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SQLServer compatibility with DoctrineDbal and Unix/Linux

I'm designing a solution for a web portal. This portal will use the micro-framework Silex which provide database access through Doctrine DBAL libraries. My target DB is a SQLServer 2008 which is ...
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Using a download manager to download from an MSDN subscription

I'm an MSDN subscriber and I'd like to download a large file from there (~3.5 GB). Downloading straight from FireFox is problematic as it would stop after a few hundred megabytes. Downloading from ...
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Is my windows 8 legal?

I just bought windows 8.1 from a local online seller (don't live in the US) and I am having a feeling that it isn't legal because the price was somewhat low. The seller advertised the copy as ...
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MSDN activations

MSDN activations have a soft limit of 10 per product, correct? If I log in to MSDN, does it display a count of current activations per product?
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How can I retrieve a .iso from an MSDN dreamspark account? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to bootcamp my Macbook Air. As far as I have seen, bootcamp can only be installed via .iso. When attempting to download my version of Windows (Win7 Pro 64-bit) from the ...
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How to check whether an Office 2013 ISO is genuine or not?

I have a ISO image file of Office 2013 (Pro) obtained from a torrent site. I have geniune product keys obtained from my MSDN subscription. Is it safe to apply my keys on this torrent image? Or should ...
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Easiest way to automating updating msi files for deployment? [closed]

Recently, I was assigned to find a method to automate our updating of .msi files (firefox, adobe reader, etc..) that we use for deployment. What is the best method automating this process? Is there a ...
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Where is provided an official download of Windows 8.1 Core in Spanish? [closed]

I would like to do an unatended installation of Windows 8.1 and to integrate some things like drivers and other files, then I require the ISO of Windows 8.1 in my language but I can't find it in ...
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Windows 7 and activation from MSDN?

I have laptop which has Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I got some problem with the laptop and I am looking for clean installation of Windows 7 Pro and I have MSDN account, I found an .iso image of Windows ...
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How to use Windows 8.1 RTM with 8.0 key? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use the Windows 8.1 RTM Build from MSDN with an existing Windows 8.0 key? I updated my laptop using one of our MSDN keys, and thought it would be possible to change back to the 8.0 ...
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Confused about Windows 8.1 MSDN update

I've just installed Windows 8 from an MSDN ISO, activated with a DreamSpark key, and updated. Now the store shows the free update to Windows 8.1, but as far as I know, it shouldn't be available for ...
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What's the difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 N? [duplicate]

I see both options available with different sizes in the MSDN Subscriptions Download but I can't tell the difference between the two versions besides the name and the size Windows 8.1 N (multiple ...
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Change TFS license type from MSDN to commercial

So I accidentally installed my MSDN license on a server and I'd like to change it to a commercial license. Following this article, I do not see a "license expires" field or an "update license" ...
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Moving MSDN product license key between systems

I've claimed an MSDN product license key for Win 7 for my laptop a couple of years ago. Recently I bought a new laptop and I'd like to use the same product key on the new laptop, mainly because I ...
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Unclaim MSDN subscription product key

MSDN's portal lets you claim product subscription keys. You can claim keys and see what keys have been claimed here. I've claimed a Windows 7 key for my laptop a couple of years ago, however due to ...
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Technet vs MSDN O/S Subscription

Can anyone please explain the differences between a Technet and 'MSDN O/S Subscription' ? I have customers who use a range of different Microsoft operating systems and I want to be able to spin a VM ...
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Where can I get a Windows 8 side-loading product key?

I have Windows 8 available through MSDN, as such, I have access to a lot of things such as volume licensing, though for now I'm just using the regular single-license Windows 8 Enterprise. I've tried ...
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Windows update stops working after upgrade to Pro

I have a Samsung 7 Gamer laptop that comes with Windows 8 installed. I have an MSDN subscription and I wanted to install Windows 8 Pro. I have tried both adding the Pro code into the pre-installed ...
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What are the “N” versions of Windows 8?

Microsoft just released the final Windows 8 versions for MSDN members, before its consumer release in october. Anyway, I am a MSDN member. Today I went to see my downloads page and I found a list of ...
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MSDN Ultimate - using Office 2010 for general business purposes

It seemed to be the case in the past you could use Office on a single device for general business purposes (as well as, I believe, use copies on development machines provided the user had an MSDN ...
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What can I do to finish registering with Microsoft Live so I can access MSDN?

I was given an MSDN subscription and the notifying email gave my email address as the username, but no password. Since that didn't seem to be adequate, I am attempting to set up an account, but it ...
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Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2012?

Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2012 like Visual Studio 2008? Or it is the same with Visual Studio 2010? I couldn't find any information on ...
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Dreamspark windows 7 on several computer at once

I read the dreamspark term of use but I can't find whether or not I can do it. I know that I can activate the same license 10 times but can I use a windows 7 pro x64 with the same license on 2 ...
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What are “Debug/Checked” versions of a Windows OS?

While looking for a Windows XP download in the MSDN subscriber portal, I noticed this: So, what is the Debug/Checked version?
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Why is the Enterprise version of Windows 8 a smaller download?

