Friday, August 24, 2012

Slides from my talk on Application Architecture

Last week I gave a talk on Application Architecture. The slides are available below:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Slides from my presentation on The Fluent Interface Pattern

Yesterday I gave a presentation on the Fluent Interface Pattern for the Capgemini Microsoft User Group. The slides from presentation are available below:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How to activate Windows 8 Enterprise RTM

When you install Windows 8 Enterprise RTM then the installer will never ask you for a product key, instead it will just use a default key from Microsoft which cannot be used to activate Windows. In order to successfully activate Windows then you need to replace this key with your own and the only way to do this is through the command line (it’s not possible to do this through the UI):

1) In the Metro UI, search for command prompt.
2) Right click command prompt and choose Run as Administrator from the menu.
3) Write: slmgr.vbs -ipk "your key goes here" and hit enter.

Windows should now be activated.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 RTM are now available on MSDN!

Christmas came a bit early this year with Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 RTM that are just made available on MSDN. If you have a MSDN subscription then go and grab them :)