Friday, December 31, 2010

Windows Server Strategy in the Microsoft IT Datacenter


Windows Server Strategy in the Microsoft IT Datacenter


This video will discuss Microsoft IT's deployment of Windows Server 2008 R2, a release that builds on the Windows Server 2008 foundation. Windows Server 2008 R2 includes adaptable management and virtualization platforms, as well as technology improvement

Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers


Course 6419B: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the core skills required to configure, manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment.

Paul Thurrott on Windows Server 2008 R2


Connected Show #16: Paul Thurrott on Windows Server 2008 R2


In this episode, guest Paul Thurrott joins us to discuss Windows Server 2008 R2 and Virtualization. Also Peter and Dmitry discuss the news about Codeplex.org, a new open source software foundation created by Microsoft! The Connected Show is a podcast on

Animal Logos: A New Approach to Logo Design

The logo is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of any business. We recognize a business by its logo. So, it becomes important to make the logos interesting and unique. In order to achieve this objective, logo designers constantly try to come up with new ideas and innovations.

Using animal logos as the trademark of a business is one such approach in the world of logo designing. Earlier, animal logos appeared only in organizations related to animal welfare or companies manufacturing products for animals. But today, businesses use the unique qualities of the animals in their logos to reflect the vision or spirit of their organizations.

A few such companies which chose to use animal logos, and thus introduced a new trend in logo design are described below....

6 Excellent SEO Tips for Beginners

I’ve seen a lot of inaccurate information on search engine optimization on the web. Most of that inaccurate info comes from vague theory and not tested concept. However, there are some fundamentals to search engine optimization which will probably always remain true....

Monday, December 27, 2010

Top 12 Free Content Management Systems (CMS)

Building websites by hand with all html/css pages was fine a couple years ago, but these days there are a ton of awesome Content Management System options out there that make our jobs as developers and website publishers SO much easier!

So take a moment and look over the list below of the 12 best free cms options available. Some might seem really familiar (we love wordpress) and some others might be new to you. They all deserve your attention for a few minutes. Hell, even test drive a few of them and see if there’s any that might work for a new project!

What is a CMS?

A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.
Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of "behind the scenes" work such as:

             1.  Automatically generate navigation elements
             2.  Making content searchable and indexable
             3.  Keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings
             4.  And much, much more.

    Sunday, December 26, 2010

    Silverlight vs XNA for Windows Phone 7


    Silverlight vs XNA for Windows Phone 7


    Sean McKenna and Talon Ireland came down to discuss a few things they learned from building Unite in Silverlight on Windows Phone 7. They go over Pros/cons of silverlight vs. xna for building simple games. Dealing with the back button and tombstoning in games

    Why Microsoft Has the Best Cloud Computing Story


    Why Microsoft Has the Best Cloud Computing Story


    "Cloud" is a much-used IT industry term that means different things to different people. Does it mean Web-based applications, Web-hosted services, centralized server farms and data centers, or platforms for developing and running scalable applications? I

    Mark Russinovich: Windows Azure, Cloud Operating Systems and Platform as a Service


    Mark Russinovich: Windows Azure, Cloud Operating Systems and Platform as a Service


     Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow working on the Windows Azure team. His focus is on solving hard problems related to the Fabric Controller, which is in some sense the Windows Azure operating system kernel - it provides services and management infrastructure for the applications that run on Windows Azure. Before joining the Windows Azure team, Mark worked in the Windows kernel engineering group and, as you probably know, Mark is one of the founders of SysInternals and is the co-a...

    Learn HTML 5

    HTML is essentially how people communicate and acknowledge each other on the World Wide Web as it is the core markup language. The latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, HTML5, has recently been launched with new features and elements to boast about. Here is some information to help you learn HTML 5.

    HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML. Its goal is to reduce the need for proprietary RIA technologies, which include the likes of Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Sun JavaFX. Read More

    HTML5 vs Flash – How Does It Affect You?

