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Have you wondered where the graphics equaliser in the Windows 8 version of Windows Media Player has moved? It’s certainly not on the menu option you’d think it is …. well, I’ve updated my Windows 7 post to include Windows 8, it’s over here http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ......

Thank you everyone at Chester Devs Thanks to Fran Hoey and all the people from Chester Devs. It was a hard drive up and back but the enthusiasm of the audience, with some great questions does make it worthwhile. Presentation and source code My presentation, source code, Event Store runners and text files containing the various command line parameters ......

UPDATE : I believe (I have not tested this scenario yet) you can use your existing Windows 8 partition to create a recovery USB drive that can be used to do the repair without the ISO, see http://howto.cnet.com/8301-... and here is how to mount that USB as a drive for Hyper-V to see, http://www.petri.co.il/boot... ......

Thank you everyone at DDD North Thanks to all the people who helped organise the cracking conference that is DDD North 3, returning to Sunderland, and the great facilities at the University of Sunderland, and the fine drinks reception at Sunderland Software City. The whole event wouldn’t be possible without the sponsors who ensured over 400 people were ......

Cambridge This one day conference was held on Saturday, 29th June, in The Hauser Forum on the Cambridge Science Park, to the west of the city. It was a fantastic venue, with three seminar rooms, a spacious atrium for enjoying lunch and coffee breaks, and a balcony in the sunshine overlooking some ponds and farmer's fields. Cambridge was very easy for ......

Many thanks to the team in Cambridge for an awesome first conference DDD East Anglia. I definitely appreciate how each of the different areas have their own distinctive atmosphere and feel. Thanks to some great sponsors we enjoyed a great venue and some excellent nibbles. For those who attended my Async my source code and presentation are available ......

Many thanks to Andy Westgarth and his team for organising a fantastic conference at the rather elegant Bradford University School of Management. Also, a big congratulations to all the delegates who gave up there free time to come and hear us speak and who were, in general, enthusiastic and asked some cracking questions to keep us speakers on our toes. ......

As I wasn’t voted in with my nominated sessions I presented a 20/20 talk on the new async functionality coming with the .Net Framework. This was based on the PechaKucha presentation format, where you have only 20 slides with only 20 seconds per slide, and it progresses automatically. It was the first I’d attempted, so thanks to the organisers for allowing ......

Here in the UK we recently had a long weekend due to a public holiday. So what better time to sit back in a comfy chair with the laptop and read the latest MSDN Magazine online? Unless you have children, of course, keeping them trapped in the house for three whole days would be a nightmare. So that means heading out and about on buses, trains and heading ......

Disclaimer Firstly, I must come clean, I work for a digital music company which is involved in digital music streaming and downloads. In no way are the views expressed are the views of the company for which I work. They are merely the subjective views of an atypical music consumer. I say atypical because despite being over 40, I seek out new bands on ......

Many thanks to the audience in Sunderland for the great reaction to my talk on Commercial Software Development and getting into the spirit of the presentation. It was great to ask an audience if they'd been to meetings in the past week, then ask them to put their hands down if those meetings had agendas, and still see most of the hands stay up. Clearly ......

A big thanks to my lively audience at the NxtGenUG Birmingham group tonight who provided excellent feedback. I enjoyed the live coding to try to explore the limits of the framework, even though it was interrupted by my PC turning itself off and leading me to thinking I'd trashed my SSD drive. You can find my presentation online at Prezi.com over here, ......

A big thanks to my lively audience at the London .Net Users group last night who provided excellent feedback. They even led me to some live coding to discover how the TaskEx.WhenAny deals with the tasks which didn't complete first - apparently they are immeadiately disposed of and their results are lost. Let's hope the release documentation for the ......

I'm glad to see that mounting a VHD file has escaped the Computer Management (Disk Management) administrator console in Windows 7, and made it to Windows Explorer in Windows 8. That should make the feature much more discoverable, as well as making it much easier to use. I think the ability to mount a VHD as a drive, read and write to it and then easily ......

Jon Skeet has started a new series of blogs on Async focussing on the underlying technology beneath the Async CTP and Async methods coming in C#5.0. http://msmvps.com/blogs/jon... Jon's blogs have a clear and deceptively easy to read style that belies the complex topics being discussed and is perfect ......

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