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Boosting performance of Asus RT-N66U

Over time my home network has grown and years are changed also the habits of consuming media at home. When I bought Asus RT-N66U some years ago it was well performing home router. Now came the point when continuing the old way was not an option anymore as things were degraded a lot. Performance boost was needed and here is what I did to get my veteran router back on track.

Detecting faces on photos using Microsoft Cognitive Services

I started playing with Microsoft Cognitive Services and discovered that it makes many otherwise complex tasks very easy. This blog post shows how to build web application that detects faces on uploaded photo.

Silverlight 5 announced!

ust finished watching Silverlight Firestarter event where ScottGu made a keynote where he told about the future of Silverlight. There were some demos of Silverlight by SAP and IIS Media Server 4.0 new features by Chris Knowlton who demoed how to stream webcam pic to desktop, Windows Phone 7 and iPad. There was also demo […]

Exam 70-541 – TS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development

Today I passed Microsoft exam 70-541: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development. This exam gives you MCTS certificate. In this posting I will talk about the exam and also give some suggestions about books to read when preparing for exam.

Exam 70-448 – TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

The another exam I passed was 70-448 – TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance. This exam covers Business Intelligence (BI) solutions development and maintenance on SQL Server 2008 platform. It was not easy exam, but if you study then you can do it.

Exam 70-630 – TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring

It has been really quiet here but I wasted no time. I passed exam 70-630 – TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring and in this posting I will give you a short overview of this very-very easy exam.

Using Orca to manage MSI packages

There are many programs that come with MSI installer and not every installer is free of bugs or small problems. If you are building your own installer using Visual Studio you may want to change it before publishing it to users. Here is little overview of my main free tool called Orca.

Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler

If you want to know how .Net Framework works internally then there is very good book by Serge Lidin – Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler. Serge Lidin is author of IL Assembler, IL Disassembler. He is also one of those guys who wrote IL Assembler language specification. So I think he knows the topic very well.

Windows Installer and Extensibility.dll

Windows Installer is one of my favorite problem childs – of course, when it has mysteriuos problems. I found a problem when installing Outlook add-in on machine that has no extensibility features installed on it. Something was missing and installer gave me the famous “Unable to get installer types” error. After pointless waste of time tracing installer and checking its logs I checked out what’s going on in file system.