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  • Blog Post: Generating Word Documents Server side for Client Viewing

    Just had this question from a coworker: They need to render a word 2000 document on the server with no client side intervention. I have done this in the past using XSL:FO, but I'm sure that there is a better way. I have also found using a COM object, but no reference to using a specific version...
  • Blog Post: Interop Toolkit Video (Visual Basic .NET to Visual Basic 6.0)

    At TechEd I did a presentation on 5 toolkits with 7 demos to help Visual Basic developers extend their Visual Basic 6 applications and skills to Visual Basic .NET. You can watch the whole video but it is pretty low quality -I plan to use media encoder to create much smaller much higher quality versions...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 meets Windows Meda Center with Xbap

    My last couple of presentations i have mentioned how media center enabled content/applications are huge new opportunity. A couple of interesting data points on that topic: 60% of all PC's shipped in the US are shipping with Media Center By 2008 there will be more Media Center computers than...
  • Blog Post: GeForce 7600 fast beautiful but not working with Vista Release Candidate Builds

    Over the weekend i built an AMD AM2 X2 Dual core 64 bit computer and had planned on using one of the nicest video cards i have ever seen a Gygabyte GeForce 7600 GS for pushing around Windows Presentation Foundation apps. The reason i say nicest was construction quality and aesthetics of the card and...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Session Picker by Bill McCarthy

    Our very VB MVP and Teched speaker has written a very cool offline teched Session picker and news reader all built on the one click deployment ! I would recomend checking it out! http://www.totalenviro.com/TechEd2006/index.htm If you are running Windows Vista your Browser needs to be running in...
  • Blog Post: Getting Expression Interactive Designer running on later builds of Vista

    I am running Vista build 5520 (and loving it finally) but had a problem installing Expression Interactive Designer. The error you would get was: "You Need to have the July 06 CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 run-time components installed before installing Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer...
  • Blog Post: Teched Session: Visual Studio: Leveraging Your Visual Basic 6 Investments with VB 2005

    In my post Teched Session: Visual Studio: Leveraging Your Visual Basic 6 Investments with VB 2005 I mentioned not doing the session on the Interop Toolkit as it wasn't available. Well I got a copy from Paul Yuknewicz and I have definitely revised my plans on ditching this unreleased technology. This...
  • Blog Post: How to perform an FDISK /mbr in Windows XP /Windows 2003

    Playing with Ximage on a bare drive and realized it doesn't set the Master Boot Record (Fare enough it doesn't know which partition to set it to) after looking around for a while i found the way to do this in XP and Windows Server 2003 is to: My Computer >Right Click Choose "Manage" In...
  • Blog Post: My first Ximage image -almost...

    I am so close with my Ximage partitions working i can taste it! I got the WAIK installed onto a computer that didn't have VS 2005 Ran Ximage.exe /capture g: c:\tfs.wim "TFS Image" (g: is a bootable drive system volume) Two hours later i had my working TFS image Ran ximage.exe /apply c...
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