• Tim Sneath

    Choosing Between Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit Editions

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    Historically, the 64-bit edition of Windows XP hasn't been a runaway hit. It's not really surprising in many ways: the x64 version was a rather specialist product built off the Windows Server 2003 codebase, which traded a loss of support for a number...
  • Tim Sneath

    WinFX Runtime Components Beta 2 and the Dreaded Error 1603

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    I've seen a number of instances of this error over the last few days since we released WinFX Runtime Components Beta 2, and wanted to highlight it right here on the blog to ensure people knew about it. The symptom is that on installing the WinFX Runtime...
  • Tim Sneath

    Windows Live Local Comes to the UK - And Much More...

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    It's great to see how agile the Windows Live Local / Virtual Earth team are - they've just released what is their third or fourth public release in almost as many months, I think. Building on the maps and routing algorithms from the Streets & Trips...
  • Tim Sneath

    What's New in WPF Beta 2?

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    If you've not noticed that today is a pretty significant day for Microsoft, you've either been offline from the major news sources or we've lost your attention altogether. I can't think of many occasions in my Microsoft career when we've released so many...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Art of Interviewing: A Follow-up

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    There's been some interesting comments on my entry: " The Inside Scoop on Interviewing at Microsoft ", and I just wanted to follow up and expand on a couple of points. Hiring new staff is an incredibly resource intensive project. There's a reason why...
  • Tim Sneath

    A Catalog of Channel 9 Videos on Windows Presentation Foundation

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    While I'm sitting here waiting for the latest daily build of Windows Vista to copy down to my laptop, I thought I'd attempt to collate a list of highlights from the Channel 9 videos we've recently done covering WPF. We're gradually building up a fairly...
  • Tim Sneath

    Attend CompSci Classes at a World-Class University For Free!

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    I've been having a blast over the last couple of weeks on the commute into work revisiting my formative student years. No, I've not grown my hair long, stopped showering on a daily basis and started sleeping in until noon... In actual fact, I've been...
  • Tim Sneath

    Editing an MSBuild Project File

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    It's a small thing, this one - but not a lot of people seem to know about it, so I thought I'd add it in here. It's not uncommon that I find myself wanting to hack at a .csproj or .vbproj file directly (for example, to set a dependency between a XAML...
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