System.Blog.Martens.Ben

The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

January, 2007

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About The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

I'm an SDET in the Connected Systems Division. The Calendar Printing Aassistance for Office is the first public product to be released from our group and is available with Office12.

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    So You Want to Add XP to your Vista Installation

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    I'm loving my Vista installation, but there was one piece of custom low level software that wouldn't play nice with Vista. I set forth on a quest to add an XP partition. My first option was to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. It's free and it supports...
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    Vista Sideshow

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    One of the most exciting features in Vista for me is Sideshow. You host these small gadgets on your Vista PC and it gets displayed on any device that supports Sideshow - laptop covers, cell phones, digital photo frames, remotes, etc. I think we're going...
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    CES 2007 Highlights

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    I feel like I need a nap after all the CES coverage. It's going to take a week or two to sift through some of the stuff that I missed, but here are my three favorite announcements from the show so far: IPTV on the XBox360 10.4 million XBox's...
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    libusb + Zune = Trouble

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    Today I started getting errors when I was connecting my Zune. After being connected for a minute or two, the Zune would show up with a yellow error icon in the Device Manager. The same thing happened when I first picked it up, but I was due for a reformat...
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    XPath Visualizer

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    Today I found myself writing a bunch of XPath expressions. It was cumbersome to run the full program to test out my expressions so I headed off to live.com in search of a tool. XPath Visualizer was exactly what I needed. You point it to your XML file...
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