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  • craigrow

    Business Desktop Deployment

    As an update to what I wrote earlier about the WAIK. This kit will be renamed and enhanced for Vista Beta 2. The new name will be Business Desktop Deployment kit. They have a web site now but it's focused on XP, as you would expect. I'll be keeping an...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Where do they get those names?

    I've stayed out of the Windows Vista naming thingy, I figure that the name will grow on me. But whatever you might think of Windows Vista, it's got to be better than: Microsoft Windows Server Base Operating Systems Management Pack for Microsoft Operations...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows CE - Kiosk Mode

    I received an e-mail over the weekend asking how to create a Windows CE 5.0 image that boots directly into a "kiosk" type application, Windows CE 5.0 ships with a number of O/S templates which include Gateway (headless), Internet Appliance (Windows Shell...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Gretchen's top three things to see, do, and taste while in Seattle

    Reader J is visiting Seattle in a few weeks, and since he’s thinking about applying to Microsoft in the next year or so (yay!), he wants to make sure he tours the area while he's here. I responded to him with my top three (outside of the city) choices...
  • Rob Caron

    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement and Agile can Coexist

    Some people are of the mindset that conforming to all but the lowest level of CMMI is only possible at the expense of agility. Glen Alleman, on his Herding Cats blog, has a post [ CMMI and Agile ] that digs into David Anderson’s post about how the Declaration...
  • Rob Caron

    How to Get Team Foundation Functionality in Visual Studio

    Since Sam Gentile ran into this problem [ Where is Team Explorer and "Team" functionality in VSTS Team Suite July? It's Separate ], I figured I’d post something. To access Team Foundation functionality in Visual Studio, you must first install Team Explorer...
  • One Louder

    If Dan offers to work on your carburettor

    Just say no.
  • To the tune of James

    Escape from YesterWorld - SQL 2005 / VS2005 site

    I haven't gone through the entire site myself yet, but thought I'd pass it along to help you through drudgery you might currently be experiencing: Escape From Yester World
  • PeteL's Blog

    IE 7 and its RSS Feeds

    I installed IE7 on one of my play boxes last week, and I need to say, I'm impressed. There are some really great new features in there that will help make life easier and prettier. I'm really hoping they come along way in the CSS support. I'm fine with...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Running Virtual Server / Virtual PC on Windows Vista Beta 1

    I have been running Windows Vista for a while now (one of the benefits of being a Microsoft employee) and now that the rest of the world can access it I thought I should pass on some information about running Virtual Server / Virtual PC on top of Windows...
  • kingces's WebLog

    Never use Type.ReflectedType

    Never use MemberInfo.ReflectedType. ReflectedType is not well defined and so logic which depends on it is also not well defined. Using ReflectedType won’t crash your system but chances are that you’ve got a bug in whatever logic is using ReflectedType...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Can a non-admin user run an msi?

    Question Can a non-admin user run an msi? Answer If you only install to locations where non-admins users have privileges, then the answer is easy: yes. If you install to locations such as program files or HKLM, then the answer is -- they can...
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