    The manner in which most videos are currently played through browsers these days is through a Flash plugin. This works pretty well but Flash unfortunately requires a lot of computing power. A new web standard HTML5 is trying to change that.

    HTML5 has been designed with audio and video codecs which should take less processing power than an equivalent Flash player. Independent tests have shown that this is generally so although not entirely across the board. As with most new technologies, things are not always clearcut.  Read More

    Friday, December 24, 2010

    5 Photoshop photo-effects actions (free download)

    Today I've created for you 5 photoshop actions.
    An action is a Photoshop feature that allows to record every step you're doing while editing a photo for example.
    Having this action recorded you can then open a new image, press the "play" button for that action and all the recorded steps will be applied for this image.
    The actions I've made are:

     OLD-PHOTO













    RAIN















    SNOW















    WATER-PAINT
      UNDER-WATER
      











    To use the actions I've created you must:
    1. Download them from HERE.
    2. Open the picture you want to edit in a photoshop document.
    3. Open Window->Actions (ALT+F9).
    4. Use the "Load Actions..." option from the Actions window.


























    5. From that browse menu point to the location of the previous downloaded action list.
    6. Make sure the layer with your image is selected and then choose an action from the "tips4design" action list and press the play button.



























    NOTE:
    - I've used Photoshop CS5 for creating this actions, I hope you'll have no problem using these in other Photoshop versions.


    Ramp Up Develop Windows Mobile 6 Applications: Mobile Web Development Slide-cast


    Ramp Up Develop Windows Mobile 6 Applications: Mobile Web Development Slide-cast


    After a quick overview of mobile web development, we will discuss different options for developing mobile web apps, and different devices to support. We will also discuss advantages of these different technologies. From there, we’ll concentrate on web ba

    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: Programming Web Forms


    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: Programming Web Forms


    In this module, we’ll introduce the concept of Web Forms, and how you can use them to group controls as you build your web site.

    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: ASP.NET Syntax Overview VB.NET


    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: ASP.NET Syntax Overview VB.NET


    In this module, we will introduce Microsoft ASP.NET syntax, going step by step through the most common ASP.NET keywords and types you will need to get started building web pages.

    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: ASP.NET Syntax Overview C#


    Ramp Up Web Development with ASP.NET: ASP.NET Syntax Overview C#


    In this module, we will introduce Microsoft ASP.NET syntax, going step by step through the most common ASP.NET keywords and types you will need to get started building web pages. This is the C# code-cast video.

    Catamaran with Solar Panels

    The solar catamaran Turanor PlanetSolar is 102 ft (31 m) long, 29 ft (8.8 m) wide and 25 ft (7.6 m) high. The solar units cover an area of 540 square ft (50 sq m).








    Facebook Founder - Man of the Year by Time Mag

    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg - Man of the Year by the Magazine Time
    Publication of "New York Times" has chosen "Man of the Year." This year it was Mark Zuckerberg - the Founder of the popular worldwide social networking site Facebook. It was expected that the first place will get the founder of the site WikiLeaks Julian Assange - he won by a vote of readers of the journal, while Mark Zuckerberg in the voting took only a tenth place. However, the revised Time awarded the honorary title of Zuckerberg, formulating his choice this way: "to unite among themselves over half a billion people, a new system of sharing information and simply for the fact that he has changed our lives."













    LG Optimus 2X Dual-Core Smartphone

    LG Optimus 2X is the new smartphone come out with a 4-inch capacitive touch screen with WVGA resolution, then a camera to take pictures at 8 megapixels and even more to capture video in HD 1080p Ful! On all but one distinguishes two dual-core processor Nvidia Tegra system that governs the resting OSE Android Froyo ready to take to Gingerbread.

    LG Optimus 2X is nothing more than the rumored LG Star, the new smartphone that will be presented to the South Korean market through a sheet full of technical features excellent range. A fully topclass rules, gentlemen, with dual-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz that anticipates the trend of 2011.

