15-Minute Beginner’s Guide to Windows 8

Introduction Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, and is available to developers on MSDN.  It's quite disorientating for people who've worked with Windows for a while.  I've been playing with it and wrote some notes for myself, so I thought I'd turn them into a quick guide to navigating your way around it. I'm … Continue reading 15-Minute Beginner’s Guide to Windows 8

Running Visual Studio as an Administrator under Windows Vista

Introduction This article discusses why we should run Visual Studio as an administrator, and examines the easiest way to do that under Windows Vista. Visual Studio and Administrator Rights As .Net developers we need to be able to run Visual Studio as a Windows administrator. Visual Studio 2005 actually warns you at start up if … Continue reading Running Visual Studio as an Administrator under Windows Vista