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Para poder sacarle el máximo provecho a los servicios de Microsoft como Skydrive o editar documentos de Office Live usando cuentas no-Microsoft, es necesario tener un .Net Passport. Este se obtiene automáticamente al registrar una cuenta nueva en los dominios de Microsoft como Live.com, Hotmail.com, Msn.com; entonces si tienes tu correo ejemplo@hotmail.com ya cuentas con .Net Passport. Ahora para los que quieren asociar cuentas de otros dominios como Gmail.com o Yahoo.com es necesario seguir los ...
If you provide external access to Microsoft Office 2007 R2 Communicator Web Access Server for your users, you need to make sure your users are enabled for remote user access. If your users are not enabled for remote user access and they attempt to access OCS 2007 R2 externally, they will get an “Cannot sign in because your user account does not permit external access to Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access server. Contact your system administrator.” error message ...
I had an Outlook irritation that I resolved recently. I have many irritations with Outlook, but the one I fixed was some of the sounds it makes. Every time I viewed a new folder, it made an irritating noise. Every time I deleted an email or RSS item, it made a different irritating noise. With no program option available other than the new mail sound, I went into Control Panel | Sound | Sounds tab for some surgery. Scroll down the Program Events list until you get to the Microsoft Office section. ...
Fellow Techies of the world.. Welcome! In this obligatory first post I want to just tell you a little about myself and what I intend to do with this blog. I’ve worked in fits and starts on a tech blog before so I’m happy to be a part of the GeeksWithBlogs community now and make it my new home. Let’s begin at the beginning… Sometime back in 1995 my dad (who has worked with computer pretty much since there have been computers) brought home 2 books. Visual Basic 4 and Visual C++ 4 (For Beginners). I ...
I am in the proccess of putting together a demo machine. i arleady have a Windows 7 VM with the essentials for SharePoint Deveopment. But I spent some part of the weekend putting together a demo machine and after some thinking I decided to share some points that you might want to consider when putting together a Development or Demo machine as a SharePoint Developer\Consultant. I also welcome any comments and opinions or rebuttles to any of these points. I spent some time and put together a WIndows ...
Hi there , I want to share with you this little tip around pictures processing field , it’s not with photoshop or Photofiltre or any other stuff related . it’s simply Microsoft Office Word 2010 , the tip consist of removing background from any image you want with a new feature inside Microsoft office word . let’s take a look by following those pictures below : this how the photo look before here is after removing background sure , you can select area you want to remove , by maximizing the rectangle ...
Eric White has put out a document generation example which uses XPath and Word Content Controls. I applaud Eric for the amount of work he has done with his exploration of different ways to perform template base generation. This is a subject that is challenging and we need as many ideas as we can get. There are a couple of areas that I see room for improvement in this XPath design that I would like to bring up. The first is that Eric has chosen to put his document generation in the document itself. ...
We noticed some very odd, random behavior in our environment specifically with Exchange 2010 ActiveSync and Outlook Web App. Some of our mobile devices had trouble synchronizing email (problems with connecting, direct push wasn’t working properly). Some of our users had trouble connecting to Outlook Web App. Some of our users using Outlook Web App externally were inadvertently connecting to other user mailboxes that they did not have permission to and, not to mention, a serious security breach (I ...
If you’ve installed and upgraded as many Microsoft products as I have over the years, you get a bit blasé and assume that if something bad could happen as a result of clicking “Next” then the installer will warn you. Office 2010 breaks the mould on that one. My home machine was running Office 2007 Ultimate (the kitchen sink flavour) and I recently bought Office Home and Student 2010 (as I can no longer purchase the good stuff cheaply). As usual, I clicked through the installation screens without ...
For the past few weeks now there’s been a persistent “Zune is dead!” rumor. There was one a few months ago as well speculating about the name itself. The most recent one focuses on the hardware. It’s been “we have nothing to announce”-ed by Microsoft, which is Microsoft code for… having nothing to announce. As tech companies go, Microsoft doesn’t really go in for the whole rumor mill thing. The merits of that policy is a different discussion. I don’t have any insider knowledge. I don’t know anyone ...
Several users reported that they could not turn on or off their Out of Office reply using either Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010. They did not have any problems turning on or off their OOF reply using Microsoft Outlook Web App. When they attempted to turn on or off their Out of Office reply, they received a Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later. error message. If you are using Outlook 2007/2010, the first thing you need to do ...
