This article explains in detail how to use NSIS to create an application setup package for a Windows solution that includes both a Windows service and a Windows forms application. I start from the basics and then proceed to cover very advanced Windows application creation concepts to help you get up to speed on using NSIS.
When working with InfoPath, there are many scenarios where you may need to modify InfoPath XSN files. These include: fixing errors, changing web service urls, tweaking file names or SQL connection strings, removing/editing some value(s), etc. Thankfully, since InfoPath XSN files are just containers (cabinet or .cab files) of many other files, we can use built-in windows tools to break them open, make our changes, and then repackage them. This article explains the full process with an example.
Have you come across Windows 10 N and KN versions and wondered what they were? You’re not alone. Many people are still not aware of these special editions of Windows even though they have been around since Windows XP. In this article, I discuss exactly what they contain (or lack) and talk about the backstory that prompted their creation in the first place.
The Get Windows 10 program (popularly referred to as GWX) was officially ended on July 29, 2016. This seemed to imply that the only legal way of upgrading to Windows 10 going forward was to buy it. This article explains how a free Windows 10 upgrade can still be done even though the GWX app has been removed from old Windows versions.
Developers often need to set up “playground” development environments where they have full privileges to manipulate stuff. Here, I summarize the steps for setting up a SharePoint development virtual machine (VM). This article focuses on the nuances of installing SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 On Windows Server 2012 R2.
Windows 10 will be the next major release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is scheduled for release late 2015. The question on many people’s minds, however, is: “What happened to Windows 9?” It seems a little illogical to move from Windows 8/8.1 straight to Windows 10. This article discusses some partially confirmed and mostly speculative reasons why Microsoft decided to ditch Windows 9 even though it was the next obvious version number, and move straight to Windows 10.