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

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 🙂

Error 29506 | SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express

When i binged (yes I’m using bing :P), i found the following fix:

  • Search for Command Prompt in the Start Window (don’t press enter)
  • Right click on the shortcut found and select ‘Run as Administrator’
  • In the command prompt change the current directory to the folder where the SSMSEE installer is stored
  • Enter the following command .SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista 64 bit
  • Enter the following command .SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista 32 bit
  • Press enter to start the installation

Happy Sql Server Managementing 🙂

Resources: here

Free Tools | Convert Documents to PDF

To print out documents as PDF for email sending or otherwise, without adobe reader, you can use the Bullzip PDF Printer…

http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

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ASP.Net Menu Control Problem with IE8

When loading a website that utilises the asp:menu control, in the development machine it works fine but on the server (in our case Windows Server 2003 R2) the menu isn’t shown correctly. Instead a blank panel would be viewed. As a temporary solution, the IE8 compatibility button can be clicked, but some styles might not work well with IE7 compatibility. So below please find the patch for asp:menu which can be applied to Windows or Windows Server, to build IE8-compatible ASP.NET WebForms sites…

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Share Folders/External Drives with CMD

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Yesterday we had a problem regarding sharing. We needed to share an encrypted drive to be accessed from other computers. To share a folder or any drive, you would normally

  • go to the folder/drive to be shared
  • right click
  • select properties
  • select the “Sharing” tab
  • Click “Advanced Sharing”
  • Check Share this folder
  • Click the “Permissions” button
  • Change Permissions as needed

But we had a problem. Encrypted drives or any other External Drives, when removed or a user logs off the system, the sharing properties and any others are lost and defaults are loaded again. So we didn’t want that the user would have to go through all the previous steps to share a drive or folder.

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Download Windows 7 Beta: 32-bit or 64-bit

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Update: You can try using the direct downloads for Windows 7 Beta 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

As promised, Windows 7 Beta is officially available to download for the general public. You’ll need a Windows Live email address to be able to download it. You can download the Beta from here where you can either choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions.

I just tried to download the 64-bit version but the server is experiencing “technical difficulties”, in other words, a lot of traffic… who knows why :). I’ll be checking in a few more hours. If you are able to download, please let me know.

Jailbreak iPod Touch from 1.1.4 to 2.2

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This morning I had to jailbreak an iPod Touch on Windows Vista which was still with version 1.1.4, and let me tell you… it wasn’t as easy as to jailbreak an iPhone. Not because of the QuickPWN, but because it’s more difficult to find and download the firmware for the iPod Touch than for the iPhone! In fact it took about two hours to finish the process… anyway, let’s start jailbreaking your iPod Touch:

First connect your iPod Touch with your PC

  • Create a Folder named iPodPWN on your desktop
  • Download firmware 2.0 for your iPod from here
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4 Editions of Windows 7

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Apparently, Windows 7 will have 4 different editions, at least according to the Windows 7 Beta installation. When installing, the user can choose one of the following editions to install:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Business
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

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