I just installed my PC with Windows 7 64bit, Microsoft Office 2007 and Visual Studio 2010. I was trying something and I have decided to use Microsoft Access as my database, After a few minutes I found my self scratching my head because I cannot Connect My App to my MS Access Database because of thess errors "The setup routines for the Microsoft Access Driver(*.mdb, *.accdb) ODBC driver could not be found. Please reinstall the driver" Errors Found: The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch ...
A couple weeks ago I was watching Netflix on the Xbox 360 in my living room and every so often, it would have to take a moment and rebuffer and just generally spoil my television enjoyment. As I thought about this, and thought about how often I was having to cycle the power on my aging Linksys Wireless G router, I decided it might be time for an upgrade. This is no small undertaking, mind you. With 8 desktop/laptop computers, 1 Windows Home Server, 4 Xbox 360s, 2 Wiis, 1 mini cell tower, various ...
Yeah I know I don’t blog much anymore, because life has taken me places that don’t involve the interwebs unfortunately. I am in the midst of planning two events, starting a non for profit, creating more sessions for various conferences, submitting to various conferences, working a 40 hour a week job, attempting to hang out with boyfriend/friends/family. So you can see that list does not include this blog sadly that’s how it goes sometimes. The bottom piece very important over any of the top pieces. ...
When I attempted to configure one of our user’s Meeting settings using the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Administration Tool I received an Validation failed – Validation failed with HRESULT = 0XC3EC7E02 dialog box error message. I received the same error message when I tried to configure the user’s Telephony and Other settings. Using ADSI Edit, I compared the settings of an user that I had no problems configuring and the user that I had problems configuring. For the user I had problems ...
Billy Hollis, my Visual Studio Live! colleague and fellow Microsoft Regional Director said recently, and I am paraphrasing, that the computing world, especially on the consumer side, has shifted from one of building hardware and software that makes things possible to do, to building products and technologies that make things easy to do. Billy crystalized things perfectly, as he often does. In this new world of “easy to do,” Apple has done very well and Microsoft has struggled. In the old world, customers ...
Impact of Regulations on Cabin Systems Installation John Courtright, Structural Integrity Engineering There are “heightened” FAA attention to technical issues related to IFE and Wi-Fi Systems Installations The Aging Aircraft Safety Rule – EWIS & Damage Tolerance Analysis The Challenge: Maximize Flight Safety While Minimizing Costs Issue Papers & Testing, Testing, Testing The role of Airworthiness Directives (ADs) on the design of many IFE systems and all antenna systems. Goal is safety AND ...
It is that time again. Time to polish up you presentation skills on your favorite language or technology features. The Chicago Code Camp is accepting proposals for presentations. Show everyone in the Chicago area what you know and submit your own. I really enjoyed presenting last year and just had to submit a proposal for this year. This time around my topic is Increasing Collaboration with Windows Phone 7, SharePoint 2010 and Office Open XML. I had a much longer title but the site forced me to shorten ...
Today's $10 PDF book from Apress at http://www.apress.com/info/... is: Beginning Microsoft Office 2010 With Beginning Microsoft Office 2010, you’ll take a hands-on approach to learning everything, new and old, that the world’s most popular productivity software suite has to offer ...
Moooooooo For a while now we’ve been using Apple’s enterprise device app distribution mechanism. This allows you to have a user, click on a URL on their iOS device and it pulls down a new version of an enterprise app. of of our servers. Its really nice, have a look at - http://developer.apple.com/... I’ve embedded this, into a check on application launch, that a web-service is called to detect a newer ...
User interfaces and user experience design is a fast moving field. It’s something that changes pretty quick: what feels fresh today will look outdated tomorrow. I remember the day I first got a beta version of Windows 95 and I felt swept away by the user interface of the OS. It felt so modern! If I look back now, it feels old. Well, it should: the design is 17 years old which is an eternity in our field. Of course, this is not limited to UI. Same goes for many industries. I want you to think back ...
Last year I started a new job with a logistics company in the North of England, where I was responsible for the management, design and development of IT Integration strategies, architectures and solutions using BizTalk Server 2009. This included the design and implementation of the BizTalk Server 2009 infrastructure, the definition of development standards, mentoring a fellow developer in the ways of BizTalk and migrating a number of existing solutions from Softshare over to BizTalk 2009. Unfortunately ...
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and this post in no way should be considered legal advice. I’m also in Canada, so references made are to Canadian court cases. I received a signed letter the other day, a reminder from my previous employer about some clauses associated with my employment and entry into an employee stock purchase program. So since this is in effect for the next 12 months, I guess I’m not starting that new job tomorrow. I’m kidding of course. How outrageous, how presumptuous, pompous, ...
