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March, 2007

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    Creating a High DPI application in Windows Vista

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    The folks over at RealWorld Graphics posted a nice write up on how developers working on native Win32 applications can create DPI aware applications for Windows Vista. For new applications, using Windows Presentation Foundation is a strong solution in...
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    Ben Forta is hooked on Windows Vista

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    Ben Forta has a nice write-up about his experience using Windows Vista. Kind words from a senior guy at Adobe .
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    Boku

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    We had TechFest here at Microsoft a few weeks back, and I got to see some really interesting new things from Microsoft Research. One of the things I saw was a nifty programming environment for young children that takes the form of a game that can be played...
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    Get your ringtones here…

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    If you play on an XBOX 360, you may be interested to know that Major Nelson posted the achievement unlocked sound on his blog. If you have a windows mobile phone, you can download it and make it your ringtone.
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    Fascinating – the speech accent archive

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    I had lunch w/ Michael Wallent the other day (Michael was my group manager when I worked in Windows) and he mentioned a really fascinating site to me. George Mason University did a study on phonetic variations that occur as a result of people's accents;...
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    5 Things that should be taught in every school

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    OFF TOPIC: I saw a link to this post on 43 folders . Brian Kim writes about self-improvement and has some interesting suggestions for what every young person should learn before they venture out into the real world. Some great ideas there, and really...
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    Get your Expression Blend release candidate here!

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    Congratulations to the Blend team for shipping their release candidate! You can download Expression Blend RC1 from here . This build has a ton of quality improvements, a great set of new samples, and an updated user guide.
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    4 GB's of RAM

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    Jeff Atwood posted a great write-up detailing some of the issues around getting a PC running with more than 3GB of RAM. This is a great read if you're looking at building any kind of high-end workstation or if you're considering a 64-bit OS to support...
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    Visual Studio and Windows Vista

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    There is now an update available for Visual Studio that addresses many of the issues regarding using VS on Windows Vista. The details are on the download page .
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    Scott Guthrie on Red vs. Blue

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    Hilarious.
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    iTunes & Quicktime and Aero

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    I made a post about a year ago regarding how some applications have a side effect of disabling Aero. While it is still possible to create applications that have this side-effect (due to the underlying problem of applications accessing the primary display...
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