Hyper-V and HP

by Joe on Sep 2nd in HP, tools, Troubleshooting, Uncategorized, Windows 8

So, I have just concluded a months-long battle with installing Hyper-V on my HP Envy H8-1414. Apparently, the Bluetooth Driver that comes preloaded is not compatible with Hyper-V. I went through cycles of wiping my computer and restarting, even the extreme of taking my desktop back to Best Buy and having them do an OS […]

Something that made me say “oooh….”

by Joe on Aug 2nd in Azure

So I was setting up a new Virtual Machine, and got a message that I should try the new Azure Portal. Keep in mind, I tried this the other day, and was unimpressed. Me. Unimpressed by a Microsoft offering. But today, I said, “Sure, why not, I’ll take another peek!” This is the coolest thing […]

Comparing two Microsoft Access Database Schemas

by Joe on Jul 31st in Access

A while back I needed the ability to compare two Access database schemas. I searched a bit, and ended up finding that, for me, the best way to achieve this was to generate a couple of XML Files detailing the schemas for the two databases, then open them up in my favorite file compare tool […]

Call for Speakers

by Joe on Jul 30th in North Houston .Net User's Group

It’s that time again! North Houston .Net User’s Group is looking for Speakers in the .Net (and general) technical community. We meet the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM on the campus of Lone Star College Montgomery in The Woodlands, Texas. There is free pizza and drinks before every meeting and a raffle […]

A couple thoughts on tasks in Visual Studio Online

by Joe on Jul 30th in Visual Studio

So I’m starting up a couple of side projects, and I’m hosting them on Visual Studio Online (VSO). I wanted to do them right, so I took a little time to review the way that the “Planning Tools” are currently implemented in VSO. It’s just me, plus a couple people feeding me ideas for features, […]

Reset the Net

by Joe on Jun 5th in Uncategorized

June 5th is Reset the Net day. I encourage you to read through the information here: https://www.resetthenet.org/ It’s important to keep the Net safe, but also keep it private.

Visual Studio Online for Visual Basic 6?

by Joe on Dec 6th in Visual Studio

So I have a couple of Visual Basic 6 applications I maintain, and one of the big issues I have had was the lack of GOOD source control available for a small business person like myself. Until now. VisualStudio.com provides an online instance of TFS – we know this… But what I hadn’t thought about […]

A call for speakers

by Joe on Oct 18th in Uncategorized

Hey guys, I’m looking for great speakers for two user’s groups I’m involved in. The first is the North Houston .NET Users Group. We’re pretty open to topics – as long as you’re passionate about it! We’ve had speakers range from .Net, to C++, to iOS, to HTML5. It is a .Net users group, so […]

Visual Studio 2013 is public!

by Joe on Oct 18th in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2013 released to the public this morning. If you have an MSDN license, grab it there. If not, here’s a couple links to try: Visual Studio 2013 Editions Visual Studio Launch Party Official ALM Team Announcement Official VS Team Announcement I’m definitely planning on installing everything on my main development machines over the […]

Visual Studio 2013 on Azure

by Joe on Oct 16th in Azure

So I was screwing around with Azure today, and I noticed that one of the new Virtual Machine images is a Visual Studio 2013 RC Image. Has anyone given this a run yet? I typically only set up single core VMs on my MSDN Azure account, so that I don’t run the whole account out […]

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