    His name, Optimus LG 2X, indicating the immediate sphere of belonging to Google, with the operating system Froyo Android 2.2 will soon be updated to 2.3 Gingerbread. This model is also positioned in the high end with a screen size from 4 "WVGA.

    The data sheet is completed by the 8-megapixel camera with sound recording 1080p, 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calling, 1500mAh battery, memory expandable to 8GB of additional 32GB DLNA and HDMI on the side.



    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    Course 80297A: Microsoft SharePoint Technologies and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009


    Course 80297A: Microsoft SharePoint Technologies and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

    This two-day course is designed for students wishing to integrate Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies. This course covers Microsoft SharePoint component and how they relate to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. Students are presented with a case study and hands on activities showing how to integrate Microsoft SharePoint with Microsoft NAV 2009.

    Orleans: A Framework for Scalable Client+Cloud Computing


    Orleans: A Framework for Scalable Client+Cloud Computing


    Orleans is a Microsoft Research (MSR) project and managed (.NET) software framework for building client + cloud applications. As outlined in the recently released paper on the topic: Orleans defines an actor-like model of isolated grains that communicate through asynchronous messages and manage asynchronous computations with promises. The isolated state and constrained execution model of grains allows the Orleans runtime to persist, migrate, replicate, and reconcile grain state...

    Cloud Cover Episode 33 - Portal Enhancements and Remote Desktop


    Cloud Cover Episode 33 - Portal Enhancements and Remote Desktop


    Join Ryan and Steve each week as they cover the Microsoft cloud. You can follow and interact with the show at @cloudcovershowIn this episode, Steve and Ryan:   Walk through a number of the features and enhancements on the portal Discuss in depth how the Remote Desktop functionality works in Windows Azure Show you how to get Remote Desktop access without using the portal Explain the scenarios in which Remote Desktop excels Show Links:Windows Azure Platform Training Cou...

    Top URL Shorteners

    TinyURL.Com
    TinyURL has been in the game since the very beginning; it was probably the first service which kickstarted the whole URL shortening trend. It offers no extra features, just the basics – enter a long URL and get a TinyURL. You can also specify a custom URL

    Bit.Ly
    Bit.Ly is another popular URL shortening service. It offers much shorter URLs than TinyURL as well as custom URLs. It also offers URL tracking and statistics. You can track the number of clicks, referrers etc.

    Is.Gd
    Is.Gd is a good alternative to the above two services, but it has no frills, just basic URL shortening. It doesn’t offer custom URLs, tracking etc, but is shorter than both Bit.Ly and TinyURL.

    There are many more URL shortening services like Cli.gs, SnURL.com, zURL.ws etc, it doesn’t matter which you choose to use. I prefer to use Bit.Ly for the tracking features it provides. Plus, it is also the default Twitter URL shortener.

    Get Details Of Any IP Address

    Have you ever wanted to find out the Details of a particular IP Address? If so, this awesome blog will show you how to do it. There are many reasons why you may want to find out the details of any IP address; here are the best ways to do so.

    IP2Location.com 
    IP2Location gives you detailed information about an IP address. Just visit http://www.ip2location.com/demo.aspx and enter the IP address. You get details like country, region, city, latitude, longitude, zip code, time zone, ISP, net speed, IDD code etc. You can also choose to see that location on a map.

    To see the details of an IP address, just go to http://www.ip2location.com/0.0.0.0, where 0.0.0.0 = the IP address you want to search.

    GeoBytes IPLocator
    GeoBytes IPLocator also gives you all the details of any particular IP. Just go to http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm and enter the IP address to check. It shows details like country, region, city, coordinates etc as well as the location on Google Maps.

    IP-Details.com
    IP-Details.Com is another nice service which lets you access information like country, network, ISP, address, geographical co-ordinates etc of any legal IP address. Just key in the IP address in the search box and you get the details. It also shows the approximate location on a map. You can search for any IP directly by visiting http://www.ip-details.com/ip-search/0.0.0.0 where 0.0.0.0 is the IP address you want to search.

