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*Moved to: Windows Live Writer Beta 3Well, a new version of WLW, Windows Live Writer Beta 3, is available. Its just a pity that I can't install it. Why do Microsoft insist on writing these bundle application for installing many products at once? I can see the point for home users, but at work you always get something blocked. They should provide the choice of using the bulk installer or using a direct download link. This would allow companies to unblock a specific URL without allowing users to download ...
I recently had an issue while trying to configure the authentication provider for a SharePoint 2007 site. Regardless of the authentication provider that I selected, clicking the save button would result in the following error: An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... named "Provisioning 1aa06c49-f543-41c2-b3f6-ce7... already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Admini... named "". Rename your object or delete ...
*Moved to: Xbox 360 EliteWohoo, I traded my sometimes crashing Xbox 360 in for an Xbox 360 Elite in Saturday. Over the last two weeks I have been playing Bioshock to death, but the crashing finaly anoyed me enough to get it sorted. I could either have sent my Xbox away to Microsoft to fix for £150 (no ring of death :() or trade it in for £140 with a couple of games that I do not play any more and get an Elite for £105. it was a no brainer...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Not sure what's going on, but since 1.0 was released, everyone is very quiet. I know Jeff Paries has a couple cool things coming (oh.. shh, I'm not allowed to give out the URLS), but I have found a couple things: Joshua at VisitMIX answers some good foundational questions about Silverlight, and a new blog opened that looks like its going to be Silverlight "error:operator" has a couple Silverlight articles, the latest on scrollbars. From SilverlightCream.com: What You Need to Know About Silverlight ...
I needed to get some work finished this weekend. The VPN connection to my clients network is generally very slow and flaky (and doesn't work with my Vista box), so I decided I would install the database on my PC and work without the tethers of Cisco constraint. The database in question was db2, so I went to IBM's website and downloaded a copy. After everything was in place, I attempted to create a database. create database mydb SQL1032N No start database manager command was issued. SQLSTATE=57019 ...
If you hang out on the WPF forums, you probably noticed some very, VERY advanced replies recently made by a certain Dr WPF. Well, the doc doesn't only answers on the forum, he also has a blog. Read the rest of this entry » ...
When a web host goes bad. I've totally lost faith in WebHost4Life. I've been with the service for a few years now and I was comfortable with their performance level - namely that they would have occasional downtime, the tech support wouldn't be spectacular and they would probably cram more sites on each server than passengers on the Calcutta Express. By and large they did okay for the price. But now, now they seem to be im-fudging-ploding in the last three days. Before I didn't care much - but now ...
By using the MVP (model-view-presenter) pattern you create a clean separation between the code in eventhandlers of UI components and the business related logic behind the UI. It creates a loose coupling which results in the ability to change the technology used for the UI without the need to change and recompile the business logic. Besides this behavior you also get the benefit that your logic can be tested without the need to even use the UI components. The tests can be automated by NUnit so multiple ...
The new Central Administration site for WSS 3.0 is proving quite easy to use. In fact, it's so easy to use you can click some links, fill in the blanks and have a new Web Application in no time. It's so easy, if you don't know the best value for the "fill in the blanks" as you create the Web Application it still works. But then, if you want to remember what your answers were; it's not just a single click away. I needed to document the steps used in creating a Web Application and after some digging ...
The below takes you ssl.com aritcle on web page secure. This brilliantly written article answers almost everything you need to know bout how to tell if a website is secure. http://info.ssl.com/Article... Also read the below releated articles on subject: http://www.iisfaq.com/defau... http://www.lloydstsb.com/se... [click 'check a site certificate' link at the end of description] Below article explains the process of procuring and installing ...
I personally don't think that Citrix can/will meet this self imposed deadline, but good on them if they can? Citrix will detail Xen project destiny within 45/60 days By Alessandro Perilli InformationWeek published a brief but interesting interview with Citrix Corporate Vice President of WorldWide Marketing, Wes Wassom, and XenSource CEO, Peter Levine, obviously about recent acquisition. A couple of answers are exposing crucial details to figure out Xen future developments: How many of the hypervisor ...
*Moved to: Search just got betterI just had to pick my jaw up off the floor. What made me gawk! Tafiti that's what. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Here is some good news from sharepoint designer team Just surfed on this topic SPDataSource and Rollups with the Data View And i think it answers many of the questions on the forum on how to have a view of multiple lists cross sites and subsites etc..Although i have managed to do the same using some other workarounds i would alo find time to try this solution too. There are also some couple of other workarounds and also a webpart i found very useful I would be blogging on them very soon. Cya ...
