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  • Blog Post: Vista placement ad in Terminator?

    Did “ Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ” contain a 90 second placement ad for Windows Vista, or did John Connor just feel the Vista love? Long Zhen’s post included some high res screen captures from Rafael Rivera that sure look like a Vista ad… but with some twists that have people wondering.
  • Blog Post: Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (Beta 3)

    The Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit includes a set of hands-on-labs and presentations for technologies like IIS7, Management, WCF, WF, Windows CardSpace, Windows PowerShell, Virtualization and the Transactional File System (TxF). The content was created by the Developer & Platform Evangelism...
  • Blog Post: Japanese Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Vista

    We’ve just released Japanese Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Vista , the first localized Windows SDK! It was a very different experience for our team with all new challenges and the opportunity to work with some great folks on the Localization Team like Sandra Aldana, International Program...
  • 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: Best Resources for .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista Development

    Ron Cundiff pulled together an awesome list of resources for .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista Development . And if you're more of an Office developer, check out his newest resource list for Office 2007 . Thanks, Ron!
  • 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: Tech Support for Vista and Office 2007 will cost you

    Microsoft has raised charges substantially to retail customers for tech support for Vista and Office 2007, and reduced help offered to users. As of Jan. 30, customers who buy full retail copies of Vista and Office 2007 will get unlimited calls, e-mails and Web chats with Microsoft tech support during...
  • 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: iTunes Repair Tool for Vista 1.0

    Apple’s warning to iTunes users to wait for Apple to issue a patch before making the switch to Vista was not well received by some users. They’ve released the iTunes Repair Tool for Vista 1.0 to help those who are running into problems playing music and videos, synchronizing address book contacts and...
  • Blog Post: India is feeling the WOW

    Top rocker Sunidhi Chauhan is belting out the " Wow is Now " song for the big Vista launch in India, where Windows SDK developers like Kirti Chawla have been burning the midnight oil creating new Vista apps since the Windows Vista SDK went live on November 8, 2006 Kirti uses the Cryptography Next...
  • Blog Post: BillG on the Daily Show Monday

    Comedy Central confirmed that Bill Gates will be the guest on the popular "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Monday January 29, the eve of Windows Vista's launch. Tony Fox, executive VP with the network, said Gates would no doubt discuss Vista, but the segment probably won't be limited to it. "Jon is a...
  • Blog Post: Free T-Mobile HotSpots for Windows Vista users

    Take your mobile PC running Windows Vista to any North American T-Mobile HotSpot between 30th January and 30th April for a complimentary, blazing-fast broadband connection. This offer was announced this morning by Nick White , who says the service goes live on January 26 Check it out and play with the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista countdown gadget

    Do you want a Windows Vista countdown gadget like the one I have here? Get the code snippet from the Windows Vista blog. Have a gadget you want to share with the world? The Windows Live Gallery is the site for uploading and downloading Web and Windows Sidebar gadgets. If you need help getting started...
  • Blog Post: WPF goodies in the Windows SDK

    With Vista available to the public any minute, I'll bet you can't wait to start developing with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF is one of the components of .NET Framework 3.0 and the newest presentation technology for the creation of next-generation Windows applications. XAML-based and graphics...
  • Blog Post: Vista Ultimate Limited Numbered Signature Edition (honest)

    Some people might be taking the Vista excitement a bit too far. I just came across this Limited Numbered Signature Edition of Vista on Amazon : Signed by Bill Gates himself: Windows Vista Ultimate is Microsoft's powerful new operating system for the home and business user. Thinking of upgrading? Get...
  • Blog Post: NEW! Windows Vista Credential Provider Samples

    Five Credential Providers sample are available for download on Microsoft.com. These samples are designed for Windows Vista RTM (build 6000) and allow ISVs to customize logon like GINA. A technical reference is also available for download . If you have any comments or questions about these samples or...
  • Blog Post: vista rocks: my favorite features & tricks

    It’s taking me awhile to get used to all those new keyboard shortcuts but the more I play with Vista the harder I find it to sit down to an XP machine. Ctrl+mouse scrollwheel resizes icons and text in Explorer, on the Desktop, in IE, in Office… I love this! Rolodex style 3d Win+Tab list doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: about the windows sdk

    The Windows SDK provides all of the necessary headers, libraries, and tools needed to build Windows applications that make use of the Windows API and the .NET Framework, and includes samples to illustrate the technologies for those platforms. Learn more at the MSDN Developer Center for the Windows...
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