Archive for the ‘WebAndNetworks’ Category

Softvative Video – Linksys 003 – Connecting WRT54G WiFi Router with E3000 Wirelessly

Sunday, October 9th, 2011
The video covers how to connect Linksys WRT54G WiFi router with Linksys E3000 Wirelessly.

Softvative Video – Linksys 002 – WRT54G Wifi Router Upgrade firmware to DDWRT

Sunday, October 9th, 2011
The video covers how to upgrade Linksys WRT54g router to DD-WRT open source firmware.

Softvative Video – Linksys 001 – WRT54G Wifi Router Admin Interface

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
The video covers the Linksys WRT54G router’s administration interface with firmware version 4.21.4

Free Windows XP & Vista

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Free, yes absolutely free VHD images of Windows XP with SP2, SP3 & IE6, IE7 & IE8 and also Win Vista with IE7 are available from Microsoft site as free downloads. It is a great way to test websites using different versions of IE.


Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image


Check the link below for other free VHD images of Microsoft products including Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint Server 2007, ISA 2006 firewall, Exchange Server 2007, BizTalk Server 2006, Identity Lifecycle Manager 2006, forefront and system Center products.


Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk

Windows Media Server Licensing

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

While working on a streaming media project, I found Windows Media Licensing has lots items.


Streaming Media Server is part of Windows 2003 Server as free add-on. To encode streaming media files you can use Windows Media Encoder. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be used to more protection of your media contents. There are many things to facilitate your streaming media.


I will cover streaming media later some time. For now see the below links on licensing of Windows Media technology.

Deciding Which Version Is Right for You

Windows Media Licensing Program

Microsoft Acquired DesktopStandard

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Microsoft acquired DesktopStandard a company which provides compliance, security & Standardization tools. DesktopStandard provide some of their tools as free which are PolicyMaker Registry Extension, GPOVault, and PolicyMaker Software Development Kit.


Check their website for more.

Visual File Comparison

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Document comparison is not new today. I remember there were limited command line options in DOS days. It allows you to compare two files (often different versions of same document) for differences.

There are lot of tools which provide you these functionalities. You can use fc.exe command in windows. Or you can check WinDiff from Microsoft as well. But Recently I found a free version of a tool called  ExamDiff which allows you to compare two files visually. It has a nice GUI with the support of command line parameters. I had two versions of a SQL scripts with a lengthy code. With ExamDiff I found out the difference in the two within seconds.

You can look for some other File Comparison tools.

Google Analytics

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Gogole Analytics will provide free hosted Web analytics service that businesses can use to track the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns

Some highlights of this service are:
– Free Service
– Learn how visitors interact with your website
– Identify the navigational bottlenecks in your site
– Finding how profitable your keywords are across search engines and campaigns
– Pinpoint where your best customers
– Easy-to-understand visually enhanced reports
– Available in different languages
– Integrated with Google AdWords

Google Analytics

Virtual PC 2004 or Virtual Server 2005

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

With the acquistion of Connectix, Microsoft entered into the world of virtualization. Forget about the virtual world of MATRIX 😀 I’ll talk on the virtual world of IT Systems.

They released the product with the name of MS Virtual PC 2004. Later they also launched Virtual Server 2005. So what is the difference between these two?

Virtual PC 2004 allows you to run multiple OS simaltaneously on desktops. Where as Virtual Server 2005 was designed to run many OS on servers. There is a document from Microsoft which compares the features of the two products.

Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server: Comparing Features and Uses

You can also check this Techrepublic article

Product Sites
MS Virtual PC 2004
MS Virtual Server 2005


Do check the FAQ’s pages of the two products. Also view these webcasts to learn more.


Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 Released

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Microsoft has released the service pack 2 for Sharepoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003.

Description of SPS 2003 SP2

Issues that are fixed by SPS 2003 SP2