Monitoring Event Sink # 33 – Troubleshooting : How to remove COM+ applications?

Usually we see that as existing applications become outdated or are no longer being used, you may need to remove them. I am trying to add couple of methods how you can try to remove COM+ applications in the best effort basis. Before using the methods, i would recommend you to consider the following info:…


Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available in versions of Exchange earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server…

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How to – Troubleshooting errors when you try to use Regsvr32.exe with COM DLL ?

I am adding this with the respect to my previous blog post regarding error message on 64-bit windows when you try run regsvr32.exe. Usually we – the developer customers –face the issue when you try to register. I want to update you that how the RegSvr32.exe program registers and unregisters a Component Object Model (COM)…


Error message on 64-bit windows when you try run regsvr32.exe?

When you attempt to run Regsvr32.exe to register a 32-bit dll (dynamic link library) on a 64-bit version of Windows, you receive the following error message: Filename.dll is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type. This behavior is by design. This behavior occurs because the Regsvr32.exe file in…

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KB : Outlook Object Model (OOM) limitations

I found this knowledge base article which talks about known limitation you may encounter with the Microsoft Outlook Object model. I found this interesting excerpt, “…unlike other Microsoft Office programs that have “full” object models, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, the Outlook object model primarily focuses on items and the folders in which…


Can we change the Mouse pointer to an Hourglass in Outlook?

Many of us want to know whether any options exists to change the Mouse pointer to an Hourglass or custom of their own in Outlook? Per support knowledge base article, “…You cannot control the appearance of the mouse pointer using the Outlook object model. If you are writing code within Outlook that takes some time…


Download : Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW

The Windows Phone team released the final bits for Windows Phone 7 – Developer Tools released to web (RTW). The tooling is free and will integrate with Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 if you have them installed as well. This is the same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment…


Fix available for Silverlight application development using Visual Studio 2010

Earlier i faced the following issue – i was creating a Silverlight application using Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight. I noticed that after copying and pasting a Style Setter, then editing that Setter’s Property and Value, the XAML Editor displays an invalid error message. Also the error message is not be cleared and refreshed by…


Download : Application bar icons for Windows Phone 7 Series

Please find the download – a set of application bar icons for use when developing Windows Phone 7 Series applications using the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP. It contains a set of 64 application bar icons that you can use when developing applications for Windows Phone. In addition to the 64 icons in PNG format…


Download : Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta 1.0

The same powerful and easy to use Visual Studio integrated developer environment (IDE) handles design and testing of Windows Phone 7 phone applications. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8496c2a-54d9-4b11-9491-a1bfaf32f2e3&displaylang=en. It includes the following: Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Beta Windows Phone Emulator Beta Silverlight for Windows Phone Beta Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows…


What’s new @ Xbox 306 game – “Halo: Reach”

  Fans around the world are celebrating today’s release of “Halo: Reach,” the newest installment of the popular sci-fi video game series made exclusively for Xbox. Halo creators say the game is the franchise’s biggest and most ambitious to date. “Halo: Reach” is the fourth installment of the Halo franchise, but is a prequel to…


What’s new: Microsoft LifeCam with 1080p HD Sensor

Microsoft unveiled a new standard in webcams with LifeCam Studio, featuring sharp high-definition (HD) video with a true 1080p sensor. What i heard is it’s the perfect complement to Windows Live Messenger 2011, which will offer HD video calling in a 16:9 widescreen format so everyone can easily be seen in the video call with…

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Developer Hub : Windows Phone 7 Jump Start training

With continuation to my previous blog post (Windows Phone 7 Design and Development), i am adding couple of sessions, and a link to their course material.  Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 1 of 12): Introduction A quick tour of Windows Phone 7 and how you write programs for it. We take a look at…


Developer Hub: Getting started with Windows Phone 7 design and development :)

Being a WP7 developer, i am here to share the following few of the useful design and development tools, sites, videos, tutorials, labs, training kit, Microsoft forums and a lot to start. There are tons of information available in MSDN, TechNet, Channel9 for developing and designing applications for WP7. Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines UI…


Download : Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) Redistributable

The Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) Redistributable is a Microsoft Windows Installer package that contains the Primary Interop Assemblies for Microsoft Office 2010 products. The redistributable contains the PIAs for the following products: Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Microsoft Project 2010 Microsoft Publisher…

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