Monthly Archives: May 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Available for Download

The Windows 8 Release Preview is ready for download in ISO format from Microsoft’s servers: English 64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB) 32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB) Burn Windows 8 Release Preview ISO to a DVD Follow this guide to learn how to burn an ISO to a DVD. Create a bootable Windows 8 thumb drive Use […]

Windows 8 Release Preview Available for Download

The Windows 8 Release Preview is ready for download in ISO format from Microsoft’s servers: English 64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB) 32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB) Burn Windows 8 Release Preview ISO to a DVD Follow this guide to learn how to burn an ISO to a DVD. Create a bootable Windows 8 thumb drive Use […]

Install Windows 8 Release Preview from a USB Drive [How To]

The quickest way to get Windows 8 installed is to take a blank PC (or empty partition) and install Windows 8 from USB. What You’ll Need Blank partition/hard drive 4 GB USB drive (32 bit/64 bit ISO), 8 GB USB drive (64 bit ISO with developer tools) To install Windows 8 Release Preview from a […]

Install Windows 8 Release Preview from a USB Drive [How To]

The quickest way to get Windows 8 installed is to take a blank PC (or empty partition) and install Windows 8 from USB. What You’ll Need Blank partition/hard drive 4 GB USB drive (32 bit/64 bit ISO), 8 GB USB drive (64 bit ISO with developer tools) To install Windows 8 Release Preview from a […]

Windows Phone : Photosynth est disponible sur le Marketplace

Bonsoir tout le monde,

Photosynth est arrivé sur Windows Phone !

L’application photo Photosynth de Microsoft est disponible sur Windows Phone et gratuite !

Microsoft a publié cette application sur le Marketplace. image
Elle permet de créer des photos panoramiques à 360° en assemblant automatiquement les clichés qui peuvent être pris à la verticale et à l’horizontale. Les images ainsi produites peuvent être géo-localisées et partagées par e-mail, via Facebook, Twitter ou Bing Maps, le service en ligne Photosynth.net, ou sauvegardées sur l’appareil photo.

Est-ce que Microsoft va prévoir la possibilité de stocker les panoramiques ainsi créés sur un compte en ligne SkyDrive ? Pas de réponse dans l’immédiat mais je pense que ce serait une bonne idée Clignement d'œil

L’application est très simple d’utilisation et d’une bonne fluidité ce qui facilite la création. En fin de création lors du nommage du panoramique, l’application aurait cependant tendance à perdre l’utilisateur dans les menus. Premier essai, manque de pratique… Demain, j’essai un vrai panoramique Clignement d'œil

Bonne soirée.
Patrice.

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Windows 7 : Connexions réseau bloquées en mode Public

Patrice2012Bonsoir Ă  tous,

Il se peut que vous ne parveniez pas Ă  modifier ou dĂ©finir votre emplacement de connexion rĂ©seau lors d’une tentative de connexion Ă  un rĂ©seau.
L’emplacement associĂ© Ă  la connexion rĂ©seau peut ne pas ĂŞtre un lien actif.

Ce problème peut se produire si vous avez activĂ© par erreur la case Ă  cocher en regard de l’option Traiter tous les rĂ©seaux auxquels je me connecterai Ă  l’avenir comme des rĂ©seaux publics, et ne plus me poser la question. Une fois cette option dĂ©finie, vous ne pourrez pas modifier ce paramètre.

Se dépanner automatiquement avec Fixit : http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9779407

Dépanner le problème soi-même en procédant ainsi :
1. Fermez ou suspendez toutes les applications qui utilisent le réseau.
2. Cliquez sur Démarrer, tapez gestionnaire de périphériques dans la zone Rechercher les programmes et fichiers, puis appuyez sur Entrée.
3. Parcourez la liste des périphériques et développez celle des cartes réseau
4. Cliquez avec le bouton droit sur la première carte, puis cliquez sur Désactiver.

(Répétez cette étape pour toutes les cartes réseau de votre système300x250_De_XP_a_Windows_ 8 répertoriées sous Cartes réseau).

Remarque : Après chaque modification, le Gestionnaire de pĂ©riphĂ©riques analyse Ă  nouveau votre matĂ©riel. Votre Ă©cran peut clignoter lorsqu’il est actualisĂ©, ce comportement est normal.

5. Dans le Gestionnaire de périphériques, réactivez uniquement la carte associée aux paramètres de réseau public que vous essayez de modifier
(exemple, si vous essayez de vous connecter à votre réseau sans fil, activez la carte sans fil.)

Remarque Votre système remarquera la réapparition de votre réseau et essayera de se connecter. Il se peut que cette tentative de connexion échoue, mais ce comportement est normal.

6. Cliquez sur DĂ©marrer et tapez Centre RĂ©seau et partage dans la zone Rechercher les programmes et fichiers, puis cliquez sur Centre RĂ©seau et partage dans la liste
7. Dans l’angle infĂ©rieur gauche de la boĂ®te de dialogue, cliquez sur Choisir les options de groupe rĂ©sidentiel et de partage.
8.Cliquez sur Qu’est-ce qu’un emplacement rĂ©seau ? et sĂ©lectionnez votre emplacement rĂ©seau.

