Random thoughts of wisdom - the personal blog of Michael Holm Andersen

Working with GridView without using Data Source Controls

There are many articles and tutorials around that illustrate the use of GridView control along with the new Data Source Controls. When attached with a Data Source control GridView performs tasks such as paging, sorting and editing automatically i.e. without writing any code. However, at times you are required to bind the GridView manually. This is the topic of a great article on - brush-up.

My on-line photo gallery has been updated with pictures from my honeymoon trip to Madeira. I've also taken the time to re-code the gallery, so the display engine is now using Flash (SimpleViewer), all image rescaling etc. are - of course - done in .NET

96pct of netsurfers rely on Microsoft

According to a new study done by Computerworld Norway, 96,97% of all users on the Internet run Microsoft Windows ... here are the numbers:

1: Windows XP - 86,8 procent
2: Windows 2000 - 6,09 procent
3: Windows 98 - 2,68 procent
4: Mac OS - 2,32 procent
5: Windows ME - 1,09 procent
6: Linux - 0,36 procent
7: Windows NT - 0,24 procent
8: Macintosh PowerPC: - 0,15 procent

Virtual PC 2004 absolutely free

Microsoft has re-released Virtual PC 2004 absolutely free. Microsoft will also offer the free download of Virtual PC 2007, with support for Windows Vista, available in 2007. So start using virtualization technology and download Virtual PC 2004 today.

Try Office 2007 - no need to install

If you would like to try the upcomming release of Office 2007 without installing the beta - just take a testdrive:

Shhh, I'm talking to my PC - voice recognition in Vista!

Vista will - amongst many other COOL technologies (did anyone say .NET v3.0) - include voice recognition. I'm *really* looking forward to this, especially after having seen this video .. It's simply amazing!!