Internet Explorer 9 Ugly Text Rendering

A picture is worth a thousand words.



Same text acceleration technologies didn’t pan out so well in WPF.  Hitting IE9 Compatibility View button fixes things, but is that a solution or a workaround? Sarcastic smile


Reactive Programming at KulenDayz 2010

Reactive Programming for .NET and Silverlight

Find PPTX slides and VS2010 demo sources for my KulenDayz 2010 session here:

Read more about my thoughts and observations on Rx Framework here in coming weeks…
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Change Visual Studio 2010 UI colors

If you don’t like default Visual Studio 2010’s default UI colors:image

…download Visual Studio Color Theme Editor (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/20cd93a2-c435-4d00-a797-499f16402378)

Try some built-in themes, or configure you’re own…imageimage


Outlook 2010 + Dynamics CRM 4.0 Client

If you’re running Outlook 2007 with Dynamics CRM 4.0 Outlook Client, you’re probably wondering if the CRM client will continue to work…
Short answer is: YES!!! Open-mouthed


The trouble is installation process: works only on 32-bit Office, cannot be installed on Outlook 2010 (installer will complain that supported Outlook is not installed) – you have to upgrade Outlook 2007 with already installed CRM client.
After upgrade you’ll have to reenable CRM add-in by visiting “Add-ins” in “Outlook Options”: Office Button > Options.

UPDATE 12/3/2009:image
Outlook 2010 Beta and CRM Client Update Rollup 7 work and play like a charm! Just install from a link on a CRM page. No more upgrades from Office 2007 needed, but 32-bit Outlook is still a requirement.
Annoyances like pop-up warnings with IE8 are still “in-the-box!”… SadBut terrible startup when CRM server not available is SOLVED!!!! In mere seconds Outlook will report that CRM server is not available and continue loading without blocking… WOHOO!



Office Sharepoint Server 2007 troubles with Event 10016; and a solution

There seems to be a recurring issue with MOSS deployments where DCOM security is not properly configured. You’ve maybe seen this one:

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user <domain>\<user> SID (S-1-5…) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

You’ll find a workaround here: http://www.itexperience.net/2008/03/29/event-10016-the-application-specific-permission-settings-do-not-grant-local-launch-permission-for-the-com-server-application/, but if you’re running Windows Server 2008 R2 then you’ll also need this one: http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/Fix-the-SharePoint-DCOM-10016-error-on-Windows-Server-2008-R2.aspx.


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Outlook Web App (aka OWA 2010) in IE8, FF3.5, Chrome3


Finally a full fidelity interface in a browser of your choice… Did you notice in picture that IE8 is the only one that is not loading favicon? :)

Brand new logon page look for a fresh Exchange deployment

ISA and TMG both support customizing default logon page for OWA publishing and can be found here: Customizing HTML Forms in ISA Server 2006. Although procedure is equal for TMG, folders are a bit different… For ISA 2006 folders with web files are located in <ISA Server Installation Directory>\CookieAuthTemplates\ but for TMG (Beta) they are at <ISA Server Installation Directory>\Templates\CookieAuthTemplates.

Starting from today our OWA logon page sports a brand new and modern look:


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