Much has been said recently about Red Gate's community involvement and commitment to the DotNet community. Much of this has been unduly negative. Before you start throwing stones and spewing obscenities, consider some additional facts: Red Gate's software is actually very good. I have worked on many projects where Red Gate's software was instrumental in finishing successfully. Red Gate is VERY good to the community. I have spoken at many user groups and code camps where Red Gate has been a sponsor. ...
I recently acquired a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 device from AT&T and wanted to share what I thought of it as an end-user. Before I get started, here are several of my write-ups for the Windows Phone 7. You may want to check out the second article titled: Hands-on WP7 Review of Prototype Hardware. From start to finish with the final version of Visual Studio Tools for Windows Phone 7 Hands-on : Windows Phone 7 Review on Prototype Hardware. Deploying your Windows Phone 7 Application to the actual ...
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An issue was brought to my attention today at work where certain users were unable to open Office files (specifically Excel) from Internet Explorer 7. The user would click on a button which simply generated an inline JS call to open a pop-up pointing to the .xlsx file on the server. IE would open the pop-up and then shortly thereafter the pop-up would disappear without the file ever opening. I tweaked the security settings in the users browser...added the site to the list of trusted sites and lowered ...
Most of my posts are about Microsoft. This one is about a new firm that helps companies build strategies around Microsoft, and its stack. The company is called Blue Badge Insights, and I’m proud to announce I’ve launched it, effective immediately. There’s been a lot that’s led up to this. For over two years now, I have written the Redmond Review column for Visual Studio Magazine (VSM) and Redmond Developer News (RDN). I’ve had this blog longer than that, but I got a lot more serious about it when ...
2011 Event Recap Event Overview During the weekend of January 14th through January 16th, the St. Louis area technology community participated in a national GiveCamp event. With Microsoft’s assistance, similar events were held simultaneously in the following cities: Austin, Texas Phoenix, Arizona Birmingham, Alabama Colorado Springs, Colorado Dallas, Texas Atlanta, Georgia Houston, Texas Nashville, Tennessee Dallas, Pennsylvania Fayetteville, Arkansas New York City, New York Malvern, Pennsylvania ...
I’m trying to find time to update the Prairie Developer Conference 2011 website, and the sessions and speaker information will be up by this weekend including the registration page. For those that are wondering what the session and speaker list looks like, I wanted to give a sneak peak. We have a fantastic set of sessions by world class technologists! We’re covering .NET, Java, Ruby, SQL Server, Agile, User Experience, Mobile, Security, Azure, Office, SharePoint, and others. In fact, this year I’ve ...

I remember looking forward to the day when my favorite Office tool would be available as an app for the iPhone, that day is today!

Free at the moment, not sure if that will change.

Check it out here … http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onenote/id410395246?mt=8

My experience with the cloud and why work will change and not disappear. Until now I have multiple experiences with the cloud, for the most good. i have worked on multiple cloud solutions in the past but let me describe them as 0.x versions. For me the 1st real serious cloud experience was a bit more than 1 year ago, when our company switched from an in house server to Microsoft BPOS as a complete replacement. Since we are a small consultancy firm and don’t have that much else to do than consulting, ...
Over the years I have used a number of different types of phones. Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Nokia, and now Android. Until the Blackberry, which was my last phone (and I still have one issued from my office) I had never found a phone that “just worked” especially with email and messaging. The Blackberry did, and does, excel at those functions. My last personal phone was a Storm 1 which was Blackberry’s first touch screen phone. The Storm 2 was an improved version that fixed some screen press detection ...
I’m just back from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). I go to CES to get a sense of what Microsoft is doing in the consumer space, and how people are reacting to it. When I first went to CES 2 years ago, Steve Ballmer announced the beta of Windows 7 at his keynote address, and the crowd went wild. When I went again last year, everyone was hoping for a Windows tablet announcement at the Ballmer keynote. Although they didn’t get one (unless you count the unreleased HP Slate running Windows 7), ...
In the last couple of months SharePoint traffic (consulting, training and speaking) has picked up. And with that also the requests for deployments. There are good, great, bad and really bad things around this. But that is for another topic. However part of the good and great has been the fact of organizations wanting to do a proof of concept deployment (even when WSS or MOSS has been deployed). We can go through a session (Microsoft has the SDPS concept, SharePoint Deployment Planning Services) of ...
Since I finished my MCM Exchange 2007 training back in April 2009 I’m struggling with the Cloud. I know it will change the way we do things today, but how will it affect my work. My work is Exchange consultancy mostly in the Netherlands, but more and more across the globe. In my job as a consultant I noticed last year that a large percentage of my customers showed interest in the cloud services available today. But in most situations it seemed that it wasn’t the right time for them to switch to a ...
