Under the Microscope
WHY You Want to Use a VHD "Virtual Partition" to Dual-Boot Windows 8 Print E-mail
Under the Microscope
Written by Darwin Sanoy   
Friday, September 14, 2012 2:10pm
A while back I went to a Micrsoft Windows 8 developer event to learn the structure of Windows 8 Metro Apps.  During the install fest everyone could have assistance installing Windows 8 and Visual Studio.  For professional developers who don't usually have to start building their dev machine by loading an operating system, this was a huge help.  However, I was surprised to watch as the install fest tech led them through creating a physical partition for Windows 8, or if you really wanted it, he would help you configure a virtual machine.  There is a 3rd very compelling option and my guess is a lot of Administrators and Developers are not aware of the benefits - in fact is has all the key benefits of both of the other methods wrapped into one.  So let's talk about the benefits and give you some pointers on some how to articles.
 
App-V Error 4615186-1F701639-0000010B Directory Name is Invalid Print E-mail
Under the Microscope
Written by Darwin Sanoy   
Monday, June 11, 2012 11:54am

"App-V Directory Name is Invalid" is fairly simple to fix, but why does it come up specifically on software that seems like it should be super simple to sequence?  And how do we prevent it in future packges?  Let's dive in and put it under the microscope.