Outlook Connector Calendar Sync

One of the more irksome qualities about the Outlook Connector was the lack of Calendar synchronization, particularly with the new Windows Live Calendar. If you were an MSN subscriber it would work, but if you had just a Hotmail (or Windows Live) account it wouldn’t. This also applied even if... [Read More]

Windows Live SkyDrive Improvements

I have talked about SkyDrive in the past and really like the service and the direction it seems to be taking. Just this past week, SkyDrive was finally officially released in 38 countries/regions. Along with the official release, the amount of space available has been increased to 5GB. I... [Read More]

Stop Visual Studio From Automatically Connecting to TFS

A while ago I came across this excellent tip from Colin Beales that explains how to stop Visual Studio from automatically connecting to a TFS server when it starts up. I didn’t need it until this weekend, but it works great and shortens the startup time as well. The... [Read More]

Windows Live Search Improvements

Last week, some improvements to Windows Live Search were announced which will improve the efficiency of how Live Search crawls and indexes a web site. The main improvements are: HTTP Compression, which allows faster transmission time by compressing static files and application responses, reducing network load between... [Read More]

Book Review: LINQ Quickly

I was recently introduced to a UK based publisher called Pact Publishing. They are a UK based publisher and have a book focused on the new Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features available in .NET 3.5 called LINQ Quickly: A practical guide to programming Language Integrated Query with C#... [Read More]