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Good luck to @SatyaNadella and Microsoft

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It’s great to see that finally Microsoft gets a chance to grab control of its future. The last few years under Ballmer’s direction have been positively dire! Even looking through Microsoft jobs gives one the feeling that they’re focusing predominantly on Sales Executives rather than… Read more »

Giving Azure a whirl – Installing WordPress in the Microsoft Cloud

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A few days ago, I received an email from Microsoft offering up a trial subscription to Microsoft Azure. It’s a promotion tied to their TechEd Challenge Entry, and while I know it’s a long shot that my trial will win me anything, I was quite… Read more »

Firefox turns off WPF plugin

I was greeting with an interesting dialog box when I got back to my computer just now: I did some digging and it turns out that WPF did have a vulnerability, but it was patched a couple of days ago. Firefox, however, has no way… Read more »

Failure at Microsoft.crm.setup.common.registerasyncserviceAction

What’s in an error message? A timeout by any other name would sound as sweet? Well, not really. My Microsoft Dynamics CRM v4.0 was failing with this error: Failure at Microsoft.crm.setup.common.registerasyncserviceAction And was claiming a timeout failure starting it up. There seem to be a… Read more »

Ordinal issue with msi.dll ?

Here’s a good reminder to everyone to try and keep their software updated. Last week I tried installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on a virtual machine, just so that our team can have a play with it and kept running into this error: The ordinal… Read more »

Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 violates FireFox

My latest Windows Update run just downloaded an update to Microsoft‘s .Net Framework 3.5. Here are the details of the update: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a full cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0,… Read more »

Amazon to offer Windows services on EC2

Interesting post on the Amazon Web Services blog who have announced their intention to host Windows instances in their elastic computing cloud (EC2). Here’s what they say: You will be able to use Amazon EC2 to host highly scalable ASP.NET sites, high performance computing (HPC)… Read more »