Monday, August 30, 2010

PHP Manager for IIS 7 – beta release

Today I am releasing PHP Manager for IIS 7 – beta, which is an IIS extension for setting up and managing multiple PHP installations on IIS 7 servers. It can be used to: Register PHP with IIS; Run multiple PHP versions side by side; Check PHP runtime configuration and environment (output of phpinfo() function) Configure various PHP settings Enable or disable PHP extensions Remotely manage PHP configuration in php.ini fille The PHP Manager installation packages can be downloaded from these locations...(read more)

Source : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Friday, August 27, 2010

Download and print a chart of groups and permission levels for SharePoint 2010

Download and print a reference chart of default user groups and their associated permission levels for SharePoint Server 2010.​

Source : Get the 'Point: Posts
Download this Microsoft Excel 2010 template

Exchange ActiveSync to arrive on Hotmail on Monday

In an interview here on Thursday, Microsoft's Dharmesh Mehta told CNET that Exchange ActiveSync, which will let Hotmail users get push e-mail on cell phones and other devices, will become available on Monday.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 Update adds tags support, search, sort and filter, and new Social Doc Templates

Back in April, Microsoft FUSE Labs released, a service which ties in Facebook with Office Web Apps to let you share documents with your friends on the social network. It seems like the guys over at FUSE Labs had recently updated, adding new features which makes document much more social and discoverable.

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YES ! my wheel will be supported on F1 2010

With the relase of Codemasters’ first ever official Formula One title now being less than a month away, the last gaps of information regarding F1 2010 are quickly being filled. Part of that is the official controller compatibility list that includes all controllers that will be officially supported by the title on the PC, Xbox [...]

Source : VirtualR - Sim Racing News

Monday, August 23, 2010

Add-ons, and Opting out of Google Analytics Without Them

Recently, Google made available the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.” This add-on enables consumers to “indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.” We agree that making it easy for consumers to protect their privacy is good, and Internet Explorer offers a variety of features to help keep you in control of your information when visiting websites. In this post, we describe how to use some of these built in features to accomplish the same outcome without installing a Browser Helper Object and the Google Update Service.

Source : IEBlog

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh available for download NOW! (Updated)


Windows Live EssentialsThanks to a tip by Chrilo, who has found out the download address for the new Windows Live Essentials 2011 “Beta Refresh” supposedly due to be released in a few hours (10AM PST according to To get it, simply click on the link below:

Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh (English Full Installer)

The new installer weighs in at about 151MB for the full installer and carries the build number 15.4.3001.0809. For the web installer, click here to download.

Update: We also have the installer links for other languages:

Source : Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh available for download NOW! (Updated)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook

There is an update for “Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook” that is compatible with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 (32-bit).

It was publish last July so I misted it because I was on vacation.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Microsoft PHP driver for SQL Server 2.0 released

The SQL Server team just announced the release of their latest PHP driver for SQL Server. Details about the release can be found at

A major highlight of this release has been the introduction of PDO drivers for SQL Server. This means the PHP application developer now need not care about database but rather focus on the application code.

Source : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Reliable way to test network connection

Sometimes you want to check if the network is up in your application, there is a built-in function for that : NetworkInterface.GetIsNetworkAvailable()

the problem with GetIsNetworkAvailable is that it incorrectly always report TRUE if a loopback adapter is present. It also report TRUE if a “VirtualBox Host-Only Network” adapter is present.

So I have written the following function in Visual Basic (vb) to replace GetIsNetworkAvailable :

Function IsNetworkAvailable() As Boolean
    IsNetworkAvailable = False
    Dim AllAdapters As NetworkInterface() = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces()
    Dim Adapter As NetworkInterface
    For Each Adapter In AllAdapters
        If Adapter.OperationalStatus = OperationalStatus.Up And
            Adapter.NetworkInterfaceType <> NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback And _
            Adapter.NetworkInterfaceType <> NetworkInterfaceType.Tunnel And _
            Not Adapter.Name.Contains("LoopBack") And _
            Not Adapter.Name.Contains("VirtualBox Host-Only Network") Then
            IsNetworkAvailable = True
        End If
End Function

Monday, August 02, 2010

First Drive: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta gets with the (American) program

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Web Farm Framework 2.0 overview

IIS team has recently released a Web Farm Framework 2.0 beta . The goal of the Web Farm Framework is to enable easy provisioning, deployment and managing of web farms. This blog post provides an example of what Web Farm Framework can do and how it can simplify the Web Farm management tasks. To demonstrate the capabilities of the tool, we will create a simple web farm that looks as on the following diagram: The load balancer will be using the Application Request Routing for IIS 7 and will also act...(read more)

Source : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Microsoft sets emergency Windows patch for Monday

Microsoft today said it will issue an emergency patch for the critical Windows shortcut bug on Monday, Aug. 2.

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July 29, 2011 (Last Friday Of July) 12th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day

On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta blasts its rivals off the road

judging the overall package based on the test cars, we'd have to say that the 2011 Jetta will be VW's best car.

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