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Whenever I do use Visual Studio and try to compile something under 64 bit I run into problems. It seems that most MS Devs for Visual Studio and the relevant tool chain are still mainly writing 32 bit applications. Here are some of the latest issues I did run into. COM applications targeting x64 are still using x32 as target platform for the MIDL compiler by default Resolution: You have to select in the UI MIDL – Target Environment X64 by yourself. Alternatively you can edit the vcxproj file directly ...
Hi All, Sysprep creates a snapshot of a virtual machine with BizTalk Server 2010 installed for quick deployment on other virtual machines Prerequisites Before using Sysprep, you should have some knowledge of using virtual machines with Hyper-V. You should also have a virtual machine with a clean, typical installation of BizTalk Server and all of its prerequisites. Sysprep will run on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with SP1. Description Sysprep creates a VHD of a BizTalk Server 2010 installation ...
As a developer of Microsoft technologies I alway think about what programming model and tools are provided by the platform. On Microsoft new operation system Windows 8 developer write two type of applications first one is Metro Style Apps and second one is Desktop Apps. Metro Style Apps Metro style apps are full screen apps tailored to your users' needs, tailored to the device they run on, tailored for touch interaction, and tailored to the Windows user interface. Desktop Apps Normal Windows applications ...

Last week, Microsoft held their long awaited Build Windows (or simply "Build") conference in Anaheim CA. About 5000 people packed the convention center to discover the latest version of the Windows operation system: Windows 8.

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I kept getting this error whenever I try and do a Windows Update. This used to happen, particularly if I haven’t done a WU for a very long time. The usual suspects are anti-virus, firewall and sometimes, pending windows updates which would get resolved when I do a restart of the machine. I am running a Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS. This time, I connected a machine after almost 6 months and had a truck load of windows updates to be done. I tried restarting multiple times but every time, I run the WU wizard, ...
Although Android tablets have been gaining increasing market share, they are still not as popular as the iPad, could Microsoft challenge the tablet market with their new OS Windows 8? It certainly looks very likely, Microsoft have always had success with successive operating systems after a major revamp, take Windows Vista and Windows 7 as an example, the latter builds on the success or rather the failure of the previous OS. Windows 8 looks to establish itself as the OS of choice for tablets by building ...
Introduction I recently came across a handy tool that can be used as a setup bootstrapper for windows. Its called dotNetInstaller and can be found at http://dotnetinstaller.code... This tool allows the user to distribute a single compressed, executable packaged setup with all the pre-requisites. It is very customisable. For the purposes of demonstration i will use the scenario that we encountered with our software distribution: We have 4 pre-requisites that need to be checked and installed ...
Let me start with this disclaimer: this is not a supported environment. You may/will run into problems and then you’re on your own. Microsoft will not help you here. If you want to develop for Surface (v1, that is, since that’s the only one available at this time of writing) you will have to use Windows Vista 32bit and Visual Studio 2008 Pro or higher. So, that’s out of the way. Let’s return to the real world. I am, of course, running Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. After ...
The much anticipated RTM release of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) happened today. IE9 preview release was first showcased at MIX 2010 and post that there were 7-8 Platform Preview releases. Also, IE9 Beta came out in September 2010 with close to 10 million downloads within a month. More recently, the RC version was out with much improved performance. Today, marks the launch of IE9 RTM. What this means is that, within an year, the IE Team has shipped the stable product, much faster than the earlier cycles ...
I have been using the various versions of the Microsoft Windows product line since NT4 and I really thought I knew the ins and outs about the NTFS filesystem by now. There were always a few rules of thumb to understand what happens if you move data around. These rules were: "If you copy data, the copied data will inherit the permissions of the location it is being copied to. The same goes for moving data between disk partitions. Only when you move data within the same partition, the permissions are ...
For most people, upgrading to Windows 7 has been a relatively painless process. Not me. I am in the unlucky 1% or less who had a somewhat less pleasant experience. First, I cloned my entire hard drive onto a larger (and much faster) solid state hard drive, only experiencing minimal problems. Then, I bought the Retail version of Windows 7 Ultimate, took a deep breath and... oh yeah, I almost forgot - BACK UP THE COMPUTER. The next morning I upgraded to Win 7 and everything seemed fine, until... I ...
Introduction Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a core infrastructure service on any network that provides IP addressing and DNS server information to PC clients and any other device. DHCP is used so that you do not have to statically assign IP addresses to every device on your network and manage the issues that static IP addressing can create. More and more, DHCP is being expanded to fit into new network services like the Windows Health Service and Network Access Protection (NAP). However, ...
