Free download: Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools

If you are the .NET Developer using Visual Studio 2010 you’ll love the Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools! Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools A set of extensions to Visual Studio Professional (and above) which improves developer productivity. Document Well 2010 Plus (More Info) One of the key pieces of feedback that we have…

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.NET FX 4 is now available in 10 additional languages

After successfully getting all VS languages out the door, we released 10 additional languages for .NET Framework 4 (and 7 of those additional languages for VS 2010 Tools for the Office System 4.0 Runtime) the other day. .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer) ARA http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=ar DAN http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=da NLD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=nl FIN http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=fi ELL http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=el HEB http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=he HUN…

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How to insert binary data (like images/documents) into a SQL Server database with SQL Server Management Studio?

If you quickly want to insert some binary data (like images, word documents, pdfs) into a database writing a front-end application for this talk might be a bit of an overkill… Fortunately, this is a pretty straight-forward talk in SQL Server Management Studio The following example updates the Categories table of the good ol’ Northwind…

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How to extract string resources from .NET assemblies?

It’s the fun time of the product cycle where we are – with the exception of a couple of DCRs* – feature complete and preparing to hand over our strings to the Loc team. To make sure that the strings don’t contain literal or grammatical errors the PMs review them together with our technical writers…

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WCF RIA Services v1.0 released to web

Yes, we are done with v1.0 !! An hour ago we released WCF RIA Services V1 to the web. Both the WCF RIA Services Toolkit and WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 are live on the Microsoft Download site The official product information is available on http://silverlight.net/riaservices as well as…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 available in Japanese, German and French

Being a German working for Microsoft in the US I am extremely excited to announce that the Japanese, German, and French versions of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 are now available for MSDN subscribers!!  It’s been a long journey, and it is truly rewarding to know that many of our international customers will…

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How to enable remote connections in SQL Server 2008?

You experience the following error message: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open…

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How to use String.Format in PowerShell?

Hah! (We’re back 😉 ) It’s as easy as that: PS > [string] :: Format( "Hello {0} {1} :-)", "Daniel", "Walzenbach") Hello Daniel Walzenbach Needless to say that other formatting – like Currency formatting – works as well PS > [string] :: Format( "{0:C}", 1234567890) $1,234,567,890.00 Check out Formatting Types on the .NET Framework Developer’s…

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EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Upgrade 2.0.4

Canon ran into some audio-issues with their latest firmware update but were super quick to fix this issue There was a phenomenon in which the manual recording settings made in C1/C2/C3 were changed and sound could not be recorded if manual sound recording was used in the C1/C2/C3 settings and the camera was subsequently turned…

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EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.3 available

Get the update from http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html Excerpt from the change-log Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the EOS 5D Mark II camera. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates. NTSC: 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps) 1920×1080 :…

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