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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT

    Windows 8 is still in beta (consumer preview). You can download Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.  When Windows 8 is released, there will be three editions. For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT is the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7, 18 Months, 350 Million Licenses

    Great milestone! For more detail, read Brandon LeBlanc’s post of Windows 7 at 18 Months .
  • Blog Post: Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7

    Repost from the Windows Team Blog Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing...
  • Blog Post: NUI Camp Tomorrow in DC

    [Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog ] If you haven’t seen it yet, NUI Camp is tomorrow. In Reston, VA. And it’s FREE. If you’re a designer or developer and want to learn more about Natural User Interfaces by actually building them – don’t miss out. Drop by www.nuicamp.net to register. James
  • Blog Post: NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Check out the video: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who don’t read...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

    A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Announcing touch.codeplex.com

    UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram http://twitter.com/tanagram . NOTE: This was cross posted from here . One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects. I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch since...
  • Blog Post: NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!

    I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 ?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe . Would you like to build an app like this yourself? ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - Sacramento, CA

    Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - Sacramento, CA REGISTER TODAY! Click the link above OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference Event ID: 1032431198 Event Date: December 10, 2009 Registration: 08:30 Event Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Event Location: California Secretary...
  • Blog Post: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight touch just got easier

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if you are interested...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER - Join us for the US Public Sector Virtual Launch Experience tomorrow - November 10th 2009!

    Register at http://www.uspsvle.com/developer-agenda.aspx today ! Do not miss this unique opportunity. On November 10th at 9 am (PST)/12 pm (EST) you are invited to join Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Vice President Curt Kolcun and top technology leaders at “The New Efficiency” virtual launch event...
  • Blog Post: Tallahassee follow up

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are from the...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: DevDinner - Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . As always, thanks to those of you who attended.  You can find the deck here: The Surface 1.0 videos are there as well. Some of my code demos came from other sources: http://tinyurl.com/Windows7TrainingKit http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack http...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference - Tallahassee, FL

    REGISTER TODAY! Venue Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 224-6000 Date & Time November 4, 2009 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time About the Conference We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Firestarter and Windows 7 Firestarter On-Demand Content

    Here's some great on-demand content that were delivered as part of "Silverlight Firestarter" and "Windows Firestarter" events on Sept 17th and 18th 2009. After clicking the links listed below, scroll down the page to see the on-demand content. · Download the Silverlight Firestarter technical sessions...
  • Blog Post: Can Windows 7 ressurect ancient PC's? How about 96MB ram, 266Mhz proc?

    Hard to believe, might require independent verification. :-) http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-hardware-devices/28053-windows-7-dinosaur.html -Keith
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 in Reston, VA

    Sanjay and our ISV Team are at it again and is putting on another great incubation event .  This time it’s around Windows 7! If you’ve enjoyed the Dynamics CRM Incubation weeks Sanjay and our ISV Team have put on (in Reston and Boston ), you’re certainly in for a treat! For those of you out in the...
  • Blog Post: Can Windows 7 resurrect ancient PC's?

    This is an interesting article from GCN: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RTM: Get your apps ready!

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . I’m sure you’ve heard that Windows 7 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM): http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/22/windows-7-has-been-released-to-manufacturing.aspx http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get...
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