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  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Embedded Systems and Linux

    I'm too tired to type up the Winamp Pt 4 article tonight, so I'll reach into my bag of saved stuff and toss you a moderately interesting article on O'Reilly by Karim Yaghmour. It's called " Embedded Systems, Linux, and the Future ", it was written almost...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Improving the performance of Virtual PC over Remote Desktop

    People often complain of poor performance when using Virtual PC over Remote Desktop (also known as RDP or Terminal Services). The reason why this happens is because to Remote Desktop, Virtual PC is just a rapidly refreshing bitmap with unknown contents...
  • MikePelton's WebLog

    Last Chance! UK Developer Event Saturday May 14th

    Hi all - just to let you know the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper event is coming along a treat - thanks to the tireless efforts of Craig Murphy , Benjamin Mitchell and Phil Winstanley , not to mention Microsoft's very own Sarah Brown (who is as yet not of...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Podcast: Eavesdropping on James Pratt - What are the benefits of Managed applicaiton development...

    James Pratt was in my office today, I was interviewing Robert Levy about application development for Windows Mobile devices (I'm just editing the interview now, so expect the podcast link shortly) - It just so happened that James was sat right in front...
  • Anandi’s Thoughts

    Week 4 on the MSS Team

    Not much concrete techie stuff to report here, except that I'm learning more and more every day and it's been great. I've been assigned the joyful task of reviewing our bugs that have been marked "KB Article Needed" and figuring out whether that's...
  • One Louder

    References, Schmeferences

    One more in a series of wake-up calls for recruiting ; ) Most recruiters have an opinion about references...they are valuable or they are not...they check them or they don't. And identifying the right references to include with your application is...
  • edjez's WebLog

    How Community Feedback is changing the CAB

    I love how the CAB project is working with our community process. Not only does the transaprency give us a chance to ge great input from field, customers, partners and even folks at MS product groups; but it also is a nice forcing function to keep our...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Resource management scope termination

    Ok I've pussy-footed around the topic, I'll try to draw at least one conclusion finally from one of my first entries in this series. When you have a pattern of real explicit resource management, the API that's used to denote the end of the resource...
  • Wojtek's Blog

    A Short History of the GAT Project

    I though you might be interested in how it happened that PAG developed a VS extensibility mechanism. So here is a short, unedited, history of the project. The history starts before I joined PAG two years ago. When I came onboard Scott Densmore ...
  • Wojtek's Blog


    I am a Software Architect in the PAG (Platform Architecture Guidance) group, which is behind most of the developer and architect content posted on the Microsoft patterns & practices site. If you ever need to say my names, here is a few helpfull phonetic...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Win a prize ($50,000) for writing Managed DX apps..

    Since I'm feeling quite lazy, I'm just going to copy the basic post from the Zbuffer site.. So you think you are a good Managed DirectX programmer eh ? Well if you have some SQL skills (or a friend who does) then you could be ready to enter the Connected...
  • Test Guide

    There Goes The Neighborhood

    They've let me on to the Microsoft Careers "Meet Our People" page! goes directly to me; check out to see everyone else...
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