September 2006 - Posts

Curious about what software works with Windows Vista? Check out this unofficial list in convenient wiki format that lists software that is compatibile.

Windows Vista RC1 Software Compatibility List

Feeling brave? The beta for SP1 of Visual Studio 2005 is not avaiable for those who register at Microsoft Connect. I haven't seen any exact details on what fixes it includes, but if you are feeling so inclined, you may visit the link below.

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta

This is old news now, but the Atlas September CTP came out this week. Some of the new features include new toolkit controls such as a Slider as well as lots of new animation support. A lot of it looks pretty neat. Go try it out if you haven't already.

Atlas September CTP

This isn't really development related but if you are crazy enough to have Vista installed like I am and you want to join a domain, here is how to do it. First, as usual with joining any domain, make sure that your primary DNS server is set to the IP address of your domain controller. Secondly, if you have a WINS server, be sure and set that IP address as well. If more than likely you don't, edit your LMHOSTS file and add a line line the one below. domaincontrollername #PRE #DOM:domainname

Replace out the ip above for the IP address of your domain controller. Replace out the domain controller's machine name and then lastly specify the short name for your domain name.

Lastly, the key step for Windows Vista. Run the Local policies tool. Click on Start and type in secpol.msc in the Search box. Expand Local Policies -> Security Options and click on Network Security: Lan Manager Authentication Level Change the option of this value to Send LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.

After that, you should be ready to join the domain. I have had better luck just specfiying the short name for the domain as opposed to the full domain name (i.e. MYDOMAIN instead of

AppDev has Yet Another AppDev Training CD. This time on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. If you haven't messed with reporting services yet, it is defintiely a good tool to use for well... reporting. I am sure this CD is just an intro to it, but it might be a good way to get started with reporting services.

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services AppDev Training CD