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  • Blog Post: Using SecAnnotate to Analyze Your Assemblies for Transparency Violations

    SecAnnotate can be used to analyze your assemblies, especially APTCA assemblies in order to find transparency violations without needing code coverage from a test case.  The static analysis provided by SecAnnotate is valuable in ensuring that your assembly is fully correct from a transparency perspective...
  • Blog Post: Workaround: Running mt.exe on Windows 7 Beta

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  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: TSPBuilder.exe

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. The following tools have been added since the M3 release of the Windows SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: Virtual Light Sensor

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be used for. Virtual Light Sensor (VirtualLightSensor.exe...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: Scenic Ribbon Markup Compiler

    Windows Scenic Ribbon markup compiler (IntentCL.exe) The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be...
  • Blog Post: New Tools in the Windows 7 SDK

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. The following tools have been added since the M3 release of the Windows SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: File format verifier

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be used for. FileFormatVerifier.exe File types are also...
  • Blog Post: How to: Integrate the easy way: VS and WinSDK

    If you have Visual Studio 2008 you can build VC++ applications right out of the box with the embedded Windows SDK components that now ship as part of Visual Studio (Express too!). But what if you want to build an application that uses the new Server 2008 APIs in the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: How-to: write custom code analysis/FxCop rules

    Jason Kresowaty has posted a great tutorial on writing Code Analysis/FxCop rules . It’s excellent for advanced users who want to write their own custom rules, but doesn’t leave new users out. There’s wonderful introductory information explaining what the tool can be used for and how to get the most out...
  • Blog Post: How-to: Find Tools and Services to Enhance the Windows SDK

    There are many tools, components and services to help developers and administrators work more efficiently, or that can add capabilities to applications. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Transfers files asynchronously between a client and a server, and provides information about the...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK Technical Articles

    Did you know that you can access the Windows SDK documentation on MSDN, without installing the SDK? Yes, you can. Here are some of the topics: Overview of the Windows SDK Windows SDK in the MSDN Library What's New in the Windows SDK The Windows SDK introduces several...
  • Blog Post: Where’s UISpy.exe?

    The UI Spy tool did not ship in the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 , released February, 2008. We’re working to get this great tool back into the next SDK release. If you need this tool, you can find it in the earlier Windows SDK for Vista Update . If you don’t want the entire...
  • Blog Post: Windows Performance Tool Kit in the Windows SDK

    By now I hope you’ve installed the latest version of the Windows SDK which supports Windows Server 2008, Vista SP1, and several earlier operating systems. The SDK now includes a very cool new tool; the Windows Performance Tool Kit (xperf) from the Windows performance team. The xperf tools have used internally...
  • Blog Post: Windows Installer Verbose Log Analyzer (WiLogUtl.exe)

    Curtis, our Windows SDK Builder, has published the first in a series of ‘Windows SDK ‘Hidden Gems’ blog posts on the Windows SDK Team Blog. Each month or so, Curtis plans to publish a new article on one of the lesser-known tools in the SDK that he thinks customers would like to know about. His first...
  • Blog Post: SDK Workaround: Guidgen.exe fails to execute

    This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 Guidgen.exe fails with the following error: System.ComponentModel...
  • Blog Post: Tools I Like: Free Malware Removal Starter Kit

    The Malware Removal Starter Kit , a Solution Accelerator from Microsoft, provides tested guidance to help IT Generalists combat malware attacks against small- and medium-sized organizations. Using the Windows Preinstallation Environment in combination with free anti-malware programs, the kit provides...
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