I have been spending the last 2 weeks immersing myself in a number of Windows Azure and SQL Azure technologies. And in setting up a new business (I’ll speak more about that in the future), I have also become a customer of Microsoft’s BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services). In short, it has been a fortnight of Microsoft cloud computing. On the Azure side, I’ve looked, of course, at Web Roles and Worker Roles. But I’ve also looked at Azure Storage’s REST API (including coding to it directly), ...
Visual WebGui offers its developers a set of out-of-the-box themes which they can easily apply to their applications. This allows developers to focus on the development and business logic rather than dealing with UI design missions. However, design tools and customization freedom are available for those who need to customize current themes or create their own custom theme. As part of the constant updates and enhancements to Visual WebGui and its developer CompanionKit a new available theme was added ...
I have been in the market for a new computer for several months. I set out with a budget of around $1200. I knew up front that the machine would be used for developing applications and maybe some light gaming. I kept switching between buying a laptop or a desktop but the laptop won because: With a Laptop, I can carry it everywhere and with a desktop I can’t. I searched for about 2 weeks and narrowed it down to a list of must-have’s : i7 Processor (I wasn’t going to settle for an i5 or AMD. I wanted ...
The code samples in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework are updated on 2010-12-13. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... Updated code sample index categorized by technologies: http://1code.codeplex.com/w... (it also allows you to download individual code samples instead of the entire All-In-One Code Framework sample package.) If it’s the first time that you hear about Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, ...
In a recent blog post I mentioned the availability of the Programming Windows Phone 7 ebook by Charles Petzold. Well I have good news, there are a number of additional FREE ebooks available from Microsoft to help you continue honing your tech skills. Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) First Look Microsoft ...
All-In-One Office Development Code Samples Introduction Download Office development code samples Request Office development code samples Introduction The All-In-One Office development code samples demonstrate the typical programming topics about Microsoft Office. These topics are either frequently asked in MSDN forums and Microsoft Support, or are requested by many developers via our code sample request function. We want to alleviate the frustration felt by developers when they are developing Office ...
SharePoint 2010 is released and available in 3 Editions. They are Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Before start implementing Sharepoint, its must to select the right edition for given requirement. When we recommend SharePoint to customers, they first ask what's the cost? Well, it's based on what for SharePoint is going to be used. 1. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 MSF 2010 is the least ...
Just a little quick one for myself.... When running some data driven unit tests we were getting the below error. Unit Test Adapter threw exception: System.Data.Odbc.OdbcExcept... ERROR [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified. The cause of this was that we had rebuild the machines and somehow when installing office the DSN for Excel hadnt been created. On all of the other machines it had been setup fine but for some reason on my machine ...
A few months back I sat down on a conference call with Dave Bost and Clark Sell to record an episode of Thirsty Developer. I had suggested that we could talk about Office Open XML and how it can be used to automate the generation of documents. Now for a number of reasons this episode will never see the light of day (at least not as we originally recorded it). But the reason that sticks in my mind is that the story wasn’t there. As technologists we spend a lot of time learning tools, languages and ...
Cuando subes un archivo de Office 2007 (pptx, xlsx, docx, etc.) a un servidor IIS6 y alguien trata de descargarlo se lleva una sorpresa al recibir el mensaje: HTTP Error 404 – File or directory not found. Internet Information Services (IIS) Entonces piensas, el archivo está en el servidor. La URL es correcta. Puedo descargar archivos ppt, doc, xls, zip, and otros archivos desde el mismo lugar. Entonces que pasa??? “Out of the box”, IIS6 solo acepta peticiones para tipos de archivos MIME conocidos. ...
The GWB Staff of Geeks blog recently posted a request to see your desk, so it would only be fair if I should my workspace as well. This is my desk at home. Since my full time job is a consultant, I need a good place to work when clients allow me to work remotely. The GWB HQ is about 45 minutes from my house so I tend to do most of my work at home. Here is a photo of where I work. WARNING: Lots of partially eaten fruit products on my desk. From the left: MacBook Pro 15in with 27in monitor attached ...
Last week my office integration from Team Explorer stopped working. the Team menu in excel was gone and when I tried to open a WI-query from VS I got this error message: TF80012: The document cannot be opened because there is a problem with the installation of the Microsoft Visual Studio v10.0 Team foundation Office integration components. Please see the Team Foundation Installation Guide for more information. First I tried to fix this by repairing the Team Explorer, this did not fix the problem. ...