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  • Somasegar's blog

    Visual Studio 2013 available for download

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    I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download ! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the...
  • Dr. Z's Blog

    Windows 8 How To: 19. Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives

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    By default hidden files and folders are not visible and this is a preferred way for most users. But you can easily show hidden files and folders. Follow the steps outlined in my previous post to show the Control Panel if needed. From the Control Panel...
  • Building Windows 8

    Signing in to Windows 8 with a Windows Live ID

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    With Windows 8, we introduce the optional capability to sign in to your PC with a Windows Live ID and, by doing so, gaining the ability to roam a broad range of settings across all of your PCs. In this article by Katie Frigon, the group program manager...
  • IEBlog

    IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3

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    Hi. My name is Jane Maliouta and I am the Deployment PM for IE8. You might remember my recent blog on Installing IE8 . Today I am here to tell you about Windows XP SP3 (XPSP3) and how it’ll work with the various released versions of Internet Explorer...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

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    Recently, I helped out a local charitable organization by printing some labels from an Excel spreadsheet that had a single column called “Name” that contained both first name and last name. City, state and zip were also in a single column...
  • IEBlog

    File URIs in Windows

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    Invalid file URIs are among the most common illegal URIs that we were forced to accommodate in IE7. As I mentioned in a previous blog post there is much confusion over how to handle file URIs. The standard for the file scheme doesn’t give specific...
  • Visual Studio news

    Visual Studio 2010 resources

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    VS2010 Evaluations Visual Studio 2010 is here! Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Be sure to download the trial for Visual Studio 2010. Trials: · Visual Studio 2010 Downloads · VS Team Explorer...
  • Aaron Margosis' Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLog

    RunAs with Explorer

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    How to get Windows Explorer to work with RunAs (and why you might want to)....
  • TabBlogger

    The 3GB-not-4GB RAM problem

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    Problem statement: I just bought a system with 4GB of physical RAM in it. The BIOS posts 4GB, but Windows tells me that I have anywhere from 2.75 - 3.5GB of RAM. Where is the rest of my RAM? Summary: If you are running 32-bit Windows, you must live with...
  • The C# Team

    Why do I get the error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object"?

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    The code is trying to access a member of a reference type variable that is set to null . Given the following class, let's examine some code that could be in the Main method: using System; class Foo { static void Main() { // foo has not been...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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    Friends, the final and complete version of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 , by Ross Mistry ( @RossMistry ) and Stacia Misner ( @StaciaMisner ), is now ready as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (288 pages; 10...
  • IEBlog

    Details on our CSS changes for IE7

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    We are currently locking down IE7 for shipping and I wanted to give an update on the CSS work that went into IE7. Chris originally outlined our plans for IE7, and we listened to a lot of feedback ( blog , connect database , conferences , our WASP partnership...
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