First of all, I haven’t been updating this blog as regularly as it used to be. Primarily, due to the fact that, I was visiting a lot of cities talking about SharePoint, Web Matrix, IE9 and few other stuff. IE9 is my new found love and I simply think we have done great work in improving the browser and browsing experiences for our users. This post would talk about IE, general things happening around the web and few misconceptions around IE (I had earlier written about IE8 and common myths ) When you ...
The code samples in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework are updated on 2010-12-13. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... Updated code sample index categorized by technologies: http://1code.codeplex.com/w... (it also allows you to download individual code samples instead of the entire All-In-One Code Framework sample package.) If it’s the first time that you hear about Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, ...
SharePoint Installation in Windows 7 or Vista is not same as Windows Server 2008. You might have difficulties if you do not follow the proper steps. Here i have been tried to explain how to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 or Vista and configure it. Assume, Installed OS Windows 7 x64 (as you may already know SP only support 64-bit OS) and Windows update Install SQL Server 2008 Install SharePoint 2010 You can install SharePoint using the following steps A. Install software prerequisites 1. Install ...
Sample download In Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, we gave an introduction of writing Windows Shell extension in .NET Framework 4, and demonstrated a "skeleton" Context Menu Handler, and a "skeleton" Infotip Handler. - Context Menu Handler - Infotip Handler You are looking at the third part of the series. It introduces writing Windows Shell Thumbnail Handler with .NET Framework 4. CSShellExtThumbnailHandler: Shell thumbnail handler (C#) VBShellExtThumbnailHandler: Shell thumbnail handler (VB.NET) ...
The code samples in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework are updated on 2010-10-10. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... If it’s the first time that you hear about Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, please watch the introduction video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watc... or read the introduction on our homepage http://1code.codeplex.com/, and this Port25 article http://port25.technet.com/a... ...
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 ...
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). ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
Unless you've been living in the caves of Lascaux for the past couple of days, you probably know what's happening in the world of Windows Phone. Microsoft unveiled the developer tools required to develop applications and games for Windows Phone 7 at MIX10 a couple of days back. Silverlight and XNA being the major frameworks, no big surprise there. And the best news of all is that all the development tools are free! So if you are planning to develop apps for Windows Phone 7, read on. The first place, ...
Surface is magic. Everyone using it seems to think that way. And I have to be honest, after working for almost 2 years with the platform I still get that special feeling the moment I turn on the unit to do some more work. The whole user experience, the rich environment of the SDK, the touch, even the look and feel of the Surface environment is so much different from the stuff I’ve been working on all my career that I am still bewildered by it. But… and this is a big but.. in the end we’re still talking ...
An important announcement from Microsoft: As announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010. To help ensure your Windows Vista PCs stay secure and up to date, make sure they are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2. If you are running Windows XP, stay more secure by moving to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or migrating to Windows 7. If you are ...
Custom Actions can be a simple way to add needed UI elements to the Visual Studio Setup Project, without having to get your hands dirty. However, Windows Vista and Windows 7 push those Custom Action forms into the background of your installer package, which can be a neusance for the person performing the install. I found this code posted on the MSDN Community Forums and loved its simplicity. I have refactored a bit, but full credit goes to user; Funday for this approach. You'll find a link to the ...
UPDATE 15 February 2010 : See Virtual PC Guy's Blog here for a crucial item of information about the Windows Startup repair not restoring the Hyper-V service as an automated service. Basically once you reboot, although the o/s loads, you cannot run any virtual machines. To resolve this you should remote login to the Hyper-V Server (or direct for Windows Sever 2008 R2) and execute the following command; bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto I had recently successfully used Gnome Partition Editor ...
Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog ...
UPDATE 10 May 2010 : I finally discovered where the Remote Desktop team documented this process last December and thought it might be useful; blogs.msdn.com/rds/archive/... UDPATE 20 February 2010 : Sorry for how long the final solution took to discover, but thanks to Aaron Parker's blog entry at http://blog.stealthpuppy.com we now have the final missing pieces that allow remote applications to be hosted within a standard Windows XP SP3 virtual machine. ...
This nugget was generated by a fellow developer from the London .Net User Group who was trying to use multiple monitors with a virtual machine running under VirtualBox. His guest operating system was Windows 7, and he was attaching from a Windows XP host operating system. I did suggest he might look at VMWare Workstation to run guest operating systems and this happily supports multiple monitors, even if the monitors are different sizes. Even the latest free VMWare Player can handle multiple monitors, ...
