VolkerW's WebLog

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    Microsoft Management Summit 2006

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    My teammate David Aiken attends the MMS 2006 in San Diego. Here's what his highlights of the keynote are: The Microsoft Management Summit 2006 (MMS) is hosted in San Diego this year and is the only conference that focuses entirely on management with...
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    MS-Mac Lab

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    Get a tour of the Apple Lab on Redmond Campus. Enjoy this super post from David Weiss . I can only second Corsair's comment to the post: "That's incredible! Looks like a very fun place to work. Even if it is Microsoft". VW
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    Making software simpler

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    Duncan Stewart of the National Post wrote a column about how simpler is better, especially in software and operating systems. It is sort of fun and good to read but I gave up when he introduced the example of a person with split personality on a hill...
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    Buy a MacBook Preloaded with Windows

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    Over at Gizmodo I found this . Now isn't that nice? All we 64-bit geeks are waiting for is the MacBook powered by 64-bit Core Duo. INTEL, wake up. The story comes with a grain of salt though. The ExperCom website states: "We don't support Windows XP...
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    Philips patent could prevent skipping of commercials

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    Or how to lose all sane customers in one day. These guys must be nuts or bitten by the ghosts of the Warner Bros. Why not inventing TVs with no displays or no sound? As useful. My Philips LCD TV is on sales the minute they offer TV sets with this technology...
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    Issue 5 of The 64-Bit Insider has been uploaded

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    The latest version is available here . Direct link . This week it is about the 32-bit "WOW factor" in 64-bit Windows. WoW64 or Windows on Windows 64-bit, a set of DLLs suporting 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. This week's Insider talks about WoW64...
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    64-bit Evidence

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    Over the past months we have seen a significant uptake in 64-bit adoption. Since end of last year my team has executed almost 30 migration labs worldwide. One questions asked in each and every lab by almost all developers is about evidence. "Do you have...
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    x64 Primer

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    Strange title for an article on "Everything You Need To Know To Start Programming 64-Bit Windows Systems". The recent MSDN Magazine published an article by Matt Pietrek on the very topic. His article discusses: Background on 64-bit versions...
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    Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge

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    VMware launched a challenge to build the "most innovative virtual appliance ." Cool idea. What's up your sleeve Microsoft?
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    Another issue of The 64-Bit Insider is available

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    The 4. issue of the weekly 64-bit developer letter has been posted in the evidence section on http://www.64advantage.com . You can also download it directly but you will miss all the other interesting information on this website. This is the second part...
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    Asus-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook

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    Gizmodo shows the soon be available Lamborghini laptop. But what is that, not even a 64-bit processor. Just a 32-bit Core Duo. True, a fantastic looking system. But I think Gizmodo is right: " Asus-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook: Costly Style, Second-Tier Performance...
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    What's Inside Six Windows Vista SKUs?

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    TechWeb has a (nice) summary: Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Ultimate Windows Vista Starter Your choice soon (er or later) . Whichever you pick, worth the wait...
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    Find Font From File

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    The other day I was sharing my love for fonts with you and how easy it is with tools like TypeNavigator . Now I found something way cool, upload an image of your fonts and find a matching font at WhatTheFont .
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    Vista on Mac

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    You gotta love these guys (well AirmanPika in this case). Again, I want one! Well done!
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    A Mac for every Microsoftie?

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    Guess not. But now in the post boot camp days they'll hopefully end up on our internal ordering website so we can order one if business requires. Oh, and Joe while I share lot of your excitement, there's one question that comes immediately to my mind...
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    A new issue of The 64-Bit Insider is available

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    Today - 2 days late - the third issue of the weekly 64-bit developer letter has been posted in the evidence section on http://www.64advantage.com . You can also download it directly but you will miss all the other interesting information on this website...
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    Diversity is better than uniformity

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    Scoble asks "Which way do you want Microsoft to go? Why?". And it is nothing less strategic as the way how RSS feeds are respresnted on Microsoft sites. I think we need corporate identity but not uniformity. A whole different story. Robert, what you describe...
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    Find font from form

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    I love fonts. All sorts of fonts. If you are like me you know how hard it can be to find the right font for a poster or brochure or even a letter you write. It can be very difficult and time consuming to find the appropriate font to give your written...
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    Mercedes Benz Bike

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    For those of us who cannot afford a Mercedes Benz car and have to drive cheap (read: kinda crappy) surrogates from C. or D. or even F., here's one more thing we cannot afford: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/top/mercedesbenz-carbon-bike-165543.php
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    Run Windows on Mac

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    Like mentioned earlier , this will be fun! Speaking of which, go to http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/ and check out the side bars. The ones dealing with presumed Windows deficiencies would make a funny read if some of them were not sadly true. ...
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    Apple Introduces Boot Camp

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    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/apr/05bootcamp.html Ok, now all I need is to buy my favorite Apple system to run Windows (currently 32-bit). Over are the days of ugly looking desktops and monitors and laptops (not counting Acer's Ferrari line powered...
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    Virtualization for free and support for Linux

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    Read the Q&A : Microsoft delivers Linux support and makes Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available to customers at no charge as part of its ongoing effort to radically simplify IT management.
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    Windows Server Code Name Longhorn Software Design Review, T-1 week

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    One week to go for the Software Design Review. We are now 1 week away from the developer event. It is held in Bellevue, WA on April 11-13. Go to www.longhornsdr.com to find out about the detailed agenda and to register for this one of a kind event. ...
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    AMD finalizes it's own Itanium implementation

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    Folks, I am just back from a meeting with a top AMD manager. Unfortunately I was not as lucky as Scoble , they did not offer me a job. But she shared an important secret with me. And what the heck, it will leak anyway so why should it not be me becoming...
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    Leveraging Windows Server 2003 R2 and Server Virtualization

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    If you are in virtualization, don't miss Tuesday, April 4, at noon ET the Webcast titled, "Leveraging Windows Server 2003 R2 and Server Virtualization." Attendees will learn: How to use Windows Server 2003 R2 EE in conjunction with Virtual Server...
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