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January 2013 Blog Posts

How I Lost My Windows 7 Firewall Rules

I run a Windows 7 Web Server on a Media PC (see here) as my home server and from work, I connected to it using Remote Desktop. I ran Windows Update and part way through the 19 updates, the Remote Desktop connection froze. I figured the updates needed a reboot and but the server never came back up. I’d have to wait till I got home to figure out what happened. When I got home, the server was pretty much how I left it from work. It had completed the updates and was just ready to reboot. The problem...

posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:50 PM | Feedback (3) |

How I Ported a Windows Phone 7 App to WP8

I completed the porting of my Tivo Net Remote app last week from WP7 to WP8 using some ideas from the Nokia Porting Guide. It was published yesterday. I opened the source code solution using the new SDK and verified it compiled. There were minor changes I wanted to get in. One was to remove the Performance Progress Bar from the toolkit and use the native Progress Bar which was fixed to be like the toolkit version. I then created a new project in the solution for the WP8 version. I used the copy-as-link on all the source...

posted @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:14 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Programming WP7 WP8 ]

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