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  • Blog Post: Live from LA, It’s the FREE Windows 7 Developer Bootcamp!

    The PDC is the pinnacle of the Microsoft events calendar as far as I’m concerned: it’s the flagship event for developers, offering the most comprehensive, future-looking, technically deep, densely-packed set of sessions from Microsoft speakers you can find anywhere. This year is no exception: we’ve got...
  • Blog Post: A Developer’s Guide to Preparing for Windows 7

    As everyone must know by now, the Windows 7 Release Candidate is broadly released and available for download from the Windows site . The RC build is essentially our dress rehearsal: we’ve hit feature complete, stabilized the release, followed the active bug glide path down to zero, and the build is essentially...
  • Blog Post: Extending Your Brand to the Desktop with Windows 7

    What is Windows 7 doing at a web conference like MIX09 ? Last week I went along to the above titled session, in which Yochay Kiriaty , an irrepressible evangelist on my team, presented the case for a desktop application in an increasingly web-orientated world. He talked about how local desktop applications...
  • Blog Post: Eight Reasons to Fall in Love with Internet Explorer 8

    As announced at the MIX09 conference today, we just shipped the final version of Internet Explorer 8 . If you haven’t yet given it a try, here are eight reasons that might persuade you to check it out: You want a web that moves as fast as you do: Highlight an address, click the blue "Accelerator"...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Theme Packs: Customize Your Desktop

    Just wanted to take a moment to highlight Mike Swanson’s amazing theme pack for Windows 7. Mike is a colleague, friend who works just down the corridor from me. His primary role with the company is as a content owner for our developer conferences (he’s responsible for the MIX09 keynotes). When he’s not...
  • Blog Post: The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

    It’s great to see Windows 7 Beta finally released to the world! We're very proud of what has been accomplished over the last months; in many ways, it sets a new quality bar for a beta operating system release. Building on top of the Windows Vista foundation, Windows 7 adds a great deal of polish and...
  • Blog Post: What You’ll Hear at PDC2008

    My favorite conference is almost upon us. If I’ve been quiet for a little while on my blog, it’s because this has been a crazy busy season for me and my team, as we put all the pieces in place for PDC2008. PDC is Microsoft’s flagship conference, both because of the scale and depth of content, but also...
  • Blog Post: Why You Want To Book Your PDC2008 Ticket NOW...

    If you're into any of the technologies that this blog covers, you'll be mad if you miss the Professional Developers Conference this year. It's actually been three years since our last PDC, so we're overdue! I'm really excited about all the things we're going to be covering at the PDC this year: those...
  • Blog Post: Windows '7' Technical Evangelist: Are YOU The Person We're Looking For?

    It's not a state secret that we're in the early stages of development for the next version of Windows (given the internal name of Windows '7'). The specifics of what comes next are always the subject of fevered and sometimes inaccurate speculation, but you can be sure that we're not resting on our laurels...
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