    Password Protect Directories using HTACCESS

    This tutorial will explain how to password protect your directories using .HTACCESS and .HTPASSWD
    You may want to protect your web directories from listing content publicly if they contain your private content. This is the easiest way to protect your directory using password authentication.

    First of all, create a new text file and rename it to .HTPASSWD and enter this text

    user:password

    Next, create another text file and rename it to .HTACCESS and enter this text

    AuthUserFile /home/user/domain/path/folder/.htpasswd
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName “Login Details”
    Require valid-user


    Upload both the .HTACCESS and .HTPASSWD files to the directory you want to password protect. Now if you try to access that directory, it will prompt you for a username and password.

    You can add more users to the .HTPASSWD file if you want to. If you want to use the same .HTPASSWD file for protecting another directory, you can just reference it again in your .HTACCESS.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    How to Monitor Your Website Server Uptime

    If you have a website or blog which you host on your own server/VPS/shared hosting accounts, here’s a small tip for you.

    Even the best servers go down sometimes and most shared hosting accounts have a lot of downtime, despite what they may claim.

    If your site goes down, you not only lose out on website traffic but also ad revenue. Now, you can’t manually keep checking your site all the time to check for downtime, so here are a few services you may use to monitor your site uptime/downtime/availability for free.

    Pingdom

    You can use Pingdom to monitor your site for free. In case there is any downtime, the site can alert you by email or SMS. You can set the service to check your site at specific intervals. It’s free for a single site but you will have to pay if you want to monitor multiple sites on a single account. It also offers uptime reports and multiple check locations.

    Host Tracker

    This website monitoring service allows you to monitor 2 websites for free but again, it has a 30 minute check interval. It also offers uptime reports and some detailed statistics.

    Site Uptime

    This is another good service for checking your site’s uptime/downtime. It’s free for a single site and offers site statistics, uptime reports but checks your site only once in 30 minutes for free accounts.

    How To Check if Your Website is Working Worldwide?

    Universal Ping Service – Just-Ping.com

    Often, when you set up a new website or when you change the host nameservers, the DNS records take about 24-48 hours to propagate across the world. This simple service can tell you if your website address is accessible worldwide or not. It pings your website from many different countries and reports back with the ping results.

    Check it out at http://just-ping.com

    Just enter your site URL and click Ping! . You can also ping IP addresses if you want.

    Use Mobile Phone As Webcam

    This tutorial will show you How to use your mobile as a Webcam.

    Many of us don’t have Webcams and might want to use your mobile as a Webcam to save on some cash and also to put your mobile camera to better use.

    You will need to install your Bluetooth stack / drivers – Microsoft, Bluesoliel, Widcomm etc if you plan to use Bluetooth to connect your phone and PC. You will also need to install Nokia PC Suite in case you are using a Nokia phone.

    There are two applications to use your mobile as a Webcam:

    1. Mobiola Webcam
    Download Mobiola Webcam 

    Mobiola Webcam is the most popular Webcam software for mobiles, it is compatible with many phones – Symbian S60, S60 V3, UIQ, Windows Mobile, Blackberry etc. In case it isn’t compatible with your phone, but your phone supports J2ME, you can use the Mobiola Webcam Lite version. It runs on almost all J2ME phones. In case, you have some prehistoric phone with no J2ME support, then it’s time to dump it and get a new phone.  :D


    Just download Mobiola Webcam / Webcam Lite from the above links after selecting your platform. Install the Mobiola Web cam setup on your PC and transfer the mobile sis / jar file to your mobile and install it. Be sure to give it all the access permissions it requires during installation.

