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  • Blog Post: CRM4.0: AutoUpdate Outlook CRM Client Patches

    so we are finally at the stage of service-in our CRM Project to customer. since we did use CRM Outlook Client, when there are official patch updates, we won't be able to manually install them to all the client. thanks to client auto-update features, we can just put patch files on server and let outlook...
  • Blog Post: Self-Signed Certificate and Outlook VSTO Add-in Silent Installation

    As in my CRM 4.0 design and deployment project we are reaching the end part of testing deployment phase. the Outlook Add-in I made using VSTO 3.0 with ClickOnce deployment will finally need to be deployed to client side and it's the time I am facing those digital signing stuffs as well as client machine...
  • Blog Post: Some Groove 2007 Tips...

    # Remove an account in a machine which cannot logged in due to password forgotten Just tried to re-activate some of my old groove accounts in my other PCs and found that I forget the password set long time ago... (normally inside MS we had internal password policy that we need to change password every...
  • Blog Post: Auto-Indent HTML source in Notepad++ using TextFX Html Tidy

    Am started investigating CRM 4.0’s aspx source for custimization. had the requirements of re-indenting aspx/html code so that I can see the table layout structure and others. here is the quick note about using TextFX Html Tidy in Notepad++ to do the html auto-indention. First of all , HTML Tidy is a...
  • Blog Post: Change default View Source editor of IE

    started playing around CRM 4.0 customization. need to view the page html source often and need a good xml / html tag editor! I choosed Notepad++ for my tag editor, found it pretty useful. and now got the question about using it by default when I view the page source in IE. Found the information from...
  • Blog Post: Slipstream / Servicing Windows 2008 Server iso image with Hyper-V RTM bits...

    Just finished slipstream / servicing the windows 2008 server x64 iso image for using in my HPC server 2008 computing node provisioning (I would like my computing nodes to use Hyper-V Native network driver on Enterprise and MPI NIC to have high-speed access while bare-metal provisioning.) and like to...
  • Blog Post: Subversion 1.5.0 released…

    [via gslin ] [via Collabnet blog ] Subversion just released its latest version 1.5.0 , currently linux version is available for download , windows version will be little later scheduled at 6/24 and solaris version at 6/26. according to the release notes , something new is in this version: Merge tracking...
  • Blog Post: Free Hex Editor…

    Trying to install some Linux boxes on Hyper-V RC1 to try MONO and some HPC approaches but hit the gfxboot boot hang problems . tried WinISO and UltraISO to edit the ISO files but seems those software had problems dealing with Linux ISO files. found this Ubuntu iso patch and saw that it’s using string...
  • Blog Post: Snippet Compiler and related info…

    Saw Jeffrey’s post that he made a simple .net compiling environment himself named Mini C# Lab and later found the powerful Snippet Compiler , which is exactly what he was creating. this triggered me to do some search about it and like to leave a memo in this post. It seems that Snippet Compiler was already...
  • Blog Post: 3 nice weather vista gadgets...

    The original Vista weather gadget just didn't get the weather info from internet after I reinstalled one of my notebook. thus I had to try to find another one. during the search found those 3 that's pretty good in look also good for use: Ranking 1 : The WChannel Desktop Weather gadget:   nice animation...
  • Blog Post: compiling quantlib upon Visual Studio 2008...

    Spent couple months digging in Microsoft HPC Server 2008 (a.k.a HPC v2) deployment and now it's time to toy some HPC codes. As I am working for servicing Financial Industry, and recently got tasks to write some financial model codes to test in HPC v2, I started digging into the domain knowledge of financial...
  • Blog Post: CommunityServer 2008 is available...

    per Rob Harward's blog last week, CommunityServer 2008 is now available for download. although my personal blog site only used the blog features for 3 blogs, I'll still consider upgrading to this version and try out the new features... need to squeeze some of my weekends for this upgrade and re-customize...
  • Blog Post: T-SQL: Convert Hex String to VarBinary...

