TechEd for Novices, 2008 Edition

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While I’m waiting to find out if I’ll be able to go to TechEd again this year I am still keeping an eye on what’s going on with the conference. For last year’s TechEd, Microsoft created a “Tips for the Newbie” page (which is apparently no longer available) and I... Read more

Starting to Tag

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As you might have noticed, my last post included Technorati tags. This blog has been listed with Technorati for quite a while now, but I’ve never actually tagged any of the posts. Even when Subtext added tag cloud support, I didn’t bother with it. I’m not sure why I... Read more

Outlook Connector Calendar Sync

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One of the more irksome qualities about the Outlook Connector was the lack of Calendar synchronization, particularly with the new Windows Live Calendar. If you were an MSN subscriber it would work, but if you had just a Hotmail (or Windows Live) account it wouldn’t. This also applied even if... Read more

Windows Live SkyDrive Improvements

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I have talked about SkyDrive in the past and really like the service and the direction it seems to be taking. Just this past week, SkyDrive was finally officially released in 38 countries/regions. Along with the official release, the amount of space available has been increased to 5GB. I... Read more

Stop Visual Studio From Automatically Connecting to TFS

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A while ago I came across this excellent tip from Colin Beales that explains how to stop Visual Studio from automatically connecting to a TFS server when it starts up. I didn’t need it until this weekend, but it works great and shortens the startup time as well. The... Read more