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  • 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: Learn, Try in Parallel Computing Platform Developer Lab

    You are invited to come to the Microsoft Partner Adoption Center in Redmond, WA for a three-day developer lab on parallel computing. This event is for Microsoft Partners and Customers seeking to incorporate either .NET4 Parallel Extensions or C++ Concurrency Runtime features into their new or existing...
  • Blog Post: 90 Million Copies of Windows 7 Sold

    NInety million licenses of Windows 7 have been sold so far, according to Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein. The announcement was posted on the Windows Team Blog at Windows 7: More than 90 Million Copies Sold! At Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Klein also brought three great...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts Show How to Light Up Your App on Windows 7 Taskbar

    Yochay Kiriaty has put together a set of screencasts that show how you can light up your applications using the new Taskbar on Windows 7. Yochay writes for developers on the Windows Team Blog . Application ID Programming the Windows 7 Taskbar – Working with Application ID This screencast provides a quick...
  • Blog Post: Adopt Touch, Multi-Touch on Windows 7

    If you’ve been wondering why you might want to adopt Windows 7, Bill Lodin has the video for you from MSDEV . 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...
  • 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: Architect Innovation Café Explains Visual Studio, Windows 7

    Architect Innovation Café is a set of 60-minute Software Architect-focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.  Two sessions are offered this week that are of interest. Visual Studio Tools For Architects February 25, 2010 at...
  • Blog Post: "Dev 10" Training Online

    Shortly after PDC ’09 we put together a hands-on training session in Waltham, MA for some managed ISV partners diving into many of the new technologies around Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010. We called this session; “Dev 10 Training”. Below you will find those recorded courses and links to hands on...
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Training -- Windows 7 Features in Seven Minutes

    MSDEV has produced a set of videos to help you light up your application with the features of Windows 7. The online videos are available today. Get to know Windows 7, 7 minutes at a time! In this series of short, code-focused videos you’ll see how to take advantage of the great new features in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Sensors Measure the Physical World in Your Windows 7 App

    Yochay Kiriaty has pulled together a blog post describing how you can use the Windows 7 Sensor API to build compelling applications. His post is I Can Feel You – Using the Windows 7 Sensor Platform on the Windows Team Blog. Windows 7 includes native support for sensors, which are devices that can measure...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC Expiration Notifications Begin in February

    Windows 7 RC (release candidate) users will start seeing notifications on their PCs on February 15 to indicate that the system will expire and their data needs to be backed up.  Important Dates February 15 – Notifications begin and the frequency increases as it gets closer to the March 1 st . March...
  • Blog Post: First Look at Workflow in .NET 4

    Windows Workflow Foundation programs coordinate with a minimal ceremony. It provides a programming model, in-process workflow engine and rehostable designer to implement long-running processes as workflows within .NET applications. In .NET Framework 4, Windows Workflow Foundation introduces a significant...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Boot Camp Videos Now Live

    Windows 7 Boot Camp pre-con event videos to Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) are now live. Yochay Kiriaty has posted links to the videos on the Windows 7 blog posting, The Windows 7 PDC Boot Camp Recordings Are Online . The videos include: Multi-core processing. Arun Kishan described his work...
  • Blog Post: Developer Learning Center for Parallel Computing Now Live on MSDN

    Parallel Computing Developer Center on MSDN is now live. The new site provides a more guided experience, helping developers to find content appropriate to your needs. You’ll find sections on Getting Started with Parallel Computing and a code gallery at Updated .NET Parallel Programming Samples and links...
  • Blog Post: List Your Application as Windows 7 Compatible

    Computer World posted an article that describes the number of applications that are now Windows 7 compatible. The article is at No application compatibility woes for Windows 7 – yet . To quote a bit of the article: A spreadsheet for IT professionals ( download here) listing information lists which applications...
  • Blog Post: Surface SDK Now Broadly Available

    The Microsoft Surface team has announced the broad availability of the Microsoft Surface Software Development Kit (SDK) Workstation Edition. You can download it from Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition . The Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Workstation Edition enables you...
  • Blog Post: Videos Show How You Can Light up Your Applications with Windows 7 Features

    Windows 7 offers a real opportunity for ISVs to enhance the user experience of your software with new features. Many of these features are straight forward, such a support for libraries and jump lists. Your developers can learn about the effort and how to implement these features in a series of videos...
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