A Cheap NAS with 3TB Installed Sold by Amazon Officially

(Updated on 2018 May 11: We received the email from Amazon which notified us this item’s price was incorrect, our order was cancelled. )

We just ordered a cheap 3TB hard drive pre-installed NAS which is sold by Amazon officially. The price is crazy for $28.89 CAD.

Even it is temporarily out of stock, but we can still order it because Amazon mentions “Order now and we’ll deliver when available. We’ll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.”

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How to Change Microsoft Azure Notification Hub Price Tier

In current edition of Microsoft Azure cloud platform, when we create an Azure Notification Hub, we do not know whether we are going to be charged or not if we use the notification hub later. Because there is no an option or menu to show the price tire information to us in current Microsoft Azure Portal.

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Microsoft SQL Server Supports Linux

Microsoft announced a new development plan which was about SQL Server on Linux  2 days ago, which was an amazing news to all software developers. They started the plan already. The formal SQL Server on Linux will be released in Mid of 2017.

Microsoft SQL Server is the No. 3 popular database system in the world currently, It is also the No. 1 database system on Windows system. If MS SQL Server will support Linux, We guess it could be the No. 1 popular database in the world which is above Oracle and MySQL;

Please check here to get more detail information.

Release Physical Disk Space After Deleting MySql Table

(update on March 04, 2016) Our WordPress blog sites got countless junk comments often. The big amount of junk comments were saved by WordPress into database automatically and caused MySql data tables large sized.

We could delete junk comments manually, or we install some plugins to help us, for example the plugin Akismet can protect our site from spam. It is a default and recommended plugin in newer edition of WordPress. However, no matter which way, if you set you will review all comments manually, the junk comments will still occupy your database space, your data tables are still huge. So, what you can do is deleting useless comments manually one by one or use another “rude” way which is deleting all records from comments data table.

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SQL Server Configuration Manager: Cannot Connect to WMI Provider, No Permission

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We have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Express works well, but when we tried to launch SQL Server Configuration Manager, we got the following error message:

Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manager SQL Server 2005 and later servers with SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Invalid class [0x80041010]


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Visual Studio with Git: Conflict prevents checkout

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I had a project which developed on different computers using .NET in Visual Studio 2013, I used Git for source code control on Visual Studio online. Tehre was one computer had not updated long time. When I tried to pull code, I got the following error:

An error occurred. Detailed message: 1 conflict prevents checkout.


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Microsoft: Today’s WP Apps Will Run On Future Windows Phone And Silverlight Continue To Exist

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Microsoft’s Larry Lieberman recently in his blog wrote: “Today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone.

I think Microsoft should promise like this, otherwise they will lost lots of programmers. Current there are some situations let .NET programmers and Windows Phone programmers confused, they all have a question: whether they need to continue some Microsoft tech such as Silverlight and WPF since HTML5 has come, especially Windows 8 final version is also coming.

In Larry Lieberman’s old blog about “Windows 8 and the Windows Phone SDK”, he listed three main issues with running current Windows Phone SDK on Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

1: XNA Game Studio. On an attempt at installing the Windows Phone SDK, the user will receive error messages with regard to components of the XNA tool chain. These components will fail to install on Windows 8; the workaround for this has been blogged about by Aaron Stebner.

2: Windows Phone Emulator. Windows 8 cannot currently run the Windows Phone emulator, which will make it very difficult to debug your code. There are two issues in addition to the simple fact that the emulator does not run on Windows 8, having to do with specific emulator functionality.

3:.NET 3.5. Capability.exe and slsvcutil.exe will not run on Win 8 unless you separately install .NET 3.5.

However, “per the first point above”, Microsoft “will be enabling the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 on Windows 8 in the coming months.” (please read Larry Lieberman first blog about “Windows 8 and the Windows Phone SDK”)


In April 05, 2012, Larry Lieberman posted the 2nd article about “Windows 8 and the Windows Phone SDK”, the part 2.

In the new post, he gave some answers based on his 1st post.

1: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available and enables Windows Phone developers to do two things: “Develop apps that work well on the new 256 MB devices, Use the WPSDK 7.1 to develop on machines running Windows 8” (see here).

2: Today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone;

3: About the long term future of Silverlight for Windows Phone: “Please don’t panic; XAML and C#/VB.NET development in Windows 8 can be viewed as a direct evolution from today’s Silverlight. All of your managed programming skills are transferrable to building applications for Windows 8, and in many cases, much of your code will be transferrable as well.”


The Best Smart Phone in 2012 ?

We don’t know what the best way to compete all kinds of smart phones is, but maybe the one reasonable way to get the result is let people vote.

Laptop Magazine, “As one of the most respected and trusted brands in mobile technology, LAPTOP Magazine & Laptopmag.com provides executive decision makers, IT professionals, and tech enthusiasts with product reviews, news and tips, trusted buying advice, and helpful how-to information. Our clarity of focus, editorial integrity, and 20 years of industry expertise make us the premiere authority on all things mobile.”, has a annual poll game named  Laptop Magazine Smart Phone Madness Game.

Laptop Magazine’s Smartphone Madness 2012 Game started from March 12, 2012,  In March 30th, Laptop Magazine announced the Smartphone Madness 2012 Finals, in the finals, there are two smart phones left, Do you know what they are ? Maybe you will be surprised. just look at the following chart:


You can see the final tow competitors are Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 710, which are both from Nokia, and both of them use Windows Phone OS.

The final result will come out at April 2, please check their official site here.

From the game 2012, we get to know some interesting information due to people voted:

1: Chinese Huawei Ascend D Quad is better than Apple iPhone 4s ;

2: Samsung Galaxy series is nice, it almost fight to final;

3: The best 2 makes are Nokia and Samsung;

4: Windows Phone OS came later, but looks like it is the best for consumers;

5: How about if iPhone has new models ?

6: We do not need to wait until April 2, Nokia Lumia 900 should be the final king.