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Windows Live – Get started with Skydrive

September 20, 2009 3 comments

Have you heard of Skydrive? If you haven’t, let me share with you what is Skydrive.

skydrive_logo What is Windows Live Skydrive?

Windows Live Skydrive is a free online storage place for you to store/back up your important files. It offers a massive 25GB of storage space FREE for you. With Skydrive, you will be able to download your files anywhere with just a few clicks. You can also either share the files with other people or password protect it so that only you have the access to the files. You can share/upload your Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. Furthermore, you can upload files of any type.

 

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Get started with Windows Live Skydrive

So, what you need to get your FREE online storage? It’s simple, just follow these few steps and you are ready to upload and share files with your friends and co-workers.

Step 1: Sign-up for a Windows Live account here. If you already have a Windows Live account, you can skip this step.

Step 2: Login with your Windows Live account.

Step 3: Click Skydrive on the links on the top of the page and you are ready to Create new folder or upload files to the existing folders.

 

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Subscribing to Online Calendar

September 17, 2009 1 comment

 

Why subscribe instead of import calendars?

Well, there are a few differences between subscribing and importing:

  • If you subscribe to an online calendar, whenever the third-party calendar is updated, your calendar is updated as well. This is great for calendars on the web, like sports schedules. To subscribe to an online calendar, all you need to know is the URL for the calendar and then paste it into Windows Live Calendar.
  • If you import an online calendar, you don’t get calendar updates, you get a copy or “snapshot” of the calendar. This is great for uploading calendars from a computer, like migrating from an old calendar to Windows Live Calendar. To import a calendar, you need to save the .ics file to your computer and then import it into Windows Live Calendar.

How to subscribe to an Online Calendar?

  1. Go to Windows Live Calendar and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
  2. Click Subscribe at the top of the web page.
  3. In the Calendar URL box, paste the URL for the online calendar, name the calendar, change the color (if you want), and click Subscribe to calendar.

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Windows Live Calendar lets you know that your subscription was added. Just click Done to see your calendars. And if the events don’t show up on your calendar right away, check back because it will be updated shortly.

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Credits: Windows Live Team Blog

Clubhouse Tags: clubhouse, Windows Live, Calendar

Categories: Windows Live

Dealing with unsuspicious links in Messenger IMs

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Have you ever received links from your friends in Messenger IMs? Well, I’ve had received many times of it. The links appear to come from your friends, but when you click them, they go to something unexpected or unsavory.

Unfortunately, this is a worm. When you click such a link, not only do you go to a site that your friend didn’t send you, and that you probably do NOT want to see, but the worm can also get into your Messenger, and send similar IMs to everyone in your contact list, thus keeping the chain going. Sneaky, eh? If you think you may have clicked a link like this in the past, run a free full-PC scan to help ensure that your PC has not been infected. 

And don’t click any links in Messenger unless you are 100% sure that your friend intended to send you those links.

Here is a great blog post about this worm, on Jonathan Kay’s Messenger Geek blog: How to avoid a phishing worm on Messenger and what to do if you’ve been affected.

Credits: Windows Live Team Blog

Clubhouse Tags: clubhouse, Windows Live, Messenger

Categories: Windows Live

Windows 7 – How to use Parental Control?

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

If you want to set up parental control to control the PC usage of your child, please follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Control Panel then click User Accounts and Family Safety followed by clicking Parental Controls

Step 2: If you have created a user account for your child, skip to step 3. Otherwise, click Create a new user account

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Step 3: Click on the child user account. Then click on the On, enforce current settings radio button.

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Step 4: Set the settings by clicking the Time Limits, Games, and Allow and block specific programs on your computer

And that’s it. You have just configured an account for your children. It’s that simple.

Categories: Windows 7

Bing + Twitter = ?

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment
For you who uses Bing and Twitter, guess what happen when Bing meets Twitter?
 
The answer is:
 
Bing + Twitter = BingTweets.com
 
 
Just search anything from the "Search Bing & Twitter" and you can straight away click "Tweet this" to post it on your twitter.
 
Categories: Uncategorized

Clean web.config

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment
I would like to share with you about the changes in the web.config file when you create a new ASP.NET project in Visual Studio 2010.
 
Web.config in .Net 3.0 and 3.5
Previously, the web.config files within the new ASP.NET projects have steadily increased in size. For example: the default web.config file that is added to a new web project in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is about 126 lines long. It contains everything from tag definitions to handlers and modules to be included in the ASP.NET HTTP pipeline.
 
"This increase in size is because .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5 use the same CLR and machine.config configuration file as those shipped with .NET 2.0 – and simply add and update assemblies in the framework when they are installed.  To avoid the risk of us accidentally overwriting customized settings within the original 2.0 machine.config on the machine, we didn’t register the tag definitions, handlers and modules that shipped with the new ASP.NET functionality that came with the .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5 versions.  Instead, we defaulted to having new projects register these settings within the application’s local web.config file instead.  This was safer – but caused the web.config files to increase and become more complicated and harder to read" (ScottGu)
 
Web.config in .Net 4

".NET 4 includes a new version of the CLR, and a new .NET 4 specific machine.config file (which is installed side-by-side with the one used by .NET 2, .NET 3 and .NET 3.5).

The new .NET 4 machine.config file now automatically registers all of the ASP.NET tag sections, handlers and modules that we’ve added over the years, including the functionality for:

  • ASP.NET AJAX
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
  • ASP.NET Routing (which can now be used for both ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.NET MVC)
  • ASP.NET Chart Control (which now ships built-into ASP.NET V4)" (ScottGu)

Here is what you will see when you create a new ASP.NET project in Visual Studio 2010 (currently in Beta 1)

 

Further reading: ScottGu’s blog

 
Categories: ASP.NET

Windows 7 – Universal presenter key

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment
For those of you that conducts presentation often, well I have a good tips for you here. Well, you might think that all I have to do is just to press the Function Key to connect to the projector. But every vendor (Dell, HP, etc) has their own Function Key. For example, my Acer Aspire is using the FN+F5 key. While a Dell Vostro is using the FN+F8 key.
 
So I might be confusing on which key to press, especially when you are using a diffrent laptop model. So, what Windows 7 has done is that it provides you with a universal key that works at OS level to connect to the projector. It is WinKey + P.
 
How to use it?
 
Step 1: Press the WinKey + P. (Remember to hold on the WinKey)
 
Step 2: Tap the P key to set different type of projection (Computer only, Duplicate, Extend, or Projector only)
 
 
I like this key because I just have to remember WinKey + P rather than memorize all the different keys for different model of laptops.
 

Categories: Windows 7