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  • Blog Post: SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote, FileService fail to build with msbuild if VS 2008 installed

    The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples that ship in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files that reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to invoke sproxy.exe to process...
  • Blog Post: What Windows SDK should I use for XP?

    The latest Windows SDK for developing on Windows XP is the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 , released in March, 2008.  Read more about it in this Windows SDK Team blog post or download it from the links below.   The Windows SDK for Server 2008 has the content...
  • Blog Post: New CNG SDK for Vista and Server 2008 Released

    Version 1.3 of the Cryptographic Next Generation Software Development Kit for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is available on the Microsoft Download Center. CNG content is no longer included in the Windows SDKs. If you want to develop cryptographic applications and libraries targeting the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit released

    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is available on the Microsoft Download center, targeting developers, system customizers, and report writers. It contains all new information about creating plug-ins, working with custom workflow activities, using the new Web services, using...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'atlbase.h'

    If you’re building with the Windows SDK build environment or with a Visual Studio Express version and seeing error C1083: cannot open include file: ‘altbase.h’ (or winres.h, afxwin.h, afxres.h, atlconv.h) y ou probably need to buy and install a non-Express version of Visual Studio to successfully build...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live ID SDK

    The new SDK for the Windows Live ID service lets you build a platform-neutral interface to enable users who log in using Live ID to be authenticated on your site. Microsoft uses Windows Live ID as the authentication mechanism for 380 million users on a whole host of sites (Hotmail, Xbox Live, various...
  • Blog Post: Do I need the Windows SDK to create plugins for WMP 11?

    If you’re creating plugins for Windows Media Player 11 you may not need to download the Windows SDK. Steve Perry on the WMP Team tells me that you can use the Windows Media Player 10 SDK to create most types of plug-ins for WMP. However, you cannot use the WMP 10 SDK to create a plug-in for a type 1...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Windows SDK Sample Building on X64

    Are you having problems building some of the Windows Vista SDK samples on an X64 machine? Me too. That’s why I’ve posted a series of workarounds on the Windows SDK Blog for the errors I see popping up most often. Lots of these issues will get better in the upcoming Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: How to Ramp up Fast with Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3

    Get up to speed fast with Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 ! Nothing to stop you from downloading this sleek, 1.78 GB (for X86 edition) eval right now ( in five flavors !) when there are so many cool ways to learn how to get the most out of it: Get the brand-new Microsoft® Windows® Software Development...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK UPDATE for Windows Vista

    The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista is live. This is the SDK to install if you want the new C++ compilers that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 SP1 . The docs have been updated, but the samples, tools, headers and libraries are the same as those that shipped with the Windows Vista SDK in November...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell in the Windows SDK

    Windows PowerShell was available in pre-releases of the Windows SDK, but is not included in the RTM version of the Windows Vista SDK. Now you can download Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista or Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Vista X64 directly. Many world languages are available. The SDK still ships...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows SDK to Develop Win32 C++ Apps With Visual Studio 2005

    Are you building apps for Vista yet or messing around with the great selection of new samples in the SDK ? Just a reminder for those using the SDK with Visual Studio... In order to use Windows SDK headers, libraries, and tools within Visual Studio 2005, an SDK-provided Visual Studio registration tool...
  • Blog Post: What exactly is the Windows SDK?

    Lots of people know about the PSDK, but I sometimes get blank looks when I say I work on the Windows SDK . Yeah, we used to be the PSDK, but times and the PSDK have changed and we've been re-branded. The Windows SDK provides all of the necessary headers, libraries, and tools needed to build Windows applications...
  • Blog Post: Finding WPF Samples in the SDK Docs

    When you click on a link to download one of the Windows Presentation Foundation Samples in the Windows SDK, you go to the Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples page , where you can download all the .NET samples in bulk. This can be convenient, except that when you are looking at an individual sample...
  • Blog Post: Released: Cryptographic Next Generation SDK for Vista

    The CNG SDK is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. The CNG SDK is designed to be used with the Windows Vista operating system and the Windows Vista SDK . CNG samples that previously shipped with the Beta versions of the Windows SDK are now packaged in this 3 MB download. Read...
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