This is part 2 of my series on the jQuery UI Dialog. Part 1 – The Default Dialog covered the most basic usage of the dialog widget. In this second part I will demonstrate a simple modal dialog. A modal dialog is a dialog that takes focus, and disables the rest of the application until it is closed. They are used to force the user to acknowledge something, or to gather some input. It is worth pointing out that modal dialogs can be annoying for users so you should consider carefully if it is absolutely ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the discuss (questions) from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: KarelD_MSFT (Expert)[2009-10-27 11:58]: Karel Danihelka - Developer in Partner Response Team. davbo_msft (Moderator)[2009-10-27 11:59]: Our chat today covers the topic of Windows ...
Researchers continue to challenge Apple’s security by obscurity position and highlights that Windows Vista and Windows 7 are more secure than the recently released Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I always love perspectives like these from top researchers that are not in the tank for Microsoft. Check out these articles: Apple missed security boat with Snow Leopard, says researcher http://www.computerworld.co... ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutesNew in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can't upgrade later :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
What is Windows CE? Microsoft says that Windows CE is “Componentized, real-time operating system for a wide range of small footprint devices” on their WEB site. That is a very precise description, but what does it really mean? Windows CE is designed for embedded systems. An embedded system is typically a device that doesn’t necessarily look like a computer, but provides some special functionality. Examples of embedded computers are GPS systems, voting machines, Automated Teller Machines, Point Of ...
Jared Bienz (blog & Ch9), one of Microsoft’s ISV Architect Evangelists based out of Houston, created this basic guide to help ISV’s get compatible with Windows 7. ISV Trend - So many ISV’s are worried that their customers will dump them for a competitor application that is compatible with Windows 7. To help mitigate the challenge, here’s some basic steps for supporting Windows 7. Overview - These steps are intended to fit within your regular routine, and we hope that any extra effort would only ...
Did you ever wonder why your system at random times hangs? Sometimes it comes back after a few seconds (could simply be paging) but at least once a day I wish I would be able to know why the system is responding so slowly. Before going into kernel land I must confess that I have never written a device driver so my knowledge to kernel mode debugging is quite limited but on the other hand if you did not do this either you will have a much easier time to follow me. Some hangs seem to be Heisenbugs which ...
If you are using Windows Vista or above and also Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smart Phone, you would have definitely stumbled upon Windows Mobile Device Center. It is a one stop place for synchronizing your phone data with your PC i.e. Contacts, Tasks, Emails, Calendar etc., Today, while I was setting up my new phone, I accidentally deleted the SIM contacts and worst, synchronized it with my PC using the WMDC and gosh, all the contacts from my Outlook got removed as well. It was frustrating and kept ...
One of the features that has been available since the Vista days and is also contained in the Windows 7 release is Microsoft’s Desktop Gadgets. Gadgets have become quite the popular set of little tools that lots of people like to completely litter their desktops with. You can think of them as mini-applications that run on your desktop for common tasks that you perform or common pieces of information that you need. Microsoft is in no way the first to the scene with this nor the most popular. Though ...
I've had my Mac mini for a couple of weeks now, I confess I like it. The Mac mini works well, it's cheap (for a Mac), and pretty fast. I got it to do iPhone development and it's perfect for that. However, I don't like it more than my PC. Honestly, I don't understand why ppl care enough to argue. It occurred to me recently that other than gaming or development, 99.9% of what I do is on the web anyway, so I don't really care. I know some people do have some specific needs/purposes that require one ...
Well, it has taken me a while to actually get a post up but I'm going to try to work towards a weekly major post which will deal with relevant common themes I found in articles or ran into at work with minor "comment" or "pointer" posts on a roughly daily basis which will reference other articles which I found particularly relevant to the subject of this blog, getting Windows and GNU/Linux working together. I'm also going to try to have a truly useful article dealing with making Windows and Linux ...
Hace algunos días intentaba restaurar una laptop haciendo uso de las utilerías que trae preinstaladas en una partición del disco duro. Tras varios intentos y ver que no servía de nada, decidí formatearla y reinstalarle el sistema operativo. Como de un tiempo hacia acá los fabricantes ya no incluyen los discos y algunos ya tampoco incluyen una utilería para crearlos, lo intenté con el disco de Windows XP que tenía a la mano, el de mi vieja PC. Al bootear desde el CD, se comenzaban a intentar cargar ...
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