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Month: April 2008

A more robust way of converting a string to an enumerated value (enum)

A while back, I had blogged about a tip that Mark Wagner had posted about converting a string to an…

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Troubleshooting SQL Server connectivity issues

Xinwei Hong (MSFT) wrote a great troubleshooting guide on how to identify and resolve SQL Server connectivity issues on the…

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I just installed the PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008

I just installed the PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008.  This is a set of extensions to the VS 2008…

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My "Windows Feedback" copy of Office 2007 Ultimate just came in

I just received a NFR copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate in the mail.  Last December, I signed up for…

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How to identify who has a terminal session and how to kill it

Having the ability to use a terminal service (aka Remote Desktop) session to manage a Windows Server (2000, 2003, and…

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System Restore and Vista

After reading the comments posted to my blog entries for USB issues caused by KB938371, I can’t over emphasis how…

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Dealing with the "Cannot generate SSPI context" error message

One of our sales engineers came up to me with with a problem that I had not come across before. …

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Looking forward to stackoverflow

Not an actual stack overflow, but the new site, stackoverflow.com, run by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky.  Their aim is…

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There’s no privacy with infant video monitors

We still have a video baby monitor on our youngest, Laura.  She’s 5, but we never got around to taking…

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Handy tip for debugging a Windows Service

Debugging a Windows Service is always a pain. You can’t run a service like a regular application, you have to…

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