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2017 (1)

Battling to Join Insider Preview?

Today I tried to join one of my machines to the insider preview. Most people if they get issues would probably take it as a sign that putting the broken bits on their machine was a bad idea and the universe has saved them…I need my broken bits fix .

 

2016 (2)

Opening apps from the directory you in as Administrator

The other day I saw a post that Greg Duncan shared about opening CMD and PowerShell from the directory you in. How did I not know this? Open CMD/PS to the directory you're in, from File Explorer (no right-click needed) https://t.co/ynPFCGw9xm pic.t

 

Making a Cake Day

Today I decided to record a presentation I did recently. It will be posted soon but in the meantime here's something else . While I was busy recording my wife (Tiani) decided that her and the kids would make a cake. It was as usual one of the best ca

 

2015 (5)

Browsing localhost with the Microsoft Edge Browser

So if you using windows 10 and doing some web development you would probably have noticed that you can't browse localhost for some reason. And there is a couple of feedback items for it in the Windows Feedback app. I'm currently trying to use Micro

 

Cleaning up the Taskbar on Windows 10

The number 1 thing voted for under Taskbar currently is to hide the new Search bar and task view buttons To show that Microsoft is listening below is how you can hide these. Hide Task View button To hide the Task View button simple right click o

 

Fixing The process cannot access the file because it is...

I had some "Weird" things happening with IIS on one of my developer machines. After trouble shooting for a while I decided that was definitely not winning and removed all features from my pc that were even the slightest related to IIS, my pc required

 

Windows Insider Program: Changes to Terms of Use

This is just an FYI

 

Know it. Prove it. 28 days to rock your skills.

If you haven't heard yet Microsoft Virtual Academy are running "know it. Prove it". This is a great opportunity to learn something new or extend your current knowledge in one of the 8 topics available.    The Know it. Prove it. challenge

 

2014 (11)

Webinar - Performance Tuning .NET & SQL Code using ANTS...

Friend of Red Gate (and .NET MVP) Mitchel Sellers will be hosting it for us alongside Red Gate's APP product manager Ben Emmett. We're running it in conjunction with LinkedIn group LIDNUG (LinkedIn .NET User Group) who have over 52,000 members so we'

 

My Experience with Codealike

I have been using Codealike for a while now and thought I'd share my experience and things that I like about codealike with everyone. I did mention codealike on This Week on Ch9 when I hosted it last week with Greg Duncan. What is codealike? Codealik

 

Activating your Windows 10

So you shouldn't need to do this but in my case for some reason I needed to activate windows after performing and upgrade from Windows 8.1. In my case I tried activating Windows by clicking on Activate Online and that didn't work for me. I managed t

 

Changing the theme in Windows 10

In windows 10 when you go to Change the background and colors on Start it loads up the Color and Appearance window which does let you change the accent and background color for windows. So you stuck with that weird purple looking theme or I manage

 

SQL Prompt 6.4 Release

Recently SQL Prompt 6.4 was released. Below are some of my favorite features from this release . Execute current statement I used to highlight a bunch of text (a couple of statements) then press F5 to execute that statement. With this new release you

 

One year as ALM Ranger and First day as ALM MVP

So a year ago today I joined the ALM Rangers family and have recently been "promoted" into an active ALM Ranger and worked on projects like Upgrade Guide, Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide and Flight Plan. Today I received my email in

 

How to get your identity tokens

This post has been ported from http://gbeeming.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/how-to-get-your-identity-tokens/. I’ve always found that it’s slightly harder than it needs to be to get the keys for apps to authenticate against Twitter, Facebook, Google and M

 

Sys Internals Updater

During Channel 9 Live: Defrag Tools Live – Mark Russinovich, Mark Russinovich mentioned that one of the apps might not have been up to date on the machine he was showing really cool things on . So then I thought hey I never update my sys internals ap

 

Packt Publishing Celebrating 2000 Titles

Have you heard about the campaign that Packt Publishing is running at the moment? They are celebrating 2000 published titles, below are just 3 of the titles that you can get. For more info see http://bit.ly/1j26nPN. Team Foundation Server 2013 Custo

 

Creating a CheckPoint VPN Connection on Windows 8.1

So we use CheckPoint VPN, but the most frustrating part is that when a new version on windows is released the CheckPoint VPN client is incompatible with it and makes your computer weird when you do try use it. For a while now I (and others) have been

 

How to Enforce Check-In Policies

So one of the benefits of using Server side Plugins is that you can't override them. The problem with this is that the users don't know that the policy is in place until they check-in their code. Wouldn't it be nice if me as a user were told this is

 

2013 (1)

First post here

So this is my first post in my new blog which I should be using for quite a bit longer than I Currently have been using my previous blogs on WordPress. I am using a base that was started by Mads Kristensen on GitHub called MiniBlog. I am trying where

 
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