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Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

I had a great time presenting at the GSP Developers Guild last night.  Thanks to everyone for letting me go a little long on the presentation!  There was so much to cover and I still didn’t show everything that is new and exciting.

Here is a link to my presentation.

Thanks to everyone for coming out….

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Windows 8 – Cage Match – XAML vs. HTML

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

I had a great time presenting with Brian Hitney over Windows 8 at the Charlotte ALT.NET user group this past Tuesday night.  We had some very good discussions concerning developing applications using XAML and HTML.

Here is a link to the slides.

Thanks to all who came out!

Window 8.1 & VS2013

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that I will be speaking with Brian Hitney covering Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013.  This event is sponsored by the Charlotte Windows App Developers group.  Here is a summary of the session:

This presentation will dive into the latest changes and updates to VS2013 and Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8, and there are a number of new features to take advantage of or plan for.

Here is a link to the event for you to register for free :  Register

This should be a great in-depth session to help you get ready using Visual Studio 2013 and the free upgrade for Windows 8

Hope to see you there!

Introducing Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the Enterprise Developers Guild this coming Tuesday, August 27th.  Here is a summary of my topic:

We are in some exciting times with a new version of Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview announced with Build 2013 from Microsoft. Microsoft is moving towards a faster rev cycle and this makes it even more exciting to try and stay up to date with all the changes. This presentation will highlighting some of the new features and capabilities in Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

UPDATE:  Here is a link to the slides.  Here is a link to the Windows 8.1 SDK samples.

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Windows 8.1 and Cisco VPN – Error 56

July 19, 2013 5 comments

After upgrading my OS to Windows 8.1, I ran into the following error dialog when trying to launch my Cisco VPN client:

 

Cisco VPN Error 56

 

I went to my Services and tried to start the, “Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service” from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) but I received the following error:

Cisco VPN service error

 

Next, I went to Windows Event Viewer and found the following error under the System category:

Windows Event Viewer

 

Now that I had a better description as to why the service wasn’t working properly, I decided to perform a quick search and see what I could find.  The following two links were exactly what I needed:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2041426

http://adminramble.com/cisco-vpn-client-error-56-service-starts-and-then-stops/

I went back to the Services using MMC and found the “Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)” service and stopped the service and also changed the Startup type to Manual as shown below:

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Once I made that change, I simply went back to the “Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service” and tried to start it again.

That is all it took to get my Cisco VPN client working again.  I am not really sure why this is happening but hope this helps anyone else who runs into the problem as well.

 

 

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Introducing Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

July 17, 2013 1 comment

I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at WNC Developers Guild this coming Thursday, July 18th.  My topic will cover what is new on Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview.  We will take look at what is new in Windows 8.1 and also some of the new features in Visual Studio 2013.

Update:  Here is a link to the slides.

Look forward to seeing you there!!