Eliot's Blog

Musings about HTML5 and the Web, Tablet PC, Windows, education, and esoteric arcana.

February, 2008

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About Eliot's Blog

I swear I will keep this honest, crisp, and clean. This blog will sparkle as an example for bloggers not yet born, shimmer, for students not yet studying, and rail against indignities not yet committed. But mostly, this will be the flotsam and jetsam of a programmer writer and technichal editor, a former English professor who now professes state-of-the-art computing technology, a wannabe programmer who can code up to twelve lines without debugging, and one swell cook, father, and bocce ball player. And I'll probably talk about Tablet PC, education, and Windows, too.

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    Power Management in Windows Vista

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    Stephen, a program manager on the Windows Kernal team, posted a response to a question in the General Windows Vista Development Issues forum, and I thought it could bear repeating here. The original question was about how to control the processor throttle...
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    Microsoft Continues More Openness for Developers

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    Well, just as I was finishing the last entry, mail comes screaming in from Steve Ballmer. I general take a gander at the CEO's mail, and I was glad I did this morning. There has been an announcement about how Microsoft will continue to drive to make our...
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    TechEd is Around the Corner

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    Seriousy, is it June already? Is it time to plant the tomatoes? Are the kids getting ready for summer break? Of course not, but it is now the time to register for TechEd . Do it today and save yourself $200 (US) with an early bird discount. Speaking...
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    New Tablet PC App from Microsoft Research: InkSeine

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    I was just talking to a very special person today about how nice it would be to walk along the banks of the Seine, holding hands, this time of year. This has nothing to do with that. InkSeine is an innovate note-taking, organizing, annotation application...
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    Have I Mentioned MIX?

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    If you don't know about it by now, it's probably too late to get a ticket, but MIX08 takes place March 5-7 in Las Vegas. But if you're a web developer, you probably already knew that, too. Although it may be too late to attend in person, MIX08 will...
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    Windows Vista Developer Center Updates

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    I just want to get more details in about how the Windows Vista Developer Center has a fresh look and lots of new content. Since becoming the content manager for the site in December, I've been working with members of the Windows Partners Program team...
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    Developer Security Enhancements in Windows Vista SP1

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    This comes via Michael Howard's Web Log . Take a look at the full post, but here are some salient bits. New NX APIs added to Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2008 In the interests of helping secure the platform, we want...
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    Ink-Enabled WinForms controls for applications

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    Looking for Tablet PC controls to add to your application? Of course, the Mobile PC Developer Center has the InkListBox Control – English , InkShortcut Control Code Sample , InkNumber Sample , InkSecureSignature Sample , and the ScalableInkPicture Sample...
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    Reading and Tablet PC

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    OK, maybe this is more about a bold business move by HarperCollins , but that publisher is releasing entire books from its catalogue to the web, starting today. Each of the books will only be available for a month. You cannot download them to a laptop...
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    It's Getting Rough Out There

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    I was on the Tablet PC team before any OEMs had any of the tablet hardware that's is available to the market. As a result, we had hired a company to make prototype units for us. They were thin, slate models that were actually pretty cool. That is, they...
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    RTM of the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

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    Wow, this is a mouthful, but if you want the latest and greatest Windows bits this is hot out of the oven: The Windows SDK team is proud to announce that the RTM release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5...
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    Windows Vista Developer Center Updated

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    The Windows Vista Developer Center on MSDN has been scrubbed, polished, reorganized, blown dry, and is now free to peruse. The developer center now includes easier navigation, links to over fifty "How Do I" videos, RSS feeds for the Windows Shell team...
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    Testing the Waters

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    Because there are only a kerjillion blogs about technology and especially ones that mention Microsoft products, I thought I would stick my toe in and see how the water feels. Actually, I am taking this up because too few of our issuing statements deal...
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