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    LHS Feature Of The Week #3 - Transactional Registry

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    Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s newsletter, we will continue on the “Transactions Bandwagon” by discussing the Transactional Registry. This newsletter will be short and sweet as, truth be told,...
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    Rory Joining Channel 9

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    Yay, I can finally talk about this. For those of you that haven't heard yet, the incomparable Rory Blyth , the smartest man , is joining the C9 team . Rory is going to make a GREAT addition to the C9 team and I expect to see some great stuff coming from...
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    LHS Feature Of The Week #2 - Remote Differential Compression

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    [Update: Added link to RDC Whitepaper and blurb about RDC dogfooding in DFS Replication (thanks cfsbloggers)] Hello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a short little peek...
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    LHS Feature Of The Week #1 - Transactional NTFS

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    Hello everyone, and welcome to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In the Feature Of The Week Newsletter, we visit a new feature coming in Longhorn Server every week. The goal is that these are nice, short, and efficient to minimize the amount of effort...
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    Longhorn Server Feature Of The Week

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    I am starting a new category/feature on this blog. It is something that I've started to do internally and I hope to share with all of you :). The feature is called the Longhorn Server Feature of the Week. Every Friday, I will talk about a new/enhanced...
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    Virtual Machine Monitors, Exokernels, and Hypervisors, Oh My!

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    For those of you that semi-regularly follow this blog, you may or may not have noticed that I've really been getting into OS Development lately. Of course, the first step is brushing up on x86 assembly language. Outside of that, it's a lot of Research...
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    Feedback Wanted - Favorite Development Features in Vista/Longhorn Server

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    Howdy all y'all. I'm hoping to get some feedback from all of you. Basically, I'm hoping to get a "reader's braindump" on what development features you are looking forward to most in Vista/Longhorn Server. So, what development features are you looking...
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    Booting Vista into Debug Mode

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    For anyone that has had to boot Windows into debug mode to do some digging around (like remote Kernel Debugging), things have changed. In the past, you could open up boot.ini in the root of the system volume, and add a "/debug" flag to the Windows OS...
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    Writing Your Own OS With Visual Studio 2005

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    Before I joined the ranks at Microsoft, a hobby I started to take up was Operating System development. Technically, I didn't get very far yet (I had just started). My "kernel" (if you can even call it that) basically just printed "Hello World" to the...
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    Microsoft designs a school system

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    It's moments like these that make me proud to be a Microsoft employee. Here's an excerpt: Students have scheduled appointments with teachers, typed into their online calendars, instead of being limited to structured times for classes. Their laptops carry...
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    Transaction Resources List

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    I'll be updating this post over time to reflect new resources that are made available regarding the transactions platform in Windows. Websites: [Transactions] Transactions Programming Forum - MSDN [Transactions] Transaction Management in Windows - Microsoft...
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    Installing Ubuntu Under Virtual PC 2004

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    After my post the other day linking out to a post about authoring file systems on Linux with Mono, I decided that I wanted to try it out myself. So, I went and grabbed the latest Ubuntu, and sojourned out to install it under Virtual PC 2004. I remember...
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    Other Transaction Resources

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    While I'm on the topic of Transaction resources out there, I might as well give a more detailed list. Just off the top of my head, here's the resources you should definitely be checking out if you want to get into transactions on the Windows platform...
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    Understanding Transactions in .NET

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    I came across this article today by Sahil Malik . If you are wanting to get up to speed with System.Transactions in general, as well as how it integrates with ADO.NET, make sure to check it out. He also covers some general concepts regarding transactions...
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    Using TxF in Vista RC1

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    Jim Johnson has a new post about how to use TxF with the new model in Vista RC1. You will obviously need the RC1 bits to mess around with it. I'm hoping to expand on this topic in the future to show some code samples of using it not only by itself, but...
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    Authoring File Systems with Mono on Linux

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    I know, this post isn't exactly Windows-related, but I thought it was cool nonetheless... Miguel de Icaza recently posted on his blog on the topic of authoring file systems with Mono on Linux . Since I've been digging into File System "stuff" at work...
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