Microsoft Build 2018

Microsoft Build is an annual conference event which is aimed towards software engineers and web developers using Microsoft technologies.

Visual Studio Code Does NOT Come With Git Installation by Default

When we use Visual Studio 2015 or 2017, we see the Git feature is provided by default. At least, we do not need to install Git separately, Git can be installed with Visual Studio together. When new cross platform supported Visual Studio Code came, we thought it will come with Git together by default. But actually it is NOT. At least, in current newest version 1.19.3.

Microsoft is Too Smart to Name Their Products

Microsoft made lots of software, and even hardware devices. Also, Microsoft named lots of products which they released. If you are a developer, or if you used Microsoft products, you also know Microsoft keeps changing many product names and canceling many products, especially they cancelled when you just spent time to learn them. but what ever, you know a truth, Microsoft like to give names to their products, and, they always thought the names were great.

Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 P1 to Windows Server 2012 R2

We had a Windows Server 2008 R2 P1 system, to be upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 which we had it on an installing CD.1: Insert the CD:

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 very early but I forgot to record the process I did. But I had some screen shots so let me post them here.

No Internet Access After Upgrading to Windows 10

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Update Windows 10 Insider Preview to Windows 10 RTM

I had registered to Windows Insider Program and installed a Windows 10 Preview edition. In July 29, 2015 I thought I could update to Windows 10 RTM from existing Windows 10 preview version but actually I got failed at that day, so I ignored the updating until yesterday.

Windows 10 Briefing Event in 2015 Jan 21

Microsoft just finished their Windows 10 new status event in today.

Microsoft Stopped Windows 7 Mainstream Supporting

Yesterday, 2015 January 13, Microsoft stopped the mainstream supporting for Windows 7.

Can not install .NET Framework 2.0 on Windows 8 ?

When you have a program which needs .NET Framework 2.0, but your Windows system is Windows 8; or, you are a .NET developer, you have old projects were built based on .NET Framework 2.x and you can not convert these projects to newer .NET Framework editions on Windows 8. How can you do ?

Web Services on Devices – WSD

Compared with MODBUS protocol, if your device will be on Web, you might better consider use WSD protocol: Web Services on Devices.

Microsoft Official Dev Center Site

Here is the Dev Center site of Microsoft. You can find dev information about Desktop, Hardware, Web etc.

Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Our development needs different OS and platforms to test, so we set some virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a running Windows Server 2008 R2 system, for our development, it has not been used as a stable server, but just for development, so we often change this system due to our different development requests such as testing. Now we receive Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft, which is more closing the cloud service and platform for our company, so we want to upgrade the Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2, for any new software and existing software in our company.

A Scada System Desktop Client

This is a client of a Scada system. It is a WPF windows application (built in 2014).

Change Password Policy in Windows Server 2008

Sometimes, for example, in our development environment, we do not want our Windows Server use serious security policy such as password policy, because we want to set a simple password, and never expired, because it is for our development only, not for a real product line.

Update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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Microsoft Patterns and Practices Developer Center

We often see the words “Microsoft patterns & practices” on Microsoft development websites.

Windows 8.1 Released !

Microsoft released not only Visual Studio 2013 version today, they also released Windows 8.1.

How to Remote Access to Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server machine which we want to remote access to it.

Windows Phone 8 Announced

Microsoft pushes big news in this week, just after their Surface tablet, today they announced the new smart phone platform: Windows Phone 8.

Microsoft Big’s Event Today ?

There were lots of medias got an invite from Microsoft in the last week about an event in Los Angeles in June 18th, but seems nobody got detail information about this event, nobody knew what Microsoft will publish before today.

Microsoft Today’s WP Apps Will Run On Future Windows Phone And Silverlight Continue To Exist

Microsoft’s Larry Lieberman recently in his blog wrote: "Today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone. "

Create a Windows To Go USB Drive Without A Running Windows 8 PC

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Import SQL Server 2008 data table structure into Microsoft Visio 2010

Seems there is few help information on internet that how to import an existing SQL Server data table structure into Microsoft Visio 2010, or there are some information, but when you read them, you are always confused because most of them missed some important steps.

Run Visual Studio 2010 as Administrator Automatically in Windows 7

Most of time when we want to run Visual Studio 2010 as Administrator role, we can right click the Visual Studio short cut in start menu and choose “Run as administrator”;

Microsoft Windows 8 Team Blog

Not only Windows 7, Microsoft always won’t stop their steps, When the Windows 7 getting great market share, They are also developing the next edition of Windows: Windows 8.

