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Wes Peterson is a Senior Programmer Analyst with Prestwood IT Solutions where he develops custom Windows software and custom websites using .Net and Delphi. When Wes is not coding for clients, he participates in this online community. Prior to his 10-year love-affair with Delphi, he worked with several other tools and databases. Currently he specializes in VS.Net using C# and VB.Net. To Wes, the .NET revolution is as exciting as the birth of Delphi.

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A Great Info Resource

By wes
There are many, many useful web sites from which we developers can glean the information we need to keep up with new technology and trends.
Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago
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Computer Industry
 

Windows XP Not Supported After June 30, 2008

By Wes
Microsoft plans to discontinue sales of Windows XP on June 30, 2008. Because XP is a tried and true OS, and because of numerous problems with Vista, many users and IT departments would prefer to stick with XP. InfoWorld has an initiative to keep XP alive indefinitely. You can help.
8 months ago
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Computer Industry
 

Failed Hard Drives and RAID

By Wes
If you've used computers for more than a few years, you know that you don't wonder IF a hard drive will fail - you wonder WHEN. It just happened to me - again. But this time it looks like the results will be pretty painless. The reasons? * RAID Level 1 * Superb Hard Drive manufacturer warranty support
18 months ago
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Computer Tech
 

Windows 7, Delphi 7 and Political Correctness

By Wes

With my installation of Win7 complete, I moved on to installing my favorite software. Delphi 7 was high on my list but, when I went to install it, Win7 went all "politically correct" on me.

This post is about how I dealt with the problem.

47 months ago
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Computer Industry
 

Windows 7 Backup Surprise

By Wes

We all want a good, solid backup and restore solution for our machines. This is about a "sleeper" program I found on my new Windows 7 machine.

9 years ago
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Windows 7 Trials and Triumphs

By Wes

This begins the saga of my personal experiences with Windows 7.

Although Prestwood IT Solutions has Win7 installed on some machines for testing purposes, I wasn't involved in setting any of them up. What follows are my personal experiences setting up a new Win7 machine for my home office, installing the software I need, and resolving the inevitable problems that arise along they way.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows 7
9 years ago
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Windows Users
 

Windows 7: Data Where You Want It

By Wes

As with XP and Vista, Windows 7 creates a handful of folders intended to hold your various documents, music, videos, etc.

By default, these folders are placed on the machine's C: drive.

Depending on your ideas of where such data belongs, you may want these folders located somewhere other than the C: drive; I certainly did.

This is about how to do that.

9 years ago
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Punishment for Purchasing - What a Concept

By Wes

Here's a great marketing idea, cooked up, no doubt, by some MBA: Punish your customers for being your customers. Sound crazy? Several well-known software and service vendors don't seem to think so.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
10 years ago
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Nice Image Viewer - Free

By wes
Although Windows includes Microsoft's Picture Viewer, it has its limitations. Here's a free replacement with some real horsepower.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
11 years ago
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Windows Users
 

Databases: Which are Best?

By wes
Which databases Prestwood Software prefers - and why.
Posted to KB Topic: DBA & Data
11 years ago
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DBA, Databases, & Data
 

You Can Help Defeat Disease

By Wes
An exciting, new grid computing project is underway to discover potential cures for several of the world's most devastating diseases: AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Alzheimer's disease. With virtually no trouble at all, you can be a part of it.
Posted to KB Topic: Role-Based Tech Talk
12 years ago
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Computer Industry
 

Gadgets to Love

By Wes
If you're like me, and most techie types I know, you're something of a gadget collector. I'm always on the lookout for new stuff that'll enhance my life in one way or another. Here are a few recent finds.
12 years ago
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Version Information

By wes
Is there a right way to handle version information in our projects? Could we do a better job of it?
Posted to KB Topic: Desktop Databases
12 years ago
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Great Visual Studio Training Resource

By wes
If you've been around computing for any length of time, you know you can quickly spend a lot of money on those $60, five-pound reference books. For just ten dollars more, you can get your hands on over 500 great training videos for Visual Studio .NET.
Posted to KB Topic: C#
12 years ago
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C# (Visual C# & VS.Net)
 

SQL Server 2005 - Great Learning Resource

By wes
Whether you're a total newbie to databases, and need of a good foundation, a seasoned pro that wants a little review, or a developer that wants to help educate his clients, a series of well executed training videos is a great way to go.
Posted to KB Topic: MS SQL 2005
12 years ago
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DBA, Databases, & Data
 

ODBMS or RDBS?

By wes
For several years now, Object Relational databases have intrigued many developers, myself included. Most of us also rely on more traditional RDBMS systems. Well, a debate is raging, and you're invited to join.
Posted to KB Topic: DBA & Data
12 years ago
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June, an Exciting Month for Me

By wes
Things at Prestwood are never boring. This month is shaping up to be one of the more interesting.
Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
12 years ago
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Vista Anybody?

By wes
With the release of Vista just around the corner, there are two things you should know.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Vista
13 years ago
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Windows Users
 

Microsoft Adopts Open Office Document Format

By wes
After years of locking up the Office document formats in proprietary binary forms, MS is adopting an XML-based industry standard with Office 2007!
13 years ago
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Computer Industry
 

Introduction

By wes
About Wes Peterson
13 years ago
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