From my MSDN subscriber account, I see that the Windows 8 Enterprise edition is a smaller sized download than the regular edition (3329 MB vs 3416 MB): I looked up Wikipedia to double check - the ...
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Why can't I download Windows 8 Pro with my MSDN subscription?

I'm an MSDN subscriber, and as such I have access to all Microsoft applications for development and testing purposes. However, when I go to download Windows 8 Pro, I find downloads for the following ...
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What are the differences between the Windows 8 editions available on MSDN?

My DreamSpark account shows me several download links for Windows 8. I am not sure what is the difference between them and which one is suitable for me. Microsoft Windows 8 with Apps 32-bit ...
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Do MSDN Licenses Expire? [closed]

If my company decides to not renew our MSDN subscription, do all of our licenses expire, locking up all our installations?
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Scheduled download from MSDN

How does one schedule a download from MSDN? I have a cap of 20GB per month that I'm permitted to download during peak hours, 7am to 1am. I can download as much as I like between 1am and 7am. Given ...
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What is “Windows 8 N” and how is it different from “Windows 8”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the “N” versions of Windows 8? I have an MSDN account and one thing I noticed is that there seems to be 2 different versions of Windows 8. For instance, there ...
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What's the difference between Windows 8 N (x64) - DVD (English) and Windows 8 (x64) - DVD (English) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Versions (Final Release) Windows 8 got released on MSDN 15/8. I have a subscription to MSDN thru work and wanted to download it. But for each windows 8 there ...
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SQL Server Licence in MSDN

I had bought a VS2010 Professional version licence through our corporate licence. I was recently browsing through the MSDN product download page and found that SQL server download were available for ...
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Why does a pre-pidded installation of Microsoft Expression Studio 3 ask for a key?

I've downloaded Microsoft Expression Studio 3 from MSDN and installed it. However, after installation, I start the app and it asks for a valid product key, despite the fact that it's pre-pidded (e.g. ...
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Does MSDN has syntax highligthing?

Reading the MSDN documentation in a web browser is a real pain because the absence of syntax highlighting. In those web pages, code spinets are surrounded by a div with ...
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Windows 7 Professional Student Version

I have a version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional which I obtained from MSDN Academic Alliance. I wish to install it, but the following section in the MSDNAA EULA somewhat concerns me: MSDNAA ...
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Can someone make sense out of “Hard Links and Junctions” article from MSDN?

At Hard Links and Junctions MSDN article one can read the following: A hard link is the file system representation of a file by which more than one path references a single file in the same ...
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Can MSDNAA copies of software be transferred to new computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: how do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? My university ...
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MSDN Subscriptions = Windows 7 Ultimate License?

If I were to get a MSDN Operating Systems license, would that also mean I would have access to download the Windows 7 ISO, along with Windows Vista, and XP? Can anyone with access to MSDN show us all ...
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Opening offline version of Microsoft Books Online in browser

I often use the MSDN website for language reference. In order to make navigation faster, I downloaded the offline version of SQL Server 2005 Books Online from here: ...
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Where can I download Windows 7 iso [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? Hello I've get a key for "Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64-bit" as a student. And ...
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Visual Studio Subscription

I've received a quote for Microsoft MSDN subscription (VSProwMSDN ALNG LicSAPk OLP NL Qlfd) for $1,684. I believe has 2 years upgrades. I've also found this site: ...
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How many times can I activate Windows 7 Enterprise?

I have an MSDN version of Windows 7 Enterprise. I think I saw somewhere that this version can be installed on multiple computers with the same serial number. Is that correct? How many times can I use ...
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Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2010?

Is there MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2010? What is the lastest version of MSDN Library?
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Have MSDN Ultimate 7 installed by company. Want to convert to personal Ultimate 7. Can I?

I purchased a used development PC with Ultimate 7 MSDN version on it. I own a laptop with Ultimate 7 full, installed over XP. I also own a 3 user Home 7 with only one install (2 left). Yes, it's ...
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MSDN version of Windows 7 Pro - Activation

I've recently been able to get access to an MSDN version of Windows 7 Professional for development use through the MSDN connection at my college. I am planning on installing this onto a ...
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Downloading from MSDN (BizSpark)

My company has recently signed up for the subscription - now when I download with Microsoft File Transfer Manager - it does not work; gets held after downloading about 1GB etc .. and sometimes it ...
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Can i buy Visual Studio 2010 individually? [closed]

I am confused a bit by MSDN (microsoft) site. Do i really need to get subscription of MSDN in order to get Visual Studio 2010? I dont' need MSDN or I really can't afford MSDN. I just wanna buy Visual ...
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Will I be able to activate my MSDN media Windows Home Server with an OEM license key?

Can I go ahead and install a Windows Home Server using an MSDN iso (en_windows_home_server_installation_disc_x86_dvd_x14-24276.iso), and activate it later when my OEM box arrives (OEM sku as bought ...
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when downloading windows 7 from msdn, how to confirm download is complete and correct?

When you download software from msdn, in my case windows 7, how can I confirm that the download completed and is not corrupted? I have tried downloading 2-3 times now, and the installation always ...
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What is VL build?

I was about to download a copy of Windows 7 from my MSDN account when I noticed that some links have VL Build as part of the description. Something like that: Windows 7 Professional, VL Build ...