The TechEd Europe Apps – part 1

October 15, 2014
There are some apps that are really useful during TechEd Europe and with less then two weeks to go we better start learning how to use them.


In this blog post I will cover the Ch9 Events app. In the app you will sync your schedule and receive updates to the content catalog, before and during the conference.

In an upcoming post I will cover theKrewe apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.x.

Start by downloading the Ch9 Events for Windows 8,x | Windows Phone | iOS | Android

Windows 8

1 Install the app from Windows Store

2 Log in using your Microsoft Account

3 Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link

4. Pin it to the start screen

5. Enjoy

Windows Phone

1. Install the app from Windows Phone

2. Log in using your Microsoft Account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link

4. Pin it to the start screen.

5. Enjoy


1. Install the app from iTunes

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link

4. Enjoy


1. Install the app from Google Play

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link

4. Enjoy

Improve MSDN/TechNet download speed

September 4, 2014

The other day I had to download some ISO files from MSDN and noticed that it would take quite some time to get the files downloaded using the Download Manager.

What I wanted was to launch the File Transfer Manager (FTM) the ActiveX based tool that did a pretty good job downloading files from MSDN/TechNet.

Internet Explorer 10 or 11 doesn’t launch FTM but what if you want to use it anyway.

To use the File Transfer Manager in Internet Explorer 11 you must launch the emulation mode

  • Press F12 to bring up the F12 Developer Tools window
  • Choose the Emulation icon


  • Document Mode Select 9
  • Under User Agent String choose Internet Explorer 9

Click a download link and you will be prompted to install FTM 🙂

Happy downloading

Attend TechEd 2014 in Houston, online!

May 8, 2014

TechEd Online

Yes you read it. This year it is possible to attend  Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers online. Well to some extent, as a trusted subscriber of the TechEd Insider Newsletter I just recived information that the following sessions will be Live streamed.

So come on what are you waiting for Register today and plan to join me for the LIVE stream May 12–15, 2014.

This is a perfect preperation for all the good stuff to come at TechEd Europe, 28-31 October in Barcelona, Spain.

I will be on twitter so lets connect and discuss the session during and afterwards, hashtag #msTechEdOnline

I will use the twitter hashtag mentioned below until other information is provided by TechEd staff.

Update from TechEd official blog:
TechEd 2014 LiveStream Details

Time Session ID
May 12 at 11-12 noon FDN02 Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Server
May 12 at 1:15-2:30pm DCIM-B318 Windows PowerShell Unplugged with Jeffrey Snover
May 12 at 3-4:15pm PCIT-B342 RemoteApp for Mobility and BYOD
May 12 at 4:45-6pm PCIT-B410 Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: MVP Experts Panel
May 13 at 8:30-9:45am DEV-B385 INTRODUCING: The Future of .NET on the Server
May 13 at 10:15-11:30am DEV-B411 DEEP DIVE: The Future of .NET on the Server
May 13 at 1:30-2:45pm WIN-B328 Group Policy: Notes from the Field – Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
May 13 at 3:15-4:30pm PCIT-B318 Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Overview Session
May 13 at 5-6:15pm DCIM-B340 TWC: Sysinternals Primer: TechEd 2014 Edition
May 14 at 8:30-9:45am WIN-B335 Making Sense of the Microsoft Information Protection Stack
May 14 at 10:15-11:30am DCIM-B386 Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi on Cloud Computing
May 14 at 1:30-2:45pm DEV-B417 Entity Framework: Building Applications with Entity Framework 6
May 14 at 3:15-4:30pm DCIM-B418 Windows PowerShell Best Practices and Patterns: Time to Get Serious
May 14 at 5-6:15pm DCIM-B380 What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
May 15 at 8:30-9:45am WIN-B358 Real-World Windows 8.1 Deployment Notes from the Field
May 15 at 10:15-11:30am DEV-B362 Async Best Practices for C# #msTechEdOnlineand Visual Basic
May 15 at 1-2:15pm PCIT-B329 VDI Deployment Walkthrough
May 15 at 2:45-4pm WIN-B359 2014 Edition: How Many Coffees Can You Drink While Your PC Starts?

You know I be there…

Change default e-mail client in Windows 8.1

November 12, 2013

Have you been experiencing that e-mail links open in the Windows Mail app? You know you can change that!


PC Settings –> Search and Apps –> Defaults

How to disable Autocorrect in Windows 8.1

November 12, 2013

The autocorrect feature in Windows 8.1 can be absolutely lethal. The corrections doesn’t always suggest the best options.

You disable the function on the device under PC Settings.


You can also configure these policy settings in a GPO.
File Name:
Globalization.admxPolicy Setting Name:
Turn off autocorrect misspelled wordsScope:
Policy Path:
Control Panel\Regional and Language Options
Registry Information:
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International!TurnOffAutocorrectMisspelledWords

Ugrading Windows 8 to 8.1

October 17, 2013

When i first tried to upgrade my Surface Pro i ran in to an issue. I got a HTTP error 403.

To work this out, update your apps and install any security updates. Then browse in to the Store and there it is Ler

I’m downloading the updata at the moment and my next post will be from my new Windows 8.1 install.

Pre Order Surface 2

October 16, 2013

You know that the pre orders of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are available.

I have used my Surface Pro as my primary device since I got my hands on it and I must say I do love it. My two daughters have a Surface RT each and they use it all the time. Since the RT comes with Office installed they use it in school also and they really like it too.

By the way, I will not upgrade to Surface Pro 2 with you!
NOT because I don’t like it, because I LOVE the one I already have.

Price guidelines below for Surface 2:

32 GB – 3 895 SEK
64 GB – 4 795 SEK
Price guidelines below for Surface Pro 2:
64 GB – 7 895 SEK
128 GB – 8 795 SEK
256 GB – 11 495 SEK
512 GB – 15 995 SEK