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  • Blog Post: Hotfix rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    An important hotfix package has been released: An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 “This article describes a hotfix rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers. This hotfix rollup contains 90 hotfixes...
  • Blog Post: Released: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    Just released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d Handy if you manage your servers running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003 from a Windows 7 client on which you have put service pack 1. Doug
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 on Channel 9

    I previously mentioned about all the interesting stuff on Channel 9 about Windows 7 . One that I watched which I found was particularly interesting was the one about Fault Tolerant Heap . And if you want to go “low level” you can watch this one about the dispatcher lock . Doug
  • Blog Post: Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework

    To help .NET developers target Window 7 features we’ve released the Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework . Looks like there is a lot of stuff in there! HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: Further Windows 7 stuff

    Still continuing my Windows 7 theme, here are a few more bits and pieces. The first thing is an important tip if you happen to have the beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 or .NET Framework 4.0 installed on Windows Vista and you are planning on upgrading to Windows 7 (not a clean install). If you are planning...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RTMs!

    Following on the Windows 7 theme of the last few posts, the big one – Windows 7 has been Released To Manufacturing ! This means the coding and testing is done and now the cogs of the manufacturing machine and distribution system start whirring feverishly to get this to customers. Doug
  • Blog Post: More stuff for Windows 7 developers

    The other day when I blogged about pre-ordering Windows 7 and how you could win prizes by writing code that targets it , I linked to some resources of interest to developers targeting Windows 7. Well, today I came across another four useful resources: When will you get Windows 7 RTM? Windows 7 White...
  • Blog Post: Code for Windows 7 and get a prize!

    So last week I blogged about how you could pre-order Windows 7 at a good price . Well this week I found out that you (not me or anyone else at Microsoft) can Code to the Power of Windows 7 and maybe win prizes including cash, a laptop and/or a trip to PDC09 . Good luck! Doug
  • Blog Post: Developers! Windows 7 is coming soon and you can pre-order it now!

    Order it today at a great price I don’t usually make myself an advertising mouthpiece but as a canny Scot I cannot pass up telling you about a good deal when I see one. If you are based in the UK you may be interested in the chance to pre-order Windows 7 now at a very attractive price.  It’s a time...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 network tracing with NETSH and ETW

    Paul Long blogs about an interesting new diagnostic capability in Windows 7 and some enhanced functionality to the network monitor tool .
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