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  • Blog Post: Roadmaps Announced at TechEd for Client, Server, Cloud

    Roadmaps for the first service packs (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Windows Server AppFabric, Big Maps, and Microsoft Unified Communication Server, and Windows Client were announced at Tech Ed North America today. Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 SP1 Beta...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Social Networking Site Supports Eco-Friendly Activities on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7

    Social networking site Every Day One Thing promotes user actions to help the environment and community. Small actions can add up to global changes. Users post actions, such a riding in a car pool or recycling, on the site and into their Twitter feed. Video link: Social Networking Site Supports Eco...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: SysExpertez Lights Up Windows 7 for ITPros

    SARANGSoft lights up an application that streamlines the work of IT Pros for maintaining Active Directory and networked assets. The software, SysExpertez , is written in Windows Presentation Foundation and lights up jump lists in Windows 7. SysExpertez helps an IT System Manager / Administrator manage...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: QuarkPromote Lights Up on Windows 7

    QuarkPromote incorporates Windows 7 light up features for its Rich Internet Application (RIA). Users customize promotional material, business cards, and fliers using the QuarkPromote. You get the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client that from the QuarkPromote.com website. The thick clients allows...
  • Blog Post: How To, Getting Started Videos for Developers

    Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform Training Course The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ISV Partners Adopt Microsoft Technology

    Microsoft partners have been building great software using Microsoft technologies. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve found. Windows 7 Light-up Windows 7 represents some great opportunities for ISV. Light up features include Windows 7 ribbon, task bar, thumbnails, federated search, and PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video - SARANGSoft Data Backup, Disaster Recovery Lights Up on Windows 7

    SARANGSoft incorporates Windows 7 features of jump lists, icons, and taskbar thumbnails in next version of their data backup software. The video is on Channel 9 at SARANGSoft Data Backup, Data Recovery Software Lights Up on Windows 7 . filexpertéz is a powerful yet simple to use file management tool...
  • Blog Post: From Paper to the Cloud Part 2 – Epson’s Windows 7 Touch Kiosk

    In Part 2 of From Paper to the Cloud , Epson Software Engineer Kent Sisco shows how Windows 7 Touch can be used in a kiosk setting with a printer and scanner. Epson Imaging Technology Center (EITC) team has created an application called Marksheets that converts marks on paper forms into user data on...
  • Blog Post: 100 Million Copies of Windows 7 Sold

    More than 100 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold since the launch in October 2009. More than 10% of all PCs worldwide are running Windows 7 today, making Windows 7 by far the fastest-selling operating system in history. The announcement was made as part of announcements around Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How to Enable Your Users to Search Your Server Applications

    Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies that enable users to access and interact with their remote data from within Windows Explorer – this is called Federated Search. This Video shows how to build a Web-based data source that can be searched...
  • Blog Post: Surface Meets Windows 7 with New Toolkit for Windows Touch

    You can now create advanced multitouch applications for Windows Touch PCs with a new toolkit from the Microsoft Surface team. Microsoft released the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta for you to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface onto Windows...
  • Blog Post: White Paper Shows How to Implement Windows 7 Taskbar in .NET

    You can implement features in Windows 7 by using .NET 4 by following a whitepaper published on MSDEV . My colleague, Jason De Lorme of the US ISV team, has posted a sample project and white paper that shows you the steps to implement key light up features in Windows 7. The sample project gives you...
  • Blog Post: Approaching Parallelism

    Reed Copsey has written a series of blog postings on how to look at your application to make it run on multi-core processors. He approaches the issue by focusing on what you are trying to accomplish. This is an indepth series that shows code and details in how you can Here’s a list of his posts so far...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Taskbar Features in .NET 4

    .NET 4.0 introduces the System.Windows.Shell namespace which makes it very easy for you to leverage the Windows 7 taskbar enhancements in your application such as: Jump List Progress Icon Overlays Custom Categories in your Jump List Thumbnail Preview Thumbnail Toolbar Buttons ...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience

    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience Windows 7 gives users what they want, which makes them happy which is what you want. The new Windows 7 Taskbar has bigger icons, which are easier to see and touch if you have a touch screen. Jump lists, little menus for common actions, custom...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service

    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service The Windows 7 operating system provides built-in support for sensor devices. This includes support for location sensors, such as GPS devices. As part of this support, the Windows Sensor and Location platform provides a standard...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7? - Touch and Multi Touch

    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7? - Touch and Multi Touch Windows 7 Touch allows developers to create new experiences that go beyond simple mouse pointing, clicking, and dragging. The new multi touch APIs support rich gestures, such as pan, zoom, and rotate. The Windows 7 Multi touch Platform...
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