Microsoft NX-6000 webcam incompatibility with Office Communicator 2007

By working together with one of our favorite Customers, we realized that the Microsoft NX-6000 webcam doesn’t work with Office Communicator 2007. I’ll address this to the product groups and ask them to publish it officially if they haven’t yet. By the way, it’s a really nice piece of hardware and I love to use…

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It’s just a video driver!

Dear Colleagues at Intel Corporation! Would it be so hard to release a video driver for my Toshiba Portege M400 that doesn’t flicker and restores back to 800×600 almost every time I unlock my laptop? 🙂  It ruins my productivity and lifts my blood pressure every time I start something. I’ll pay a couple of…

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Do you have good eye for details?

My wife is seeking a job (by the way, aren’t you looking for an experienced psychologist in Dublin, specialized for children? 🙂 ) and we were going thru all these crazy expressions – like good eye for details, etc. So, I started thinking if I have a good eye for details and came to the…

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Happy Days: OCS 2007 and Exchange 2007 Installation

During my demo environment installation (OCS and Exchange 2007), I got a few blockers that I couldn’t find documented on the Internet. Maybe, it could be of your help. Here they are: OCS Deployment: Failure [0xC3EC7924] Schema definition for the requested Active Directory attribute isn’t available. Please ensure local ADSI schema cache is up-to-date. This problem…

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Performance issues with a list in MOSS 2007

Last week, I visited one of my favorite Customers in Belfast. They experienced performance issues in their Customer’s MOSS 2007 production environment. Symptoms The symptoms were the followings: a list item takes 10-20 seconds to open, sometimes more. Looking closer, it turns out that those list items are slow to open that are in a…

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Useful WSS 3.0 Samples

In Dublin it’s always raining, so there’s always some time to post a new article. Two useful code snippets for WSS3 developers:  Smartly export a document from a WSS Document Library: // Set up the webclient with the correct credentials WebClient webClient = new System.Net.WebClient(); webClient.Credentials = credential; // Export the document to the given folder webClient.DownloadFile(documentUrl, docFullPath); Smartly…

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Playing with DLINQ

Today, I was playing with DLINQ and would like to share my findings with you. First of all, if you never heard of LINQ or want a basic intro, I suggest starting with the following 3 short videos (in order): C# 3.0 Language Enhancements in action C# 3.0 LINQ in action C# 3.0 DLinq in action…

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OUTLOOK.EXE stuck in memory

It happens all the time since every application uses MAPI to get some information from your MAPI profile. My advice is to close Microsoft Office Groove, Office Communicator, Messenger(s), the sidebar on Vista (I have 2 Outlook gadgets running there), every other application suspicous of using MAPI (getting any kinds of information from your inbox),…

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BDC Rocks

This BDC-thing is awesome, but creating the XML file is like what Ford Fairlane said with the cheese grater. 🙂  Tried with two 3rd party tools as well and they were not making it easier. Just one quick error message to share with the public, maybe it helps someone. later, I’ll share the whole process, it’s…

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How to run a SQL database installer from your .net application

Even if the question itself is very obvious, I got too many problems while implementing it. Here’s the situation: I have a WinForms app (C#), I want to offer the user with creating a SQL database and a couple of database objects (SPs, tables) at the first time he/she runs the application. The CREATE scripts…

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