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

    EWF Disk Overlays and Power Loss

    Another topic that seems to be making the rounds in the newsgroups lately has to do with how EWF Disk Overlays perform when the power goes out. This is an interesting scenario, so here's a brief article discussing the issue. As you know, Enhanced Write...
  • David L's Blog

    What would Visual Studio Team System Blogging look like?

    Back in the day, when I used to code for a living, I used to crave integrated communication tools for developers. When you've got your head down and your tail up, furiously coding away at a specification, you don't have time to fill in discussion forums...
  • scellini's WebLog

    More Longhorn

    The title is a shameless attempt to draw attention to another open position on the team: Longhorn ISV "Ascend" Evangelist. The full job description is here . The simplest description of this role is that you'd focus on getting ISVs to adopt the latest...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    Sharing NGEN image in Multi-Domain Host

    To reuse the same NGEN image of an assembly for every domain in a multi-domain environment, the assembly has to be loaded as domain neutral. To enable domain neutral assemblies, the host must enable domain sharing when it starts CLR. This is all...
  • Peter Torr's Blog

    So that's what happens...

    Today I did something I haven't done in a long time: I downloaded and installed some unsigned code while running as a local administrator on my home computer. I had to stare at the Security Warning dialog from Windows for quite a few moments before...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server whitepaper

    One of the most common questions I get asked is 'What is the difference between Virtual PC and Virtual Server?' - so we now have a handy little whitepaper that details this for people:
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    RAW Image Thumbnails for XP

    As a digital photo enthusiast, I was excited to learn that we've released a RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP . This free PowerToy allows you to view, organize, and print photos captured in the RAW image formats produced by Canon and Nikon...
  • Rob Caron

    GrokTalk - Team System Extensibility

    GrokTalks , which were presented by Microsoft Regional Directors at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, were also videotaped ( Photos from the production floor ). The first batch is online, including a GrokTalk on Team System Extensibility by Mitch Ruebush. ...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    CTP Madness Tool

    • 1 Comments's a handy tool. Now that we're releasing Community Technology Previews (CTPs) so frequently, it can be difficult (even for us Microsofties) to track which version of a product works with which version of the .NET Framework. The Channel 9 CTP...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Public Beta of Acrylic Graphics Tool

    Some of you may recall our 2003 acquisition of Expression , a vector-based illustration tool by Creature House. Well, you can now download a beta version of Acrylic which is built on the same technology and blends both vector- and pixel-based editing...
  • Aali's blog

    Blogging with Pocket PC

    Just came across a promising blogging tool for Pocket PC called Diarist from Jason's blog . I am a very satisfied user of Qtek 9090 and blogging is certainly something that I have wanted to use it for a long time. Based on a quick try Diarist looks like...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Salute to Sara Williams

    So, just got back from Sara Williams' sendoff. It was good to see her happy for her next adventure but sad too. Sara was the last person in my interview loop, and the final say as to whether I got to work at MSDN or not. She's the one who made the...
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