Monthly Archives: January 2007

Windows Vista Swag

The Microsoft boys and girls are giving away some decent swag, enough in fact to make those swagmiesters at the NextGen User group Richard and Dave cry. Hop on over to the UK Vista launch page and click on the … Continue reading

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Vista and Office Launch catch up

I have fallen behind on this one. So now might be a good time to catch up.   I attended the Office and Vista launch on 19-20 January at Microsoft’s office in Reading. The first day was a classic passive … Continue reading

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log4net, ADONetAppender, TransactionScope, Distributed transaction completed

It seems that if you have an log4net ADONetAppender configured and you try and log within the scope of a distributed transaction, the ADONetAppender is included in the transaction,  and remembers it because the ADONetAppender caches the connection. This means … Continue reading

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Vista, MSI installs and error 2869

You may find, as I have, that some MSI files do not seem to run under Vista giving a cryptic 2869 error in a dialog box when you try. You can solve this problem by running the MSI as an … Continue reading

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Try..Catch, Warning Level 4, and Warnings as Errors

Lance worries about people declaring a variable in their catch statement when it is not used in the catch block.   There is already a solution to this: compile as warning level 4, and treat warnings as errors. That will pick … Continue reading

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London .NET user group

The email forwarding for dnug.org.uk is working once again, so you can sign up via the site if you want to. Those of you who have already tried to sign up via the site, could you please re-try? Sorry for the … Continue reading

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London .NET user group 25th January – sign up issues

It looks like I have lost mail forwarding in the troubles of the last few days, so while I sort that out you MUST use the mailing list to sign up. If you have tried to sign up via meetings@dnug.org.uk … Continue reading

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