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How to move the Microsoft OneDrive folder location in Windows 7

Often folks add secondary hard drives to their computers to free up storage space on their primary hard drives.  As part of this process one would typically move various “data” folders from their primary system drive to a secondary hard drive with a larger capacity.  One such example of this could be moving your Microsoft OneDrive folder and all of…

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Windows – Quickly launching commonly used programs

A nice feature introduced way back in Windows Vista is being able to “pin” programs to the taskbar and then launch those pinned programs by pressing the Windows key and a number key. Win+1 launches the first program you have pinned, Win+2 launches the second one, and so on.     Just a quick tip in case you didn’t know…

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VMWare Fusion 5 Released for Mac Users

For Mac users, one of the most popular ways to use Windows is through a virtual machine method because it allows the Mac user to control their Mac OS X operating system while another operating system runs in a separate window. It is an option separate from using Apple’s Boot Camp ability, which allows the user to partition their storage…

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Growing up with Microsoft

I first got started with computers back in the 80’s with a Tandy 1000 Series computer and used MS-DOS quite a bit.  I then graduated from DOS and worked my way through all the Windows versions over the years.  Today I came across this blog post that shows what happens if you try to upgrade a machine from MS-DOS to Windows…

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Enabling and configuring HTTP compression in IIS6

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to figure out various ways to make my latest project’s ASP.NET application run faster.  One of the ways that I was able to get some “free” (i.e. no code changes) performance was to enable HTTP compression on our web server. While not a new concept, for some reason I really hadn’t…

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Setting up SSL with IIS for ASP.NET

On my project at work I recently had to deal with securing our IIS 6 website with SSL and forcing that no non-secure requests would be honored. What I quickly found was that IIS didn’t offer a way to automatically redirect any non-secure requests to a secure version of the same page, or some other page (i.e. http://www.yoursite.com/login.aspx redirect automatically…

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