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  • Blog Post: The $100 Windows SDK Question

    I try to get your attention in devious ways. But this is worth being tricked. The Windows SDK is looking for feedback about that gigantic product, The Windows SDK . More than feedback, they are dying to know what you'd change and what you want to see added. So, in their own words: The Windows...
  • Blog Post: Power Management in Windows Vista

    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 in Windows Vista. Apparently, some of the calls...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Continues More Openness for Developers

    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 platforms more open to interoperability and innovation...
  • Blog Post: Developer Security Enhancements in Windows Vista SP1

    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 more people to opt-in to using Data Execution Prevention...
  • Blog Post: RTM of the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

    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 is now live for customers to install! This SDK is...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Developer Center Updated

    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's blog, Shell:revealed, and a ton of content about...
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