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  • Blog Post: How-to Restore and Find Deleted Email in Outlook 2007

    Help!!  I permanently deleted an email I need, I need to find an email I deleted, how to restore a deleted email.  If you’re in trouble, here’s a quick solution for retrieving email from the dumpster in Outlook 2007. When you delete an email from one of your folders it first goes into the Deleted...
  • Blog Post: How to get started with .NET using Terrarium

    Random .NET Ramblings talks about Terrarium , a game created to learn .NET programming.  He used this game at UCSD to get students a head start with .NET.   “Back in the day Microsoft created a code base to be used to help people learn .NET programming. The format was a cool game called...
  • Blog Post: New Videos: Get Started with Visual Web Developer Express 2008

    Visual Web Developer Express 2008 is a free web tool that allows you to build CSS, HTML ASP.NET, C#, VB, and JavaScript and supports additional frameworks like ASP.NET MVC, AJAX, Silverlight and jQuery. ASP.NET is releasing a new series of how-to videos from beginner to intermediate. Now’s the time...
  • Blog Post: Vanity Popfly Mashups

    You may have read an earlier C4F article Creating a Vanity Search Page using Windows Live Search.  I wanted to create a Vanity mashup for my Facebook page to show off my YouTube channel, but while there were YouTube blocks on Popfly they didn’t cover much of the YouTube API. So, I recruited Srikanth...
  • Blog Post: Installing Win7 from USB onto Netbook or EeePC

    My team at Microsoft won a diversity award and part of the prize was a new Asus EeePC . I’m installing Win7 on it today, thanks to some instructions Clint Rutkas laid out. I’ll post them here in case you’re in the same boat. Please note, the first link covers how to install Win7 from a USB drive and...
  • Blog Post: Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification

    Ever wonder if certification is right for you?  The Microsoft Learning Team is hosting an informational on Microsoft Certifications called Certification 101.   The call takes place over Live Meeting an e-meeting tool on Tuesday, November 18 th and will hopefully be the start of a regular schedule...
  • Blog Post: 7 Unmissable Tips for Writing Great Content for the Web

    Whether you put out technical how-tos on YouTube, create Facebook events, write for school or love to blog. Creating great content is a task that requires practice and revision. Freelance Folder has great tips for creating good content. Here are a few teasers, you can read the full article at Freelance...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day

    Sara Ford keeps an excellent blog with a column on Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day. Here's one you might enjoy: How to select a Start-Up Project when you have multiple projects in a Solution . Why would you use multiple projects? Often you want to a 'To Release' project containing what you intend to...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup US Finals: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    You missed your chance to network with congressmen, Venture Capitalists, and Microsoftees like Andy Sterland from the Popfly Team , but you CAN see some of the presentations now available on Channel8 , Microsoft’s channel for students. Channel8 and MTVU both have videos covering the national finals...
  • Blog Post: MIS (Management Information Systems) Resources

    I recently visited an MIS department at Baylor University. Since my background is in engineering and development, I had to do a little homework to determine what functionality would be the right fit for this type of program. Here are some tools that I found really useful and presented to the faculty...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices: Designing Mobile Applications

    These days, mobile devices are as common as chewing gum. Will your next application be ready to hit the streets? I recently talked to a group of MIS majors at Baylor University about Windows Mobile Design. Here are some tips and tricks to help you with your User Interface (UI) Design. Thanks to...
  • Blog Post: QnA from Facebook Students

    Question : I need to wipe my computer, is that possible without disks? Answer: This isn't an easy task, so you may want to recruit some help from a friend or professional who's done this before. A couple of things before you start, backup your data and write down your windows key: right click my computer...
  • Blog Post: Transitioning from Java to C#

    A lot of students learn Java as part of their curriculum. If you're a Java programmer or familiar with Java concepts you can Ramp Up to Visual Studio and C# through the Ramp Up Series . The Ramp Up Series offers 5 FREE courses for transitioning into a new skill set with Visual Studio 2005. Ramp Up offers...
  • Blog Post: Basic Threading in .NET CF (Compact Framework) or Generally .NET

    As I mentioned in my NEAT-o-Games post , on Friday I visited CPL to see talk about Windows Mobile Development. I provided an overview of threading concepts in .NET CF and gave a quick demo of basic threading concepts. If you are new to threading in either .NET or .NET CF, this demo show how an interface...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Writer: Format C# or .NET Code for Blog

    In an earlier entry ( Format C# or .NET Code for your Blog or Website ), I linked to manoli.net/csharpformat as a great web site for formatting C# or .NET Code for you blog. Clint Rutkas pointed out that Windows Live Writer has a plug-in that uses Jean-Claude Manoli's library: Insert Code for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Math Add-in for Microsoft Word

    It's always great when your friends find useful nuggets for you. Alfred Thompson blogs about his experience with the Math Add-in for Microsoft Word: The Microsoft Math Add-in adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools Ribbon of Word 2007. With the Microsoft Math Add-in for...
  • Blog Post: MSDN How To Videos

    MSDN has started a new How-To video series containing 10-15 minute blurbs on how to do different tasks. This is looking like a GREAT resource and I can't believe I just discovered it. The repertoire is expanding rapidly, but currently includes: ASP.NET ASP.NET Ajax Devices...
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