Month: February 2010

Excel 2010: PowerPivot

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010, formerly known as Project "Gemini", is a data analysis add-in that delivers unmatched computational power directly withing Microsoft Excel 2010…




Backup Exec: VSS Snapshot warning. File <path> is not present on the snapshot.

Ok, i have/had this exception in five different Backup Exec installations. It’s not an error, it’s just a exception/notification that one setup (most often a driver installation) registered a file for the VSS (Volume Shadow Service) to backup….




Windows Server 2008 R2: Features Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Services (including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)), BranchCache, and DirectAccess technologies….




WCF Service: Adding a reference results in: System.BadImageFormatException

I have a Solution with a WCF Service Project, a few Classes in projects and a Winform Project. When trying to add a Service Reference from within the Winform Project i always got the Microsoft WCF Service Host – ‘System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘file’…..




VS.NET: Add Service Reference, Discover Service does not work

Trying to add a Service Reference in Visual Studio using the Discover Services in Solution and the Wizard can’t find the Service in the Solution?…




VS.NET: Visual Studio 2010 Extension Manager

One of the powerful aspect of Visual Studio is its ability to be extended and many people do that. You can find numerous extensions at the Visual Studio Gallery. The VSX team links to a 4-part blog series on how to create and share templates. You can also look find extension examples on the vsx…



PowerShell: Delete specific files recursively / recursive

Okay, this post I’m going to write down for my personal notes but also for you.. Ever needed to delete a specific file, in my case in need to delete (remove-item) all *.pdb files in one of my Visual Studio Solution.. recursive of course. To get a list of Files use the Get-ChildItem CmdLet. Extend…




CMD: Merge splitted files using copy command

Need to merge two files like, let’s say Textfile1.txt and Textfile2.txt into one single file? Easy, just use the old copy command to achieve this….