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  • Engineering Windows 7

    Media Streaming with Windows 7

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    We’ve blogged about a number of features related to home networking and media in Windows 7. A scenario which brings all these together in a pretty cool way is Media Streaming. This scenario allows you to use a Windows 7 PC as a hub for media sharing—where...
  • IEBlog

    IE6 and IE7 Running on a Single Machine

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    Many of you have asked how to run IE6 and IE7 in a side by side environment. As Chris Wilson blogged about early this year, it’s unfortunately not so easy to do. There are workarounds, but they are unsupported and don’t necessarily work the same way as...
  • Xbox Engineering

    December 2007 Video Playback FAQ

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    December 2007 Video Playback FAQ ** Represents a new feature or change in functionality from the Spring 07 release. [ Update 12/4/07 - added question 40 . "When trying to play 25 or 50 fps content, I don’t get any video over VGA" ] [ Update 12...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Available Now

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    Today we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. I encourage everyone to download the final version from http://www.microsoft.com/ie . We listened carefully to feedback from many sources (including this blog) and worked hard to deliver a safer...
  • IEBlog

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode

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    In our previous post about IE’s Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature, we’ve discussed how incompatible browser extensions, add-ons, spyware or malware can cause compatibility issues such as application hangs in IE7. In this post, we wanted to go...
  • 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...
  • Windows 8 アプリ開発者ブログ

    Windows 8 の入力を最新化する

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    Windows 8 では、入力プラットフォームの最新化を図っています。より明快な Windows 8 開発を実現するだけでなく、Windows とアプリの進化に合わせて拡張でき、新しい入力方式をサポートできる基礎を築きたいと考えました。 そのために、私たちは基本に立ち返り、設計の指針とする大原則に照準を合わせました。今回のブログ記事では、この大原則が重要である理由と、このプラットフォームを利用して Windows 8 ですばらしいアプリを構築する方法について説明します。 プラットフォームの原則...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    How to: Configure Express to accept remote connections

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    Updated The information in this posting is superseded by the following KB Article: 914277 How to configure SQL Server 2005 to allow remote connections http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;914277 ------------------------------...
  • The Way I See It

    Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS

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    Windows Server 2008 is the best OS to be released till date from Microsoft's stable. And the moment I got hold of the RTM build I could not resist installing it on my workstation. Due to the nature of my work I always prefer running a Server OS on my...
  • IEBlog

    Protected Mode in Vista IE7

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    Hi, I’m Mike Friedman. I work on the IE team in the area of security. You may remember me from my previous IE blog post . We here on the IE team have a continuing focus on making web browsing safe from a variety of outside threats. Microsoft Windows Vista...
  • IEBlog

    IE7 Is Coming This Month...Are you Ready?

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    The final release of IE7 is fast approaching … and I mean really fast … and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it’s available for download. We want to ensure that you are ready and the information below will help get...
  • SQL Protocols

    SQL Server 2005 connectivity error messages

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    One of the more visible changes we made in connectivity space for SQL Server 2005 was enhancing error messages reported to the user in case of connection failures. I have seen several cases over the last several months, and in this post I would like to...
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