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Mike H. - Another Geek In Need... WebLog Windows Vista General Postings for Vista beta testing and application configuration under Vista.
Adding a network printer to a Vista workstation / desktop / notebook - The specified print monitor is unknown.
As a developer, one of the first things I did to my notebook (running Vista) is disable the UAC - I can't stand it - it keeps me from installing things like Virtual Server (which is not supported on Vista - but works perfectly fine), and is basically something I'm not worried about. Until I want to add a printer that is a network resource on my LAN. I get the error that the printer cannot be added - "The specified print monitor is unknown." Very informative - I know. Well, believe it or not - this ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 1:46 PM

Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 - A New Experience
As a developer, I have really only 1 requisite - that I have a FAST machine. If I cannot compile 180K lines of code in less than 2 minutes, well, it's time for an upgrade!!! On another note, as a MSFT developer, I have been involved in many beta (often more like alpha) programs. Vista and Office were no exception. Office - very well done. The RTM is proving to be faster than the B2TR bits were - and I have not had a crash yet. But the real cherry on this piece of pie is Vista - Vista Ultimate. I ......

Posted On Sunday, November 19, 2006 11:41 AM

Visual Studio Team System - Visual Studio code-name "Orcas"
Visual Studio Team System - Visual Studio code-name "Orcas" If you are heavy into .Net development and Visual Studio (VS) - you are already aware of VS's rich IDE and are probably familiar with some, if not many of the VS extensions, like Tools for Office (VSTO) and integration with other products like BizTalk and the Windows Workflow Foundation (get an intro to WWF and how to use it). So what is Orcas? In a word, the latest offering for Vista and the 2007 Office System development platform. Read ......

Posted On Saturday, November 4, 2006 4:35 PM

Installing Virtual Server 2005 / Virtual Server 2005 R2 under Windows Vista Beta 2 bits
After a few attempts and much frustration, yes I can say that you CAN install Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Windows Vista B2. I installed Vista Ultimate - July 2006 CTP I went into gpEdit.msc and turned off UAP (User Account Protection) - I found a blog online that indicated that this could interfere with the setup of VS 2005, and I have tried the installation with it on and I ran into the blue screen of death a couple of times. After disabling UAP - I did not have this issue. I found an excellent post ......

Posted On Friday, August 4, 2006 10:39 AM

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