Issues with NVIDIA drivers on HP 8540w

I have recently had many issues with my HP 8540W and NVIDIA drivers both on Windows 7 and Windows 8 – the issues varied from having black outs to getting blue screens with errors such as WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR . I think (yes – only think) I was able to overcome this issue. All you have to do…

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Code Contracts – A brilliant way to do validation in your code and even do more

In this post, I will try to introduce Code Contracts – a perfect way to implement, enforce validation and even do more in your code; C#. VB.NET or your language of choice. It is one the tools I keep in my “Development Mentoring Toolkit Bet”. Fist lets start with the official introduction by “Microsoft Research”…

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Interrole Communication Example in Windows Azure

There are many scenarios where you will need to do interrole communication when creating a solution using Windows Azure platform such as multiple web roles that need to recycle when a controller triggers an event. One way to achieve this goal is to create an event queue, modify the controller to enqueue a message that…


Stretching your controls to fill a Prism Region

Recently I have been working with Prism to develop a Silverlight application that will handle administrative features of the main solution I am working on. It is a great opportunity for a guy like me to catch up with some design patterns and get hands dirty in Silverlight. When I was near the completion two…

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Using SharePoint as a Back-End Server – Introduction

Finally I found the time to create this post. It has been a while since I started utilizing SharePoint as a backend server but never found the time to put it to words. As usual I will start with the scenario and later try to detail the process. Think of a web application where you…


Crash course on The TFS Integration Platform

If you are somehow involved with TFS and ALM, I bet you have heard about TFS Integration Platform (http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/). This is one great project allowing you to integrate TFS with other systems – including older versions of TFS. It is a well documented project and there are 2 wonderful videos helping you get started up…