Remarque : Si vous souhaitez continuer Ă  configurer un groupe rĂ©sidentiel, suivez les invites restantes. Mais aucun groupe rĂ©sidentiel n’est requis, donc vous pouvez simplement quitter la configuration du groupe rĂ©sidentiel après avoir sĂ©lectionnĂ© l’emplacement rĂ©seau appropriĂ©.

9. La dernière étape consiste à réactiver vos cartes restantes une par une dans le Gestionnaire de périphériques. Pour ce faire, il suffit de cliquer avec le bouton droit sur chacune des cartes désactivées sous Cartes réseau et de cliquer sur Activer.
10. Après activation des cartes, fermez le Gestionnaire de périphériques.

Bon courage et bonne soirée.
Patrice.

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Windows 7 : Qui installe les mises à jour ?

Bonsoir Ă  tous,

Il n’est pas toujours souhaitable que n’importe qui installe n’importe quelle mise à jour notamment, celles qui ne sont pas utiles au système ou encore celles qui règlent un problème inconnu au système; cela va de soit.300x250_De_XP_a_Windows_ 8

Cependant, lorsque les utilisateurs sont des utilisateurs connaissant leur système d’exploitation et ayant ouvert une session en tant qu’utilisateur standard, il peut être bon que tous ces utilisateurs puissent effectuer ces mises à jour.

Pratique, non ? Qu’en pensez-vous ?

Pour ma part, je pense que cela peut régler le problème de la disponibilité de l’administrateur principal; Chacun met sa contribution dans la sécurité et fiabilité du système !

Comment faire ?

- Ouvrir le panneau de configuration puis, cliquer sur Système et sécurité, Windows Update,
- Dans la liste de liens, à gauche, cliquer sur Modifier les paramètres.
- Comme dans l’image en-dessous, cocher la case Autoriser tous les utilisateurs à installer les mises à jour sur cet ordinateur,
- Cliquer sur OK pour valider les changements.

A l’inverse, dans le cas d’un ordinateur utilisé de manière “publique” ou un grand nombre à la maison, il pourrait être nécessaire que seul l’Administrateur effectue lui-même ces mises à jour.

Dans ce cas, il faudra décocher cette même case. Par contre, l’administrateur devra veiller à ce que les mises à jour se fassent régulièrement.

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Bonne soirée.
Patrice.

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Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 has been made available to download.

Overview
Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
KB2685289.

System requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista

  • Exchange Server 2010 must be installed prior to installing this update rollup.
  • Any Interim Updates for Exchange Server 2010 must be uninstalled prior to installing this update rollup.

Note for Forefront Protection for Exchange users For those of you running Forefront Protection for Exchange, be sure you perform these important steps from the command line in the Forefront directory before and after this rollup’s installation process. Without these steps, Exchange services for Information Store and Transport will not start after you apply this update. Before installing the update, disable ForeFront by using this command: fscutility /disable. After installing the update, re-enable ForeFront by running fscutility /enable.

Unhappy surprise: PuTTY’s PSFTP doesn’t reflect batchfile errors in the exit code (+ patch)

Many of my customers use the PuTTY suite of secure remote access tools (mostly on Windows), and I’ve written about it here: Tech Tip: Secure Linux/UNIX access with PuTTY and OpenSSH PuTTY is great, but I made an unnerving discovery…

Enable or Disable Location Sensors in Windows 7 [How to]

The location sensors in Windows 7 enable your operating system and other software to adapt to your current geographical location. Of course, your computer must have a location sensor supporting hardware e.g., a GPS device, wireless WAN radios or other cellular triangulation technologies. Using these location sensors, your applications can know exactly where you are […]

Enable or Disable Location Sensors in Windows 7 [How to]

The location sensors in Windows 7 enable your operating system and other software to adapt to your current geographical location. Of course, your computer must have a location sensor supporting hardware e.g., a GPS device, wireless WAN radios or other cellular triangulation technologies. Using these location sensors, your applications can know exactly where you are […]

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 Update Rollup 3

Das Microsoft Exchange Team hat soeben das dritte Update Rollup für Exchange Server 2010 mit Service Pack 2 veröffentlicht.

Weitere Informationen:

Viele GrĂĽĂźe
Dieter


Dieter Rauscher
MVP Forefront

Windows – 8 steps to get it right ?

Windows “version 8″ is upon us. Bringing changes to the old, the safe, the familiar. Some say the changes are for the best. Others dread them, swear to keep the Seven (or XP)  for a long time to come. Some even say they will never abandon XP as long as there’s hardware to support it. […]

Windows – 8 steps to get it right ?

Windows “version 8″ is upon us. Bringing changes to the old, the safe, the familiar. Some say the changes are for the best. Others dread them, swear to keep the Seven (or XP)  for a long time to come. Some even say they will never abandon XP as long as there’s hardware to support it. […]

Solution to “We couldn’t get your developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview” on Win8 Server beta

Whilst preparing for the Black Marble Windows 8 event tomorrow (still places available for this free event) I hit problem with VS11Beta and Metro projects.

