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The Daily Six Pack: November 8, 2013

On 8 November, 2013 06:00:20, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss
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The Daily Six Pack: July 29, 2013

On 29 July, 2013 06:00:25, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Ajax Control Toolkit Featured

Ajax Control Toolkit release for July brings performance improvements to the fore. This July release of the Ajax Control Toolkit introduces Control Bundles. To take advantage of this and other performance features, you need to do two things. Create an AjaxControlToolkit.config file to list all the controls used on your site and you have to register the AjaxControlToolkit.CombineScriptsHandler in the web.config file. Read more in the featured link below.

James Michael Hare talks about getting caller information in his excellent C#/.NET Little Wonders post. To view this series in total, see the collection here. I suggest you bookmark this page. It does come in handy more often than you may think.

Welcome to a new week folks. May it be a successful one for you. Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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The Daily Six Pack: June 19, 2013

On 19 June, 2013 06:00:27, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Fix System Restore Featured

Fix System Restore in Windows 7 and 8… well there is something you don’t hear every day. System restore has saved my bacon on many occasions. But if for some reason your Operating System isn’t creating those System Restore Points, you could be headed for a bucket load of trouble. Have a look at our featured link for some troubleshooting tips.

Next up, Jeff Bramwell demystify’s Microsoft’s Git offering and Scott Hanselman writes an excellent post on what we are doing wrong on the Internet.

Lastly, finally, Microsoft  brings Office to iPhone and iPad. You need an Office 365 subscription though, but that is really probably the better way to go anyway. If you haven’t had a look at Office 365, check it out.

The middle of the week has arrived and I can smell the weekend approaching. Have a great day! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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The Daily Six Pack: May 11, 2013

On 11 May, 2013 07:00:31, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

The Daily Six Pack - Get your Tech Fix

Hello and welcome to more tech goodness. Beth Massi, a Senior Program Manager on Microsoft’s Visual Studio team answers a couple questions she received recently. In particular, how do you add data to tables with a one-to-zero-or-one relationship in Visual Studio LightSwitch.

Then you might remember that earlier in the week Julie Larson-Green was at the WIRED Business Conference discussing Windows and it’s evolution. Microsoft updates more than a billion unique Windows PCs each month with updates. Most of these run Windows 7, and some even still run Windows XP. (Serious Tech stats right there)

What is clear though that more and more people are running Windows 8 each day. In fact, Tami Reller announced that Microsoft sold more than 100 million licenses of Windows 8. This in just the first six months on the market. Read more at the link below.

Business analyst, technologist, Microsoft MVP, SkyWarn storm spotter, wannabe fitness freak, and nerd from Moore, Oklahoma, Shawn Keene gives us the inside info on the hardware and software he uses the most. I enjoy such posts. What an IT person uses tells the rest of us quite a lot about that person. It also makes you realize what you should be doing in many instances.

That’s it for today folks! Have a great Saturday and see you on Monday! Here is The Daily Six Pack.

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Windows 8 Tips Part 17 – Enable Merge Folder Dialogue

On 9 May, 2013 00:58:44, in How To, by Dirk Strauss

Windows 8 Folder Merge

Back in Windows 7, when you copied a folder into another folder that already contained a sub-folder with the same name, you would receive a warning dialogue warning you that the folders with the same name will be merged. This at least gave you a heads-up before continuing.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depends on how you look at this) Windows 8 does not display this warning dialogue any more. Windows 8 continues merrily on it’s own tangent and merges the two folders into one single folder.

Well I am not sure about you, but for me (being a bit of a control freak) I like to know what actions Windows 8 will perform on my files and folders. I also want a say in those actions.

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