    Just start the Mobiola application on your mobile and PC. From your mobile, select Options > Connect and select the connection method – Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi. We would recommend connecting via data cable as it is faster. After you are connected, you can use the mobile camera as your Webcam. Just start your favourite application and in the Video / Webcam options, select the Mobiola Webcam / Your Phone. You can adjust the video quality, contrast and brightness from Options > Settings.

    2. WWIGO (Webcam Wherever I Go) 
    Download WWIGO 
    Alternate Download Link – WWIGO 

    WWIGO is also a nice little application that allows you to use your mobile camera as a Webcam. It supports connections via Bluetooth only though. Just download the application from the above link and install it. After installation, navigate to your Program Files directory and get the WWIGO mobile application from there. Transfer it to your mobile and install it.


    Now start both the PC and mobile WWIGO applications. Now select an GPRS access point in your mobile, and select Options > Connect. Select your PC as the Bluetooth device and let the PC and mobile WWIGO applications connect.

    After the connection is done, you can use your mobile camera to record videos as a Webcam. To use it as a Webcam, open the Webcam / video settings of your application and select WWIGO as the Webcam. You can adjust the video resolution and zoom levels from Options > Settings

    That’s it, You are done. Happy Chatting.

    Note: Yea, I know there are loads of similar tutorials everywhere. But as I was running out of ideas to write on, I thought this would be fine. :)

    Intel Core i3 vs Core i5 vs Core i7 – The Difference

    Intel Core i3 vs Core i5 vs Core i7 Comparison- The Difference

    This post explains the difference between the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and the Core i7 processors.

    Intel Core i3

    Codenamed: Clarkdale (Westmere)
    Fabrication: 32 nm
    Instruction set: X86, X86-64, MMX, SSE 4.2
    Socket: LGA 1156
    Bus: Direct Media Interface
    RAM: DDR3
    Chipset Support: P55, H55, H57, Q57

    Intel Core i5

    Codenamed: Lynnfield (Nehalem), Clarkdale (Westmere)
    Fabrication: 45 nm, 32 nm
    Instruction set: X86, X86-64, MMX, SSE 4.2
    Socket: LGA 1156
    Bus: Direct Media Interface
    RAM: DDR3
    Chipset Support: P55, H55, H57, Q57

    Intel Core i7

    Codenamed: Bloomfield (Nehalem)
    Fabrication: 45 nm
    Instruction set: X86, X86-64, MMX, SSE 4.2
    Socket: LGA 1366
    Bus: Quick Path Interconnect
    RAM: DDR3
    Chipset Support: X58


    Intel has classified the Core processor range into Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. Both the cost and the performance goes on increasing as you move from Core i3 to Core i7.

    Intel Core i3

    The Core i3 processors are dual core processors based on the Clarkdale (Westmere) architecture. They have a 32 nm fabrication and work with LGA 1156 socket motherboards. Direct Media Interface (DMI) replaces FSB in the Core i3 processors, unlike the faster Quick Path Interconnect in the Core i7 processors. They have clock speeds ranging from 2.93 to 3.06 GHz. They have 2×256 KB L2 cache and 4 MB L3 cache. They are compatible with these chipsets – P55, H55, H57, Q57. They don’t support Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking) unlike the Core i5 and Core i7. They also have an Integrated graphics processor. They also have Hyperthreading support.

    Intel Core i5

    There are two types in Core i5 – Dual core and Quad Core. The dualcore Intel Core i5 processors are similar to the Core i3s while the quadcore Core i5s are much closer to the Core i7 in terms of features.

    DualCore Core i5 Processors – They are based on the Clarkdale (Westmere) architecture like the Core i3. They also have a 32 nm fabrication and work with LGA 1156 socket motherboards. Direct Media Interface (DMI) replaces FSB in the Core i5 dualcore processors. They have clock speeds ranging from 3.2 to 3.6 GHz. They have 2×256 KB L2 cache and 4 MB L3 cache. They are compatible with these chipsets – P55, H55, H57, Q57. They support Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking). They also have an Integrated graphics processor and also include Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking). They also have Hyperthreading support.

