Monthly Archives: July 2011


Lenovo W520 bricked & won’t turn on

I recently took receipt of an all-singing all-dancing Lenovo W520. A beast of a workstation/laptop with unbelievable battery power (especially when you include the additional battery slice). Keith Combs’ review is great if you want more info. All was going really well, slowly building a nice portable dev rig. However, yesterday evening (Sunday.. serves me […]

SharePoint 2010 Custom WCF Service CPU Spike

The Problem On a client site this week after deploying a solution involving a custom WCF service intermittent CPU spikes were recorded – 50% firstly, then maxing out at 100%. We were unable to reproduce the issue… until it was reported that one user attempting to access the service didn’t have appropriate access to the […]

Silverlight SLlauncher.exe OOB Isolated Storage Quota bug workaround

The Problem Silverlight 4 reserves 1MB for Isolated Storage when running in the browser, this is increased to 25MB when running Out-Of-Browser (OOB). Enterprise deployment of OOB apps is done using SLlauncher.exe – straight from the Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide (.docx): %ProgramFiles%Microsoft Silverlightsllauncher.exe /install:”xapFile” /origin:”xapURI” HOWEVER… using this method to install an OOB application will […]