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In the previous post you saw how you can create a drive partition in your lap top running windows 7 Home Premium. If you have follow this link. In this post you will review installing the evaluation edition of Windows 8 RTM Go to this link for downloading both x32 and x64 bit versions. Complete the online form on this link that gets displayed here. You need to register and all that. There is no need for a PRODUCT KEY for this software. After downloading the file shows up in your CD burner software as shown here: After inserting a blank disc (I used a 4.7GB RWR) in your CD drive, click OK. Now you have the disc with the files shown here: Now double click the setup file  in the above. The Windows 8 installation activities start. First there is a lot of time taken up in copying temporary files. This is then followed by installation. You need to be connected to the internet as ... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

C# Exception Handling Best Practices | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Monitoring

C# Exception Handling Best Practices By Matt Watson Welcome to Stackify's guide to C# exception handling. In this article we cover the following topics: Basics about C# Exceptions, including examples Common .NET Exceptions How to Create Your Own Custom C# Exception Types How to Find Hidden .NET Exceptions C# Exception Logging Best Practices What Is an Exception? Exceptions are a type of error that occurs during the execution of an application. Errors are typically problems that are not expected. Whereas, exceptions are expected to happen within application code for various reasons. Applications use exception handling logic to explicitly handle the exceptions when they happen.  Exceptions can occur for a wide variety of reasons. From the infamous NullReferenceException to a database query timeout. The Anatomy of C# Exceptions Exceptions allow an application to transfer... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

Writing 'Hello World' Program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What Do You Need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend, Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game studio along with all the documentation required for writing your next great app. Note that if Visual Studio 2010 Professional or above is already installed on the PC then only an Add-in for Windows Phone development is installed rather than complete installation of Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition. To familiarize with the development environment its better to first develop a sim... (more)

When Microsoft Office PowerPoint Meets Blu-ray Disc

Can you imagine that you could convert and burn PowerPoint documents to Blu-ray Discs and play them on TV set via appropriate player? To fulfill this dream, you cannot do without some reliable tools, such as a PPT2Blu-ray Disc Burner. The 2011 International CES, the largest consumer tech expo in the world, had been held from January 6 to January 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Many kinds of tablets were introduced in 2011’s show, including the Motorola Xoom tablet, which will run Android 3. What’ more, many 4G phones were unveiled at the show, including the LG Revolution, Samsung Infuse, HTC Thunderbolt, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Motorola CLIQ 2, Motorola Droid Bionic, and Motorola Atrix 4G. In the history of CES, there are lots of unconventional products that are notable, each in their own way, and could change the way we learn, create, eat, work, and exercise... (more)

Office 365 - Installing and Configuring ADFS 2.0 for Single Sign-on

I've been talking with IT Pros in my community about integrating ADFS 2.0 with Office 365 to establish single sign-on capabilities.  Because the process involves a number of tasks and steps, I wanted to share three resources that I've personally found helpful in planning, installing and configuring ADFS for use with Office 365 ... Learn: Plan and deploy ADFS 2.0 with Office 365 This guidance provides a detailed step-by-step planning and deployment checklist that walks through the considerations and implementation of ADFS.  I recommend reading this guide end-to-end before trying any of the steps so that you have a complete understanding of the entire process and the overall steps involved.   Important! After installing ADFS 2.0, be sure to apply the Update Rollup 2 hotfix as it provides important stability fixes. See: Virtual Lab: Installing and Configuring Active Direc... (more)

Microsoft's "Internet of Things" Accelerator Winners

Let me think lemme think. Do I date myself unnecessarily by making a "Gaslight" reference? You know, the 1944 film with Ingrid Bergman and several other great actors in which the remote, seeming random dimming of a house's gaslights were part of a plot to convince Ingrid's character she was insane? This classic-which by the way was released well before I was even born-comes to mind when reading about Plum, which "lets users control lights and electronics from...anywhere in the world." This company is one of 10 IoT startups just selected by a "thematic accelerator focused on home automation, launched by Microsoft Ventures in partnership with American Family Insurance. Microsoft executive Steven Guggenheimer says he and his team met with more than 400 companies over the past two months, selecting winners who will be hosted by Microsoft's campus starting in the fall. G... (more)

The Importance of Abstraction in Cloud Computing

Windows Azure at Cloud Expo My colleague, Peter Palmieri, just penned a blog post about Microsoft’s recent announcement that the Azure platform will offer extensive and familiar relational database features via SQL Data Services (SDS). In his post, Leveraging Skills, Peter discusses the fact that .NET developers will be able to leverage their existing SQL Server database skills when developing against the Azure platform. In doing so, he has touched upon what I think is Microsoft’s most strategic advantage in the realm of cloud computing. Microsoft has a ready-made ecosystem and developer community from which to draw its consumer innovators and early adopters. And I believe it plans on leveraging that advantage to vanquish the competition. The sheer breadth and depth of these cloud consumer first-movers may prove to be game-changing. From my perspective, abstractio... (more)

Visual Studio IDE Productivity Tools

DevExpress.com is proud to announce the newest version of CodeRush - voted the Best Visual Studio Add-In by Readers of ASP.NET Pro Magazine for 3 straight years. CodeRush for Visual Studio® .NET helps you create sophisticated code blocks in seconds and extend code templates instantly. CodeRush completes identifiers as you type and expand or contract selections logically. With CodeRush, you will be able to instantly place selected code inside Try/Catch blocks, Regions and your own custom wrappers with ease. You can even reverse the logic of selected code and revisit important points within your code instantly (and effortlessly swap between locations). If you've not yet experienced the power and flexibility of CodeRush, visit the DevExpress Channel for tutorials that demonstrate how you can become more effective and efficient within the Visual Studio .NET IDE instantl... (more)