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  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) released today

    Today, we released our second update to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012.  You can read a fairly detailed post with all the new capabilities on the ALM blog.  There’s a ton of new value in the in this update as evidenced by the...
  • Building Windows 8

    Windows 8 のユーザー エクスペリエンスの作成

    このブログでは、これまで製品の詳細と機能に焦点を当てた記事が多く、"理念" や "背景" についてはあまり触れてきませんでした。しかし、Windows 8 に取り入れられている新しいイノベーションの大きさを考えれば、Windows 8 のデザインが生み出されるまでの背景に目を向けることにも価値があると思います。 広く使われて いる 製品 に 大掛かり な 変更 が加えられる場合の常として 、Windows 8 もさまざまな物議をかもしています (各リンク先は英語)。Consumer Preview...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny

    NEW LANDING PAGE We have developed a new landing page for our free ebooks on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. It’s easy to browse and find the links to the ebooks you want. Check it out here:  
  • Nota Bene: The OneNote Blog

    Survive the holidays with OneNote

    Dealing with the frenzy that is all around us during the holiday season can be a challenge for anyone. Regardless of our diverse, individual backgrounds and beliefs, chances are that most of us have some amount of holiday shopping to do. Even if gift...
  • JW on Tech

    Why I left Google

    Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3 rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no...
  • Microsoft RSS Blog

    Icons: It’s still orange

    My last post shared some of our conceptual designs of the feed icon and expressed some of the criteria that we are using to select the right icon. Several of the comments liked icon #4 simply because it looked liked the Firefox icon, and many (like this...
  • Building Windows 8


    最大限の応答性と実用性 ("すばやく滑らか" な動作) を実現しながら消費電力を最低限に抑えることは、エンジニアリング面の課題としてかなり大きなものです。この取り組みのスタート地点となるのは、Windows が適切なリソース使用レベルをサポートできるようにする私たちの努力ですが、アプリ開発者の皆さんによるリソース使用量を意識した開発なくしては、達成することはできません。電力効率はあらゆるフォーム ファクターと利用シナリオに影響します。つまり、消費電力を抑えることはだれにとっても良いことなのです。Windows...
  • IEBlog

    Windows Vista & IE7 Beta 1 Available

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Beta versions of both Windows Vista (formerly codenamed “Longhorn”) and IE7 for Windows XP are now available. Back in...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Removal tool to fix .NET Framework install failures

    I wrote an application late last year that is designed to clean up computers that have problems getting the .NET Framework 1.0 or 1.1 to install correctly. I have been working on refining the tool for the past couple of months, working out some bugs,...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

    It’s great to see Windows 7 Beta finally released to the world! We're very proud of what has been accomplished over the last months; in many ways, it sets a new quality bar for a beta operating system release. Building on top of the Windows Vista foundation...
  • IEBlog

    Scripting Debugging in Internet Explorer

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I thought I’d take a couple minutes to talk about Script Debugging and Internet Explorer. Script debugging is turned off...
  • IEBlog

    Using Outlook Web Access (OWA) on IE7 and Windows Vista

    Hi, I’m B. Ashok, the Product Unit Manager for Web Development Tools . As mentioned in my earlier post last summer, we have removed the DHTML Editing Control from Windows Vista as part of making the operating system more secure. One application that...
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