    QuadCore Core i5 Processors – They are based on the Lynnfield (Nehalem) architecture similar to the Core i7. They have a 45 nm fabrication and work with LGA 1156 socket motherboards. Direct Media Interface (DMI) replaces FSB in the Core i5 quadcore processors. There are 2 processors with clock speeds of 2.4 and 2.66 GHz. They have 4×256 KB L2 cache and 8 MB L3 cache. They are compatible with these chipsets – P55, H55, H57, Q57. They do support Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking). However they don’t support Hyperthreading and don’t have a Integrated Graphics Processor.

    Intel Core i7

    They are the most powerful of the lot. They are based on the Bloomfield (Nehalem) architecture. They have a 45 nm fabrication and work with LGA 1366 socket motherboards. They have Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) which is faster than both DMI in Core i3/i5 and FSB. They are native quad cores which offer the best performance. They have 4×256 KB L2 cache and 8 MB L3 cache. They are compatible with the X58 chipset. They support Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking) and Hyperthreading (8 virtual cores). However they don’t have an Integrated Graphics Processor.

    All the three – Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 comes with Smart Cache (cache sharing between two cores) and support hardware virtualization.

    Intel – Difference between Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 

    .NET Framework Fundamentals

    Understanding the .NET Framework

    .NET framework is a Windows Component that supports the building and running of windows applications and XML Web services. The purpose of the component is to provide the user with a consistent object oriented programming environment whether the code is stored locally or remotely.

    It aims to minimize software deployment and versioning conflicts and also promote safe execution of code including codes executed by trusted third parties. It is directed towards eliminating performance problems of scripted or interpreted environments. The effort is to make developer experience consistent across a variety of applications and platforms and create communication standards that help .NET framework applications integrate with all other web based applications.

    The .NET framework has two major components-- The Common Runtime (CLR) and the Class Library

    The CLR is the foundation upon which the .NET Framework has been built. The runtime manages code at execution time and provides all the core services such as memory management, thread management and remoting. It also enforces strict type safety and ensures code accuracy in order to provide security and robustness to the applications. This capability to manage code at runtime is the distinguishing feature of the CLR. All code that is managed by the CLR is known as managed code while other codes are known as unmanaged code. Read More

    Mark Russinovich: Windows Azure, Cloud Operating Systems and Platform as a Service


    Mark Russinovich: Windows Azure, Cloud Operating Systems and Platform as a Service


     Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow working on the Windows Azure team. His focus is on solving hard problems related to the Fabric Controller, which is in some sense the Windows Azure operating system kernel - it provides services and management infrastructure for the applications that run on Windows Azure. Before joining the Windows Azure team, Mark worked in the Windows kernel engineering group and, as you probably know, Mark is one of the founders of SysInternals and is the co-a...

    Orleans: A Framework for Scalable Client+Cloud Computing


    Orleans: A Framework for Scalable Client+Cloud Computing



    Orleans is a Microsoft Research (MSR) project and managed (.NET) software framework for building client + cloud applications. As outlined in the recently released paper on the topic: Orleans defines an actor-like model of isolated grains that communicate through asynchronous messages and manage asynchronous computations with promises. The isolated state and constrained execution model of grains allows the Orleans runtime to persist, migrate, replicate, and reconcile grain state...

    Cloud Cover Episode 33 - Portal Enhancements and Remote Desktop


    Cloud Cover Episode 33 - Portal Enhancements and Remote Desktop


    Join Ryan and Steve each week as they cover the Microsoft cloud. You can follow and interact with the show at @cloudcovershowIn this episode, Steve and Ryan:   Walk through a number of the features and enhancements on the portal Discuss in depth how the Remote Desktop functionality works in Windows Azure Show you how to get Remote Desktop access without using the portal Explain the scenarios in which Remote Desktop excels Show Links:Windows Azure Platform Training Cou...

