Creating A System Image With Windows 7

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Consider the following, you have just purchased that new computer and spent hours installing all of your software and now you have everything to your taste. I am not sure about you, but I hate setting up a new computer and once I have everything I want in place the first step I take is to create a system image. This is an important step should you ever find yourself wanting to perform a fresh installation of Windows in the future. A system image is essentially a snapshot of your computer at a given point in time. Be sure that …

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Conserve Energy and Save Money With Microsoft Hohm

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Conservation has been a buzzword for several years, now, as our world’s resources are in greater demand than ever. At almost every turn, you can hear how and why we should cut down or find different ways of doing things. I am not yelling global warming nor am I here to argue for or against it (it is all a hoax). Rather my point is saving money and who doesn’t like saving money. Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with Hohm which is a product the directly looks to compete with Google’s PowerMeter. To get started go here and …

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Use Twitter To Start Getting Paid

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Twitter is a wonderful micro-blogging platform and many start-up companies and turning to Twitter as a way to advertise. I will admit that advertisements have been both good and bad in my opinion and it comes down to using common sense when you decide to travel down this road. There is nothing wrong with wanting to make additional or even strive for a primary income from technologies that you use on a daily basis, but use common sense. I cannot tell you how many Twitter accounts that I followed only to be overwhelmed by the high volume of sponsored tweets. …

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How To Decompile A Java Class Inside A JAR File

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Today I am stepping outside what I consider my comfort zone when in comes to programming languages and I will be talking about Java. To tell the truth it has been a number of years since I have even looked at code, but recently I am working with a vendor that does not directly support Microsoft .NET and they were nice enough to provide a JAR that contained the classes for clients that do work with Java. Now the hurdle I faced was to be able to peek at the class files in a manner that they were readable by …

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Microsoft Desktop Player Provides A Method Of Learning

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If you live in the world of Information Technology I am sure that you have painfully came to the conclusion that learning is a never ending activity. In fact over the last decade technology has progressed so rapidly that I find it difficult to stay on top of learning activities. All one has to do is look at the history or Microsoft .NET and the progression of the framework. In a period of eight years .NET software engineers has seen a progression of the framework to that latest release of 4.0 which most likely will be discussed in detail at …

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How To Process JSON With C# and JQuery

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JavaScript Object Notation affectionately known as JSON is a wonderful way to deliver content to the browser in a lightweight method that can both save on bandwidth and reduce page weight. Who doesn’t like the idea of performance improvements? In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a call to a SQL Server database via a Web Method and create an employee object that will hold the top ten employees. This object will contain the JSON data that in turn will be displayed in a standard HTML table. Of course you could use CSS to display the data and …

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