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  • .NET Security Blog

    A Closer Look at the Simple Sandboxed AppDomain

    Yesterday we took a look at Whidbey's new Simple Sandboxing API . At first glance this API does seem relatively simple, however when you start to look closer at the AppDomain that is created for your sandboxed code, there are a few surprising properties...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Mission (almost) accomplished

    I was talking to a friend earlier today about how much fun I've had blogging these many months now (soon two years) and I was reminded of one of my favorite examples of unexpectedly influencing someone. Sriram Krishnan wrote an article called " How...

    A Graphics tool for the graphically challenged ...

    Have you seen Microsoft Expression (Code Name Acrylic) ? If you haven't, you should really check it out. Certainly, it's not as powerful as PhotoShop, but it's a LOT simpler to use. Right now, there is an early beta available from the site ... with a...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Overriding command line parameters in the VMC file

    Over the last week or so I have mentioned a couple of interesting command-line parameters that can be used with Virtual PC. If you want to utilize these options but not have to worry about users using the correct shortcut / parameter - it is possible...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Testing 64-Bit Windows on BYTE Magazine

    Why do you have to register to read one article ? I hate to register for just one article. Have you had a chance to read it? Is it worth the registration hassle? Thx.
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Overclocking 64-bit

    You will love this . From PCStats : "PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Dell Says He’d Sell Apple’s Mac OS (cont.)

    Some time ago I read and wrote about Dell could/would/might/think about supporting the Apple OS. Today I found this beauty. Certainly not the Apple style but a real progress in Dell design. I like the design AND the technical data (of course it's 64-bit...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Mac Messenger 5.0

    I've had a number of people, both in comments and in private e-mail, ask me about continuing development on Mac Messenger. Until now, I could only give cryptic answers to those questions. No longer. Mac Messenger 5.0 was released to the web today. ...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Great 64-bit start this week

    So much going on in 64-bit Windows land in the first 2 days of this week already. Some of the pretty exciting news: Simulation is one of the areas where applications can really shine in 64-bit. Masses of memory and compute power at hand. One of the...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Building and Executing a BizTalk Single Sign On Scenario

    The Enterprise Single Sign On functionality that ships with BizTalk Server is fairly interesting, but can be tricky to set up. Below I walk through the steps I went through to get a fully-functional SSO demonstration running. The very first thing to...
  • Windows CE Base Team Blog

    Implementing FSD_GetVolumeInfo

    In Windows CE 5.0, we added a new FSD API: FSD_GetVolumeInfo . This API is used to populate the CE_VOLUME_INFO structure reported by the CeGetVolumeInfo SDK API. This function is intended to give applications insight into properties of the file system...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Interested in learning more about Virtual PC?

    I recently presented a webcast on using Microsoft Virtual PC for working with beta software, including sharing some tips and tricks from my own experience as a regular Virtual PC user. If you're interested, my counterpart in our New England district,...
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