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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 x64

    I’m just completing the installation of a standalone development environment for SharePoint 2010 Beta on my Windows 7 x64 netbook. There are a few gotchas to doing this which I wanted to share with you, it turns out that they are all well documented by the SharePoint team but finding them is always easier...
  • Blog Post: PDC 09 attendees get free Win7 laptop

    Steven Sinofsky announced at PDC09 day 2 keynote, that all PDC 09 attendees would receive a MSFT designed, Acer built, Windows 7 laptop free of charge. The laptop has a touch screen, full sensor and location functionality, is 64-bit and fully loaded up with Office 2010 beta and lots more. Designed to...
  • Blog Post: Taking your app forward to Win7

    If you are looking for a concise guide to the features you should consider for your application to shine on Windows 7 look here . A simple list of the 7 things you could do to rejuvenate your applications and ensure they work will and correctly in the modern world of Windows 7.
  • Blog Post: Aspire Ferrari One – rocks. A netbook as netbooks should be

    My latest purchase is an Acer Ferrari One netbook. This is a netbook like no other and the way netbooks should be! It is the same size as the current restricted Atom 11.6” screen netbooks, with 1366x768 res - but this one runs the AMD Athlon X2 L310 processor. Yes this is a dual core, 64-bit, workable...
  • Blog Post: Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some...
  • Blog Post: XNA 3.1 install onto Windows 7

    I nuked my machines to move up to a clean build of Windows 7 RTM. In rebuilding them I hit a snag with the XNA3.1 install. The install would start and then rollback just after the redistributables copy started. To overcome this issue I set the runtime compatibility of the XNA 3.1 install file to be Windows...
  • Blog Post: Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide...
  • Blog Post: Win 7 beta download stopping 10th Feb

    The Windows 7 beta is only available until the 10 th February to download, so get your copy now ! MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. Product keys for the...
  • Blog Post: Tablets reborn

    Have you seen the new HP TouchSmart tx2 ? Development of the tablet PC now with HP's TouchSmart technology. It looks pretty awesome and is getting some good reviews but I could only find it on the US HP site - come on UK don't dilly dally!! Key thing for me is if Windows 7 will support this device -...
  • Blog Post: Modding the Acer Aspire One

    My experience of Windows 7 on the Acer Aspire One continues to be highly satisfactory and I've turned to exploring how I can customise the machine. I first looked at memory - I only have 1Gb, and the device can support 1.5Gb. With 512Mb soldered into the motherboard only one socket is available to upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 on a Samsung Q1

    Ian Dixon (Media Centre MVP, UK) has been playing with Windows 7 a bit and has successfully installed it on a Samsung Q1. Ian's Q1 is the 1GB RAM, Celeron M model. You can read about his experience here . I'm very tempted to try the current pre-beta on my OQO Model 2e - it has 1GB RAM but has the 1.6Ghz...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 - the boy band...

    Ok so 'fun' videos seems to be of the moment.... PDC 2008 is coming… and I can’t wait!
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