October 2009 - Posts

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Our Windows 7 Launch Party’s Over by Ken Cox [MVP]

The Windows 7 launch celebration went well at our place. I installed the “Windows 7 Signature Edition” on an older (Win 95 era) Dell machine and discovered that the new OS ran quite well. Even more surprising, Dell’s audio and video drivers for Windows...
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VS 2010 Product Release Date? March 22, 2010 by Ken Cox [MVP]

I don't recall Microsoft announcing a Visual Studio release date this far in advance. The official launch is March 22, 2010 . In the past there have been two product release dates for Visual Studio. The first was soon after release to manufacturing (RTM...
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Animation on MSDN Web Pages? No Thanks by Ken Cox [MVP]

I may be fighting a losing battle against the Silverlight/Flash animation gurus. The Visual Basic Developer site on MSDN is showing off a preview of its proposed redesign . One of the “features” is a flashing, fading, distracting, and very annoying animation...
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Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition w/ Party Pack by Ken Cox [MVP]

Gosh, it didn’t take long for eBay to come alive with offers to sell the Not For Resale (NFR) versions of Windows 7 ! I suspect most of these “Signature Edition” versions are coming out of the Party Pack that just arrived today. The asking prices seem...
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Fixing the ‘Telerik.WebControls.GridInsertionObject does not contain a property’ Error by Ken Cox [MVP]

I really like working with the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX controls. However, I keep forgetting about a problem in the RadGrid that occurs when trying to add a new record using EntityDataSource. If there aren’t any records yet, and you click Add Record, you...
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Congratulations Microsoft MVP!‏ by Ken Cox [MVP]

I received a very nice email message this morning… “Congratulations, you are one of only a few thousand people around the world who have been recognized with a Microsoft MVP Award.” I’m proud of this award, and even though I’ve received it every year...
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