IE9 Site Pinning

Sunday, September 19, 2010

IE9 Site Pinning One of the new features that will come with IE9 is the pinned sites ability. In this post I’m going to explain what is site pinning and show an example for how to do this stuff. If you want to read about this new feature in Hebrew you can read my Newsgeek article. Site Pinning IE9 Beta was released last week with a lot of browser improvements and features. One of the new features it includes is site pinning. In this feature we can drag a tab from the browser and pin it...
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IE9 Beta is Out

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

IE9 Beta is Out Internet Explorer 9 beta was released a few minutes ago. If you want to try it out you can go to this link and download it.  IE9 is going to include a lot of changes in compare to the previous versions of IE. The main issues and changes that it includes are in performance (new Javascript engine called Chakra for example), in standards compatibility (CSS3, HTML5 ECMAScrpit 5 and more) and of course a new clean UI.  Here is a screen shot of the new IE9 beta which include very minimal and clean UI and...
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Web Platform Installer – Web Installation on Steroids

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Web Platform Installer – Web Installation on Steroids One of the most annoying things that I’m sometimes get stuck with is to install my machine with the latest components. Trying to grab all the installation packages for every application or library that I need can be a very painful thing and also consumes a lot of time. This is the reason that a tool like Web Platform Installer was very welcome to my arsenal of tools. In the post I’ll describe what is the Web Platform Installer and show a scenario of installation. Web Platform Installer As I wrote at...
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Consuming OData Feed using Microsoft PowerPivot

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Consuming OData Feed using Microsoft PowerPivot PowerPivot is a data analysis add-in for excel that brings to it computational power. It also helps “to create compelling self-service BI solutions, facilitates sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI solutions” (taken from the PowerPivot site). This post will help you to understand how to consume OData feed from PowerPivot in order to use the data the OData...

How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8

Sunday, May 9, 2010

How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8 During the last weeks I’m helping Microsoft customers to create custom installation packages to Internet Explorer 8. In this post I’ll explain how to add Silverlight installation to the generated installation package of IE8. Using IEAK8 In order to create custom installation packages for Internet Explorer 8 you first need to download the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 or IEAK8. You can download the tool from here. How to Add Custom Component? When running IEAK8 we can add custom components such as Silverlight installation to the generated installation package. How to do that?...
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