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  • Xbox Engineering

    December 2007 Video Playback FAQ

    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...
  • Building Windows 8

    ファイル履歴を使ってユーザー ファイルを保護する

    重要なファイルのバックアップは、だれもが行わなければならないことです。あらゆる機能が揃っている SkyDrive でも、やはりバックアップは必要です。Windows 8 では、バックアップの動作方法を見直し、すべてのファイルを復元するだけでなく、その日に編集した重要なファイルの以前のバージョンも復元するという長年の問題を解決することを目指しました。これを実現するため、Windows 8 には ファイル履歴 と呼ばれる新機能が導入されています。 今回の記事は、ストレージ チームのプログラム管理者である...
  • 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...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Available Now

    Today we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. I encourage everyone to download the final version from . We listened carefully to feedback from many sources (including this blog) and worked hard to deliver a safer...
  • Tom Archer's Blog

    ReadyBoost Q&A

    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...
  • IEBlog

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

    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...
  • IEBlog

    Protected Mode in Vista IE7

    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...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    How to: Configure Express to accept remote connections

    Updated The information in this posting is superseded by the following KB Article: 914277 How to configure SQL Server 2005 to allow remote connections;EN-US;914277 ------------------------------...
  • IEBlog

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

    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

    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...
  • The Way I See It

    Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS

    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

    Phishing Filter in IE7

    Hi, my name is Tariq Sharif and I am a Program Manager on the IE Security team. One of the threats users face on the web is phishing. Today, I want to tell you about the Phishing Filter in IE7, a new security feature designed to dynamically warn users...
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