The Vista ScreenSaver Mystery Is Over

31 בדצמבר 2006

Since I've installed Vista on both of my laptop & desktop I just couldn't figure out what happened to the screen saver, It seems that it just refused to start up although I was able to preview. This issue was driving me insane as I couldn't spot what was causing the screen saver not to start, after deep investigation it turned out that the problem is due to a defected driver of the Microsoft Wireless Receiver which is part of both of my wireless mices (Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 - Notebook & Desktop editions) If you unplug the receiver the...
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Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 on Vista

23 בדצמבר 2006

If you download Abode Acrobat Reader 8 and try to install it on your Vista machine it could be that you'll encounter the following message: If you do... following is the work around that i've found to the problem: 1. Start the installation as usual, do no dismiss the error message box. 2. Open erplorer and copy the "Adobe Reader 8" directory from the following path to your root dir"C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Netopsystems\temp\" 3. run the setup.exe from the "Adobe Reader 8" directory on your root dir.
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Enterprise Library 3.0 Dec CTP on Code Plex !

Enterprise Library 3.0 Dev CTP is available on Code Plex since yesterday :-) This CTP Highlights are : Partial Trust SupportStrong-Named Binary AssembliesValidation Application Block ( check tom's blog )SQL Server Compact Edition supportDatabase.UpdateDatabase now support updateBatchSize parameterVisual Studio-Integrated Configuration Editor.AppSettings support.Encryption support.Application Block Software Factory   Creating a New Application Block (Solution Template)   Creating a New Provider Library (Solution Template)   Creating a New Typed or Untyped Provider for Enterprise Library Application Blocks   Creating a New Typed or Untyped Provider (generic)   Converting an Untyped Provider to a Typed Provider   Creating a New Provider Factory and Base class   Creating a New Design-time...

Microsoft Code Zone Missing Proper Exception Handling Policy

16 בדצמבר 2006

On my Enterprise Library 2.0 course which was a part of the MVPs Week that took place last week I've talked about the Exception Handling Application Block which is part of the Enterprise Library and why its so important to handle exceptions the right way... One of most common failure of system regarding application security is the way application developers handle exceptions in the code, If you do not take care of unexpected exception you might expose some information on your system that you might have wanted to conceal. For example... take a look at the Microsoft Code Zone... seems like someone...
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Microsoft's MVPs Week

7 בדצמבר 2006

The Microsoft's MVPs Week classes are getting filled with pepole... Only few seats left ! If you havent already registered hurry up as we are starting the courses on Sunday 9:00 ! Register HERE Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Week
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

For anyone who started distributing Office 2007 documents and ran into the problem of enabling non Office 2007 users to open his documents this compatibility pack is a must. Using the Office Compatibility Pack users of Office XP and 2003 can Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. So from now on... when you send an Office 2007 document to someone... add a link to this pack just to be sure that the document can be opened :-) Download from here
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