Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Setup Screenshots

Today I’ve installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Ultimate on a VHD-booted machine. The new version of our development tool is based on Windows Presentation Foundation, which means that a lot of new flexibility (e.g. diagrams within the code editor) are possible. VS 2010 comes together with .NET 4 Beta 2. There’s also a new…

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IIS7: WCF Services – .SVC do not work

Recently I came across a problem with Windows Communication Foundation Services and IIS 7. What I did is, deploy a .SVC file to my IIS 7. The service worked during development on the local ASP.NET Dev Webserver, but after deploying it to the server, there was an error: HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error…

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CodeFest-Meals – Silverlight Webcast Series and Sample App

During the last weeks I’ve been working on a Silverlight sample application called “CodeFest-Meals”. The sample application was built for a webcast series we’re doing on www.codefest.at. One of the goals of the application was to have a nice-design. So Wolfgang Hofellner, who is also the artist of Schabus & Knor comics, designed a nice…

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LINQ-To-Everywhere – List of LINQ Providers

This weekend I’ve built a small application, which queries the “Simpsons” seasons guide data and updates the filenames/descriptions. To do this I needed to query a CSV file. While searching for a LINQ to CSV file implementation I’ve found an interesting list of LINQ Providers provider by MVP Charlie Calvert. LINQ to CSV LINQ to…

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Windows 7 – VHD Boot – Setup Guideline

Windows 7 has a really useful feature called “VHD Boot”. With that you can boot your entire Windows out of a Virtual Hard Disk file (as those used with Virtual PC or Virtual Server). This VHD file is mounted as a virtual disk, you can use it as a normal hard disk drive, but all…

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Slides and Demos from BigDays 2009 are online!

These days I’m travelling around austria with our biggest developer & IT Pro event Big>Days 2009! This year’s theme was "packen wir’s an" – translated "let’s get to work"! Accompanying the theme we built a multi-tier application with .NET 3.5 and Silverlight called "Rent-A-Worker"! You can download the sources at http://www.codeplex.com/BigDays09/! If you’re interested in…

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Enable Instant Answers – in a country outside of the US

IE 8 Searchbar – Instant Answers is really cool (see below).   There’s only one problem: It doesn’t work in Austria (as in many other countries). I suppose it only works in the US 🙂 To make it work, you need to change the regional settings to “English-US”. There are two ways to do it…

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Custom Search Providers for Internet Explorer

I’m sure all of you know the search box in Internet Explorer! You can search ANY searchable site there via pluggable search providers. Per default some of them are installed, but you can add your own! Here’s how to do it: Go to the page you want to search through. Search for “TEST”. Copy the…

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IE 8 Searchbar – Instant Answers

Now that I’m running Windows 7 I’m using the new IE 8 as well. Recently I found a cool new feature called “Instant Answers”. Just enter some queries into the search box and you’ll get the answer in the drop-down box below the search box. There are different possible queries: Calculations (2+2, …) Conversions (75…

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Upgrade TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition to Standard Edition

I’ve had a little playground TFS 2008 installation for a while for use with some “pet-projects”. I used TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition for this, as this is already part of MSDN subscription package. This edition works the same as the full one, but is limited to 5 users. Now that I needed more user accounts…

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