February 2011 archive

Windows Phone 7 Version Information

I was working with the updated version of the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) emulator and was curious to find out what software versions were running on it.  Here is the output I got: (Sorry, this picture was lost. ?) For those of you who search for this kind of information, the plain text: OS Platform: …

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If Windows Azure Cmdlets v1.3 Won’t Install

I downloaded the latest Windows Azure Cmdlets to manage my cloud storage at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/azurecmdlets.  However, it could find my installed Azure SDK v1.3. If running the “C:\WASMCmdlets\startHere.cmd” fails to find the “Windows Azure Software Development Kit 1.3” on the “Detecting Required Software” screen, it is because it is looking for version 1.3.11122.0038 of the SDK. …

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When Microsoft Word Won’t Start

If you try to run Microsoft Word and it crashes before it even opens, look for a normal.dot or normal.dotx file in your user profile and rename it to normal.dotm.old.  Then try restarting Word. On Windows XP this file can usually be found in: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates On Windows Vista and Windows 7 this …

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