLR Profiler is becoming accustomed to its interface and the data it presents; however, once you do so, I'm certain you'll find it incredibly helpful in addressing ...
Daylight Savings Time went into effect this past Sunday, and nearly all of my devices updated correctly. However, my Windows XP work PC didn't. My first inclination was to check the date/time settings. It was set to Eastern Standard Time, and the checkbox for adjusting for daylight savings was checked. I then set the clock ahead an hour, but a few minutes later it reverted back when it synchronized with the time server. I contacted the system administrator, and he said that my workstation was one ...
Short while after I wrote about resources for multi-touch on Windows 7 Daniel D left a comment that got me very excited: MultiTouchVista now has a driver that emulates multitouch hardware for Windows 7 I got to try it out myself! Bit later I got everything up and running and I’m happy to report that it’s all true: you can now effectively emulate multi-touch devices under Windows 7. You can see it yourself on this video. In fact it works so well that I was able to demonstrate it last Saturday at 4Developers ...
As anyone who has an Everything Apple Mac these days knows it can be dual booted between Leopard and Windows. Normally this is XP or Vista Windows. Now we have Windows 2008 and with it the lovely Hypervisor. With a powerful Mac Pro (Laptop or Tower) with lots of lovely memory it would be cool to use Windows 2008 + Hyper-V. There is a snag though…. Macs don’t have a bios they have something called EFI instead. Boot camp uses a bios emulator to get round this but here’s the rub :- if I install Windows ...
Introduction This Sunday I upgraded my DELL Latitude | D830 from Windows Vista Business 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The build version is Windows 7 Beta Build 7000. I ran an upgrade to test how well the setup would play with my currently installed applications and configuration settings. My expectations we met and in some cases exceeded. For example, soon after launching the setup a compatibility checker was launched. This screen scanned my current OS (Vista) to make sure all installed applications ...
I few months ago I made the sad mistake of investing in Paragons software NTFS for OSX. I have a MAC book Pro that dual boots Vista and OS X. I thought this would be the solution for me to utilise the both Drive versions. Downloaded the software having paid my money and guess what it not only didn’t work but worse still forced my machine into a re-boot cycle that required a re-build. Decided to do the full re-build – including Vista partion which had also been corrupted. Then before installing any ...
I am starting a new series on my blog that will hopefully spark some (civil, productive, non-inflammatory) conversations. These will mostly be random thoughts I have. This will also lead me to post more often and not wait until I have something large to say. So for this [insert frequency of series' posts here]'s entry: The MacBook Pro. I've seen lots of developers lately using MBPs as development machines. I am interested in learning Ruby, so it might be a good option for me. I wonder how they perform. ...
Before I had posted a small blog entry on how it was basically impossible to get the Cisco VPN software working on a Windows Vista machine. It turned out to be one of the most hit blog entries I had – mainly due to the amount of help that was being provided in the comments. In the comments, many folks tried to help others with a solution. Though, one of the last entries I read recently was about a gentleman that pointed out that if you get all the Vista updates, that it seemed to just work. There ...