Daniel Harris

Coding, The Cloud, and Tech

17. October 2013 12:11
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Solved: Windows 8.1 Upgrade Link gives a 403 Forbidden error - Windows RT and Windows Pro

17. October 2013 12:11 by | 0 Comments

If you are clicking the links on the Microsoft website to try and get to the update to 8.1, and you are getting a 403 Forbidden Error, then try hitting the following address in your browser: ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade Just copy and paste that into your browser address bar, hit enter, and you ... [More]

13. August 2013 12:19
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Could we see the introduction of a Subscription Model with Visual Studio 2013?

13. August 2013 12:19 by | 0 Comments

This is something I’ve been thinking about ever since I saw there would be a new Visual Studio release in 2013… Is there a chance we could see a subscription model become available later this year? With the next release being just a year after the previous release, I’ve seen some... [More]

9. July 2013 07:50
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Fire and forget a stored procedure (or anything else) from ASP.NET / C# (Using the TPL)

9. July 2013 07:50 by | 0 Comments

Just give me the code and skip the background story Recently I had somebody come to me and tell me that an internal system we use for importing data was giving a timeout when importing a larger than usual file. I found that the actual import of the data was happening very quickly, which actually i... [More]

27. June 2013 00:40
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Surface RT - Compression Artifacts (Pixelation) during video playback

27. June 2013 00:40 by | 0 Comments

Thought I would quickly post this to save others the possible headache of figuring out why their Surface RT suddenly starting showing compression artifacts during video playback. In my case other apps, including some of the more demanding games continued to run fine. The issue seems to be caused b... [More]

7. May 2013 19:26
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Utilising Office 365 as a Google Reader Replacement

7. May 2013 19:26 by | 0 Comments

With the demise of Google Reader looming, i've turned to outlook, and Office 365 to replace some of the most basic functionality, and surprisingly it does pretty much everything I need... [More]

1. March 2013 00:32
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How to access Exchange admin pages for the new (2013) Office 365 Small Business and Office 365 Small Business Premium Plans

1. March 2013 00:32 by | 0 Comments

I recently signed up for a trial of the new 2013 version of Office 365. I signed up for the Small Business Premium Plan to decide whether I should migrate my personal content over and cancel my existing plan. Since trying it, I have decided that I will just wait for my existing service to be fully ... [More]

1. March 2013 00:05
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Fix - Creating Workflows in SharePoint Designer has stopped working for SharePoint Online (Office 365) Sites

1. March 2013 00:05 by | 0 Comments

Over the past few days I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out why SharePoint Designer suddenly stopped working for creating workflows. This issue started occurring on both my own SharePoint site (P1 Plan) and all clients (Ranging between E1, E2, and E3). When creating a new list work... [More]