i'm proud to announce foxite 5.0. new features include:

- cross browser support: the site should now behave almost the same in any popular browser (ie6, ie7, firefox/mozilla, opera, linux konqueror).
- resizable thread window.
- thread date range filter is increased to 60 days (was 30).
- the author search textbox in thread filter window has been replaced with a keyword search textbox (you can still enter a name).
- you can submit faqs, tips and tricks etc to the new faq section at http://www.foxite.com/faq/. the new faq section has an rss feed: http://www.foxite.com/faq/rss.aspx
- you can specify… Continue reading

the other day i picked up a maxtor shared storage nas system from the local computer shop. this system has a 500 gig hard drive, two usb connectors and a 100mbit ethernet lan connector.

after i hooked up the mss to my network switch, it automatically requested an ip address from my dhcp server and it worked.

the nas has a web interface to configure shares and users and other maintenance tasks. if you go to the management site, you can assign a work group / domain name. if you do that, the maxtor shows up in the windows network environment and… Continue reading

take a look at the ms downloads homepage (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en)

- when: 13 november 2006
- where: mercure, bunnik (near utrecht)
- speakers: yag, beth massi, uwe habermann and venelina jordanova
- more info: http://www.sdn.nl/default.aspx?tabid=257 (in dutch)

vfp mvp craig boyd has released a free zip fll library for visual foxpro. read more about it here:

i just received the welcome e-mail from microsoft: i have been awarded the mvp award for visual foxpro for the 4th time.

thank you microsoft and thank you visual foxpro community! congrats to the other mvp's.

more info about the microsoft mvp award program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/. here's a list of current vfp mvp's: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx?product=1&competency=visual+developer+-+visual+foxpro.

as part of the microsoft mvp award, i receive a free subscription to the visual studio team suite msdn package which includes almost all software a real computer geek needs.

products from this subsciption i use every day are:
- visual foxpro 9.0
- visual studio 2003 and visual studio 2005
- ms office 2003
- windows 2003 and windows xp
- sql 2000 and sql 2005

a number of other companies who are not related to microsoft or the ms mvp program in any way, offer special nfr licenses to microsoft mvp's. i use many of these products almost daily. some… Continue reading

again i have to disappoint igor vit. i'm not able to attend his vfp devcon in prague in september. i'm leaving for a vacation in a few days and won't be back until after the party is over. igor is a fantastic guy and his devcon always have great speakers. if you have time, be sure to join the conference and enjoy the city.
microsoft czech republic and daquas organize the 9th visual foxpro devcon, praha 2006 on 11th and 12th september 2006. there will be 10 session presented in english by alan griver, doug hennig and craig berntson, including the keynote… Continue reading

this download installs service pack 1 for microsoft® visual studio® .net™ 2003. fixes in this service pack concern stability and security enhancements made in many areas of the product. a comprehensive list of hotfixes requested by customers since the release of visual studio® .net™ 2003 and included in this service pack can be found by following the appropriate link under related resources on this page.

more info: visual studio .net 2003 sp1

probably old news for many of you, but you can download a copy of vmware server for free from http://www.vmware.com/download/server/.

vmware have released version 1.0.1 two days ago. you can also download loads of pre-built virtual machines here: http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/.

vmware is a perfect tool for developers and software testers who need to run their applications in different operating systems. i guess it's a good tool for system administrators for testing new windows patches etc. by default, vmware server supports the installation of any version of windows (that is windows 3.1 and up), many different linux distributions, novell and solaris and even… Continue reading