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Microsoft announced at 1:40pm PST yesterday that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have officially been “Released to Manufacturing” which is to say all the bits have been finalized and signed off on. You can read announcements here, here and here. And, of course, all over the twittersphere. Bits hit TechNet +, volume licensing download sites and MSDN on August the 6th. I can now rebuild my laptop for the last time (until that Windows 8 beta is released). Congratulations Microsoft. Some critics ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...
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 ...
*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 ...
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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... ...
*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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
[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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
There are some very cool downloads suddenly appear on MSDN download site due to all new technologies, presented at Mix ‘09. So let’s start Silverlight 3 SDK beta 1 If you do not want to install full SDK, you can install only runtime for Windows or Mac. Then, you can read documentation online. You do not need it, if you’re going to install Silverlight 3 tools beta 1 for VS2008 SP1. After you have all this, go to the official Silverlight web site and start working. If you re “in” .NET RIA Services, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to Disable Touchpad - Compaq 6735s Notebook w/Synaptics Touchpad - Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Like many of us - when I pick up a new notebook - one of the first things I want to know how to do is to disable to onboard touch pad/buttons - when I plug in a wireless or wired external mouse. The Compaq 6735s is a new, lightweight AMD dual core 64 bit system that handles 8GB of RAM and sports a 250GB SATA drive. I found a great deal on this through TigerDirect... The Compaq uses the Synaptics Pointing ...
Read or watch ============ Read “What is Azure” web site http://www.microsoft.com/az... Read the white paper by David Chappell http://download.microsoft.c... Watch the PDC 2008 session “A Lap Around Windows Azure” by Manuvir Das http://channel9.msdn.com/pd... He has an alternative presentation (40 minutes) here http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Install ...
Running Windows Vista 64 bit, Sql Server 2008 on a remote server. Using ASP.Net and the Report Viewer control on an asp.net page for a local report. Was also using IIS to host the web site instead of using the web server built into Visual Studio 2008. Searched and tried everything I could find on the net trying to fix this freaking error. On a whim (and because I didn't know what else to do and was trying everything I could think of) changed the IIS 7.0 app pool to the classic app pool. Angels came ...
Micrrosoft announced Web Platform Installer which will help to set up the web platform with single click. Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to install either specific products or the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. ...
The Microsoft Web Platform Installer is now v1.0. Simply putting, it provides you a single installer download of the web platform which includes IIS 7/116, Visual Web Developer Development Tool, SQL Server 2008 Express as well as the .NET Framework. So, if you are running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003/2008, it gives you all the stuff you require to start with web development. Combined with this, the Web Application Installer which provides a lot of popular web applications such ...
Update: The RCI Version is now available for Download at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... If you have installed the IE 8 Beta 2 and have been using it for sometime, you would have benefited some of the features such as the Accelerators, In-private browsing, instant search, web slices and other enhanced navigation features. You can find more information on the same at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... and a detailed ...
Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 8 comes on Windows 7 (of course) but I am unable to tell what version of IE this really is. Here is the About dialog from the one that comes on the OS by default: If you look at the version number – it is 8.0.7000.0 – which I really don’t think is too real as it looks like the Microsoft programmers just set all the build numbers to 7000 for the sake of being Windows 7. A little annoying but I understand the fun they are trying to have. The reason for all this conversation ...
If you can’t be bothered reading the details – simply use this? :-) Because the Windows 7 Beta will be offered download-only, it will be provided to you as an ISO image (an .iso file) that you download. more details below And just in case you are interested in the Keynote at CES from Steve Ballmer regarding the release of Windows 7 Windows 7 Home Page As of today, I am running the Windows 7 Beta on several different PCs including my laptop, my work PC, and my PC at home, which I upgraded recently ...
I do performance measurements quite regularly which involves to call a piece of code several times to measure how long it did take. I am sure nearly everybody has done this already. But as a physicist I know that (nearly) every measurement has fundamental problems which never go away. Key to a successful measurement is that you exactly know what you are measuring and not what you think you measure. The easiest way to get out of this dilemma without too much knowledge is to simply ignore the fact ...
How can you use the word efficient memory usage and mention in the same headline .NET? We all know that C++ is much more efficient with regards to memory consumption. Yes I agree that if you really love your memory you should think twice if .NET is the right choice for you. There have been reasons why Windows Vista has not a single managed executable executed while starting up. Ok the Event Viewer is managed which explains why it is starting so slow. First of all you need to know what things cost. ...
I have installed Windows Vista Ultimate since some month now and I still wonder what system service I have missed to get a well behaved system. To troubleshoot heavy disk access I use Process Monitor from SysInternals. It is an invaluable tool to find out who did access what on the system. It can monitor every module load, process start, thread creation, registry or disk access and network activity you can imagine. If you are developing unmanaged code you can even view the call stacks who did access ...
As from a couple of days ago, SP2 in Beta version for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been up for grabs. Those interested should go on the following: 32-bit SP2 Beta 2 for Vista and Windows Server 2008 64-bit SP2 Beta 2 for Vista and Windows Server 2008 Please note that before installing this, one needs to have SP1 on his computer/laptop. Has anyone tried it yet ...
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta is now available for public download on MSDN and TechNet. This is a combined update for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. This will be the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 since it shipped and includes a lot of performance improvements for WS08. Did you notice that I specifically said Windows Vista Service Pack 1? That’s correct, if you want to install this service pack on Vista, you must first have SP1 installed. That means that SP2 ...
Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is now available to Microsoft TechNet subscribers through the download website. This is the Customer Preview Program (CPP) which will roll to general availability tomorrow. Technorati Tags: Vista SP2,Windows Vista SP2,Windows Server 2008 SP2,TechNet,Microsoft ...
Just installed BizTalk on my Vista notebook. Here are some information that may help: My BizTalk’s edition – BizTalk Server 2006 R2 (Developer edition) Operating System – Windows Vista Ultimate The installation process is as seamless as it was for previous editions of BizTalk Server 2006. Only important point to remember is you download the prerequisite cab file for Vista. You may be in habit of using previously downloaded prerequisite cab file. Setup will automatically download the CAB file (BtsRedistVistaEN32.cab) ...
At the last Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, the attendees were given a pre-beta version of Windows 7, Vista's successor operating system. I installed it on a virtual machine and was very impressed by the performance of Windows 7. Since I just got my new laptop (Alienware m15x) and have been installing stuff anyway, I thought I would give it a try and install Win7 in dual boot on this machine. This is the report of the experiene. Read the rest of this entry » ...
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AT ONE TIME the Horse had the plain entirely to himself. Then a Stag intruded into his domain and shared his pasture. The Horse, desiring to revenge himself on the stranger, asked a man if he were willing to help him in punishing the Stag. The man replied that if the Horse would receive a bit in his mouth and agree to carry him, he would contrive effective weapons against the Stag. The Horse consented and allowed the man to mount him. From that hour he found that instead of obtaining revenge on the ...
So, I got new branded Asus R50A UMPC for test. This ultra mobile machine with 5.6" WSVGA (1024x768) screen, based on Intel US15W chipset, comes with Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 Ghz, 533Mhz) processor, 1Gb of RAM and 20GB SSD. Also it has 3.5G mobile unit, integrated 802.11b/g network card and GPS. First impression was very cool. Slick design, big screen build in fingerprint reader. What in the box? Power adapter (110/220V), compact keyboard, bunch of cables, extra stilus and handling strap. What else this ...