August 2006 Entries

IE7 release: what will happen to IE6?

As many of us already knows, Internet Explorer 7 will be delivered to everyone soon via Windows Update and this fact has generated 2 main questions: Will us be forced to install it? What will happen to machines where Internet Explorer 6 is installed? Updates will be available again? Today the IE Team has give us the official response to these questions: No, you will not be forced to update your browser and to install IE7, you are free to choose if you want to install it or not (obviously, the update is recommended). You can continue to use...

posted @ Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:46 PM | Feedback (0)

Mobile Certifications are finally ready to start

I'm just come back from a week of holiday on the Elba island in Italy and the first great news that I've discovered after my return is that Microsoft has finally started its certification program for the Mobile Development world: the exam 70-540 (Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 - Application Development) is the first of a MCTS series of exam related to the Windows Mobile world. I've written a lot in the past that this new track of certfications is absolutely a "must to have" for the future, because mobile developers are growing everyday more. Thanks again to Microsoft for always listening...

posted @ Monday, August 28, 2006 10:38 AM | Feedback (0)

Syntax Highlighting for Windows Live Writer

One of the coolest feature of Windows Live Writer (the new Microsoft's tool for blogging) is that it's easy to extend and in the near future we'll see surely lots of plugins to add. Syntax highlighting for example is one of the features that could be interesting to have on Windows Live Writer, and fortunately there's someone that has just work on this... Christoph De Baene has released the first version of his plugin called SyntaxColor4Writer, that enables you to embed syntax highlighting in your blog posts via Windows Live Writer. The plugin installation it's only...

posted @ Friday, August 18, 2006 2:52 PM | Feedback (1)

Windows Anytime Upgrade for Vista under test

Despite what malicius voices are saying around Windows Vista, Microsoft is working hard to release a great new OS, rich of features that customers are asking from a lot of time (despite what someone could think, Microsoft is really near to their customers). One of the coolest feature that Vista will have is called Windows Anytime Upgrade, a new feature that will enable consumers of Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Business editions to purchase and upgrade online to a higher edition of Windows Vista in order to enjoy additional features. This is a great...

posted @ Friday, August 18, 2006 9:21 AM | Feedback (0)

Logitech QuickCam and Windows Server 2003

Today I had a big fight with my Logitech QuickCam: I want to install it on a fresh Windows Server 2003 machine but seems that it was impossible because Logitech doesn't provide the correct driver for this Windows system (or at least they don't advice their customers that there are tricks for work with the cam under Windows 2003 ). If you install the Logitech driver for Windows, the procedure will stop with an error and your cam doesn't work. The error cause seems to be an incorrect entry in kernel32.dll. After a lot of fight (a big number of tricks...

posted @ Monday, August 14, 2006 10:37 PM | Feedback (8)

Testing Windows Live Writer

The new Windows Live Writer, the new son of the Windows Live family that permits you to post on Blogs, seems really extremely interesting The Word 2003-like interface is really nice and the features are really a lot (nice the integration with Live services). It has all the chances to become my official tool for blogging... P.S. a little strange behaviour with .Text and a blog domain that starts with www (like mine). When you choose the MetaWeblogAPI provider, you've to provide the address in the form http://demiliani.com/blog/services/metablogapi.aspx and not http://www.demiliani.com/blog/services/metablogapi.aspx (I use the www prefix with other blogging...

posted @ Monday, August 14, 2006 8:21 PM | Feedback (0)

Navision C/SIDE and Multi-environment development

Today I was reading Justas Janauskas's Blogs (a young guy that knows a lot of Navision development) and I was attracted to his last post about a "problem" that is present on the Navision integrated development environment.Justas's instructions to reproduce the problem are these:1. Open two Navision Clients for the same database. Lets call them Client A and Client B.2. On Client A run and close Table 79 "Company Information". This action stores Table 79 to Object Cache.3. On Client A in Object Designer select tables 70..85. Press F11 to be ready to compile them.4. On Client B, open Table...

posted @ Wednesday, August 09, 2006 10:41 PM | Feedback (5)

Ehi Stefano, where are you?

I'm always here guys... I've received this question from some of my blog's readers and this is the time to give a good reason for this "decrease" of my blog's activity: I'm too much busy! This is for me a full period of work, really good for me and my company but not good for my blog. Ok... this is the reason... but what am I doing? (I know that you want to know it... ).I have lots of new implementations for old projects, new projects that are starting in the next months (some of them are really of...

posted @ Wednesday, August 02, 2006 10:11 PM | Feedback (0)