Author Archives: Peter Meinl

About Peter Meinl

IT Consultant

Windows Service Worker Options

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “Windows-Services leicht gemacht” im dotnetpro Magazin.] Implementation patterns used for Windows Services can seriously influence performance, reactivity, computing resource consumption, stability and energy consumption of our systems. This post shares alternative patterns for creating … Continue reading

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Simple WCF

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “WCF-Services leicht gemacht” im dotnetpro Magazin.] Choosing WCF options and configuring them can be quite cumbersome and demanding. This post shares a very simple approach for using WCF services. Download complete code. My simple … Continue reading

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Tamed FileSystemWatcher

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “Gezähmte Beobachter” im Windows Developer Magazin.] [July 11, 2015: Fixed bugs in code. See changelog in readme.txt] This post shares robust wrappers around the standard FileSystemWatcher (FSW)  fixing problems commonly encountered when using it … Continue reading

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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 Artikel “Gleichzeitig zum Erfolg, Parallele Programmierung und Dataflow mit .NET” im dotnetpro Magazin, Heft 6/2013. This post demonstrates the beauty … Continue reading

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