Force Windows Forms Application to Run As Administrator on Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008, you should know the UAC (User Account Control), this is one of significant differences between Windows XP and the newer Windows System.

Microsoft Released Kinect for Windows SDK beta

2011 June 16, Microsoft Released Kinect for Windows SDK beta.

Sleep, Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep

When you click your Windows 7 “Start” button and click the triangle icon on the right side of "Shut down" button, you can see a list of menu items, which includes Sleep, Hibernate, Hybrid Sleep (recommended for desktop PC).

Show Desktop in Windows 7

There was a Show Desktop icon in Windows XP when you turn on the “quick launch” in taskbar. When you click Show Desktop icon, you can switch from desktop and your application quickly and conveniently.

ViewSonic LCD Monitor Drivers for Windows 7

If you have a ViewSonic Monitor, You might find you can not locate the drivers to download from ViewSonic Official site for Support.

Windows Program Compatibility Assistant

When we ran a Windows Form program and after we closed it, we got a message windows below:

Security Essentials Microsoft’s free anti virus software

There are lots of free anti virus software which you can find through search engine. Maybe you know some of them, but have you known Microsoft provides anti-software too ? Have you tried it ?

Localhost is very slow

When you write web application using PHP or ASP.NET on local PC, maybe you have installed local web server so that you can debug on local machine. However, if you are using Windows 7, you might see your localhost can not be opened in web browser, or, it is very slow to open.

Does my CPU support 64-bit or 32-bit ?

When you update your Windows Operating System from Windows XP or completely install a new Windows 7, you have to choose an option of 64-bit or 32-bit system, this depends on your CPU, if your CPU supports 64-bit, you can choose either Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit; if your CPU only supports 32-bit, then you can ONLY choose 32-bit other than 64-bit system.

Check Your Computer CPU, Motherboard, Graphics Devices…

Many years ago, When people was still using DOS, it was not convenient to know the computer information. so at that time there were many 3rd party tool to help people to check hardware information.

Compatibility Mode in Windows 7

There are lots of software which we are running still need Windows XP Operating System. So how can you do if you only have Windows 7?

First Windows Phone 7 Application

We have introduced the prepare process which we develop Windows Phone 7 Application "Install Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2010". Today we start to write the first Windows Phone 7 Application.

This task requires the application to have elevated permissions

In Windows 7 and Vista, when you run a software, you might need a permission.

Object reference not set to an instance of an object in resx resource file

We have a Windows Forms solution which includes multiple sub projects, and since long time, we used Visual Studio 2005, and then 2008, now we are using Visual Studio 2010 to develop this solution.

Disable Dell studio laptop touchpad on Windows 7 and install driver

We had a post about "Install Windows 7 on Dell Studio 1535 laptop and Dual Boot with Vista", after you followed the guide to install Windows 7 on your Dell Studio laptop, you can see all hardware drivers seems “no more error” because they are all on normal status in hardware device list.

Resource file .resx compile error in 64-bit Windows 7

We have a project which can be built on Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit, But when we moved it to a Windows 7 64-bit PC, We got the following compile error in Visual Studio 2010:

Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID

We have a C# application which built in Windows XP using Visual Studio 2010, when we install this application to a 64-bit Windows 7 PC, we got the following error message in a popup windows:

.Net 4 freeze when install on Windows 7 ?

If you install Visual Studio 2010, you might meet the trouble that it is freeze on installing .NET framework 4.0, no matter you want to install .NET 4.0 using standalone version later, you still can not install .NET 4.0 successfully.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

When you want to upgrade your current Windows OS such as Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7, a better idea is choosing a tool to check your current computer hardware and software to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. Microsoft “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor” is a kind of tool which you can choose.

Microsoft will release IE 9 on March 14

Microsoft today announced it would launch Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) on Monday, March 14.

Windows 7 Where is Quick Launch and show desktop ?

By default, Windows 7 hidden and disabled the “Quick Launch”, "Show Desktop" is just the one of quick launch.

Force Windows 7 to keep running without sleep and hibernation

We installed web services in a Windows 7 Professional PC, so we don't want this computer to go into sleep, and no hibernation which is the new option in Windows 7 and Vista. So the question is : How to force Windows 7 to keep running without sleep and hibernation.

Firewall can not turned on, ICS Service can not started, and internet disconnected - Rootkit tdl3 !!

IF you found your computer gets the the following problems, please beware of your computer most like is infected by a super virus !!

About Windows 7 Local Security Policy Editor

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