T5M : A cool Silverlight 1.0 site

www.t5m.com I’ve been working on this site for the past 3 months and it went into beta last night.  Watch this space for more details!!

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Check-in fails due to locked file when no files are locked on TFS

We’ve seen this issue a couple of times with the project I’m on currently.  When I saw it the cause seemed to be that I’d added a folder and then moved or renamed it before checking in, although I don’t know if this is true in all cases. If you see this issue then luckily…

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Step in a little deeper

Yesterday Microsoft announced that it is releasing the source code for .NET Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License.  More importantly (to developers anyway) is that a new feature of Visual Studio 2008 will allow debugging not only into your own code but also to step into .NET Framework source code! The release will include…

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Back at Cowes

So it’s the end of Skandia Cowes Week 2007, and the fact that I’m only blogging now means it’s been busier than I expected.  I’ve only done some minor changes this year, fixed bugs, completely re-skinned the UI and replaced the data layer with Linq-to-SQL, oh, and attempted to introduce a computerised reporting system. Adding Linq…

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Living with a Tablet

I’ve had RSI for the better part of 3 years and have been trying to find a way of reducing the strain on my wrist. Doing this would both reduce the pain I am in daily and increase my productivity. I’ve always wondered whether a Tablet PC would aid in this goal. Whilst I was…

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Windows/SQL/VS 2OO8 Ship dates announced

Somasegar has just posted about the launch of the next generation of Microsoft server technologies. [Microsoft] will be jointly launching Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles on February 27, 2008. [W]e are still aiming to release Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 by the end of this year…with the release…

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Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation.

I spent the weekend struggling with that error.  It occurs on the final page of the Windows Vista install wizard; where you select the disk partition to install Windows on.  If you too have struggling with this issue then you’ll probably have also come across KB927520, entitled “You cannot select or format a hard disk partition…

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Acropolis

Today a new technology framework was announced, codename ‘Acropolis’.  It’s a UI framework for WPF and is part of the “.NET Client Futures” wave of releases and is similar in concept to CAB and SCSF. Some of the benefits you can reap from Acropolis will include the ability to Quickly create WPF enabled user experiences…

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WPF Keynote Anthem

Take a look at this video.  It’s a collection of all of Tim Sneath’s portfolio of great WPF applications as a video anthem.  You’ll need the latest Silverlight install.  Check out the 4th application.  That’s me that is 😉

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Q AND A

Here’s some key sentences that I think sum up the QandA session. Michael Arrington asks : What about the Internet as the new OS? How does it affect your thinking Ray Ozzie : The Internet changed everything, it is a network of networks which were previously viewed as either an A or B choice. Every web site…

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