August, 2010

  • Creating an Image Map in SharePoint Designer 2010

    I’m not sure why this isn’t documented, but thought I’d share the solution in case someone is looking to create an image map with SharePoint Designer 2010.  To set the stage, I’ll borrow shamelessly from the article showing how to do this with FrontPage...
  • Audit your Outlook calendar permissions

    By default, others within your organization can only see whether you are free or busy for a particular timeslot.  In theory, people should check whether you are available before scheduling an appointment with you, although nobody seems to do that...
  • Dynamic Desktop Wallpapers from RSS Feeds

    I was listening to Windows Weekly on my Zune this morning, and Paul’s Pick of the Week was the Bing Dynamic Theme , which dynamically displays new photos from Bing as your desktop background.   Awesome… this is just like Webshots back in the...
  • Windows Azure Training and Virtual Lab

    If you haven’t had a chance to play around with Windows Azure yet, I just stumbled across a ton of learning resources, a Virtual Lab, and a free one month trial (that does not require a credit card: Virtual Lab: Windows Azure Windows Azure One Month Pass...
  • Microsoft Ribbon for WPF RTW FTW

    Did I fit enough acronyms (or as my editor friend corrects me… initialisms ) in the title there? ;) WPF = Windows Presentation Foundation RTW = Released to Web FTW = For the Win I see over on the WPF Blog that the Ribbon (first introduced in Office 2007...
  • Internet Explorer 8–Show Stop and Refresh Buttons Before Address Bar

    By default, Internet Explorer 8 has the Refresh and Stop buttons on the right side of the address bar.  I’m used to having them there. However, if you use alternative browsers, you may prefer to have those buttons on the OTHER side of your address...