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  • The new Office: Identity, Activation and Data Access with a User-based Office

    Who sells a 5x5 key (and what is that?)   The only thing I can find from vendors - Amazon, Best Buy, Provantage, etc are keys for online install.  To get a DVD key from that, you have to register an Email address, then click "DVD product key".   That process is ephemeral, when it even works.  Often it says "Activation Server unavailable try later", but it never works again for that Email address.   Those Email accounts and Office registrations are promptly deleted, so woe to me if I lose a DVD key.

    Also, Microsoft no longer sells Office 2010 at any price, which would be a solution to my problem.

  • The new Office: Identity, Activation and Data Access with a User-based Office

    Thank you for the informative video which clarifies how persistent authentication is performed, with the options to store documents locally.

    As a small time developer, I am very disappointed with the experience with installing and activating Office now.  I'm too small to qualify for volume licensing, but my customers run PCs that aren't connected to the Internet.   It has become increasingly difficult to buy what I need - a DVD with a license key that allows me to just install, with the option for phone activation if necessary while offline.  Getting DVD install keys for multiple PCs is sometimes a cloak-and-dagger operation of creating an Email account, getting the key, then installing.   And hoping that the Email account allows a DVD install key, which may or may not happen for unknown reasons.

     

  • Inside Parallel Extensions for .NET 2008 CTP Part 2

    GREAT topic, GREAT interview!

    Since I didn't know where to post this -
      1.) New site is very slow on IE7 / XP SP3 : 55 seconds to display the first page.
      2.) Unable to log in with IE7 - had to use FireFox which was faster to load and logs in fine.

  • John Bocharov and Hank Janssen: Introduction to SQL Server Driver for PHP (SQLPHP)

    Charles wrote:
    

    I am not having any problems streaming the file when clicking on FullScreen button (it really should not be though of as Full Screen since the file is not encoded thus... We will change that link to make sense...).



      Thanks for the info.   I finally tracked it down.  I needed some more privileges - I can run it as administrator and it works.     It used to work without that; it might be the funky extra text box that now appears on the bottom 1/4 of the video.   Older "Full Screen" videos used to work at this same privilege setting.

       Re: Terminology "Full Screen"- that doesn't matter to me - I just like the fact that it begins playing immediately and doesn't use as much bandwidth.  Newbies might find it easier to have the correct link though.

  • John Bocharov and Hank Janssen: Introduction to SQL Server Driver for PHP (SQLPHP)

    For this video, (as for many others), I am unable to get the "Full Screen" link to work.   I can run the "Download" link, but it takes forever to download by comparison.


      WMP 11 results in this message on the Full Screen link:

    Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.  For additional assistance, click Web Help.

    This error might have been triggered by an error in another program or component of Windows. The following information describes the original error.

    Original Error Code
     

    Original Error Message

    C00D002B
     

    The request is invalid in the current state.

  • ARCast.TV - App Of The Future: The Internet Service Bus (Part 1 of 2)

    malcolms wrote:
    Someone has to comment on these silverlight players because this waiting for them to download when you hit the page sux.

    I have t0 wait at least 45 seconds and freezes the browser whilst this is happening.

    I cannot believe that it works this way in this day an age of the web.


      Even conventional media are broken.  I'm using WMP 11 on XP - I prefer "Full Screen" because it's bandwidth friendly and begins playing immediately.   That link often doesn't work lately.

      Clicking on the "Download " link requires 20 minutes of buffering before it even begins playing.
  • Nikola Dudar: STLCLR - STL Development in the Managed World

    For the last several weeks, I have not been able to play the smaller bandwidth-friendly .WMV "Full Screen" version.  The Download version works fine.  I get the following error -

    Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help.

    You've encountered error message C00D11B1 while using Windows Media Player. The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue.

    This error might have been triggered by an error in another program or component of Windows. The following information describes the original error.

    Original Error Code: C00D002B
     Original Error Message:  The request is invalid in the current state.
     


    XP SP2, WMP 11

    Is it just me?

    Am I high on crack?