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.

ch9

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 http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

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 http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Pin it to the start screen.

5. Enjoy

Apple

1. Install the app from iTunes

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy

Android

1. Install the app from Google Play

2. Create a EventBoard account

3. Link your account to your Channel 9 profile. click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/linkaccount

4. Enjoy

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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

IE_F12_1

  • 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


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!

Defaults

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.

Autocorrect

You can also configure these policy settings in a GPO.
File Name:
Globalization.admxPolicy Setting Name:
Turn off autocorrect misspelled wordsScope:
User
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.

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/sv-se/pre-order

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

C’ya