TabBlogger

The chronicles of a test engineer on one of the coolest projects remaining in mainstream computing - the Tablet PC!

July, 2005

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    Memory leak fixed

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    We released a hotfix today that addresses KB895953 . http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/8/e/a8eccb84-a587-4c37-9eec-199bc374ad7e/WindowsXP-KB895953-v4-x86-ENU.exe Thank you for your patience while we got this through the process. Update...
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    Vista Beta 1: Tablets and device drivers

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    The number one, primo, super-duper, first, most annoying issue Tablet users will find with Vista Beta 1 is: lack of driver support. Vista is undergoing a lot of changes under the hood, and this means that a lot of device drivers will have to be rewritten...
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    Vista Beta1 is done!

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    Well, that wasn't too long to wait was it? Tablet users: you will likely want to approach Vista Beta 1 slowly, as this is primarily an infrastructure release for us and many of the user interface items (read: Tablet PC Input Panel, Journal, et al)...
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    Vista Beta 1: Applications Compatibility

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    By now, if you haven't been scared off of running Vista Beta 1, nothing will scare you, so I might as well share this: the Tablet PC Experience Pack won't install on Vista Beta 1 either. I actually reported this to the responsible team a while back, but...
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    Vista Beta 1: How to get Aero Glass visuals on your Tablet

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    https://blogs.msdn.com/kamvedbrat/archive/2005/07/30/445346.aspx (update 8/2/05: fixed title for consistency with my other Vista Beta 1 posts)
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    About that "additional testing" notation in the KB article...

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    I just heard about some conspiracy theories floating around our recent memory leak fix . Said theories revolve around the line: "Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing." To be...
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    Usage scenarios and Pain points

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    Our user research team just published the results of an internal survey of 4500 Microsoft tablet users, asking what their top Usage Scenarios and Pain Points were. Some of the results were: Usage Scenarios: (in no particular order) note taking...
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    Sometimes, I wish people would send me free stuff...

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    I can't say that I have any power to get you into any beta of anything, but it would be cool to leave anonymity for a little bit. Check this pic out Wow! But then after thinking about it a little, I am happy for my anonymity. I wonder what it...
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    New Motion 8.4" Tablet announced

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    Lots of news this week - apparently the holiday weekend is no longer just for movie premieres! http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_ls.asp http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000810049665/ I haven't used this particular model yet,...
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    Pictures of the IBM X41 Tablet

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    Courtesy of Terri Stratton. http://thetabletpc.net/reviews-convertibles.htm p.s. I am deep into Longhorn Beta 1 testing right now - we are under deadline to get Beta 1 out the door. I promise to post more soon!
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    Tablet Bloggers need more hits

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    http://www.windojitsu.com/blog/index.html is the blog of Shawn Van Ness, one of our newest, yet most (industry) experienced, Program Managers. Visit Shawn's blog to get good technical insights into developer-oriented matters, like Avalon's Ink support...
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    LH on Tablet update

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    Been clearing my plate of various tasks that have piled up. LH installed on my M1300 finally. Don't try this at home unless you have revved your BIOS (still in testing). LH installed on my Tecra M4. A few device drivers to install yet, but should...
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    Tablet Avalon blog!

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    Check out our Tablet Avalon team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/tavalon/ Welcome to the blogosphere guys! Update: found them! link above is now updated
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