> Despite my classification as a Developer at work, I often find myself
> doing research projects. In this case I was told to research how to
> generate Office Documents from the server. Then I'll have to write a
> whitepaper and do presentation. So far my research has lead me direclty
> to OpenXML the new default format for Office 2007. Now mind you there is
> no way on god's green earth that we will migrate to office 2007 but I'm of
> the opinion that we should use the format anyway. So I'll be spending the
> next couple of weeks writing a paper and trying to convience everyone
> (including myself) that OpenXML is the greatest thing since the invension
> of the wordproccesor.
> In case I acutlly have readers I'm gonna post some links and maybe the
> whitepaper when it done.
> MSDN Magazine: Server-Side Generation of Word 2007 Docs
> MSDN: Walkthrough: Word 2007 XML Format
> MSDN: Introducing the Office (2007) Open XML File Format
> ECMA: Office Open XML Overview
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
.Net 3.0, however poorly named, was released to market with full support today. To bad the US Navy seams content to use Windows 2000 till the end of all time, maybe someday I’ll get to be cutting edge. Anyway, check it out.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I love Virtual PC <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx>.
It's a great place to install betas and screw with all kinds of OS features
without fear of destroying your computer. But whenever I run a windows
operating system on a virtual pc it runs slow. So slow that I can't really
perform anything; well I've just read the single most important virtual
machine performance tip
<http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000714.html> and as it happens I
just bought a new hard drive on sale. So, when I get home I'll installing
that baby and moving my VHDs to it. I'll post again with any performance
Thursday, October 12, 2006
If you'd like to play with the penguin for awhile here's the scoop:
First goto www.ubuntu.com and download the desktop ISO image,
and burn it to CD
At this point you have several options
Super Cool No Risk Ubuntu preview from Live CD
-Boot your machine from the CD
-Ubuntu will load into memory and allow you full access to the entire OS. This includes by default the GNOME desktop so even the most die hard of windows zealots should feel comfortable.
The OS will not mount your Hard Drive so there is no risk of corrupting your current system.
If you have a spare machine, some unformatted space on your hard drive, or like me want to run from a Virtual PC simply boot as before and click the install icon from the desktop.
A wizard will walk you through all steps needed to configure user accounts and netwoking
Ubuntu comes with a host of Free software pre-loaded the CD it really is a complete package, here's a small list of the included software:
FireFox (Web Browser)
Evolution (Mail and Calendar)
OpenOffice (Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc..)
GIMP (Photo Editor)
I Say Check it out. Catch Ya Later
Friday, September 29, 2006
If this seems silly or off topic see my post about operant conditioning
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Basicly what you need to do is mount the iso on the host operating system with a drive letter. Then tell virtual pc to use that drive and away you go. As it turns out this is not a native feature of windows xp. Undaunted my search for a utility lands me at a free but unsupported tool form microsoft for doing just that. I said it was unsupported but its more like unusable, the ui made little sense and when I did figure out how to use it, it did not deliver as promised. Several tools later I found daemon tools at http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/announcements.php this free tool installed easily, and work without any fuss on the first try.
With a drive letter in place the rest of the install went smoothly. I am alittle mifed about how slow it runs though, thats the downside to virtual pc you really need a behemoth to run well. Anyway my next task will be to install the office 12 beta, and mybe the orcas beta for the full package. Catch ya later.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
get slides and other info from the conference go here (www.richmondcodecamp.com)
Thursday, April 06, 2006
As part of my attempt to keep up with the 3rd millennium I have recently discovered the podcast. Who knew there where so many people willing to record a radio show and post it on the internet for free. Anyway in particular I've been listing to ARCast with Ron Jacobs available at http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/ARCast_with_Ron_Jacobs
just wanted to share. Later!