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  • Blog Post: Dev.Live.com gets a Facelift

    I was looking up some information about one of the Windows Live services (Custom Domains, specifically) and noticed they've completely re-vamped the Windows Live for Developers site. If you haven't visited, that's the "one link to rule them all" I have been giving after presentations to developers on...
  • Blog Post: Start++ is a great addition to Vista's Search functionality

    The Vista Team blog tipped me off to a useful utility called Start++ that improves upon the search functionality in the Vista Start Menu. I already use the Start Menu's Search box (pictured here) for launching applications, and finding documents and e-mails on my computer. With Start++ I can create...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2007: 3 Tips and Tricks (plus one bonus for the Vista-nated)

    Here are 3 tips and tricks for Outlook 2007, plus a bonus tip for those running Outlook 2007 on Vista. You can enlarge the screenshots by clicking on the images. #1. Quickly add Calendar and Availability information to an e-mail message. In conjunction with Exchange 2007, Outlook does an...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Availability for MSDN Subscribers: Friday November 17th. (Office 2007 available now)

    I had a zillion people ask me today when the Vista release will be available for download by MSDN subscribers . Actually I had a jarbled message on my voicemail I couldn't make out, so it could have been a zillion and one. Vista is scheduled to be available for download through the MSDN Subscriptions...
  • Blog Post: Dave and Rob's Top 5 Tips for Free Microsoft Support and Learning Resources (and the Best of the Rest!)

    Dave and Rob ’s Top 5 Tips for Free Microsoft Support and Learning Resources 1. MSDN Forums – http://forums.msdn.com Looking for answers to your toughest technical questions? The MSDN forums are regularly visited by members of the product teams, MVPs, influencers, and experts. Broken out...
  • Blog Post: I've subscribed to RSS integration in Outlook 2007

    Last night, I took the plunge, and I'm now using Office 2007 Beta 2 on all of my computers. The last stronghold of Office 2003 was my home PC, where I'd installed NewsGator , an Outlook add-in for subscribing to RSS feeds and storing their contents in Outlook folders. The Exchange server would then...
  • Blog Post: Vista Beta 2, WinFX Beta 2, Office 2007 Beta 2 (updated 9 June)

    If you've been waiting (with beta'd breath) for the ideal moment to start exploring the upcoming Microsoft developer technologies, that moment has arrived. Yesterday saw the release of three different Beta 2s: WinFX Beta 2, Vista Beta 2, and Office 2007 Beta 2. Here's what you need to know to get started...
  • Blog Post: Beta Experience for Vista and Office

    Remember the Visual Studio 2005 Beta Experience program, which offered developers early access to Visual Studio and a steady stream of useful training resources? The Beta Experience returns, this time to offer you early access to Windows Vista and Microsoft Office. Head to http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Ireland - International Resources - 31 Mar 06

    Web Resources [.NET Framework] GotDotNet CodeGallery Share, find, download and discuss evolving .NET applications, ideas, and documents from other developers and Microsoft employees. [Default] IDC Collaborative Survey on Open...
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