    Here is some conversion functions in SQL Server... To convert between int and hex values, by referring to this post : SELECT 'Int -> Hex' SELECT CONVERT(VARBINARY(8), 16777215) SELECT 'Hex -> Int' SELECT CONVERT(INT, 0xFFFFFF) To convert a VarBinary to a HexString, by referring to Peter DeBetta...
  • Blog Post: When you suddenly rotated your Vista Screen...

    Ok, so I just did it again... and don't know how to put it back... orz In Vista, when you suddenly put your screen rotated by pressing some key-combination that you don't even know, here is the answer ... In Vista when you want to rotate your screen, use Ctrl + Alt + Cursor key combination... I might...
  • Blog Post: Download url of TFS explorer 2008...

    ScottGu wrote a simple general FAQ of newly released Visual Studio 2008 and TFS 2008 . the good news is that VS2005 can access TFS 2008 and vise versa VS2008 can also access TFS2005. what I need from this FAQ is the download url of VS2008 Team Explorer! lazy to extract from TFS Server image... Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals Process Explorer v11...

    Just a reminder that Sysinternals ' famous Process Explorer just got a new update at 2007/9 (via Larkware News ), including the following updates: What's new in Version 11.0: • New treelist control for better UI responsiveness • Asynchronous thread symbol resolution on threads tab of process properties...
  • Blog Post: Hanselman's 2007 Ultimate Tool List update...

    Should be a little late after Scott updated this (at 2007/08/24). Scott Hanselman 's Ultimate Tool List update is alwasy a good source for checking about nice utilities that enhance power user's efficency. check it out if you didn't do it yet this year !! Scott Hanselman's 2007 Ultimate Developer and...
  • Blog Post: How to make Windows PE boot from USB Thumb drive...

    The story was as follows... I bought a Ultra Mobile PC (should be a small tablet-pc since it still got keyboard) with Windows Vista Home Premium installed. The vendor didn't provide Recovery disk. Right after I got the PC, I upgraded the OS to Vista Ultimate, the upgrade was smoothly and I didn't notice...
  • Blog Post: When your Outlook 2007 mail message text is larger or small than usual...

    It sometimes happened to me that when I am composing a new mail, suddenly the while message font is became large and I don't know what I had pressed any key to let it happen. today it happened again and I decide to find the cause of it! after a search of hotkeys in Outlook 2007 help file, found the answer...
  • Blog Post: Compare Cells in Excel Sheets and mark differences with colors...

    Just got a task that there is a database table which got row add / delete / updates and wants to compare and mark out differences in Excel sheets. Input: Original Database Table named "orgTable" Updated Database Table named "rstTable" orgTable and rstTable are the same tables that have same schema Output...
  • Blog Post: 5GB for your Windows Live Hotmail account!!

    [via Walter Stiers ] Check your Windows Live Hotmail account ! started from September your free hotmail account got 5GB mailbox to use, with paid Hotmail Plus user your got 10GB space!!! more features here ... It would be better if those space can be used not just for mails... we now got SkiDrive too...
  • Blog Post: Single Sign On (SSO) with Windows Live ID SDK...

    [via ijliao in Chinese] [via Slashdot ] [via Angus Logan ] At 8/16 Angus announced the news on MSDN blogs, that Windows Live ID SDK with samples was released to developers for developing SSO applications using Live ID . Documentation is also renewed. according to ijliao's info, there are SSO solutions...
  • Blog Post: Office Outlook Connector and Windows Live packages...

    Just got the news today that the team just release new beta of Windows Live Services . The new beta includes something new: New build of offline blogging authoring tool called Live Writer New beta of web storage service called SkyDrive , everyone got 500mb space for files . New client photo software...
  • Blog Post: Debugging managed code using WinDbg and SOS.dll

    This should be must tools and skills that every .net developer needs to learn, to use WinDbg and SOS.dll to debug your managed code application. the following are some links to lead one into the in-depth debugging world. A word for WinDbg - Mike Taulty A word for WinDbg (2) (using SOS.dll) - Mike Taulty...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Service: Connect and/or Shadow to a Console Session...

    Seems some of my friends still didn't know how to use Microsoft Terminal Service Client to connect to the console session of a windows pc (server or client OS) so here is a memo for it also during the search I found the other interesting thing that can let Terminal Service to function like a VNC server...
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