Author Archives: Peter Meinl

About Peter Meinl

IT Consultant

My Windows 8.1 upgrade and usage experiences

This post describes my experiences with upgrading from Win7 to Win81 and using it for a few days. I hope this will help others to avoid some problems and make them aware of (silently) missing functionality in Win81. I posted … Continue reading

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How to move from Hotmail and Gmail to Office 365 as a Server for Outlook desktop and Windows Phone 8

When moving to Office 365 I found it difficult to stop my Windows Phone syncing its calendar and contacts with Hotmail. Here is how I finally did it. For the reasons I was using Hotmail and Gmail see Synchronize Windows … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 8 on an old X61s ThinkPad

[11 Nov 2012: added Bluetooth support] [25 Feb 2013: Add warning against installing the newer ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration driver for Win8] Windows 8 installed fine on my old ThinkPad X61s and runs nicely and fast (the little old thing … Continue reading

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A WebCrawler demonstrating the Beauty of TPL Dataflow

[2012-Oct-13 Updated downloadable code to wait for cancel to complete] Für mehr Informationen zu diesem Thema in Deutsch siehe meinen in Heft 6/2013 kommenden Artikel “Gleichzeitig zum Erfolg, Parallele Programmierung und Dataflow mit .NET” im dotnetpro Magazin. This post demonstrates … Continue reading

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WP7 Background Agent Pitfalls and App/Agent Synchronization

To put this post into perspective see Windows Phone 7 App Development Helpers and Time Savers. Background agents are a very important feature for WP7 apps. Agents allow you to run code in background while the app is not running … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 App Development Helpers and Time Savers

Für mehr Informationen zu diesem Thema in Deutsch siehe meine kommenden Artikel “Phone, Schweiß und Tränen” und “Aus App-Gründen ans Licht” im dotnetpro Magazin, Ausgaben 9 und 10/2012. The Windows Phone is a fascinating app platform and Microsoft’s Visual Studio … Continue reading

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Managing BLOBs using SQL Server FileStream via EF and WCF streaming

Für mehr Informationen zu diesem Thema in Deutsch siehe meinen Artikel “Stream das BLOB” im dotnetpro Magazin 6/2012. With FileStream SQL Server 2008+ stores BLOBs in the NTFS file system instead of its table store and offers fast streaming access. … Continue reading

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