Disclaimer: This is what worked for me, and it’s not guidance from Microsoft. It may not work for you. Since this involves resizing partitions, it could wipe out all of your data. You may want to create a backup first. Proceed at your own risk.
I have four Surfaces: the original RT, Surface 2 RT, Surface Pro, and Surface 3. When I got the original Surface RT, which Microsoft gave to every full time employee shortly after it came out, I bought the Type keyboard and stopped using my iPad.
This past week was the tenth anniversary of blogging here. Over that time I’ve written 560 blog posts. There’s clearly been a drop in my blogging frequency, unfortunately, in recent years. I’ve spent more time interacting with folks on Twitter over the last couple of years than on blogging because of the Visual Studio Online service.
I had gotten a Windows 8 upgrade key with the purchase of a computer last summer. I hadn’t used it, so I wanted to upgrade a desktop my family uses. I ran the utility WindowsSetupBox.exe that you can download from the Upgrade Windows with only a product key page.
Okay, so this has nothing to do with ALM, but I really like the Bing desktop app for one feature: It sets the desktop background to the Bing image of the day. I used to run this app on Win7 and had missed it since moving to Win8 (I love Win8 and have it running on all my machines).
Yeah, seven years in this location, and the building had no outward markings to indicate that our office is here. It’s official. We’re here. Really.
If you are using Outlook 2010 Beta, you probably need this fix because all of your emails are huge. It was killing me (and a bunch of other folks internally). It is fixed in the recent RC, but most people don’t have access (it’s not a public RC).
More than a year ago, I posted a reference to Jeff Atwood’s post on extending the evaluation period for Windows Vista.
KB article 948472 describes the process for Windows Server 2008 and includes instructions on installing an evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 from the standard media as well has how to set up a recurring task in Windows Task Scheduler to extend the evaluation period to 240 days.
If you use Outlook 2007 and SharePoint, you really need to read this. I’ve been using this feature for the last couple of weeks. It syncs the documents into Outlook so they are available offline, you can search them, and you can edit and upload when you get back online.
The first version of Windows Live Writer is now available. I’ve been using the betas for a long time, and I think it’s a great application (and it’s free). I use it to write all of my blog posts. If it weren’t for Live Writer,