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    Samsung Series 7 Slate Rotation Sensor Driver for "Windows 8" CP

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    It appears that the Rotation Sensor Driver for the SS7S is now available via Windows Update for those running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
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    Windows Store and Updates

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    I learned today that the Amazon Kindle application is available in the Windows Store thanks to a retweet of @jsenior from @Carnage4Life.  When I tried to install the application on my Samsung Series 7 Slate, I received repeated errors that the application...
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    Codename “Windows 8” User Interface Video

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    By now you have seen Jensen Harris introduce to the world the first look at the new user interface for the upcoming version of Windows codenamed “Windows 8.” This new interface expands on the concept of Live Tiles Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI which provides...
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    Office 2003 documents opening as “read-only” from MOSS 2007 document libraries

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    A few months back I lead an effort to put to rest a customer issue whereby Office 2003 documents would open from MOSS 2007 document libraries as “read-only”.  When “Edit in Microsoft Word” was selected from the document context menu, the document...
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    Fast forward two years …

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    It’s been awhile.  I still have the i730 and it’s a bit beaten and worn from years of use.  That will soon change. I dusted off the old blog and picked up around here.  Let’s try this again and see what happens.
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    Memory Leak Detection and MSXML

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    File this one under "I had no idea so I best share what I learned." Over a couple of days during the past two weeks I have been working with a customer to isolate a memory leak in a ATL/C++ application. This particular customer application leverages the...
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    Bill Gates

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    So I get these e-mails from SteveB and Billg today and guess what? After five years, I no longer double take when I see one of their names in my inbox. The double takes stopped after the first year. In my role out in the field, e-mails from Steve and...
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    Decimal Aligned Output While Avoiding a Box Operation

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    Today the customer asked me a simple question. And sometimes it is simple requests that wind up with involved answers. How can I decimal align floating-point output in C#? Which basically means "right align" in our instance. The customer is a...
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    SmartPhone and Voice Command

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    Voice Command on the Samsung i730 rocks. I have a minor limitation with the Sony Ericsson HBH-662, but I will live with it because of Voice Commands accuracy. I work from our Reston, Virginia office or my home office when I am not at a customer site...
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    PDC 2005 - C# Futures with Anders Hejlsberg - Double Overflow

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    Today is the second presentation of the Anders Hejlsberg discussion on C# 3.0. This is a presentation I wanted to attend twice just to take it all in. It's in a smaller room today, but is also being broadcast into two overflow rooms. The coordinators...
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    PDC 2005 - XBOX 360 In Da House!

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    In room 501AB, Media Center "Designing for the 10 Foot User Experience". Media Center Extender demo on a "pre-pre-beta" XBOX 360. After a couple of technical snafus, the box was up and running and streaming HD from the MCE box.
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    PDC2005 - Day 1 - Keynote - LINQ Announcement

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    Jim Allichin announced the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Framework this morning. Anders Hejlsberg and Don Box performed a great demo of this technology. LINQ basically provides the the ability to query any array or collection of objects in managed...
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    PDC2005 - Day 1 - Afternoon Sessions

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    This posting will be a "living document". I will update with relevant notes during the day today and tonight. I may flush out individual bullet points in greater detail. This afternoon I attended sessions on: High Performance Computing with the...
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    PDC 2005 - Day 1 - BillG Keynote

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    [edited for missed formatting errors and adding PDC2005 category - oops!] NOTE: You can watch the BillG PDC 2005 keynote online . [Sept 14 6:19pm PDT - Original Post Sept 13] Bill Gates launched the keynote for PDC 2005. Highlights include...
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    PDC Session Scheduling Tool

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    While I was on the road last week, the announcement for the PDC Session Scheduling Tool went out. I hope you took the time to fill this out. I have staffed one or two D.C. area product launch events where the room simply was not big enough to hold everyone...
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