Mulitiple Monitors + Notebooks = Hidden Windows

On my main machine, a T60 Thinkpad, I’m still using XP. Next month, I’ll be getting a new Thinkpad which I’ll install Vista 64 until then I’m still dealing with a small problem. When I’m at work with the dual monitors every thing runs just fine but when I get home and restart some apps(…)

Project Web Server ActiveX controls cannot be downloaded

I ran into this issue today. When I logged into our Project Web Server website I received this error: The controls for Project Web Access cannot be downloaded correctly. To download the controls: Verify your security settings in Internet Explorer are set to allow ActiveX controls to be downloaded. Check to see if Internet Explorer(…)

Google Calendar Sync Issue

Recently, I started to use Google Calendar to share my schedule with my wife. To do this I’m using Google’s Outlook Calendar Sync utility. The first version that I used ( worked fine but it didn’t get all of my appointments and it loaded my Deleted folder with thousands of blank appointments after each sync.(…)

Free SQL Server 2008 Courses From Microsoft

Microsoft is offering free SQL Server 2008 online courses. The offered titles are: What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Enterprise Data Platform What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Business Intelligence What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Database Development We’ve been keeping our ear pretty close to the ground on SQL Server 2008(…)

Setting the default browser in Visual Studio

Since installing Visual Studio 2008 when I debug web projects VS opened the project in my default browser (currently Maxthon) and not Internet Explorer. Of course this isn’t what I wanted. So I opened up trusty Google and found an answer on As it turns out setting this is quite simple. Open a WebForm(…)

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

Microsoft has released the Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 Training Kit. The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0,(…)