RV-AIR: A Five-Step Process to Troubleshoot and Fix Just About Anything

Effective troubleshooting is an important skill not only in the information technology field, but in many other professions.  Auto mechanics, electricians, counselors and doctors are essentially professional troubleshooters.  They identify problems, theorize solutions from their knowledge and experience, and systematically test them whether they be a new alternator or a prescription for high blood pressure…

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Subscribe to SharePoint Web Parts using Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices

One of the new features of Internet Explorer 8 is Web Slices.  This feature enables you to subscribe to a section of a web page and notifies you when the content changes.  By design, SharePoint Web Parts are a natural fit for this feature, and in this article I’ll show you how to build a…

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How to Copy an Assembly From the GAC to the File System

Sometimes you need a local copy of an assembly from the GAC and here is a quick tip on how to do it.  The GAC can be found in the c:\windows\assembly directory, but if you try to browse it, the following custom shell extension appears: This view does not provide the ability to copy assemblies,…

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