*Moved to: Windows Live SkyDrive BetaI was reading Mike Tautly's post on SkyDrive so I thought I should have a look. I found it extremely easy to use and solves the problem of my blog not supporting file uploads.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...

I went past the MVP Booth at Tech Ed Australia yesterday and found out that I am an answer!

What is the question you may well ask, well I'm glad you did. (no rude suggestions in the comments - funny ones are OK though ). It turns out that there is a questionnaire that the attendees can fill out to win a prize and I am one of the possible answers to one of the questions. Cool.

*Moved to: Office Mobile 2007This week I installed Office Mobile 2007 on my Windows Mobile 6 (Black Shadow) SPV M3100, and I have to say, what changed? I can now see my RSS Feeds as part of Outlook Mobile 2007, but apart from that the only change was the addition of OneNote Mobile 2007.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: MSN Cartoon (Beta)I just got a comment from Reto Winter to let me know about a post regarding a new Microsoft Avatar service on MSN China, so as I am sitting here writing some posts anyway, I will have a look. It is in the same vain as the Southparkify and Simpsonize me options that I have blogged before. Here is how it worksRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
The age-old question. And the first answer should always be: "Yes." Because they both use the same .NET Framework classes, they both compile to the same intermediate language, and there is functionally no difference between the two. Syntactically, they are different, but they can both do the same things. That being said, I will admit that I have a bias towards C#. I am currently working in VB, but that's not completely by choice, that's just what my current group uses. I like that because I'm learning ...
Back in February I blogged about me going to the Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development which was held in Orlando and on the Disney Wonder Ship which took us to the Bahamas. Several of the speakers have put up their slides from their presentation on the Academic Resource Center site. You can search for other information on the site as well. It is categorized like this: Special Collaboration Areas Compilers, Languages, Runtimes Robotics Embedded Systems Sensor Networks Gaming and Graphics Software ...
Jonas Stawski of ASPSOFT, a Florida .NET User group member and frequent speaker here in South Florida and around the state has achieved MVP status. You can visit his MVP profile at: https://mvp.support.microso... I took the opportunity last night to present him with an official set of "MVP Speakers" he can hook up to his laptop! Congratulations Jonas! This brings up the subject of MVP (Most Valuable Professional)... in recent months a number of people ...
This article is a Part 2 of the Interview Questions series. Part 1: BizTalk: Questions for interview without answers Part 2: BizTalk: Interview questions and principles Part 3: WCF: Questions for studying and interviewPart 4: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: DiscoveryPart 5: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: Routing Service Part 6: BizTalk: Advanced Questions This is the questions for a BizTalk developer position during a technical interview.Interview can be very intensive and ...
A very good blog from Daniel Petri regarding the strengths and weakness of VDI How can VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure help you? VMware has released a new "solution" called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). If you are using VMware's products to serve up desktops to your end users, you may already be using a more basic form of VDI and not even know it. Let's find out more about VDI... What is VDI? This is a VMware solution, not a product because it involves using Virtualization to provide ...
I've spent the last couple of weeks re-reading the first 6 books in this series, partially as a refresher, but also to see if I could find any clues as to what's coming up. One of the ways I searched for clues was by looking for unanswered questions, of which I've found quite a few. Another way was noticing the tone and foreshadowing clues. I'm sure that I've included some questions that are unlikely to be answered. The ones that I think are likely to be answered are in bold, and the ones that I ...
*Moved to: HTC TouchIf, like me you are a fan of Pocked PC mobile phones you will have something like the Orange SPV 3100. Like me you will probably not really rate these devices as phones, but it beats carrying multiple technobits in your pocket. You can use it for pictures, email, mp3 (until the Zune is released in the UK), reading books (using MS Reader), browsing the web (its not a bad as you would think), and many other things that you require extra software for. What many users of these devices ...
I have volunteered to start this local dotnetnuke user group. After speaking at a couple local Code Camps there are many users of dotnetnuke that are interested in this group as well so hopefully they will join. Here are reasons why you should join: Participating in a user group requires time, effort, leadership, dedication, and vision. However, ask almost any user group participant, and they’ll tell you it’s all worth it. Consider some of these reasons to get involved today: 1. Make friends.You’ve ...
