For The Developers!

A blog by a Geek for Geeks

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 App Compat Labs Released

    The first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been released on MSDN. You can find them as follows: - MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Access Rights, Impersonation - MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Impact of Code Signing - MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows...
  • Blog Post: TxF Managed Wrapper on Code Gallery

    Hello, everybody, I have released the first version of a rudimentary managed wrapper around Transactional NTFS to Code Gallery on MSDN: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/txfmanaged . The wrapper in its current form is very basic but should give developers a good idea on how simple it is to use Transactional...
  • Blog Post: Ray Ozzie and Live Mesh on Channel 9

    Ray Ozzie has now made his Channel 9 debut, folks. In this video , being interviewed by Jon Udell, Ray discusses Live Mesh. From the Channel 9 description: In his first Channel9 interview, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect sits down with Jon Udell to talk about Live Mesh, a new technology...
  • Blog Post: At MIX08 for the week

    Hey all, I will be at the wonderful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada this week working at the MIX08 conference. Drew Robbins and I are a couple of the guys "behind" Open Space @ MIX, so we will most likely be parked in the Open Space area most of the week. Feel free to stop by and say hello...
  • Blog Post: New App Compat Video - Debugging

    A new video has been posted to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. In this video, we discuss tools and resources you should know about when debugging application compatibility issues. From the description of the video: "In this video, we sit down (well, stand up actually) with Chris Jackson...
  • Blog Post: New App Compat Video - MSI Installer Issues

    I have posted a new video to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. This video discusses common MSI Installer Issues you might run into if deploying an application onto Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. From the description of the video: "In this video, we chat with Robert Flaming about...
  • Blog Post: WS08 Feature of the Week #13 - Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

    What is Windows Process Activation Service? Windows Process Activation Service, also referred to as WAS, is a new component in IIS 7.0 that manages application pool configuration and worker processes instead of the WWW process. This enables the same configuration for both HTTP and non-HTTP sites to be...
  • Blog Post: An actually funny video about Windows Server

    Well, at least I found it funny. A coworker brought this to my attention today. I thought it was pretty clever and enjoyed it. Then again, I've known for a while how great Windows Server 2008 is :). Here's an excerpt: Once I was almost famous. For years, my friends and I were on the front lines: we were...
  • Blog Post: What's Mandatory Integrity Control?

    Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) is a cool new security feature built in to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It adds another "layer" of security to Windows resources (files, processes, etc.) over the usual DACL (Discretionary Access Control Lists) that we have in Windows XP and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Developer (Europe)

    Howdy all, I will be at Tech Ed Developer this week doing several things. First of all, I will be giving two talks: the first on Application Compatibility in Windows Server 2008 outlining the top issues developers need to be aware of when developing for it, and second, a talk on Transactional NTFS as...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Longhorn" - Beta 3 Has Arrived!

    Well, it's official. Beta 3 of Windows Server "Longhorn" has launched . With it, I finally get to release some of the work I've been working on lately. If you are a developer, I encourage to take a look at " The Top Ways To Light Up Your Apps On Windows Server 'Longhorn' " that was just launched today...
  • Blog Post: Top Ways To Light Up Your Apps On Windows Server "Longhorn"

    Whether you are a developer building web applications, to a developer writing core server based system services, Windows Server “Longhorn” provides many new features that you can leverage to build more secure, flexible, and innovative applications. 1) Build More Flexible Web Applications For developers...
  • Blog Post: Developer, Meet Server - Transactional NTFS and WCF

    I recently posted the second screencast in my new " Developer, Meet Server " screencast series. This latest screencast covers using Transactional NTFS in a service-oriented environment via WCF. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Transactional NTFS and Free Disk Space

    Andrew recently watched my screencasts and had some great questions that came up around how Transactional NTFS behaves with the file system. So, I figured I would answer them here. So, if you want to see the context around his questions, check out his post . Here's the paragraph with the questions: I...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: New "Developer, Meet Server" Screencast Series

    Welcome everybody to the inaugural, first ever, grand opening, “opening the doors to the public” celebration day kick-off for the new “Developer, Meet Server” screencast series. I am your sincere, humble (as ever), gracious and wonderful host/chef/tour guide Jason Olson. In this series of screencasts...
  • Blog Post: MSR TechFest - See How Microsoft Research Shaping Is The Future

    [Crosspost from Managed World ] Rory is doing some videos at Channel 9 on the Microsoft Research TechFest event happening at Microsoft this week. If you want to see how Microsoft's own version of Area 51 is shaping and changing the future of technology, you should ABSOLUTELY watch these videos. The first...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #2 - Remote Differential Compression

    [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 at a feature coming in Vista and Longhorn Server...
  • Blog Post: LHS Feature Of The Week #1 - Transactional NTFS

    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 required by you, the reader. With every Feature...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server Feature Of The Week

    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 feature coming with Vista or Longhorn Server....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft designs a school system

    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 software that assesses how quickly they're learning...
  • Blog Post: Using TxF in Vista RC1

    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 also using it with SQL and the like. I'll also have...
  • Blog Post: What is TxF and why do I care?

    A friend of mine made a good comment on my last post about TxF: "what the heck does TxF do and why should developers care?" I hope to answer that question in this post. If you've never heard of TxF, read on. If you have and still don't "grok it", read on. If you just happen to love the wonderful language...
  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio Express and writing your own games for the 360

    I know Dave , Tom , and Boyd had stated that they were pleasantly surprised that the announcements coming out at GameFest tomorrow hadn't been leaked. Well, close but no cigar (if this is indeed the announcement they were talking about). Of course, considering that it is already "tomorrow" on the east...
  • Blog Post: The State Of TxF

    [Usual Disclaimer: my opinions in no way reflect or represent the opinions of my employer] You'll probably hear me start cheering for TxF after a couple of posts because it is a great technology, but at this point in the ballgame, let's take a step back and take a sobering look at the state of TxF as...
  • Blog Post: A Day In The Life Of A New MS Technical Evangelist

    I figured I would use this blog not only to talk about some of the cool technologies I'm currently working with, but to also increase the transparency into what the role of Technical Evangelist is actually like here at Microsoft. Keep in mind, of course, that I'm new to this position and hence am still...
Page 1 of 1 (25 items)