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  • Building Windows 8

    Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview

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    Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages. This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more), and hundreds...
  • Building Windows 8

    Updating our built-in apps for Windows 8

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    We’re super excited to be approaching general availability (GA) of Windows 8 and Windows RT. With thousands of new apps in the Store, there are a lot to choose from and tens of thousands of developers have been very busy around the world creating new...
  • Building Windows 8

    Reflecting on our first conversations (part 2)

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    As mentioned at the start of the last post, I wanted to pause for a moment and look back at the dialogue we’ve had via this blog, further exploring a few of the exchanges and inquires, just as we did with the Engineering Windows 7 blog. We’ll...
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

    Submitting to a SharePoint List

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    As you know, submitting to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint form library from an InfoPath form is quite simple: just add a “submit” type of data connection to InfoPath and away you go. However, submitting to a SharePoint List is another matter. In this...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Return of the xxxx?

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    Scoble just let it slip in the comments to his post on http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/06/16.html#a7776 I'm returning to work on the Internet Explorer team. A team that I used to work on a few years ago and I'm very excited to be returning to...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone

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    As a team, we’ve spent the last year heads down working hard on IE8. Last week, we achieved an important milestone that should interest web developers. IE8 now renders the “ Acid2 Face ” correctly in IE8 standards mode. If you’re not a web developer...
  • Somasegar's blog

    .NET Framework 3.0

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    When speaking to developers about WinFX one question that repeatedly comes up is, “WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?” .NET Framework has becomes the most successful developer platform in the world. Developers know and love .NET. The .NET...
  • Tom Archer's Blog

    WinFX November CTP Questions & Answers

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    It's finally here! The WinFX November CTP (Community Technology Preview) is the latest version of the WinFX technologies and is now available for download/installation. Included in this version is the WinFX Runtime Components (RTC) , Windows SDK and Visual...
  • IEBlog

    Details on our CSS changes for IE7

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    We are currently locking down IE7 for shipping and I wanted to give an update on the CSS work that went into IE7. Chris originally outlined our plans for IE7, and we listened to a lot of feedback ( blog , connect database , conferences , our WASP partnership...
  • Building Windows 8

    Running the Consumer Preview: system recommendations

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    We’re very excited to get to the point in the project where we can provide a pre-release version of Windows 8 that is broadly usable by the tech community on a daily basis. We know folks who are anxious to run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are probably...
  • IEBlog

    Acting on Feedback: IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download

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    The Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, available now at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages, reflects our unique approach to building the best experience of the Web on Windows. IE9 also reflects a more open and transparent approach with its...
  • Tom Archer's Blog

    ReadyBoost Q&A

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    Back in April, I posted a blog entry on the ReadyBoost feature - the Windows Vista feature that allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. While I originally intended the post to be an overview of ReadyBoost, it proved...
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