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    Tune in to the DirectX blog!

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    We've started a dedicated blog for all things DirectX, including Direct2D, DirectWrite, and some of the other new graphics technologies created for Windows 7. I'll focus most of my posts regarding Windows Graphics on that blog moving forward. This one...
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    SDK Documentation for Direct2D and DirectWrite now live on MSDN

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    The SDK documentation for our new graphics and text API's in Windows 7 is now available on MSDN. Here are the links: · Direct2D · DirectWrite Happy coding!
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    Locating DirectX content on “The Goods” from PDC

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    We’ve had a handful of PDC attendees contact us directly asking for help finding the DirectX related materials on the hard-drive that was handed out as part of “The Goods” at PDC. If you look in this folder: \Windows7\Windows_Whitepapers_and_HOLs\High...
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    neowin covers my talk!

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    It looks like some press folks from neowin were in the crowd for my talk yesterday, and posted some handheld video of the demo’s. link: http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=49358
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    Watch my PDC talk on Channel 9

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    My PDC talk is now posted on Channel 9! If you weren’t able to attend at PDC, you can watch it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC18/ . If you were in the audience at PDC, thank you very much coming. It was great to finally be able to talk about...
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    Attend my presentation at PDC2008!

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    As you've probably guessed by know, I've been busy working on something that is part of Windows 7 for the past year and a half since Windows Vista shipped. I'll be presenting session PC-18, "Windows 7: New Text and Graphics API's" which will cover...
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    Churos!

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    Not much to add here - just watch the clip...(updated with higher quality video) Video: Shoe Circus
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    Engineering Windows 7

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    I can't talk about my work quite yet - but some of the senior leadership on the Windows 7 team have started a blog about the engineering process . You'll want to subscribe to this one!
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    Off Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: The Abridged Script

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    I saw this over at Craig's blog . Made me laugh out loud. I actually enjoyed Indy 4 quite a bit, but this was still hilarious.
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    Eric Tan's Poster Art

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    Sorry for radio silence on work related posts. I promise to come back to it when there's something new for me to talk about. In the meantime, Slashfilm has a nice write-up on some super-cool retro poster-art that Eric Tan did for the new Pixar movie WALL...
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    Stamps!

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    I was scrolling through shelterrific this afternoon and came across a post to some new 2008 stamp designs from the postal service, including this one , honoring Charles & Ray Eames. Nice!
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    It's late...

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    ...and I'm catching up on my blogroll. Two things that popped for me this evening are Brand New, which has a guest editorial write-up about how the brand of American Gladiators was updated for the return to television, and Jan's review of the updated...
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    Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED

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    Microsoft, Dell and (RED) announced a partnership to help people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. All the details are over on the Windows Vista blog . There's also some coverage of it over on Engadget .
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    Keeping the taskbar transparent when your deskband is enabled

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    If you have code that implements a deskband for the Windows Taskbar in Windows Vista, you may have noticed that it causes the taskbar to appear opaque when there is not a maximized window open, instead of being transparent, but darkly tinted which is...
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    Clutter

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    Someone at work forwarded me a link to this video on the New York Times site about the clutter around us.
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    The Final Frontier

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    I saw this over on one of the home server blogs I read.
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    Camera RAW Codecs for Windows

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    One of the features we added in Windows Vista was a platform to support for decoding camera raw images in Windows Photo Gallery (and later Windows Live Gallery), Windows Explorer, and Win32 & WPF applications. The camera IHV community has done a great...
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    long time - no blog

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    As you may have noticed, I've taken a bit of a hiatus form blogging for a while. Hopefully you haven't unsubscribed because I'll be picking up the blog again in coming weeks and months.
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    Intensity Pro

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    Does anyone out there have any experience with the Intensity Pro from Blackmagic Design? I'm looking for info on what kind of metadata gets captured along with the video stream through HDMI from a camera like a Sony HDR-HC3. If you have some experience...
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    Vista Virtual Desktop Manager

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    I recently discovered this project over on codeplex . It's a virtual desktop manager for Windows Vista that uses the live thumbnail preview API's exposed by the Desktop Window Manager. It's still very beta, but a great example of some of the innovation...
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    Don’t Try This At Home!

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    This evening, I'm watching a recording of "Shark Weekend HD" on Discovery HD. The first frame of the program has a big blue screen that reads: " WARNING Diving with great white sharks without the protection of a cage is extremely dangerous. The...
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    A Ribbon Gotcha!

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    I ran into an interesting foible using the Ribbon in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 today. I'm generally a big fan of the Ribbon in Office, but today it got the best of me. Hopefully this post will help you avoid this pitfall if you use it the same way...
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    Really High DPI

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    I got a question from a colleague about this recently, and thought I should share the answer with everyone. Windows Vista has some special functionality for running on very high DPI displays (greater than 120 DPI). When you set your system DPI to a size...
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    another new job

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    It's wasn't that long ago that I moved to work on the Microsoft Expression line of products. As fate would have it, my stay on the Expression team has been relatively short. A while back, I accepted an offer to return to Windows for something very unique...
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    No Motion Capture

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    This weekend I saw Ratatouille . The fine folks at Pixar constantly amaze me. The movie was excellent. I stayed through the closing credits hoping for out-takes or funny credits (none yet) and noticed something interesting - there was a credit with an...
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