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    A Beginner’s Guide to Building the Foundation for a Cloud Computing Infrastructure


    A Beginner’s Guide to Building the Foundation for a Cloud Computing Infrastructure


    Get an overview of the Microsoft strategy for cloud computing infrastructure and learn how it can help customers lower costs while improving agility within their data centers. Find out how the latest technologies, tools, and resources make it possible fo

    Why Kelly Blue Book migrated to Cloud Computing


    Why Did I?\" Series: Why Kelly Blue Book migrated to Cloud Computing


    Meet the Director of Enterprise Architecture for Kelley Blue Book, Andy Lapin, as he describes how and why KBB.com migrated to Cloud Computing.  Burst capacity and unexpected peaks in traffic led Kelley Blue Book to the new pay-as-you-go Cloud model, lev

    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Motivational Wallpaper with Motivational Quotes

    How To Edit Any Website Using Javascript

    I stumbled upon this cool piece of Javascript today. Using this, you can visually edit (WYSIWYG) any website online using just your browser. Of course, the changes won’t be saved and this trick is pretty useless, but it may come handy to impress your n00b friends.
    Just navigate to any site you want to visit, copy this line of JS code into the address bar and press Enter.

    javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0

    The whole site turns editable and you can screw it up as you want. You can use it to test the look of your website and edit it fast without any softwares and without having to tinker with the source. A few n00bs I showed it to even thought I hacked the site. Whoa!

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Connected Show #15: Jon Skeet on C# 4.0


    Connected Show #15: Jon Skeet on C# 4.0


    In this episode, guest Jon Skeet joins Peter to discuss Microsoft Visual C# 4 in depth. Jon takes us deep into the guts of C# 4, including how the new dynamic features work. Guest host Glen Gordon joins Peter to discuss the Windows 7 API Code Pack, LINQ

    Connected Show #20: Whose Exception is it?


    Connected Show #20: Whose Exception is it?


    In this episode guest Milan Negovan talks about health monitoring in Microsoft ASP.NET and what to do when things go wrong! (Starts at 24:47). Also Peter and Dmitry talk about Eclipse support for Windows 7, the Azure Content Deliver Network and other new

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    AJAX accessibility for websites

    AJAX or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is an innovative way of using existing technologies to create highly interactive web applications. AJAX allows portions of the page to be updated without having to refresh and reload the entire page. It can increase site performance significantly and provide cutting edge user interfaces. Unfortunately it can also be a source of concern for delivering fully accessible web sites. Read More

    10 useful tools to develop, monitor, evaluate or debug web pages

    When it comes to developing websites and pages we could all use a little help now and then when it comes down to the real detail. Fortunately there's a wide variety of tools on offer to developers that can be of use when it comes to developing, monitoring, evaluating and debugging web pages. Here are 10 which I've found useful over the years. Read More

    Facebook sales likely to hit $2 billion in 2010: report

    Facebook Inc is likely to generate 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, more than previously expected for the popular social networking site, Bloomberg reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.
    Read More

    Nokia sues Apple over patents in iPhone, iPad

    Nokia Corp. says it is suing Apple Inc. in Britain, Germany and Netherlands over alleged infringements of its patents in iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Read More

    How to Check What Version of Microsoft .NET Framework is Installed in Computer

    A better way would be to use this free and portable ASoft .NET Version Detector. It is a lightweight tool that gives information on the different versions of Microsoft .NET that are installed on a machine. If a certain version isn’t on the machine, you can simply follow the link that .NET Version Detector suggests, so it is easier for the novice user to find the runtimes.


    Also detailed information is given on where the .NET Frameworks are installed with links to the directories. The details can easily be copied by a user, to paste in a mail. The .NET Version Detector is a handy tool for vendors of .NET applications also. Knowing which versions a user has installed and where they are located on the hard drive.
    .NET Version Detector 2007 supports detecting all versions (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5) of .NET Framework can also be run in all versions of Windows (95/98/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista).
    Download .NET Version Detector 2007