Get 100GB OneDrive storage for Free!

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Microsoft has a promotion with Bing Rewards and OneDrive that gives away 100GB of free OneDrive storage but was only limited to USA citizens. That has now changed.. and this promotion is now open to anyone in the world. So what are you waiting for? Visit this link and follow the steps to get your 100GB in your OneDrive account. Let me know in the comments if you managed to do it 🙂

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Updated – A FREE fully-featured edition of Visual Studio!

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Among yesterday’s great product launches by Microsoft, was the FREE unrestricted version of Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2013. What I didn’t notice is that “this version lets developers target any platform from desktop and mobile to web and cloud”. Instead of waiting for Visual Studio 2015, we can start creating Android and iOS applications as from today!

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Create iOS and Android apps using Visual Studio and .NET

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Microsoft today announced some amazing news:

First the big news. Microsoft just launched the preview versions of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015. This release includes the “Roslyn” .NET compiler platform, new language features in C#, improved debugging and profiling, and code analysis tools. And the biggest new of all – VS2015 supports “C#, C++ and HTML/JavaScript development targeting iOS, Android, Windows and more.” There’s even a Visual Studio Emulator for Android (see picture below).  I’m drooling! Continue reading

Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview

So I think that everyone heard that a New Windows is coming to town. This week, on Tuesday, which was also the Programmer’s Day, Microsoft showed the New Windows 8 OS during it’s BUILD Conference. And it was really a great present for all Programmers!! At least I’m really excited to try the new OS and start using the new Developer Tools. You can find more info on Windows 8 in the next links:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-developer-preview-140546

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-details-new-features-ui-enhancements-and-everything/

Installing

I’m upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8, so it’s not a clean install. Up till now it’s 77% and it took about 25 mins. A clean install would definitely take less time.

The laptop is a bit old, in fact it was a Windows XP laptop. It’s a VAIO powered by 1.6GHz Single Core Centrino CPU and 1GB of RAM. With Windows 7 it was running fine for normal day to day use. We’ll see how it fares with Windows 8! I’ll keep you posted. Anyone installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview? What do you think?

UPDATE 1: And it’s ready installing. For an upgrade on a 1.6GHz Centrino laptop, with 10% of free hard disk space, it took around 40 mins.

UPDATE 2: Getting devices ready and now Applying User Settings from the Windows 7 installation!

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File Sharing between PCs without Password Protection

Sometimes you would need to share a file or a folder with another user and you would find it not so easy to do so, more and more if you or the other user doesn’t have a password for your account.

By default, in Windows 7, in order to share a folder, you would need that the Source PC being shared has a password and the Source PC owner would need to give you his password. There are two options to overcome this situation. Continue reading

No Internet | Network Card not working fine

During these last few days, my network on the computer started giving me problems and sometimes the internet will stop working for no reason.

I found this supposed solution… will test it out and see how it goes. If anyone has a better solution, please let me know.

From a command prompt run the following code:

netsh winsock reset

That will reload the tcp/ip suite for windows and can supposedly correct some issues.

If you are using a USB adapter, be it wireless or wired, go into device manager and turn off the ability for windows to shut down the device to save power. You may have to do this on the root hub and controller that match your device.

Will tell you how it goes later on. Goodluck for me 🙂