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  • Blog Post: Gone...to build Windows!

    Economic opportunity is huge . What's next? Being one of the first ! Let's chat allandcp at microsoft dot com
  • Blog Post: This blog...reimagined!

    Coming soon to the interwebs, for now, here's where I am (with apologies to Tracy Chapman): No words to say No words to convey This feeling inside I have for you Deep in my heart Safe from the guards of intellect and reason Leaving me at a loss For words to express my feelings Deep in my heart!
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 as the platform for your next killer app

    I’m presenting at the Architect Innovation Cafe this Friday. Join me! February 26, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: How to Architect a Killer App for Windows 7 Abstract: Ever since its recent launch, Windows 7 has been enjoying rapid consumer adoption and glowing press reviews. This makes...
  • Blog Post: Haiku now! How about a free eBook?

    Here’s wishing the readers of this blog and the random passers by a fantastic and prosperous 2010. I took a mini vacation from blogging and I’m back – it’s a compulsive habit and hopefully I’m able to help you in some small way. I thought I’d start out by letting you know that there are but 3 days left...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Happy from Windows 7 to Windows Azure

    eek! Say hello to the Windows Management Framework starring our dear friend PowerShell 2.0. Read more here . Why is this cool/important? You now have the power with PowerShell to manage all your favorite Windows flavors (XP to 7 to Server 2008 R2) and (wait for it)…the Cloud! Yes, with the Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: WPF 4 making Windows 7 Applications shine!

    eek! I really dig Scott Guthrie’s latest blog post on the WPF 4 Improvements and Lighting Up Windows 7 applications planned for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. With all the excitement around Windows 7, its time to jumpstart that killer application and now you have the tools – the Ribbon, Multitouch support...
  • Blog Post: Customers make it real! Notes from our Innovation Showcase

    eek! A personal thank you to Iconics for showing off their very cool Windows 7 application at our Innovation Showcase over the past few weeks. Iconics’s application was designed to exploit several features of Windows 7 – the Taskbar, Jump Lists, Windows Ribbon, Multi-touch – making it both functional...
  • Blog Post: The New Efficiency Resources for Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Sessions

    eek! To the attendees at our New Efficiency launch events in Boston and New York – thank you for your time and attention. Here are the slides from the sessions and a brief recap: Windows Server 2008 R2, Build Solutions that Scale Beyond 64 Processors Slides (if you don’t have Office 2007, you’ll need...
  • Blog Post: The New Efficiency – Meet the Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit

    eek! Welcome to the new efficiency and our launch party for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If you are like me and want to get your head around what’s new from a software developer’s perspective, look no further than the recent Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit . Like the rest of the...
  • Blog Post: Join us for the New Efficiency Kickoff on September 29, 2009

    eek! Join in the conversation to see top technology leaders and Microsoft’s CEO debate the role of IT during this economic reset. Can cost savings, productivity and innovation come together to drive business growth? I don’t know :) so I’ll be there tomorrow at noon US eastern time. Details @ the New...
  • Blog Post: Last call for Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston

    eek! You’ve heard the buzz, now its time to act. The doors are closing on nominations for the Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston (October 5 – 9, 2009). The focus is Windows 7 and all its compelling features . If you are a start up or have a great idea that needs a little guidance, then you...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and your MSDN Subscription

    eek! Make your MSDN subscription work for you! Tomorrow, you’ll be one of the first to get the released version of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2)! Read more . And for all your PowerShell fans, 2.0 is in box ! Building applications for Windows 7? Here’s a link rich blog post from the Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC Developer Training Kit

    eek! I submit that one of the best blog posts that I’ve read on Windows 7 for Developers is Mike Taulty’s Windows 7: What’s there for Developers? Cool stuff from Mike. If you are looking to get a handle on some of the cool new features that Windows 7 offers developers, the same team that brought you...
  • Blog Post: April Cool

    eek! Bucking the trend on April Fool by doing an April Cool post. Here are some of the things I talked about in March. Hope you get a resource or link that saves you time... Girl Geeks Rule Downloading IE8 Get Silverlight 3 Beta with eyes wide open Say Hello to the Microsoft Web Platform An Azure Moment...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and VB6 – the Microsoft Commitment

    eek! This is good news for all those organizations that have an investment in VB6. The VB6 IDE is out of support but Microsoft has formalized its support statement for Windows 7 (and “Windows 7 Server” which is Windows Server 2008 R2). The key phrase being (emphasis mine): “VB6 runtime will ship and...
  • Blog Post: Happy Groundhog Day!

    eek! In the category of – I’ve seen that before, I’m republishing my January posts in case you missed it. Happy Groundhog Day! The Joy of SxS Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion? I’m not going to be a fool this April 1 Need more Business Intelligence? Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready Candy...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 for Developers

    eek! If you are looking to get some early views and insight into the developer experience for Windows 7, try the relatively new Windows 7 Blog for Developers . New content on the Taskbar API and Design just showed up. Check it out. P.S. For a good read (updated in December), check out the Windows 7 Developer...
  • Blog Post: Ooo, Windows 7 Beta on MSDN Subscriptions

    eek!   Downloading now... P.S. Wow, you can still download Windows 3.1. Memories...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Developer Guide - updated

    eek! If you missed it in October, they just updated the Windows 7 Developer Guide last week. The themes? Solid Foundation, Richer Application Experiences, The Best of Windows and the Web. The abstract: Building applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance is a challenge...
  • Blog Post: SP2Beta4U

    eek! The beta for SP2 of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista showed up last week, I'm running SP2 beta for Vista - X86 and X64 with no issues. Get yours here . If you were wondering, as I was, here's a FAQ on SP2 for Windows Server 2008: When did you release Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008?...
  • Blog Post: Get Smart with the Microsoft Developer Training Kits - Updated October 2009

    Update: November 9, 2009. Visit the SharePoint 2010 Training on Channel9. Update: October 4, 2009. Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit . Update: June 8, 2009. Windows 7 Developer Training Kit . Update: May 14, 2009. SQL Server 2008 Developer get you: SQL Server 2008 Developer Training...
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