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  • Engineering Windows 7

    Some Changes Since Beta for the RC

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    We’ve been quite busy for the past two months or so working through all the feedback we’ve received on Windows 7. It should be no surprise but the Release Candidate for Windows 7 will have quite a few changes, many under the hood so to speak but also...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Now Available

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    We’re excited to release IE8 Beta 2 today for public download. You can find it at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 . Please try it out! You’ll find versions for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server...
  • Building Windows 8

    Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive

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    In February, we told you about our goals for connecting your apps, files, PCs, and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8 . Since then, we have provided the App Preview of a Windows 8 app to access SkyDrive, and we’ve updated the SkyDrive web...
  • IEBlog

    Call to action: The demise of CSS hacks and broken pages

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    We’re starting to see the first round of sites and pages breaking due to the CSS fixes we have made. We would like to ask your help in cleaning up existing CSS hacks in your pages for IE7. It is has been our policy since IE6 that under quirks doctype...
  • Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

    Customizing MOSS 2007 My Sites within the enterprise

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    Hi, this is Steve Peschka from the SharePoint Rangers team again, and in this blog entry I’ll discuss customizing My Sites across an organization. There’s a good deal of confusion out there about how best to achieve this, which is partly caused by functional...
  • Joe Friend

    Blogging from Word 2007

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    Word is a great tool for writing stuff, right? Blogging is all about communicating with words (and pictures, too). So, why not use Word to write your blog posts? Stop, don't jump to the end of this post to push the comment button yet. I'm not an idiot...
  • Building Windows 8

    Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture

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    One of the notable aspects of Microsoft Windows has been the flexibility the architecture has shown through shifts in technology and expansion of customer usage over time. What started out as an operating system for one person working solo with productivity...
  • Microsoft Translator Team Blog

    Windows Live Messenger translation bot now available!

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      The Microsoft Translator team is excited to announce the new translation bot for Windows Live Messenger! This Messenger bot does translations for you. Just add mtbot@hotmail.com to your contacts and start chatting. You can have one-on-one conversations...
  • IEBlog

    Windows Vista & IE7 Beta 1 Available

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Beta versions of both Windows Vista (formerly codenamed “Longhorn”) and IE7 for Windows XP are now available. Back in...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

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    Developers, we’re pleased to announce another free offering: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Press, 2011; 336 pages), written by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines. Here’s a little bit about the authors: Ken Haines is a software...
  • Engineering Windows 7

    Delivering a quality upgrade experience

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    This is a little bit of a tricky post to write because we’re going to be asking everyone using our Windows 7 Beta to help us out, but doing so is going to take a little time and require a bit of a commitment to helping test the next milestone. This has...
  • IEBlog

    IE8: What’s After Beta 2

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    The announcement of IE8 Beta 2 started an important and public phase of the product development cycle getting broad public feedback . The team is providing detailed information and answering questions about the product in many different places. Now’s...
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