Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Anti-Dupe for Microsoft Outlook

Remove duplicate e-mails, contacts, appointments, and tasks. This is very helpful when you need to merge or import Outlook pst files. This free software is provided by Lookout Software, the same company that Microsoft purchased an Outlook search add-in from.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Crack ISO Files with WinRAR

I have always had pretty good luck with Microsoft's Virtual CD Control Panel, but I have always had a problem with the fact that they don't support it. In fact it is not that easy to find and won't even come up if you search from Microsoft Downloads. Fortunately, there is another tool called WinRAR that unzips ISO (among other) files and is a free download. (Interestingly enough, I was told about this tool from an MSDN support technician recently.)


Virtual CD Control Panel

Update (11/25/2007) - Works on Windows Vista!

Acronis Migrate Easy - Upgrade your hard drive!

Are you running out of hard drive space or want to upgrade to a faster hard drive? Acronis Migrate Easy makes it easy. I have used this twice before and it has worked excellent.

1.) Buy a new drive. I recommended getting the fastest RPM you can afford. Even moving from 4200 to 5400 RPM is quite a performance boost. Even better, see if you can get a flash based drive. Expensive, but quiet and lightning fast.
2.) Buy a hard drive enclosure if you don't already have one. You can then use this to migrate the data using Migrate Easy.
3.) Pick up a copy of Acronis Migrate Easy. Move your data over and swap the drive. Don't forget to format your old drive once you are sure everything has been moved over.

Acronis Migrate Easy

Froogle - External Hard Drive Enclosures

Monday, April 2, 2007

Array List To Type Array

static void Main(string[] args)
ArrayList al = new ArrayList();
string[] strArray = (string[])al.ToArray(typeof(string));