Zainal Arifin

Little blog in the big web community world

Internet Explorer 8 is shipped today

I just saw email from one of our company's VPs about IE8 is shipped today, and can be downloaded...

Author: zainala Date: 03/19/2009

Has Windows Vista issues? Use Microsoft Answers to find the solution

Look for the answers for your Windows Vista problems from Microsoft Answers site.

Author: zainala Date: 12/30/2008

Photosynth in Silverlight

This is very cool, check this out.

Author: zainala Date: 12/14/2008

Silverlight on Linux Beta is released

Soon we'll start seeing Silverlight application running on the Linux platform. More info on the...

Author: zainala Date: 12/03/2008

Putting resource in separate xaml files

In Silverlight, we usually define several shared resources (i.e. definition of Color, Brush, Style,...

Author: zainala Date: 11/30/2008

Cool Silverlight debugging tool

This tool Silverlight Spy is pretty neat for seeing what inside Silverlight app.

Author: zainala Date: 11/30/2008

Get rid of file hiberfil.sys

I was working on my old machine running Windows XP to connect to internet (it hasn't connected to...

Author: zainala Date: 11/29/2008

Changing HTML page title from Silverlight

Recently I wrote following Silverlight code and got stuck with the runtime error (as being commented...

Author: zainala Date: 11/24/2008

Generic delegate in C# 3.0 or .NET 3.5

As we do event-based programming or implement publish-subscribe pattern, we use the delegate feature...

Author: zainala Date: 11/16/2008

Innovation, Failure and Success

I just read this pretty good book The Riddle: Where Ideas Come From and How to Have Better Ones, and...

Author: zainala Date: 11/06/2008

Incorrect installed date in Windows Update

My laptop informed me about new windows update, which then I installed it. After the installation...

Author: zainala Date: 11/02/2008

Silverlight Toolkit November 2008 is released

The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of Silverlight controls, components and utilities made...

Author: zainala Date: 10/28/2008

Professional Developers Conference 2008

This week Microsoft will host a big event in LA, check here.

Author: zainala Date: 10/27/2008

Model View Controller in ASP.NET

Today I just learned ASP.NET enables us to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications. I need to...

Author: zainala Date: 10/21/2008

Microsoft releases Silverlight 2

The official news can be read here, but the runtime will be available for download on Tuesday, Oct...

Author: zainala Date: 10/13/2008

Adding a customized icon to a web page

When I type a URL on IE, the browser will display the web page and also will show an icon (most...

Author: zainala Date: 10/09/2008

Button Content behavior changes in Silverlight RC0

Recently I ran into an issue with my Silverlight application after I migrating it from Silverlight 2...

Author: zainala Date: 10/07/2008

Silverlight 2 RC0 is available now

Silverlight 2 Release Candidate Zero (RC0) is available this week, check this official Microsoft...

Author: zainala Date: 09/27/2008

The 10 Rules of Successful Communication

Here are the ten rules from Frank Luntz's book "Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What...

Author: zainala Date: 09/20/2008

Debugger extension in Visual Studio - Part 2

Continuing my previous post on using type proxy for extending the debugger feature in Visual Studio,...

Author: zainala Date: 09/16/2008

Debugger extension in Visual Studio

Visual Studio provides some nice features to allow us extending the debugging capability. This time...

Author: zainala Date: 09/14/2008

Generate new ideas using SCAMPER techniques

The SCAMPER system was developed by Bob Eberle which we can use to brainstorm new ideas and being...

Author: zainala Date: 09/12/2008

AutoCollage 2008 from MS Research

Microsoft Research recently released a simple software app (called AutoCollage 2008) that allows us...

Author: zainala Date: 09/08/2008

Four customer values

Here are the four values which customers typically are looking for, and willing to pay higher price...

Author: zainala Date: 09/07/2008

Another variation of using new operator in C#

I've just learned about another variation we can use in C# to instantiate a class and set its member...

Author: zainala Date: 09/06/2008

All you want to know about Live Meeting

The Live Meeting team has put some materials/resources on the Technet site. Check it out here out to...

Author: zainala Date: 09/02/2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

IE 8 Beta 2 from Microsoft is available today and can be downloaded from here. It has some new cool...

Author: zainala Date: 08/27/2008

We can't be always right

Nice excerpt from How to Win Friends & Influence People book: When Theodore Roosevelt was in the...

Author: zainala Date: 08/26/2008

Image reflection in XAML

It's relatively easy writing code in XAML to create a UI to display a reflective image. I'll...

Author: zainala Date: 08/25/2008

Tips for improving software responsiveness

There are a few software responsiveness techniques I pick up from GUI Bloopers 2.0 book, and I think...

Author: zainala Date: 08/21/2008

Our listening level

As I read from this book, apparently there are five listening levels.We usually listen at one of...

Author: zainala Date: 08/19/2008

Invisibility cloak

I read this recent article about the invisibility cloak, and wow! we're almost there actually. I...

Author: zainala Date: 08/17/2008

Using [] and ESCAPE clause in SQL Server LIKE query

I innocently wrote this SQL SELECT statement to query all rows that have column value started with...

Author: zainala Date: 08/16/2008

Virtualization For Dummies Free EBook

A short version of the ebook (sponsored by AMD and SUN Microsystem) can be downloaded free from...

Author: zainala Date: 08/14/2008

Good book on UI design

I recently read a very good book on user interface (UI) design. GUI Bloopers 2.0 shows us a lot of...

Author: zainala Date: 08/13/2008

08/08/08 08:08:08 AM PST

The timestamp above doesn't mean anything to me, except that's the time I am posting this blog....

Author: zainala Date: 08/08/2008

Let's start saving by using this free energy-monitoring software

Today I ran into an article about Microsoft's join effort with a Seattle-based start-up company,...

Author: zainala Date: 08/06/2008

Using %0 inside the batch file to get the file info

Ok, writing a command/batch file to automate tasks in Windows may be outdated already, but sometimes...

Author: zainala Date: 08/05/2008

Try Office Live

Few years back I signed up for free account on Office Live from Microsoft, which then it allowed me...

Author: zainala Date: 08/04/2008

Intelligent Mail Barcodes

I just learned about this and thought it's worth to share. Currently, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)...

Author: zainala Date: 08/03/2008

Biggest live event on the internet delivered with Silverlight

I'd like to see more people are using our cool Silverlight technology for delivering rich internet...

Author: zainala Date: 08/01/2008

My first MSDN blog

It often fascinates me to see a lot of people working in this company sharing their knowledge thru...

Author: zainala Date: 07/31/2008