I was sorting out a demonstration of remote debugging, I had a Samsung tablet PC running WIn8CP  and intended to use a WIn8Server CP running inside a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7 PC.

  1. I installed VS11 Ultimate 11 Beta on both devices
  2. On the Win8 Tablet I loaded the VS11 remote debugger monitor
  3. On the Win8 Server I loaded VS11
  4. I created a new Metro application project
  5. I set the project properties to point use remote debugging and target my tablet

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  6. I pressed F5 to debug
  7. And got the error "We couldn’t get your developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Please check your internet connection and try again."

I had a good look around for a solution, most posts pointing to issues with upgrading Win7 to Win8, talk of hotfix, patches and waiting 2 days for licenses to expire. Turns out it was none of these. I eventually found the answer on the MSDN forums, you just can’t do this at present with Win8Server beta. Seems it did work with the build conference release, but not now. You have to use the desktop build of Win8CP for remote debugging.

So I created another VM using the desktop Win8CP, followed  same process and it was all fine. When I got to the place I was getting a warning dialog it asked for a LiveID and all proceeded as expect. I can now do a nice remote debugging demo.

Solution to “We couldn’t get your developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview” on Win8 Server beta

Whilst preparing for the Black Marble Windows 8 event tomorrow (still places available for this free event) I hit problem with VS11Beta and Metro projects.

I was sorting out a demonstration of remote debugging, I had a Samsung tablet PC running WIn8CP  and intended to use a WIn8Server CP running inside a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7 PC.

  1. I installed VS11 Ultimate 11 Beta on both devices
  2. On the Win8 Tablet I loaded the VS11 remote debugger monitor
  3. On the Win8 Server I loaded VS11
  4. I created a new Metro application project
  5. I set the project properties to point use remote debugging and target my tablet

    image
  6. I pressed F5 to debug
  7. And got the error "We couldn’t get your developer Licence for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Please check your internet connection and try again."

I had a good look around for a solution, most posts pointing to issues with upgrading Win7 to Win8, talk of hotfix, patches and waiting 2 days for licenses to expire. Turns out it was none of these. I eventually found the answer on the MSDN forums, you just can’t do this at present with Win8Server beta. Seems it did work with the build conference release, but not now. You have to use the desktop build of Win8CP for remote debugging.

So I created another VM using the desktop Win8CP, followed  same process and it was all fine. When I got to the place I was getting a warning dialog it asked for a LiveID and all proceeded as expect. I can now do a nice remote debugging demo.

Remote Desktop Services Shortcut Keys

ALT+PAGE UP

Switches between programs from left to right.

ALT+PAGE DOWN

Switches between programs for right to left.

ALT+INSERT

Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.

ALT+HOME

Displays the Start menu.

CTRL+ALT+BREAK

Switches the client between full-screen mode and window mode.

CTRL+ALT+END

Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.

ALT+DELETE

Displays the Windows menu.

CTRL+ALT+MINUS SIGN (-)

Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).

CTRL+ALT+PLUS SIGN (+)

Places a snapshot of the entire client windows area on the RD Session Host server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).


 


Note that on an NEC98, the following shortcut keys are different:


  • CTRL+ALT+BREAK is replaced by F12.
  • CTRL+ALT+END is replaced by 15.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa383500(v=vs.85).aspx

On the panel at Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event

A while ago I recorded a video Visual Studio Team Foundation for Everyone, this forms part of Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event, 28th June 2012, 1pm to 3pm. To lift the agenda from the MSDN site

This event will cover the key new features and capabilities that Visual Studio 11 offers software development teams, and the opportunity to ask questions to the UK Developer Tools team and partners. There’ll be something for almost anyone involved in software development, from Project Managers & Scrum Masters to developers and testers.

So if you have any questions on TEE or any of the new features VS/TFS11 why not register?

On the panel at Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event

A while ago I recorded a video Visual Studio Team Foundation for Everyone, this forms part of Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event, 28th June 2012, 1pm to 3pm. To lift the agenda from the MSDN site

This event will cover the key new features and capabilities that Visual Studio 11 offers software development teams, and the opportunity to ask questions to the UK Developer Tools team and partners. There’ll be something for almost anyone involved in software development, from Project Managers & Scrum Masters to developers and testers.

So if you have any questions on TEE or any of the new features VS/TFS11 why not register?

Skydrive pushes me over my broadband usage

I got back from a trip away to find an unexpected bill for broadband  through the letterbox. I have paid about the same each quarter for broadband for a good while now, I don’t see much variation as I rarely use my home phone, then again who does?

This bill was nearly double, why?

I think it was mostly due to setting up Skydrive to mirror my family photos and video as a backup, though this can’t explain it all, but then again my son as found Roblox. In each month I went over my usage it was costing me £5 a 5Gb block. It adds up fast.

On calling BT I found I could upgrade my package to a larger allowance and it worked out less than ÂŁ1 more. The most irritating thing was they had been emailing me about my usage on my BT provided email address, an address I have never used.

So the top tip is make sure your usage notifications go to an address you actually get .

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