I've mentioned Tyner Blain quite frequently in my blog, and recently talked up their series on Software Estimation With Use Case Points. Well, if you're going to do estimation using use case points, you better know how to do use cases. Here's a good smattering of their articles on use cases. They have more. Follow the suggested reading links. The Difference Between Use Cases and Test Cases People who are new to software, requirements, or testing often ask “What’s the difference between a use case ...
Microsoft gives the answer of the above question in the form of new web site that totally focuses on software architects and architecture. According to Microsoft its place where you find the answers of your all questions. This site basically focuses on software architecture design and gives direction to become new architects. Skyscrapr start with the architecture basis and broaden into three major areas solutions, Infrastructure and Enterprise. · Architecture Basics · Solutions Architecture · Infrastructure ...
I was a new user of Groove 2007 so I used it a few times without obtaining a product key from my MSDN subscription. Created a couple of worksites, all was good. Once I realized I would be using Groove more often I obtained the product key. This time when Groove asked, I entered the product key. That's when strange things began to happen. Every time I tried to create a workspace in Groove it now began the configuration wizard and asked for the product key. Ok, fine. (I had been smart and saved it ...
The guys over at Xceed, makers of the powerful yet free Xceed DataGrid for WPF have just launched the WPFwiki. The wiki was created to be a community resource for developers working with Windows Presentation Foundation. Even though the site was just launched, the idea started in 2003 when the WPF DataGrid was just starting to be developed. As the developers encountered problems and questions that they felt would be of common interest, it was recorded in a database along with the answer. In March ...
Brian Button writes on the hardest part of being an Agile Project Manager. It is, essentially, remembering to do nothing. Ok, not nothing, but having as little direct involvement in the team's progress as possible. Why? Because you want your agile team to grow as a team, and to be, well, agile. If Brian gives them the answers to their issues, they become less an agile team, and more of a top-down team. As he says: The idea is that the team must learn to recognize the issues that they have, understand ...
Microsoft's Channel 10 has video and answers to the rumors. Video: XBOX 360 elite First look at the Xbox 360 Elite Official Press Release ...
If you have not seen the final episode yet, don't read any farther. The "obvious"? Okay, so I guess what they are trying to reveal is that all four characters hearing the music are Cylons (Tigh, Sam, Tory and Chief) and Starbuck makes five. Starbuck's re-appearance means she survived death and while she was dead the location of Earth was revealed. Right? Because I am a little confused from the high of Starbuck still being alive after pulling this massive scam on the media. The conspiracy Okay, so ...
Nearly since the dawn of time, humanity has believed it faced struggles of greater difficulty and complexity than the world had ever experienced. While this is undoubtedly true, a side effect of science and technology and all that they bear, societal struggles have always been variations on a single theme: the Haves versus the Have Nots. And whether the Have Nots want money, food, freedom, or even just respect, there's one thing the Haves always have that they hate to give up, and that is power. ...
As most of us continue on our career paths we eventually end up in a position of mentoring. To be asked to take on this responsibility says that you are trusted and considered knowledgeable. There are a few things you will want to remember as you take on this role. First, allow the person you are mentoring to learn as much on their own as possible. They cannot learn to stand on their own if you are constantly spoon feeding them answers to every problem that comes up. Instead answer a question with ...
Matt Hawley has released Version 2.0.6 of his Excentrics World Server Controls. The latest builds of this target Microsoft AJAX Extensions and look pretty slick. Here are the contents: Calendar PopupAllows you to easily create a popup calendar that does not require a postback to the server. Collapsable PanelAllows you to easily create a section of content in your web form that can be collapsable. Support for IE 5+ and Netscape 6+. Faq RepeaterThis new data-bound templated control will allow you to ...
I've posted a brief overview that explain briefly on the concept and some common terminology explanation of WCF. The tutorial aims to provide a basic and quick insight and understanding of WCF. If you're interested to find out a bit more about Windows Communication Foundatin and wanted to have a quick overview, this article should be able to provide you with some basic answers to the immediate questions. In the light of preventing "excessive information overflow", the article is written and designed ...
This will point you to the interview questions, which I have found on internet. Difficult questions but are solved now. I would encourage if someone correct me. The answers are little unformatted now, will make it look good whenever get a bit of relax from work.
On a more technical note, these are some of the questions I generally ask when interviewing someone for BizTalk. They are pretty general because the goal was to find out their knowledge of BizTalk in general, not to check if they knew all the gory details. General BizTalk Questions Explain general architecture of BizTalk (components, interaction of this components, etc) What design-pattern does BizTalk implement? Is the communication/messaging system in BizTalk is synchronous or asynchronous? What ...
