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  • PDC2008

    What? Less than three weeks until PDC05?

    We're putting the final touches on the content, the logistics, everything. A few notes for those of you attending the show - and for those of you following at home: Join Raymond Chen, Steve Lombardi, Brad Abrams, and... a few hundred more Microsoft...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    Windows SDK docs are live!

    The Windows SDK docs are now live on MSDN. These mainly focus on some of the cool new technologies you can download using Windows Vista, and also include the WinFX content that is included with the SDK. Before you ask: yes, we know that search sucks on...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    something most curious...

    I.T Vibe spots something most curious... " is a site that contains a single page of flash showing a tree, a green bunny, and a numerical countdown in the background. Gamers familiar with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Windows 95 - 10 years on

    Joe Wilcox points out that tomorrow , August 24 2005, is the 10th anniversary of the Windows 95 release. Joe takes a trip down memory lane... "Those were the days when Microsoft got aspirational marketing right and for the right audiences. For...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Compacting the virtual hard disk of a Linux virtual machine

    If you have installed Linux (or a *BSD variant) inside of a virtual machine under Virtual PC or Virtual Server - you will probably want to compress the virtual hard disk after a while, to reclaim any unused space on the virtual hard disk. In order to...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    MSN Messenger 7.5 released

    Andre de Costa points out MSN Messenger 7.5 is available for download here : "The MSN Messenger team have just released version 7.5 of the client to the masses. Among the new features are Dymanic Backgrounds and Voice Clips. Dynamic Backgrounds...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Video, video

    Search Engine Watch : "The folks at MSN Virtual Earth have publicly released this very funny video clip that has the MSN Butterfly (as portrayed by Steve Lombardi, Program Manager, of MSN VE)" Peter Horsman (Microsoft Holland) sent me a link to a video...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Google Talk - review

    The new Google IM / VoIP beta client ' Google Talk' is reviewed by Download Squad . via Goolge Rumours . Update: Google Talk now live . Am playing with it. ping me: alexbarnett gmail Also, remember the speculation in January 'Google phone'...?
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Possible cause of .NET Framework setup failures on NT4

    Since I originally posted these instructions that describe how to gather callstack information when the .NET Framework setup fails while registering System.EnterpriseServices.dll or running regsvcs.exe /bootstrapi, I have gotten a few problems reported...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    "Star" power

    A while ago I posted a blog article about finding components in Target Designer that have configurable settings. I have created a sample script (links to zip file) that you can use as a guideline for tagging these components so that they are more easily...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Visual Studio tips and tricks

    A friend just sent me a link to the Visual Studio tip of the day category that is hosted on Sara Ford 's blog. This is really good reading for some features of Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003 and 2005 that you might not otherwise know existed. It isn't...
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    A Taste of What's New in F# 1.1

    The first "technology preview" relese of F# 1.1 will be released in the next few days. This is an exciting time for the project, and we're sure you'll enjoy the additions we've made to the language, the libraries and the interactive development environment...
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