Dual boot: Vista and Win Server 2003

Wow! It was a long long long installation weekend. My Laptop’s hard disk died a week ago, and I got new one which means installations!

I need both Vista and Server 2003 with Dual boot configuration on my laptop. Vista is my work and development machine, server 2003 hosted Team Foundation Server – my presentations machine.

It seems that this is not so easy to configure dual boot with Vista…after 2 formats and re-installation I finally succeeded!

Why does it so complicated? earlier versions of the Windows are incompatible with the new Windows Vista startup method. Windows Vista uses a new Boot Configuration Database (BCD) store. This store contains a boot menu and all the information about operating systems that are installed on the computer. Therefore, a Boot.ini file that is from an earlier version of the Windows operating system cannot be used to start Windows Vista.

How did I solve it? I found this useful KB and a great tool: EasyBCD.

Next time I’ll be smarter…

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Brent Carlson's Presentation

My company, SRL, organized yesterday very interersting presentation which delivered by Mr. Brent Carlson, CTO and co-founder of LogicLibrary, on “New methodologies and governance in SOA implementation“.
The event focused on explaining how to avoid SOA becoming ABOS (A Bunch Of Services), by managing (governing) the process of creating those services and making sure the organization re-uses it’s pre-existing resources.
It is common known that we we need a solution that enables enterprises to understand what assets exist, where they’re located and how each fits into a company’s business and technical landscape.

So, how can we satifty this need? ….Mr. Carlson introduced LogicLibrary’s solution: Logidex application, with which the governing mentioned above can be done. It seems this is relevant to very large organizations, not medium and small companies.

Maybe I didn’t understand him well , but I had the feeling that Logidex sees TeamSystem only as Source Control repository and expect to get other inputs from other applications (Like defects management system etc.). I came back home very confused and I prommised my self to investigate this issue more deeply.

Are you ready for 2008?

Microsoft’s best professionals in Team System, ASP.NET, Architecture, WCF, WF, SQL Server and more, open three days of concentrated courses. You can check the courses list here.

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Free Download: Refactor!™ for ASP.NET

Refactor! for ASP.NET version 2.2 by Developer Express is freely available to all ASP.NET 2.0 developers.

This release includes refactorings dedicated to ASP.NET development.

Great tool!

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