Darrell Hawley said something very intrusting in a conference call one day that sparked a lot of thought on my end. We were trying to hash out a decision on a conference call and as a lot of group decisions go it was taking time. Darrell said, "Well let's pick the default answer and then if we have time to come back to the decision, we can maybe move off that default." I started thinking about "default answers" and it came to me how brilliant this is. Almost every question in life has a default answer. ...
*Moved to: hinshelm vs fernienatorOr me vs my brother-in-law! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I just wanted to share the big news at the Ann Arbor .NET Developers Group (AADND). Matt Winkler, Technical Evangelist for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), will be speaking at our next meeting on January 10 (second Wednesday of the month, as usual). If you haven't heard, WF is the programming model, engine and tools for quickly building workflow enabled applications. WF radically enhances a developer's ability to model and support business processes. Sound interesting? Make sure you don't miss Ann ...
I was reading the IT news today, as I usually do at some point during the day, and of course there were several things about the opening of the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas. The big news is that Bill Gates (Chairman at Microsoft - but if you didn't know this, I must ask: in what planet do you live?) started to talk about a "home server", a server that the average home user would have at home, to store their files and stuff like that. Personally, I think it's a great idea to have a server at ...
...here are my answers anyway. I think it is a fun topic. [Update: Or maybe I just can't read well...Chris Haaker (can't believe he isn't an MVP yet) tagged me last year and I just didn't see it.] Geekswithblogs.net was created because I was kicked off of dotnetweblogs.com (A.K.A weblogs.asp.net). The back story was, a few of us were discussing the differences between VB and C# and we can just say the conversation started to get heated. Toward the end of the conversation, Cory Smith and I were the ...
First of all, Happy new year. I am not really into the whole new year celebration, and I most certainly don't think that just because a digit gets changed in an arbitrary number, suddenly there will be no more wars, no more tragical events, no more hunger... So it's a bit hard for me to get in the celebration craze, and we spent a quiet evening. Nonetheless, happy new year to all readers and may next year bring you and your families what you all wish :-) Today, to start the year, I had a nice surprise ...
*Moved to: Windows Live AlertsJust got my Live alerts for this blog setup. If you sign up for it you should get notified whenever I post! Cool... You get all of the same features as normal alerts, with some adverts, hey... its free... and you get a nice little link for your blog.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Vista Mobile Device CenterOne thing I loved, with the update of Media Player 11 and ActiveSync 4.2, on my phone (Windows Mobile 5.0 - Orange SPV M3100) with Windows XP was that it detected that I had a 1gb SD card and added it to the sync devices of Media Player. This allowed me to download my Channel9 and DotNetRocks podcasts and sync them with my phone on a daily basis. I just could not be bothered to sync them manually before. Then I updated to Vista! And the feature disappeared :(Read ...
I've been sitting on this post for a long time... I just read a post by Chris Williams about a technical interview he conducted today. It is very funny and it has inspired me to write this. Now I have been on both sides of the fence in a technical interview as both the interviewer and the interviewed. I really hate this process from all sides. Obviously as an employer you need to figure out what somebody knows and if they are qualified for your job. As a candidate you want to put your best foot forward. ...
I think the next big (and good) Nugget in GUI web development is on the horizon. (And not just in the .Net world.) I've always said I will never limit my focus to any one technology. You pay me to write Java, I'll write some Java. You pay me to write .Net... done. I admit I prefer .Net, ANet (Asp.Net.) and ANet's most recent flavors: MS Ajax, MS AJAX Toolkit, etc. Even though the graphical web has been evolving for several years it has been lacking to say the least. AJAX has successfully regenerated ...
Microsoft put on another great show in Charleston today. Thanks Russ Fustino for your presentations while Glen Gordon was away. Charleston did not dissapoint - there was a great turnout and lots of interaction between Russ and the audience. Lots of good questions were raised, so be sure to check out Russ' blog for answers in the future as he makes his way back home. Thank you also to all folks in the Charleston .NET community who showed up to help make this a success! ...
I have recently bought a Intel core 2 duo system with 2407FPW monitor from Dell through one of their Dell Kiosks in Toronto.I requested them to expediate the shipment since I need it early. The sales person informed me that they will try their best to get it early. I placed the order on 12th of Novenember that was due to be delivered on 22nd November. I got the System on 22nd but the monitor was missing. I looked at th Packing list and the monitor was supposed to shipped with the system. I immediately ...