Category: Tech

How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows 7

If you are new to command line tasks or just simply can’t figure out how to open the command prompt in Windows 7 you will find it is as simple as navigating the Start Menu

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How to Setup MySQL on Windows 7

If you have ever wanted to setup WordPress on your local machine, or maybe try your hand at PHP development then you would most assuredly want to setup MySQL. In this post I hope to provide a step by step guide on installing and setting up MySQL.

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Steps to Open the IIS Manager in Windows 7

Opening the Internet Information Systems (IIS) Manager (or IIS Manager for short) is a pretty simple task in Windows 7.

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Steps to Open the Control Panel in Windows 7

Working in Windows 7 often requires delving into the Control Panel to launch different applets. The below steps will attempt to guide you through opening the Control Panel.

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Not Another Windows 8 Review

I have been reading a lot of articles and blog posts about Windows 8 and Office 2013 this year. Some love it and some hate it. Personally, after installing the Windows 8 release candidate I found I did like it. It made my system more stable (I have 3 kids that like to use my PC so any stability that can be added is welcome!). I have not had the opportunity to preview Office 2013. I am, however, looking forward to using it. This is not a review of either Windows 8 or Office 2013. It is more a gripe about the people who give negative reviews.

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Using Special Folders in .NET

How many times have you wanted to access in one way or another a system folder on your computer using VB.NET or C#.

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Microsoft and a little thing I like to call Sql Server Reporting Services

Let me start off by saying I think Microsoft’s Sql Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a wonderful thing. ┬áIt gives me, the developer, a way to off load reports and hand them back to the business.

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Balsamiq Mockups

A colleague/buddy of mine recently introduced me to a great product, Balsamiq Mockups, developed by Balsamiq Studios LLC.

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