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What's your favorite Windows Store App?

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    Or you're cheating by using symbolic links. Wink

    I only do that for SkyDrive Big Smile

     

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    cbae

    @blowdart:

    This problem's been around since at least Windows 7. You have to jump through quite a few hoops to get it to work.

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    cbae

    , blowdart wrote

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    I only do that for SkyDrive Big Smile

    What's this about symbolic links and SkyDrive? Can you use symbolic links to synchronize a network share with SkyDrive?

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Can't you add it from the library's properties?

    Nope. It complains that the network location is not indexed. Going to the indexing settings you can't add a network location.

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    Nope. It complains that the network location is not indexed. Going to the indexing settings you can't add a network location.

    Ohh. My share is on Win7. Which of course has indexing. You have to run search on the machine the share is on.

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , cbae wrote

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    What's this about symbolic links and SkyDrive? Can you use symbolic links to synchronize a network share with SkyDrive?

    I dunno about network shares but it works for removable media -- at least for a time for me. I used Disk Management to map the removable media as a path. Since I reformatted the media from FAT to NTFS I haven't been able to get it to work again (even reformatting it back to FAT). Disk Management complains "invalid parameter" when I try and map the path.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @blowdart: That makes sense. The Music Windows Store App needs all the help it can get in the performance department. Smiley

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    @blowdart: That makes sense. The Music Windows Store App needs all the help it can get in the performance department. Smiley

    Tongue Out More likely it uses the search service to pull the meta data out so it doesn't have to scan the entire share (which is, err >100Gb for me).

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , blowdart wrote

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    Tongue Out More likely it uses the search service to pull the meta data out so it doesn't have to scan the entire share (which is, err >100Gb for me).

     

    So how are you gonna fit that awesome collection on your Nokia 920 with no sd card slot? Wink

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    So how are you gonna fit that awesome collection on your Nokia 920 with no sd card slot? Wink

    Yea don't get me started.

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , blowdart wrote

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    Yea don't get me started.

    LOL! In all honesty you are my favorite Microsoft employee. When you have a sec could you head over to MSR and hop in their cloning machine? They could use more like you. Have a great weekend.

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    cbae

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    LOL! In all honesty you are my favorite Microsoft employee.

    Really? I thought it was Steven Sinofsky. You just can't stop praising him about his uncompromising devotion to improving the Windows experience. Smiley

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    LOL! In all honesty you are my favorite Microsoft employee. When you have a sec could you head over to MSR and hop in their cloning machine? They could use more like you. Have a great weekend.

    MSR won't build me the army of robotic flying monkeys I keep asking them for. They won't let me use their cloning machine either Smiley

     

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    ZippyV

    One problem I have with the store is all these asian apps. If a developer wants his app to be available somewhere he needs to have an English version and/or at least 1 translation in the country's official language.

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    Bas

    , ZippyV wrote

    One problem I have with the store is all these asian apps. If a developer wants his app to be available somewhere he needs to have an English version and/or at least 1 translation in the country's official language.

    Either that or some sort of user-set "these are all the languages I know so only show me apps in these languages" filter.

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    BitFlipper

    Seriously? $6.99 to scroll text across the screen?

    Anyway, I have not been paying detailed attention to the whole "Metro" fiasco, but wasn't there at least an option to license the "Metro" trademark from Metro AG? Who doesn't love money? I'm sure MS would have been better off using "Metro" instead of the lame name we have now. Or maybe Metro AG refused altogether or was just asking for too much?

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    MasterPi

    , BitFlipper wrote

    Seriously? $6.99 to scroll text across the screen?

    Anyway, I have not been paying detailed attention to the whole "Metro" fiasco, but wasn't there at least an option to license the "Metro" trademark from Metro AG? Who doesn't love money? I'm sure MS would have been better off using "Metro" instead of the lame name we have now. Or maybe Metro AG refused altogether or was just asking for too much?

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    BitFlipper

    @MasterPie:OK Ian, sorry didn't realize - still, seems expensive no?

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