I downloaded and installed Visual Studio 11 (2012) RC today but I am getting an error every time I try to add a MVC controller to a project.
Google is rolling out a HUGE new feature in the next few days. They call it the “Knowledge Graph” and it is supposed to be a much smarter system for gathering the search results that you want. This will set SEO experts scrambling to see how to best optimize sites and content!
There is an interesting article on Code Project about using WCF Basic Authentication with SQL Membership Provider. Obviously, there are much more sophisticated ways of securing WCF services but it is an interesting how-to for getting basic security for WCF up and running.
I have installed the client on Windows 7 and on Mac OS X Lion. Haven't had any issues yet but I will post updates with how it works. If everything goes well, it will replace my Dropbox for sure!
So I broke down and installed Windows 8 Preview on a machine... Not the experience I was expecting. I hope that this is nothing like the final version because Windows 8 Preview looks horrible and it is even harder to navigate.
Anyways, I decided to see if I could put Visual Studio 11 on it. I know, beta on beta, but that's how I roll. This won't be a really long post about it because it won't even install on it. I tried several different methods but no luck.
Since I was less than impressed with the Windows 8 UI, I opted to wipe the machine and put Windows 7 on it. Haven't had any problems with Windows 7 and Visual Studio 11 Beta together!
Post comments if you have had a better experience and how you worked around any issues!
Be careful when installing the latest updates that just came out from Microsoft yesterday. I have only tried them on one machine but after installing the latest updates from Windows Update, my machine rebooted and Windows 7 will no longer start.
With Vista, if you replaced hardware on your machine or put your hard drive in a new computer, Windows would prompt you to activate online. You were typically given 5 or so activations before your key would no longer work.
The first few times I installed Windows 7, I noticed that it created a hidden 200MB active partition on my primary hard drive. The purpose of this partition is to store the boot files and the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) for repairing your computer if necessary. Once it is created, it is very difficult to remove and you risk your computer not booting.
I installed Windows 7 on machine that was a couple of years old. When it booted up, the max display resolution was 640x480 because of the old vga video driver that shipped with Windows 7. I tried to find an updated driver from several places but ended up being saved by DriverMax.
If you do not follow these instructions when installing the Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7, you will probably end up in an endless blue screen / reboot cycle!
Yes. It is true, Lutz Roeder has decided to end development of .NET Reflector… This free tool has been the greatest addition to .NET development since, well, forever. Development will be passed on to Red Gate Software and it is unclear whether it will eventually move to a retail product. So sad.
I have tried out several of the services out there that allow you to track your statistics and analyze visitors and hits on your site. Some are free and some of them have a small fee. One of the ones that I have been the most impressed with has been Clicky. This service gives you a nice dashboard that lists all kinds of information about your site in a very easy-to-read format.
Since Enum names in .NET do not support certain characters like spaces, often developers will use the DescriptionAttribute to add detailed text to an Enum.
Microsoft has released a technical preview of their new version of Windows Live Writer. It has a bunch of new features that you need to check out. WLW is already the best blog posting software out there (and it’s free!).
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